THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY [REV.9:10b]
Greetings to the Saints of the Israel of God. The seed of Abraham the father of all who believe. Through the grace of God and the faith of Jesus Christ, to you who love not your lives unto the death, and who desire to follow the Lamb wheresoever He goes.
I would like to, by the Holy Spirit, point out, to cry out as a watchman, that the day of the Lord is at hand. That the multitude of humanity is in the valley of decision, and the Lord is pleading with all men everywhere to repent. Also the Kingdom of God is at hand. The Lord is calling to his people to come out of the world and religious system, so that they would not receive of her plagues. There are two winds blowing. One wind is a prevailing trade wind blowing form east to west. An east wind that the bible teaches being a wind that brings judgment. It is a wind of superior strength and influence, blowing on the sea of humanity causing their waves to roar and to rise up against the Lord and His Christ. There is also a prevailing wind that is blowing across the hearts and minds of God's people causing them to rise up out of their slumber. A westerly wind that is blowing towards the east. This wind or breath of God is changing hearts and minds, to desire to rise up and meet the righteous man from the east, the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Just as there are two winds blowing, there are two realms of governments that exist in this world. Both are in opposition to one another. The one is the kingdom of darkness, the other the Kingdom of Light. Although the Most High ruleth in the Kingdom of men [Dan 4:17:35] "and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; an none can stay His hand." There are men that rebel and give their allegiance to the wicked rulers of darkness. Such as Judas Iscariot [John 6:70 Many unsuspecting souls are blinded, deceived, taken captive and made slaves to these evil principalities and powers of darkness. The Apostle John, through the Holy Spirit, shows us in [Rev 12:7] that "there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought against his angels, and prevailed not neither was their place found anymore in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." I would like to stop right here and try and clarify just where these disembodied spirits are, because you cannot see them, unless they manifest themselves through a body either human or animal, read [Matthew 8:28-31] There is a place between heaven and earth, where wickedness dwells, please read [Zech 5:7] the land of Shinar, a type of spiritual Babylon [Rev 18:2] In [Ezek 8:3] the Lord took Ezekiel to a realm between heaven and earth. This is a battle ground for the control of the minds and bodies of men and women. The soul of man is his will, intellect, personality or character, his identity and conscience or awareness. This is why Paul said the carnal mind is at enmity with God and "the devil is the prince and power of the air." There is a darkness covering the earth [Isaiah 60:2] This is the kingdom of darkness that clouds mens minds and makes them to stumble. But until the Lord removes this unclean spirit from off the earth read [Zeck 13:2] we need to press through this darkness into a higher realm of the Kingdom of the Son of Light. Now I thank God the Father through Jesus Christ that two thousand years ago at Calvary, when Christ arose, triumphant over death, hell, the grave and all the powers of darkness, the Kingdom of Jesus was established, the Kingdom of Light.
A witness to us by the Holy Spirit in [Rev 12:10] "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." read [Job 1:6 & John 12:31] [Rev 12:11] tells us how the saints that walked or ran this pathway of Jesus Christ that came before us, and how we can follow this same path. "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death." Those who would live by the faith of Jesus Christ and seek the things above that are Christ's will walk in the blessing of Abraham, and be called a friend of God. [John 15:15], and to intercede for our loved ones and be confident that He hears our prayers. The Lord appeared to Abraham [Gen 18:17], when the Lord was to bring judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah, and because Abraham was a friend of God he was shown what was to come and was entreated kindly by the Lord that granted his desire for the deliverance of his nephew Lot and his family. I have used Abraham as an example because there may be a lot of the brethren that think they can't live up to the life of our Master Jesus Christ, but we have a far better covenant than Abraham [Jerm 31:33] We live in a dark hour of the soul, and I would by the grace of God and through the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ, shed light on the works of darkness, to expose the works of the devil, the insidiousness of the soulish carnal nature characterized by treachery, slyness, deceit, more dangerous than seems evident in opposition to light and truth.
I would like to say here what my understanding of the question Pilate asked Jesus "What is truth" I believe it is ultimate reality in Jesus Christ by faith. I believe that all that we see with the natural eye or experience in the sense realm is not the real world, but only what is experienced or seen through the Living Word of God(Holy Spirit of Truth). The very first word that Jesus spoke to His inquiring disciples on the Mt.of Olives Matt.24:4 was "be not deceived." That warning is accomplished by walking and living by faith and following Jesus only. We can no longer tell Moses or the Pastor to talk to the Lord for us, to find out what the Lord is saying. We need to seek the Lord earnestly with all our strength and find out for ourselves what is truth and what is error. The battle is the Lord's Hosanna - Hosanna! We can not establish our own righteousness with dress codes, or with religious activity or tradition of men. We have the righteousness of God by the faith of Jesus Christ, and grow in right acts as we allow God the Holy Spirit to work in us, and we please God when we believe His word. [Phil 1:6] Being confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in us will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. We are now in that day of Jesus Christ, the day of perfecting, the day of revealing Jesus Christ in us Eph.4:13.
Now what does this working in us have to do with the soul? Plenty! Man's number is 6-6-6, the anti Christ, spirit, soul and body. We that are Jesus Christs, are being changed into the number of perfection 7-7-7. The blood of the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, saved our spirit and transformed it from number 6 to 7. The eternal Holy Spirit brings life to our dead spirit and makes us alive to the things of Jesus Christ by recreating our spirit into the image of Jesus Christ (a new man creation). Salvation is a gift by the faith of Jesus Christ not from any good works that we have done(Acts 15:8-11). We are a triune being, as our creator, spirit, soul and body. Now that the spirit is saved, there are two more parts of us to be saved or perfected however you would say it, or justification, sanctification and glorification. I would inject this thought, that the parables of Jesus are very important, because they shed light and truth on this subject and bring understanding [Luke 13:21] "the Kingdom of God is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole is leavened." The leaven is the living Word of God, the Spirit of Christ. The women is the bride of Christ. The three measures of meal is the spirit, soul and body of the believers. Those that would continue on to Pentecost or the upper room, by faith in the name of Jesus receive a covering of there souls by the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. The Holy Spirit illuminates the dark places of our soul by purging it with fire (trials and tribulations). Just like silver is purged when heat is applied to it, the dirt or dross will rise to the top. Then the refiner will scoop it off. This process will continue until Jesus can look into the silver and see His own image, like looking into a mirror [Mal 3:2&3] Now we begin to see that the saving of the soul as Peter said in his first letter [Ch 1:9] Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls This is a work of grace by the Holy Spirit.
One of the things that I see would hinder growth is being to comfortable in just salvation. Another would be pride, Worldiness, human dependence upon self or the vanity of knowing better than God. We need to humble ourselves by casting down our own imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring every thought into obedience of the word of God, in short, human dependence on God.
I would like to tell you the story of Tobiah out of the book of Nehemiah. Think on this person Tobiah as being an anti Christ or even a tare if you will, dwelling in the soul or temple of God, and Nehemiah as the Holy Spirit. Now Tobiah came from the Babylonian captivity back to Jerusalem with the children of Israel [Ne 7:62-4]but was an Ammonite. [Ne 4:3] Tobiah was married to the high priest's daughter and he was allied with Sanballat the governor of Samaria. These two came against Nehemiah to stop the work of the restoration of the City of Jerusalem and its wall. The high priest even provided a place in the temple for Tobiah to live, and in the treasury room no less. Nehemiah found this out and with fiery indignation threw him out. We can also see in this story a corrupt political and worldly religious system hindering the work of God. The Holy Spirit will remove the tares that are in our soul and the Tobiahs that have taken up residence there. We can look at the soul another light as being the spirit of our mind or the heart of the mind. The body gives expression to the intents of the mind. The natural eye sees an object, and the arm and hand is extended to touch the object. If the object is hot and causes pain, a signal is sent back to the brain and then back to the arm to withdraw our hand. We also have a spiritual eye of the mind and the condition of this eye is how we will respond to outside stimulus. If the eye is dark it will look upon sin as pleasurable and will extend the hand to sin and because there is no immediate pain, the hand will accomplish it. But eventually the wages of sin is death. If the eye or spirit of the mind is full of light, the pure heart will extend a clean hand to do good with positive results. [Luke 11:34-56] "The light of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body is full of light, but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness." Take heed therefore that the light that is in thee, be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed and hid that shall not be known.
The darkness of this day is very evident. Another example of the dark side of the soul is found in the gospel of [John 7:19-20] Jesus asked the Pharisees why they went about to kill him, and they replied, who goeth about to kill thee? Their minds were so darkened that they hated Jesus without a cause and they finally crucified the Lord of Glory. Jesus hanging on the cross cried out "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." I desire to have the same mind that was in Jesus, that I can also say the same thing if I ever have to go through this kind of persecution. The Lord is looking for a people who will not resist the Holy Spirit and purging fire, so they may be the light of the world, as He is, so are we in the world. [John 14:30] Jesus said "the prince of the world cometh, and hath nothing in me." The way I understand this statement is that Jesus being perfect and without sin did not have any dark room with a door and handle, that the devil could get a hold of in His soul. An example in [Mark 3:5] When Jesus got angry at the Pharisees, His anger was a normal emotion under the circumstances. His anger rose up and then returned to calmness, to speak forth healing. Now if this would have been one of us at one time or another, before we submitted our temper to the Lord to be dealt with, we might have done what Peter wanted to do and call fire down on the Samaritans, by leaving a place open for Satan to intensify our anger to sin.
We begin to see what Jesus meant when He
said to the Pharisees to make the inside of the cup clean and the outside
would then be clean also. We are God's workmanship working in us, His righteousness(Eph.2:10).
In this dark hour of the soul, we need to be aware that Satan can talk
to and through someone in voice and in visions and dreams. In [Matthew
6:23} when Jesus said unto Peter "get thee behind me Satan, thou savourest
not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." Peter is a type
of disciple that is immature in understanding the deep things of God. The
Lord does talk to people today and gives dreams and visions. These are
to teach us truth and warn us of events to come, so we can prepare for
them and also about the work of His hands and concerning His sons.
This Satan spirit that invaded Peters mind only brings hindrance to Gods
work and to cause fear and condemnation. Satan's greatest weapon is deceit,
which in turn perverts, distorts and divides the immature and unsuspecting
believer. The Lord our God provided all we need for a complete salvation
of spirit, soul and body through Jesus Christ. Jesus can and wants to,
deliver us from the bondage and destruction that Satan has brought upon
us from the fall of Adam. Jesus from the garden of Gethasemane, then at
the hands of the high priests, Pilate, the cross and descending into hell,
the resurrection of the body and finally ascending bodily into the heavenlies.
We can get an understanding and insight of what was provided for us(Ps.25:14).
I believe that what was provided for us at the cross is more than we will ever need to live an abundant and victorious life on this planet and the next. I found out through a personal experience a part of what Jesus went through in the Garden of Gethsemane in the travail of the Lord's soul [Matthew 26:38] "Then said Jesus unto His disciples, my soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death. When Jesus found me, I was a train wreck, and when he finishes putting me back together, He will put me on the right track and will send me as God's messenger on the good news Gospel train. A few years back, the Lord wanted me to meet some brother in another state. He provided the means and way to go. As I prepared and made arrangements to go, an old torment that I had forgotten about began to rise up against me. It was, that I get home sick. The prospect of driving hundreds of miles in my compact car and being cooped up in it for a long period brought a feeling of terror to me because I also suffered from claustrophobia and anxiety attacks. I was also in a continual depressed state of mind. This is a state of satanic oppression that keeps people in prisons of fear and bondage of their own minds. I had no joy and I was irritable and angry all the time. The joy that I saw in Spirit filled Christians is what the Lord used to draw me into a deeper revelation of Jesus Christ through the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire.
I came into this experience with Jesus and was filled with His love and joy, and for a while I thought I was cured, until the darkness began to cover the church of Jesus Christ and these problems began to surface again. I know now that if it were not for this darkness and the Lord dealing with His people, I and many others would not have been able to see these hidden things that needed to be dealt with. [Luke 8:17] "For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid that shall not be known and come abroad." I had gone through this agony for about two days of wanting to obey the voice of the Lord, but could not. I finally decided I would not go and as a little peace started to come back to me, I had a visitation from the Lord. He said to my heart,'Now you have somewhat of an idea what I was going through in the Garden of Gethsemane. I was about to be separated from my loved ones especially our Father. I experienced what was needed to deliver my children from satanic oppression and set them free, and if you fast and pray I will heal you." I thanked the Lord and told him I loved Him. Wouldn't you? Then another thing was shown to me. A devil was able to torment me because of an emotional trauma caused by the death of my father when I was a young boy. Demons inhabit certain areas and follow people around looking for ways of tormenting or causing fear or just looking for some kind of handle on people to jerk them around. The devil hates God and His creation and goes about to kill and destroy all that will let him. Now lets look at the activity of Satan from a different point of view. In [Luke 22:31] "And the Lord said Simon, Simon, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for thee,that thy faith fail not." We take notice in this scripture that Satan wanted to work on Peter like he did on Job. Jesus did not say Peter I'll pray that Satan won't sift you, but that Peter's faith would not fail. Satan tested Jesus in the wilderness then Satan left for a season only to return and try again. If we are to identify with the Savior, we will also be tested, but we will be given a way of escape if we cannot bear up under it. Paul said "Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, for if we suffer with Him, we shall also reign with Him." A lot of Christians are skirting the outer parameters of light and Satan is enticing them over into where he can jump on them and work them over, putting a hurt on them. They blame God and say that they are being tested. If these would turn and run to Jesus, and touch the hem of His garment, the Lord would take what Satan meant for evil, and turn it around to work for our good.
In [Judges 14] Samson was met by a lion
in his pathway that roared upon him. Samson slew him and later when he
passed by this way again, he found the that honey bees had made a nest
out of the carcass of the lion and he did eat and shared it with his mother
and father. Then he said out of the eater came forth food, out of the strong
came forth sweetness. So we see here the Lord will use what the devil meant
for evil towards us to strengthen and mature us. [IPeter 5:8-9] "Be sober,
be diligent, because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh
about seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing
that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in
the world. Now finally Paul says in [Romans 16:20] "And the God of peace
shall bruise Satan under our feet shortly." Then in [Isaiah 35:8-9] "and
an highway shall be there and a way and it shall be called the highway
of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it but it shall be for those
wayfaring men, though fools shall not err therein. No lion (Satan) shall
be there, nor any ravenous beasts(demons) shall go up there on, It (the
curse of the law) shall not be found there, but the redeemed (perfected)
shall walk there." I believe this is where the numbers sevens will walk
and the sixes cannot walk thereon. So we can see a light at the end of
the tunnel of maturing. Praise the Lord [James 4:7] "Submitting ourselves
therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." I think I have brought some light upon two sixes, spirit and soul.
The third six is the body. Before I go any
farther, I know I don't know everything but I am seeking truth and learning
more about this subject. There are dragons in the flesh that need to be
slain, but until the Holy Spirit gains ascendancy over the believers soul,
these dragons will find ways of subverting the soul from the right path.
The body seeks sensual things, such as comfort, the gratification of its
needs and wants. Feelings are not always fact. The body or outward man
is always seeking the fleshly comforts. The inward man, the spirit desires
spiritual things and the soul is the mediator between the two. The body
is always seeking its own desires. The flesh is always trying to dictate
to the mind its wants and so does the Spirit. The body can lie to the mind
and depending upon how the ear of the mind is listening to the Spirit,
the mind will accept the body's lie. As babes desire the sincere word of
God called milk by Peter, that you may grow there by, and quench not the
Holy Spirit. I believe the body becomes a seven, when the signals that
the body send to the pure mind or soul will be properly interpreted without
any negative responses. As far as the will is concerned the Holy Spirit
is in us, for us and with us to help us with what we lack. So let the weak
say I am strong [Joel 3:10] and in [Romans 8:13] "For if you long after
the flesh you shall die, but if you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds
of the body you shall live." Now I would like to show you the direction
I am going in. To point you to what Jesus said in the Gospel of [John 8:51
& 11:26] He said this twice as a witness to us, "And whosoever liveth
and believeth in me shall never die." We live in the very day that these
scriptures are going to be fulfilled. The fulfilling of the sixth day and
of the Feast of Tabernacles is at hand. I am convinced that we are in the
day of the perfecting of the saints.
Eph.4:11: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12: For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13: Till we all come in the (unity) of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Jesus has a body, we as individules and also corporatly and He is the Head. The above scripture say that we shall be perfected here on this earth.
Eph.122: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23: Which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.
There are a people that are already being
prepared to be the first fruits of this feast, Jesus is going up to this
Feast of Tabernacles secretly in these saints [John 7:l0}. These are the
perfected 7-7-7 saints. The Lord showed me they would be illuminated. That
there would be a light emanating from them and when people see these saints
they will say here comes another one of them.
Isa.60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2: For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
And also in 2-Corinth.3:18: 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.
The people of God that would desire to walk this pathway will do so if they seek the Lord with their whole heart. There will be a pure body, bride, church prepared for Jesus to bodily return to and without spot or wrinkle. Amen. Come quickly Lord Jesus
May the Government of God which is Jesus Christ reign in your hearts and minds by love, peace, joy, and righteousness through the power of the Holy Spirit In the name of Jesus Christ
Your Brother Edward J Hintz