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Cooperating With the Character of Christ #2 - Birth of Self

Cooperating With the Character of Christ #2 - Birth of Self

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We have been talking about cooperating with the character of Christ. That’s what God isdesiring us to do—cooperate with his character. By cooperating with his character, you have tolose yours. You can’t cooperate with God’s character if you are still fighting with your own.Last week we talked about cooperating with God’s character and that the first thing we need todo is activate forgiveness. There was a homework assignment given for last week. Make surethat you do that and that you hold on to it. Don’t throw it away, hold on to it. Because you aregoing to get another one tonight. Tonight we are going to talk about the birth of self, which isactually pride.
The birth of self. You know the trinity of darkness—me, myself and I. Everybody ready?Thank God you brought your pads. Your pens. Your swords. Because paper doesn’t forget.The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and if you think you are going to leave this room andremember everything—you will not!! The Holy Spirit will bring things to your remembers butyou have to get it in your spirit. So don’t let pride tell you that you know it all. Hallelujah. Heknows it all. And if we cooperate we are going to know it all too!! But you have to cooperate.Verse 12,
 How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
This is prophetic. This is Isaiah expressingwhat happened in the throne room of God when Lucifer became prideful—when self wasestablished. The word
comes from
The devil snares people by their words. Youare no longer lucky, you are blessed. If you have spoken that word, you need to repent for agreeing with that word because it brings a self-imposed curse on you. And you need to sever that and break that and loose yourself. God said my people are destroyed for lack of knowledgeWhat is satan’s greatest weapon? Deception. Why? He does not want you to know his tactics.He does not want you to know what snares you. He does not want you to know what ties thehands of God. And he does not want you to know what part of your life he is involved in. The bible says we are to make no provision, or no place, for the devil. So until you begin to get rid of the devil and shut the doors and learn how to keep them shut, you are going to have the roller coaster ride of your life. You will go up and down, all around—you will go in a vicious cycle.You won’t know what to do 90% of the time and you will be tormented. That’s a terrible placeto be. Especially if you have called out for help to God and you said I’m willing to do your will.You just made a covenant with God when you said that. When you accepted Jesus Christ asLord and Savior, you made a covenant with God Almighty! Do you know what you said? I giveyou my life. So if you go and do your will, you bring a curse on yourself. When you make acovenant with God Almighty, he keeps his covenant!! But he operates in an arena where if youdo this, he will do that. He wants us to learn how to cooperate with the character of Christ. Nowthe word
means anointing. The anointing that is operating in us is changing us. But thereis a place where God wants you to learn how to operate in the anointing. That’s where youcooperate with Christ. As you are cooperating with the character of Christ, you are now beginning to operate in the anointing. And the first thing he said you need to do is forgive. If you have any unforgiveness anywhere, it’s an open door. If you hold any resentment anywhere,it’s an open door. We are talking about the birth of self. Verse 13,
 For you have said in your 
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heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit onthe mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heightsof the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 
I will do it my way. Verse 15. This is the responsefrom the Lord—You have to remember that Lucifer was one the archangels of God. He was thehighest ranking angel there was—besides Gabriel and Michael. Lucifer was the praise andworship leader of the universe. He was the right-hand man of God. This is the Lord’s response,
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol 
[which means hell]
 , to the lowest depths of the Pit.
 Nowlisten, this is where it was prophetically spoken—you have to understand that prophesy is not just future. It’s revelation of past also. Because when you are in the Spirit, God tells you thingsthat were, which are and which are to come. If you are led by the spirit of God and in the Spirit,you will understand whether God is talking about something past, present or future. And that’sonly determined by the Holy Ghost. So if there is no relationship or anointing in your life, youwill read the bible as if it were just another book and you will not get revelation the way you aresupposed to. Here Isaiah tells us about what happened in the throne room of God where Lucifer was removed for too many I’s. Why? Because self was now birthed. Lucifer got his eyes onhimself. This is where Lucifer denied the God of all creation and he denied his position. Whenyou deny the Lord you promote self. So when you choose to do your will you promote self.
Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, take up a lamentation for theking of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD— 
 Now he is not talking about the naturalking. He’s talking about a principality that is in the air over Tyre. Glory to God. Let’s read thistogether,
“You were the seal of perfection— 
 Now we know that there was no perfect man exceptfor Jesus. So we know he’s not talking about some carnal king.
 Full of wisdom and perfect inbeauty.
Who do you think he was talking about? Lucifer.
You were in Eden, the garden of God.
Was Lucifer in Eden, the garden of God? Yes!
 Every precious stone was your covering:The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
Why was he covered with all these stones? Because he was the ruler of the earth. He wasthe praise and worship leader of the universe. The earth was in habited with angels called sonsof 
God. He was there when the earth was created. The bible says in Genesis 1:1 that in the beginning the heavens, meaning spirit realm and then the earth meaning natural realm. So all theheavenly hosts and all the things in the spirit realm were created first and then God created thenatural realm—the stars and everything else. So we see here that Lucifer was the praise andworship leader. He was the ruler of the earth. The earth was known as the mountain of God andthe universe at that period of time. It was called the original or the perfect earth. It was perfect!Lucifer was created with timbrels. Read it with me,
 And workmanship of your timbrels and  pipes was prepared for you on the day you were created.
So you can see this very large angel.Beautiful—with all kinds of wisdom, knowledge and understanding—with stones all over him.He was the praise and worship leader of the universe where God breathed right through him!His pipes and so forth were established and attached to him. He was BEAUTIFUL! He wasGod’s right hand man!!
You were the anointed cherub who covers— 
Covers what? The universewith praise!
 I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God— 
which was the earth
;You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
When were there fiery stones? Thecreation of the earth. He was there with God when the earth was created.
You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
 Now remember something, when self was birthed the iniquity was pride. The iniquity was pride. It is haughty.- 2 -
Pride. He was the seal of perfection. He was perfect in holiness. He was the character of  purpose—God’s purpose. He was the expression of God in the arena of praise. He was the ruler of the earth. God placed him there. Then he began to “I” himself. Self was birthed. Then heassociated with something called pride which was iniquity—in the area of where Pride protectsself. Pride protects self. Pride which protects self was the first character of darkness.
Lucifer was in charge of a third of the angels. Gabriel was in charge of a third and Michael wasin charge of a third. So where was self birthed? Right in the throne room. This is not sciencefiction. This is not a dream. This is reality. This is truth and reality. Because the bible tells uswe are not fighting flesh and blood. How many of you all know you are going to die one day?Aren’t you glad? You don’t want to live here. Verse 1,
 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: awoman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another signappeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and  seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars
[representing satan’s angels]
of heaven and threw them to the earth
[or to the atmosphere here]
. And the dragon stood before thewoman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore amale Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared byGod, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
 Now there is athree-fold meaning to this. It’s talking about Israel and something that is to come. It’s alsotalking about the church because it talks about the body of Christ or the woman, which is the bride, being taken away by two wings. Which is a representation of the fullness of the rapture— which is a representation of Moses and Elijah and Moses and Enoch. Those who are dead inChrist will be raised and those who are alive in Christ will be taken. But there is another meaning that I want to talk about tonight. I want you to look at the Garden of Eden. Not onlydoes it represent the church and Israel but it also represents Eve. Eve never had the opportunityto birth the image of God because they fell before they could produce an offspring of the imageand likeness of God. Here the dragon—the serpent, which was in the garden, did not want Eveor Adam to produce an offspring in the likeness or character of Christ. How do you know thesethings? By the Spirit of God. You can’t go to school and learn this stuff. You pray in the HolyGhost and God gives you revelation knowledge from the throne room. This is not cemeteryschool! This is the school of the Spirit. Preparation for warriors—taking us to the deep things of God. Exposing the enemies tactics so you can stay one step ahead of him. Or two, or three!!Eve never had the opportunity to produce an offspring in the likeness and image of God.
Lucifer is the originator of pride. And he is the father of self.
Then God said, “Let Us makeman in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He createhim; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion— 
over the water, land, air andsea basically. So here we know that Adam and Eve were made in the image and likeness of God.They were multi-functioning beings. They were eternal beings. So by being eternal beings, I do- 3 -

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