Wednesday 9 September 2009

I am the Way,the Truth and the Life. The Holy Spirit Road Map

Jesus said "I am the Way, The Truth and the Life.No one Comes to the Father but through Me" John 14:6

So it should have been obvious,huh?

I mean, when I started writing on Dan's blog comments section, then a year ago when I started my own here, it should have been obvious what this is all about!

The threefold process of being restored to the Father.I'll repeat that sentence with different words. A three level process of being restored to the Father.

Some time back I mentioned it's I am the Way----to the Truth-----which leads to THE LIFE. Now I, at that time, had not heard that from anyone. Anywhere. And when I began sharing it I hoped I was right. My friend went to Florida and found herself in a house church discussing some of the things I am saying. She was told "Oh I've heard of people like that!!! They were around in the 50s!" and " The Bible does NOT say that....the Way to the Truth to the only says "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"

Well I guess the 50s people were what is known as "the Manchild Company". And I am honoured 60 years later to be classed among them....somewhat late though. You see, if Americans hadn't had such hardened hearts thay would still be ahead of the game, they would all have gold-bound autographed versions of George Warnock's books, and he wouldn't have spent his life as a cabinetmaker after training for ministry. But they kind of lost it 50 years ago. And all that remains are stadium preachers of powers and wonders. When what God has always been about since the beginning of time is raising up a "Manchild" company of faceless believers who know only "Christ in them the hope of glory". But hey ho....try telling an American anything. They go to war to learn about geography and other races. The rest of the world tends to just learn the subjects themselves.

So when I was reading David Swan's book which is called "Moving Into the Holy of Holies" and came to Chapter 3, you'll understand why this was a double whammy.

A lot of people think that during my time in Amersham Old Town Baptist Church, followed by 6 years in Casa Biblica UK in Emsworth, lecturers spent years hammering home 3rd level teachings. Listen, Baptist Churches, even renewed ones don't teach this stuff.

Emsworth used to 'put up' with the occasional visit from Warnock type preachers, who later became the International Ministry Association, but because they were received "lukewarmly" to say the least, during my entire time I probably heard only a handful of "preaches" and nothing about I am the Way the Truth and The Life. (They still managed to sneak in an occasional direct person to person prophetic word though!!!Hey!Go, Jesus!)
Nope. Like St Paul I have been "shut out" from the usual sources of learning Christ. I really appreciated some faith and power Word coming into my insides via Morris Cerullo, during the 90s. And I do realise most English and American Christians cannot stand him. Just look on Facebook. As a single person,shut out from church, I used to save up for Cerullo teaching blitzes where he gathers the foremost anointed preachers from all over the globe for weeklong sessions. I went to LA,Chicago and San Diego. But none of this contained much 3rd level stuff, if at all.(But it does help you meet Chinese ,Indians,Swiss,Australians,Koreans etc etc...)

Nope. The stuff you are receiving here on this blog is "my gospel". This gospel that Jesus has revealed to my innards direct. So you can understand my excitement in these days to find other brothers and sisters who have committed things to print. As I said to Frank Viola..that won't necessarily stop me from suing them for breach of copyright! (Americans...that is a joke. Put that lawyer down!)

The Way, the Truth,and the Life -Chapter 3 of David Swan's book Moving Into the Holy of Holies
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).

The Way
The way for us to move deeper into the presence of God (Whose habitation is in the realm of the Holy of Holies) is clearly illustrated in the Tabernacle. (Illustrations in his book-Get it!)The Outer Court speaks of Jesus as the Way — the entry point, the entrance into the new birth. It speaks of salvation — the first stage and the initial experience of your spiritual life. Through the new birth in Christ, you are given a new heart, a new spirit and a new beginning: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away: behold, all things have become new" (2 Cor 5:17). The journey that leads to abundant Life begins when you enter through the Way."Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You" (Psa 143:8)

The Truth
After the initial salvation stage of the Outer Court, you will enter into the second stage of your spiritual journey, represented by the Holy Place, which speaks of Jesus as the Truth. Jesus is full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Truth is so essential, for without truth, we will have no moral and spiritual guiding light in life. Without truth, we are lost! But, thank God for giving us Truth. "Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle" (Psa 43:3).
God is a God of truth (Dent 32:4). His word is truth (Psa 119:160), His Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6), and His nature and character are truth. He desires truth in your inward parts, that is, in your spirit. "Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom" (Psa 51:6).
After salvation, you will be sanctified by Truth, guided by Truth, taught by Truth, trained by Truth, tried by Truth, and transformed by Truth. At this mid-stage of the Tabernacle — The Holy Place — you will be cleansed by Truth, confronted by Truth and dealt with by Truth repeatedly until Truth is formed and found in you.
During Moses' time, the Ark contained the two tablets of the law, among other things. The tablets of the law inside the Ark speak of truth abiding and filling the inward part — the spirit. When truth abides in your spirit, it will influence and govern your thoughts, attitude, speech and behaviour. Truth blesses you inmany ways. It has the power to sanctify (John 17:17) and the power to liberate (John 8:32). Truth gives light. Some of the blessings that result from having God's truth abiding in your spirit are stronger conviction, better judgement and wise decisions. God's truth abiding in your spirit serves as a resident counsellor and guide in your life. Truth restrains you from sin. That is why the psalmist says, "Your word I I lave hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You" (Psa 119:11).
This Holy Place speaks of partial experience and is incomplete by itself. You need to move beyond this middle stage to the Holy of Holies if you desire to enter into the fullness of spiritual experience and blessings. Falsehood, lies and deceit, beset and disqualify one from moving into the realm of the Holy of Holies. The scripture says, "He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; he who tells lies shall not continue in my presence" (Psa 101:7). When you
seek to move into the Holy of Holies, confrontation with Truth and dealing by Truth is inevitable and indispensable. It is only when you begin to know truth, speak truth, love truth and live truth that you will enter into the full experience of His abundant Life in the Holy of Holies. Therefore, to move beyond the Holy Place and enter into the realm of the more abundant Life in the Holy of Holies, you need to graduate from the school of Truth.

The Life
"That you may be filled with all the fullness of God"Ephesians 3:19).

The Holy of Holies stage speaks of abundant life —fullness of Life. The Holy of Holies speaks of the final spiritual destination and goal for every believer. It speaks of the 'fullest experience of God'. In this place, you will experience complete spiritual satisfaction. In the natural there is a saying, 'Life begins at forty'. However, where the spiritual is concerned, real life begins in the Holy of Holies.
To live in the realm of the Holy of Holies is to live in the realm of the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. In this realm a higher spiritual law is in operation. Living according to this higher law will set you free from the law of sin and death (Rom 8:2).
Living in the realm of the Holy of Holies will cause you to savour a life that is continually led and empowered by the Spirit. In this realm of the Spirit, you will experience continual guidance and constant anointing.
The Holy of Holies speaks of Jesus as the Life, so to live in this realm is to live life to the fullest. It is exciting to live in the Holy of Holies because this is the realm which God inhabits and chooses to manifest Himself in. This is the realm and dimension of the supernatural and the miraculous. Signs, wonders and miracles will accompany you if you learn to abide in this secret place of the Most High.
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Gal 2:20).
The Apostle Paul was a man of pre-eminent distinction. He lived with a great sense of destiny. His life was one that was lived purposefully, fruitfully, triumphantly to the fullest. His was a life that touched and blessed multitudes, churches, nations and the whole Christendom; a life that has imparted to the church an invaluable spiritual legacy — a life that will count for all time and eternity. His life demonstrates to us what God can do through a single individual who is totally yielded to Him. Paul's life is outstanding because he learned the secret of living in the realm of the Holy of Holies — in Christ — and having Christ live in him and through him. "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me..." (Gal 2:20). When you live your life in the dimension of the Holy of Holies, you will have the power of spiritual attraction - the power to draw others closer to the Lord. If you want to live a fulfilling, fruitful and God-glorifying life, live in the dimension of the Holy of Holies — live in Christ!
The life that is lived in the 'Life' level of the Holy of Holies will be decidedly different. For the abundant life, the meaningful life, the quality life, the resurrected life, the Zoe life and the glorious life are all found in the realm of the Holy of Holies.

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