Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A Recent History of Psalm 24 Part Four: Me and Carol Decker

This is a post about the "middle realm", the contest for the Holy Place, the fight and struggle that goes on in the "second heaven" and the surprising realisation that at least a part of that realm, and the key part is inside us. We're going in via Andre Rabe, via Carol Decker and via a song of mine.We're going to learn what the "fullness of the times "is and the present reality of the typology of the Tabernacle.You'll never think quite the same about the Parable of the Sower either.

From the Chapter "Apprehended" from Secret Of Contentment ISBN 978-0-9563346-0-2 - Andre Rabe

What is this strange ... yet familiar attraction
this awareness of Your person that draws me beyond myself
It's not a desire for pleasure or any type of reward
it's a hand upon my spirit that pulls me toward
a consciousness of our union
without distraction.

What will You say ...
Where will You take me ...
You are utterly unpredictable yet completely dependable
and I revel in this uncertain security.
Uncertain, because You continually surprise me.
Secure, because I'm at home in Your embrace.

The more intimate our acquaintance
the greater the intrigue
of Your boundless person and infinite mind.

Here I belong; here I will abide.
I found the secret of satisfaction
yet there remains this mysterious magnetism
to explore Your height and depth,
to open my spirit eyes as wide as You.

And as I experience a vision of Your greatness,
I expand beyond the narrow confines
of earthly logic and my natural mind
to perceive what cannot be understood
and know for certain what cannot be explained.


This morning I felt to write on Facebook:

Brokenness is a phrase Gene Edwards and Ed Miller used a lot. I think it's a secondlevel word. We're in a new generation now. It gave too much prominence to the pot. I think Daniel Yordy's diagram is far more accurate.

How many remember the lyrics of China in Your Hand by Carol Decker of T'pau?

Lyric writer Carol Decker explained that it is the effect that if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it - therefore 'china in your hand' means something that is transparent.[1]
China in Your Hand
From the album Bridge of Spies by T'Pau
Written by Carol Decker and Ron Rogers...

It was a theme she had
On a scheme he had
told in a foreign land
To take life on earth
To the second birth
and the man was in
It was a flight on the wings
Of a young girls dreams
That flew too far away
And we could make the monster live again
Oh hands move and heart beat on
Now life will return in this electric storm
A prophecy for a fantasy
The curse of a vivid mind
Don't push too far
Your Dreams are china in your hand
Don't wish too hard
Because they may come true
And you can't help them
You don't know what you might
Have set upon yourself
China in your hand
Come from greed
Never born of the seed
Took life from a barren hand
On eyes wide
Like a child in the form of a man
A story told
A mind of his own
An omen for our time
We take a flight on the wings of fantasy
Then you push too far
And make your dreams reality
Yeah! china in your hand
But they're only dreams
And you shouldn't push too far
When asked what the lyrics meant, Ron Rogers co-writer said he wasn't sure, but Carol said it's about Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"..... So it's saying something like : what originally began as a theme in an author's mind could in these days of genetics take on outer form as we juggle around with life itself. We could make the monster live again.

But on another level this speaks of

that diaphanous layer below the conscious mind that conjures our future, that draws our future to itself. It can and MUST be invaded by the Holy Spirit, lest we draw to ourselves many outer forms of the monster that was always the design of the devil to draw to earth. But conversely He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. Here world means kosmos(Greek): the limited world of those (as Ern preaches) moral intelligences submitted to the devil's lying reign.

Can I briefly press this home as it is related to the scheme of this post?

Our first position as non-Christians is to ignore or possibly categorically deny any Devil. This is falsehood.

Our second position as Christians , and more so Spirit-filled Christians, is to absolutely be aware of the devil. He can scare us witless...and we like many Christians go around spouting about the "god of this world", thinking world means the same one God created and includes everything within it. This too is falsehood.

As Ern preached: The Earth is the Lord's and the Fullness thereof.

The more we "see" God in all, even and especially the bad things, the more we pull the rug out from underneath the devil's slender and lying claim to how things are run on Earth. But this seeing goes on underneath our conscious thought level. It's our instinctive level. It's where we really "see" everything in our life from.

Here's three examples of people who outwardly are one thing but underneath something is going on that affects them more, one positive two negative:

A man I tune for lives in a large house in a large wooded acreage near Ascot. It is near London.It is not too far from the Queen's outer London residence in Windsor and Windsor great park. You can only imagine the cost of such a house and property. He loves landscaping his property and adding lovely features. Every time I go there is something new. Yet this man is sad. Not at the surface level, but underneath. He seems to live a life of total depression. Possibly, because he knows all his money comes from shredding flesh- or the manufacture of weapons to kill people efficiently. And, up until recently, this involved virtually blank cheques from our government.

Meanwhile, when I visited Kenya in 86, my parents and I were taken for a tour round a hillside forested property by the 16 year old daughter of a Salvation Army Captain who was mostly absent and working among the slums of Nairobi. The daughter was virtually a second mother to his children. She was not bitter. She had a beautiful, pure spirit. Her inner eye which shone out of her outer eye was bright and beaming.They had virtually no money, yet at any time as she did with us, she could pull down the most amazing bananas, lemons,limes,oranges and mangoes fresh from their trees. The water in their stream was crystal clear and fresh, and they lived in a small community of neighbours who shared responsibility between them for care of the children, when others were at work or needed to study.

Stephen Fry is constantly referred to as our national treasure as one of the most articulate and knowledgeable of souls, yet at the level I refer to in this post he is constantly riding the rollercoaster of a bi-polar condition. There is always the danger that too soon there will not be a Stephen Fry.

Finally, in this introduction, where I am collecting together component materials, I want to refer to the post's title. My only connection with Carol Decker of T'pau is to do with a particular song I wrote called "Give It all You've Got." Originally it was written with Carol in mind because it is the same theme as a lot of T'Pau's songs, and also apart from Suzi Quattro, she was one of the only sassy female vocalists you used to hear back in the 80s. It was just prior to Margaret Becker's emergence with Charlie Peacock.

My song was written during the optimistic period of "The Only Way is Up" by Yazz, and it was in this period some of us were discovering the heady atmosphere of multilevel marketing or MLM with Companies such as Amway. Just as America has taken team power to a totally new level in recent centuries, the discovery that marketing needn't always be linear but could be multi layered, revolutionised the whole way sales could be operated. So , in less jargon, instead of having a traditonal marketing force with one sales manager managing a traditional pyramid of a line of salesmen under him....you can have an infinitely(almost) changing layered pyramid of sales people each earning commission from those they have in turn told and explained the product to.

This is the simple genius behind 2 tells 2 who tell 2 who tell 2 who tell 2, and pretty soon you are living from a small commission payment coming from an awful lot of people.

As people's jaws drop to think that I could ever be involved with such a thing, I'll move on after just these sentences.

MLM is mathematics;neither good nor evil. It is democratic, because anybody can have a team under them. When the marketplace becomes flooded, you pick another innovation or productline and start again.
MLM cannot function well while each and every individual is living in self for self mode.MLM referred to this as "survival mode". MLM only works in self for others mode, what MLM called "contribution" mode. Having just read "Yes I am" by Norman Grubb, I couldn't believe what these business people were saying. Not to put too fine a point on it, in the late 80s and 90s like Caleb and Joshua we saw the future, but it was ripped away from us because carnal minds labelled the system as evil, without seeing that what was evil was the compounded spirit of self for self that was evil. The system itself just is. 2times 2 times 2 times 2 times 2 times a monthly commission of say £50 from each makes £16000, whether it's a Christian £16000 or a mafia £16000. But that isn't what this post is about.

When I came to record "The Blood Song" on my double CD I wanted a section encouraging a response to this, so I wrote to Carol Decker to see if she'd be up for it. I made my position clear, and as a Leftie Labour agnostic/atheist she made hers clear, so it never happened. Helen Burgess of Ellel Ministries helped me instead. The song then leads into a psalm Francois Du Toit quoted a few weeks ago :Psalm 36

Youtube notes:First written for Carol Decker of T'Pau during the heady days of Multi Level Marketing and Yazz "the Only Way is UP" Give It All eventually ended up sandwiched on my CD1 of Early Harvest as part of a long track entitled the Blood Song. It ends with a version of Psalm 36(dated22/7/94) that came during a time of waiting on God.. Band includes Nick Beggs of Kajagoogoo and Iona, and also musical director of Belinda Carlisle on bass,Steve Cyster on guitar, John Graham (Rev James Graham's son and friend of Roy Castle" Recordbreakers") and Helen Burgess of Ellel Ministries sharing vocals with me AC Welch, recorded at River Studios London 1997 and Mango studios Chichester 1998.

The Holy of Holies
Ephesians 1 and 2 and Colossians 1 are an open proclamation of the secret hidden for ages, namely Christ in Us the Hope of Glory.
These passages are Spirit passages. They are Life and Truth. They are not religious niceties. They are reality and Spirit reality is infinitely more real than anything a few molecules with massive holes between them could contain. Our present material world has more gaps in between the substance than substance.
They are the FIRST thing that we as mature Christians, by the Spirit, by the supernatural gift of utterance lay in the lives of one day old believers.
The incomparable Christ :- Colossians 1:13-29
And because he is who He is, he has caught us up together with Him.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
It is a gift. It is not of ourselves. It is lavished on us.He has caught us up into
"an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth." From a throne point of view the fullness of the times was the point in history when everything turned on its hinge. The hinge was the Cross. The intersection of glory and judgment. We do not say "who will go up for us?" or "who will go down into hell for us". It was a done deal at that precise time. This was the fullness of times.
When we get caught up in Christ's reality we are being caught up in what is eternally true : The fullness of the times. And we are told what that is.
The summing up of all things in Christ.....hmmmm....things in the heavens....and things on the earth.... like as if they were one thing ? Before this they were never one thing.
Psalm 85
In the 70s I got 3 songs from Psalm 84 and 85. I wasn't looking for them. They landed on me !
One was from Psalm 85: 8-9 RSV Bible: Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
[9] Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
And it goes on
[10] Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
[11] Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.

This is connected with the ladder ascending into heaven that Jacob saw, and the subject of this series Psalm 24.
Note:1) it is God's NORM that glory may dwell...remain...hang around....on our land.

2) God speaks PEACE to His people. What peace? The peace of Ephesians 1 and 2. The dividing wall of hostility is broken down. He Himself has made peace. Peace between the rebellious person and the right demands of the Law and Covenants. Peace between Gentiles and God. Peace between the sons of the covenant , the Jews, and those who were far off (us Gentiles) who have now been brought near.

3).How can God be sure Faithfulness will spring/is springing up from the ground. Transplanting the seed of the Kingdom is nothing less than Christ Himself. Having come here and overcome as a Man, Jesus comes again in the Person of the Holy Spirit into every single believer....He is faithful, and it is His faithfulness springing forth in believers who learn the truths of grace and the reality of Jesus living our life as us.

4) All these things are NORMAL for those who turn and keep on turning to the Living God who speaks this peace, and they turn in their hearts. It is a heart religion. "Out of the heart flow the issues/ the outflowing rivers of life."


We don't preach a Kingdom that is future. We preach the Eternal Now. We preach the I AM.

God refers to Himself as the I am...because it's like a blank cheque. He can be for us all things. He can be for us what we need for Him to be right now.

"The Kingdom is near you even in your mouth."

We believe in our heart, we confess with our mouth.

The Practice Run

In 1972 we asked ourselves some big questions. How do we ever get to the bigger picture of revival? God answered totally (we felt) counter-intuitively by teaching us the way into His Presence through praise and worship. I was thinking this week about my attitude at the time .

I think I felt I was doing God a favour by learning to praise Him. But the more we obeyed in this, what started out as a "new liberating activity" soon became a door on a whole new world.

A way of being.

A conversation.

A language.

A Presence of the Holy One Himself.

The more we learned the less we knew. The cocksure way of presenting ourselves in praise and worship activity gave way to an increasing sense of awe that we'd ever been invited to this party in the first place. Yes definitely the more we learned the less we knew.

In Amersham in little house gatherings, then in Paderborn,Germany with a new German friend who had just returned from travelling with Judson Cornwall (trained by Ed Miller) through to a "coincidental" personal arrival later in Emsworth Church where Ed Miller was at that time a frequent visitor , we were learning that there are stages we pass through even in worship meetings. Here, I am talking about meetings with "flow"....not the micromanaged meetings where songlists dominate, or where "anointed" showmen do their entertainment spots. I mean meetings where the I AM God is actually no.1 on the agenda.

Helen Rubio has spoken of the 1st , 2nd and 3rd heaven realms where we enter into God's Presence. We enter into His courts with praise. We praise because it is a command. No matter what is going on.No matter how we feel. Not some sort of Hitler command, because we are responding to God first loving us. He instigated our ability to have a relationship with Him. But particularly because we are fallen beings, we awaken from our slumberous state where we slip back into blaming God for our situation, we rise up and speak the truth again...that at all times He truly is worthy of praise. He just is. He is glorious and cannot help it!!!

There are often extraordinary battles in meetings at this point, but as we press through this "2nd heaven" waging warfare against soupy,heavy,treacle like atmospheres, it is like a plane rising through the clouds breaking into God's eternal sunshine again. You can often feel exactly the point where a meeting changes gear. And from here we are able to get direction for the rest of the meeting.
Now, if we pray for somebody, it is from a position of inner knowing that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly places. It's a different kind of prayer!

What I particularly want to highlight is the nature of these Amersham,Paderborn,Emsworth and now Havant Key of David meetings. After praise , so many times there is a time of intimacy "one on one" us and Jesus,but together. In the Argentinian manner we would seek Him on our face. Deep issues in our lives would be touched. Many would cry. Deep spiritual mysteries may suddenly become clear. Stunningly clear direction for problems that have long eluded us.New songs. Paticularly in Emsworth, some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard came right here among something like ten of us particularly, or from sister churches in this way in Argentina,Spain and France. We never really sang UK songs, we had too many of our own.

Gradually we'd be up on our feet again but this time the worship would be purer,deeper...just more awesome.

Why I want to highlight this particular section of the meetings is particularly relevant for our discussion of Psalm 24. Remember,this was the practice run. This was the meeting version of what we are now to live fulltime in opening up the gates for our King!!!
What is that time on our face before God?Sometimes an extended silence, or being quiet while an instrument plays softly? What is contemplation? Meditation?

Let's answer obliquely with this parameter. It's the Holy Place. Not the Holiest Place yet. It's the middle place. Absolutely anyone can enter into the courts of the Lord. Only priests enter the Holy place. We have all been made priests but only in Christ by the Holy Spirit's power. Now in the Holy place there are NO WINDOWS. This is not a place for natural wisdom and light. This is a place of revelation. Of light coming from the candlestick. From the Holy Spirit.

This is also the place of the Shewbread. This is the place where 3rd level/father level ministries impart Jesus to those in the second stage of growth. Eating the shewbread, is related to the eating of the Body of Christ. The Blood cuts us off from our past and brings total cleansing to us. Eating the Body of Christ is literally nourishing ourselves with the Truth of who Christ has now made us. We have died. This false illusion of having a separate exstence - being self-empowered, which was really always Satan-I, has died too. We now become increasingly aware of our total Union with Christ. This is where we learn it. This is where we get nourished. This is Christ becoming us, from our insides out. see Psalm 45:13NASV "The King's daughter etc..."This is why, even in these meetings, when we get up again, when we enter deeper into worship, we feel cleaner, transformed, lighter inside. We find it easier to worship unhindered. I want to talk about this precise thing but in the wider context outside of meetings.

The Israelites had "practice runs" too. Their wilderness experience was a practice run for the Land. The walk they developed (or didn't) in the place of harsh conditions and lack, built into them the inner qualities needed for going properly into action later.

Jericho was a practice run. Yes ofcourse it was also the real thing....but spiritually, having to walk silently round a city six times and on the seventh holler and blow trumpets...was all a practice run for what they would STILL DO spiritually but next time with natural equipment too. They had to learn it was not the natural equipment that was saving them!!!
Another spiritual practice run was in Chronicles when the army had to stand still and see the salvation of their God....only allowed to use the method of praise!!!

In the practice runs we develop the internal sense of the Presence of God, of our conversation with God which is a language of the interior. It cannot really be articulated. It is like a catching fire on your insides.

The real thing is a people who have developed in the Holy Place, the 2nd stage of "young men" as it says in 1 John 2:12 ff, and are now fixed in their knowing. They KNOW that they are Christ in their form, their personalities, their bodies and now they become walking talking representatives of all the furniture and typology that we see in the Holy of Holies, the third stage of growth as Paul describes in the book of Hebrews.They go into action with their armour as in Ephesians 6:10.

We take a break while Nancy Gilmore shares some very interesting impressions on Facebook.

"His body is on location for Christ" Nancy Gilmore
speaking of Bryan Coatney and his poetry." I see that's what our body is. It is a Temple for the Living God to live in and through on location . . a branch which the sap hatches it's fruit on. The Lord showed me my body once in a vision, I could see through my body, it was transparent. I could see out of both sides of my head with limitless ends, and I saw scales falling off my eyes through the back of my head and down my back with my neck and jaws being fixed in a locked position. . .and I was soaring upward. As God would have it, I just happened to be alone with Norman Grubb as we were talking about being 'whole' people in the Lord. When I saw the vision I said to Norman. OH Norman, I just saw myself in ascension! As calm as could be, he replied. "Oh my dear, that was Christ as you!" END

Every church meeting that runs genuinely in the Holy Spirit is WEEKLY proof that the "place " that Jesus has prepared for us is in fact HERE, NOW. The fullness of the times is here. The Kingdom is here. We just don't perceive it. Which is why Jesus gives us a framework in which to learn it. What would that be?

When two or three are gathered in My Name, I will be with them. But when we go apart? When the meeting is over, nothing has changed. The Kingdom is no less among us. It's just our perception.

So where is this all happening then? And what are the gates that need lifting up for the King of Glory to come In ? Jesus spoke of roots and soil and WORD.

The Parable of the Sower Re- examined
Mark 4:1-20
Matthew 13:1-23
Luke 8:1-15
Many of us that were brought up in church would have a cast iron template for this parable. We think in terms of different sorts of people. Even worse than this with religious specs on, we can get to thinking I in my "independent self position "am good soil. I am not like that riffraff over there!

There's a word for this: self-righteousness.At the very least this parable is saying we are nothing without "the seed". And this seed is an entirely grace form of seed. We don't earn it. We don't do anything for it. We don't buy it. The only thing we do is Hear it.

And obey it , but by faith. A faith that comes from the very Divine seed itself.This is grace.

Whether or not this parable does mean different types of people in a born-again grace type understanding, it also is referring to what ONE INDIVIDUAL LIFE has to go through in order to become a John 15 "fruitbearer"

At the beginning we have no ears to hear. Yes, we have flappy things on the side of our head, but no inward capacity to hear. The capacity to hear comes by hearing the Word.

Sometimes it just seems to be a bit of dry head knowledge. I know a lady who got born again in Brighton through the cult "The Children of God". They only preached John's gospel. She was born again through a supernatural encounter with John 3:16." God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whosoever believed ON Him should have eternal Life." Everyone else just heard words. She heard Word. And Life became Eternal in her. Two weeks after this, her new Life told her to leave that cult immediately.

Later we have Word, but no root. Without root, which is the subject of this post, we have no strength to live that Word. We do a good meeting, but we're not living there full time yet.

So ofcourse, to get us living it full time God gives us another BIG ZAP of anointing and everything is wonderful and we live happily ever after...and we marry the prince or princess and the sun shines for ever more! THE END.

Nope. That's not what the parable of the sower says. The final stage before we get to pure soil is rocky soil, with harsh jagged weeds and thistles. We are told what these are.This time, not so much the previous persecutions, but some things that are more subtle and insiduous:

1. Life's worries

2. Riches


For these sort of things, the testings are outside the meeting room. It is NO coincidence at all that there is a whole wave of Christian people worldwide that don't go to church and many are on Facebook.

This kind of development doesn't happen anywhere near meetings. This kind of development comes as a Romans 12 "laid down " life goes around in the world and has these great asteroids coming at it Pacman style.

Life's worries are what Norman calls things I don't like. Squeezes. Demands being made of me that I know, looking at my inventory ,I am never going to meet. Ouches. Pinches. But only in that environment do I learn they are in fact God's negatives.

I wasn't long into reading "Yes I am" when I met a Branhamite. (William Branham - the Last great prophet Elijah kind of thing) Now this guy was a former Pentecostal pastor who now had advanced Parkinson's, and consequently could not hold down his previous position...or rather his flock were certain he couldn't! So abandoned, he was now at the mercy of UK Social security.Isn't the Christian life just so loving!

But both he and I believed in healing. I was there tuning many times. I'd seen a lot of healings at the London Morris Cerullo outreaches in the early 90's, so "full of faith" I prayed for him. But ofcourse I wasn't full of faith I was full of enthusiasm from the London meetings, and.....nothing ever happened. Now at this point a "secondleveller" doesn't know how to cope. He's meant to get healed when I pray!!!

Now we know God is doing amazing things in this day, using folk in healing as never before. We also know from Barbara Rogerson's testimony that you can be quietly toddling along learning about Christ as you in normal life situations, when all of a sudden someone transmits to you one of the many transferable anointings that are going around these days. The Toronto Blessing or Father's Blessing was highly transferable!!!! Went right round the UK within weeks. So Barbara began to experience a facility in praying for things the second beforehand she'd never have dreamed of tackling.

In Bible House (see relevant Google label below)some issues surfaced in people's lives that were then dealt with in days or weeks. When they weren't, most were stumped. We were secondlevellers!!! There were longstanding situations that were prayed through and the breakthroughs were pretty outstanding.

However I knew my situation was hopeless in Emsworth and just knew that no leader was going to help. In the end I pressed in myself, and like so many that are on Facebook who have found their answers outside the system, we learned the true meaning of Romans 7 and started to experience our very own Romans 8.

2.Riches and 3.pleasures are very subtle. Because they need not be sin. And many times it is God meaning you to experience these blessings. But as in Judges 7:5, Gideon's 300 distinguished themselves by lapping at the water with cupped hands with one eye open for the enemy, so now God's people are distinguishing themselves by instinctual behaviours that mark them out, give themselves away, as being set apart for the next big operations that are up ahead. Remember, the 30,000 knew of the selection process, the 10,000 had no idea at all!

The key is not to develop behaviours. The Key is to have your Holy Place invaded by the Holy of Holies. To submit to the truths of the "Fullness of Times" and the total victory won for us at the Cross.
The Battle for the Holy Place

1.Why? Because if you are born again Jesus has already completely taken over your spirit.In fact according to the Old Testament twofold image of the 2 goats, you and I have died and our false spirit has been driven into the wilderness never to be seen again. You can't get a more graphic picture of annhililation. We are now Christ-us in our spirit centre. Any deliverance issues or problem issues are not here.This is the Holy of Holies. In you it's where Christ dwells.

2.The Problem is moving heaven from the Holy of Holies(the one inside you) out into the rest of your being.God's got a double technique here. Firstly , the experience of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. This is available on the day you believe...,though most Christian leaders never tell you. And this was no different in Acts.On two occasions the apostles had to ask "Did you receive the Spirit when you believed?" And on both occasions it was a negative reply. So the apostles prayed for the saints and in both instances they knew they were filled and they also began speaking in other languages praise unto God. So there is really no room for controversy here. you know when you are filled and you begin doing things that have no natural explanation. (Yes ,I'm aware psychologists try)

This is clearly not the whole thing though, or else why would there be the Parable of the 10 virgins. All ten had oil. Did you get that. All Ten had oil, but there was another supply that only five bothered purchasing. I believe that is what is being talked about in this post and the parable uses the phrase "I don't know you" of the five with insufficient oil.

Be Lifted Up you gates, be lifted up you ANCIENT doors.

A unique thing is happening in our day. The doors that slammed shut inside people from Adam's day onwards are now being challenged. A few saints saw this thing about "separation" and the need for us to be "single-eyed" again, but today it is being broadcast around the world to those who will hear. In Genesis 3 an existence so spurious, so ridiculous was spun by a lying devil, that it has taken until now, millennia later for numbers to see it. There IS NO separate existence as humans. We are either empowered by a sin spirit or by Christ's own Spirit of Life. Where this became complex was as Christians, who having Christ at their centre, still by their own ignorance or stubborn refusal to hear in the Spirit, carry on in the belief that they are self-empowered people with a bit of Holy Spirit anointing on top (if they're lucky). This one false belief system has disastrous consequences. Just as we could not live the Christian life before asking Jesus in, we still cannot until we acknowledge by faith the existence of One sole Spirit operator beneath our unique personalities and bodies
namely One Jesus Christ. It is not I (at my spirit centre) who live, it is Christ who lives within me, and the life I now live in the flesh I live by THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD.

What is revelation?

Revelation is a deeper knowledge than the sort taught in UK schools. Our surface thought patterns/ ways of thinking are best thought of us an amoral tool. Neither good nor bad. Step by step thinking.

Below this is the mesh, the filter system that drives us, that is where we are really at. What is so confusing for the person particularly locked in the "surface of things" is to have a prophet address the bit underneath. When we see in the Spirit, we see clearer and clearer the bit underneath, and we groan within because we know all the surface talk in the world can go on for years or decades, while the sludge underneath remains untouched. So naturally we can't stand the thought of someone having to go on suffering endlessly....so a prophet tends to want to act impulsively and clear the whole (what he she sees as a total waste of years)thing up and be done with it. Ask any prophetic/creative/artistic type and they'll tell you the disruptions they've caused around these types of issues.

Nowadays we are helped by a (slightly) clearer understanding of how our minds work. First the period after Jane Austin's writings, then Freud and Jung, then onto the 1963 book
"The Games People Play" by Eric Berne, and onward to PET brain scans of the current day, people can be helped through deeper issues with courses of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

But to really know ourselves through and through we Christians say we need the Light of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 36: In His Light we see Light. At this depth surely this is the only safe place for us.

The Holy Place and the Soil

Christians have spent decades attending "healing of the hurts" seminars. Morris Cerullo tends to pooh pooh this type of ministry because of its seeming endless navel-gazing nature. Both are wrong.

Jesus only took 3 years to transplant His life in the twelve disciples. Two things need to happen to move at this speed. We preach the positive of Christ living His life through us. But there has to be an equivalent experience of a Holy Place/ secondlevel period where we at the "young men" stage "take " the overcoming Word of Testimony and loving not our lives unto death make it ours. Become fixed in it. Whether through soaking. Through sensitive Holy Spirit meetings. Through contemplation on our own. In some way, we have to do what Jesus said:
Go into your inner room and SHUT your door....and meet with your Father in the secret place. (more on this in the 1989 3rd level message)
We have to allow Jesus to sift our soil. He wants to KNOW us. To know our Union with Him.
If we are going to be fruitful producers of His seed, that soil needs to be pure, simple soil.
Not Jesus and.
Seeing God only .(Rich Novek series)

As Carol Decker sang, we need to be careful about "pushing too far"...we don't know what we might set upon our selves....because in this realm, as Jacob found, we can faith in speckled and striped sheep....but it's not necessarily anything to do with God's higher plan for our lives.
Yongghi Cho faithed in the biggest church building in the world in the 80s having very nearly a million members....
But that's not how God builds churches...
that's how Americans build Ford cars.

God builds the Body by that which every joint supplies. He didn't even specify a building or any kind of externals. God is ONLY interested in transferring Word, transplanting seed.

Ezekiel 8 and especially verse 10
So I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and detestable animals and all the idols of the house of Israel.

Where are we seeing "more than God"?
Fears. Things we don't see God in. Things which appear overwhelming.
Riches/pleasures. The Pride of Life. Areas where we are not saying inwardly Psalm 100:3 It is He who made us and not we ourselves.
Rich Novek, myself and many others have found it so hard that we've all been in circumstances where even what we feel are the basic male roles of supplier, and success model have seemed to be removed from us....big time. I don't know of anything more embarrassing than having my wife fill in a lot of the gaps in these days.
Also, this Saturday I am about to go to my first grammar school reunion after 34 years. Usually only the "successful" ones bother turning up. I'm going for different reasons.

Ed Miller used to say beware the churches that are not a mess. They are the ones where the mess is covered over and is not allowed to show itself. Daniel Garcia one of the main leaders now of Los Rios de Vida, Buenos Aires said a great thing. He said, "at the start of a construction project all the mess is on show, but gradually as construction continues, rooms are created to deal with some of the mess so that after a while disruption is managed better."

Left-brain intellectual reasoning concerning the events surrounding Jesus and the disciples have little sense of meaning. You have to hear these statements in the Spirit. Jesus was slamming wrong spirits that were uttered by the twelve as they happened. His words would have stung like lightning because they were not aimed at their understanding but were fired at this sub-mesh of "wrong seeing" that is like the scrawlings on the wall of the Temple.
Here are some examples:
when they offered to call fire down from heaven on a rebellious (as they saw it) town
"You don't know of which spirit you are"
Wow we're the kiddies we were casting out demons sick were being healed
"Careful, remember I saw Satan himself fall like lightning out of heaven itself because of such pride"
Keep away kids, only grown ups allowed here
"Let the children come for they are a picture of the sort of people that make up the Kingdom."
And so on. Similar to male circumcision , this was circumcision of the heart going on here. Equally if not more painful. Literally ripping down some of the scrawlings from the walls of their Holy Place.
Since the momentous day two or three weeks ago when Daniel Yordy posted his first part of Psalm 24, and I before reading his, had a lot of the revelation above hit me in one fail swoop that very afternoon, perhaps the greatest feature is Daniel's point that our spirit is not buried in our centre but is in all of us. I am not sure about his conclusion that our will is turned over completely to Christ. Probably all our component parts go through stages of yieldedness, maybe three levels of them.
But for those like myself and Rich and possibly earlier Daniel, that came to rockbottom over the fact that we just flat out DID NOT WANT the WILL of GOD no matter how much people tried to reason and sermonise...but we discovered these two incredible verses...
Rich discovered All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if ON SOME POINT YOU THINK DIFFERENTLY (the hinge), THAT TOO GOD WILL MAKE CLEAR TO YOU . Only let us live up to what we have already attained. (Phil 3:15-16)

For me it was the liberation that came from the verse "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure." (Philip. 2:13)

There are some that make too big a thing of the work of clearing scrawlings off the wall of the mind. There are some that make too light a thing. The work that Francois Du Toit is doing is to point out that the Word is now to us a Mirror of Christ who has come to live His kind of Life in us.He is going to get us there. That is why Christ'sLife in us is called the (definite/firm) HOPE of GLORY and why the FIRST things that we preach are the basis, the foundation for all else:

The APOSTOLIC FOUNDATIONS and certainties of the Epistles

and especially

Ephesians Chapters 1 and 2 and Colossians 1.

Left-brain Post-Notes

  1. Andre Rabe's poem and the reference to brokenness try to get us beyond the realm of sermons and note-taking, and the traditional talk of how much "brokenness" is occurring...by getting us to concentrate our inward eyes on the Living Jesus, and a very real relationship with Him

  2. Carol Decker's song and the verses of Give It all (my song) are included in order to introduce the idea of a mystical side of our thinking which has the power of drawing into itself what it "sees". That in order to "go for it" (my song again) an internal decision has to be made below our surface thinking.

  3. We need to change our thinking when we refer to "world" and be clear which of two Greek words we mean.

  4. The reality is that the veil was torn in the Temple from top to bottom supernaturally at the very point that Christ died signifying our total acceptance in the HOLY of Holies. When we become born again,Christ comes into our spirit and expels the previous spirit we lived by.This is effectively our Holy of Holies at our centre.

  5. Psalm 85 speaks of the ONE THING that God has joined together out of "things in earth and things in heaven" Ephesians 1 speaks of the peace God has supernaturally created."The walls of hostility are broken down"

  6. The Kingdom is NOW. Our "practice run", particularly in the last 40 years has been learning sensitivity to the Presence of God in Spirit-filled meetings. This has become a reality....but what about outside? The Kingdom is just the same....it's just our perception , "our seeing" that changes.

  7. The level that our "seeing" occurs is in the unseen layer below our conscious thinking, but above our spirit which remains in constant union with Christ. So what we are calling reality at our "seeing" level is really a lie. This is why Jesus said "If the (very)light that is within you turns out to be darkness ....how great is that darkness...in other words can you see how powerful that darkness has been and how it has eluded detection for all this time.

  8. A re-definition of the Parable of the Sower this time as the steps in one life towards becoming a fruitful soil.

  9. Going Into our Inner room to relate with our Father and also to take a good look at the scrawlings on our Temple walls, and removing or replacing them as God gives us instruction

Monday, 27 September 2010

The Meaning of "Being Yourself" by Fred Pruitt

I really recommend you following Fred Pruitt's blog
It has only recently come to me in a deeper way how much the words, “be yourself,” cause a stir among people who consider themselves the “redeemed” of God.

When I have written those words in the past, I don’t think I really realized how they hit people. It seems, to some, to be the philosophy of “the world.” Indeed, it is the modern cry of the more psychologically astute society we live in. Asserting one’s “self” and not letting others drag or tear us down is a personal theme of these current times.

But that needn’t lessen the meaning of those words to those who have inwardly received, through Jesus Christ, the “Divine Nature.” Because hearing the words “be yourself” and to, as a Christian, be afraid of them as if they are somehow license to sin, is to completely miss the meaning. The fear in being troubled by those words presupposes that one’s “self” in Christ is somehow wrong, and a thing to be avoided and nullified if possible.

The opposite of “be yourself” would be to “be something you’re not.” Wouldn’t it?

To be something we’re “not,” would, then, necessarily, involve putting on some sort of mask or costume, to appear as if we are not really who we are. We don’t like our “real self” as we perceive it, and therefore seek to put forth a “better” representation of ourselves, playing a part we think others, including God, want to see.

That’s what “the law” is all about. The “law” involves “putting on” something from the outside, a set of rules or goals, that we think by putting on and acting as if this is really us, will somehow grease the wheels and get God into action.

Years ago I was traveling on business. I was up for a break from driving and I saw a Christian bookstore in a little strip mall, so I decided to stop and check it out. I went into the little shop and started browsing the shelves, when the lady-owner came over and stood beside me. Instead of just greeting me and asking if she could help me, instead she clasped her hands in a “holy manner” and said, “May I say that God loves you and I love you in Jesus Christ?”

Now, there’s obviously nothing wrong with that statement. A Great statement! But there was something in the way the woman said it, that seemed forced, or false, and all I could think about was getting out of there. Not that the lady didn’t mean it in the sense that she WANTED it to be true — she WANTED it to be true that she loved me in Christ — but the statement was almost screaming to me “this isn’t really true, but I’m saying it to you in hopes that it is!”

Now of course, the joke is, the statement WAS true! If she was indeed in Christ, and I had no reason to think she wasn’t, then she DID love me completely in Christ Jesus. She didn’t have to say it or prove it. It simply was the fact between us! But, my impression was that from her perspective, she didn’t KNOW it was already fact, and she was trying to make up for it by this forced, insincere-sounding statement.

Crazy, huh? Trying to be Who we already are?

Comment by Chris Welch
Somewhat puzzled I heard Mother Basilea Schlink say Go the way of the Lamb , it is a way of great power. This was Lutheran speak, or perhaps Older saints speak for one of the greatest truths in the universe. Forget Superman, although even he had his Clark Kent….the most powerful force in the universe, (a bit like the unstoppable grass stalks that dislodge huge slabs of concrete)is the naked life of Christ. We, as Christ did with His Father, go around as ourselves, without flash add-ons, “helpful extras”, nope….just naked…just us….but conscious of Him living His life as us….and we follow that life through all the rat holes,all the situations that very life causes us to be in….like a helpless Lamb to the slaughter….but somehow God does this crazy superman stuff around us…currently opening the world up to this new idea of Christ living as us….maybe opening cities up…maybe the odd individual here and there suddenly in the Kingdom. And we have this deep knowing that it is Christ working this stuff in us. Why are we so sure? Because…everywhere…just everywhere right through the New Testament epistles it says this is how things will be. Its running right through like lettering through a stick of Blackpool rock

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Poetry Break: Coatney,Velveteen Rabbi,Welch,Keys


You push me away
and reach for the bottle.

Once in Scotland I parted
spongy turf with my fingers

and water welled up like sorrow
its source unknown.

In my childhood playhouse
the table was always set

for guests who never came.
Already my body is shrinking.

You settle like a little king
into the crook of my arm

one hand seizing
the plush belt of my bathrobe

the other splayed
across the warm cylinder.

Your lashes drift down
and your restless legs still

exactly as they did
when I was everything. Velveteen Rabbi

A Million Thoughts

When a million thoughts

go through your mind,

catch them like butterflies,

so the thinking goes,

bringing every thought captive.

What about those thoughts that

aren’t butterflies though?

Ah ha, to make them into such

takes magic we don’t have

but think we should,

if not to the end of what a soul is,

that butterfly catching and making

is not the doing of us doers,

but the being of the is-er.

This is-er, we find, doesn’t even

catch or take a thought, much less

a million , and morph them

into butterflies, or ask us to.

But in the mystery of the new mind,

not I but Christ, and His

silky, linen effortless way,

powdered wings float everywhere.

This might be in the midst of

all that is excruciating,

but simple it is, and sweet.

And there is where we meet.

Brian Coatney/9-26-10

Whimsical Muses or Musical Whimsies by Chris Welch 25/09/10

It's not the thought that thinks.

It's not the window that views.

It's not the spire that inspires.

It's not the wind that winds ... a clock

It's not the pterodactyl that pterorises

It's not the alone who are lonely

It's not the sandwich that is sandwiched...

It's not the moon that is a crescent

It's not the crescent that is a cul de sac

It's not the dead end that is the end

It's Life that is the end

after the dead end

has died.

Other Poems so far......
Bryan Coatney


Chris Welch
Supposing I jumped in with both feet

New Privacy Settings

Martha Keys
Seeds of war and Seeds of peace
At the bottom of this post

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A recent History of Psalm 24:Part 3 by Daniel Yordy

My note: Daniel's Parts one and two come from his own numbering. In my series they are Part 3.

Open Ye Gates: Part 1 Daniel Yordy

I am so very excited this morning. Over the last several days, God has given me one of the most important keys for the unveiling of Jesus Christ that there is. I want to carefully share that key with you.

The central point, the way of seeing that opened the door for me, came out of a recent exercise of contemplating and drawing out a corrected (Chris Welch called it "More Accurate") diagram of the spirit-soul-body of the believer, along with something Annie Schissler said, something Chris Welch said in an email to me, something Joel Osteen said last Sunday, and a whole lot the Lord showed me in the middle of the night and in a victory over the weakness that has sat upon my physical body for many years now.

If you are serious yourself about being part of the unveiling of Jesus Christ at this beginning of the age to come, I would strongly urge you to print out this document and spend time with it until you understand what the Spirit of God is speaking to you personally through it.

A Corrected Diagram of Spirit-Soul-Body (pdf)

I am convinced we are in the first years of the age to come and my faith that God has chosen to include me in the revelation of Jesus Christ grows stronger and clearer. It is with great joy that I am also convinced that He has chosen you as well. When I say, "God has given me a key to share with you," I am being bold, on the one hand, yes, but I am also convinced that you are in no way dependent on "me," but that Christ is revealing Himself through you right now as well.

We have viewed ourselves and Christ in ourselves completely backwards and inside out. Previous diagrams of spirit-soul-body, put the inside of us on the outside, put the outside of us on the inside, made the largest part of ourselves the smallest and the smallest part of ourselves the largest. No wonder our Christian lives have been such a mess, our thinking has been all screwed up.

Let's look at the previous model of how we saw ourselves and how we saw Christ in us.

According to the backwards way of seeing ourselves, the outer circle is the body. I made it brown to represent the earth out of which it came. The second circle, the grayish-whitish one, is the soul. We used to believe that all Christians ARE double-minded, that we have to accept the hard reality that we have two minds. No one can deny that we have the mind of Christ, since God says we do so clearly. But everyone is convinced we also have a carnal mind and that we go back and forth with every part of our soul being at least a touch of gray, with parts of it being much darker.

According to the backwards way of seeing ourselves, the inner circle is our spirit. That spirit is tucked deep inside, somewhere in the inner parts of ourselves. Now, we admitted that our spirit was made clean, that it was born again. But we placed two definite hearts inside that inner circle. We were convinced, not only that all Christians are double-minded, but that all Christians are double-hearted as well. Yes, we had to agree that Christ lives in our heart because God says He does, but we also believed that inside our human nature was also a heart that is deceitful and desperately wicked.

And so Christ lives in a tiny little room deep inside ourselves somewhere, and that little part of us certainly is redeemed and contains goodness and righteousness. But there were a whole lot of other things inside of our makeup that we were convinced are certainly not Christ.

But that whole way of seeing ourselves and of seeing Christ in us, also required the invention of a third little guy. That third little guy is ourselves - the guy with the blue face, the me that always bobs around no matter how hard I try to die to me. You see, we were blue in the face because we were always running so fast back and forth between Christ and that evil guy called SELF. Back and forth between the red heart made clean by the blood and the black heart still wicked and deceitful. Up and down between a "spiritual" mind and the carnal mind.

And so the Christian life, in this inside-out way of seeing, just wore us out. There was certainly no rest for the blue-faced me, all the days of our lives. Christ in us was limited entirely to that one red heart. And it was up to us to bring every other part of our makeup into obedience and submission to Christ, something the blue-faced me, never knowing for sure if he was red or black or simply blue, could never succeed in doing.

Now, isn't this the way you used to see yourself? And isn't this the way most Christian teaching about the "Christian" life came to you? This was certainly how truth was applied in the move of God I used to be a part of and how I saw myself for many years.

I do not want to repeat here what I already wrote in A Corrected Diagram of Spirit-Soul-Body. So if you have not read it yet, please do so now.

All through the Old Testament, especially the Psalms, and in anointed songs we used to sing are the words "Open ye gates, and the King of Glory shall come in."

Open ye Gates,

and the King of Glory shall come in!

This is what we want; this is what all creation is groaning for; this is the only answer for any and all of the problems in this world - the entrance of the King of Glory. This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, this is the beginning of the age to come.

This word is not just something found in the pages of the Old Testament that's nice to sing. This is a clarion call, a command, sent forth by the power and might of the Spirit of God, resounding from eternity to eternity. "Open the gates!" It is a word on par with, equal to, the word God spoke in the beginning, "Let there be light," a command that birthed the universe and all things that exist - The Lord Jesus Christ issuing forth from the Father.

Open the Gates.

What are those gates? There are three of them, to be exact. And who opens the gates? Who is entrusted with this greatest of tasks, this greatest of responsibilities? Who gets the honor of being the one who opens the gates to allow the King of Glory to ride through and into every part of the earth?

Here is the backwardness turned around. My spirit is the largest part of me, literally and actually. My human spirit extends far beyond my physical body. I will not spend time discussing how far, except to say that since my human spirit is one spirit with the Holy Spirit, my human spirit literally fills and extends beyond the universe. That's not our concern right now, however; our concern is to open the gates. This is the great privilege that you and I have been given by the Father.

Not only is my spirit the largest part of me, but my heart, which is the anchor and center of my spirit inside my being, is the portal, the front room, the vanguard of heaven. My heart, then, is much larger than my body, even though it is the center of me, of who and what I am.

The physical body and the earth is the smallest part of this equation. The King of Glory already fills heaven. He fills my spirit; He lives in my heart. I am not opening the gate to let Him into me. That happened when I was born again. The King of Glory is on the outside of the earth, looking in. He wants to enter out of heaven and into the realms of the physical, into the earth, into this planet. And I am not talking about present evangelism. I'm talking about the whole creation being set free into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. I'm talking about the unveiling of Jesus Christ.

Now, Annie Schissler, in her 2006 vision that I included in my last letter, shared that the elect ones must open the gates for the mighty moving of God to enter into the earth and to reach all those who are precious to Jesus beneath the storm. She shared that this opening of the gates included two specific things: a cleansing and purification greater than anything known before, and a deeply increased personal intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord has shown me over the last few days exactly how the opening of the gates is both of these things at the same time.

Let us anchor ourselves into the One who alone keeps us true and with God.


"He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him."

My spirit is one spirit with the Holy Spirit. The union of my spirit and the Holy Spirit is called "Christ." But there is a huge difference between the Christ of God and the "christ" that is the new age spirit of Satan. God is always personal. Satan denies personality and comes in as an impersonal "force" just like the "force" on Star Wars. That is why I refuse to write "Satan" with a small letter. A capital letter in English grammar denotes personality, the name of some one. Satan wants to be known as an impersonal force. He is not; he is a person who will bow his knee to the Lord Jesus.

Jesus is God present personally in the human realms. I am not filled with a "force" called "Christ." I am filled with the Lord Jesus Christ. A person.

But the nature of the Spirit of God and of the personality of the Lord Jesus Christ means this.

He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one person with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one heart with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one will with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one mind with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one set of emotions with Him. He that is joined to the Lord is one body with Him.

"For we are of His flesh and His bones." Ephesians 5

I read recently a rebuttal of the claims of Christianity. The writer said, "If two people say 'I am Jesus,' we know one of them is lying."

The world and the spirit in this world demand that Jesus, the Messiah of God, the One sent into the world, be one individual person, quantifiable, and therefore excludable. God wants Jesus to be many. Jesus said, "If I enter into the "earth," into the humanity of the body of Christ, and "die" there in them, then I will come alive in them as many, many more of Myself."

Jesus is a Person, my elder Brother, my Savior, my Friend, the One upon whose breast I lean my head.

I am a person, conscious of myself as a living being, with a mind, a will, and emotions, and with a heart stretched and filled with hope, forged in affliction, in beauty, and in love.

Jesus and I are one person together. We walk together in sweet communion with no distinction of separation between Him and me. It is by this anchor alone that you and I walk forward boldly into the mind-blowing stuff God is releasing into this earth without being afraid of going off the deep end. We already have.

My spirit, Christ in me, is the largest part of my being. My spirit fills and pervades every other part of me. My spirit fills and pervades my will, my mind, my emotions, and my body. The vibrancy and frequency of my spirit, joined as one with the Holy Spirit, reverberates through all of my makeup.

But there is a barrier, a door, a gate, three to be exact, placed by God into me as the entrance of the King of Glory into the physical body and into the earth.

The first gate is my will. The second gate is my mind. And the third gate is my emotions. The first target of the entrance of the King of Glory through these gates IS the healing of my physical body.

"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." Romans 8:11

We do not distinguish between His Spirit and our human spirit; they are one spirit.

But just as we had the view of ourselves all mixed up, inside out and backwards, so was our understanding of the opening of these three gates.

Of these three gates, the largest and most important GATE, through which the King of Glory issues forth into all the realms of earth and of this world, is the mind. And I, me, Daniel Yordy, I have complete and total control of my own mind at all times. In God's order, there is never one moment nor any way in which another force separate from me, ever takes control of my mind. If that happens in someone, it is demonic; it is not Christ.

My mind is the central gate, and I, me, my mind, is the only keeper of that gate, the only one who must by willful and deliberate practice, open that GATE of heaven for the King of Glory to ride triumphantly through. God will have it no other way; God will never, ever violate me or remove from me the power He has given exclusively and only to me, the gatekeeper of the House of God, the gatekeeper of heaven invading earth.

But first is the opening of the will. And this has been so very, very backward in Christian teaching. Here is why.

The garden of Gethsemane was at the end of Jesus' work and ministry in this earth. It was at the end of the career of a manifest Son of God revealing the Father in the work the Father sent Him to do. The prayer of Jesus in John 17 comes BEFORE Gethsemane. Jesus said, "I have finished the work You gave Me to do," BEFORE He prayed, "Not My will, but Thine be done."

Jesus is the pattern. But foolish teachers of the word have taken this final work of a mature Son of God and placed it entirely upon babes in Christ. That practice is so wrong it is wicked. Yes, in the pattern of Jesus revealed again in our lives as sons of God, there is a fulfillment of Gethsemane once again upon the earth in the second witness of Christ. That fulfillment of Gethsemane finds its place inside of Revelation Chapter 11. I see what that is (dimly) and how it will work in our experience; I may share that in a letter before I have completed this series on the Unveiling of Jesus Christ, but God continues to surprise me on where He wants this series to go.

But the opening of our will to allow the King of Glory to come through into our minds, into our emotions, into our physical body, and through us into all the earth, is something quite different.

Let me explain.

We had a dog a few years ago. This dog, Jack, was skittish and fearful. I got it for my son, but it proved to be a poor choice. We had it in the back yard, but we had to confine it. We put up a wire with a pulley to which he was attached. He could run back and forth, which he did, barking and whining, pulling against the chain all the time, wearing a muddy track in the yard. This went on for months until we were beside ourselves. When Jack was off the chain, though, he always wanted to come into the house. Finally, we gave up. We removed him from the chain and brought him into the house. He made a mess, yes, but the most amazing thing happened. Jack was transformed in a moment. The chain made him rebel. Freedom brought him peace and he lay quietly for hours on end, content to be in the presence of his master.

Those who understand natural freedom and prosperity and how they work in the earth say this: "Freedom is the mother of order, not its daughter." Now this statement is in full agreement with the word of God, but not with Christianity. Christianity wants to claim that the only way we can know freedom in this world is to first impose order. Then, when everyone is in order, we will know true freedom.

That argument is false. It is Satan's way of control. But to the religious mind, the belief that freedom, setting someone completely free to do good or evil as they wish, is the only thing that will birth order into the universe, to the religious mind, that idea is heresy. How can order come out of freedom? But man on this earth has proven over and over that the more order is imposed, the more chaos results. The more people are made free to do whatever they want to do, as in the early years of America, the more orderly society became and the more prosperity everyone enjoyed.

The increase of externally imposed "order" in America today in the guise of "security" can only result in an ever increasing loss of prosperity and freedom and an ever increasing chaos, thus requiring more "order."

In Europe, they tried an experiment in different places recently. They removed all traffic signs and lights from a small town. There were now no laws governing traffic, none. What happened? Accidents decreased sharply, the traffic flowed much more orderly than it had before, and people began to acquire a deeper appreciation for the other person than they had once shown.

Law always inserts itself between people. When law is imposed, relationships go through the law before reaching the other person. When freedom is released, people relate to one another as people. The argument that freedom only releases "the beast," is not true. The Beast released in history has always come through those nations that practiced the strongest and most forceful "ORDER."

The chaos we see growing in America comes entirely through the increase in laws. The more things that are made illegal, the more crimes must be committed. Paul said that the knowledge of sin comes through the law; without law, we would not know sin. Freedom comes through Christ and through the presence of His Spirit, completely separate from outwardly imposed law.

Let's bring this discussion back into the will of a believer in Jesus Christ. I was taught and believed that my will was not, in itself, submitted to God's will. I was taught that I had to "learn" to obey. I was taught that God spoke, I heard, and then I was to do what God told me to do. If I didn't want to do what God told me to do, if I refused, then I was in rebellion against God.

[I came to the place that I rejected instantly any thought that could be "God" telling me to do something. My gut always told me that to "obey" something that "came" to me was a violation of my person. My theology said the opposite. I learned to live in an unnatural contradiction - not a good idea.]

I was taught that I needed to seek God's will all the time, because God's will was something quite foreign to my will. I was taught that God's will and my will were two different and opposing things. I was taught that I needed to continually seek "confirmation" to determine if I was continuing to do "God's will" instead of my own will. I was taught that my will was always at odds with God's will, that my will, if it asserted itself, would always chose a way that was not God's way for me. I was taught that my will, by its very nature and essence, was always opposed to "God's will," that my will was always at war with God's will.

I was taught that I needed to die to my will, die to doing what "I" wanted to do, that I always needed to do something other than what I wanted to do. I was taught that obeying my superiors was the stand in for "God's will," since they represented God's spiritual authority in my life. I was taught that a "strong-willed" person (such as I was charged as being) was always walking in resistance to God. I was taught that I always needed to have a "submissive" will if I ever wanted to know Christ or to move in any kind of spiritual authority in the body of Christ.

All this was fine for me, from age twenty to age thirty-three, as a single man. But then I married. I now had the responsibility of a wife and a son. And something shifted inside of me. I had fully embraced "submitting to the elders." That was how I lived. But now that I bore a responsibility before God for others who were dear to me, I found that "submitting to the elders" was a continual denial of my God-given place - as if it was not important.

I will not go through the agonizing experiences that locked me into a deep and all-pervasive sense of powerlessness, of rightful power denied without hope, that sat its dark shadow upon my soul. That dark shadow of powerlessness worked its way into every cell of my physical body over a period of some years.

I became sick.

For twenty years I have labored under that sickness, that weariness of body and heart. All of His ways concerning me are perfect. God made me weak. But He did not make me weak for any other reason than to bring me to the knowledge of His power and His glory released through me. And for that I give Him thanks for every dark and lonely place I have ever known.

I am now an enemy, a ferocious enemy, of that false teaching concerning the will of the believer and that teaching's dark and vicious repudiation of the gospel and salvation of Jesus Christ, the thing that whines "Dead men have no rights."

Let's root ourselves in something specific God says.

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:12-13

When Paul says, "For it is God who," he is making it clear that what God does comes first before anything we do. What we do comes only out of what God Himself does. And what God does is that He creates His will inside of our will and even the doing of His will in our will is of Him.

Now to the beginning and the essence of the gospel. "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5: 1-2

Peace with God is the very first thing that comes into the life of the new believer who is first justified by faith. I am not at war with God. My will is not opposed to God's will, and God's will is not opposed to my will. War is something that can be conducted only in the will. There is complete peace between my will and God's will. I, me, Daniel Yordy, I am at peace with God.

That is basic gospel truth.

The opening of the first gate is the acknowledgment, the acceptance, that the cross of Christ is enough for me. It is finished. The opening of the first gate is the revelation that Christ is my life, the acceptance of Paul's words, "I am crucified with Christ. But I'm still alive, only, it's not me, it's Christ." The opening of the first gate is the acceptance, the surrender, the yielding, that I am not a self separate from Christ, that I, joined to the Lord, am one spirit and one person with Him.

It is those believers who see themselves as separate in any way from the Lord Jesus, who believe that they have a will that is contrary to God's will, and that they must force their own will into submission and obedience to God's will, it is those believers who remain at war with God and in rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ.

But when I surrendered to the certain conviction that Jesus and I are one spirit and one person, that I am in Him and He is in me, all struggle vanished. All contention between "my will" and "God's will" just disappeared. I know that I can do whatever I want. I know that all things are lawful for me. And I also know that I love Him; I know that the only place I want to be is to rest quietly at His side, with my head leaned against His breast, just like Jack!

I do not seek God's will for my life; my life IS God's will. Inside of that certainty, I follow the peace of God, knowing that He directs my steps. And I never, ever worry about whether I am doing "my will" versus God's will. I am always doing both. If I do what I want to do, I am doing God's will. If I do God's will, I'm doing what I want to do.

I am one spirit, I am one person, with Him.

Over the years, I have often "surrendered" my will to God's will. Those places and times were deep and penetrating. God never concerns Himself with our limited understanding of Him and His ways, but He always comes to us in tenderness and great kindness, no matter where we walk. But I have never known a deeper or sweeter surrender than to stop trying to call myself a "self" separate from God.

The prophet Joel said that multitudes of people are thrust into the valley of decision. He said that the day of the Lord is near the valley of decision. He was not talking about me.

My decision was made long years ago, I can take you to the very moment and the very place. It was a most unlikely place, a toilet stall in a Greyhound bus station in Prince George, British Columbia. I was twenty one years old. The fear and presence of God came upon me and I went into the stall so that other people would not see me tremble. God said, "Will you surrender yourself as a son to me?" I answered, "Yes, Lord." God sealed me in that moment into that decision and has never paid attention to anything else I've said since.

I follow Jesus. The GATE of my will stands wide open.

But I have passed page 8, and I have much yet to write about the opening of the primary GATE of the mind and the opening of the gate of the emotions to the King of Glory who fills our physical body with the presence of His healing virtue and moves out from us bringing life and healing to the whole earth. So I will have to call this Part 1 and write another Part 2.

Blessings in Christ, Daniel Yordy

P.S. I don't usually throw something like this in, but I urge you to read and understand this article.

Open the Gates: Part 2
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"Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the King of glory." Psalm 24:7-10

"But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him." 1 Corinthians 6:17

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place." 2 Corinthians 2:14

The unity between ourselves and Christ is complete. We have an eternity to discover more and more what it means, but nothing can ever be added to the unity with the Lord Jesus Christ that we presently enjoy; it is perfect and complete.

I must confess an "error" in my last letter, Open Ye Gates: Part 1. I have set myself not to bend or twist Scripture in order to "back up" what the Lord is teaching me. "Open the gates" is from Isaiah and is followed by, "that the righteous people who keep the truth may enter in." The reference to the King of glory is here in Psalms 24 and is prefaced by the phrase, "Lift up your heads, O you gates!"

We sang both phrases in gospel songs. As I considered what Annie Schissler saw in her vision, that the sons of God needed to open the gates inside of them, and as I considered the role of the mind in the salvation of God, that we are being renewed in the spirit of our mind, that song came into my heart in full force, only it put the two phrases together, "Open ye gates - that the King of glory may come in." Combine that with seeing our spirit as the largest part of us, and knowing that from God's point of view, the Holy of Holies fills the universe and that the outer court and the earth beyond it are tiny in relationship, it is apparent that the King of glory is coming out of that which is heaven and entering into that which is earth.

I must be honest, then, in sharing with you that the line, "Open the gates, that the King of Glory may come in," comes from prophetic utterance, not from the actual Scriptures. We can move forward with that because Jesus said, "He that believes in me, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water." Those rivers of living water are the King of Glory entering into all creation, bringing into the earth the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

I found this explanation on the Internet: "The words 'lift up your heads, o ye gates' can also be translated, 'Yield, you princes at the gates'." However, the phrase "lift up your heads" is a wonderful phrase. To lift up Christ in every possible way inside of us IS the entrance of the King.

Now, when we lived as if we ourselves were separate from the Lord Jesus Christ and were required by God to bring ourselves into alignment with His word, we sought for the Lord with all our hearts, yes, but we lived always under a shadow of condemnation and all of our teaching came out of that shadow of condemnation.

But now everything has been turned around for us. We know that we are not separate from the Lord, but that in God's incredible plan, Jesus Himself entered into the earth and became us, the human us. Now He is rising up in us, in our humanity, transforming us from the inside out. Our part is to rejoice with all expectation, to keep our confidence high, to sit boldly upon the throne, the mercy seat of God, and to speak all that God speaks as Christ made personal in us.

Our part is to lift up our heads, which is lifting up Christ.

It is the reckless confidence of David that alone pleases God. Our joy and our freedom are what makes us pure.

The responsibility granted to us by God, to open the gates for the King of Glory, is no longer an obligation as we once thought it was, but it is an honor and a privilege that God has extended to us. There is no greater honor in the universe save that which belongs to Jesus alone, and all honor and glory that belongs to Him, He says that He shares it fully with us.

For those of you who continue to read these letters, there is no doubt in my mind, the gate of your will has been swung fully wide for the King of Glory for many years.

The opening of the Gate of the Mind is the essence of sanctification, redemption completing its work in the salvation of our souls. The opening of our mind to the Lord Jesus Christ is not the obligation or duty it once was, "Stop thinking, you sinner, you're mind is carnal!" It is the incredible privilege given to us who, as God says, "have the mind of Christ."

The confusion through the years concerning my own mind and its role in my life was almost as great as the confusion concerning my will that I shared with you in Part 1. I will not go much into the details. But discovering that I am Asperger's has answered all the questions (and accusations) concerning my mind that I could not understand for years. Asperger's do not have the normal human quality of intuitively knowing how to respond and communicate with people in a social setting. That is the primary definition of Asperger's. It is different from normal shyness or being introverted.

As a teenager, I liked to be around others my age, yes, but I learned quite soon to keep my mouth shut - always. No matter how reasonable I thought my words would be, they always turned out to be the completely wrong thing to say. The only way an Asperger's can know how to communicate in a difficult or "political" setting, that is, dealing with authority, is to figure it out mentally. But that takes time and you have to rehearse what things may or may not result in unexpected pain hurled back at you. You have to figure out what was said, what it meant, how you should respond, and all that takes place some hours after the event.

Meanwhile, the outward appearance of one who is Asperger's (a form of autism) resembles "pride." Those who are Asperger's are almost always defined as "proud and unsubmissive," even though they are often pouring out their hearts in giving, happily tootling along in their own little world of serving others, without any knowledge of how people are defining them. And when those definitions are thrown back at them, they have no idea what it means or how to answer.

Teaching school, in my own classroom, behind my teacher's desk, is a safe place for me. If a student says something personal, I can always respond with the safe and easy, "Is that so?" They think I'm weird, but at least it's okay.

So all the preaching against "the carnal mind" or "that peanut brain that thinks too much," could only confuse me. I was nearly thirty, in college, when I discovered that I was fairly intelligent. (I did not understand other people until I went to college, therefore I could in no way understand myself.) My naïve, joyous amazement at that discovery, you can be sure, did not go over very well.

But the defining moment came several years later in an elder's meeting, sitting next to another elder who turned to me and said, "Daniel, your problem is you think too much. You need to stop trying to think everything through." He repeated himself several times, with all the other elders in the circle nodding their agreement. I sat there like a rabbit caught in the headlights. I had no idea what he meant. I didn't know, then, that everyone else in that room had a normal human capacity that I did not share. I might have thought, having just gone through the exercise together of burying "under the carpet" a disastrous business start-up, that their problem was that they didn't think enough. But I didn't say anything; I just walked home that night totally confused, convinced that there must be something desperately wrong with me.

So when I discovered that God says that I have the mind of Christ, but He never, ever says that I have a carnal mind, rather, He says that I am not in the flesh, I am in the Spirit - that discovery was such joy and freedom for me, a truth I latched onto with all my strength and commitment.

I absolutely do not like preaching against "the carnal mind." It is pointless, it takes no one anywhere, it does nothing for anyone. No one has ever been delivered from "their carnal mind," from any and all of the boatloads of worthless exhortation in that regard. Preaching against the carnal mind has never brought anything but confusion to anyone. We do not preach against, we preach Christ. We lift up our head!

Christ is my life; I have no other life. When I am preached against, that preaching is going against something that died and was buried long years ago. What a waste of breath! To preach Christ is to fill people with hope and expectation, with confidence and joy. Christ is well able to save to the uttermost.

God will never violate your mind. He will never ask you to put your own mind on hold. To violate your mind or your will is to violate your person, it is to rob you of your conscience, it is to deface the very image of God. Only Satan would ever do that.

Your mind, my mind, is so precious to God, that He honored it with the most important task given to anything in the universe, outside of the task given to His Son upon the cross.

David said, "I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."

My mind has been given the honor and the privilege by God to open the way to the King of Glory, that He might enter in to the full possession of all that belongs to Him. I am - my mind is - the doorkeeper of God's house.

Our previous view of our mind was that it was the thing that needed to be renewed. Our present view of our mind is that it is the thing that releases the Lord Jesus Christ into all the world. That is what a renewed mind means.

The union between the Holy Spirit and our human spirit IS Christ in us. Our born-again spirit is the largest part of our makeup. It fills and pervades and gives life and energy to every part of our soul and every cell and organ of our body. If you remove the frequency, the life, the energy, which the spirit imparts to the physical body, the body itself instantly ceases to live. Jesus did not die because His body ceased. His body ceased because Jesus willed His spirit to depart. Many saints do not die because their body fails, their body ceases because they lift up their arms with joy to the entrance of the Lord Jesus into the room, and they leave the body because they have somewhere better to go right then.

"But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." Romans 8: 9-11

Now, the fact that the body cannot live without the frequencies of the spirit energizing the cells and organs is equally true of the unregenerate. Only, their spirit is still fallen, still the old man. Yet that fallen spirit, that "old man" in them, gives the same life to their bodies as we who are believers seem to experience in our bodies.

Paul, here in Romans 8, is suggesting that as believers, we have a far greater power giving life to our mortal bodies than the unregenerate have. Our spirit is joined in a fused union with the Holy Spirit; our human spirit is the Spirit of Christ in us. Therefore, our spirit, energizing our physical bodies with its frequency, is something so far beyond that which keeps the bodies of the unregenerate alive that there is absolutely no comparison between the two.

So what is it that keeps our own physical bodies operating at the same low, sick frequencies as the bodies of the unregenerate?

Our minds. Our minds remember the wrong things. Our minds remember what ought to have been forgotten, and do not know the truth of what God says, so clearly, in His Covenant with us.

Life, immortal life, eternal life, abundant life, is in our spirit. Everything pertaining to life and godliness is in our spirit, everything. God Himself is one Sspirit with our Sspirit. Yet our mortal, dying bodies live only because our spirit energizes and gives life to the cells and to all the operations of the body. From whence come the low frequencies, the sickness, the death? Those things do not come from our own spirits, they do not come from the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. How do they get into our bodies?

Now, someone might think, "Well, this is all focused on our own bodies and not on all the needs of people in the world out there. Shouldn't the focus be 'unselfish' and on how we can help others?"

There is the statement, "Physician, heal thyself," that has some merit. In other words, God has given us our own physical body to practice on. As we learn to open the gates of our mind to the Spirit of Christ in our spirit that it might bring life and healing first to our physical, mortal, dying body, then we will also know how to bring life and healing to all things in creation.

Before I talk about how we do that, I need to lay two foundations. The first is the most important.

I am not separate from the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is not separate from me. When I am doing something, He is doing that same thing. When He is doing something, I am doing that same thing. "In that day you shall know that I am in the Father and you are in Me and I am in you."

It is impossible for us to arrive at the end of what that means. There will never be a moment in all of the ages to come when we will arrive at a wall and God will say, "Well, I guess your union with the Lord Jesus Christ stops here. Jesus continues on the other side of that wall, but you do not." All of His glory, all of it, He shares fully with us; He can do nothing else, for Christ and we are one.

When we get excited about the meaning of Christ revealed as us in our humanity, we can fall into the deception of thinking, "Well, I'm just little old me, and if something wondrous is going to happen, it will be God doing it." But when we get excited about the meaning of Christ revealed through us in His divinity, we look at ourselves and see the tiredness, the sickness, and we moan, "Oh you of little faith," and soon fall under condemnation.

Neither of those two ways of thinking have anything to do with Christ. Let's leave them both in the dustbin of what must be forgotten by our minds.

When I open the Gate of my mind, so that the power and glory of God can move out of my Sspirit into my body, and through me into all the earth, bringing life and healing to all - that "I" operating my mind is the Lord Jesus Christ, AND that "I" is me, Daniel Yordy.

My will has already been opened without reservation to the Lord Jesus. The gate of my emotions swings wide open with joy, with confidence, with overflowing peace and love, once my mind is opened to Jesus. The issues involved in the opening of the emotions are healing and restoration, for which we must extend full and total forgiveness to all others. But it is the operation of my mind upon which God has hung the wheels of the universe. It is through the Gate of my mind through which the Lord Jesus Christ rides into the possession of all His inheritance.

Now, listen, I am sitting here with the full awareness that I have gone off the deep end. I am saying things that are so far beyond me that I am aghast. "Yordy, what are you saying? Have you lost your marbles?" Our problem is this. For us, at this time in our lives, in this day in which we find ourselves, there is NO standing still. We either go forward, wherever going forward takes us, or we draw back. And we know that God takes no pleasure in those who draw back.

So, it's over the cliff for us. Saw that limb off behind you. Leap for the stars.

But again, our SAFETY, and we do need safety, is this - the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, My Savior, the One upon whose breast I lean my head. He is my life; I have no other life. I cast myself entirely upon Him and I know that not only will He keep me, not only will He save me to the uttermost, but that He seats me with Himself upon the throne of His Father. There, and only there, am I safe. I cannot, I dare not, tarry anywhere else. Let us run into Him with all our heart.

And let me open the gate to Him, for He will pass through me into all of this world. He will come no other way. He cannot; for what He does, I do, and what I do, He does. (And whenever I use the word, "I," in these confessions of faith, I know that you use that word to speak of yourself as you read them. Better yet, as you speak them out loud. - And that you replace my name with yours.)

Second, I want to speak briefly of the emotions, which are the third gate through which the King of Glory comes. All the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy, peace, all these are expressed through the emotions. God is a very emotional person, and He formed us the same way.

Our emotions are on the side of our soul next to the body. Now, our spirit gives life to our body. James said that the body without the spirit is dead. A corpse has the outward appearance of the person that once lived there, but it is clear that when the spirit let go of the body, the person departed as well. Since the body gets its energy from the spirit, one could surmise that spirit-body is all there is. But this is not true.

When spirit comes into union with body, it gives energy and frequency to that body so that the body is alive, yes. But something else takes place right at the junction, that union, between spirit and flesh, between pneuma and soma. That something is me, my soul, my will, my mind, and my emotions. That something is the psuche. But there is no such thing as a line where the spirit ends and the soul begins or another line where the soul ends and the body begins. That's not how it works at all. Rather, the soul is found all through the merger and the union between the spirit of a man and his physical body.

Modern medicine is beginning to discover (though most won't admit it) that the human personality is found inside of organs besides the brain. That part of our person is found, literally, in the physical organ of the heart. Those who receive the heart of another into their physical bodies, receive also a part of that other person's personality. The Bible suggests that more of our personality is also found IN the kidneys, the pancreas, and so on.

While our will is more involved with the spirit side of things, the emotions are more involved with the body side of things. In other words, emotions are tied up in the condition and functioning of the cells and organs of the physical body, and vice versa. The physical body responds directly to the condition of the emotions.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine," is not just a nice saying, it is literal.

When the cells and organs of the body are operating at a low frequency, when they are out of balance, when they are sick, the emotions "feel" very low. At the same time, when bitterness and anger and resentment and unforgiveness grip the emotions, the frequency of the cells and organs of the body lowers, and we become sick in some way or another.

There is a direct connection between bitterness and unforgiveness held strongly in the heart and certain physical diseases. There are times when a person forgives from the heart and the disease disappears. And that happens to the unregenerate as well as the believer, the healing has nothing to do with a "miracle." The miracle was the forgiveness that came.

But physical sickness can come from emotions that are not unforgiveness, it can come from deep unanswered pain as well. Natural health, which tries to understand how God created us, - contrary to allopathy (modern medicine) which loves to drug and cut the body with human invention - is convinced that viruses and bacteria do not "cause" sickness, they only take advantage of sickness that is already there. An un-sick body, operating at its normal high frequency, easily throws off invading viruses.

Demon spirits, external low frequencies casting their shadow upon our bodies and souls, work the same way. When I am always putting everything I find inside myself into Christ and Christ into everything, by an act of my mind, demonic spirits bounce off me like water off a duck's back. But when people sees themselves as separate from Christ, when they live under a shadow of condemnation, then the voices of other spirits sound reasonable to them; they view those "frequencies" as their own, as belonging to themselves, and they become sick.

So, here is what I am saying. We know from Romans 8:11 that the Spirit of Christ is always giving life to our mortal body by the power of the resurrection. Now, I have read those who try to limit the meaning of that verse. Yes, people actually do think they have the gumption, the ability, the crassness, to limit God. Look back at the verse and tell me if you can find a line, a limit, a boundary by which God says, "This far and no more." They try to say, "That's not talking about the transformation of our body into incorruptibility, into immortality, into LIFE."

Anytime anyone puts the lie to God by limiting Him where He never limits Himself, they have set themselves up, not only for a fight with God, but for a stunning and embarrassing defeat. (Jesus calls it "weeping and gnashing of teeth.") God, by His very nature, must defeat those who put the lie to Him, He must prove them wrong. "Let God be true, and every man a liar."

I think I'll stay with, "Yes, God. Let it be to me according to all that You say."

It's the most dangerous thing that we can do as far as this world is concerned, but let's do it. Let's commit ourselves not ever to limit God or ever say to Him, "You can go this far, God, and no more." It is Jesus alone who keeps us safe.

[Let me throw this in. Jesus said, "The words that I speak are Spirit and they are life." By that He meant that the power of the Holy Spirit makes the words God speaks life and reality inside of us. We also know that God speaks to us through many metaphors and symbols. But the mental practice of "spiritualizing" the things God says can also be an effort to claim that God can do it in heaven all right, but He sure won't do it in the earth.]

So now, let me arrive at where I've been going.

I have been physically weak, a debilitating emotional and physical weakness, for eighteen years. I have learned to live with it. I eat healthy; I have explored every natural health avenue and have learned much about how the human body actually works, but though I have found ways to maintain, I have never really gotten better. Doctors have never given me an answer, none at all. They won't even say anything useful, except, "Here's some drugs, be stoned." (Not quite their words, but to the same effect.) I have pursued every form of Christian healing, and have found much blessing from the Lord, but no relief.

The last year has been too much; I simply have not had the stamina to produce half of what even a physically simple job like teaching requires. I gave the little strength I had entirely to my students, with none left over for the school's requirements. That didn't go over too well. Yet I can still function well enough that I appear to be fine.

I refuse to condemn myself. I have closed my ears to many "Job's comforters" over the years. I will not condemn myself; there is no life found in that. I justify God in all things; I am weak, that I might know His power in me.

A few days ago, I picked up a book on adrenal fatigue that I had read before. I have known for some years that my adrenal glands do not work, but there is no "cure," and the medical system does not even consider such a thing.

I read these words. "A sense of powerlessness or helplessness is the most debilitating and stress-inducing emotion there is. Any situation, no matter how bad, is more tolerable and less stressful when you feel you can do something about it." And "the particular kind of rest you need when you have adrenal fatigue comes not so much from lying down, but from standing up for yourself."

I shared with you in Part 1 of this title, concerning the first years of my marriage when I felt completely powerless in every aspect of my life and responsibility towards my wife and my son. I will not go into particulars only to say that indeed, it was a most difficult valley of the shadow of darkness. Yet, in all things, at every step along the way, I justified God and gave Him praise for His goodness. I failed, badly. But He said to me, "Son, you passed the test." I said, "How can you say that?" He said, "In all things you justified Me. You blamed no one."

I carefully select the things I share with you about the places my Father takes me through only because I think that those things can be useful to you to understand the great joy and wonder and power of the glorious and holy thing God is doing now in you. I expect that you apply the truth to your own experiences in life.

I sat there in my chair, a few days ago, and remembered, fully, that debilitating, crippling sense of powerlessness, with no ability whatsoever to stand up for myself or for the integrity of my person. I felt it as fully in that moment as I felt it through all those years. But that was not all that I felt. Much more than that, I felt the power and love of My Savior, filling my heart with Himself. I then took Him, my spirit, stretching His kindness in my heart, with my MIND, I placed the life and goodness of Christ over that pain, that feeling of powerlessness. I placed, with my MIND, that feeling into Christ; and I placed Christ into that feeling.

That deep-rooted, pervading emotion vanished, and I cannot find it again. Its memory is gone. A couple of days ago, I sat and visited with one whom we knew from that time, and I could only remember good things about those who were part of that time. More than that, the sense of fatigue that sat upon my body has lifted. That doesn't mean I'm running laps today. But healing is taking place. I'll explain more of that in a bit.

What happened?

The cells and organs of our body have "memories." That is, the electrical frequency by which they operate picks up and records the various deep emotions that we experience through life. A bad experience will lower the frequency of the cells and organs. Just like a magnetic strip carries information recorded on it, so our cells carry information recorded on them. That is easy to understand.

What I did was use my mind to open the gate so that the resurrection power of the Lord Jesus Christ that fills my heart, that is one spirit with my spirit, could move upon the literal cells and organs of my body and erase the bad frequency that had lodged itself inside of them, erase it with the love and presence of Christ. That is literally how it works.

This is not mind over matter. It is the mind opening itself as a Gate so that the King of Glory, who fills my heart with Himself, can bring healing, that is, the erasure of negative frequencies and the re-writing of the frequencies of life and peace and joy upon the cells and organs of my body.

The power of God and natural science work together in complete harmony. We are not talking about "miracles," we are talking about the normal Christian life.

Here's the point. Why stop there?

Christ fills my heart. As I rest in His joy and peace, using the gate of my mind, I open my heart to extend His life and goodness upon every feeling of pain I have ever known in my life, both emotional pain and physical pain.

I see, with my mind, Christ in that pain and that pain in Christ. Some might call it visualization. But we do not take our definitions from those who climb over the wall apart from Jesus. We see Jesus, and He lives in our hearts. I call it:

Open the gates, the King of Glory comes into His own!

I can take every particular lack in my body and place it into Christ and Christ into it. Or whatever pain or emotional or physical affliction that you might know. And I can see healing.

Even modern medicine is beginning to realize that physical healing comes from the mind. That if you see yourself whole, you will become whole; and if you see yourself sick, you will become sick. I was sick because I could see no way out. That sense of powerlessness was so strong and went so deep into my cells that it takes the present revelation of Christ God has brought me to in order to finally provide the answer.

My will has opened itself wide open to the Lord Jesus because I have stopped trying to exist as a self separate from Him, trying to line up with what I think God expects me to do. My emotions still go up and down, sometimes simply because of something I ate, but as the King of Glory rides through, that gate swings wide open in joy and in peace. Forgiveness is a way of life that became part of me many years ago.

But it is by my mind that I open the door to Him into every part of this world. As I see Him in all things, as I mentally place Him there, the Lord Jesus Christ in all things and all things in Him, the King of Glory rides through and takes possession of all that belongs to Him.

God always leads me to lift up the victory of Christ in every situation. That practice is an exercise conducted by the mind.

And it extends far beyond healing for our own emotions and physical bodies. When my son is troubled, resulting in disturbance with his mother, can I not place my hand upon his shoulder, open my own heart to reach out over him and place the Sspirit of Christ all around and through him and to place him into that same Spirit? And if I see him in Christ and Christ in him, can I not believe that the frequency of the spirit of Christ IS, in that moment, erasing the negative disturbance?

That is the application of grace, and it comes through the gate of my mind. It is Christ, and it is a thousand times superior to the application of the law through punishment.

But the mind does not work alone; it works hand in hand with the tongue and the voice box. When I speak Christ, that is an exercise of the mind.

The mind has been given the great task of opening the GATES for the entrance of the King of Glory into all His inheritance. It is the Spirit that flows through as rivers of living water, but it is the mind that opens the floodgates.

Jesus said, "Whatever you ask the Father, believe that you have received it, and you shall have it." He said, "If you have faith as much as the very tiniest of seeds, you will move mountains."

We have made that into an abnormal, spiritually "deep" occurrence given only to a few particular mighty men and women of God. But Jesus was saying that the entrance of God into the earth comes so simply and so easily. Releasing God into creation in power is a simple, normal part of the normal Christian life.

It is as simple as giving a cup of cold water - and seeing Christ move in power with our minds.

And here is a critical point. We neither "expect" to see nor "not expect" to see a physical change in that moment. We know that God is working in power the moment we speak Christ into anything. That is an absolute given. And we know that what we have asked for is absolutely coming into creation. The moment of its appearance, whether immediate or delayed a short time has no bearing on the fact that good things are the path of our future.

We know it is happening because we believe it to be true. We have lifted up our heads and opened our minds to the entrance of the King of Glory, and He is riding through!

Be blessed in the Lord, Daniel Yordy