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COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY GHOST (PART 2)
By Robert Wurtz II
Visions of God
In the eternal past God (Elohyim) created the heavens and the earth. The marvel of this mystery has been revealed unto us in times past through the holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit of God. The blessed Trinity, God in three persons, holy, holy, holy, created these things for the good pleasure of the Heavenly Father. In the plural singularity of the eternal and immutable Godhead, we find the revelation of the desire of God to create one with which He might fellowship in Spirit and in truth. The writer pens the mind of God, Let us make man in our own image and in our likeness. This first was formed from the dust of the earth and into him was breathed the breath of God. In innocence He walked with His God in perfect communion naked and unashamed- clothed in the very Shekinah glory that radiated from the luminance of that splendid glory. Sin entered the relationship and the man that was once clothed in the garment of His God was stripped naked and left ashamed. Separated from the majestic relationship that he once knew Adam was left to gird himself with the covering of the wild beasts of the field that he once had named and ruled with an unyielding rod of iron. Having fallen into the disgrace and separation of a death totting sin, Adam was left to the beggarly elements of human speech alone with which to pass on the knowledge and revelation of the God he once walked with in the cool of the day. Though his eyes once beheld Him, all of his children from that day unto this have seen God through the eyes of faith and heard of Him by the hearing of the ear. Yet He left not Himself without witness, for He planted eternity in their souls and wrote His laws upon their hearts.
Let Us Make God in Our Own Likeness
The revelation of God throughout the Old Testament was one of absolute awe and majesty. From the burning bush, to the burning mountain, to the fourth man in the burning furnace- God has always revealed Himself as a consuming fire. So great was that radiance that Moses came down from the mountain glowing with the glory upon his face as if it were the very residue of God Himself. No man could see this God in all His regal power and live- yet the people feared and vailed themselves from that glory and reality. It was as if they said, We will take His commandments and do them, but as for this God of lightenings, thunderings, and earthquakes, we would not see Him! So was borne an age old iniquity that plagues men in their vice unto this day- we shall know the word of God- but not the God of the word. From that time unto this man has sought to create the Creator in their own likeness according to their own lusts. So wretched is this phenomena that by the time Christ arrived upon the scene the Scribes, Pharisees, and Saducees had neared to completing a religious system that usurped everything about God. They painted their own twisted picture of God to the people. Before it was over the Pharisees took this another step after Christ ascended and the Temple was destroyed. They locked God completely out of Judaism and yet pretended to do God a service. They depict to this day a God that is subordinate to the Rabbis in every way. They hear no prophetic voice, for that is the Rabbis. If the people have dreams of God the Rabbis are the sole authority to interpret them. If God speaks from Heaven (bath kol) the Rabbis can over rule Him. They teach their children that the Rabbis once outsmarted God and that God laughed as though the Rabbis had gotten one over on Him. This is the God they pass to their children. They have the praise and the pocket books of the people- but the anathema of God rests on their heads. Is it any wonder that there are 17 Jewish atheists in America for every non-Jewish atheist? How are we Christians depicting God?
The Revelation of Jesus Christ by the Spirit
John 16:14 tells us concerning the Holy Spirit, He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. The Holy Spirit has come to reveal the person of Jesus Christ to us that we might know Him in the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings. Jesus Christ is not an effeminate man carrying a baby lamb in His arms. He is the Son of the living God- the second person of the Godhead. Nobody outsmarts Him and if He laughs at such wickedness as was displayed by the Rabbis it is only when their calamity comes (Psalm 2:4; 37:13). His majesty is beyond description; yet John the Revelator attempts to place into words- what no words can describe. John writes saying, His eyes are as a flame of fire, His feet are as fine brass that burned in a furnace. His hair is white like wool and He wears a solid gold breastplate. He rides upon a white horse with the armies of Heaven following Him. He wears a vesture dipped in blood and His name is called the Word of God. Upon His thigh another name is written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. The wicked upon the earth crawl into holes in the earth trying to hide themselves from the face of Him. All of the heavens and the earth are going to flee from Him one day at the sight of His awesomeness. He has a name that none knows but He Himself. He alone is worthy to open the Book and loose the seals thereof.
God is not just holy- He is HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. These words are cried out day and night around a throne from which proceeds thunders and lightenings. Created beings speak with voices of multitudes and trumpets glorifying God. The Cherubim cover their eyes in His presence. In the sight of these things, in view of the highhanded wickedness upon the earth- a voice is heard to cry out, Who shall not fear thee oh God? Christ, sits at the right hand of God as it were, and beforetimes walking in the midst of the Seven Golden Candlesticks, and holds in His right hand all messengers of Churches that minister in His stead as His ambassadors symbolized by seven stars. He walks up and down trying them day and night knowing their works if they rightly represent Him and the works of the people how they receive and obey Him. He knows their deeds, tribulations, poverty, and blasphemy. He is the first and the last, the firstborn from the dead who will reward all according to their works. A sharp sword proceeds from His mouth with which He divides asunder between soul and Spirit and discerns the very thoughts and intents of the heart. He fights against those who would defile His people until they are under His feet. All things are open and naked before the eyes of Him. He makes no hesitation to reveal the sin and expose the hearts until no less than 5 out of 7 Churches at the time of the writing of Revelation had fallen short of His standard. He is returning for a bride without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. A bride that hath made herself ready. That bride is the ekklesia (the Church). They are the called out ones. Not a denomination, not a Church building, but those whose names are written in the Lambs Book of life. Those who are anxiously awaiting His appearing and purify themselves shall see Him face to face. They have washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb. II Peter 3:10-12 leaves us with an astonishing theme, But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. What is the Lords answer to these things? It is simple, He that hath an ear let him hear what the SPIRIT saith unto the Churches! This is a generation near unto the Rabbis in their false depiction of our SOVEREIGN God. Spiritless churches are manufacturing atheists with their dumbed down depictions of God. Like the children of Israel many Christians do not want God- just His word to use its principals that can be twisted to put springs on their wagons. What is the SPIRIT saying unto the Church? Is the prophetic voice present? Is there an oracle of God? The Lord even now has an assessment of us along with a fresh word as a remedy. He is standing at the door and knocking upon the Church in our generation- whilst many are at play inside and peeping out the windows as if to say, Oh no- its the Lord! Who is going to have the courage to ignore the hard looks and sharp faces and step over and open that door? Who will have the courage to do their Lords will.