Chris Welch uses Designer Pro 365 to illustrate all 3rd level concepts

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Fractals and science are running parallel

Morris Cerullo says all TRUTH is parallel.
Heard of fractals?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwWyTts06tU
Fractals describe our reality as totally interlinked from the small to the galactic.
In 1900 a new reality or new form of Christianity was introduced right at the time Einstein was coming up with his theories of relativity. The Christian Outpouring of the Holy Spirit was called Pentecostalism and some 60 years later continued to be rolled out in the traditional denominations.
By 1920 Einstein was NOT happy with his theories. There were things still missing. This period tends to get hushed up. Einstein actually started to quote Tesla's theory which included the concept of an "ether"
By the 1930s the spiritual ministries of apostles and prophets were re-discovered in the context of the baptism in the Spirit and the version of pentecostalism which became a major missionary movement known as Apostolic churches was formed.
By the 40s and 50s, while healing evangelists were travelling through the earth, some of these early pioneers started to see the same drawbacks that Jesus discovered. By John Chapter 6 the Holy Spirit was highlighting to Him that people were following Him for outer signs and outer needs, which although bundled within His message, wasn't actually what Jesus was sent to do, which was to lay the axe to the root.
Whether the secret science that goes on at CERN has now got to the root of the material realm, certainly public science is still tied up with rather sketch accounts of reality all propagandised by the Royal Society and the BBC. As Einstein had observed by the twenties, this is very incomplete.
By the 50s when healing evangelism was at its height, small bunches of Christians all over the globe were discovering that there was a third level to Christianity, and was the actual spiritual version that Jesus spoke and taught and imparted.
It explained the concepts inside of concepts inside of concepts way of teaching that represent Jesus parables. Think Russian dolls.
It explained missing elements in newer Christian moves that now meant something.
Fall into the ground like a seed and die....
the five foolish virgins and the five wise virgins
It explained why there is a two phase aspect to this sentence
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
So by the 1950s the Manifest Sons Movement began and people understood more of the Tabernacle blueprint in the heavenlies. There are three areas to the Tabernacle. There are three stages of Christian growth according to 1 John 2.
They MIRROR our own natural reality of children, young men and adults or fathers.
Thirdlevel opens everything inward at the same time as everything we perceive naturally. As one is being discovered so the other is opening up.
A fractal is a good picture.
Each meeting is a fractal of the heavenly blueprint, the tabernacle. Each encounter with Christ is a fractal.
If you broke open a believer on the first day they encounter Jesus you would see their spirit born complete already a complete tabernacle in its own right.
Our lives as a whole are fractals of the whole thing.
Nobody has the right to make fun of a baby because they are not adult. No one has the right to make fun of a young man because they are not at the stage of true fatherhood yet.
But what we see in Hebrews 6 is that part of an apostle and prophets job is to behave like a mother bird and destroy the nice cosy nests that are now hindering a baby bird's development. So yes, charismatic situations that have remained so now for 4 or 5 decades, you had better believe we are coming to tip them over and get the birds out to fly!!!!
This very day we have had screams on Facebook against me and people like me of
elitest
of cult leader
of asshole
when all I am doing is coming and saying excuse me....your birdsnest is now far too small and it is getting in the way of your development.
That's all thirdlevel is. Growing up. And you will find when you have grown up, that you too are a Father level type ministry who everybody calls names just about the time their cute little nest is being overturned.
Thirdlevel is the only opposite of a cult in the world.
Everybody else on earth is already inside Rothschild's Pyramid
or some baby Christian pyramid of first and secondlevellers.
The third level relates you directly to the Head, and if you and I are in the Head then we will ofcourse be bumping into each other often, but not because we are held together by strings and manipulations....but because Jesus is real, and is moving us around.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Preterism is not accurate because.... by Santo Calarco

Saint Iranaeus of Lyons
First appeared on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/santo.calarco.5/posts/10155292262644533
70AD Preterism view of the book of Revelation was NOT the view of the church fathers.
The Preterists view on the book of Revelation is that its primary focus is on events surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem. Preterists insist on an early date for the book of Revelation to tie it into the 70 A.D. destruction of Jerusalem.
This is not supported by the church fathers who lived at that time.
Revelation was written by John. Smyrna was one of the seven churches this book was written for AND THIS CHURCH DID NOT EXIST TILL AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM! Since Smyrna was one of the recipients of this book then it had to be written many years AFTER 70AD.
Polycarp was a disciple of the apostle John, and the bishop of the church of Smyrna in Asia. According to Polycarp the Book of Revelation was written AFTER the destruction of Jerusalem. In his letter called "To the Philippians" he writes that his church, did not exist before the destruction of Jerusalem.
Preterism insists that the "great tribulation" was the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD but one early Church Fathers, The Shepherd of Hermas, written in the early 2nd Century placed the great tribulation as future of his day - years after 70AD.
The Didache was used as a church manual and written about 100 A.D.. It quote some of the events of Matthew 24-25 and Revelation and placed them future of 100 AD:
"Watch for your life's sake. Let not your lamps be quenched, nor your loins unloosed; but be ye ready, for ye know not the hour in which our Lord cometh. …. For in the last days false prophets and corrupters shall be multiplied, and the sheep shall be turned into wolves, and love shall be turned into hate; for when lawlessness increaseth, they shall hate and persecute and betray one another, and then shall appear the world-deceiver as Son of God, and shall do signs and wonders, and the earth shall be delivered into his hands, and he shall do iniquitous things which have never yet come to pass since the beginning. … And then shall appear the signs of the truth; first, the sign of an out-spreading in heaven; then the sign of the sound of the trumpet; and the third, the resurrection of the dead; yet not of all, but as it is said: The Lord shall come and all His saints with Him. Then shall the world see the Lord coming upon the clouds of heaven.” [Didache, XVI]
Irenaeus
Irenaeus (A.D. 180), a student of Polycarp (who was a disciple of the apostle John), wrote that the apocalyptic vision “was seen not very long ago, almost in our own generation, at the close of the reign of Domitian” (Against Heresies 30). He places the book near the end of Domitian’s reign, and that ruler died in A.D. 96. Irenaeus seems to be unaware of any other view for the date of the book of Revelation.
Irenaeus (100 years after 70AD) had this to say about future events:
“It is therefore more certain, and less hazardous, to await the fulfillment of the prophecy, than to be making surmises, and casting about for any names that may present themselves, inasmuch as many names can be found possessing the number mentioned; and the same question will, after all, remain unsolved. ... But he indicates the number of the name now, that when this man comes we may avoid him, being aware who he is: ... But when this Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from heaven in the clouds, in the glory of the Father, sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day; and restoring to Abraham the promised inheritance, in which kingdom the Lord declared, that many coming from the east and from the west should sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”[Irenaeus: Against Heresies, Book V, XXX].
These events did not take place at 70AD but were still future of 180AD for Irenaeus!
Clement of Alexandria
Clement of Alexandria (A.D. 155-215) says that John returned from the isle of Patmos “after the tyrant Domitian was dead” (Who Is the Rich Man? 42).
Victorinus
Victorinus (late third century), author of the earliest commentary on the book of Revelation, wrote:
"When John said these things, he was in the island of Patmos, condemned to the mines by Caesar Domitian. There he saw the Apocalypse; and when at length grown old, he thought that he should receive his release by suffering; but Domitian being killed, he was liberated" (Commentary on Revelation 10:11).
Jerome
Jerome (A.D. 340-420) said,
"In the fourteenth then after Nero, Domitian having raised up a second persecution, he [John] was banished to the island of Patmos, and wrote the Apocalypse" (Lives of Illustrious Men 9).
To all of this may be added the comment of Eusebius, who contends that the historical tradition of his time (A.D. 324) placed the writing of the Apocalypse at the close of Domitian’s reign (III.18).
Drs McClintock and Strong, who reject the 70AD declare that “there is no mention in any writer of the first three centuries of any other time or place” (1969, 1064).

--------------------
23/4/17 Facebook Santo Calarco continues
Now this one is a clanger!!
Preterism insists that the beast of revelation 13 is Rome.
It also says that the picture of Jesus coming on the clouds in Revelation 1 and Revelation 19 is a symbol of Jesus coming in judgment against Israel in 70AD THROUGH ROME!
Now get this!
The beast is Rome
Jesus coming on the clouds is ROME destroying Jerusalem in 70AD
Here we go ...
Revelation 19:19
And I saw the BEAST (supposedly Rome) and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army (supposedly Jesus coming THROUGH ROME to destroy Jerusalem)
WHOAAH!
So you have Rome the beast making war against ITSELF = Jesus (Rome) coming on the clouds to supposedly destroy Jerusalem in 70AD!
It's just all nonsense.
Rome attacks Rome when it attacks Jerusalem?!!
None of this is what Revelation is talking about.
One day I will tell you exactly why I am hammering the 70AD theory.
I have a specific agenda.

Tidal Wave in the Kitchen



What was this sudden tidal wave of blog viewings about last week?



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Looking through the lenses of the Cross - Rob Rufus

Dan Bowen transcribed this  and remember it was in the very comments section of Dan's own personal blog (Jan -July2008) that this blog was incubated, until some of the girls coralled me into doing my own. Dan  recently died and I don't know any details.

Grace and Glory Conference 2010 - Session 2 - Rob Rufus
This is the 2nd session of the 2010 Glory and Grace Conference held in Hong Kong preached by Rob Rufus;

"Looking through the lenses of the Cross"

I want to talk on the wonderful Cross this afternoon. There is so much Scripture we could read but we are going to read just one verse. 1 Corinthians 1:17;

"For Christ did not send me to baptise but to preach the Gospel - not with words of human wisdom - less the Cross of Christ be emptied of it's power".

It is an astounding insight to me that the Cross can be emptied of it's living power! As soon as we rely on human wisdom or intellectual power - we empty the Cross of it's supernatural content. Later in this chapter Paul said that God will frustrate the intelligence of the intelligent.

Intellectual preaching of the Cross is no gospel at all!

Paul said he wanted to know only Christ and Him crucified. Preaching and demonstration of His power so that men's faith would not rely on man's wisdom.

The scandal of the Cross is it's simplicity. The Cross is so simple - it confuses clever people.

Yet the Cross is the wisdom of God. The Cross is profound! The Cross is deep! Yet it is in simplicity - we preach the Cross and we believe on the Cross of Christ. When the Galatian church started leaving the Cross and going into Moses law like many Christians today - for them the Cross is just that baby thing. It is for immature believers. Paul wrote a letter immediately to the Galatians and all his apostolic passion and in the complete absence of political correctness or diplomacy - he said; "You foolish idiots! Who has bewitched you?! Christ was clearly betrayed before your very eyes as crucified!".

I want to ask you unreflecting idiots - does God move among and do miracles because you obey the law or because you believe the message of the Cross?

Paul is making it very clear that when the Cross of Christ is not central to all we preach - the power of God stops moving in the church and through the church!

When we repent of our intellectual arrogance, and understand that the Greeks want great philosophy and the Jews want signs and wonders and the world is divided between those that are brain-centered and those are that are intuitive and feeling-centered - and the answer for that is not to flatter this side or that side but to hold our line boldly and preach the message of the Cross that is foolishness by the arrogance of this world's standards - but it is the wisdom of God.

The wisdom of God is what I want. The wisdom of God and the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The Bible says that the foolishness of God is wiser than the wisdom of man. The Cross is the lense that we must look at life through. When you look at principalities and powers through the lense of the Cross - you see them only defeated! You see the devil so small and the ruling spirit over Hong Kong is the Holy Spirit! All others were triumphed over at the Cross! Jesus took no prisoners.

He stripped them all of their authority, disarmed them, when you look at people through the lense of the Cross you see objects of God's love and affection. When you look at sickness through the Cross you see that all things are possible, when you look at the nations through the Cross, you KNOW it is possible to disciple nations! China can be discipled by the gospel of grace! Australia can! Africa can! All the nations will be! There will be cultural changes in government and education through the Cross.

Will all the world obey God? No. Will evil get worse? I don't know it can - but possibly. But this I know - that the greatest sign of the end of the age - the greatest sign of history being summed up at the consummation of the ages is not a temple on the Rock in Jerusalem! It has got nothing to do with "666" or the Anti-Christ! In Matthew 24:14 Jesus said in answer to the question what will be the sign of the end of the age - the gospel will be preached as a sign to all nations and then the end will come!

The greatest sign at the end of the age is a restored gospel of the Kingdom.

You say; "Rob why are you preaching with such intensity - can't you just chill and relax a bit?". No - it is because the Cross does that to my blood. Everything from the Old Covenant has to come through the lenses of the Cross. It changes before it goes into the New! Every church needs to have the lense - the filter of the Cross in place! There are certain night clubs that you cannot get into unless you have something to get in there with. There is a bouncer in the door that won't let you get in.

The Cross is God's defense to protect the Church from the ministry of death!

2 Corinthians 3:7 says the law is a ministry of death!

The law was meant to kill us and crush us and curse us and condemn us and pour wrath on us and stir up more sin in us! How many pastors in their right minds would let THAT into their congregation? Any preaching designed to perform and deserve is preaching the Law!

I don't care if you don't dress up in Levitical priestly clothes and don't say "Moses said ..." - when we preach to believers that we have to earn and deserve the blessing - we are preaching the Law. We heard this morning - preach the gospel of grace and stir believers to respond with faith and the power of the Cross will be released.

The Cross is the bouncer that won't let Old Covenant truths past through the Cross into New Covenant without them being changed.

Circumcision comes to the Cross and praise God - it doesn't get through easily! At the Cross - the bouncer made it irrelevant to have the snip on the tip! They used to snip on the tip and through it away - they never stuck it back on again with glue. Circumcision comes to the Cross and it changes as it comes through into the New Covenant! Now it is not the snip on the tip - it is circumcision of the heart!

Colossians chapter 2 says that old sinful nature which is really a nature of unbelief in the goodness of God - a nature driven to rebellion against God through unbelief in His goodness - that old nature was cut away, circumcised and thrown away - never to be brought back!

The power of the Cross removes the sinful nature from the unbeliever and gives us a new nature which is righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!

A nature that does not want to sin! A nature that is just like Jesus! Identical to Jesus! That is powerful! A watered-down or powerless preaching of the Cross has produced millions of counterfeit conversions.

The Cross produces radical salvations! The curse of the law comes through the Cross and says; "I want to get into the New Covenant!". The Cross says; "No! I cancel you! You will not condemn God's people! You will not manipulate them with guilt! You will not control them with religious demons! It is for freedom that Christ has set you free! Stand free and refuse to submit to a yoke of slavery!".

What is the yoke of slavery Rob? Very simple: it tells us right there in the chapter before. Slavery is bondage from Mount Sinai. Paul goes on in that same chapter of Galatians 5 and says in verse 4 if you Christians already in Christ seek to be justified by the law then you have been alienated from Christ and you have fallen from grace! Grace is infinitely higher than the law because if you go back to law, then it means you have fallen to something low down and it means that someone hasn't been safe-guarding you with the bouncer of the Cross! Or you haven't been safe-guarding your own heart because the Cross and power will never let the law through that has been cancelled theoretically and potentially - there is now therefore NO condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus!

Every Christian should be dancing their way through life with NO condemnation! I just went into a trance there. I just saw multiple millions of believers in Christ dancing their way through life without condemnation! I saw one billion, 400 million Chinese experiencing what is God's heart before time began to hear this gospel and not an inadequate or false gospel mixed with law and grace.

To mix law and grace is to preach NO gospel at all.

For if law can get through the Cross, then it is not the cry of the Cross of Christ that is being preached. Colossians 2:14 said God cancelled the law at the Cross! To preach what has been cancelled - the Holy Spirit will not help you. The Holy Spirit will not help you preach something the Father cancelled at the Cross! The world is under the law - not those in Christ. To preach the law to the believers is to preach with whatever power it is - but it is not God. It is the power of human wisdom emptying the Cross - it is the power of human ability and the power of devils and witchcraft. The Cross is not baby steps towards some maturity.

The Cross is only one step. It is God's one-step programme. We didn't take that one step. God took that step. It was a divine loving step in Christ Jesus through the Cross. In that loving step He came right to us - so all the fullness of Who God is stepped through that Cross towards us totally available to us! And He didn't wait for us to have enough faith to step through the Cross to us. We heard this morning that before we had any faith God absolutely and fully in Christ Jesus stepped towards us through the Cross and everything God is - is with us right now. When God stepped through the Cross in fullness to us - all the heavens were opened.

The height, breadth, depth and length of heaven was open to us believers in Christ!

So when you hear believers today praying these kind of prayers; "Oh God rend the heavens and come down!" - I think God goes; "Eh? I have ripped the veil, I have ripped the heavens and stepped towards you through the Cross - I am here fully!". To say; "God rend the heavens and come down is an insult to the Cross!".

It is not judgement on my condemning anybody. I have been preaching a mixture of law and grace.

But the fact is that the majority of the body of Christ on the planet today is under performance pressure - is a sign to me that the Cross has been emptied of it's power.

Every imaginable idea by God's people - every formula is out there on the market. God stepped through that Cross in Christ Jesus towards us and He took an oath in Isaiah 54. I am paraphrasing it but it is true to Scripture;

"I take an oath that I will never step back away from you through the Cross backwards - in all My fullness I am here with you all the time whether you can feel it or not - I am here! In fullness! With you".

Who hasn't sinned in the last 3 weeks? Not once! Glenda keep your hand down!

God's Presence is as much with you when you fail, mess up or make a mistake or even sin. We do not encourage sin. It is just silly to sin. It is not what our new creation nature wants. But we are all learning to walk this walk. And it is not our sin, our short-comings and our failings that causes Christ to be alienated from us. It is coming back under law.

People said when these great revivals came to the end, it was because there was too much sin. Friends - revival started in times of terrible sinning! Legalistic religion stirs up sinning! It is when people come back into grace that the power of Christ is operating in their lives - that is revival!

And the church would never need another revival if they would just stay in the power of the Cross!

It is like you want to get every pastor on the planet and say "Listen - there is a way for us to stay in the flow of God's Presence and power!". We are taking about 70 leaders away after this conference and we want to learn from each other the wisdom of how to administrate local church in grace. It is like Andrew Wommack said this morning - people get into extremes of both sides. This message of the gospel has to be so protected that local churches flourish in this gospel! We don't want to end up like the Galatians or end up like the Corinthians! People in grace are starting to say - listen I can be undisciplined, I don't need to go to church or read my Bible - just live loose! That is not the Cross!
(because of the thirdlevel stepchange this needs perhaps qualifying...but not too much!!!ACWelch)


If your heart doesn't beat with a passion to see the nations saved then you haven't understood grace! If the Bible isn't alive to you then you haven't understood grace! If local church isn't exciting to you then you haven't understood grace!

"But Rob I don't want to go to church that mixes law and grace!". We don't want "Grace Pharisees" who are so judgmental about everything - but if you can't a church that preaches the Cross in power then start one! There are enough of us to come help you! You can be a man or a woman, or any colour, it doesn't matter if you are not a preacher - start one! And if you are not stupid or a grace Pharisee then we will come help you! Anywhere in the world!

God's people have got to be assured of this. It is a one-step programme. There are no backward steps. Galatians 2, Colossians chapter 2 and Ephesians chapter 2, Romans chapter and Romans chapter 8 tells us why God will not step back from you. He is stuck with you even when you mess up and sin sometimes! On that Cross Christ was not crucified by Himself! Jesus said; "Take up your Cross and follow Me". Deny yourself - self-righteousness, religious arrogance, hypocrisy and come to Me those who are heavy laden and I will give you rest for My yoke is easy and My burden is light! Come to Me! And every person on the planet - the Bible says in those verses - we were co-crucified with Christ. We were co-buried with Christ, we were co-raised with Christ! We were co-ascended with Christ! We were co-seated with Christ in the heavenly realms! We are co-equal heirs with Christ!

God cannot go anywhere without you! For Christ to step away from you - He has to step away from Himself! 1st Corinthians 6:17 says;

"But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him".

So everywhere God is - you are there! When your shadow heals the sick, it is no big mystery! When your words carry miracle life and power - it is no mystery! You start this Christian race at the finishing line as a winner.

The spirit of suicide and the spirit of demonic religion is one and the same thing. Religion is occupied with trying to get us to die to ourselves.

"Come on - die to that flesh. Die to yourself!". If we believe that then we are admitting that Jesus didn't really die on the Cross. How can you die to yourself - when you have already been fully crucified with Christ? He fully died on that Cross! And your old sinful nature fully died on that Cross! And you have fully been raised from the dead in Christ! How can you die to yourself? "Rob I have heard Paul say - I die daily". Probably Tuesday morning, God allowing - I want to take Hebrews 5 and Hebrews 6 and in two sessions unpack those two chapters. We are going to hit verses 4, 5 and 6 in Hebrews 6. It says that those who fall away, it is impossible to be restored to repentance. We are going to show how many lies have been preached through not reading Scripture in context.

When Paul said; "I die daily" - he was not contradicting when he said; "I have been crucified with Christ". When Paul said; "I die daily" - he was not talking about his old nature having to be crucified again. The context was persecution for preaching this gospel. It caused him to be lashed many times and rejected by false brothers and imprisoned and go hungry, naked and sleepless. Let me promise you this - if you preach the gospel Paul preached, not in an arrogant way there will be things coming against you and attacking you and THAT is what Paul is talking about. Some days you will feel like you are dying!

For me resurrection is not a doctrine anymore! It is a daily life necessity! All the intense attacks are absolutely worth it to preach this gospel! This gospel is worth it! Come on - let's give the Lord a shout in this place!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Romans Chapter One and Two - John Stevens



(Scripture references are from NKJV unless stated otherwise)

Paul sits at a desk. He has 20 years of apostolic experience to draw upon in Christ. He either writes or starts to dictate to Tertius (16 v 22) this epistle.



We know something of knowledge of the believers in Rome through:

his friendship with Priscilla and Aquila (16v3 & Acts 18v2)
hints at some causing division (16v17)
his estimation that they are well taught and needing only some things emphasised (15 v 14,15)
his stated intention to visit before but now, at last, he sees an opportunity (15 v 22,23)
his confidence that they would want to support his plans to take the gospel to Spain from Rome (15 v24)
It becomes clear, as proposed in the introduction that as the epistle develops, that the main division threatening the truth of the gospel in Rome was the deteriorating relationship between Jewish and Gentile believers; threatened, at root, by arrogance. We will tackle this head on as we follow Paul’s argument.

But now Paul, out of his communion with the Spirit of Christ, writes the first few verses and sets the scene for the whole letter.

Paul, a servant (slave) of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which he promised before through the His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born 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

Instantly Paul expects the Gentiles in the church to have a coherent grip on the Jewish foundations of the gospel – the words Christ, His prophets, Holy Scriptures, and David are not stated by accident. Today we have largely distanced ourselves from this foundation and so we find this epistle speaking once more into our ears – can we hear?

Paul takes us back into the past in order, in time, to join him in the present and the future.

Paul directs us to consider the Holy Scriptures – which we know as the Old Testament – and how the various writers had become prophets looking for the arrival of the Messiah (Aramaic for anointed one and ‘Christ’ in Greek). In Old Testament days three offices were anointed by the Spirit: prophets, priests and kings and the prophets foretold that God would raise up the Messiah, the Christ, a Davidic King (e.g. Is 11v10; Rom 15 v12). Paul is preaching that Jesus is this promised Messiah.

It is vital that we recapture the realisation that, whilst it is true that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, He is also the rightful King of Israel. The Israel of Paul’s day, ruled by Rome, largely did not recognise this and the rulers, of course, revealed their true colours in their complicity in the arrest and crucifixion of their Messiah. The political Israel of today also does not recognise the legitimacy of Jesus’ kingdom. Those Jews that do and have submitted themselves to His rule constitute the true Israel, the Israel of God. Some of them were in the congregations in Rome. Paul himself is, of course, both a Jewish believer and a Roman citizen

Paul underlines Jesus’ legitimate claim to the throne of David by appealing to his lineage ‘born of the seed of David according to the flesh’. Then he pounds in the declaration that, marvellous though that is, Jesus is more than just the Son of David for the Jews. Having been raised back to life He is also the Son of God.

At the end of these opening four verses Paul’s readers have been reminded that they are bending their knees to the Messiah, the Davidic King and Son of God; he will continue at pace now to declare that this news is as relevant for all the nations as it is for the Jews.

In the space of these opening four verses Paul has shown that the gospel is for all, form the Jews and for all nations i.e. gentiles. He continues in verse 5:

‘…through whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name’

Paul summarises this by stating ‘…you also are the called of Jesus Christ. To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints’

(We will return to that phrase ‘…called saints…’ later in relation to the concept of sanctification and propose a shift in understanding of the word).

By the time we reach v16 Paul introduces a ministerial conviction and theme:

‘I am not ashamed of the gospel…it is for everyone who believes…for the Jew first and also for the Greek’

This theme – for the Jew first then Gentiles – Paul will use in coming chapters.

The righteousness of God

It is not the purpose of this study to enter fully into the debate about the righteousness of God and the cognates of the Greek word. Please refer to commentaries.

Paul says at least two things about God’s righteousness

(1) Jews and Gentiles are all sinners and therefore justifiably under the wrath of God

(2) God’s is righteous in justifying sinners

Jews have all failed to keep the Law and are therefore guilty. Gentiles, equally, have not only broken the Law that they had scant if any knowledge of, but also any moral code that they require of others and yet fail to keep themselves. So we are all guilty.

‘Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself for you who judge practice the same things’

And so Paul, writing to Jews and Gentile believers in Rome, reminds them, that no amount of effort will overcome the real problem that all are under the justifiable wrath of God. And therefore wouldn’t God’s righteousness be upheld if he poured out His wrath on all who sin? The righteousness of God would surely be revealed by His wrath?

But the genius of Paul is that he sees past the justifiable wrath of God as the parameter of righteousness. Like Habakkuk, Paul’s argument has its foundation in the other dimension of righteousness; mercy. In wrath remember mercy cries the prophet. And again the Spirit at work in Habakkuk finds its fulfilment in Christ and so Paul quotes the prophet in an earlier verse ‘the just shall live by faith’ (Hab 2v4; Rom 1v17).

Like many verses in Paul’s opening chapters they are portrayed as windows through which we will eventually see a wider and fuller picture.

But at least here, in verses 16 and 17 we see Paul’s perception that God’s righteousness is not challenged by justifying law breakers but upheld and revealed. And that, unlikely though it may have seemed to Paul the Pharisee, this salvation is unlocked, not by attempts to keep the Law, but in giving up this pursuit and the placing of one’s faith in…? Well that’s to come.

The work of the Spirit

The last two verses of chapter 2:

‘…he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, and not in the letter, whose praise (play on the word Jew/praise) is not from men but from God’

Here again Paul states the radical truth that the true Israel, is not populated by the descendants of Jacob that have been circumcised and attempt to obey the Law, but those descendants of Jacob that have been circumcised in the Spirit, in the heart.

Paul doesn’t expand on this at this point but he does return to the work of the Spirit in later chapters.

(A note at this stage: When Paul speaks of the Jews or Israel he is talking about Jews and Israel, when he is talking about Gentiles he is talking about all people that are not Jews and when he is talking about the church he is not referring to Israel but all believers in Christ; Jew or gentile. It’s worth bearing in mind at this point that Paul does not confuse these terms)

And so we will also have to wait.

In summary, after the foundation dug in the opening four verses of chapter one there are two pairs of verses, 1v16,17 and 2v28/29, that catch the eye, designed to keep the believers in Rome needing to read more.

If that was the hors d’oeuvres…

Monday, 17 April 2017

For Tomb Dwellers - Stacie Schulz

This is written to those in the Tomb.

You have had almost every experience one can have in Christianity, from the moment you were introduced to the living Christ, you have done all you know to do to follow the Lord--flowing out of your heart of love for Him....you have attended church services, gone on retreats, enjoyed the fellowship of saints and at times been exasperated by them too....you have worshiped out of joy...and also in pain...you've given your time, talents, attention, money--all that the Lord has asked of you & sometimes even more...you have searched the scriptures...you have enjoyed times of

communing, talking, and hearing....the revelation given from these times of prayer has been sweet to the soul, and has also been as heavenly ozone to your spirit....you're always seeking...desperate for more of His presence....never quite satisfied...you have felt there is still more to experience & know...and now you have come to a new place, unfamiliar, it's beyond dry, it's a place where there is no hearing, no seeing, no talking, the place of nothing. The place of no motion within.

The place of the tomb.

You have pondered much while in this place...wondered "what have I done?" "why can't I hear the Lord?" "why do I feel nothing, no desire, no emotion, I feel I am a stranger yet in a familiar land".
The answer now comes....this familiar land is the place of the tomb, the land where your Beloved has taken you to...the land of death to the old, where you no longer *do* anything...except wait.
You wait. You wait. You wait.
It is in this dark night of the soul where you are coming to know the Lord in a new way...you are experiencing what it was like for Him while he was in the tomb, waiting in the silence, knowing in his own flesh He could do nothing. Waiting on the Father.
Waiting on the QUICKENING.
Waiting on RE-UNION.

It is time.
Time for the old-wineskin to be removed, and clothed with the NEW from ABOVE.
You will no longer have a head knowledge of "It is finished"....you will KNOW it is finished!

You too will have the STONE rolled away from the tomb of your old heavens...the heavens of old experiences will be rolled away as a scroll...and the soft light of a new DAY will come. The power of RESURRECTION will cause you to ARISE.
No more seeking His presence...because now you ARE HIS PRESENCE filling the earth! The NEW EARTH that you are! Bringing the NEW HEAVEN!
HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW!☀

You.

Freedom comes! 🦋👑

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter Not

This is not what you think. This is not me saying it is not a happy time. This is me saying it isn't Happy Ishtar but something far far awesomely greater.

If you can't see the pictures I include the text separately, and the teaching on the Waving of the First fruit barley Harvest from this website.







Text

  • Illustration 1  Like two separate lost chemical compounds waiting 

to be combined in one giant explosion the Jews don’t currently celebrate Temple worship
and don’t celebrate “Waving the Firstfruit Barley
Harvest”(see description below)and the Gentiles?well they have disappeared up their own backside
celebrating Ishtar and Eggs and fluffy fertility bunnies

and stuffing a wooden Cross on top to celebrateJesus, the “out there” God resurrecting.
So what would happen if we put
the two real compounds together?
you see,the day Jesus rose was
the precise time Jews were
waving the first harvest!!
  • Illustration 2
Jesus, the Divinely Begotten Son of God who came here
in the likeness of flesh but without sin being injected
into Adam’s line, suffered and died as a first fruit seed,
to be resurrected as pioneer and first among many
brethren. Today on this day He was waved before 
principalities and powers as one who overcame Death
for all time. To all who believe on Him they receive the 
same Divinely Begotten Son Life of Jesus Christ at their
spirit centre.The equivalent of any”waving “ today is as we outwardly 
take the Bread and the Wine to show forth the Victory of Christ, and inwardly we now constantly reckon ourselvesto have co-died and co-resurrected with the Son and are
members of His Body on earth.

  • Illustration 3
John in his gospel takes us through the  Tabernacle, showing how first Jesus ,then His offer of life to us works itself through. Chapter 3 is on being born again.Chapter 4 is on water or the baptisms. Chapter 6 and 7 is on the Bread and the water of life and how this will BECOME us in the third mature level.Chapter 8 and 9 is on Light (the candlestick) and
how this trains us to “see inwardly” with a new
single eye, and be blind nolongerChapter 10 ends on identity and who does Jesus say He is and who do we say we now are by new
birth. This is the battle as we enter the thirdlevel
and the cause of such friction with others who do
not see yet. Chapter 11 concludes this walk through with the raising of Lazarus. From now on      Jesus is involved for real with His own body
  • Illustration 4
He who believes in the Son has eternal life Jn3.36 ….whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.Jn.4.14
For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life Jn6.40  BEHOLD the Son raised today, the firstfruit
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Heb.6.19More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,  and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,  that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Paul’s take on waving the firstfruit!!!! Philipp 3:8-10

Waving the First Fruits Feast- Notes
THE SERVICE OF FIRST FRUITS

Firstfruits requires the Temple, and since the Temple is no longer available, Firstfruits is not celebrated in the same sense as it was in the past. In the Temple days both the people and the priest would celebrate First Fruits. The priests would set aside a portion of their barley field to be the sheaves used for the harvest on Nisan 16. This barley field was cultivated solely to be used for the first fruits harvest. The Sanhedrin, the ruling council of seventy who headed the nation, would have been responsible for the field.
In the evening of Nisan 15, at the start of Nisan 16, three Sanhedrin came from the Temple to cut the First Fruit Barley harvest. With three sickles and three baskets the men would prepare to cut down the harvest to be presented in the Temple. The bundles of barley had already been prepared for the Sanhedrin members chosen to harvest the crop. As the Sun was setting, and the new day began, (Nisan 16) the men ask questions to those present.
Has the sun set?
With this sickle?
Into this basket?
On this Sabbath?
Shall I reap (now)?
On the positive response from the crowd the men would repeat the harvesting two more times as a safeguard. The reaping would continue until 2/3 of a bushel was reaped.
THE PRESENTATION OF FIRSTFRUITS
The three baskets of Barley were then taken to the Temple to be threshed with rods, as opposed to ox powered sledges, to preserve the barley heads. The barley was then parched in a flame and winnowed in the wind to remove the chaff. The barley was then milled and sifted until it was very fine. According to the Talmud the inspectors should be able to stick their hands into the barley flour without any flour sticking to the hands when they were removed. (Menahot 8:2)
On the morning of Nisan 16 the work of the barley harvest firstfruits were presented to the Lord in the Temple. One “Omer” (5 pints) or barley was mixed with ¾ pint of olive oil, along with some frankincense. This was the firstfruits offering. The priest would wave this before the Lord, burning some and giving the rest to the Levites.
http://www.truthnet.org/Feasts-of-Israel/6-Feast-Firstfruits/Index.htm

World Collapse Explained in 3 minutes

Friday, 14 April 2017

Current Hollywood and a history of Theatre - Its connection with Mystery Schools

Again, I don't necessarily endorse all this information but it does represent a lot of the history of dramatic arts, and largely unknown by the average person.
Facebook accompanying note

Some important foundational teaching on ONE of the aspects of drama. But it also works in reverse.... it helps to show you how powerful evangelistic drama is....the Oberammergau festival. Last year in Havant when a passion play was put on in summer in Havant Park. Truly powerful. The person who apprenticed me in pianos was converted through the Zeffirelli films Jesus of Nazareth. And Paul used the powerful phrase in Galatians.... Jesus Christ who was publicly portrayed as Crucified



Thursday, 13 April 2017

User Friendly URL



Well as we approach the millionth page impression or page opening on my blog it has dawned on me after 8 years, that a URL that is
080808onnowto. blogspot.co.uk is not the easiest to recall!!!!
Now as most people press links in emails twitter or Facebook it's not that big a deal.... but try sharing that URL with friends!!! Hmmm. No wonder the thirdlevel message is slow to get out!!!!
So Google asked me if I'd like a more memorable URL.
So I bought one
This'll be easier!!!
My blog is not announcing a corporation cornering the thirdlevel market. How do you even do that when Jesus is our cornerstone and the One we all have to do with!!
So my blog is simply an information site!! So you can connect with Jesus yourself.
So here is the simpler URL
or simpler
thirdlevel.info

existing URL links will still function
www.080808onnowto.blogspot.com
www.080808onnowto.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

What is the religious spirit?

Click for more information on IHS



 It's kind of.a mirror to the Holy Spirit.
You cannot see both but you see their effects. In John 3 the image describing the Holy Spirit is of the wind.
So our main problem with folk caught up in religion here (on Facebook where these were two articles) is it is a spirit people have chosen for themselves to live inside, which gives them the idea that they chose the whole thing rather than be lured. By the Holy Spirit we can stab at the odd bad fruit but the person themselves have to become.weary with the whole.condition and want to leave. In an extreme.form this is true of witchcraft and freemasonry, which take the form of rituals and ordeals which suck you in further and further to demonic control. But the same is equally true of any thing labelled Christianity which isn't walking in the Light of God.as it is today. Today is the day of salvation. The eternal.now is.where the Holy Spirit lives. And God is the I Am Presence where any collective group gather in the actual.freshness of His Person. If not, like.Sardis, the church will have the name.of being alive, but are actually dead, with the candlestick removed.
In the end.....It's not even beliefs or.actions that cause us to withdraw from groups and conversations on Facebook.....It's the spirit you converse in as you discuss the Holy things of God. We don't argue. We don't fuss. While you talk in such a spirit we just back away. And if you had been in revival settings of the Fire of God you would know what you are doing, but you have probably never seen a real God event in your life. So you simply don't know the spirit in which you speak.
What is the religious spirit? Part 2
As stated in part one it's primary aim, especially in our immature state is to unhook us from the Live I Am Presence of God, the Eternal Now, the current Light of the glory of the Lord. In the Old Testament this was the Israelites following the Pillar of Cloud (of the Shekinah glory) by day and the Pillar of fire by night. Gradually the Israelites were divorced from the Presence of God until even the Ark was captured and led away, and as a memorial to the event, Phinehas's son was called Ichabod, or the glory has departed.
So is it possible to define the religious spirit and how it slowly eats away the Life of God from an individual or Move of God?
Yes it is and a spectacular example is Methodism.
I have no proof of this but in my spirit I feel that Methodism has been targeted more than most denominations because of its original threat and disturbance to the devil's plans for England.
Universities and Exeter was no exception, point out that England was so close to having a civil war. Freemasons had stirred up foment throughout Europe and America and their plans were to do the same in England. The problem was the preaching of Whitfield and Wesley. They preached the length and breadth of England. Thousands upon thousands were radically converted. Some parts of England like Cornwall actually had more Methodist chapels than Anglican ones.
The Jesuit/ freemasonic backlash against all protestant denominations, but above all Methodism has been to secretly infiltrate all seminaries with so called higher German criticism. The Luciferian dynasty that specialises in this is the Russell dynasty, which has produced, Bertrand Russell, Skull and Bones, Watchtower Movement (Jehovah's witnesses)Christ Scientist and several more directly or indirectly.
However in modern Methodism we can watch in real time how a movement that was white hot for the Lord, bringing in innumerable converts became a virtual death wish waiting to happen. This was the denomination in which I was raised before I ever heard the gospel at 13. It caused me to become an atheist at 12.
During the period that the Ark of God's presence was taken from Israel by neighbouring tribes, the outer forms of worship continued, and this is true of the Methodism I saw.
Hymns were sung, always 150 year old ones. Communion was celebrated and infants baptised just like Catholics and Anglicans, and humanist sermons were preached.
So what was eroded by the religious spirit?
The requirement to experience being born again, the insistence on an experience of grace.
The "methodical" system of class meetings was stolen by Marxists, while in Methodism it degenerated from being a vehicle of discipleship to a venue for reasoned and philosophical discussions around the Bible, which it nolonger regarded as inspired by the Holy Spirit .
instead of following the Holy Spirit as He reintroduced adult baptisms via the Baptist movement, and plurality of eldership via the Presbyterian and Brethren movements, the religious spirit eroded the organisation to being more or less identical to the Catholic/Anglican body it had come out from.
Certain Methodist splinter groups were formed, but how living these groups were, and how much the religious spirit turned their heaven/hell preaching into the heavy gothic leftbrain styling of Jesuits and Catholics, instead of a presentaion of real grace and life in Jesus Christ? Their bitter fruit is also scattered across Britain, with splits in famiiles, family feuds.etc.
The same religious spirit attacked the Brethren movement splitting it into some 30 tributaries by the 1970s. Certainly the Brethren as a Movement and the Methodists, like the Anglicans ,strongly rejected the outpouring of the Spirit through the 1900 Pentecostal movement.
A final effect of the religious spirit upon Methodism is its Que sera sera attitude to sickness, which you will see as a fruit of religiosity throughout the denominations.
Sickness is, they believe, a necessary evil, something for our sanctification, and while, certainly you go through the motions of prayer in the meetings, if as usually occurs, there is no healing, then it is assumed to be God's will.
A superb religious technique for never really exercising any faith and never having to take any responsibility, but inwardly blaming God for all.
Rob Frost in the 1980s-2000s was used to counter some of the religious spirit in Methodism and introduce people to the baptism in the Spirit. But Rob never ever quite left the intellectual realm in which Methodists operate, being a fervent believer in evolution and a lot of the other freemasonic ruses, many of which are still being uncovered. We are to use our judgment, but if our tool is not calbrated correctly in the Holy Spirit, the devil can tell us all kinds of lies with a BBC posh voice, and for sake of not losing face with our contemporaries, we will go along with it, when it is just hot air.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

We are the Sheep of His pasture (if we do what He says)






A Sheep Study by Fritz Chery  Click for original

Did you know that sheep are the most mentioned animals in the Bible? True Christians are the Lord’s sheep. God will provide for us and guide us. God tells us in Scripture that none of His sheep will be lost.


25 Important Bible Verses About Sheep

Nothing can take away our eternal life. We hear the voice of our great shepherd. Evidence that you’re truly saved by faith in Christ is that you will live by the words of your shepherd.

True sheep of the Lord will not follow the voice of another shepherd.



Quote

Some Christians try to go to heaven alone, in solitude. But believers are not compared to bears or lions or other animals that wander alone. Those who belong to Christ are sheep in this respect, that they love to get together. Sheep go in flocks, and so do God’s people.” Charles Spurgeon


Jesus is my shepherd and we are His sheep.

1. Psalm 23:1-3 A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

2. Isaiah 40:10-11 Yes, the Sovereign LORD is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

3. Mark 6:34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

4. Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

5.Ezekiel 34:30-31 In this way, they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them. And they will know that they, the people of Israel, are my people, says the Sovereign LORD. You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!”

6. Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

7. Psalm 100:3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

8. Psalm 79:13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.



Sheep hear their shepherd’s voice.

9. John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,

10. John 10:26-28 But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,

11. John 10:3-4 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.



Pastors must feed the sheep with the Word of God.

12. John 21:16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

13. John 21:17 A third time he asked him, Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.



Jesus died for His sheep.

14. John 10:10-11 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

15. John 10:15 just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.

16. Matthew 15:24 He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

17. Isaiah 53:5-7 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.



His sheep will inherit eternal life.

18. Matthew 25:32-34 All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world.

19. John 10:7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.

I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
6 “Do not stare at me because I am [h]swarthy,
For the sun has burned me.

The parable of the lost sheep.

20. Luke 15:2-7 And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!” So He told them this parable “What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it? When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders, and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep! I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don’t need repentance.



The Lord will lead His sheep.

21. Psalm 78:52-53 But he led his own people like a flock of sheep, guiding them safely through the wilderness. He kept them safe so they were not afraid; but the sea covered their enemies.

22. Psalm 77:20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.



Lambs in Heaven.

23. Isaiah 11:6 A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along.



Wolves and sheep.

24. Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

25. Matthew 10:16 “Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Notes on Continuum by The Shee

Click on the Image and this will take you through to the Bandcamp Download.
It costs a minimum donation of £7 for mp3 download and £12 for the CD and download.

Generally this is a website to encourage Christian growth or to broadcast critical material that people should know but are probably not hearing.

I am putting this up not because the musicians state any particular belief, but because of their true artistry and lyrics.

The band actually commisioned top composers and writers in their folk field to co write these songs with them. The result is incredibly varied, incredibly polished and speaks quite deeply somehow. As well as being a window into contemporary and Northumbrian folk fusion.


I wrote a few notes to Kimera Betz on what each track meant to me.

=======================
Now here are some of the things that have gone through my head as I have listened
1From the Shadows is surely our song as we emerge from the Shadows if the secret place. Everybody has layghed at us...but as we come out and start circling things, the walls and towers of strongholds will come down. So wherever the Band are this is quite a spiritual song to march round the room to.

2Ower Late for the lasses/Sheepolska
Starting off in a kind of lament....stirring itself with more movement and returning to a more harmonised version of the original at the end. Lovely instrumental with great harp elements

3. Jute Mill song celebrating a real story of a woman who stood up for justice. I believe she is the one in the recording at the beginning
Just ordinary people making a stand
Very catchy hook....oh dear me what will we do

4.Lady Grey Whimsical sea shanty vibe...but beautiful in elegance. Instrumental with great strumming additions
Wowsers flute. I am a flautist but not quite that quick!!!

5.Atmospheric Northumbrian coast cradle song, with pizzicato being used like some Lighthouse searchlight or something or cottage houselight in the fog.....snowy conditions. In celebration of the goose who gives her down. In celebration of the Oak for the rocking cradle etc.
Northumbrian pipes sound I think on the flute. Lovely vocal harmonies

6.Peaks/Benasque Very catchy tumble turn kind of dance thing....that really hooks inside you. Changes into Benasque around 3 minutes. Awesome dance theme with great flute. You will see what I mean, with a very catchy ryhthm that will get you tapping your feet all over the place. Love that harp riff that sounds like something i stumbled on when I was recording my CD...which sounded so good I kept it too.

7.Vampire Rabbit begins like a round. Don't work too hard is more like a Northumbrian/ Scottish type folk dance

8.Precious Tears is a beautiful song of encouragement and hope.....reminding you how precious your heart is and how important wisdom is.
Really could be singing Proverbs. Truly lovely with bursts of flute. Then can you believe it singing about friends being a city of refuge.
"Do not worry do not fret......" You will love it. Knowing that intercession and pain is not wasted.....

9.The Birds of Salim  Ali/On the Breathing Road/The Soaring Seas Another of their lilting turning twisting tunes that will grab your insides like an Ohrwurm or earworm or hook and not let you go....as it opens out into a lovely flute refrain...... I think when they played this live on BBC Radio 2 I had fallen in love and knew I was going to have to have this mp3. They commissioned co writers of high excellence for each track with proven reputations in the folk writing scene.
The end of this track is a great lilting theme with guitar almost calypso style stopping in the strum

10 Jaspers/Dance with me  So this begins as a Dance, then unfolds as a song of loneliness and havent we all tasted these emotions as we have ploughed very lonely furrows socially.

Down the gun barrel




Can I explain about thirdlevel stuff? When a thirdlevel guy is looking down a gun barrel at you..... at least that's how it feels....
When R Edward Miller is looking straight through you
When Mother Basilea Schlink is coming for you....
When I appear to be looking at you violently....
When you or I feel queasy in such a situation....
Those thirdlevellers really are coming for you....
But they are coming for every hidden lingering Genesis 3 thinking orphan thinking shame thinking figleaf thinking lie thinking.... ( that God isn't pure goodness)
And you are wondering where in earth those feelings suddenly came from.
Basilea in her German English said when you feel like you are in a washing machine and you don't know which way is up!!!!! Which is a brilliant description....
All this weirdness is part of our hidden operating systems and the gift of grace upon ministry is to see it with the single eye....
Not the Satanic single eye of dominion terror and condemnation .... the New World Order.....
No the eye..... like Jesus .... two seconds after commending Peter for his revelation about who He was.... now addressing the lingering serpent in Peters thinking.... you don't have to die!!!!!
Get behind me Satan
Satan isn't you.... but he has been masquerading as you for so long to take you into destruction that it sure feels like you when a ministry is coming at you...
But it's not you they are after....
It's all that last " Satan as you" thinking of the independent self of Genesis 3.
Personally if I wanted to grow in Christ I'd realise that it's going to involve Spirit surgery either direct or in the Body walking in Light or having thirdlevellers round to visit who have already had a lot of their surgery....
Yuh... instead of shunning the thirdlevel and being like Israelites circling a mountain for 40 years....
I'd tend to book an appointment with the Melchizedek order right now.
Lord.... dynamite out workers into the harvest... into my harvest...
But by all means if you like circling mountains stay with Hillsongs or Bethel or Benny Hinn.
Jesus came to Bethesda and said to the guy waiting for the angel to move the waters.... do you want to still bother with this endless cycle....
Or do you want healing and deliverance today?
The lame man walked out of the Angel Healing Club that day.
The question is never God.
The question is you. What do you want? But be prepared for the washing machine and being turned upside down.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Why even bother with a thirdlevel?

I want to drop one of the secrets of the thirdlevel. As I said earlier thirdlevel in a while can be conveniently dropped as a term. The reason we have to use it or something meaning it.... like third Feast... or Father stage or union...
Is because the three previous forms of Christianity out there, are actually not the Life of Christ.
Denominations don't generally preach John chapter 3 and press people unto a born again experience.
The second form of Christianity called evangelicalism does centre round John chapter 3, which is ofcourse good but they stop there.
The third form of Christianity recognises the baptism of the Holy Spirit and engaging with the gifts of the Spirit.
But none of these are normal life.
Norman Grubbs phrase is " out at elbows with yourself". You are trying to be " something" but it doesn't really work. That is why we have to " be divisive" as somebody said earlier today and mess everything up by saying..... look... there's more.
If zero ,first and secondlevel Christianity worked there would be no need to shake the world down.
None of the previous Christianity types do a thing about the basic problem with planet earth.
Sin....
Genesis 3
I am not saying sins.
Other christianities try to tackle sins.
But Jesus said He came to lay the axe to the root. Which is the spirit of sin.
Brian Zahnd isn't quite there yet because he is still, as we were and Gene Edwards was in the 80s still using
SEEKING GOD
CONTEMPLATION
WAITING ON GOD
MEETINGS
MEDITATING ON GREEK/RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PICTURES.....
whatever....to become something
Thirdlevel is about cutting to the chase
The Genesis 3 bottom line
It's about going inside , going into your inner room,yes,....... but not to become something....
TO FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF AS FRANCOIS DU TOIT AND ANDRE RABE SAY....
but based on the truth of the Cross, the exchange of Romans 6. We died in Christ and we were raised new creations in Christ.
The trick of the thirdlevel is we are not really doing anything to become anything.
Oh so you just remain normal then.
Nope, not that either. Nobody is " normal" as in God normal or Jesus normal. Everybody is dysfunctional.
But we have been told to accept this because we are " human".
But the other lie we have been told is that there is no spirit and instead we are selfpowered " front of house beings"
Souls.....emotions mind and will... entirely self powered.... autonomous.
Psychology is a whole pseudoscience based around and supporting this soul powered belief.
The ultimate is Buddhism, basing itself on the same lie but " spiritualising" that lie.
We are spirit. We have a soul and a body. We are dependant on spirit .
The " reptilian " lie, the serpent nature, is that while we are focused front of house , it powers us spiritually from behind. We aren't just human autonomous beings.
Coming back under the Lordship of Christ, wanting Him to properly indwell us again, casts out this false serpent spirit at the back of everything we are.
But the lie of all other christianities is NOT that we claim our deliverance, have a born again or even Spirit filled deliverance to return to bring a new soulpowered autonomous me.... that pushes me right back where I started going wrong in the Genesis 3 false delusion again.
No.... thirdlevel Christianity is normal life as originally designed for the very reason that the entity Jesus Christ me is the empowering and the life source of the rest of my being.... mind will and emotions.
Romans 6 " reckoning" or the process of inwardly accepting this as continuous fact by cold faith....
Gives birth to a continuous knowing
A whole inner change to identity back to root source, the life of the Father in me as it was in Jesus.
We become the very same blasphemy that Nazareth thought Jesus was.
Actually Jesus wasn't the blasphemy. All the rest of the world is.
The offence of blasphemy is simply that you are committing an act of revolt in Satans lying reign on earth. If you continue quite happily saying you are an autonomous being, Satan is happy, for ,by proxy ,through you and your complicity he is reigning here on earth.
To suddenly put up your hand like Jesus in the wilderness and say
You devil are not the ruler here
God is King
God is my sole source
Then you break Satans rule over the earth here... which he regards as an act of treason,
Or as he calls it, you have committed blasphemy against God for saying you are His Life.
But we are the Life of God on this planet... we are not the life of a usurping serpent reptilian creature....
If we make that inner choice out of here....
that inner choice to leave!!!!
Being this specific again spiritually about what a human is and the God who is our Life...
Actually connects us with reality again.
My spirit connects back with creation.
I am able to engage with things as they ARE.
God the one who sustains the universe by His Word of power anyway is the reality I am clicking back into by faith.
As we do we become more and more clear about the Matrix we are leaving behind!!!!
Those new to this check out Romans 12:1-2. which really summarises this entire post and is the baseline of thirdlevel Christianity or life lived out of the Holiest Place.

Friday, 24 March 2017

....And that is the problem, nobody has seen a thirdlevel church....

Picture of a Thirdlevel Church
This is the problem today, nobody has seen a church. Nobody knows what ministry is....precious few have ever been in a room with Corrie Ten Boom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Watchman Nee, Ed Miller, Witness Lee, Mother Basile Schlink or Richard Wurmbrand.....
so everybody is blissfully unaware that there is a thirdlevel, they have only ever met first and secondlevellers.
You start to see how Jesus caused such a reaction, being the first ever thirdleveller on earth.
Even in the East they get the thirdleveller business. They call them gurus. Sadhu Sundar Singh Sadhu Sevelraj is following on.
Watchman Nee and Witness Lee, the two Chinese men clearly impart the Union message.
Flipping eckulo even Star Wars understands thirdlevellers: people who are bigger on their inside than out, like Yoda. Smith Wigglesworth used this Tardis phrase before Dr Who.
There it is for all to read
1 John 2 children young men fathers
Like a Seed,    falling ito the griound,      you shall be raised
Go the Way    to the Truth      find the Life
Abide in My Word....No really abide in my Word like disciples,      find the truth,     the truth shall set you free
Abraham (faithlife) Isaac (uncover wells - supernatural charisms) Jacob (wrestle until you get your Name change)
12 disciples were Jews of the Old Covenant, Jesus picked them and raised them in the charismatic, but after catastrophic failure they discovered their real new identity and became Life giving Fathers and apostles in Acts
Moses first level in Egyot, secondlevel with the sheep, thirdlevel in ministry
What on earth is Don K. Preston on about?It really is like the old days in 1972 trying as a 13 year old to lead a Church of Scotland minister and his wife into the baptism in the Spirit.
They were just the same as Don is, and the Pharisees and Saducees were with Jesus. If you see Spirit stuff it's obvious....but if you don't..... you really don't. Its really one of the wonders of the world. it's as bad as showing a molar that has completely grown in your mouth in a meeting to an atheist.
 " There's no proof"
You slap your head in a Homer Simpson fashion

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Preterism: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Facxebook Intro to this post
In Nehemiah he was instructed by the emperor to return to Jerusalem and rebuild. How about that? And then a local bunch of satraps, try and tell him what he is doing is illegal in some way. In these days God has been rebuilding the walls and Gates of Jerusalem again according to the prophetic Words of the 70s about rebuilding the waste places of Jerusalem. Then this whipper snapping dog comes around called Preterism. I am not sure how big it is in the UK but on Facebook it seems quite large.
Like middlemen you see these forums sprouting:
You can't build that here
You can't do that
You cant use spiritual gifts they are all out of date
You can't be an apostle ,prophet pastor ,teacher, deliverance ministry or whatever they are all discontinued
You can't get baptised in the Spirit that all finished in 70 AD !!!!!
Well after having two whole days of this stuff, let's look at what God is saying through His Word, rather than all the things the yapping middle managers say we can't do.



In the last couple of days I have likened Preterism to Mormonism in this fashion:
They take a few verses and according to their carnal understanding build a whole edifice of doctrine out of what was a wrong reading in the first place.
Preterism does this with Daniel chapter 9
and Mormons created our entire genealogical industry out of one verse of Paul that was written in a totally different context. Paul talks of being baptised for the dead, so Mormons trot off and try to proxy baptise people on behalf of every single person who ever lived. And you thought Anglican Infant baptism was bad!!!! Huh?
Preterists take a passage in Daniel 9 wildly out of context and kill off all supernatural engagement in the whole church. It is one of the most devilishly paralysing things in America at the moment, probably second only to the bus stop Rapture concept.
After prayerful thought this afternoon, here are some thoughts:
Aspects of the text of the book of Revelation have been understood by some as being indicative of an earlier date.
Chilton holds that since Scripture teaches that all prophecy would be complete by the end of the 70th week of Daniel (Dan. Dan. 9:24-27) and since the book of Revelation contains prophetic material, therefore the book must have been written prior to the end of Daniel’s 70th week: END QUOTE
While the actual points of the second article regarding the contemporaneous churches make a lot of sense, the above paragraph, which seems to be a major foundation for preterism and the winding up of prophecy, is just simply a wrong reading of what was meant.
Seventy [t]weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [u]finish the transgression, to [v]make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [w]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
I would not dare make pronouncements outside what God reveals, which is one of the disturbing elements of preterists and futurists like John Hagee.
Both groups have no fear of going ahead of God and telling Him what he meant by His own words.
So in vagueness, my insides are telling me that God has allotted a definite course for Israel,
but somewhere somehow God is using the "switching off" from the purposes of God for our inclusion.....
there is a delay until the 70th week. Although as usual, Gods ways being higher.....He has fulfilled the 70th week at one level in the Death of Jesus, and this is why certain aspects of Preterism are correct.
But examine with me this sentence
Seventy [t]weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [u]finish the transgression, to [v]make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [w]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
Israel and specifically Jerusalem have been given the task, in a manner that is "fixed" "chosen", "set in stone" and "appointed"
Just as it was St Peter to be given the Keys of the Kingdom as we saw in Acts....
so it has been fixed and appointed that the Remnant, after all the devil has thrown at the Jews....
the remnant and God's chosen city Jerusalem have been chosen to wrap everything up
St Paul calls it life from the dead.
If we have been included in as a wild olive during their "off period"....and that was an amazing blessing, then what will their inclusion be, but life from the dead!!!
So like one of those movie freezes, like in the Matrix, the Jews go into a long freeze.....they never completed the 70 weeks
they never did do any of the things they were appointed to do......so they have been frozen in time, while the camera sweeps round and grabs any Gentiles willing from the four corners of the globe....
and when the fulness of the Gentiles have come in,
the freeze frame stops and the Jews actually get to be the
"Last shall be first"
having been the first that was made last for 2000 years, in terms of New Covenant operations.
Certainly right now Jews, who are as infested as you can get with the Khazar peoples who "say they are Jews but are not", they are currently leading the charge for their "Messiah"....but the Messiah has already come in a form they did not recognise. So the devil, understanding perfectly the sort of superman they are looking for, wont disappoint them.
While everlasting righteousness has indeed been brought in by Christ, as EW Bullinger noted, in precisely the 70th week....
For everlasting righteousness to be permanent in the earth
we have to see a Day of Atonement come when the two houses, Israel and the Church are literally become One THING
with the manifestation of the wall of hostility broken down.
"to seal up vision and [w]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
WAS accomplished by Christ in the heavenly Tabernacle
as yet we do not see everything in subjection to Christ but we see Him who was made a little while lower than the angels crowned with glory and honour....
WE SEE HIM..
BUT until the full manifestation on earth......nope not at all do we see the sealing up of vision and prophecy .....
I haven't checked the meaning of sealing up of vision and prophecy but I would suspect this means something like
zipping a banana back up again
or consummation of union as of two entities becoming one.
The Lord has determined HOW He will achieve these things
Not by Might nor by power but by my Spirit.
So indeed the supernatural ministries and the supernatural gifts, and people walking supernaturally in Galatians 2.20 consciousness are indeed the methods God has designated in a context that John was writing and that the writer of Hebrews was writing of a new nation of Kings and Priests according to the new Order of Melchizedek.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Why Did Paul write Romans? John Stevens


Introduction
NB this post is a simple distillation of my thoughts concerning Romans – I will allow my experts, Douglas Moo, Thomas Schreiner, NT Wright, Watchman Nee, and others to have their say in a following post but for now you’re stuck with me!
The letter is written by Paul, the ‘apostle to the Gentiles’ and highlights how the gospel intersects with local circumstances in the church in Rome – not an end in itself; it was not written as a theological deposit for future generations though it fulfils that brief extraordinarily well.
The mission to gentiles stems from the covenant promises to bless the whole world through Abraham and it seems to be important to Paul that the believers in Rome get a grip on this.
Paul was a walking ‘Israel’, an embodiment, in himself, of the purposes of God bringing ‘light to the gentiles’; Paul ‘goes to work’ providing a theological foundation for the call for unity between Jewish and Gentile believers as a necessity for the glory of God:
‘therefore receive one another just as Christ has received us to the glory of God’…’that the gentiles might glorify God’ 15v7 and v9
Is it truly possible to enter the mind and thinking of a first century apostle and claim to understand his motives for writing an epistle to the church in Rome? It sounds a little far-fetched at the outset. A quest, perhaps, based more on instinct than evidence? In fact we find that it is Paul himself that provides the evidence.
Before we look at the direct evidence in the epistle it would be good to immerse ourselves in Rome itself which had become a vibrant and ethnically diverse city comprising of slaves and freemen from conquered regions from the Empire. Jews were permitted to live in Rome, allowed to build synagogues, and to worship according to their customs. At the time of writing the epistle it is likely that the Jewish believers were in the process of returning to Rome having been banished by Emperor Claudius in approximately AD49.
‘And (Paul) found (in Corinth) a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome’ Acts 18 v 2
Claudius died in AD 54 and it may be that the Jews were permitted to return after his death. The church, therefore, comprised of Jewish and Gentile believers and had witnessed the racial tension between Jews and Greeks, the expulsion of the Jews and then the return of Jewish believers. Paul wrote a letter specifically to contrast the unity brought about by Roman conquest and rule with the unity brought about through the gospel; through the death of Jesus and his resurrection.
(1)    Paul’s impending visit to Rome – in chapter one Paul writes     ‘I long to see you…I often planned to come to you but was hindered until now’ v11-13
(2)    Paul wanted to preach the gospel in Rome and bear fruit – ‘…that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles…I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also’ v13-15
(3)    Paul had Spain in his sights – ‘whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to see you…to be helped on my way there by you…I shall go by way of you to Spain’ 14 v 24-28
(4)    Paul was anticipating mutual blessing – ‘I long to see you that I may impart to you some spiritual gift so that you may be established that is that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me’ 1 v 11,12 ‘I know that when I come to you I shall come in the full blessing of the gospel of Christ…with joy by the will of God, and maybe refreshed together with you’ 14 v 29-33
(5)    To tackle important issues arising in the church – ‘I myself am confident concerning you…that you are filled with all knowledge…nevertheless I have written more boldly to you on some points…’ 14 v 14,15 ‘Now I urge you, brethren, note those whom cause divisions…and avoid them’
If we attempt to arrange these themes into a coherent paragraph it could read like this:
My dear brothers in Christ in Rome. I’m on my way to Jerusalem to deliver a contribution from the Gentile churches in Macedonia and Achaia to the poor among the members of the church there. After that I have two aims. One is to come to you and the other is to push on to Spain. How I have longed to see you all in Rome and to preach the gospel and have some fruit among you. Your faith is spoken about everywhere I go and I am confident you know the gospel well. I’ve written to you on some points quite boldly as a reminder to keep in the grace of God and to note those who are divisive. I look forward at last to seeing you. I’ll arrive in the full blessing of the gospel and am sure that I can impart a spiritual gift to you as you will also encourage me. After that Spain. And I hope you’ll be able to help me on my way’
Read like this one could be forgiven for not anticipating such an outpouring of theology and teaching as we encounter in the rest of letter. It is unexpected. Perhaps Paul was simply caught up in moments, maybe hours, of clarity of thought that he felt compelled to record and include in his letter to the church in Rome? Maybe. But we must remember that Paul, by this time, had been an apostle to the Gentiles for nearly twenty years. I think we can safely dismiss this extraordinary letter as anything other than purposeful and designed to fit into the life of the believers in Rome.
In which case, of the aims above, two stand out as inextricably linked; his planned visit to Rome and the future plans to take the gospel to Spain with the help of the church in Rome.
Paul detected a problem in the church. Division. There were two sets of divisions. One was over attitudes towards Jewish believers from the Gentile believers. The other, which may also had exacerbated the Jew/Gentile division, was to do with varying practices such as whether to hold particular days in honour of the Lord or to treat all days the same (14v5). So Paul goes to work providing a sound theological foundation showing how the gospel has brought about a deep unity between Jews and Gentiles in Christ. And how that two believers can express their love and faith for Christ differently and yet remain united with each other. This, I believe, is the ‘spiritual gift’ that Paul is seeking to bring. Unity. ‘Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity! For there the Lord commands the blessing’ Ps 133 v1,2. In chapter 11 Paul brings revelation and a prophetic warning. He shows the Gentile believers that whilst they are theologically correct in believing that the Jews had rejected the gospel so that they could be included, they had become boastful and arrogant towards their Jewish brethren. He warns them if they continue they, like the unbelieving Jews, will be cut off 11v22.
To uproot these damaging attitudes Paul does not simply instruct the Gentile believers to repent and love their Jewish brethren; he digs a comprehensive theological foundation sustained over 16 chapters. We will be looking at how this argument unfolds later.
It is with his dual purpose in mind that Paul develops his argument. I have no doubt that Paul would have been anticipating gaining financial help towards his ambition to take the gospel to Spain but I suspect, too, that he was after good travelling companions. He wanted to ensure that those who would travel with him, Jewish or Gentile believers, would be filled with the same fullness of the gospel and joy that Paul possessed so that they could dig good foundations for the emerging church in Spain, full of unity and joy in Christ, in the Messiah.
In summary then Paul was reminding the believers in Rome that the gospel and Christ, not political power or Caesar, had brought about true unity between Jews and Gentiles and that the prevailing culture should not invade and spoil the church. Indeed Paul warned that the church would be cut off if it did.
The teaching included in the epistle was with this in mind culminating in one verse:
‘Therefore receive one another, just as Christ has received us, to the glory of God’ 15v7
Paul takes fifteen chapters to build to this point. And the verses that follow on from 15v7 are gripping in the light of the foundations laid earlier. His argument is developed on many fronts and it is to this persuasive argument that we must now turn.

John Stevens is the author of When Rabbis Cry