The Incorruptible Seed
We have been taught so many things that we have accepted as truth, that has hindered the awareness of our true nature and identity. I want to say again that every seed must produce after its own kind. The seed when it produces, and what it produces, is not anything different than what it is. In other words, again using the illustration of a melon, the melon seed you could say is a three part being. It starts out as a seed, it has the meat of the melon, and it has the rind, but itís still one. The seed is the melon, the meat is the melon and the rind is the melon. The seed of God in us does not reproduce anything but an incorruptible being. It does not produce a fallen soul and a corrupted body. We have believed and been taught for years that we are corruptible. This is why the Apostle Paul told us "This corruptible must put on incorruption. We do that through revelation and changing the perception of ourselves from a corruptible being to an incorruptible being.
The mentality of being a corruptible being is "the seed of the serpent", because the serpent sowed that thought or that seed in Godís field that caused us to believe we are something other than what God made us to be. The darkened, alienated, carnal mind is "the tare". And God said, "Let them grow together until the harvest, and the tare will be pulled and burned." Well guess what, it is harvest time. And the tare, our human consciousness is (if it is not now, it shortly shall be) in the fire that will consume everything in our consciousness that is not according to God. The seed of our true nature will not be consumed because that seed is an incorruptible, indestructible seed.
I want to look at Colossians chapter one again. We read in verse twenty-one, "And you that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He reconciled." I donít think that we can emphasize the point enough, actually in reality, you have never been alienated from God. You were taught you were, so you believed you were, which gave you a wrong perception of yourself so that became your experience. You see, again, that is the seed of the serpent, the consciousness that makes you feel that you are separated and alienated from God, but that is only in your mind. That is the veil that was cast over all nations to keep them from the reality of Christ in them. "You were sometimes alienated in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh, through death, to present you holy, unblameable and unreprovable in His sight." Calvary says that you are not a sinner separated from God. Calvary says that there is no such thing any longer as anyone who is separated and alienated from God. Calvary says that there is only one man in the universe. Thereís only one life in the universe, and that is Godís life. There is no other life! You perceive another life, but there is no other life. Paul says, "The mystery which has been ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints". I do believe that when Paul wrote this that he had the reality of what he spoke. But just like Eve in the garden, she was a type of the church. The church is a picture of Eve, a picture of the bride of Christ. And just as Eve was the deceived in the garden, so the church of Christ was deceived again after the Apostles left the scene, in fact even before the Apostles left, you can see that Paul says all in Asia had turned away from him. And so as Eve was deceived in the beginning, the church, the New Testament church was once again deceived by the serpent, with the same lie. And they became darkened in their understanding. And thatís why Paul told the Ephesians in chapter four, "This I say therefore, that you walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their minds, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God which is in them." Here again we can see, it was only in the mind.
If we walk in the natural mind thinking that we are separate from God and less than a son of God, then we do not understand the magnitude of Calvaryís victory. We then are alienated in our mind from the life and nature of God in that is in us.
This is why Paul said, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." Phil 2:5 He also said, "You have the mind of Christ." How do we let that mind be in us? Ah, it is through practice. It is learning how to discern that which is of God, from that which is from the natural mind. And I believe this is the only warfare, really, in this day and age that we need to be concerned about. And that is the warfare Paul talks about when he said, "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal." They are not according to human reasonings. But, "the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds", and those strongholds are not devils in the airwaves. You see, many of us fought devils in the airwaves for years, but he said, "Casting down the strongholds, casting down reasonings, imaginations, and every high thing that exalts its self against the knowledge of the Word of God." So how you begin to walk in this mind of Christ is to begin to cast down every thought that would try to enter your mind that speaks contrary to the truth and the word of the living God. You see Calvary says, "There is no such thing any longer as a carnal human being." Calvary says, "There is no longer any such thing as a carnal mind." Yet because of our perception, we see carnality, sin and death and all of these things. We see them around us. Well, thatís the lie. The truth is, my old identity, my old carnality, everything that I believe that I was in the natural was crucified at Calvary. You see, there is no such individual personality by the name of Gary Sigler. Gary Sigler is a manifestation of God on the earth, not as an individual, but as a cell in the Body of Christ. We are members one of another. You know, the most fabulous thing I think is science and technology in these days. And one of the things weíve learned to think about is cloning. And if you know anything at all about cloning, you know that you can take one cell, Just one cell from your body, and that one cell through cloning, will reproduce you, just that one cell. Think about that Ė one cell of your being through cloning will reproduce another human! Well, God has been in the cloning business for centuries. You see; itís not that weíre this big individual, "God on the earth". No, no, no, but we are a cell. We are a member of His Body. And corporately, we make up the whole. And thatís why it is so important that we connect a network amongst ourselves in fellowship, and in sharing and in worship and in testimony. There is only one life that exists in this universe, only one; there arenít two. If there is, then Calvary didnít work. And again, I know how hard these things are to deal with, because you say, "But look at the situation! Look at the carnality. Look at the sin. Look at all of this." Yet the living abiding spoken Word of God says that, that old thing was crucified at Calvary. If youíll remember, I donít know exactly where itís at now, but youíll remember this instance. It talks about Revelation about the beast that was wounded unto death, and yet he lives. He was resurrected. Well "beast" in the scriptures refers to the human nature, to humanity, the carnal human being. On the cross, that being was put to death. He was wounded unto death. Yet he lives because of our perceptions. We keep the image of ourselves alive through our thoughts, our speaking and our meditations. And it is really not that difficult to totally have a mind-change. And thatís what the word, "repent" means, and that is "to change your mind". Repent, change your mind, for the Kingdom of Heaven is come. Isnít it strange that Jesus stood facing the Pharisees before He went into death, before He resurrected, and He looked at them and he told them, "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." Because of the misconceptions, we have never really learned how to apply that which we know to be the truth, because we tend to believe that which we experience, according to the carnal mind.
Jesus answered Nicodemus, saying, ĎVerily I say unto you except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." Peter said, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." 1 Peter 1:23
No man will see the Kingdom without this new birth. Well what is this new birth? This new birth is your quickening, is the regeneration, is that spark of life that you receive when you first experience in reality, God in you.
Know No Man After The Flesh
After Calvary it is said, "Henceforth, we should know no man according to the flesh" 2 Cor. 5:16. We should know no man according to our human understanding and comprehension. Even Jesus! "We once knew Jesus according to the flesh", the human carnal understanding as the man of Galilee, but today we should not know Him according to the flesh. Almost all of Christianity still sees Jesus according to the flesh, and they still worship Him according to the flesh. On Christmas they put Him in manger, and on Easter they put Him on a cross and resurrect Him, and the next year they put Him back in a manger. We worship Him according to the flesh rather than according to spirit, because when you begin to see the Lord as He is today you will be like Him because to see Him as He is, is to be like Him. He is the head, we are the body. The Body of Christ is not less divine than the head. He came to give us the example, or to show us the way that we could be as He is. In fact thatís what the scriptures say, "As He is so are we in this worl," 1John 4:17. Well, do you think Heís sick? Do you think Heís any type of failure? You see, there has been so much philosophy and human reasoning brought in amongst us that we accept the lie because the truth seems so impossible for us to grasp. We have been taught, some of us, that sickness is a blessing from God to possibly teach you something. But Iíll tell you what; the seed is incorruptible. The fruit is incorruptible. The incorruptible seed within me cannot produce a body that is corruptible. But again, because we are a manifestation of God on the earth, and we are as He is, we will become that which we perceive we are in our thinking. If you believe that Jesus puts a cancer or any other type of disease on you to teach you something, if you really believe that, you wouldnít try to get rid of it. You know, itís like the teaching of hell that so many of us used to believe in, this place called "eternal torment". Yet we believed it intellectually, but we never really believed it, because if we really did, and it really gripped us, you couldnít rest knowing that perhaps some of your family died without Christ.
Except a man be born again Ė the moment that spark of His life is ignited in you through regeneration how ever you receive that, some come to an altar. Personally, I knelt down in my bathroom alone one day and asked Jesus to become real to me. I ask Him if possible, to come into my life and change me. It doesnít matter how you experience that. Some have experiences out in the woods. Some have experienced it out of desperation. The most important thing is that you have that experience of that quickening, that regeneration by the Spirit and become a new creation man. All old things are passed away. But see, we are so use to looking at our condition. We believe the scriptures but our experience is more real to us than what God has said. So we live in this darkened state; weíre living that condition that Paul told us not to "In the vanity of the mind". Again he said, "Donít be like the other Gentiles, being alienated and separated in your mind with a darkened understanding." In John chapter 1 and verse 12, "But as many as have received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to that believe on His Name Which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Once the Spirit of God regenerates your spirit, if you were not caught up into the religious teachings, you would learn to follow the anointing within you. You would from that very moment in your life learn to trust the anointing of the Spirit within you to teach you all things; the Spirit would never deceive you.
If you were taught that, and you stayed away from religious things, you would very quickly begin to manifest as a son or daughter of God on this earth. It is our religious teachings that have kept us in bondage to carnality. I donít know about you, but I was never told that Jesus did not hold me accountable for my sins. In fact I was told the opposite. One preacher told me, he said, "Gary, you donít work your way to the cross, but you better work your way away from it. In other words, saved by grace, but then I have to work and I have to be obedient and I have to do all of these things or I may eventually be lost. But you see, if we were taught in the very beginning the truth of this new creation-man that springs to life on the inside of us, and we were taught only to do what we feel in our hearts to do as we love and fellowship with the Lord we would not get caught up in all the religious practices. However, we are taught Old Testament law instead of grace.
We are taught, "Well, yes Gary, you are born again, but look at what you are doing. And donít you know that the scriptures say that your heart is deceitfully wicked?" Well I understand that is what the Old Testament says, but I realized one day that that was a lie for me, because the New Covenant is, I will take your stony heart out of you and I will give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you, and I will cause you to walk in my statutes." Ez. 36:26-27. Where is man involved in that statement of scripture? Where is our choice involved here?
Sin Has Been Dealt With
We werenít taught that sin was fully dealt with at the cross. We were not taught to not look at the sin, but look to the gospel. We were not taught that God does not hold you accountable for sin. One of my favorite scriptures is; "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not holding them accountable for their sins." 2 Cor 5:19. Why? He sees Christ in you, not Adam. Christ is that indestructible seed of God that you are. I love the song that says, "I am no longer in Adam, and Adam is no longer in me." I love that because it is the truth. As long as you perceive yourself "as in Adam", and a sinner, one who is not pleasing God, and you focus on your weaknesses and your failures, you will always be in bondage to that image of yourself. Oh God, how we need our eyes opened to the truth of our being. It would be good to pray the prayer in Ephesians, "That the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened that we might know the hope of our calling." How could we be failures? I tell you, all of us that are weak and sickly among us are there because we have not rightly discerned His body, because itís impossible for His body to be sick. Itís impossible for His body to be anything but perfect. Itís impossible for that incorruptible seed to reproduce anything that can even in the slightest, remotest way able to be corrupted. We have been seduced just as Eve in the garden, and we have believed a lie instead of the truth. Eph 5:8, "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:"
Following Christ Within
I really, really have to cover this with scripture because I know so many are saying to their own hurt that what is being taught here is New Age. I long for the day when we can speak the words of God and not have to back it up with scripture. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) How do you think Paul convinced his followers? He didnít have the New Testament to go to. And thatís why they killed Jesus; He literally went against their written word. In fact, He tried to correct some of their perceptions of God when He said to them, "I know what is written in your very own scriptures. I know what is written, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, you love your enemies." Basically, what He was telling them is, "You have had a wrong concept woven in your scriptures. "Thatís not my Father." Well we have the same situation today. We have to tell people, "Listen, I know what is written in your Bible". But you see, thatís why it is so important for everyone to become acquainted with the Christ within, because itís impossible for that anointing to lie to you.
John 14:26 "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".
John 16:13 "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."
Do you know why most Christians do not know all things today? They run to men for their instruction instead of learning to follow the Christ within. They run to the arm of flesh to get their answers. Thatís the truth. There came a day in my life when I had to stop seeking the truth from a man. And I had to spend a long time just seeking God for my answers. It took me quite some time to where could trust my anointing. It took a long time where I could be convinced that what I was hearing and what I was seeing was God, because it went against everything that I ever believed and was taught. I knew I was a failure. I knew that I was hung up in lust and all the sins of the flesh, and I wanted God; but yet, when I began to hear God, I had to question whether or not it was God because it went against everything that I was taught.
Who is in the Body of Christ?
Ephesians 5:10, "That in the dispensation of the fullness of time He might gather together in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth, even in Him." Well, are we still waiting for that? Iíll tell you what. It happened at Calvary. Another thing about not rightly discerning the Body of Christ; I realized one day that it wasnít just the Christians, it wasnít just the man who ran to an altar, or said "Jesus I receive you. Because of Calvary it includes all. If youíre walking in a human body, you are a member of the Body of Christ only because of Calvary. Paul told the Ephesians in chapter two, "Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the circumcision Ė that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world." In the Jewish mind, the Gentile was the unbeliever, the unsaved, the dog, but now, in Christ Jesus, you who WERE sometimes far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one," - Who is he talking about" Ė the Jew and the Gentile, the saved and the lost! Iíll tell you folks, when you begin to rightly discern the Body and not divide, but discern the Body of Christ, you will begin to treat all humanity as they really are. And you will change them by your perception of them. "He has broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of two, (the Jew, the Gentile, the saved the lost), one new man so making peace. And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross." Thatís why I can tell you in full assurance of faith, youíre not Adam, and Adam is not in you! By the cross, every negative thing in the universe was brought to an end, and by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead, the new creation man was brought into being. There is no more old creation. But it is still living in our perception because we look, not with spiritual eyes, but with eyes of the flesh. Oh we love God. We want God, but we know itís humanly impossible to be as He is. But, we are not human beings we are spiritual beings. Yes, thank God, the veils are being removed from our eyes to see that nothing can corrupt the seed of God within us. Nothing! It is incorruptible and it is indestructible. Your body is the temple of God
"The double minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 4:8. What is a double-minded man? What "double-minded" means is, "two souled". As long as in your perception, you believe that you are a separate entity from God, and you have a soul that has fallen and that soul is doing everything in its power to become like God you are double minded. That is the man in Romans chapter 7 who has this desire for God, yet he sees in his fleshy carnal members that sin principle is still pulling him down into the law of sin and death. Thatís the perception that has to change. There has never been sinner born since Calvary. We only keep sin alive by our perceptions. We have to have a revelation from God.
Iíll never forget the day I awoke July 11th, 1982. I woke up a new man after years of struggle. And I began to understand some of these things. I John chapter 2 and verse 8, "A new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines. He that says he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now." I know the religious mind will interpret this verse, "You donít treat another believer bad." Well, Iíll tell you what: God is the Father of all of us, and we are all connected in spirit, to one another. The darkness is passed and the true light now shines. You know Jesus told His disciples two thousand years ago, "You are the light of the world." And some of them caught what He said. The scriptures tell us God is light. So really He was telling His disciples, "You are God in this earth." Yet where are the people today who can boldly declare, "We are the light of this world." Well there are some. We are coming into this revelation of being Christ on the earth. It is only through this awareness that all of creation will be restored and brought back to God, because as we continually have these veils removed from our eyes collectively, it will change the whole world.
I Corinthians 15:52, "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump. For the trump shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." Listen folks; the dead people are not those people out there in the graves. Jesus clearly taught, and the scriptures plainly teach us that dead people are those who do not know God in reality. But at the last trump, and that last trump could come for you at any moment. Now weíve always looked at this as a collective experience, and it may be someday. But that last trump for you is when you hear the Word of incorruptibility, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. "For this corruptible must put on incorruption." Your unrenewed mind is a real barrier to understanding this truth. This corruptible, this mind-set, this awareness of being separate and alienated from God, this is what we consider as "mortality".
"But this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." And we donít do that through the Adamic mind. We do that by hearing the Word, the voice of the seventh angel. Revelation 10:7, it says, "When the voice of the seventh angel is heard, all the mystery of God shall be fulfilled." Well what is the mystery of God, but God manifesting Himself in the flesh? When you begin to hear that seventh angel sound, you will begin to arise in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye and you will totally be changed. And what changes is your perception. You were caught up with Him in the air, in heavenly places where no longer will you rule from the earthly plain. You will rule from the heavenly plain. You will begin to walk in the experience of being seated in heavenly places, and operating from the realm of the heavens rather than from the realm of the earth. You will no longer see yourself as a mortal human being. You will see yourself as a spiritual being. "So when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, ĎDeath is swallowed up in victory." Death, is the concept that you are something other than what God has made you to be, will be swallowed up and be no more. "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is in the law." You want to get people into bondage? Start teaching them law. Start teaching them how that if they are not obedient, they canít please God, and watch the condemnation and the guilt and the shame come.
God is raising up a people on the earth today, after the Melchisedec order. And we all know about Melchisedec, without beginning of days, or end of life. You know thatís who you are when you have a revelation of the incorruptible seed that you are. Thatís why you can call no earthly man your father. 2 Timothy chapter 1 verse 9 and 10, "He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and incorruptibility to light through the gospel." But God spoke it to reveal to you the incorruptibility that you are. When you realize you are a spiritual being you cannot be corrupted! But if you believe you can, youíll experience it only until the light of God penetrates the darkened mind and explodes throughout your being. Then you will realize you are not a mortal human being. Well, we need to look at Psalm 82. "But God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless: do just to the afflicted and needy, deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, you are gods; and all of you are children of the most high. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."
Why will you die like men? Because you do not know who you are. The word gods here is the word "Elohim". And when it says that God, Elohim, stands in the congregation of the mighty and judges among the gods, the same word is "Elohim". So Elohim stands in the congregation of the mighty and He judges among the Elohim. How long will it be before we deliver the poor and the needy, those who walk in darkness? Well we canít do it as long as we are walking in that darkness with them. The same word "Elohim" is used in Genesis chapter 1 when it says, "Let us make man in our image." We have been in so much darkness. Take it not lightly to be in tune with God. That is your heritage. "I have said, you are gods; - - but you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes." - Because you believe you will, because youíre walking in darkness. Weíve had the scriptures for two thousand years, and rather than learn how to follow that anointing that is within us, weíve run to the arm of flesh for our instruction, and They have only kept us in darkness and bondage to keep us under their control. Thank God that is coming to an end!
John chapter 10 and verse 33, "The Jews answered Jesus saying, for a good work we donít stone you, but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, makes yourself God. Jesus answered them saying, is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods? If He called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sent into the world, thou blasphemest; because I said I am the Son of God?"
I think the scriptures are so clear that they can just grab a hold of us and stop this mind that is always speaking contrary to what we know the truth is. Ephesians 5 says in verse 30, "For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones." We are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. Well is that true? If it is true; how can this body be sick? How can this body be diseased? Iím talking to myself here as well as anybody else. But you see, it is time that we awake out of sleep.
"Arise and shine, for your light is come. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." And Iíll tell you, nations shall come to the rising of God within you, within His people in these days. No longer do we have to go out and get them, Bob. They come to you. When you have the living, abiding Word of God that will change peopleís lives, they will run to you, when you wonít gather them unto yourself. Youíll simply teach them that which they have within them. I think a Christian maybe needs to go to a class of few weeks to get a clear understanding of that incorruptible seed, a clear understanding that they have an anointing, they donít need another man, ever again, to teach them, just a few weeks, and leave them alone; and them we come together and fellowship.
We really donít need a man to stand up here and teach us, because we have the teacher inside of us. We have the anointing within us; and when we come together; there will be such a flow of His life. Any who come in among us would be healed. Any who come in among us walking in the darkened understanding of their mind would receive the light of God. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Donít you know that? Well I have known that for years. But today Iím beginning to really understand, learning how to cast down every thing that would point the finger and say, "Look at you! How dare you say that your body couldnít be sick! Look at you!" I can laugh. Iím just reminded of Abraham. Whenever the accusations would come into my mind, Iíd simply remember Abraham who considered not his own body as -?- and dead. Ah, but he considered Him faithful who had promised. You see; if we look in this direction for results, I donít believe it will ever happen. We donít look to the flesh.
We canít grasp this with our human understanding. But we are members of Christ. That means if you touch someone, Christ is touching them. Ephesians 1 says in verse 22, "He has put all things under His feet, (meaning Jesus) and has appointed Him the universal and supreme head of the church. (A headship exercised throughout the world church)" (This is the Amplified version. So letís start over. This is Amplified.) "And has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him the universal and supreme head of the church (a headship exercised throughout the church) which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all (for in that body lives the full measure of Him Who makes everything complete, and Who fill every thing everywhere with Himself." Thatís the truth! Yet weíve believed a lie, just as easily the lie of the serpent. And do you not know that Jesus had to go through the same lie.
I think religion has even painted an unclear picture of Jesus. We have the crazy notion that He was so perfect that it was impossible for Him to sin. I donít think so. Otherwise He could not have been tempted in all points. Someone said, "Well if you are who you claim you are, letís see you walk through that wall and letís see you raise the dead." What did Jesus say to that? "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to be made bread." If He did it, it would only prove that He missed the mark. He was tempted in all points. And the only reason that He did not fail - if He had a clear, precise understanding that He was the Son of God. And when you and I have a clear, precise understanding that we are what the Word says we are, then not only will we be as He is, we will act out of an experiential walk of being Christ on the earth. In this body lives the full measure of Him who makes everything complete. This is the Word of God. Ė "And who fills everything, everywhere with Himself." Some things, no, all things!
Paul must have been a lonely man in his day, to have this revelation. And he could stand before a congregation of people and say, "Donít you know folks, you are complete in Him? You donít need anything else. You donít need to change anything about yourself. You are complete! In Him, you are complete! You just need to repent, to change your mind about who you think that you are, because who you think you are doesnít exist in reality."
You know; the Christian Science people have been mocked for years because they say things like, "Well, thereís no sin. There is no sickness. There is no disease." But folks, I tell you what: until you believe that, until you have an understanding of that; thatís what Calvary was all about! My "old man", that old concept of being a human being, alienated, being separated, being a sinner, living a life of sin, that whole mess went to the cross. God became a man. And He took that man, representing all of the misconceptions; He took that man into death. And thatís why He came. Oh yes! "If I be lifted up Ė If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto me." Now another thing about Jesus, He used the word "me" in places but He never took any credit from His human existence. In other words He said, "I in my own self - I canít do anything." Now stop and think about this. Here was a man who was the perfect man, without sin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. This man said, "I canít do anything of myself." What makes us think we can? You see, religion will teach us to try.
The Word and faith preachers would teach you to go out and heal the sick and raise the dead, and you do it by just praying for everybody. And occasionally you might hit it. God, right today, fills everything, everywhere with Himself. Oh if you could see that! At Calvary - you can never hear this enough until you can see it plainly, and boldly declare it. SIN IS NO MORE! God does not hold man accountable for his sin, because he realizes he is living in a mistaken identity that is not even real. His concept of himself, her perception of himself is what he receives from Adam. And once you have awakened, once you are regenerated, that old is no more. He never was, but you come to realize it through regeneration.
In Colossians 3 and verse 10, "And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge", - Boy thatís a good one, "renewed in knowledge". You know Jesus said, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Yet it goes on to say the reason they were destroyed for lack of knowledge is because they rejected knowledge. You can hear the living Word of God spoken from the mouth of His servants today and reject that Word, and be destroyed for lack of knowledge, not because you havenít heard it, but because youíve rejected it. We need to be renewed in the knowledge, after the image of Him that created Him. Oh boy thatís good! We have, "put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created Him:" This is the knowledge that we must put on. This is the incorruptibility that we must put on. This is the immortality that we must put on. The renewed knowledge has been created in the image of God, and we have never lost that standing with God, except we have become alienated and separated in our minds. And thatís why Paul said, "You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind, because until you mind is renewed, you will always think you are something other than what God is. And when your mind begins to be renewed, it is so easy for you then to believe what God has spoken to you. When the anointing within you begins to operate, and you begin to hear and follow that which is in your heart, you will be free from all control. You know, the people who are really free today, are those who have weathered the church, because to them, freedom is rebellion. Yet a free man, a spiritual free man, is one who is in bondage to no man, will be controlled by no man, will not go to the arm of flesh for his answers; but he knows that the anointing abides within him, and will teach him all things, and will bring to remembrance all things. We donít have a clue what weíve forgotten Ė Elohim in the very beginning, and put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him who created him. We are neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, or -?- bound nor free, but Christ Ė listen to this: Christ is all and in all, not Christ will someday be all and in all, but right today we have put on that new man that is created in the image of Him who realizes that there is neither Jew nor Greek nor sinner nor saved nor lost nor male nor female nor bond nor free, but is all and in all. And we have the privilege of going to people and speaking life to them instead of death, freedom instead of bondage, hope instead of despair, because we see Christ in all men. Our perceptions are changing. And no longer do we see male nor female, bond nor free, sinners and saints; we see Christ is all and in all. Amen.