Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Mystieries Of God Created To Reveal God - Des Walter

I want you to know that this world is not waiting for a better preacher, but for a true manifestation of “The Christ”, who is male and female functioning together as one.
When Christ was on this earth, His divine connection with His Father was very evident by the things that He accomplished on the earth. He healed the sick, and made the blind to see; He made the lame to walk, raised the dead and stopped the storm. It is interesting that He also said, “The things that I do you can do also.” The world is waiting to see a true expression of our divine origin being visible to the people of today on the earth.
The Christ that lived 2,000 years ago is exactly the same as the Christ who is the spirit in you today: male and female functioning together as one. The whole problem is that we have all been deceived into believing, like Adam, that the female part of the spirit (the woman) was removed from us and made to be a separate entity. This has made our assignment seemingly impossible, which is to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth with the offspring of God.
In this study we will consider the revelation from the Lord that I received in recent times. It took me many months to allow this truth to find its reality in me and allow it to function. This revelation is absolutely essential for our development in God; it gives us the ability to function as Father intended. It will revolutionize marriage, giving equal divine status to the woman who was created as a corporate part of the spirit that is man, which will allow the spirit within us as male and female to function together as one.
Paul speaks to us in 2 Corinthians 11:2, “For I am jealous over you with a Godly jealousy, for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear lest by any means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his suitability, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity (honesty and spiritual unity) that is in Christ. ”In 1 Corinthians 7:4 the Apostle Paul is talking about marriage between a man and his wife. He says, The wife does not have power over her own body, but the husband has power over her body.
Our Husband is Christ, who has power over my body. And likewise the husband does not have power over his own body, but his wife has that power, as they are so locked together that neither one can function independently of each other. Now remember the great issues of the Bible are not speaking simply about things in the natural physical world, but in the world of spirit. So when God is speaking to us about a husband and wife, he is talking about a spiritual reality where the male and the female are one (spirit) complementing each other.
To bring this into our reality, Christ who dwells in me has power over my body, but I also have power over His body, which is in fact the same body, being “His workmanship.” Paul says 1 Corinthians 6:19, Do you not know that your body is the Temple of God that is in you, which you have from God and you are not your own, you have been bought with a price. So He has power over my body to overcome sickness, disease and death, while I live in the spiritual relationship of marriage with Him, but I also have power over the same body because of the same relationship. Can you not see the problem here? If I am not in a spiritual relationship with Christ who has power over my body to minister life and health to it, enabling it to function to do whatever is His will for me; and if I decide at the same time - without any reference to Christ and His will for my life - to eat whatever I want, as much as I want, allowing my body to become limited as to what I am able to do, I will suffer from the break in the relationship with Him.
The body therefore must be the expression of the spirit, which is male and female functioning together as one. Therefore the two aspects of the spirit - male and female - must function equally within us. We all were created in Christ Jesus in Genesis 1:26, and Christ Jesus is spirit, therefore we must also be spirit and not simply have a spirit. It is therefore essential that we understand that spirit is male and female functioning together as one, which is the same as God. From God’s point of view, male and female have nothing to do with the physical material world, because spirit has no gender, and nowhere in the Bible can you find reference to either a male spirit, or a female spirit; there is only spirit. God is spirit, so in James 1:18 we read, “God of his own will begat us, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of the God kind of people.” This means that we were begotten of the Father without help from anyone outside of Himself. Therefore, we all who come forth out of the Christ are identical to God’s original man, Christ Jesus the ‘First-fruit.’

In Genesis 1:27 we are told that man was created in God’s own image, male and female created He him, (because God is not a ‘Them’). Then in verse 28, this man is given an assignment from God, to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. This responsibility was given to the man, so obviously God knew that He had so created the man that he could reproduce out of himself with no other help needed. This is the spiritual reality which is the theme of this study. As we follow the out working of this assignment God gave to the man, we find that God and the man have become one. The first man who is the only son God created, Christ Jesus, is now called the Lord God for it was always God’s intention to make man His dwelling place on the earth. This is Jehovah Elohim linking God and man together on this earth as Immanuel - God with us. While Jesus Christ was on this earth He stated in John 10:30, “I and my Father [the male and the female] are one [not two separate entities].”
Here we are discovering truth that had been hidden from mankind but is now becoming known - that man is spirit and is therefore male and female functioning together as one. The body is simply the house we live in. However, we have taken a giant step here that needs to have some support for us to understand.
The first man God created now responds to the assignment given to him in Genesis 1:28 to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. We are told in Genesis 2:7 that the Lord God, being male and female, now brings forth a manifestation of Himself, because He is Christ and in Him is all of mankind. If he fails to be fruitful and multiply, the whole plan of God would be aborted at that point. The truth is that every man has been given the same assignment, which is to birth the Christ, because He is the Firstfruit- God’s original man and the Seed of God.
So Christ Jesus begins to form a body from the dust of the earth, knowing that the man would need to have a body in order for God’s will and purpose to be fulfilled on the earth. When the body was complete, it could not move because it has no life in itself. So Christ Jesus breathed into the nostrils of the man the breath of life that He received from God in creation. The word ‘breath’ comes from a Hebrew word ruach, which means spirit, breath or wind. So the first earth man - Adam with a body - is also Christ having the same spirit. This man was put into the Garden of Eden that had been prepared for him. Every day he walked with God and fellow shipped with God in total unity and oneness. How long he enjoyed his Father’s love relationship we do not know. And the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis 2:18) Here we need to be reminded of what the prophet said in Isaiah 55:8,  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” So, we may not always understand why God does certain things. The word help meet comes from a Hebrew root word meaning to test, or to be a test. For this to be accomplished, Adam was put into a deep sleep. So he had no part in what was to take place, nor was he conscious of what was about to happen. We are simply told that a ‘rib’ was taken out of Adam and from whatever that was, a woman was formed. What is presented here is an allegory in which the female part of the spirit was taken out of Adam, and a woman was formed as a ‘help meet’ - a separate entity walking outside of Adam.
This was a radical change from how ‘man’ was created in the beginning, for he was created spirit, which is ‘male and female’ functioning together as one. Now Adam believed the ‘woman’ that was in him had now been taken out. He believed he had been divided, so he no longer believed himself to be complete as in creation. The female part of his ‘spirit being’ was now presented to him as a ‘physical being’, which
functioned independently from Adam by expressing her own life. This is life on planet earth for all of us today, as we all became that woman who is the living soul. We are told that the ‘woman’ was brought to Adam, who looked at her and said, “you are bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, so I will call you woman because you were taken out of me.” You will notice that Adam considered himself to be what the woman was - ‘flesh and bones’ - instead of aligning the woman with what he knew himself to be. Now I know that Adam was still asleep when the woman was brought to him, otherwise he would have said to her, “Who are you and where did you came from? Because God never created whatever you are.” Adam had entered into the Adamic ‘dream world’, so he saw himself to be the same as the woman and accepted her just as if she was a part of God’s creation. Being one with the woman, Adam now came under the control of the confused mind of the woman that had been deceived by the serpent. In the will and purposes of God, Adam (as representing all of mankind) accepted the woman as a part of himself. She lived as a separate entity apart from him. Since then, all of mankind has accepted the woman as a part of God’s creation just as Adam did. However, this world has not treated the woman very well. In most cultures she is made to be less than the man. Psychologically, I believe that man sees the woman as being responsible for sin and death in this world because she was deceived by the serpent and transgressed by eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Hence, she has been given a lower place than the man. Even the Church has made her to be subject to the man; and in marriage, she is to take second place to her husband and to be in
submission to him. From the account of the creation of man we understand that male and female only existed in the spirit realm but had no expression in the physical material world. Genesis 1:27 tells us, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he him [because God is not a ‘them’]. Now here are two reasons why it is not possible for the woman to be taken out of the man; therefore the whole experience could not have been literal. 1. The first one is, spirit cannot be divided, for God is spirit and he cannot be divided. Israel confirmed that “our God is one Lord.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) 2. The second reason is that spirit has no gender. Nowhere in the Bible will you read about a male spirit or a female spirit. You only read about spirit, which is male and female functioning together as one.

Therefore, Adam’s experience in Genesis 2:21-22 cannot be literal. However in the material world we now live in, the woman was made to be the perfect counterpart of the man, which fulfills the role that spirit was intended to fill in creation. So now Adam (who is Christ) was placed in a position where the woman ignored him. Being deceived by the serpent, she took and ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, then returned to Adam offering him the fruit also. Adam faced an enormous test here, knowing that God had said,“Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17) But now the woman who was given to him as a help meet had already consumed the fruit; her eyes had been opened to see another world that appealed to her. The woman was already under the threat of death and Adam was put in a difficult position. Can he now simply allow the woman to face the consequences of her actions and die, leaving him alone without that female part of him unable to function? The answer is no, he could not continue to function as God intended him to in Genesis 1:28. Just think for a moment what was at stake here, with the will and purposes of God about to fall into complete failure. The truth is that all of humanity including Christians have been deceived, accepting the concept of the woman walking outside of us as being ‘a part of God’s creation’. This we have accepted in spite of the fact that we know that God never
created a woman. He only created a man who is spirit, which is male and female functioning together as one. Notice in verse 27 it says, "So God created man in His own image, [In the original text it says:] God
created He him; male and female created He him [not a ‘them’]. God did not create a "them". Nowhere in the Bible are we told God ever created a woman as a separate entity from the man. So the translators, when they translated the scriptures, of course they could not understand how God could say to a man, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth," so they added the words “male and female created he ‘them’.” But let me repeat that God never created a ‘them’. In creation, the spirit that is man is also God - being in His image and likeness, which is male and female functioning together as one. The command given by God to be fruitful and fill the earth was not just for that first man Christ Jesus, but for every one of us to birth the Christ. The reason is, God only ever created one man, but in Him is all of mankind. Therefore it is imperative that this man “be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth." If he fails to reproduce, then the will and purpose of God for all mankind could not be fulfilled, so it is his responsibility. To understand what God requires, let us look at James 1:18. God, of His own will begat us, that we might be the first-fruit of the God kind of people. (Author’s paraphrase) Christ Jesus in Genesis 2:7 is now fulfilling His assignment to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth with the God kind of people. He begins by forming a body from the dust of the earth, for this man was a manifestation of Himself who is Christ. This one that he brought forth would be exactly the same as Christ Jesus, except now he would have a body, which He knew would be necessary for the man’s role on the earth. When the body was complete, it had no life in it. But Christ Jesus did not give him a blood transfusion, but instead breathed into the nostrils of that man the breath of life,which was the life of God Himself.

 That man was Adam - the first earth man - who was also Christ. The Bible states that man became (some time later) a living soul. So that first man Christ Jesus has been faithful and did what Father wanted him to do. So the process of reproduction had begun. But if the second man Adam failed to reproduce, then the entire plan of God for mankind would have been aborted right there. God is totally dependent upon the reproduction process continuing from generation to generation. God’s will and purpose on the earth was dependent upon our offspring being identical to God’s original man, who is the ‘First-Fruit’. Mankind has not been able to reproduce by the spirit which is Christ, because man is now under the control of the ‘serpent’ - or the carnal mind - which controls the body, resulting in sickness, disease, pain and suffering and finally death. The female part of the spirit is now walking on the outside as a separate entity from Adam, which he called ‘woman’. So when Adam was outside the Garden of Eden, he reproduced through his wife but not with the seed of God. It is the Apostle Paul that defines the ‘seed of God’ for us in Galatians 3:16... Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “and to your Seed,” who is Christ. God was not speaking to Abraham about many seeds but only one seed which is Christ. So the offspring of God can only be birthed by the true seed of God which is Christ dwelling in us. But the Spirit that is Christ in mankind is no longer complete, for we all believe in our consciousness that the female part of the spirit is now a separate entity walking outside of us on the earth.
Having this consciousness precludes us from ‘birthing the Christ’ because we believe that we are incomplete - with the female part of the spirit having been taken out of us. Therefore we are no longer capable of fulfilling the assignment that God has given to all of mankind in Genesis 1:28 over 6000 years ago. As for me, I have only in recent times become aware of the fact that I have been preaching for many years that Genesis 2:21-22 is a allegory and cannot be literal; but the Christ has been limited in me. Because in my consciousness, I believed the female part of the spirit was taken out of me. What I believed in my ‘head’ did not have the power to become my reality. It was a shock for me to discover that I was not complete, because my wife was a separate entity walking outside of me and not as an integral part of me, as she was
when God created me in the beginning. At that time the male and the female functioned together as one in me - as spirit, which is Christ. So we had our five children, but not using the Seed of God, which could not function in us at that time. So we used the seed of man, which is the egg and the sperm. We are blessed that our children remained connected to the things of God as they grew up. But there have been issues because
they were not conceived with the Seed of God. However, Father opened our eyes to see that what we believed concerning the removing of the woman was part of the ‘Adamic Dream World’, or the ‘Illusion of Life’, which has no true reality. The truth is that the woman was never taken out of Adam in the beginning. Since that is true, then all that happened in the Garden of Eden concerning the woman is an allegory of Adam still walking as mankind in the deep sleep from which he has never awakened. I am convinced that Adam - or mankind - has not yet fully awakened to the truth. But we now are just beginning to see by the light of revelation, that what we considered from that crucial time in the Garden of Eden to be reality, was not a reality but part of the ‘Adamic Dream World’. Just think of what that period has produced in the active imagination of the theologians and preachers and even the people themselves. Many see the bringing forth of the woman as a reality. This thinking makes the woman a legitimate part of God’s creation, which is not the truth. The talking snake becomes the devil, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil becomes a literal tree with fruit like apples, all of which is the product of the carnal mind. As a result of the carnal mind being in control, the woman has suffered because of her perceived role in causing man to be put out of the Garden. Everywhere in the world she has suffered rejection, and placed below the man in all aspects of life. Adam
also is declared to be the one who committed the ‘original sin’ which put all mankind under the judgment of God and brought sin and death upon all of mankind. However even this is the product of the carnal mind, having no truth in it at all. Remember it was the Lord God or Jehovah Elohim that put Adam to sleep, veiling his mind, which meant that Adam had nothing to do with the whole operation. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is [become as] one [of us], to know good and evil: and now, [lest he put forth,] send him forth, before his hand take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever. (Genesis 3:22) The words in brackets do not appear in the Hebrew. To have established his life as eternal at that point in his experience would have caused all of mankind to be locked into the judgement God had declared upon the woman, who ate of the forbidden fruit. God knew that Adam as Christ would one day set all creation free by forfeiting his life at Calvary.

As we look carefully at the conversation that God had with Adam, we discover that the theologian’s conclusions are not true at all. In Genesis 3:7 we find that in eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, their eyes were opened to see another world that previously was unknown to them in which good and evil is evident. But at the same time, the world of true reality - which is spirit - began to fade away.
Remember that Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:17, For our light affliction which is only with us for a moment, is working in us a higher expectation of everything that befalls us, because we are believing that everything will result in the revealing of God’s glory, but only if our eyes are centered on the eternal realities that are in the spirit world.(Paraphrased) But as for Adam, he was not deceived and never spoke to the serpent. He knew, looking down the corridors of time, that he could see a time when the woman (representing all of humanity) could be redeemed and restored to her rightful place and position as the Bride of Christ. So he ate the fruit Eve had given him; not in rebellion against God, but knowing he would pay the price and taste death for every man. They were to discover that another mind had now taken control of their lives, representing the serpent which had deceived the woman. This is what the apostle Paul called the ‘carnal mind’, which controls the natural man. In 1 Corinthians 2:14 we are told that the carnal mind has no capacity to know or receive the things of the spirit for they are spiritually discerned; it has no connection with the spirit at all. This is the mind that controls the ‘living soul’, which is veiled as a result of having been deceived by the serpent and programmed to keep mankind mortal. The spirit is unrecognized by the carnal mind; it functions on a totally different level altogether. However, Adam failed to fulfill the will of God to be fruitful and to multiply and fill the earth, because he was no longer functioning as spirit. The female part of the spirit was now walking outside of him, instead of being an integral part of his spirit being. Religion is the product of the carnal mind representing God in human terms. The carnal mind functions with human emotions, such as anger and love, and states that God has created both good and evil - from the human point of view. In Romans 12:2, Paul speaks of the transformation of man, which can only be accomplished by the renewing of the mind, and not simply by changing our mind about some things which “Do not be conformed to the pattern of behavior associated with this humanistic world, but be transformed by allowing the mind of our true identity which is Christ to function, that is designed for the world of spirit.” (Paraphrased) Paul says in Philippians 2:5-8 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who thought it not something to be grasped at to be equal with God. But having that knowledge, he made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Paraphrased) Only those who qualify in like manner as did the Christ will ever know what it is to function out of such a mind. This is the only mind that will transform the living soul, allowing us to live and function as the Christ of our true identity in the world today.

God never created a woman as a separate entity. But when Adam saw her, he declared that he was one with the woman, being flesh and bones. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” Adam was convinced that the woman (now walking outside of him) was the spirit woman that God put in him in creation. Why would he believe that, knowing that God never created a woman as a separate entity? The spirit is male and female functioning together as one. Spirit cannot be divided. If it were possible, then you could divide God. But you cannot, for He is ONE. Also, spirit has no gender, and nowhere in the Bible do you read of a male spirit or a female spirit, there is only spirit, which is male and female functioning together as one. However, all of mankind has believed exactly the same thing, that our wife is the woman that was taken out of the man in Genesis 2:21-22. None of us react any different than Adam when we look at our wife outside of us; we all have been convinced that she was taken out of us back in the Garden of Eden.  Everyone is required to be fruitful and multiply in order to fill the earth with the God kind of people. This is a spiritual exercise that requires us to be conscious of the fact that we are spirit, which is male and female functioning together as one. Let us consider this understanding of the woman being a part of the spirit which is man. I could hardly believe that I could have been deceived about the woman walking outside the man. For well over ten years I had been preaching that Genesis 2:21-22 was an allegory and could not possibly be literal, and that the female was essentially a
spiritual part of the man, and therefore it could not be literal. However, one day I was just looking at my wife ‘out there’ and it struck me that I had accepted my wife as an entity separate from myself just like everybody else. How could this be when I was preaching that Genesis 2:21-22 could not possibly be literal? Of course I realized that the deception was so powerful that my knowledge could not over-rule the power of the
carnal mind. But at that moment, I was confronted with the truth; as a result, I was challenged with the concept of a separate female entity that I called my wife. I said, “Father, what am I to do with this woman out there?” He said, “You must put her back where she belongs, as a part of your spirit being.” I understood that this was not a literal operation, but a spiritual issue; she was never taken out in the beginning. So I did
put her back where God had put her in the beginning - as part of the spirit of my true being, which is male and female functioning together as one. I began to sense a completeness in my identity that I had not known before. But the next question was, “Now Lord what do I do with the woman outside of me?” He said, “She will become a beautiful manifestation of the Bride of Christ on the inside.” This was like heaven had just been opened to me as many changes took place. At first, my wife was a little bewildered as she had not thought along these lines before. But as she began to understand her new position in this relationship she was filled with joy.

Women in this world have been degraded by society despite recent attempts to adjust our thinking with regards to her position. The struggle has caused clashes, with the woman’s movement seeking to fight back to become equal with the male aspect of humanity - without much success. But let me help you to see what this revelation does for the woman. The Christ of man’s identity functions with perfect equality between the
male and the female as God created it in the beginning - as a perfect expression of the Christ. Neither one dominates the other, but the balance in manifestation is Christ. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:2, “I am jealous over you with a Godly jealousy, for I have espoused you to one Husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” All of mankind has been caught up in the deception concerning the woman, knowing that God never created the woman as a separate entity. Mankind has accepted her outside the man without question, so that as God said, “For this cause would a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two would become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) This is intended to compensate for the loss of the woman on the inside, which makes the man feel complete in himself. However, in no way does this replace the loss of the woman that we believe has been taken out of the man, for the spirit which was given in creation cannot function as the Christ as long as we believe that the woman is now walking on the outside. So, having taken a wife in marriage does nothing to replace the woman on the inside that is required to make the Christ complete within. The deception is so strong that we have really believed that she was taken out of the man.
The Apostle Paul also says in 1 Corinthians 6:15–17, “Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them the members of an Harlot? God forbid. Do you not know that he that is joined to a harlot is one body, for the two shall become one flesh, but he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.” This means that the woman must be an integral part of the spirit in man who is one spirit with the man, functioning together as one.

The apostle uses strong language here, referring to marriage as an allegory of the spiritual make-up of mankind, with the male and the female functioning together as one; but he uses the word ‘harlot’ when referring to the woman. What is he saying? In creation God made the man complete, as in Genesis 1:27...
“So God created man is his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he him.” God never created a ‘them’. However, in the allegory of marriage, a man takes a woman from outside of himself and makes her to be his wife. However, this is not how man was created, for he was created spirit which is male and female functioning together as one, as God said in verse 27, “Male and female created He him.” (God never created a ‘them’). God put the woman in place in creation as spirit, to be the bride of the
Christ, with the two functioning together as one. But the woman on the outside is a ‘living soul’, which God never created. So, Paul does not consider her to be a legitimate part of man’s original identity. Adam did not cleave unto his wife after she was brought forth, but she immediately left Adam and began to find her own direction in life with the help of the ‘serpent’, which represents the mind of the living soul, which Paul calls the carnal mind. This is described in 1 Corinthians 2:14, But the natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them for they are spiritually discerned.
So the woman on the outside cannot function as one with the male on the inside, for they are a totally different species. The male - being the Christ - with the female on the outside was never created by God.
It is very important to understand that all of mankind, both male and female, became that woman - the living soul - because Adam was Christ, and in Him was also all of mankind. What He became is exactly what all of mankind has become - both male and female. The living ‘soul’ is a person who is functioning under the authority of the carnal mind, which is represented by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The carnal mind denies God’s authority and also controls the body, making it subject to sickness pain and suffering ending in death. The carnal mind retains our human connection to our forbears, culture, concepts and D.N.A, and insists that they are the only true values we have. The only antidote to this poison is for man to rediscover his true identity as he was created in the beginning - male and female, functioning together as one, and standing in the likeness and the image of God, which is Christ Jesus. It is time for all of us to take a long hard look at the woman walking outside of us and ask the question, “Who are you? And where did you come from, because God never created you?!” If they were not created by God, then they exist only in the serpent mind
as part of the illusion of life that has for so many become our perceived reality. Jesus Christ knew who He was, for He said, “I and my Father are One,” (John 10:30) The Male and the female functioning together as ONE. Every one of us is required to birth the Christ, because in Genesis chapter 1 verse 28 God said, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth." The truth is that all of mankind has been created in Christ Jesus in Genesis 1:26. But the Christ of our true identity needs to be birthed in each of us on this earth. Unless we become fruitful and multiply and birth the Christ in whom is all of mankind, our generation under the new covenant cannot become the children of God.

Jesus Christ could have just walked on to this earth from the spirit world, if he had so desired, but God considered it was necessary that someone birth Him into this world, according to Genesis 1:28. So God chose a woman to do the birthing, who was a virgin. God never created the living soul - the woman - but the promise of God was that the seed of the woman, which is Christ, would crush the head of the serpent. This
would result in the destruction of the ‘carnal mind’, which had veiled the understanding of mankind and controlled the body, in opposition to the Christ dwelling in us today. All our problems of sickness, pain and suffering and death originate in the carnal mind, which has had control of our body. But when we birth the Christ in us as a spiritual reality, the serpent mind can no longer have power over us for Jesus Christ is Lord. From that time on, we will stand as the First-Fruit - or God’s original man - created in the image and the likeness of God. No longer is the woman separated from God; she is the product of the carnal mind, having eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Only as we birth the Christ in us by the spirit can we fulfill the will and the purpose of God in our lives. Remember that all of mankind is in the Christ, so when He is birthed in us, all who are in Him will have to conform to what He is. However, the birthing of the Christ is a spiritual birthing within us first, and only then can we see the Christ birthed in others.
In Galatians 4:19, the apostle Paul says to the saints in Galatia, “Do I have to travail in pain again until Christ be born in you?” This is the reason why it is so important for us to birth the Christ, because in that Christ is all of mankind. I am convinced that this is one of the missing links in our whole Christian experience. Let's go to Acts, chapter 17 again, because this is just so important to us. I am absolutely amazed at some of the things God is revealing to us in these days. It says in verse 26, "And God hath made of one all the nations of the earth to dwell." What does it mean? Well, my translation would be, "And God hath made out of the one, which is God, all the nations to dwell on the earth". This means that everybody on the face of the earth, in all the nations of this world, has a common Father. In other words, all of mankind is one big family having the same Father. Then we find in verse 28, the apostle Paul says, "For in God we live, and in God we move, or have our function, and in God we actually have our existence!" While we exist in God, nothing can touch us - not sickness, not death, not anything! Jesus Christ said, "He that hears my word and believes on Him that sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation but is passed, from death unto life." (John 5:24) It is the very life of God that we must have dwelling in us. So in 1 Corinthians 6:19, Paul said,
"Don't you know that your body is the temple of God, which is in you, and you have been bought with a price, and you are not your own?" God is telling you today, "Your body does not belong to you; it belongs to Christ, who is spirit!” Spirit has no hands nor does He have a voice to speak to people. Your body is the only means that Christ has to fulfill Father’s will and purpose on the earth. Our body is the Body of the Christ, and it is His temple.

It would seem that very few Christians really believe that their body is the Temple of God, for surely if God was really resident in our body, then we would manifest something of the glory of God and His righteousness. Remember that God said that He would build again the Tabernacle of David in these days, which was just a
small tent in which the Ark of the Covenant was in plain view for all the people to see. Israel sat before that tent and worshiped the Lord as they beheld what was the symbol of God’s presence in that tent. How much more should our bodies produce a manifestation of Christ dwelling in us today! That Christ must be complete as male and female functioning together as one within us before there can be a true manifestation of
the Glory of the Lord.

Therefore our life must change, as the woman now becomes divinely equal with the man - functioning with each one contributing to the fullness of Him who fills all things with Himself. Perhaps the most amazing change that will affect the whole world is that the woman will no longer be second class. She is no longer required to bow to her husband, for the male and the female are one in Christ. Marriage at its best could
only make the male and the female to be one flesh, but still two separate entities struggling to find some balance in the relationship. But now, the Apostle Paul says, “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit - male and female in a holy and divine union of perfect oneness. I can now love my wife even as I love myself, for we are one - in indivisible unity, expressing our true identity which is Christ. Christ is in you, and you are in Christ. In John, chapter 14 and verse 10, this is what Jesus Christ said: He said, "I am in the Father, and the Father is in me." Isn't that interesting? Now why did He say that? Because you see, just a little while previous to this, Philip had said to Jesus, "You've been talking about your Father, but could you just show the Father to us?” (John 14:8) And Jesus said, "Philip, have I been so long with you and yet you have never seen the Father?” Jesus said, "If you have seen me, you have seen my Father." (John 17:9) Jesus Christ said in John 10:30, “I and my Father are ONE,” not two separate entities. And you are in the Father. So if anybody is seeing the Christ in you in reality, then they are seeing the Father. This is so important, that Christ dwelling in you is going to be the demonstration of Christ to the world.

Des Walter, July 2011

No comments: