THE SUM AND TOTAL OF SALVATION IS IN THE TABERNACLE OF GOD.
At the end of Chapter Four we made a comment about how works, good or bad have nothing to do with true salvation. God does not accept anyone because they are a Mother Teresa or a someone who does good works all their lives. The reason is actually simple: All works of any kind are done in the FALLEN NATURE, and thus Jesus classifies them as EVIL. It is imperative to understand this – THE FALLEN NATURE is an “enemy” of God, and hates God. As Jeremiah said, the heart is desperately wicked, so evil and dark that it cannot be known. Paul said the carnal mind, the FLESH MIND, is an enemy of God.
The Bible is clear about that – so then that means that ANY WORKS done in the FLESH have no MEANING WHATSOEVER, THEY ARE VANITY and that is why one MUST ferret out Christ with all due diligence and FIND HIM, come into UNION with Him and have Him cover us with His robe of righteousness. It is HIS FINISHED WORK THAT DOES THIS.
A word about “reconciliation” as it applies to the Bible. When God the Father sent Jesus Christ to us it was said God was reconciling the world to Himself, and Jesus Christ was in effect a mediator, or we could say a “bridge”, someone who would be a go-between between man and God the Father. But what Christians do not understand is that reconciliation MUST BE TWO WAYS or there is no reconciliation.
For example, let us say you and a relative have such great differences because of some offense that the tie between you and him has been severed. You want to attempt reconciliation, and get back to a right relationship. So you decide to go to your relative and attempt to reconcile.
You want to, but he refuses. He will not forgive. Therefore there is no reconciliation. When God the Father sent Jesus Christ into the world, He reconciled Himself to the world via the cross of Christ. That was you going to your relative to reconcile. You relative refused. Is there any reconciliation MAN TO GOD? Do you understand the importance of this? Mankind MUST reconcile themselves BACK TO GOD as well, or there is no reconciliation, therefore NO SALVATION.
So then how does man reconcile himself back to God? Jesus told us how – enter ye in at the strait gate and walk the narrow way, that is, come to the LIGHT OF CHRIST, and have your deeds judged, reproved. If you then ACCEPT the offer of Christ, TRUE RECONCILIATION HAS TAKEN PLACE. The MANY were not and could not have been reconciled back to God for Christ said He knew them not.
Reconciliation is tied directly to REPENTANCE. In point of fact, one could say that true Biblical repentance is what causes true reconciliation. True Biblical repentance is you agreeing with Christ that your “love deeds” are worthless, no matter how good they appear to the people of the world, when compared to His Divine Love. Our love types and His love and so different and there is such a radical divide between them that reconciliation is impossible without Christ.That is what the LOVE EXCHANGE IS ALL ABOUT. Your fallen self centered loves for His Divine Love.
True reconciliation between God and man MUST BE, and HAS TO BE a two way street. He sent Christ, who showed us THE WAY, and we must “enter in” to reconcile our fallen spirits to God. There is no reconciliation without the “esoteric and gnostic” encounter with Christ, who is THE TRUTH, and then the ACCEPTANCE OF HIS OFFER OF SALVATION. If you do not accept, there is no reconciliation. If you do accept, then He comes into you, He sups with you and you with Him:
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Notice the sequence of events here, and Christ is speaking of the doorway in the INNER HIDDEN HEART OF MAN. Paul referred to this hidden secret part of us as the “inner man”. It is this HIDDEN DOORWAY that Christ is referring to. When a person comes to Christ via the strait gate and narrow way, they are going into their HIDDEN INNER HOLY OF HOLIES. It is there that the antichrist dead spirit man dwells. It is there that Christ seeks entrance to kick your antichrist spirit off his throne and take the seat Himself and resurrect you to NEW LIFE.
You must journey there in order to hear the voice of Christ seeking entrance. Once you have arrived there and experientially know that you are in fact dead in your trespasses and sin, and you know you are going to hell, Christ will show up one day and seek entrance into this hidden inner sanctuary that really is your Holy of Holies with your antichrist spirit setting upon its throne of Glory running everything in secret. Christ will call you by name, show you the reason you are lost by showing you DIVINE AGAPE LOVE, and then ask if you will open the door and allow Him entrance. If you say YES, you have repented and reconciled yourself back to God. If you say no, and you actually can say no, NO RECONCILIATION TOOK PLACE, AND NO SALVATION.
It is actually based upon the construct of the TABERNACLE or TEMPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. There was an OUTER COURT, which is a portrait of our conscious mind, the mind we use every day. It is this outer conscious mind that is the FLESH MIND, THE CARNAL MIND that Paul says is an UNKNOWN enemy of God. It is with this mind that people worship whatever God they can conjure up. When you go to Church, you worship with your CONSCIOUS MIND, you sing your songs, you decide how much money to put into the plate and so on. Your life here on Earth is lived by and through your conscious mind. This is the mind that is sentient and is designed to operate in our physical sensual universe.
Now the INNER COURT of the tabernacle was covered by a veil, and was lit ONLY by the SEVEN LAMP STANDS. There was no other light in there. The veil that separates the OUTER COURT from the INNER COURT is identical to the veil that covers your conscious mind from the inner subconscious mind. It is the subconscious mind that stores your data banks, much like a hard drive stores data in a computer. You access this via “memory”. You actually go into a “search mode” to tie, for example, a face to a name. Once retrieved, it goes into your conscious mind for a short time and then returns to the data bank.
We do not yet know all the mysteries of the mind or mental operations and how they operate, or how the spirit and soul interconnect, but it is clear that the TABERNACLE/TEMPLE is constructed in such a way that it represents the three compartments of ourselves.
Now remember when it was said that you have no need for men to teach you, because the Holy Ghost would do it? The SEVEN LAMPS represent the Holy Ghost. It is the Holy Spirit that takes you by the hand and leads you THROUGH YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND ON A JOURNEY KNOWN AS THE NARROW WAY. It does in fact have a destination. This part is the actual SEARCHING OUT GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, MIND SOUL AND STRENGTH.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
And then this:
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
So it should be obvious that the Holy Spirit, called the Comforter is sent to convict the sinner of his/her sin, righteousness and judgment and to lead them unto ALL TRUTH. That is why John says you have no need of any man to teach you, for this journey is BEYOND DOCTRINE, BEYOND LEARNING, BEYOND THE REACH OF THE FIVE SENSES. This can only be done by the Holy Spirit. The inner court represents your subconscious mind, which is hidden behind the veil. The Holy Spirit is the ONLY light you have, and in this journey of the narrow way, He convicts of SIN, of RIGHTEOUSNESS and of JUDGMENT. The word judgment means to ETERNAL RUIN. To convict a soul that they ARE INDEED DEAD IN THEIR SINS AND TRESPASSES, and that HELL AWAITS. It is not pleasant. He also leads you direct to JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF PERSONALLY for the encounter with the TRUTH.
Beyond the INNER COURT, again restricted from view by a veil, you find THE HOLY OF HOLIES. Within this sacred place, lay the ARK OF THE COVENANT. Also there was what was known as the Shekinah Glory, the VERY PRESENCE OF THE LORD HIMSELF. Do you begin to see what this is all about? The Ark was a representation of WHAT WAS COMING (THE NEW COVENANT), and the Shekinah Glory was representing JESUS CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF GOD, who hovered over the ARK, which was soon going to be the NEW COVENANT!!
So what does this have to do with us, you ask? You have a HOLY OF HOLIES. It is exactly what Paul referred to as the INNER HIDDEN MAN. Within this HIDDEN INNER MAN lays an “entity” that controls most of your life, and that “entity” is also ANTICHRIST TO THE CORE. That entity is THE CORE OF YOUR BEING. IT IS THE HIDDEN YOU. It is here that the FALLEN MAN RESIDES. Most Christians have no concept at all of this hidden inner “man” that runs their life in secret.
This is why Jesus said what He said about worship with the mouth but the HEART is far from me:
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
The Christians of today are doing the exact same thing, they have laid aside the commands of Jesus Christ and have substituted their “tradition”, and that “tradition” was brought in by the fake preachers, teachers and evangelists of today. It is salvation by faith and belief alone. There is no strait gate, no narrow way, no encounter no nothing. In fact they have reduced Jesus Christ down to such a level that you cannot know if He is within you, you have to take it all by faith and “just believe” that He is there!! Let me assure you, when you meet the Creator of this Universe, you will KNOW IT and you will NEVER FORGET IT.
Remember when Jeremiah said the HEART WAS WICKED, and that NO ONE COULD KNOW IT?
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
If the heart is this wicked, and you cannot know it, then can we say it is a HIDDEN, SECRET AND A VERY VILE THING? In other words, your real true self is HIDDEN. It lies beyond the subconscious, veiled from view, buried deep within you. This is the secret to why the “many” are lost. God considers this part of you as the enemy, dead in trespasses and sins. Remember way back in Genesis where God warned Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil? That if they did, they would DIE? It really means CUT OFF FROM GOD. It severed the relationship. Mankind is considered to be a fallen creature that is DEAD TO GOD. That is why one must reconcile their heart of hearts BACK TO GOD.
However, if you do not realize that you have this hidden inner heart, and you consider your conscious mind your heart, and you confess Christ and believe with this “heart”, then you would think you had obeyed the Lord, would consider yourself saved and going to heaven, not realizing at all that you are poor and blind. You see, the inner heart was never changed. This is why it is such a surprise to the many Christians when they are sent away. They cannot understand why they are being tossed aside. They thought they had done as Christ commanded them, that is, they cast out devils, they taught about Him, they performed miracle works and all of that. But they failed to understand that all they were CONVERTED CHRISTIANS, not REGENERATED CHRISTIANS.
Now we get to something else we need to touch on briefly and that is the difference between CONVERSION and REGENERATION. When a person converts to Christ, he does so with his conscious mind. He goes to a crusade or revival meeting and is moved. He undergoes a CONVERSION with his mind, and changes HIS MIND about the claims of Christ and begins to ACCEPT THEM. He is, at that time, a COVERTED CHRISTIAN. All of this is done by the conscious mind. He usually goes no further than this. He studies the doctrines of his denomination and accepts them as the truth. He is a CARNAL CHRISTIAN WHO GOES NO FURTHER.
Then we have those who become “experts” in the Word. They go to their Universities and Seminaries and study the word of God. They are thought by the world as men of the cloth, so to speak. But the Bible says that they are “ever learning and never able to come to an experiential knowledge of the truth”. They collect all of this “knowledge” but never ENTER IN TO FIND CHRIST. In point of fact, they do not know they must. Thus they parade and strut around showing off their knowledge. They are proud and arrogant. They know all about Christ but they do not KNOW CHRIST HIMSELF.
The distance between CONVERSION and REGENERATION is known as the strait gate and narrow way. It is in reality the distance between your conscious mind and your Holy of Holies. Regeneration can only occur in the Holy of Holies of that individual. The people worship Christ with their mouth or we could say they speak with their conscious mind which controls the mouth, but their INNER HIDDEN HEART is far, far away. They do not even know it is there because they refused to ENTER IN to find out. The strait gate and narrow way exposes this INNER PERSON to the conscious mind. Remember when Paul said “We know we have been crucified with Christ”? It is fully experiential. You will know you are dying within while very much alive without. That is why Jesus commanded you to PICK UP YOUR CROSS. He was commanding you to walk the narrow way to this most mysterious DEATH.
So then, what has all of this got to do with the narrow way? The strait gate and the narrow way are the JOURNEY THAT ONE MUST UNDERTAKE THAT takes you from your conscious mind, all the way through the subconscious mind and RIGHT INTO YOUR HOLY OF HOLIES. It cannot be done by you alone, it must be done by GOD THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. It will not be done unless there is proper response to the call of God.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
So here we have another sharp division, MANY are called, but FEW are chosen. How is this possible? There are millions of Christians in all sorts of denominations. These are the MANY. Now out of this group known as THE CHURCH, are two categories: OVERCOMERS and NONOVERCOMERS. Look it up for yourself in Revelation Chapters Two and Three, where Christ wrote short letters to each of the seven Churches. In each case, you will find a reference to OVERCOMERS and NON-OVERCOMERS.
Now if you look up the word OVERCOMETH, you find that it means TO HAVE FOUGHT A HORRIFIC BATTLE WITH AN ADVERSARY AND TO HAVE WON THAT BATTLE. Now compare that to the word STRAIT and then NARROW. Do you see? This is not some easy say a simple prayer to get saved CONCEPT, this is a major battle with an adversary who is named SATAN, and HE REALLY IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD.
The MANY are the non-overcomers. THE FEW did as they were told to do, and they entered into the strait gate and walked the narrow way. They did in fact battle Satan all the way in. Satan owns you, and he has no intention of letting you go. He will do whatever it takes to keep you in his grasp – and that is why, when one really begins to study their Bibles, Satan will attack. He will attack you with your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, relatives, anyone and anything to keep you from “continuing” in the doctrines of Christ. I call it “NEGATIVE CONFIRMATION”. When you are attacked in this manner, it appears to come out of people and friends for no reason. It is all negative and usually very hurtful.
Most people, when this opposition and persecution comes, will then drop it, and never go back. They will not continue in, abide in, or remain in the doctrine of Christ to FIND THE TRUTH THAT SETS THEM FREE. I believe that the Tabernacle/Temple construct tell us that this huge battleground of “who owns who” is found in the INNER COURT. It is totally dark in there except for the LIGHT OF GOD. This is why no human being can get out of Satan’s grasp without the HELP OF GOD HIMSELF. God is greater than Satan, and the Holy Spirit is greater than Satan. But make no mistake, Satan is a dangerous, mega intelligent adversary who wants to take you to ruin with him, if for no other reason than SPITE, because he hates THE HOLY TRINITY. He will use every trick in the book to keep his ownership of you. One of his favorite tricks is FALSE DOCTRINE.
We get letters from people all of the time that tell us that Paul, for example was an imposter, a liar, a deceiver. Also Peter for that matter. Then of course there are those who claim that Jesus is the ANTICHRIST. On and on it goes. They are blown about by every wind of doctrine. They rip the Bible apart because it does not agree with their preconceived concepts, biases, prejudices and “isms”. If Paul, for example, goes against their theological bias, then he must have been some imposter, an antichrist.
These are they that will NEVER come to the light of the truth because they cannot come to Christ as a babe, but rather consider themselves “wise and prudent”, that is, “theological experts”. This is how Satan gets into a mind, develops a mindset within that person, and that person is a literal and real PRISONER OF SATAN but it not aware of it. To break that hold, they must do what Nicodemus finally did – understand that they know NOTHING OF SPIRITUAL THINGS, HUMBLE THEMSELVES and come to Christ as a child. Few are able to do it. We know that because FEW ARE ACTUALLY SAVED.
This is why Jesus said He came to set the captives free, to unlock the prison doors. He told you how to do it – remain in His doctrines, labor for the meat that leads to eternal life. ASK, SEEK, KNOCK, AND STRIVE, to fight the good fight of faith and become an OVERCOMER. He was referring to the STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY. He was referring to COMING TO THE LIGHT to have your deeds reproved. He was referring to the BATTLE you will have with Satan. Remember Satan took Christ up upon a high mountain and showed Him the kingdoms of the world. Christ did not tell Satan he was lying, that he did not own them! Satan does in fact own THIS WORLD. He owns it by LEASEHOLD. Jesus knew that. That means that Satan is STILL in control over the minds of men. This is why John tells us this:
1 John 5:4
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
This battle that has to be fought is so important that Christ refers to it, as we have said, in every letter to the seven Churches. He refers to is by using the word OVERCOMETH, AND HERE IS THAT DEFINITION:
“TO SUBDUE, TO CONQUER, TO OVERCOME, TO PREVAIL TO GET THE VICTORY.”
It means that you are in a fight, and it is a real fight, and you must continue, abide in it, and eventually you will PREVAIL. You have two major adversaries, Satan and your hidden inner secret heart of hearts. Both are antichrist. Both hate Christ with a real passion. That is why mankind invents all of these “religions”. It is Satan’s way of DIVERSION so that this real battle for the soul does not take place.If he can keep people from understanding what the real battle is, then he has won by default. This is an inner soul/spirit battle with your jail keeper.
This is not a minor skirmish, it is a major battle, a real war. That is why Jesus said that no one could come to Him except the Father drag him. This why Paul said “who can be against us if God be for us?” God is GREATER than Satan. The Holy Ghost is GREATER than Satan. Christ won that victory at the cross, and made an open spectacle of the adversary. Satan gets his ground because we give it to him, because we will not take the power Christ has given to us to OVERCOME SATAN and his DEMONS. Now lets get back to the tabernacle/temple:
In the HOLY OF HOLIES was the very presence of God. This LIGHT hovered over the ARK OF THE COVENANT. Inside the Ark were three items of extreme importance, all of which play a major role in TRUE SALVATION.
1. The 10 commandments – rebirth puts them into the heart. Rebirth brings LIFE.
2. Aaron’s rod that budded – from death to LIFE.
3. Manna – The hidden symbol of DIVINE AGAPE as is “water” in many places.
Do you see now what this is really all about? When one literally encounters JESUS CHRIST in an esoteric and gnostic encounter and accepts His offer of salvation, what happens?
1. The LAWS OF GOD ARE PLACED WITHIN THE HUMAN HEART, the LAW OF DIVINE AGAPE, which is really what the 10 commandments are all about anyway!!
2. Aaron’s Rod that budded – something DEAD that came ALIVE. What did Jesus say? The true believer passes from DEATH unto LIFE.
3. Manna – the LOVE OF GOD that flows from the believer to a lost and dying world.
Do you see how the Shekinah Glory represents the LIGHT OF CHRIST? Did not Jesus Christ command us to COME TO THE LIGHT TO HAVE OUR DEEDS REPROVED? The way we come to the light is via the strait gate and narrow way. And did He not say that the many would not because they loved their SPIRITUAL DARKNESS and would not come to the LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVE? If you COME TO THE LIGHT, have you not had an experiential encounter? Would you not KNOW IT?
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Of course once again this is extremely gnostic and esoteric, because only the ones given the hidden manna and the white stones know about it, and we know that only THE FEW obtain unto this. In order for all of this to happen, does not one have to actually ENCOUNTER CHRIST? Does not one have TO SEE? And how can they see and understand if there is no MANIFESTATION OF CHRIST? How can they even know what the NEW COVENANT REALLY IS unless it is shown them?
The fallen human race was given a choice. They can remain in the world and perish along with it, or they can reconcile themselves BACK TO GOD through Christ, the ONLY mediator and savior ever given. There is no other name under the heavens by which anyone can be saved. They must enter in at the strait gate, and walk the narrow way unto death and the pit and there sit and wait for Christ to come, or they can refuse all of it and go into eternal ruin. It is that simple, that blunt. They can travel from their own “outer court” go through their “inner court” and find their hidden inner antichrist spirit and do something about it, THAT IS OPEN THE DOOR AND LET CHRIST TAKE THE SEAT OF GLORY.
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I am fully aware that this series will not be accepted whatsoever by most preachers, teachers, evangelists, watchmen or prophetic experts. But I have told the truth, the real truth and nothing but the truth as God has shown me and taught me. I am not hear to please any person on this Earth, I am here as a spokesman to the real truth of what salvation entails and I realize it will be rejected because their minds and hearts simply cannot open to the real truth, which is why the Lord calls them “ever learning, but never able to come to an experiential encounter with the truth”, who is Jesus Christ personally. Nevertheless, the truth shall stand as it must.
Once again I must ask, why is it when I post material on true salvation that almost no one comments, but when I post something concerning THIS WORLD we get a number of comments. Does this mean most are still married to this world and have little concern with the next? Or are they all totally convinced that they are going to heaven and therefore don’t need to know anything concerning it? And if you are sure, can you testify to all that has been written and plainly stated by our Lord?
Jeremiah said in so many words that if one really understands what is going on it is a very sad and heavy thing to realize that so many are lost because they are bound up tight by Satan. and cannot or will not accept the plain and simple statements of the Lord. Even so, COME LORD JESUS!!