Chapter 14: Seven Times
Time is the
fourth dimension of the created realm, where all things are measured
by length, width, height, and age. For practical purposes, time has a
beginning and extends in a straight line and in a single direction.
Time is a linear scale that arranges all physical and spiritual events
into an ordered sequence. Like a one-way tunnel, time is a discretion
that surrounds the created realm, aligning every action, single file,
to its proper place.
in creation is organized by time. The affairs of history are
understood by their order of occurrence. All created beings draw their
sense of purpose from their position in time. Even the significance of
today was prepared by yesterday, and this forms the foundation for
tomorrow. For there is a time there [on earth]
for every purpose and for every work.
Man is born
into the peculiar environment of time and labors all his life within
its bounds. Always suffering from a deficiency of time, man is “result”
oriented. This means that getting to the end of a task is far more
satisfying than the process that achieves it. Fast food, a fast buck,
and a short marriage, seem to compliment his brief existence, while he
scuttles for quick and easy solutions. A scarcity of time and craving
for conclusion are symptoms of created beings.
governed by an awareness of time, and derives meaning from an ordered
sequence of events. People are always late for one thing or early for
the next, and there is always more to do than can be done. Hours bulge
with priorities, becoming days pregnant with obligation, and the end
of each week seems always laden with the undone.
adolescence slips away, life quickly evolves into a time-eating
monster that munches down days and gobbles up years. Like a train
hurtling through a tube, time is a one-way ride with no stops. Decades
fly by and are gone, counted by the stars and commemorated in the
hoary head as a monument to the purpose of God. Make
haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make
Realm,” by definition, is that area enclosed by the boundaries of
time. This domain includes the observable universe and all physical
and spirit beings. Within this realm all things live a fleeting
existence of perpetual decay. Unless they are replenished by God they
deteriorate, and as time passes, eventually wear out.
this, the Created Realm is the dominion of “death.” Created beings
are not independent sources of life. Men, angels, and stars must be
sustained by their Creator. Their lives are limited, and their
continued existence is subject to his constant review. The
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in
the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that
covereth; and I have set thee so.
understood by the stars. A year is known by a planet’s circuit
around the sun. A month is observed as the moon revolves about the
earth. A day is a single rotation of a planet on its axis. The seasons
rise and fall as the earth moves in orbit about the sun. Even your
birthday was marked by the stars and is commemorated by the travels of
earth. By the astral bodies time is discerned and measured, they are
its progenitors. From the stars, time flows to the Created Realm.
As the stars
course through space and move from place to place, time moves with it.
Time is thus a function of position. This can be observed in the time
zones of earth. When it is three o’clock in Seattle, it is six o’clock
in Boston. When it is Saturday in the United States it is Sunday in
Australia. Even the units of time’s measurement are valid only to a
particular location. One “day” on Venus is 243 days on earth.
position in the galaxy defines your position in time, and influences
its interpretation. Since the stars are very far away, their light
takes a long time to get to you. Viewing them on a clear night without
a telescope, you are seeing the stars exactly as they existed, up to
two million years ago.
As you look
at the stars, you enter the past. If you could suddenly travel to the
far side of the galaxy, you would change your position in time. Thus
time is local in character and valid only for a specific site.
is a function of position, time is a limitation only for creatures
that must live in a fixed place. If you could be in two places at
once, you would exist in two different times. This is easily
accomplished by increasing your size. If you could grow until you
reached three thousand miles long, you could lay down on the United
States with your head in Seattle and your toes in Boston. Then your
head would exist at a time that is three hours behind your toes, while
your toes would be three hours in the future. You would exist in more
than one place, and therefore you would exist in more than one time.
continued to grow until you could place the earth in your pocket, time
would become irrelevant, for you would then be in all the time zones
of earth, at the same moment. You would dwell beyond the borders of
earthly time. But this would not be a problem for you, because then
you would not choose to live in any particular time zone. Rather, you
would simply exist in the permanent “Now.”
This is the
situation with God. He is very big. Since he exists at all points in
the universe, God dwells in every time. He is not limited to the
confines of a single time or location. God is ubiquitous and timeless.
He is everywhere at once, and all times are open before him. Though
he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and
have our being.
To God, all
the places and times of creation are visible and accessible. I
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,
which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
God is not constrained to a linear sequence of events. He is big
enough to place the created universe in his pocket, and thus he is
larger than time. For wisdom and might are
his: and he changeth the times and the seasons.
has unlimited time, God is not “result” oriented, rather, he is
“process” oriented. And in process of time
it came to pass. His plans span eons of time and he works in
infinite detail, savoring each moment of every process. God is never
hampered by any constraint or uncertainty, and never in a rush to
accomplish anything. Is any thing too hard for
the LORD? At the time appointed I will return.
in the ever-present “Now.” The instant called “Now” is common
to every place. To live in the great “Now” is thus to be
everywhere, and in every time. Hast thou not
heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have
formed it? now have I brought it to pass.
This is the
dwellingplace of God
it is called the “Begotten Realm.” The Begotten Realm is much
larger than creation. It exists far beyond the confines of the Created
Realm. This is a habitation of surpassing grandeur that far excels the
stiff constraints of mortals. All the created universe and its
billions of galaxies appear as a floating speck when viewed from the
fills every inch of creation’s volume and still exists infinitely
beyond its boundaries. Out there, beyond the limits of creation, time
has no meaning. All things are naked and
opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Begotten
beings have no beginning and no end. They are ever-present reactors of
self-perpetuating life. In the Begotten Realm, there is no decay.
beings live in the infinite “Now.” This is the home of “I Am,”
the habitation of God, a heavenly domain where all the strings of time
are gathered into a single hand, and converge to a single purpose. Declaring
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are
not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my
eons God was alone in the Begotten Realm because only living beings
can exist there, and he was the only one. Then he devised a plan to
reproduce himself. This was a process for the begetting of Sons. It
was a bold plan for the reproduction of Begotten Beings.
definition, “begotten” beings must be “born.” Whereas created
things are constructed in final form, living things must complete a
process of birth. To join God in begotten life, his Sons would have to
be “born.” And like any birth, this would require an interval of
a period of development, a slow but steady transformation from one
state of being into another. This is an interval of time that
begins at conception and finalizes at birth.
time, an embryo experiences a sequence of events designed to bring
about its maturity. These steps must occur single-file, one after the
other, each one adding to the work of the previous. Gestation thus
requires the passage of time. And time can only be found in the
This is the
purpose for creation. God made the created universe as a womb for his
soon coming Sons. Since there is no time in the Begotten Realm, there
can be no gestation there. For the begetting process, the spirits of
men had to be placed into the Created Realm. Here they can experience
a sequence of events, a slow, steady transformation from one state of
being into another. For the creature was made
subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope.
been sent to earth in a physical body, to accomplish a spiritual
gestation. That which is born of the flesh is
flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The
linear events of earth are like an assembly line, providing the
various parts in the proper order, to transform your spirit into a
gestation in the Created Realm your spirit can be born of God. This is
your purpose on earth. You are to traverse the halls of time and be
born as a Son of God. When you complete this process, you will exit
the Created Realm and enter the Begotten Realm. What
is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou
visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,
and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
designed the reproductive process for man, he made it a physical
allegory of his spiritual process. For the
invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead.
the encyclopedia, the ideal gestation of a human baby takes two
hundred eighty days. Two hundred eighty is the product of seven times
forty (280 = 7 x 40). In the Bible, the number seven represents “spiritual
perfection,” just as there are seven days in the week, and seven
colors in the rainbow. The number forty represents “probation,” a
period of time devoted to growth and testing.
Allegorically these numbers indicate that spiritual gestation is
composed of seven periods of probation (280 = 7 x 40). Each of these
probations is a period of testing that requires an interval of time.
Completing these seven intervals of growth will complete your
gestation on earth and bring forth a begotten spirit within you. Like
as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is
in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O
steps for the gestation of a begotten spirit are verified in the
Bible. They are seven testings that shine as the gateway to
immortality. He shall deliver thee in six
troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. To
complete these seven periods of growth is the only purpose for your
earthly life. The words of the LORD are pure
words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. As
seven washings, they remove the crust of carnality while your spirit
is made new in regeneration. Go and wash in
Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou
shalt be clean.
ignore this process will produce a reverse image of its glory, a
squalid posterity of seven-fold death. If ye
will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary
unto me; then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you
yet seven times for your sins. The seven probations of earth
comprise the spiritual gestation of a Begotten Being. Only by
completing all seven, can you come to your spirit birth. Let
his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto
him; and let seven times pass over him.
probations of gestation represent the development of seven spiritual
attributes. For practical purposes these seven attributes are formed
in your spirit concurrently and their gestations overlap.
incubation of all seven traits begins at the day of your physical
birth, and ends at the day of your spirit birth. During this period
you must beget the seven enduring qualities of spiritual substance.
These are Life, Endurance, Wisdom, Power, Hope, Faith, and Love.
When you are
finally born of God you will be a wellspring of autonomous Life and a
sentinel of infinite Endurance. You will have become a font of
faultless Wisdom that flows from effectual Power. As his Son, you will
live beyond the boundaries of time. You will possess the far flung
destinations of Hope, having become the product of Faith perfected.
Gathering these flames into a single menorah, you will one day find
yourself a torch of Begotten Love. The fruit
of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.
traits of begotten spirit cannot be spoken into existence, nor can
they arise in a moment. They must be grown over time from a spiritual
gestation in the Created Realm. These seven characteristics are
matured by the earthly events that God brings into your life, and
their nurture must become your daily vocation.
who will use it correctly, time is the midwife of spiritual substance.
The hours that whisk round the clock are nannies to the Sons of God.
Every moment is purposive and no time is wasted. Each minute you must
push forward into the seven new dimensions. Day by day these genetic
traits of God must be matured in your spirit, carefully merged, and
interlocked. These traits form the tartan of begotten life, the
covering of a Son of God. As your passport to spirit birth, these
seven traits will open the portal of time, and usher you in to the
Begotten Realm. Seven times a day do I praise
thee because of thy righteous judgments.
calendar of God is a captivating allure. It is always exciting to
search into the grand galactic clock, attempting to discover the next
stop on the schedule of created events. Because of this addiction,
everyone thrills to speculate on the date for the return of Jesus
But of far
greater importance than his return, is the state of your own progress
towards spiritual maturity. Jesus saith unto
him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow
thou me. Whether your life is interrupted by physical death or
by the Millennium is irrelevant. What is essential is that you
complete your spiritual gestation before either happens. Whereas
ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is
even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth
of eternity will come at their appointed times, but the significant
question is, what time is it inside your spirit? How far along is your
maturity? Will you be ready? The status of your spiritual gestation
will be the only thing that matters to you on the day your spirit
leaves your body. And that day too, is already scheduled in the
chronology of God. If ye call on the Father,
who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work,
pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.
maturity is not something you will get when you go to heaven
it is something that you must become while still on the earth.
a living spirit that must be formed within you. The growth of this
spirit is enabled by the resurrected life of Jesus Christ. Like all
living things, this life is transferred to you in seed form. Whosoever
is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him.
The seed of
life from Jesus Christ is a free gift, but bringing it to maturity is
another matter. After the seed enters your spirit, it must be “grown”
to maturity in an earthly gestation.
matures, your new life will express itself in seven manifestations
that must issue out from you. This germination can be envisioned as
seven fires that must ignite inside you, to cast their light and
warmth throughout the affairs of your day. These are the lively flames
of Life, Endurance, Wisdom, Power, Hope, Faith and Love. Like separate
facets of a priceless gem, each is part of a greater whole.
development of these seven attributes is illustrated in the Bible by
periods of forty days or forty years. The seven characteristics
themselves are actually the attributes of God, passed on to you in the
form of spiritual genetics. When these traits are matured within you,
you will possess the character of your Heavenly Father, for you will
have become his offspring.
The Gestation of Life.
immortal; he is a self-sufficient, ever-living being. Being begotten
of his spiritual chromosomes, his Sons are to be birthed into this
same immortality. This is the gestation for Life. It is the time that
it takes for your spirit to develop into a self-sustaining, autonomous
of the spirit is difficult to see. But there is another indicator of
spiritual life that is very plain. This indicator is the decay of your
carnal nature. The gestation for spiritual Life functions through, and
is measured by, the death of your carnality.
physical birth you were installed with a fallen Adamic nature and a
carnal mind that is enmity to God. The self-sufficiency for your
spirit is gained as this cursed Adamic nature dies. The gestation for
Life is a symmetrical tradeoff. Spiritual life blossoms within you,
only as your Adamic nature is destroyed. By
little and little I will drive them out [the Canaanites] from before
thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.
carnal nature is completely dead, your spirit will be completely
alive. The time that it takes you to kill your old selfish nature, is
the time of gestation for the living spirit within you. For
whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose
his life for my sake shall find it.
of time is indicated in the Bible by the forty days that Goliath
paraded before the armies of Israel, defying their God and their
courage. And the Philistine said, I defy the
armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
... And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented
himself forty days.
At the end
of this probationary period there was a conclusive reversal, as a
young King David arose and killed the offensive braggart. Then
said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with
a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD
of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel. ... And David put his hand
in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the
Philistine in his forehead.
represents your carnal nature, and David represents your begotten
spirit. The forty days of Goliath’s
intimidation was the probate of his own death, for this was the time
required to bring forth a victorious David. In like manner, the time
it takes you to destroy your carnal mind is the same time it takes to
bring forth a living spirit. The growth of one causes the death of the
other. This is the gestation for Life. For
thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
is seen again at Noah’s flood. For forty days Noah’s family
endured the scary monotony of ceaseless rain. Slumped on the floor of
the floating ark, they bobbed to and fro with nauseous stomachs and
the murderous rain pounding on the planks. I
will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and
every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the
face of the earth.
At the end
of the forty days all the wicked Adamites were dead. Thus the same
period of time that killed the old order, also delivered the new.
Those killed in the flood represent your fallen Adamic nature, while
the eight souls saved in the ark symbolize the resurrection of your
spirit. As the old was brought down, the new was established in
prosperity. And every living substance was
destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle,
and the creeping things ... and Noah only remained alive, and they
that were with him in the ark.
example of Life’s gestation is the forty years that the Israelites
wandered in the wilderness of Sinai. During this time all the fearful
and unbelieving Israelites died. For the
children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the
people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed,
because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD.
older generation was dead, God led their children in the conquest of
Canaan. When the old order died, the new entered into their
inheritance. Once again, it is the death of your old Adamic nature
that brings life to the spirit within you. Now
therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto
the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I
given unto you.
of daily life are provided by God. They are designed to evoke a
response from your cursed Adamic nature. Problems with your business,
health, or family will cause your own selfish disbelief to show
itself. As this monster raises its ugly head in outrage, its hiding
place is revealed. Your youthful spirit must then run to the challenge
and slay the beast with the sword of truth.
Each day you
must deny the demands of your Adamic nature, even many that you
consider normal and “good.” Every thought must be measured not by
the accepted standards of worldly carnality, but by the stature of
Christ. Put off concerning the former
conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful
lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on
the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true
Like a worm
destined to become something new, moment by moment you must spin a
cocoon to restrict the expression of your Adamic nature. If
any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross daily, and follow me.
take a long time, but every day is essential. As a journey is composed
of many steps, so the daily subjugation of your carnal nature is your
spirit plodding toward life. For which cause
we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.
gestation of spiritual Life is the time that you spend killing your
carnality. Until this death is accomplished, your victory (David),
prosperity (Noah), and inheritance (Canaan), are held in abeyance. A
lifetime of crucifying the flesh will birth in your spirit the
immortality and promises of God. Therefore if
any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away
[killed]; behold, all things are become new.
The Gestation of Endurance.
bespeaks of a self-perpetuating supply. It is the quality of
timelessness, for though it may begin today, it has no end. Since its
farthest extremity is infinity, endurance is the spiritual attribute
that will remove you from the confines of time.
developed within you day-by-day, as your spirit remains steadfast and
the weeks drag into years. From moment-to-moment, and month-to-month,
your spiritual goals must hover before your eyes, transfixed as the
purpose of your earthly life. Labour not for
the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth.
grows to maturity within you, your spirit is rendered impervious to
the passage of time. Endurance is the guarantee that nothing in
creation can ever influence your personal relationship with your
Heavenly Father. It begins with simple waiting, then grows into
patience, then finally develops into an immovability that is
unaffected by time. Until the time that his
word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
excruciating to mortals, but this is the first trimester of Endurance.
The ability to wait is formed during the slack times of God, those
dreary months when he seems as motionless as a wall.
these spiritual doldrums it seems your progress is becalmed. You feel
that God is not doing anything. Nevertheless, in reality, he is
operating at maximum power. He is teaching your spirit to wait. It
is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation
of the LORD.
gestation of waiting is illustrated in the Bible by the forty days
that Jonah waited to see the outcome of Nineveh. And
Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and
said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
tedious days, Jonah became quite grumpy. He was not getting his own
way. The objectives he preferred were being thwarted by the superior
wisdom of God. So Jonah went out of the city,
and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and
sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the
city. ... And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
times of waiting, in quiet confusion to see what God will do, are your
first steps toward patience and ultimate Endurance. Wait
on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.
the second trimester of Endurance. Patience is fashioned like a chain,
with each link forged from an experience in waiting. Patience is
illustrated by Isaac’s age when he finally married Rebekah.
death of his mother, Isaac was lonely and melancholy. Though he lacked
nothing of this world’s goods, yet he yearned to fill his life with
meaning. As time dragged on he dredged through the dumps of
despondency and mourned an acute lack of comfort. Eventually Rebekah
was brought from far away to become his wife, and her companionship
was the remedy for his misery. And Isaac went
out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his
eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
forty years old when he finally embraced the solace of Rebekah. And
Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and
she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after
his mother's death. ... And Isaac was forty years old when he took
Rebekah to wife.
in heartache, Isaac learned patience, and eventually found the
fulfillment he sought. Waiting for the provision of God brings forth
tenacity of spirit, developing patience within you. This is the second
trimester of Endurance. But let patience have
her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
the ability to hold your spiritual course, unwavering, through long
seasons of paucity or profusion. This is illustrated in the forty year
reigns of King David and Solomon.
was king, the Israelites lived in troublous times of continuous war,
intrigue, and rebellion. Thus David the son
of Jesse reigned over all Israel. And the time that he reigned over
Israel was forty years. Solomon’s reign was just the
opposite, a time of peace, wealth, and international prestige. And
the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty
lounging in abundance or weeping in turmoil, you must learn to remain
resolute in your desire for God above all else. This is the trait of
Endurance. It is fashioned by a long experience in abundance and
another in war. This is the gestation of a spirit that will be
unaffected by any circumstance. I know how to
be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also
how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. Philippians 4:12
unwavering perseverance, the product formed when patience is forced to
travel a great distance. If you persistently hold your supreme desire
for God while speeding through your life, your spirit will emerge at
the far end with the timeless Endurance of your Heavenly Father. He
that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
successful in this contest, you must fix your heart on God and never
cease to pursue his intimate friendship. Each moment must be linked to
this eternal purpose. Each day you must continue in patient welldoing,
with your spiritual goal pasted on your thoughts. For
of endurance ye have need, in order that the will of God having done,
ye may bear away the promise. Hebrews 10:36 (Emphasized).
absolutely impossible to win a race if you never cross the finish
line. You must continue faithful to the end to have any chance of
being declared a victor. By your endurance
shall ye gain your lives for a possession. Luke 21:19 (Emphasized). So
also is the race for Endurance. It is a lifetime of tenacious
persistence that will bring to the birth an indestructible spirit,
born with an immunity to time and circumstance. Can
thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I
shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.
The Gestation of Wisdom.
gestation of Wisdom begins with the knowledge of God. This knowledge
is an accumulation of facts. When these facts are assembled into a
structure, understanding occurs. This structure gives the ability to
perceive and comprehend God’s plan.
framework of understanding is constructed, you can better see the
inter-relationships of data. Understanding is like a jigsaw puzzle
with some of the pieces missing, or like a matrix with only some of
the points filled in. Studying this matrix, new insights will
materialize in the previously obscure. These insights will emerge as
shimmering truths never before known. Through
wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established.
understand a subject you become a new source for its truth. This new
truth, that emanates out from you to explain the unknown, is called
“Wisdom.” The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
probation for Wisdom is symbolized by the forty days that Moses spent
on Mount Sinai, learning the ways of God. The
sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of
the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses went into
the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was
in the mount forty days and forty nights.
of Israel were afraid of God and refused to learn from him personally.
So Moses was called up into the mount to be tutored in the character
and purpose of God. For the LORD giveth
wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
this was a time of total immersion in an intense course of
instruction. While high on the mount, learning the mysteries of God,
the things of the world below simply ceased to exist.
with God forty days without food or water, being supernaturally
sustained. This time of personal instruction assembled within him a
stellar comprehension of his Heavenly Father. Wisdom
and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of
salvation. And from this comprehension came the light of
Wisdom, which produced solutions to the arcane, and a shepherd who was
a blessing to the earth. And there arose not a
prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to
example of the gestation for Wisdom is seen in the spies who were sent
to survey the land of Canaan. Leaving behind the security of family
and friends, these twelve were launched into an adventure of wild
discovery. For forty days they freely roamed the promised land,
knowing that all they saw would one day be theirs.
through the wonders of Canaan represents the incubation of spiritual
Wisdom. This is a period of time spent in joyous search for the
knowledge, promises, and understanding of God, knowing that everything
you find, will one day be yours. And they
returned from searching of the land after forty days. ... And they
told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and
surely it floweth with milk and honey.
To learn the
ways of God and see his promised land, you must leave behind the
fearful rabble and boldly stride to explore new realms with your
Heavenly Father. There you will hew the stones of knowledge and
understanding, which are the substance of Wisdom.
These living stones will be mortared into your spirit by your
experiences in earthly life. Buy the truth,
and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Wisdom is not a trophy; it is not conferred as an award. It is an
attribute of a begotten spirit. Like any living thing, Wisdom must be
fashioned over time, in a womb of gestation. But
wisdom’s home where can he find, or where is the dwelling of sense?
Its origin man cannot know, nor find in the land where we live. Job
gestation of Wisdom is the time it takes you to finally comprehend God’s
absolute sovereignty, and his plan for the begetting of Sons. Each day
you must fill your mind with his instruction.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness. Discipline your heart to grow in understanding. The
anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ...
teacheth you of all things. From this education your spirit
will become a new source for the Wisdom of God. Wisdom
is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting
get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee.
gestation for Wisdom is complete, you will be given the responsibility
to govern the Created Realm. You will then be expected to apply the
Wisdom you have become. For the Father judgeth
no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. Those who
complete their gestation for Wisdom today, will rule the world of
tomorrow. The priests the sons of Levi [now
Melchisedec] shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to
minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their
word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried.
The Gestation of Power.
gestation of Power is accomplished through exercise. Just as physical
muscles have to grow, so also your spiritual muscles must grow,
developing over time.
muscle requires the constant lifting of spiritual weights. As a body
builder in the spirit realm, each day you must push and pull an ever
increasing load. For this purpose your Heavenly Father is your
personal athletic coach. He monitors your progress and provides
situations to strengthen your weak areas. As the strain increases, so
does the muscle. Soon you will notice that the overwhelming trials of
yesterday, you can now heft with ease.
Power is developed as you conquer foes of increasing ferocity. For
this you have been matched against the ultimate adversary that God
could devise. You comb its hair every morning. It is your own fallen
carnal nature, the mind that loves death and hates God. The
mind of the flesh, with its carnal thoughts and purposes, is hostile
to God; for it does not submit itself to God’s Law, indeed it
cannot. Romans 8:7 (Amplified).
mind of man was sired in Eden. It is the genetic offspring of Satan. Ye
are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
From this formidable adversary come the self-destructive
cravings that afflict all men. These cravings give rise to situations
of trial and torment, both within you and against you. Yea,
also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in
their heart while they live. Your handling of these situations
is the exercise that develops spiritual muscle.
your life, difficult testings will come your way. Your natural
tendency will be to respond from the self-centeredness that dwells
within you. To develop spiritual Power you must interrupt this
process. Instead of giving in, you must respond from the spirit, and
destroy your self-centeredness.
defy your own self-centeredness you challenge the greatest enemy in
existence. As you win these battles you become an “Overcomer,” and
your spirit is enlivened with Power. He that
overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give
power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron.
conqueror you will then draw strength from the vanquished, and be
energized by the victory. Attacking self-centeredness with
God-centeredness is the gestation for spiritual Power. So
kill, deaden, deprive of power, the evil desire lurking in your
members, those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is
employed in sin: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy
desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry, the
deifying of self and other created things instead of God. Colossians
3:5 (Amplified). The
gestation of Power is represented in the Bible by the forty days that
Jesus withstood Satan in the wilderness. Jesus
being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the
Spirit into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil.
time Jesus was without food or water, being supported in combat by the
power of God. And when he had fasted forty
days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. Through
this conflict Jesus demonstrated his sinless, incorruptibility.For
the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. This
successful campaign produced within Jesus a down payment of supernal
Power. When the devil had ended all the
temptation, he departed from him for a season. And Jesus returned in
the power of the Spirit into Galilee.
victory sustained Jesus all the way to Gethsemane, where the Satanic
conflict resumed. In Gethsemane Jesus struck down his own will, and
took on the carnal nature of fallen man (all the sins of the world).
At Golgotha he killed the carnal nature.
crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus produced a spirit powerful enough
to kill the enmity of carnality. So also is
the resurrection of the dead ... it is sown in weakness; it is raised
in power. By this final conquest Jesus inherited all Power in
existence and all the same authority that his Father possessed. Jesus
approached and breaking the silence said to them, All authority, all
power of rule, in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Matthew
mortals, there is no greater power than that of self-sacrifice. This
was confirmed by Jesus’ instructions to his disciples, just before
his ascension. Wait for the promise of the
Father. ... Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me.
verse, power is the Greek
word, dunamis, which is the
root word of dynamite. Witnesses is the Greek word martus,
which is the root of martyr.
Literally, you will receive the power to become a martyr, or the
spiritual dynamite to blow your Satanic carnal nature to oblivion.
For my strength is made perfect in weakness.
for self-sacrifice is the gift of God through Jesus Christ. As
many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.
Every person who is born of God will mature this power by the
swift beauty which he brings to the extermination of his own
carnality. The preaching of the cross is to
them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the
power of God.
Only once in
the history of creation did time ever stand still, and this occurred
when the Israelites were destroying their enemies in Canaan. Then
spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the
Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of
Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the
valley of Ajalon.
throw yourself into the battle to destroy your own Satanic carnal
mind, all time waits breathless. So the sun
stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a
whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it.
undertake this supreme quest will complete their gestation for the
Power of God. Thy people shall be willing in
the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the
morning. And these magnificent warriors will depart the bounds
of the Created Realm. And nothing shall be
impossible unto you.
The Gestation of Hope.
The sun was
warm on the Judean hills, a gentle breeze nuzzled the sparse sage and
ruffled the desert grass. Contentedly the sheep ambled over the
hillside as a sea of shifting cotton. The lazy day was the same as
countless that had come before. Moses sat in the shade of an acacia
and once again his mind fell into forty years past.
bitter memory, Moses relived the succor of Egypt where he had worn the
promise of greatness. As a youth he had thought God to be alive and
good, his provision glorious and abundant. Moses had felt the energy
of God, his calling, his strength. He had thought himself a deliverer
of his people. Yet he had failed and fled. In a moment he was cast
down, his life brought to ruin, his purpose obscured. The powerful
radiance of Egypt had drained from him as blood from a slaughtered
animal, his hope was carried away with the wind that scoured the hot
gone wrong? How was it possible to now find himself a cast-off? What
had he done to displease his God? These questions gnawed at his mind
as starving rats. Merciless, they never left, they gave no rest.
stirred from his reverie, a glint from the hillside caught his eye.
Again, there, a flame kindled on the mountain. Arising to see this
wonder, Moses encountered a bush that burned unconsumed, as perpetual
as the thoughts that plagued him.
approached the burning bush, and as he stepped into the circle of its
light, obtained the fulfillment of his dreams. There Moses was given
the opportunity of a lifetime, a reality that exceeded imagination.
Commissioned by the power of God, he was sent to deliver his people
from Egyptian slavery. In that instant his life took on purpose and
meaning. Everything suddenly made sense, it all fit.
completed the gestation of Hope. And reaching this living destination
he was filled with all the glory he thought he had lost. Hope
deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a
tree of life.
years in Midian, Moses had slogged through a slough of apparent
failure. Each day the sight of his eyes and thoughts of his head told
him that he was a worthless loser. Each day his spirit would
steadfastly respond that there was more going on than met the eye,
that God was secretly accomplishing some unseen purpose. This is the
gestation of Hope. It is shaped by lengthy distress, in the quiet,
crashing battles of your own mind. Be of good
courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the
gestation of Hope requires adversity
it is born from opposition to its plans. Give
her a vineyard there, and the Vale of Sorrow as an opening to Hope,
and she shall sing there as in the days of her youth. Hosea 2:17
(Fenton). Hope can never be birthed in the abundant blessings
of God. While basking in anointings or reveling in miracles, hope is
needless. For we are saved by hope: but hope
that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope
fashioned by desperate need and desire. When God seems lost, vacant,
or destructive, then hope rises up to go after him. Hope is matured by
long days spent in denial of the obvious. It is born in a child
orphaned, a fighter knocked down, a spirit who hungers incessantly for
God, he who yearns for the impossible. The God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope.
Hope is the
targeting device of spirit beings. Hope searches out the opportunities
of God and decides on the most beneficial. Hope then locks-in the
coordinates of this destination and instructs your spirit to proceed
toward the goal.
As your life
trundles over the rocky terrain of success and defeat, hope is ever
there, steering to the objective and recomputing the course to reach
it. Hope is the ability to embrace a spiritual vision, regardless of
the circumstances. It can see through every misfortune to track and
capture the blessings of God. Lay hold upon
the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.
think your hope in God is invincible, he will turn your world upside
down. Thou washest away the things which grow
out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man. As
your dreams crash in on your head, hope seems to fail, and your life
is suddenly skewed into an alternate and miserable reality. By
catastrophe your life’s goals are terminated; in a moment they are
removed far beyond your reach. He hath
destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he
removed like a tree. Everything you wanted appears to dissolve,
your hope is shattered, and your life abruptly careens out of control
into a new and fearful direction. My flesh is
clothed with worms and clods of dust. ... My days are swifter than a
weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.
Hope is the
only remedy for this situation. It is the equipment of reconstruction,
the tool that you must use to rebuild a shattered life. The
heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of
his people. From the rubble of disaster, hope must arise to
search once again the possibilities in God. When it does, it will
discover something new and wonderful.
calamity you will always find a new destination in God suddenly
revealed, waiting for you, a higher grander destiny than you ever saw
before. Thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be
as the morning. And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope.
upheaval of a mountain, strata are revealed which lay previously
hidden, and a pinnacle is created that did not exist before. So also
every cataclysm reveals new layers of truth which thrust up to form a
new, higher promontory in God. This is the purpose of upheaval, to
raise your spiritual vision from the terrestrial to the sublime. The
eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is
the hope of his calling.
your life is irretrievably placed on a new course, but it does not
have to be downward. Hope cannot undo a disaster, but it can change
the destination that it leads to. If you let your hope grow through
your problem, it will soon gain the strength to rotate your entire
life, disaster and all, into a new upward direction. For
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far
more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the
things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
higher target in God, your hope will fix its aim to this new
destination, and your entire being will turn toward a higher splendor.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art
thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God. With these new
coordinates locked-in to your spiritual computer, you will find
yourself propelled on a new course to a better destiny than you had
ever seen before. Develop your hope into full
assurance until the end, in order that you may become not sluggish,
but imitators of those who through faith and patience are now
inheriting the promises. Hebrews 6:11.12 (Wuest).
enable the birth of new hope and this new hope can steer you to a more
glorious destination. To produce this result, you simply have to
believe that calamity comes from God’s hand and that it is intended
for your ultimate spiritual blessing. The time it takes you to
assimilate this understanding is the time of Hope’s gestation. For
thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. By thee
have I been holden up from the womb.
person in the Bible was perfected in bone-crunching travail. Use this
knowledge to generate a new hope that by calamity, you too can be
included in this elite group. Refrain thy
voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be
rewarded. ... And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD.
of both good and evil are designed to lift your sights higher than you
ever imagined. By hope even the things that seemed against you are
turned to your benefit. As hope operates in you today, you are
empowered to see good coming from evil, and life springing from death.
Every cataclysm thus brings possibilities that for you, did not
previously exist. Turn you to the strong hold,
ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render
double unto thee.
Hope is the
virility of spiritual conquest. It defies failure, it dismisses
accusation, it turns the works of darkness into light, it ignores
taunting, and supersedes the naysayers. It transcends the here and now
to grasp hold of future events. Hope finds your goal afar off and with
tenacity, brings it into reality. Ultimately, you will have what you
hope for. Let Your mercy and lovingkindness, O
Lord, be upon us in proportion to our waiting and hoping for you.
Psalms 33:22 (Amplified).
God does not
tantalize with sweetness which is beyond your reach. If you stubbornly
hope for the things he shows you, you will achieve them. Blessed
is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For
he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and ... neither shall
cease from yielding fruit. The vision that God gives you, when
embraced by your hope, will become your reality. If
ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away
from the hope of the gospel.
Hope is the
ability to see beyond the confines of time. It is the power to see the
end from the beginning. This is a living spiritual attribute of
timeless, tenacious, and unflawed vision. It is a trait of one who
dwells in the Begotten Realm. Now the God of
hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound
The Gestation of Faith.
gestation of Faith is the process of hearing, believing, and
eventually trusting in God. This is an arduous pilgrimage along a road
that passes through hostile lands. This journey requires a warfare of
spirit to believe the promises of God, while silencing the enmity of
your own doubt. Ye should earnestly contend
for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
of Faith begins with the hint of God’s presence, that miracle of “hearing”
where God first opens a spirit to the knowledge of his existence. How
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? When a
person is exposed to the awesome reality of a loving, brilliant
creator, a liquid joy seeps into that person as cool water into
parched ground. Blessed are your eyes, for
they see: and your ears, for they hear. This living word
awakens the spirit and brings the opportunity to believe. So
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
heard the word of God, then begins the challenge to believe it. This
is far from easy. The truth of God is strange to the mind of man, his
ways are contrary to yours. His thinking and behavior cannot be
predicted by human experience. Thus even the belief of simple truth
can be a difficult task. For as the heavens
are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and
my thoughts than your thoughts.
where most people fail. Stumbling at the grandeur of God’s plan or
at his perplexing methods, they turn back and abandon their own
spiritual possibilities. Without faith it is
impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that
he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Even
those who press on in their quest for God frequently cannot endure the
strain of a steadfast belief over a long period of time.
When they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the
word that was sown in their hearts.
God begins with intellectual assent as you hear his word and profess
to yourself that it must be true. But it is not enough to lend airy
affirmation to God’s truth, you must assimilate it, absorbing its
reality into your thinking and decisions. Even
so faith, if it hath not works, is dead. His word must be
pressed down deep into your spirit, as a seed into soft earth. When
belief takes root in your life it will produce a change in behavior,
invading all that you do, think, and say. Having
the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and
therefore have I spoken.
germination of this belief comes the power of trust. Believe
in and on the Lord Jesus Christ, that is, give yourself up to Him,
take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His
keeping. Acts 16:31 (Amplified). Trust is reliance on the
wisdom, power, and love of God
these are the attributes of his illimitable sovereignty. Jesus
demonstrated perfect trust, because he knew his Father’s infinite
supremacy. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have
no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above. This
trust is the substance of Faith.
trusting God. Faith is a trust in God’s unlimited ability and
benevolence. It is a rooted confidence that what God has said, he will
in fact do. Faith does not mean trusting God to fulfill the avaricious
desires of your carnality. Rather, Faith is a trust that empowers your
surrender to his care.
made visible by your actions, by plans and priorities that are based
anew on your personal trust in your Heavenly Father. What
time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word,
in God I have put my trust. Faith can be defined by the
acronym, F.A.I.T.H., which means, Forsaking All I Trust Him. Trust
in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is
a refuge for us. Selah.
living things, Faith is received as a seed. This seed must then be
nurtured, strengthened and developed. For all
men have not faith. Day-by-day and task-by-task your faith must
grow, each day’s increase adding to the previous. And
the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
Like a net
carefully braided of strong ropes, Faith is fashioned as your trust in
God is tested and proven. That Christ may
dwell in your hearts by faith. Whether your life is in tedium
or turmoil, God is looking for the growth of Faith within your spirit.
For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith.
distill in purity and flourish in capacity, reaching through the
undulating circumstances of daily life to grasp an unfaltering trust
in God. As this trust is born within you, your spirit will unfold
toward begotten splendor. Fight the good fight
of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called.
required for the birth of Faith is represented in the Bible by the
forty days that Elijah fled from the hand of Jezebel. After slaying
the prophets of Baal, Elijah’s magnificent success was pursued by
his own frailty, which produced a rolling tumble into fearful
depression. He requested for himself that he
might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for
I am not better than my fathers.
wrestling with this anguish of soul, Elijah traveled forty days
without food or water and finally came to Mount Horeb (Sinai). He
arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat
forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
passed these days in the fitful confusion that comes from being a
mighty prophet one day, and a frightened fugitive the next. By this
Elijah’s trust was tested to the extreme, being matured in both
victory and defeat. I have been very jealous
for the LORD God of hosts ... and I, even I only, am left; and they
seek my life, to take it away.
explained the nature of Faith to Elijah. God showed Elijah that the
winds, quakes, and fires of everyday life are in themselves,
meaningless. They are but tools that he has designed to produce the
trust of Faith in the spirits of men. Behold,
the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind ... and after the wind
an earthquake ... and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was
not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
have killed the prophets of Baal without Elijah’s help. Elijah’s
involvement was only intended as a generator of Faith. His experience
taught him to trust God in spite of his circumstances. Killing Baal or
running in fear are but exercises to develop Faith in you. This Faith
must grow from an inner hearing, through believing, to become an
unmovable trust. And it was so, when Elijah
heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and
stood in the entering in of the cave.
developed in your spirit as you ride the rolling swells. Throughout
this voyage you will rise to high success, then slide to the troughs
of despair. Faith does not grow in a state of steady abundance. It is
conceived in the repose of victory, then matured in the distressing
guise of defeat. I have prayed for thee, that
thy faith fail not. ... I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not
crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest
will be tested in the throb of many trials. Let
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. As
steel is prepared in a fiery forge, so your trust must emerge from
tumult, to enter the permanence of a living Faith. Ye
are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your
faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it
be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory.
Faith is the
multifaceted antidote for carnality
it is your vehicle to the Begotten Realm. Your
faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Faith
is the avenger of fear. Why are ye so fearful?
how is it that ye have no faith? It is the remedy for doubt. O
thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? It is the
requirement for spiritual vision. Then touched
he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And
their eyes were opened.
Faith is the
basis of every healing. He said unto her,
Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. It is the seat of all
authority. He arose, and rebuked the wind and
the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he
said unto them, Where is your faith? Faith is the foundation of
righteousness. That I may win Christ, and be
found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law,
but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which
is of God by faith. It is the vitality of begotten life. The
just shall live by his faith.
gestation of Faith is your journey to a sinless character. For
whatsoever is not of faith is sin. It is the path to Sonship,
the door to the Begotten Realm. For ye are all
the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
When your hearing
of God is pristine, and your belief is found unflawed, then
your trust in him will never quiver, and your Faith will
inerrant Faith has permeated your spirit you will have become a
sinless being, for it will be impossible for you to displease your
Heavenly Father. You will then enter the Begotten Realm and inherit
the creation that floats within it. An
inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away,
reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through
Faith is a
character trait of a Begotten Being. Its gestation will lead you to
life eternal in an existence of unfailing perfection. For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
The Gestation of Love.
gestation of Love is the incubation of all the other begotten
attributes. Love is not a singular trait of God, it is his substance,
the summation of his character. Love is the unified expression of God,
the framework that binds all his traits into a single voice.
Much as your
body is made of several parts, so also is Love. Love is the product
formed by the eyes of Hope, the ears of Faith, the mind of Wisdom, the
arm of Power, the walk of Endurance, and the beating heart of eternal
Like the six
intricate points of a snowflake clustered around a beautiful center,
Love is the aggregation of God’s timeless traits. Every utterance of
God’s Love includes portions from all his radiant qualities. For
God is love.
As a bouquet
of resplendent blooms, Love is a mix of spiritual scent, color, and
shape, each contributing to the magnificence of the whole. Love
suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not
itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not
its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in
unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love
never faileth. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ASV).
The glory of
begotten Love is demonstrated in the Bible by the forty days that
Jesus Christ lived upon the earth, after his resurrection. He
shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs,
being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining
to the kingdom of God.
resurrection, Jesus basked in the glowing, peaceful elation of a
champion, having completed his earthly processing and achieved his
stellar destiny. During this time, his actions exhibited the maturity
of the seven traits of begotten Love. This Love is achieved by
willing surrender unto self-sacrifice. Greater
love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friends. This self-sacrificial death results in an award of Life
that cannot be contained in the Created Realm. Why
seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.
Love instills Hope in the captives of mourning, piercing the
heart with urgent recognition. Jesus saith
unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which
is to say, Master. Love is the instructor of God’s Wisdom.
Then opened he their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is
written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer.
incubates the Endurance needed for every ordeal. As
my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. Love is the Power
to command creation. Jesus came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Love
has the Faith to make Christ in you, a tangible reality. Then
saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and
reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not
faithless, but believing.
Love is the urgent desire to give and to bless. Having
said this, He infused Himself into them, and said, “Receive Holy
spirit. If you expel sins from any, they will be free.” John 20:22
(Fenton). Love is unqualified forgiveness. Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto
him the third time, Lovest thou me? ... Jesus saith unto him, Feed my
sheep. This begotten Love will eventually deliver all men from
the grip of death and decay. Now they were not
able to draw it for the multitude of fishes ... an hundred and fifty
and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
Love is the
nature and substance of God and his begotten Sons. It is the end of
your mortal limitations. It is your departure from the confines of
creation. It is your entrance into the timeless existence of begotten
splendor. And it came to pass, while he
blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
its sweeping magnitude, it is very difficult for mortals to comprehend
begotten Love. To locate its presence within your spirit, it is easier
to divide Love into its component parts. Then you can assess each of
these traits individually, testing their development in your spirit
and pressing for their maturity, one at a time. We
have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and
rejoice in hope of the glory of God ... knowing that tribulation
worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope:
and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts.
perfect begotten Love must first perfect its seven attributes. Love
will bring Life to your spirit through the death of your carnality.
Love will Endure hardship from God’s hand. Love will cling to God’s
Wisdom, not yours, and surrender to his Power. Love will anchor its
Hope to spiritual goals, and by Faith, attain them. Now
abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is
love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (ASV).
cannot trust God with your children, spouse, business, and health,
even when he destroys them, then you do not Love him. This Love must
be the goal of your life, for apart from it there is nothing of any
lasting value. If I give my body to be burned,
but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 (ASV).
Christ before you, you are expected to become a new wellspring of
begotten Love. That the love wherewith thou
hast loved me may be in them. This Love is the end product and
final output of your earthly campaign. The aim
of the aforementioned charge is divine and self-sacrificial love out
of a heart which is pure. 1 Timothy 1:5 (Wuest).
Those who successfully reproduce this Love within themselves will
become the Sons of God. Brethren, see that ye
love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of
corruptible seed, but of incorruptible.
The birth of
Love in your spirit is your ticket to the Begotten Realm.
Love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God. When
it is complete in you, it will carry you out of the Created Realm and
into the infinite majesty of begotten brilliance. To
know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be
filled with all the fulness of God.
As a baby in
the womb, so is your spirit on the earth. Even now you are enclosed,
cradled by your Heavenly Father. Though your eyes are dim, his vision
is infinite, and he guides your every move. He can never leave you for
you two are joined by an umbilical of spirit which flows with his
love. Though his voice seems muffled, still you know its sound and
recognize his call. It is a thrum of comfort that resonates with
assurance and reminds that all is well.
If you stay
connected and spiritually healthy and continue to grow, you will
complete your gestation according to your Father’s design. Then your
spirit will irrevocably come to the birth as his Begotten Son.
prospective Sons of God have been implanted in the Created Realm by
the hope of their Father. He has confined them to the processes of
time, as embryos within a womb, that they might become Begotten
Your life on
earth is only a dull, watery representation of the spiritual life that
awaits you. For we know in part, and we
prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that
which is in part shall be done away. As an unborn child you are
here to develop the senses and traits that you will need as a Son of
God. For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even
as also I am known.
thousand years planet earth has tingled in spiritual gestation. And
from this incubator God will have Sons, born from his own genetics and
into his own image. Thus saith the LORD, the
Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning
is the first of this issue. His birth inaugurated and validated the
birth process for the Sons of God. Jesus came to earth to experience a
sequence of events. These events were designed by God to produce the
maturity of a begotten spirit within him. 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.
Jesus had a
physical birth and then a spiritual birth. He was attacked by Satan
and falsely condemned. His crucifixion was arranged by his Father. By
his travail he completed the seven gestations of a spiritually
Begotten Being. 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
surrendering unto death Jesus came to the glory of resurrected life.
By this resurrection he became the first spiritually begotten Son of
God. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; and
declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of
holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Having
become the substance of begotten love, Jesus was then raised into the
Begotten Realm. Whom God hath raised up,
having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he
should be holden of it.
process Jesus established a pattern that you are expected to follow,
precisely. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye
have no life in you. As the firstborn Son of God, Jesus is the
prototype for many brothers. Jesus Christ, who
is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead. The
same scriptures and principles that made Jesus a begotten Son of God,
can produce the same result in you. For these
things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled.
the trail from death to life, from in-part to whole, from infant to
adult. Who is the beginning, the firstborn
from the dead. Now, according to the plan of God, you are
expected to follow his example. As many as did
receive him to them he gave authority to become sons of God, to those
believing in his name, who, not of blood nor of a will of flesh, nor
of a will of man but, of God were begotten. John 1:12,13 (Young’s).
travails that God brings to your life you are to become his begotten
Son. For even hereunto were ye called: because
Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should
follow his steps. You are to become all that Jesus Christ now
is. So He [God] fixes the time for the birth
of her child [Jesus], and He will restore with the Children of Israel,
The rest of His brothers! Micah 5:2 (Fenton).
spiritual begetting of Jesus Christ opened the cosmic womb and
established a new passage that leads from the Created Realm to the
Begotten. This doorway to immortality is the opening to the
Melchisedec priesthood. Entering into that
which is within the veil; whither as a forerunner Jesus entered for
us, having become a high priest for ever after the order of
Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19,20 (ASV). Anyone who acquires an
endless life will enter the Melchisedec order. Without
father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of
days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God.
obtained an endless life at his resurrection. Knowing
that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no
more dominion over him. When glorified at his resurrection he
became the first spiritually begotten Son of God, and entered the
Melchisedec priesthood. 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 priesthood is a rip in the fabric of time. It is an
association of timeless beings, those who are born of God. As he
established this priesthood, Jesus pulled wide the passage, calling
his brothers to hurry through. 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
to earth to complete a spiritual gestation. As he lived this process,
he described what was happening inside him. He called it the “Kingdom
of God.” From that time Jesus began to
preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
of God is not a physical place, it is another dimension. Flesh
and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. It is an existence
outside the confines of time. It is a state of being, beyond the
limits of creation. The kingdom of God cometh
not with observation ... for, behold, the kingdom of God is within
you. It is the habitation of living spirit beings. The
Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace,
and gladness, in a holy spirit. Romans 14:16 (Fenton). The
Kingdom of God is the Begotten Realm. Unto the
Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of
righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Realm is the only thing Jesus ever talked about. I
must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am
I sent. It is achieved by a physical birth and then a spiritual
birth. Except a man be born of water and of
the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The
physical birth is required to bring forth a child of Adam. The
spiritual birth requires a gestation for the seven traits of a
Begotten Being. Whosoever therefore shall
humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the
kingdom of heaven.
of Heaven is SonPlacing. It is the Begotten Realm. It is love
perfected. It is achieved by the growth of a begotten spirit within
you, as you complete the seven gestations of spiritual substance. The
kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed upon the ground, then
continues sleeping and rising night and day while the seed sprouts and
grows and increases, he knows not how. The earth produces, acting by
itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
Mark 4:26-28 (Amplified).
existence of the Begotten Realm has been revealed to only a few, and
today remains jealously guarded by the harsh process of spirit birth.
Every birth comes escorted by travail and your entrance into the
Begotten Realm is no different. We must
through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
of earth are the contractions of spiritual labor. Each squeezing is an
opportunity to perfect one or more of the seven living traits. Therefore
he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven
times more than it was wont to be heated. These are the
strivings for begotten love, the pangs of spirit birth. The
persecutions and afflictions that you are enduring, as a proof of the
right decision of God in having considered you worthy of His Divine
Kingdom, for the sake of which you suffer. 2 Thessalonians 1:4,5
is not easy, it is not for cowards. It is stormed by the
indefatigable. It is conquered by warriors made fierce from their
birth. From the days of John the Baptist until
the present time the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault,
and violent men seize it by force as a precious prize. A share in the
heavenly kingdom is sought for with most ardent zeal and intense
exertion. Matthew 11:12 (Amplified).
who will trade their lives in this world, will find their way to the
Otherworld of begotten glory. This Otherworld is the habitation of
heavenly kings. Those who dwell there possess the attributes of God. You
are come ... to the full assembly and congregation of the first-born
registered in the heavens; and to a Divine Judge of all; and to
spirits of the perfected righteous. Hebrews 12:22,23 (Fenton). Every
day you must force your spirit toward maturity, you have no time to
lose. For a just man falleth seven times, and
riseth up again.
If you are summoned to the first resurrection of the Sons of God, you will enter the Begotten Realm of timeless perfection. That realm is the antitype of creation. It is the true reality, after which the Created Realm was modeled. And they rest, when tired, at the bounds of the earth. Mikah 5:3 (Fenton).
will enter a world far grander and richer than the languid emptiness
of earth and stars. In the Begotten Realm you will exist as the source
of all these things. And from within you will flow the treasures
spawned from an immortal character. As we have
borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the
As you gaze back upon your former home in creation, it will look trivial and confining. It will appear as a small dark bubble, enclosing a spray of tiny luminous galaxies.
will reach out to scoop it up, to hold it in your hand. Lifting it to
your eyes you will stare in wonder at the place where you were born.
Then you will notice that you have become immensely larger than the
created universe. You will have become more powerful than the Created
Realm. He that overcometh shall inherit all
things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
When you can
put the Created Realm in your pocket, you will have exceeded the
boundaries of both space and time. Then you will have joined your
Father and Brother in the timeless state of being known as “I Am.”
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast
at him. When you are born of God you will dwell in the
ever-present “Now,” where all times and places are open,
available, and obvious to your spirit. Father,
I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I
of creation ever boast of their past deeds or fret with future plans.
Growing old they say, “I was-a _____,” businessman, millionaire,
politician, doctor, as if offering an excuse for their lack of “being.”
For these people their time came, they did something seemingly
significant, and then it was gone. What they did is far greater
to them than what they are.
those who complete the seven gestations of begotten spirit, what they do
is important only as it affects what they become. These people
will become living spirits and enter into a timeless state of “being”
in the Begotten Realm. What you do in your life will soon be over, but
what you become is eternal.
At the end
of your life you must be able to say, “I Am-a _____.” That is, I
Am a new creature. I Am a begotten spirit. I Am a Son of God. I Am a
new source of divine love. I Am a brother of Jesus Christ. I Am an
heir of Yahweh.
This is not
the flamboyant noise of the braggart, loudly announcing his arrival at
self-exaltation. This victory is celebrated in the joyous, intimate
communion of Father, Son, and Brother. This is entering the “Now”
of “I Am,” in the Begotten Realm of timeless existence. The
glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one,
even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made
perfect in one.
Time is your
ally and your enemy. As your friend, time is an opportunity to
complete a spiritual gestation. It affords you the chance to reach for
the glittering wealth of the Begotten Realm, to own the spiritual
treasures that lie beyond the sight of your eyes.
But time is
also a foe of menacing countenance, and the greatest adversary of man.
It is the chief of the spiritual assassins, a miscreant that seeks
your spiritual demise. Daily it offers you the path to failure.
Through constant subtle pressure applied over years, it attempts to
wear you down, to change your goals, to remove your crown. Take
heed, that you are not drawn away from what has been spoken! Hebrews
drags on it seeks to turn your persuasion, to poison your thoughts one
drop at a time, until unwary becomes unable, and too busy is overtaken
by too late. Your adventure in time is a double-edged opportunity,
leading to abortion or the birth of perfection. You must be certain
that every day is tenaciously applied to your spiritual maturity. Exhort
one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be
hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers
of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto
Times are the seven traits of a begotten spirit. And
there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are
the seven Spirits of God. Each requires a period of development
which is represented by the number forty. Taken together they sum to
280, which is the interval of perfect gestation.
then spiritual gestation is the purpose for your existence on planet
earth. Your spiritual gestation is for the maturing of Life,
Endurance, Wisdom, Power, Hope, Faith, and Love. These seven
characteristics must be fully formed in you before you can come to a
spirit birth. These traits are matured in you each day, by your
subjection to the devices of good & evil within creation’s time.
of earth are the contractions of spirit birth. Each is designed to
test the condition of your spirit, to develop your weak areas, and to
exercise your masteries. As the seven spiritual traits of God are
matured within you, your spirit will grow into his begotten Son. For
this reason, use every effort, having enlisted, to drill yourselves by
the faith in virtue, and by the virtue in intelligence; and by the
intelligence in self-restraint; and by the self-restraint in
obedience; and by the obedience in piety; and by the piety in
brotherly kindness; and by the brotherly kindness in love. 2 Peter
When you are called to the first resurrection you will come to
spirit birth. Then you will exit the boundaries of the Created Realm
and the limitations of time. Being begotten of God, you will be larger
than creation. Then for you time will cease, and you will enter a
timeless new existence in the Begotten Realm. That
there should be time no longer: but in the days of the voice of
the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God
should be finished.