Joian, thank you, that made my week and it's only Tuesday......
.....want to share what He gave me....
Twenty one years ago, when I first came to acknowledge the Lord, I had a husband who literally would not allow the money for a stick of gum. I had no access to funds at all unless I worked, and for those first two years of my walk, I had physical problems that kept me from it. I decided to go with the flow anyway, and take care of my then toddlers. It turned out to be the biggest blessing of my life, as it enabled me to study the Word for hours daily for that 2 years.
Anyway, I was going to churches then to worship, and when the tithe came I never had 10 cents to put in there. I was made to feel guiltier by the church people, if the sermons every other Sunday on tithing weren't enough to bring condemnation. I was so grieved in my Spirit, I asked Him, "What am I supposed to do here? You know my circumstances."
He said, "You ARE tithing." Stunned, I asked Him how that could be, I had no money. Once again, because everything He taught me has it's place in the tabernacle pattern, this is what He gave me.
Outer court = tithe is what you are led to give of your natural substance. The outer court deals with the natural realm. Having people over for Bible study in your home, is a tithe to God. Giving of your time is also a tithe to God. Baking a cake from your pantry to share with someone, is a tithe to God.
Inner court = tithe is what you have been given spiritually by God. The use of your spiritual gifts in that you are open and available to be used, is a tithe to God. Walking in what you have been shown spiritually, is a tithe to God, that ultimately leads to THE tithe. More on that in a minute.
Holy of Holies = You BECOME the tithe. I want to capitalize this, not to yell at anyone, but to shout it from the rooftops, LOL........
CHRIST, THE SPIRIT MAN WITHIN US, IS THE FIRSTFRUITS OFFERING = THE TITHE.
He is our tithe; God provided the offering, O sons/seed of Abraham! Bring the offering into the storehouse and He will pour out a blessing which you cannot contain! He, the Tithe, Christ, WAS brought to the storehouse (returned to God) and DID pour out a blessing upon them on the day of Pentecost, ie. the Holy Ghost!
And as we, allow the Son which is the Christ seed in us, to be laid down as the tithe, we have the pattern and the promise, that when the Son in us, sits at the right hand of the Father IN US, He will shed forth that which they both saw and heard on the day of Pentecost, FROM US, ie. receive ye the Holy Ghost and He blew on them. I'm talking the FULLNESS of the Holy Ghost here, in people that are EQUAL and thought it not robbery, capable of reproducing a nature/seed with a BREATH, ie. being able to bring both the bread and the WINE, in full measure. Glory! Father, we give You praise this morning for Your mighty works among men!
We are supposed to BE THE BLESSING/TITHE, the oil flows downward from the Head to the body, instead the "head" has been enslaving the body to serve IT, erring after the error of Kore, which is gainsaying. ALL MEN seek after their own, and not the things which be of Christ.
:icon_biggrin: Which goes back to the teaching He gave me about the circumcision of Abraham, which I am going to post below this again so it connects clearly what I am saying.......sorry.......
but sometimes you just gotta do it, LOL. Please bear with me for the length........Blessings......
I have heard the Father's voice and He spoke to the Son/Christ in me. When I asked Him how this could be (as I was in shock, as I always am when another doctrine is about to bite the dust), He gave me the scripture you quoted of David's where he said, "The Lord (God) said to my Lord (Christ).........the Christ was David's Lord, the Messiah of Israel. Jesus spoke of this, when He questioned them about how is it that Messiah be David's son, if David said He is his Lord? In other words, think; how could I Jesus the man, be David's son if David himself said that I am his Lord, and if Lord, then before him in place/time/standing? The answer is; he, Jesus the man couldn't be, but Jesus the Christ, or the Christ that was clothed in Jesus, WAS.
I was given to understand that David had a revelation of this, for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. What was spoken to the Christ/Son in me, was, "This is my body, which was broken for You." It was given to me to understand during this feast of Tabernacles in the natural that I was celebrating, that the spiritual feast of Tabernacles which involves going thru their walls and eating their fish/Christ, is how Christ in us will minister to God (in man) as opposed to ministering to the outer shell of man only, as has been being done the last 2 days/2000 years, ie. I will do cures and cast out devils.
It was at this point that I stopped thinking that I, as in this shell, was one of the sons of God, even though He Himself spoke this to me before I had ever heard the term or doctrine, because I realized He was speaking of THE Son, the Christ seed who is in me, and in you all, and I stopped taking his glory unto myself. Which is why, Jesus could say, "Why callest me good, there is none good but the Father." And why, the anointing that was the CHRIST, came upon Jesus, as the glory that was within the shell of the man Jesus came out of a place of Spirit/heaven, ie. mortality swallowed up of immortality. It came as a dove because a dove was the sacrifice of the poor, and the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
If you understand that Christ is in bondage in the shell that is man, God wants Christ the Son (like Israel the pattern) released from the Egypt of the flesh holding Him, so that His Son may come and worship Him, ie. I have a baptism to be baptized with and how I am BOUND until it be accomplished. He/God the Father, wants Him/Christ the Son IN US, to come to Him/God the Father, while still in a flesh body just as Jesus was, for the purpose of handing over His kingdom to the Father. His kingdom is all that He was given of the Father, that He in turn gave to us as joint heirs. No greater love hath any man than this, that he lay down his life (kingdom) for his friend (Abraham was God's friend). Jesus didn't die to go to heaven. Heaven was in Him = Christ seed, and He was in heaven = Christ had swallowed the flesh man up. Which is why the pattern is, Christ in us, the hope of glory. He/Jesus was made like us, that is the pattern and the pattern cannot lie.
This is why God the Father, was IN CHRIST/the Seed, reconciling all men unto Himself. All we've been able to see is the flesh that contained the Seed, but the gospel IS the death, burial and resurrection of CHRIST, the Seed. All seeds reproduce after their own kind, and the Father's own kind is the SPIRIT of CHRIST. Flesh/Jesus and Spirit/Christ in union, produced the new creation man, ie. Jesus the Christ. Christ or Messiah was His title, not His name. The Father sent someone MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH, ie. Christ in the flesh of Jesus the man. This is why Jesus was according to Peter Acts. 2, MADE both Lord AND Christ. It will not be blasphemy when He has made us one with Christ in the truest sense of that word, to be called "Bob" the Christ, "Judy" the Christ, ect., just as Jesus (speaking as the CHRIST = I only speak what I hear my FATHER speak) thought it not blasphemy to be equal with God.
We thought it was all about us, but as usual it's all about Him, and His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, the SPIRIT MAN, which IS CHRIST. Only begotten means, ONLY ONE PRODUCED, there is no other, and no other will be, for the One was divided into many parts or portions of our inheritance, ie. the inheritance of the priests(hood) is God Himself.
The reason the Spirit came upon us as tongues of fire and not as a dove, is because our God is a consuming fire and there is much to consume in us before the "battle of Armageddon" is over, and we can say as our elder brother Jesus said, "The prince of this world cometh, but he hath nothing in me." The old creation man could not say this, as Matt. 13 tells us, for while Adam slept the enemy came and planted the tares. God put Adam to sleep, but He never woke him up, because He could not until Christ came IN THE FLESH.
Arise, shake off the dust (Adam taken from the dust) and Christ will give you light. He came in the flesh, all flesh, when He descended into our "hells", the prison of our Spirit/Christ. Adam, the many membered body, has been asleep bound by death, hell and the grave, ALL of which are in this body of sin, but is slowly waking up during the 2 days of preparation, soon to be awakened to newness of life, our life that is HID IN CHRIST.
This is the foundation of our faith, the cornerstone of it is that CHRIST rose from the dead, bringing the shells with Him that were seen of many, having prepared a place for us that where He is we might be also. Christ in us, is already there in Spirit, but the shells, ie. the part that makes us, us, is not. This is why when He arose, He appeared to them in the shell, the same shell that was pierced, He was pierced for us all and if the pierced shell is what arose with the Christ, instead of Spirit only, so too do we have hope that this corruption (IF pierced) will be swallowed up of incorruption, ie. death swallowed up of life. Take up your cross and follow Me. And the passover bread is unleavened and PIERCED; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. And of the Saducees, who say that the resurrection is past already, ie. no need to die to self to be resurrected while still in the body. Bread that has come thru the fire, baked, is pierced, and then broken, fit to be fed to the nations. Father, make us bread, fit for the nations, and cast us upon many waters/peoples.
Christ, IS THE FIRSTFRUITS, and He is arising in a many-membered body of flesh that has loved not their own lives unto death, and bear in their bodies the marks of piercing. Ever wonder why "piercings" are so popular among the young people now? The body (outer court realm) can only do (looking thru a darkened soul/glass) what it sees the head (inner court realm) do, and we have been made to be one with the Head, which is Christ. The time of the piercing is upon us, and they are the outward witness to what is happening in the Spirit, to those who would lay down their lives for Him. In that day, they shall have no excuse, for all the heavens (outer court is a "heaven" too) declare the glory of the Lord.
And isn't it funny, that our first "normal" reaction is to judge them? Judge not lest ye be judged. We that would judge (and I include myself in that before I asked Him what was going on with this), are being judged in our own judging, because they are OUR WITNESS. God is doing it, they are witnessing it, and it takes 2 witnesses to convict. God help us to know what Your Spirit is doing and MOVE with the cloud, before our sins overtake us and slay us.
This is why no man can say that Christ has come (in THEIR flesh) except thru the power of the Holy Ghost. Why? Because a ghost is a spirit that has lived in a body. A Holy Ghost is a spirit that has lived in a Holy body. Christ is a HOLY BODY, ie. the SON of God, the Lamb that was slain, who took HIS blood which is Spirit into the Holy of Holies on the day of atonement. And when HE rose from the dead (that He might be all in all, both the lowest hells and the highest heavens) and ascended to the Father, HE (Acts. 2), the Christ, hath shed forth this which you now see and hear, ie. the HOLY GHOST. Jesus the natural man did not send forth the Holy Ghost anymore than you or I can pray for people to receive the Holy Ghost from US, because the Holy Ghost doesn't come from us the shell, He comes from the risen Christ, the Lamb that was slain.
Take care that your flight be not in winter; winter = death of something, as in the death of the shell, ie. take care that the Spirit in you does not ascend/released thru the literal death of the body, but rather that you lay down your lives willingly that He might ascend thru the death of self, for God's Spirit will not tarry with man always. But upon THESE, the second death will have no power. Blessings to all.......