God is always supernatural. God’s presence is always signified by supernatural influence.
In history they transferred it all into intellect, they lost the power, simplicity and made things complicated with clothes, religious buildings. But Christ is in neither of that.
We can be caught up in the same – transfer God’s power to intellect, when God is in the head and mouth. When Jesus came to Emmaus with the disciples they wouldn’t recognize Him. We make Jesus recognizable and reproduce Him in a recognizable way – this is so primitive.
But God continues to be incomprehensible. What we know about God is a tiny strip of a huge circle, all the rest we do not know. He has books that will be opened, He has the Book of life, which we haven’t yet looked into, He has scrolls sealed that no one could unseal. Daniel was told “go your way till the end, for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days”- there were things not meant for him. God is not interested to tell it all.
Knowledge isn’t the most important. The Lord said “I am the Way, walk Me”. “If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture”.
This is complete reformatting, this is new reality. The coming Bride shall be completely different than today’s Christianity.
It is hard to awaken those who live by fleshly understanding of God, they have formed their own thesis and concepts, which are not confirmed by the presence, by the supernatural. God deliberately moves farther away, so that we can feel His absence. But we continue to strain…
One doesn’t have to strain, in order to come to God. You strain in order not to stay behind when you receive Him. Accuracy is more important than power.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “They shall again use this speech in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I bring back their captivity: ‘The Lord bless you, O home of justice and righteousness, and mountain of holiness!’” (Jeremiah 31:23)
The home of justice and righteousness is the womb of the Father, and the only begotten, Who is in the womb of the Father, He has revealed.
Where do we dwell if we obtain God?
The more I am with God, the more I know Him, people, the church, the more I see that with God not every man is equal. All may be equal as children, as the church. But as for the relationship or status in God, there is no equality.
In the book of Revelation we see an hierarchy of heaven – principalities, powers, dominions, thrones; 24 elders sit on the thrones, there are four living beings, seraphim, cherubim – all that speaks against overall equality, but there’s an hierarchy of heaven.
So is with man as he accumulates individual mystical experience with God.
For God it matters WHO stands before Him. It’s not the correct prayer or correct doctrine that matters. For Him it matters who stands.
Samuel and Moses were both intercessors, whom God listened as they interceded. It worked with them to change the intention of God to destroy the people. That is their level of walking and relationship.
Today we have a strong revelation of the Body, we are in the Body where the Lord distributes gifts. We build up churches, but it can drag us so far away from the supernatural glory, when you move in your works, having absolutely no idea of the heavenly things.
When something is of God, it will endure, but with us, if we let it go out of control, it collapses, because it is 90% human.
A son is an heir, and that is a major difference between sons and Christians – that sons are heirs.
The way into glory – that is important.
“Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done and on the labor in which I had toiled; and indeed all was vanity” (Eccl. 2:11)
There, you may have everything, but no presence. You have a beauty wife and all your kids in Universities, but does it all matter when you lie on death bed? What’s important then? – only what will be, what God will say to this, how He will evaluate it. You won’t tell Him, “Look, Lord, this is all that I did” – He doesn’t even see those things.
I am not saying to get away from serving people, but what should be the center. If to understand it right, ministry to people will become more effective, because you will be the spring yourself.
We make Christ a system, that is Christ is alive, but the Bride is made of bricks. This is not leading to glory, we will never reach glory this way. We try to have glory move our way, we dictate our conditions, how it is supposed to fall upon us.
But glory can’t be described, it has only likeness of a rainbow. This is mystic in a good sense of this word, a mystical journey, when you have to feel your way. But you still advance, not walking a circle.
Imagine that Samson would buy a pair of sneakers, gloves that keep your hands safe, and in the age of modern technologies he got connected via Wifi to a device which makes it easy for things to work, it actually pushed the wheel instead of you. Plus you have good food, because he’s done some extra job – such e modernized Samson. But there’s one problem – a bracelet and a chain, he is a slave. He can’t do what he wants. Can it be so that a man of God can’t to what he desires? Today often times pastors do what they don’t want – is this the way to serve God? What happened? Where did we lose that God is a delight?
We lost God Himself. But the church remained. And we think, well, thank God I have my position and provision.
But a mystic leaves, he withdraws to himself in God. This way may scare, because you don’t know what will be, but this is true mystics, when your whole life goes in search of glory.
But so many times a pastor has to fulfill the role of a man of God, but his real inside condition is completely different – it is destruction, disappointment, dryness – but you must demonstrate you are anointed. On the one hand, this is good, as you fulfill your duty, and there’s a certain responsibility of priesthood. Yet on the other hand, one has to work with the roots – there was some separation, some branch fell off, because this isn’t the way to be. What to do then? I wouldn’t speak of banal things here like “stop, fast, ask for prayer…”, though they work to a certain measure, but there are things of the depth that work always. This is glory, the glory of God. This is what is supposed to happen when man believes.
We can’t be dry wooden things. And what makes a difference is complete trust, open up yourself and trust – which happens with hearts that don’t yet know what hypocrisy is.
“In Him you were also circumcised with circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh…” – what a language Paul speaks. Our present language is technogenic, and we don’t understand what he is saying, but the church then understood, because the churches were truly spiritual.
“by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism” – there is the way to get away with sin – bury in baptism, not switch off internet or break Wi-fi system, but put off the body of the sins.
“in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God”
Who believes in the working of God today? There is loud worship and pushing prayer, but there’s no presence. When it comes to the sermon there’s no Word, but human thoughts, no odor of eternity, he speaks his own thing and eventually goes down to completely human stuff, which is unbearable to listen.
“…and you being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses” (Colossians 2:13).
He who sins is dead. He loves sin. He is drawn there, it is sweet for him, he is a dead man. He needs to rise again. Sin is not dealt with that way. It is defeated not by fight with sin, but by glory. It doesn’t interest you. Why would you need something else if you love God? – Transfer people there, but after you yourself have transited.
“… having wiped out by teaching the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them with Himself”(Colossians 2:14-15).
It’s all glory. There, below, smoking lava, earthly “mixture”, Babylon. “He has taken it out of the way and nailed it to the cross” – this is all our “self”, sinful, which we are now pushing in the church, – “self” – sinful and carnal. And so He rose up and triumphed over this with Himself – the Lord in Whom we have believed, but do not yet know.
So if we are not yet walking in resurrection power, we are still walking wrong. It is important who I am in God, the way He has valued me, where I am among the beings of heaven, where is my place in paradise. It is important. And for me it is more important than what I do.
God is the home of righteousness. We say: “He who is in the womb of the Father, He has revealed.” Whom? – the Father. He came from the womb of the Father, “His birth is like the dew”, You are “the priest forever after the order of Melchizedek”, as the Lord said. And He came out of the womb of the Father to do His will, and He revealed the Father.
Christ was the Epiphany, God-appearing. He revealed the Father. Christ said, “He who sees me sees the Father.” But we give ourselves!
When we say, “The Lord bless you! House of righteousness, mountain of holiness!”- get empowered yourself and empower. Firstly, righteousness is a great value for you, and secondly, this is the womb of the Father – the home of righteousness.
Mountain of holiness. There are three levels of life on the mountain. Moreover, it is interesting that there are three that bear witness – the Spirit, the water and the blood. The Lord came by Spirit, water and blood.
At the mountain foot is the largest crowd from the Christian world – this is blood, flesh, at the level of Blood. They “pull it onto themselves” most of all – if I may say so in human language, there is a repository, and here they “consume Blood” most of all: washing of sin, forgiveness, “I repent-I renounce”, constant mistakes, and Blood is needed.
The middle of the mountain is water – the Word. They overcome, they live by the spirit, they fight, they have an offensive position in the main way. These are people who don’t suffer defeat, they don’t lie on the ground, they advance. But this life is not yet the perfect will of God.
The top of the mountain is the spirit. Moreover, the Lord says of the witness – “Spirit, Water and Blood.”
Why does He start with the Spirit? – Because the Lord first created the heavens.
Now I am speaking from the point of view of our thinking, therefore I started from the foot. But it is to finish with.
Everything always begins with the glory of God, it’s not that they come to it. Because God first created the heavens and then the earth. Therefore Spirit, Water and Blood. There is no blood in heaven, so it is only on earth, the earth needs it. And the Spirit is always in heaven. There is only the Spirit and spirits there. And the people who dwell on the top of the mountain are the people who dwell in glory. When you think in glory, sin doesn’t exist. There is no sin.
I know from my experience that when I am in glory, there is no sin – it doesn’t exist for one in glory. You do not fight with it, it is an absolutely non-existent concept for you, it is not disgusting, because you are above everything earthly, you are in glory.
You don’t have to stare, struggling with thoughts – there is no such thing – you are completely in the radiant fire that brings life. Fire of life. Everything burned down it.
And this is the perfect path. Paul didn’t speak about it everywhere, but spoke about its existence: he said that we speak wisdom among the mature, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern; “the secret wisdom of God.” So it’s not for everyone. Paul says: “as many as are mature, have this mind,” or “if anyone thinks himself to prophet or spiritual, let him understand what I say,” and if not, then you don’t understand what I am talking about.
So there was something in Paul’s teaching that he didn’t speak about. He spoke that it’s there, it exists. But he didn’t reveal it in the Bible. He revealed it among the mature, reminded of its existence in some places. For example, he says “I was caught up – in the body or out of the body”, I don’t say, because it’s not profitable neither for me nor for you, and I still have to come to the extraordinarity of revelations, so that I won’t boast, I was given “a sting in the flesh ” etc. He humbled himself, but showed the presence of what he didn’t want to talk about. Seven thunders spoke, He says: “Seal up, no need now.” Daniel was told, “Stop, this is not for you.”
That is, in the Bible there are always these pointers to the top of the mountain, to a life of glory. In other words, He is saying, “Do you want to live with Me?” – “You must leave your home.” “Do you want to have it all? These bracelets, necklaces, rings – I came from the Master, the Holy Spirit. Gifts? Then you must leave the Father’s house and ride with me – now, let’s get on the camels and go.
Leave your father’s house. Leave everything. And then you will obtain the Kingdom. And she leaves. He says: “Let’s ask her whether she wants it?”- “I want!” And she leaves, and never returns to her father’s house. Never. That’s it. She never returned.
This is how the transition to glory happens. Now, indeed, is the time when God comes in a different way. So what I would do here is I have to transit myself. This is my first task, and not even a task – this is the goal of life, this is destiny.
How do you imagine the Throne? Many have no idea at all. They never preach about the Throne because that would be banal and ridiculous. How can you prepare a sermon on the Throne just like that? You’ll start digging, taking Scriptures. But you don’t know the Throne. And the Throne Dimension is glory. Because at the top of the mountain, above it is the Throne.
Why is it written “judgment of the White Throne”? Why will the White Throne be at the end? Not golden, not shining like a rainbow, but white. Imagine. I have never seen artists paint it white. Not because it changes colors, but because those who see it see it that way. For in the light of the white Throne, all that is not white will be manifested. It will be the Seat of Judgment, and it will definitely be white.
White Throne Judgment. This is not only a punishment, it will be retribution. It is written there that those who weren’t written will be judged according to their works, and works follow them. You come and all your works come after you, all things, especially secret ones, and in view of the White Throne, everything will be exposed. Where the “heavenly office” has not confirmed that the sin is cleansed – it is with you. Not cleansed by confession, not cleansed by repentance, not cleansed by a change in life, then it walks with you and will come with you. And in the light of the White Throne it will come.
The message from the throne is directness, it is the dimension of truth, of exposure. The White Throne exposes.
Therefore, a life of glory is where the Lord is calling us. I know that not everyone will go there. This is the minority of all Christianity in the world. There are thousands of times fewer at the top than at the bottom of those who consume Blood.
Blood, Word and Spirit. Today we have it all in one person. And this is the way – the way to the top. Therefore, when we bless: “May the Lord bless you, the home of righteousness, the mountain of holiness!” – understand what it means. This is not just an image of God – this mountain is a holy mountain that descends, glory that flows from the top.