Is God at Work?
"And how shall they preach, except they be sent?" Romans 10:15a
I am writing to you from New Orleans, Louisiana, a region that God has swept with the broom; for shall there be evil in the city, and God has not done it? Is there significance in the name of the hurricane that did such devastation to the area? Katrina is a girl's name: Ktrina \k(a)-tri-na, dat-rina\ is pronounced ka-TREE-nah; variant short of Katherine (Greek) pure. God is doing a new thing in the land. Those that are seeking for the old days of revival will be disappointed, for Gods work is a strange work when He brings to pass His strange act. Many will mock at it and the bands of their heart will be made strong, just as God hardened Pharaohs heart in Egypt. For the Lord Jesus will bring a consumption decreed upon the whole earth. O earth, earth, earth; hear ye the Word of the Lord. For the consumption decreed will overflow in righteousness. For when Gods judgments are in the earth, men will learn righteousness.
Gods work is in progress. The Word is going forth concerning His work bringing about the New Thing; that is, that Jesus is laying judgment to the line, and righteousness to the plummet. Why? Because the church will be measured by this reed like unto a rod which is the measure of Jesus Christ, the reed being six cubits as the measure of the eastern gate. The golden reed of the church after glorification will be a reed of seven cubits rather than six which speaks of the glorification of the body of Christ.
Many do not understand that the manchild of Revelation 12 is not a historical account of Jesus being born in Bethlehem-Judah, but is the church that is pregnant with the incorruptible seed of the Word of God that will go into labor pains and bring forth the man-child. This man child is the remnant of the seed of the woman as the church that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophecy. The spirit of prophecy is the Rhema Word of God flowing from the throne of God in accordance with the Logos; the bride of Christ receiving these great truths from good comprising the faith which will bring all the church into one, in unity of the faith. There is a vast difference in keeping the unity of the Spirit verses receiving the unity of the faith; for when the Son of man cometh in the season of Tabernacles, shall he find faith on the earth? Yes He will, for God has foreordained the church to be fully conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ Jesus. In other words, a mirror image of Jesus; for if we are His body, we ought also to walk in the light as He is in the light.
God is calling his church to receive these truths that are presently flowing from His throne; for we must receive these things of faith in order for us as the saints of God to be established, being made perfect or full maturity. God will use the cross as always to sever the profane from the righteous, the wicked from the holy, and the chaff from the wheat. Notice that in the Revelation of Jesus Christ, there is a white stone wherein is written a new name that only he knows that receives it; that is, we as the body of Christ must receive these things of the Word; these things that Paul stated that were before him while forgetting the things which were behind, pressing on to the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. The mark is the Hebrew letter Tahv having a numerical value of 400 being the 22nd letter of the Hebrew abecedary; 22 being the number of Light. The Tahv is the letter whose symbol or image is Truth. I just finished a CD series consisting of thirteen 80 minute teachings concerning the Divine order of The Revelation in relation to the Hebrew Abecedary of Psalms 119, the center chapter of the Word of God, which is also the longest chapter in the Word of God. The divisions of Psalms 119 each have 8 verses of scripture under each individual letter of the Hebrew alphabet; 8 being the number of new beginnings and in the supreme sense is Jesus whose name IESOUS has a gematria or numerical value of 888. Any reader who feels God is moving for those who are seeking Him can get this series by emailing Angela Lindstrom, DBMs Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.; or visiting the website at www.dennisbeard.org.
The new thing has many things that must shortly come to pass; a woman shall compass a man; that is, the woman as the church is compassing in her belly the manchild who is soon to be birthed as the birth pangs take hold upon the church. I am not a prophet, I know my call. However, we as the bride of Christ will experience rejection as never before when Gods judgments begin at the house of God and the righteous scarcely be saved; for judgment has begun at the house of God, the church. Lamentation, mourning, and woe will be sweet to the mouth, but bitter to the stomach as we eat the bitter herbs associated with sufferings for the cause of Christ. Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered in the flesh, we are to arm ourselves with the same mind, for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. (1 Peter 4:1).
The biggest problem facing the external church in the earth is that few are hearing from the Spirit of God; for the Holy Ghost is given to them that obey Him and only those that are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. God requires good works; and by these good works is our faith made perfect whereby the believer receives more truth as relating to the knowledge of the Son of God which brings us from glory to glory unto a perfect man. This man is the birth of a full grown mature believer in the things of God who has done these things, always being careful to maintain good works in order to glorify Jesus. This is not an intellectual knowledge, but is the knowledge of Jesus held in ones spirit by the Holy Ghost as the things that are required for one to be established in the present truth.
There were three that were upon the Mount of Transfiguration; Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. Jesus before the cross came into a glory that transfigured his natural body into a light of fire, showing forth his Majesty breaking though the natural realm. Jesus was seen along with Moses and Elijah. Peter said that it was good for them to be there, and that they should make three tabernacles, three booths, or succoths; one for Jesus, one for Moses, and one for Elijah, but he did not know what he said. This alludes to the Feast of Tabernacles; made up of the Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. This is the season that is ahead for the church as the body of Christ to come into the glory of Jesus in the revelation of Jesus to a lost a dying world; for this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached into all the world, for a witness to all nations, then the end shall come. This is not a Trinity Gospel of Jesus, not a binatary Jesus, not a rooty-tooty-fresh-and-fruity Gospel of Jesus; but the One and Only Sole Solitary One Who only is God; the One God Elohim Almighty God Jesus; Jesus only. As the Holy Ghost moves in and though the body of Christ unto perfection, we will do these works that Jesus did in the witness or testimony of Jesus who keep the commandments of God, doing good.
Jesus did resurrection miracles, Moses did judgment miracles, and Elijah did kingdom miracles. To understand what the church as the body of Christ will go through in the last days, all we have to do is look at what Jesus did in his body in the days of His flesh. That which he did in the days of His flesh will the body of Christ do in the last days in the Revelation of Jesus Christ who will take this world for Jesus; making the kingdoms of this world, the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. God will work and who will let it. This revelation of Jesus has never been seen before, but is reserved unto His bride in glory when Jesus comes to be glorified in them that love him. We have seen Jesus in Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits; that is, the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; Christ our Passover who gave himself for us. The next season we as the church have been in for the past two thousand years being Pentecostals; having the experience of being baptized in the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has been revealing more light, for the path of the righteous is as a light that shines more and more unto the perfect day, when that which is perfect is come all things that were in part shall be done away with being known as we are known the body of Christ as a mirror image of Jesus Christ!
Now we are in Tabernacles for those who will receive these things of truth from good from the throne of God. The Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles are in the last season of Tabernacles when the body of Christ will work redemption miracles as Jesus did in the days of His flesh, judgment miracles as Moses did by the Spirit of God, and kingdom miracles as Elijah did by the Spirit of God. All these works are works of Jesus, the Spirit; for the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus.
We must as the bride of Christ receive these things sent to us by Jesus in order to reveal Him in and through us as the body of Christ in the earth.
What is the new thing?
1). When the new thing is in the earth, God will openly judge those that come against Moses; that is, the ones that work judgment miracles as Moses did in the revealing of Jesus Christ as God Almighty, the Father of glory. For all shall know him, from the least to the greatest. When Gods judgments are in the earth, men will learn righteousness.
God shows Himself God by showing things in the earth before they occur; that is, God speaks these things before they happen. The same will be true in the new thing. For God will speak these things that must shortly come to pass before they happen in the earth which will witness to the truth that He is God and there is no other God but Him. He is the Holy One, the Sole, Self Existent Eternal God Alone. God will bring down the false church of Babylon and prognosticators whose message is in the ships of Tarshish which speaks of the wares of the world; the love of the worldly things rather than God. Jesus will be revealed as the LORD Jehovah, the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS when he brings forth the power of His Christ. The chariot is the symbol of doctrine of dogma; the horse that God brings forth is the understanding and knowledge of the doctrine of dogma (the life of the doctrine is in the horse), for the chariot cannot pull itself just as doctrine cannot preach itself, but as the horse pulls the chariot, so also it is true that only through the knowledge and understanding of the believer does the doctrine have life in the earth. This is also known as a rhema Word which always agrees and aligns with the Logos, the Word of Truth.
Paul stated that he forgot the things that were behind, reaching forth to those things which are before, pressing onward to the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ. So are we also to do as Isaiah writes in the above scriptures; we are to remember not the former things, neither consider the things of old. The season of Pentecost does not have the season of Tabernacles in it; however, the season of Tabernacles does have the power of the former as well as the power of the latter rain in it; Tabernacles has the power of Pentecost as well as the power of Tabernacles in it. Tabernacles has the rain, both the former and the latter rain in the first month. Behold, look at it; think on it; meditate upon it; search you out of the Book and read, not one of these things shall fail. Jesus will do this new thing in the earth for those who are preparing now, receiving these things of faith .God making a way in the parched dry land of the earthly wilderness that is burnt up and left only as desolations as in the external church in the earth. God will flow these waters of truth in this parched dry valley of bones so that they may live again and stand up a great army. Many are called, but few chosen. My friend, let us make our calling and election sure so that there will be no occasion of stumbling; so that there is no promise that will slip us and any of us should come short of entering into His rest the rest that remains to the people of God. (Hebrews 4). These are the called, chosen, and faithful who will show forth Gods praise in the earth.
God is making this way in the parched, dry wilderness in the altars that have been made sin, not obeying the Word of the Lord neither seeking Him; God removing these pastors and setting up new pastors who will feed His flock. The wicked will be wicked still, but we will press onward to the mark of the high calling of God when God comes to be glorified in His saints.
The woman as the church, the body of Christ is now compassing or surrounding the child who is in our belly, travailing and paining to be delivered. The whole creation moans and groans in pain to be delivered into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. And not only them, but we also which have the firstfruits of the Spirit do moan and groan within ourselves, waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God; to wit, the redemption of our bodies. Some Preterists (Full or Partial) would have us to believe that all things have been fulfilled in the manifestation of the sons of God. Dont let anyone deceive you by any means; for none of us as yet have received the redemption of our bodies, having been changed putting on immortality, having a spiritual body rather than a natural body.
The new man of the believer that has had the spiritual circumcision of the heart by baptism in the name of Jesus Christ becomes a new creature in Christ and must grow up into him. This new man has to be fed to grow from faith to faith and from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord unto a perfect, mature man; unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. This is not instant potatoes as some would suggest; but is a gradual process of grace, by faith through grace until we are fully grown into the perfect image of Jesus Christ; that is, a Christian (Christ-like). We grow up in all things and these things are the essence of things upon which faith is built; for now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. These things in the end of time are shown to us as the servants of God to show unto us things of truth from good that must shortly come to pass. Take heed how we hear and understand these things. For him that has shall be given and we will have the more; going on unto perfection in these things of truth. However, if we do not hear these things and we have not, it will be taken away; even that which we have; that is, we lose all. Paul states that we may grow up into him; that is, up into Christ Jesus unto a perfect fully mature man weaned from the milk and full age, able to hear the deep things of God; having digged deep and built our house upon a rock.
There is not another name in this world, neither in the world to come than the name of Jesus; Jehovah is Salvation. However, there are more things of the Word of Truth that we must receive in the body of Christ in the knowledge of the Son of God unto a perfect man in order to receive the white stone with a new name written; that is, a greater revelation of the name of Jesus showing us things in His glory, Majesty, Wisdom revealed in his judgments, statutes, testimonies, precepts, commandments, etc. Jesus will be revealed from A to Z; all things that pertain to Him the Word; the Greek equivalent Alpha and Omega; the Hebrew equivalent Aleph to Tahv, the beginning and the ending; which is, which was, and which is to come and certainly Jesus is to come.
Notice the word new or Kainos means unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of; unused, unworn. These are things of Jesus that the church will reach in the last days in perfection of maturity that have never been worn by the church as the body of Christ in putting on Christ in all things. I mean to tell you that Jesus is doing these things now in revealing these things to His body and to those that will hear so that they will be able to stand in that day, in the day of the battle of the Lord Jesus. It is not the ones that have started this race by obeying Acts 2:38 that are saved, but them that overcome; them that have overcome the world, the devil, and the flesh who have this honor of having the great revelation of the name of Jesus written upon him/her; that is, receiving in knowledge and understanding of Jesus in these things from His throne. These are caught up to God and to His throne as Paul was; who are shown and have the understanding and spiritual knowledge of these things that were unlawful for Paul to speak, but are freely given and received by the body of Christ in the season of Tabernacles for it is in the season of Tabernacles that God gave the understanding of the book to Israel the same truth applies as to this end time when God gives the understanding of the Word as Jesus to His body, the church.
Being written upon with the new name of God, is to have the celestial throne room revelation of Jesus, for the manchild is caught up to God and to His throne, the same state of glory as Paul who was caught up to the third heaven. There is a difference in a spiritual man and a celestial man. A celestial man is a higher state of glory than a spiritual man.
The church in this revealed glory of Jesus will be called the new Jerusalem. Jerusalem has formerly been called the heavenly Jerusalem by Paul as to Jesus and the spirits of just men made perfect, along with the angels and the church designated as the general assembly of the firstborn whose names are written in heaven. However, in the New Jerusalem, we have the name of God written upon each of us as having the designation as New. Is the time at hand? Are we to literally keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book in the revealing of Jesus Christ; thus having the testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophecy?
As we think on these things, may the Lord Jesus Christ be with us all.
Dennis A. Beard