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1THE LORD’S CHRIST

[Recorded 12/23/07]

God is good, isn’t he! Do you all feel the anointing? Whew!!! Hallelujah. Would you turn to the book of Revelation please. It’s time to get a revelation - an impartation and a manifestation! Revelation 12:1, would you start with me. Now a great sign appeared in heaven; a woman 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 sign appeared 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 of heaven, and threw them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her child as soon as it was born. She bore a male child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God, and his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. Now I want to share a couple of things quickly about this— because the woman is also a representation of Israel. The book of Revelation speaks about things that were, that are, and that are to come. In fact, this whole bible speaks about things that were, that are, and that are to come. But you have to discern, by the Spirit of God that he has given you, what period of time he is speaking— does everybody understand that? Because God’s word is eternal. Always was and always will be. Now the Holy Spirit will bring you direction in what part of time, or sequence, he is speaking. Is everybody with me? The reason why I brought this up is I want you to understand that, even though in the world right now everybody is celebrating the coming of the Christ – amen? – that there is a fight going on. Not only is there a war in heaven but there is a war in the natural realm, because whatever war is going on in heaven, it is manifesting in the natural realm. Amen. And in this, because you and I are celebrating the birth of Christ— the coming of the Anointed One and his anointing— there is a fight going on, isn’t there. Do you think the devil and all of hell is celebrating the birth of Christ? Why? They lost that battle, didn’t they. They lost that battle, didn’t they! In fact, the bible says if satan and his kingdom would have known about killing Jesus, they never would have done it! They would have never crucified him. So we know that birth was a battle that was won. In other words, Jesus went the whole way, all the way to the cross— is everybody with me? So that you and I could be birthed. You see when he was pierced in the side, water and blood came out. In fact, he was pierced after he died. Does everybody get it? He had to be pierced after he died. Because life comes out of death. So he was pierced after he died so that you and I were birthed— just like Adam, God put him to sleep. Jesus died. In other words, he was put to sleep. And then the rib was taken from Adam where a woman was birthed. Amen? That Page 1 of 13

same place where Jesus was pierced is the same place where the rib was taken from Adam and then the bride was birthed. Do you all understand that? See the bride of Adam was birthed and the bride of Christ was birthed. And that’s where you and I come in. Does everybody get it? Amen? So we see that there is a battle. Now understand this, God is using you to birth things of the Spirit, isn’t he. So do you think that there will be a battle? That battle is in the Spirit and that battle never ceases. The devil is always going to come against you. He does not lay dormant in the areas of attack. He just does a new strategy. Hello. He does new strategies. He knows how to deceive, he knows how to prevent. One of the things he tries to always do is separate the flock. He always tries to separate the flock. See that’s why it is so important about fellowship, isn’t it. Amen? Does everybody get it? You all alright now? Glory to God!!! Now turn to the book of Luke. Let’s try chapter 2. Luke 2:8, Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, behold an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them: and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. So it was, when the angels were gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. Now this is powerful. You have to understand something— Why did God reveal, through his angels, to the shepherds? Why didn’t he reveal to all men? You know— I mean— where did he go? He went to visit the what? Shepherds. Why? Because they were the shepherds of the flock. Understand this— the Great Shepherd had to reveal to the shepherds. See in everything that Jesus was doing, there was always something connected in the natural realm in representation of Him. The Great Shepherd was now coming in to take his flock! Does everybody get that? So he revealed to the shepherds that were in the fields and then he told them where to go. And then they went to see the Great Shepherd. Is everybody with me? There is something very powerful that he said. He said there is what? Peace and joy. Two things that are important. Peace and joy to all men. And you are going to see why he said this. Go to verse 25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he would not see death, before he had seen the what? The Lord's Christ. Now this is important. The Page 2 of 13

Lord’s Christ. The Anointed One and his anointing. No longer a formula or a password pass-phrase or pass-formula about anointing. Does everybody get it? See there was a formula they had for the anointing oil. No more about— to use to put on people. Not that they still don’t. Amen? But this time the anointing was coming. The anointing oil that they used in the past in the old testament was now being fulfilled. Not only was the Shepherd coming. Not only was the Savior coming. This was the Lord’s Christ— but now the Anointing!!— the presence of almighty God has now penetrated all of space and time and entered into the natural realm of his own creation. He had to come into a human form. Amen? In fact, anointing means “rub.” So God came to rub on his children. He came to rub on them!! You know, you rub against God and something changes! You touch his glory, you change! You touch his heart, you change! The anointing of God— He came so that you and I could change into his image and likeness. Amen? Is everybody with me? Oh, hallelujah. Now we see that it was no longer a formula or anything associated— they were using creation that God created to make into a formula to put on man. Amen? But this time the creator was coming to be put on man so that they could change. Go to Romans 14. The Lord’s Christ. And what did the angels say? Peace and joy, right. Good on earth and peace with men. Because the Christ, the reconciler, has come. Romans 14:16, Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is eating or drinking; but righteousness, and what? —peace and joy where? Where? In the Holy Spirit. Wow! So do you understand that the Christ has come what? To bring you power! See the only way that this can be manifested— In other words, the kingdom of God is not manifested by just word alone. It’s manifested by power! So the Holy Spirit— the Holy Spirit is the only one that can manifest the power of the Christ. Does everybody get this? Now listen, so when he came— the child came— he died, right? But he was birthed by who? The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary. So if you look at it, the father of Jesus was the Holy Spirit. Amen? But see the Holy Spirit— Because the bible says God is Spirit and God birthed and came into the natural realm but he came from the bosom— the bible says Jesus came from the bosom of God. So God took a part of himself and put on flesh and came into the world— God almighty came into the world and called himself son. But see the people didn’t know him (of the old testament) as the son of God. They knew him as the Christ, the Messiah, that would come. They didn’t think about him being the son of God. Does everybody get that? See they only knew about the Christ— they only knew about the one who would come to rescue them from— and of course they believed he would be rescuing them from the hands of the Romans. But who was behind the Roman empire? satan. Amen? So we see now that the Holy Spirit came upon Mary to birth the Christ. You see he just couldn’t go upon anybody and birth the Christ. Because their had to be a price paid. And that price was the death of Christ to be spread to everyone else. Amen? So now the Holy Spirit Page 3 of 13

could come upon any man, to birth the Christ in them. HELLO!!!!!! Glory!! That’s why it’s righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost— is the kingdom of God! Hey, the kingdom of God is POWER! IT’S ANOINTING! IT’S THE PRESENCE OF THE KING OF GLORY! IT’S THE CHRIST!!!!!!! Amen? Go to Acts 1:8. I want you to see this. I want you to get it imparted. So if you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Ghost yet— This may sound strange now okay. Don’t get freaky on me. To be in Christ, you must be baptized in Christ. I didn’t say baptism of water. The baptism of water is a representation of remission of sin. But to be in Christ, you must be baptized in Christ. Do you get it? Why? Because without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the kingdom of God is not manifested— All you can do is go around and plant seeds of salvation. But you can’t cast out a devil, you can’t lay hands on the sick— THE CHRIST, THE LORD’S CHRIST – MAN, THEY WERE WAITING FOR THE CHRIST!!! They had enough of the word! They knew the word! But the word was bringing them revelation that the Christ would come. And they were all waiting. And they waited. And they waited. And they waited. And they missed him. Well, they were waiting for machine guns, automatic weapons and for Jesus to come as a warrior and kill everybody and rescue them! But he came in love. See they got so caught up in religion— and they thought they were better than others because they knew the truth. But they couldn’t obey it. See they had the law!— Okay, we carry the law now, man. We know the truth and you don’t! See but in that it brought separation. It brought religion. They became self-righteous in the area where they knew the law but couldn’t obey it. Then they justified why they couldn’t. See they were waiting for the Christ and missed him. You know that is still going on now. People receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior— but are never baptized in Christ and have no power. Hello. Acts 1:8, let’s read it. Jesus said it himself, didn’t he. That’s why John came ahead of time and said, Listen, someone is coming— I’m telling you, the Light, the Christ is coming. He said, I baptize you with water for remission of sin but He is coming and he’s going to baptize you with the Christ, with fire in the Holy Spirit! See that’s the Christ. Okay in verse 4, and being assembled together with them, he commanded them— He did what? He didn’t ask them, did he. He commanded them. In fact, what he was saying was, Listen, I’m going to have to depart. I’ve been hanging with you 40 days after my resurrection— give me ten days. Just ten more days to fulfill the next feast, which is Pentecost— meaning pente, right —which would be 50 days from his resurrection. He said hang ten more days, I don’t care if you order Dominos pizza— hang up in that room. Don’t budge. I’m coming. And I’m going to send you somebody. The same Spirit that allowed me to walk in this natural realm. The same Spirit that raised the dead. The same Spirit that cast out devils. The same Spirit that allowed access to my father who I had a relationship with. That same Spirit that helped me pray. That same Spirit that brought me revelations and dreams. That same Spirit that moves Page 4 of 13

in the gifts of the Spirit! I’m going to bring to you, just hang out there ten days!! Now he had 500 of them. And they all went, Yeah! Yeah! Let’s do it! Great!! Only 120 of them did. The rest of them, 380, went to the feast of Pentecost by the traditions of men — instead of listening to the one who created the feast. The 120 that hung out in the upper room, maaannn they got slammed! YES!! And they were never the same! The other ones had to fight to be changed. And then Jesus changed them by the Spirit and they became children of the Christ! Glorious! And, being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which he said, you have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days from now. And in verse 8 he says, But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit comes upon you: and you shall be witnesses— You will be witnesses of what? The kingdom. The Christ. Amen? You will be witnesses! —to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. In other words, this isn’t stopping. Hello. If people would just read that whole scripture, they might get it— that this was just not for the apostles - or the disciples - because he said “to the end of the earth!” In other words, I’m going— it’s flowing bro! Go to Matthew 17. The Lord’s Christ. I keep seeing this sphere, you know all full of electricity [sound effects]. Look, we harness electricity! They still don’t know where it came from! But they use it. I think the Lord sneezed one day and produced electricity. Okay, you can use that. It’s anointed! Praise God. Matthew 17. Is everybody there. In verse 1, And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured— He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Man— here he was, the Christ! He was showing them who he was. They could barely see him! They were like, WHOAAAA!! And his love was radiating and ripping through them!! You know this electricity that we harness, you touch it and you get a— bzz. But it’s not love. It’s awakening. I can tell you that. But it can kill somebody. Amen? But this electricity, this power that comes from Christ, is ripping love. I can tell this to you because I’ve been in it. And when my visitation from the Lord came and I was taken in his cloud— YOW!! That’s why Moses glowed. He had to hang out 40 days. This only took three seconds, I was done– I was fried! Cooked! Brand new! —came out of the Master’s oven and his love ripped right through me! Blinded me! Changed me! He healed me! Freed me! And removed every foul, unclean thing that was in me! It manifested right next to me. Why? Because of the anointing! Oh, the anointing— the anointing of God and we talked about this before. See when you abide in the anointing, you abide in the Lord and the Lord abides in you. That’s why sometimes you just realize that something just— you got freed from something. See the devils acknowledge the anointing before you do. Amen? That’s why you get free. That’s why people are Page 5 of 13

bound and miserable. Why? Because they are not abiding. The anointing is diminishing. Or they haven’t been baptized in the Holy Ghost yet. But it’s our responsibility to maintain that anointing, isn’t it. So here you are, I want to introduce you to the Christ. That’s Matthew 17. He was transfigured. Now, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. Of course, you know their carnality was saying, Let’s do something. They wanted to try and harness this. Alright let’s make tabernacles! Yeah let’s put them in here and we will come and see you every once in a while! We’ll come and see you every Sunday! You know people do that. They show up on Sundays, Christmas, Easter – they think they have done their holy vow. And then they all go out and become heathens or disobedient when they leave. But it freaked them out. Those guys— John and Peter and James, they were like, Whoa! Of course, Peter was the only one that spoke out. I think the other two were still in shock. And he said, Let’s build a tabernacle for them. In verse 5 – it says, While he was still speaking— He was interrupted. Thank God. Behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him. And of course, the disciples passed out. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they lifted their heads, they only saw Jesus. You know what happened? They saw the Christ. They saw the Christ. They couldn’t contain it. They couldn’t handle it. One day my wife and I came back from Brownsville. We were there a few days. And you could feel the presence of God. It was very sweet. You saw a lot of things happen and whatever. And when we came back, I was crying out to the Lord for certain things and whatever— so we were in the living room and we were getting ready to show this video that we had brought back. So mom was there and another woman and my wife and I put this video in. I began to watch this video and everybody was watching the video and all of a sudden— because I didn’t see this video. This was the first time I had seen it— and I saw the pastor behind the pulpit and all of a sudden I saw the glory of God hit him. I mean I saw the glory— and I said, My God, Lord, that’s your glory!! And when I said that, it hit me! And all of a sudden from inner— it was like this breath was just flowing out and it was like light was flowing out of my mouth! My head just went— and my mouth was open and this! And the next thing I know I started flipping and flapping like a fish out of water! I looked like I was having an epileptic seizure. I had no— My flesh could not contain the glory of the Lord. I was flipping and flapping— if we would have recorded it, that would have been a new Holy Ghost shuffle! You could not have imitated that. No man could imitate that! [Laughter.] And I was flipping and flapping on the couch and they were looking at me— And my wife knowing— we Page 6 of 13

came from seeing all this. Mom thought about calling 911. And my wife says to mom, Quick grab the coffee table, he’s going to go through it if we don’t move it!!! [Lots of laughter.] So they moved the coffee table out of the way and as soon as they did, I went flying off the couch. I was— talk about holy roller. I was still flipping and flapping and I was rolling and rolling and rolling back and forth and all these languages were flying out of me. I’m telling you I spoke French. I spoke Japanese. Korean. All these languages were coming out of me and then I saw the face of the Lord came in the living room and said, Be not dismayed that I have come to dwell with you. And then all of a sudden I settled and this language was still running. And then he said to me, Lay hands on everyone in this room and impart in them the desire for the lost! And I wasn’t getting up. So they had to come down. [Laughter.] And when they came down, I laid hands on them and prayed that. But I’m telling you that electricity was intense. The power of Christ changed me, again. Never the same. Interceded for the lost. See we can never lose the hunger for the lost. Never. Never get so caught up in your own self and what you have - and what you’ve learned - and what you’ve done, when there are the lost still going to hell. That’s why the Christ came, didn’t he. He came to bring salvation. He came to bring love. The true Light of power, love and eternity came into the natural realm. Oh, glory! Turn to John 1. John 1:6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness to the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. But as many as received him, to them gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe on his name: Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but born of God. So we see here we have those who believe in him have the right to be come children. He had to come as a child to give the right for someone to become a child. Does everybody get it? Everything that you and are granted— to do, he has already done. If he didn’t do it, then you and I don’t have access to it— to do it. That’s why he came as a man. He came just like any other flesh creature. Right? Except that his flesh was the word. The word became flesh, and now your flesh is to become the word. Through the anointing. Oh, hallelujah. 1 John 5. And the battle continues, the devil still resists! He resists you from knowing. He resists you from learning. He resists you from prospering. He resists you. He wants you to STOP! He’s going to come against you in every area. That’s why the bible says resist him – and submit to God and the devil will flee from you. I John 5, is everybody there? Start at verse 1, the first five verses. It says, Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ— In fact, in the bible every time you see “Jesus” it should be “Jesus the Christ.” In fact the word “Christ” is a Greek Page 7 of 13

word but the rest of the bible is English. So it should be “Jesus, the anointed one and his anointing.” Hallelujah. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God— Now think about that. First of all, most people don’t even know what the word “Christ” is! They know it as Messiah. They know it as Savior. But they do not acknowledge the Christ as the Anointed One! With the anointing and power of God! He is the Christ! Glory. Now, Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one who loves him who begat also loves him who is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and what? —keep his commands. In other words, you are abiding in him. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome. Why? Because you can’t do it in your own flesh. But you can do it in the anointing. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world— Glory. Overcomes the world. What’s in the world? Lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and pride of life. Overcomes the world. It doesn’t mean you won’t be tempted. It doesn’t mean you won’t be attacked. But you will overcome. Whoever is born of God— that’s why it’s a state of being. If you are born again– if you are in the state of being born again, you overcome. Why? Because the anointing is there. And the devils can’t— they have to flee. That’s why there are the three chambers of the tabernacle. The outer court, the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. Right. See when you get saved, you are saved. You’re conceived. But when the Holy Ghost comes and birthed that seed, you are born again. And the anointing is there. But let me tell you this, it is a state of being also. Because you can eventually go back to that state of “fallen away.” See that’s why it is our responsibility to maintain the anointing so that we stay in the state of being born again!! That’s why Jesus said come and learn from me. Oh, hallelujah. Verse 4 again, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. Praise God. That’s simple enough. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Hallelujah. The devil does cause confusion and all kinds of stuff. Whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, our faith. Wow! Our faith. So, see if you believe, you follow. What are you following? You’re following the Lord by what? Faith. See the more you abide, the more the anointing of God is on you. The more the presence of God is expressed on you and through you! You will have more victories if you are walking in that state. You will have more failures if you are walking in the “saved” state than the “born again” state. Because it’s the anointing — Remember the anointing is what came into the world. Amen? Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God? Praise God. Believe Jesus is the Christ and we overcome by obedience to the commands. Go to 2 Corinthians 5. Glory!! Oh, you’re going to see this differently. Listen, I’m not trying to— That’s why they call it “Christ –mas.” Christ mass. It’s a fellowship. You remember what those masses are? You know where you went when you were a kid? It didn’t hit you but you hit it. Page 8 of 13

You went in there and came out the same way. It was a representation of a gathering. It was a representation of a celebration or a feast. So they gather to acknowledge the Christ. That’s what they call— It’s not “X-mas,” it’s “Christmas.” Hello. Some people put the “X” there. For Christmas. They are actually cutting him off. But most people don’t know that when they are celebrating Christmas, that it’s about the coming of the Anointed One and his anointing. Think about all the years that we celebrated Christmas with the wrong attitude or deceived knowledge. You know we looked at this little baby in a manger. Goochy, goochy, goo! Aw yeah that’s God. Yeah we would say it’s God but it’s hard to see God in that baby. But see when we understand that he had to be all things so that you and I could become the child – so that we could be born again. All these things, he had to do or we couldn’t get it. Glory! 2 Corinthians 5. Oh, it’s a wonderful day. Whew! Come on, lift your hands to heaven and get a drink, it’s okay. Nobody will scold you for getting a drink. Praise God. We’re going to be celebrating a holy day. Every day is a holiday! Every day is Christmas! Every day is Thanksgiving for me and you! Every day is the Sabbath! Hey what did he say? He said be joyful! How are you going to be joyful? You need to get drunk! Lift your hands to heaven! How are you going to get some peace? Let me tell you, you need to get rid of yourself! Go ahead and lift your hands to heaven! Thank you Lord!! Peace, joy and righteousness in the Holy Ghost! In the Christ! Glory! 2 Corinthians 5:16. Come on read this with me. I want you to get this. The Lord’s Christ. That’s what we are talking about today. Therefore from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him thus no longer. In other words, we are not acknowledging the flesh part any longer. Does everybody get it? See when we mention the name of Jesus, we’re not talking about the Jesus of the natural realm. It’s the name of the Christ! I mean, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having a picture of Jesus. It reminds you of what he has done. But that’s not who we are acknowledging now. We are acknowledging the Christ! The Christ had to come and put on flesh and come into the world so that you and I could receive his Spirit. The Spirit of Christ! But religion— Religion has still got him on the cross. That’s why he said don’t acknowledge Jesus in the natural— in the flesh. He came as a Jewish boy. Amen? Amen, we’ve got somebody who agrees in here. But he’s no longer Jewish. He’s the Christ! But the Jew was chosen to spread the message of the Christ. If he had chosen the Italians we would have had trouble! There would have been too many concrete shoes around! [Laughter.] Hey I’ve got an offer, man! –You can’t refuse. You accept Jesus or die! [More laughter.] So he knew he had to choose a Jew. Praise God. You can drink some more. It’s alright. See, it’s supposed to be called “fun day” not “Sunday.” Glory!! So we are not to acknowledge him in the natural anymore. Amen? He’s the Christ! Go to verse 17. Therefore if anyone is what? —in Christ,— In other words, if you Page 9 of 13

are baptized in the Spirit, you are in the Christ. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a what? —new creation. I want to share something with you. When people accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you know they are not all brand new right away, are they. In fact, they go around, Yeah, I’m born again! Praise God! Let’s go party. I’m born again! Let’s go— fornicate! They are not born again. Hello. They’re not in a born again state. See if you are in Christ— if you have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, you become a new creation. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. I’m telling you, you see differently. You hear differently. You speak differently. Amen? Now sometimes, it’s instant— BAM! And sometimes it’s gradual. I sure wish it was instant for everyone. You know, like Quaker Oats - five minutes - your done! Everybody eats! Alright, praise God. Just dress it up a little bit and wolf it down. But it’s not that way. God knows exactly how to deal with a person— sometimes he is waiting for that person to get in a position where they truly cry out to God. See because your prayers actually cause circumstances in peoples lives. Your prayer can’t rescue anybody! You mean my prayer doesn’t rescue anybody? No. What your prayer does is cause a circumstance in that person’s life for God to rescue them. Hello. Now let’s go a little further. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away, all things have become new. Now all things are of God who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus the Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. So listen, there is a ministry when we are in Christ, called reconciliation that has been granted to you automatically. Why? Because didn’t he just say when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you would be a what? —witness. A witness will always cause reconciliation. So you see that automatically you have been given the ministry of reconciliation. Wow! In verse 19, That is, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Wow! Now go to verse 20, look at this. You not only have a ministry of reconciliation but check this out. Now then, we are what? —ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us, we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For he made him who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we may become the righteousness of God. So two things happened here. You have a ministry called reconciliation and you become an ambassador of the anointing. Does everybody got it? So that when somebody gets saved, you don’t say okay just go your merry way, accept Jesus Christ as you Lord and Savior and see ya! No. You introduce them to the Holy Spirit. Why? Because it’s your responsibility that Christ be birthed in them. See that’s why I don’t like— oh, yes Jesus will save you. Yes he will. But too many people accept Jesus and run. They are not willing to do whatever it takes so that Christ the character can be birthed in them. They become religious. They become very offensive. All kinds of things. Because that’s the flesh, isn’t it. And you have to remember— What’s the devil doing? Trying to prevent you from Page 10 of 13

turning into the fullness of Christ. See now that Christ dwells in us he wants to have his way in every area. So he comes in there and begins to knock you off your seat, you know. Yeah, your lust for money? Gotta get out of here! That pornography has to go! And all those other things that are associated with the world. Your rebellion— has to go! See now you have to agree with him. He’ll only push so far— he will say come on and turn it over. And if you refuse– okay. He won’t force himself, will he. Glory to God. 1 Timothy 2:1. Therefore, I exhort first of all that, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all who are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who desires all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself as a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. For which I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, (I am speaking the truth in Christ, and not lying) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. Wow! The Lord’s Christ. Go to Philippians 4:10. You know there is a difference when you are baptized in the Christ. You no longer go to bars. Hello. You no longer compromise in those areas. You don’t promote the things of the world. You just don’t do that. You come out of the world. You don’t laugh at dirty jokes. It’s appalling. There are things that you no longer do because to you then— the things you thought were clean or funny are now dirty. Because of the purity of Christ that’s in you now. It begins to change you. You no longer— when you find yourself exaggerating, you get convicted. Oh, I’m sorry Lord. I exaggerated on that and I’m sorry. There is no longer a covering up or justifying the things that are not acceptable to God. They are being exposed now. There is no more blaming everybody for your stuff. There is now an acceptance and a taking responsibility. No more hiding. But telling the truth because you realize these things are making you more and more free. There is no more an area of wanting to do it your way. You become more surrendered. Because in Christ you are beginning to know who he is. And you are beginning to trust him. You begin to realize now— you become more sensitive to everything that goes on around your life. He’s there. You know that — I know if my wife comes up and rub’s my shoulders, I know the Lord has sent her because I must have a problem there. Does everybody understand that? See you begin to look beyond the veil. That’s not just the things in the natural realm. You see things differently. You have new eyesight. Things are wonderful. You should have seen when the Lord restored my wife and myself— when she saw me, she thought I was bonkers. Of course, I was. I wasn’t of this world and there was a definite amen to that. I was looking at plants that I never saw. Bugs. Whoa, look at the colors! There were things that I never saw— I couldn’t see beyond myself!! I began to see— I began to recognize that God’s creation was awesome!! Whoa, look at these trees - look at the bark! I mean, you look at this human Page 11 of 13

body and— whoa!!! Look I’ve got blood flowing — how can this — I mean it does what I say it does!! I can move this leg!!! This is incredible! I am a Spirit in this earth suit! And it obeys! Wow, I can move my leg, everything! I mean, come on. You can’t tell me there isn’t a God. Wow! Hallelujah. Philippians 4, did we go there yet? But I what? Oh, hallelujah! What are those two things? Peace, joy and righteousness in the Holy Ghost! And I what? Rejoiced! Don’t hang around miserable believers. Depart from them. If they say, Where are you going? Aren’t you going to help me now— [Laughter.] Lift the book up and send them to their closet where they can go pray for a while. And if you are miserable, don’t tell anybody you know Jesus! Because then people are going to say, How are you doing? [Pastor mimicks a whining believer.] I thought you were a believer? I am. But I’m still waiting on the Lord! [Pastor mimics angry whining believer saying that.] Oooo, happy one, aren’t you. Go through the drive through and get a happy meal and you’ll be okay. Hallelujah! Go to the drive through of Jesus and get a happy meal! Amen? But I what? Rejoice— and we sing that, [pastor sings] Rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel— But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; though you surely did care but you lacked opportunity to express it or to show it. Not that I speak in regard to need: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, [Hello. Whatever state you be--] to be what? C-o-n-t-e-n-t. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Are you ready? But I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In other words, you can do all things through the what? The Anointing. ALL THINGS! Hallelujah. Go to Colossians 3:1, is everybody there? Let’s read it together please. Colossians 3:1, If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is— Where is he? He’s above. Hallelujah. Sitting where? At the right hand of God the Father. Set your mind on things above, not on things of the earth. For you died and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, appears, then you shall also appear with him in glory. Praise God! You don’t have to figure it out. You just have to believe it. Trust. Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth— Why? Because we do not want to nullify Christ. —fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry: Because of these things, the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. In which you yourselves once walked, when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, who is renewed in the knowledge according to the image of him who created him: [Whoa!] Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. So we’re going to appear with him. Hallelujah. Does Page 12 of 13

everybody get it? Good. Let’s go to Ephesians 5:11. And he says okay, And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of what? —darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light [which is the Christ] for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore he says, awake you who sleep, arise from the dead and Christ will give you light. Whoa! Ephesians 3:14. For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named; that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the width, and the length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now go to chapter 4. Hallelujah. So we know that the Spirit of Christ is within us. Now we have to learn, don’t we. See without the Spirit of Christ in you, it’s difficult to learn. That’s why Paul said— How are you going to get— Jesus even said, Listen, if I tell you the things of the earth and you can’t get it, how are you going to get the things of the Spirit? Well you must have the Spirit in you to get the things of the Spirit of God. That’s why he says in chapter 4 in verse 11, [Ephesians 4:11] And he himself gave some to be what? —apostles; some prophets; and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for what? —the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ— of the fullness of Christ. So that must be learned. That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, and cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting. By the voice of the stranger. You know people are still being led by the voice of the stranger because they have not learned Christ yet. Oh, hallelujah. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up— Hello. Everybody say “grow up.” —in all things, into him who is the head, Christ. From whom the whole body joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth to the body, for the edifying of itself in love. Glory to God. The Lord’s Christ. Everybody got it? Good. Everybody get it? Good. Praise God. Thank you Lord. Now Father we thank you for the Spirit of Christ. And we ask Lord, that this seed, this revelation, this impartation will be protected by the Blood and sealed by the Spirit, to grow and bear fruit for your glory, that we may pass this information, maintaining our ministry of reconciliation and ambassadors of the Christ, in Jesus’ name. And everybody said? AMEN. ****

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