THE DESTRUCTION OF PASSION
by James F. Jarjou
THE ANGELIC CREATION
The passion which is out of the fear of God is an evil desire outside the rule and dominion of God's nature. It is not and was never part of God's creation, but can only be manifested in God's creation, through creatures either angelic or Adamic. Its origin and how it came to rule over the devil in the beginning, just before the end of the First day, is partly a mystery and partly revealed. A mystery, in that it is a seed born out of the will of the disobedience of Satan.
The Angelic creation began in the beginning of the First day. These days are not literally a twenty-four hour day. The natural sun was not even created on the first day but on the fourth day of Creation. Whatsoever God created in the beginning of the first day was pure and full of HIS goodness. There was no darkness in all the Angelic creation. There was a divine unity and perfect LOVE flowing from the divine nature of God into all HIS Angelic creation. There was a unity in the BODY of the Godhead (the body signifying the angelic creation whose lives were all dependent on THE DIVINE NATURE OF JESUS). What a perfect joy of oneness and pureness. No one desired to be above any but all including Lucifer was perfectly satisfied where JESUS placed them in the body.
Before the end of the first day, we found a tragedy occur, passion entered in "And the earth was without form and void and DARKNESS WAS UPON THE FACE OF THE DEEP. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the WATERS" (Genesis 1v2). For the first time we found that DARKNESS came into God's creation. This was the fall of Lucifer or Satan. HE was dominated by a PASSION outside His original nature, in stepping outside the dominion of God, into a dominion of self. This is a warning to every SAINT, to keep only the path the LORD desires for them and not to compare themselves with others. If others will be allowed to be rich and popular etc., and we are getting more and more obscure and poor, the temptation is either to fret or simply drop the Cross to enter a dominion of self. Paul wrote "For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves by themselves are not wise" (2 Corinthians 10v12). This man was entering the Beginning of the First day of creation, where all things work in Harmony according to its nature and calling, exhibiting the pure goodness and divine nature of the Creator.
After Passion dominated Satan and DARKNESS entered God's creation, what happened next? We read that the Spirit of God move upon the WATERS. The water here is not talking about the natural water. Water is a symbolic representation of Beings (Revelation 17v15). Here it is talking about the Angels. God's Spirit MOVED upon the WATERS, a separation was going on--a move of God--Why? Because other Angels left their first estate (the pure goodness and purity of their original creation) (Jude:6) to follow Satan into the dominion of passion. Others kept their original estate, overcoming the temptation of Passion, through God's Spirit. We have entered the same condition today. A world dominated by the passion of all kinds: sex, pride, greed, and carnality. A separation is going on at the present, as God's Spirit is calling those that will hear, out of lust, pride, carnality and the fashion of the world into a LIFE dominated by HIS SPIRIT in all things; calling them into unceasing prayer to ENTER THE KINGDOM WITHIN.
In verse three of Genesis chapter one, it says "And God said let there be LIGHT." Remember this light is not talking about the natural light; the natural sun was not created by then. The Light is a revelation of God's nature. A revelation of God's nature to HIS creation shows that an interruption or darkness has happened. If the Nature of God was kept by all the Angels in uniformity, the LIGHT of revelation will just be HIS glory. The Light is a revelation of the nature, but where the full nature is exhibited, then the LIGHT would be named the GLORY of GOD, when HIS nature is all in all (1 Corinthians 14v28). The nature is the completion. The LIGHT is to bring US to the FULL DIVINE NATURE. The fall of Satan causes the coming of God's LIGHT, to keep His fallen nature from contaminating the obedient Angels. The Light is to dispel darkness. "For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect (the full divine nature in all pureness) is come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child I spake as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put childish things. For now we SEE THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY; BUT THEN FACE TO FACE : NOW I KNOW IN PART; BUT THEN SHALL I KNOW EVEN AS I AM KNOWN" (1 Corinthians 13v 9-12).
At the end of the First day we found that there was evening and morning (Genesis 1v5). The Evening (Darkness) and Morning (Light) represent the ongoing battle between the power of darkness (passion) and the power of Light (God's Spirit). God was after just a single day (The day of the LORD or HIS REST) since He created the universe. If Satan had never fallen HE would have completed HIS creation from the first day. No other day will be necessary, and all of HIS creation will have now been partaking of THE FULLNESS OF THE DAY OF THE LORD, through partaking of the Fullness of HIS divine nature. From the End of the First day to the Sixth day we can find after the end of each day, "Evening and morning." Adam and Eve's creation was almost completed, for they entered the sixth day of God's creation--very near to the seventh day. The seventh day reveals God's plan in bringing HIS Adamic creation into a realm where there is no more evening but just THE fullness of HIS Glory. This is why on the seventh day the scripture never mentioned "Evening and morning." This is the BEGINNING, the WILL and the FULL DIVINE NATURE HE wished to IMPART on HIS creation. It is also the realm of casting down the devil, the objects of all temptations (Revelation 12v9).
The seven days of creation correspond with the seven trumpets of the book of Revelation. This spiritual trumpet is the message of God's Spirit in calling HIS elect to leave the way of passion in to the path of HIS NATURE. After walking in the LIFE of the first message of the Spirit in entering the new creation on the first day, we become promoted to the second day, on and on, until we enter the seventh day. This is the last trump or the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Mind you, this is not just seven experiences in our walk with God, but the path of the daily cross (the denying of self and carnality) from measure to measure, up to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. The seven seals in the book of Revelation is a revelation of the root of passion (the sinful nature) in entering one day of the new creation to another. We find in Revelation 8v1, that there was silence when the seven seals were opened. Why? Because everything is now pure after we go through many periods of searching and destruction of the wicked nature within by the Spirit, from one day of creation to another. God is all in all that there is nowhere to point as not of HIM. Remember the opening of a seals is the pointing of the hidden wicked nature within us. In experiencing the loosing of the seventh seal like the seventh day of the creation there will be no more evening (darkness), so there was SILENCE. In this realm the FATHER IS WELL PLEASED.
THE WORKING OF PASSION
The working of passion is the mystery of iniquity. It is the head of the serpent (Genesis 3v15) meaning it rules over the devil before the end of the first day out of the love of God into its dominion. Its origin and how it came to rule over the devil shows that it is a fruit of disobedience.
Passion works in a spiritual chain. It is a law, the Law of Sin unto death. It is a contagious spiritual disease like tuberculosis. ". . . for if through the offence of one (ADAM) many be dead
" (Romans 5v15). The scripture above reveals its chain. It is a hidden principle within. ". . . nevertheless death reign from Adam to Moses, EVEN OVER THEM THAT HAD NOT SINNED AFTER THE SIMILUTUDE OF ADAM'S TRANGRESSION" (Romans 5v14).
The scripture above is fearful--why? It is saying when passion dominated Adam and Eve in their disobedience, it naturally enter the blood of the whole ADAMIC race. The truth is this mystery is still at work in the Adamic race. Men of science have come with a partial truth that, Homosexuality has connection with the Biological make up of the individual. There is some element of truth here, but goes farther than that. A principle of a certain facet of passion was working in a certain community, mostly through lust, and so much immorality. Almost all, young and old, married and singles were being dominated by it. What happened next? Diverse and similitude of immorality becomes manifest in the offspring of such a nation or community. It was hardly heard or seen by the first generation, but they were partly responsible for its dominion over the next generation. When a nation is dominated by this pervasion, it does easily contaminate other nations through interaction. Sodom and Gomorrah were first given to Fornication before going after strange flesh (homosexuality) (Jude:1). God had to wipe them out least other Nations be affected by this contagious Passion. Any people, or Nation which has trampled the moral Law of God should not be surprised at ever-abounding iniquity of all kinds, and do attract God's Anger.
Before the New Covenant, the Moral Law was given to stop the extreme outward work of Passion. The Moral Law is still good for all nations in the earth. It does not destroy passion within, but stops its contagious outward effect. Those that have entered the NEW Covenant do not abolish or destroy the moral LAW but is FULFILLED WITHIN THEM. The moral law is our school master to bring us UNTO CHRIST (The destruction of the seed of passion through partaking in the Divine Nature).
THE EFFECT OF PASSION
The seed of passion is hidden deep within the soul of man. Its effect on the soul is like an inflamed fire within. The fire of passion within the soul is inflamed through the wrong use of the natural senses. The eye can produce lust within by seeing an image, the ear by hearing, the skin by feeling and the tongue by tasting or speaking.
Let's open our Bible to Revelation 9v5-10 to see some of the principle and pain passion brings within the soul. Talking about the Locust it reads "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torments were as the torment of a Scorpion when he strikes a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the locust were as it were crowns like Gold, and their faces as the face of men, and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of there wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails, and there power was to hurt men for five months."
From the quotation above, the figurative design of the locust reveal the different principle and the activities which ignite the fire of passion within, resulting in inward torments. We will look through a few of the make-up of the locust. We find they are made of:
1. A crown of Gold
2. Faces of men
3. Hairs of women
4. Like horses prepared unto battle
A CROWN OF GOLD
These reveal the inward torments from the seed of passion within, through unpurified souls which receive some initial LIGHT of God, but do not enter the purification process of growing into the divine nature. They do not join the LORD in the tribulation of HIS kingdom and still desire to sit upon HIS throne to JUDGE the children of Israel (Luke 22v28-30). They rush and go before their Guide; all in the name of doing THINGS FOR HIM. They confuse the PROMISE with the INHERITANCE. They try to enter the land of Canaan without a wilderness experience, of the purification of the inward seed of passion. What is the result of such a work born out of the flesh? The second beast (power of religion) like a lamb with two horns (false religious authority) will be manifest in the work, resulting in exercising all the power of the first beast (that is, the working of the seed of passion within) healing the deadly wound (that is, returning to the vomit of the works of passion) read Revelation 13v11-12.
These reveal the mystery behind the false church leadership system we have today, with its perversion of the pastoral Body leadership of the Holy Spirit. A lot of pain and vexation of spirit is the daily experience of all who exercise the leadership of man. Their heart is never at rest, controlled by fear and suspicion. They have to work hard to keep all there followers in subjection to them. They fear losing "church members" and hate those who are content to be just members of the BODY of CHRIST, in destroying the nature of passion within. The next selfish, gifted preacher, who also desires to gain a following, is also an obstacle to their carnal ambition; they will also hate him. The fire of passion will ever keep them in torment, unless they repent from this evil principle; for everything which is not planted by the FATHER will surely be uprooted. They will desire to die (meaning seeking freedom from the inward torment) but shall not be able in such a state.
FACES OF MEN
Here we see a figure illustrating the inward torment that comes through walking in the wisdom of men or the canal mind. It is just a clear truth that a lot of inward torment, pain, broken homes in the world is caused by judging things by the natural mind.
"The eye is not satisfied with seeing"--this is a clear painful truth. This is a figurative representation of the natural understanding. Almost in every conversation we find ourselves, especially in a complicated situation, the natural mind has many and diverse ways of interpreting a single statement to our own hurt. In a simple conversation, a statement is made, maybe in a critical situation, what comes within our mind next? Suspicion, misinterpretation, and a critical mind. So much pain within, especially when pretending as if nothing is burning. What shame and regret we feel when we later see the picture is not as we think. These are the inward torments. The only way to escape this inward torment is to forsake the judgment of the natural mind, seeking the mind of Christ to be our teacher and judge in all things.
HAIRS OF WOMEN
Here we can see passion at work through the fashion of the world, basically the lust of the flesh. Lust or sexual desire is another facet of the inward work of passion, extremely dangerous and more destructive than the rest (1 Corinthians 6v18-20). It is a root to all kinds of violence and many dangerous diseases in the world. The natural mind cannot understand how lust of the flesh can bring forth violence and crime. A country dominated by excessive lust will be a country of high crime rate. The statistic of the learned men of the world will find these to be true, if they will take time to measure the rate of crime against the increase in immorality. The graph will be directly proportional.
James wrote "From whence come wars and fighting among you? Come they not hence even of your lust that war in your members?" (James 4v1)
The passion that comes through lust is like a river of strong torrents. He that is joined to a harlot is one spirit (1 Corinthians 6v16). Here we see a principle that drove out the Spirit of Christ and substituted it with the spirit of Satan (the working of passion).
Since Satan with all his angels are at the present in chains of darkness, controlled by burning passion within, the one who commits fornication or adultery will enter their spiritual dominion of darkness. He/she will be in a company of satanic and demonic powers--an instrument in advancing the kingdom of Satan, in enticing others into its dominion. If the fornicator is a woman or girl, the demons which have possessed their mind dictate their dressing--in wearing immoral or tight clothes to entice sinful men. Since these demons are one spirit with the fornicator, when the sensitive part of the female is exposed, the demons easily possess the mind of sinful men who are out of the fear of God, enticing them to unite with such a filthy body in sexual immorality. These they do when they energize some mysterious properties in the body of a woman. These attracting properties were pure in the beginning before the fall, but were perverted in the fall. Satan recognizes these influencing powers in the body of the woman over the fleshy man. He energizes it in Eve, and Adam willingly bows to it. Knowing that it is hidden in the private part of the woman, in its perverted form, he is bringing all kinds of teachings in Christendom to support immoral dressing of women. With the false saying "It is just the heart" or "another legalism".
We can see why the apostle taught the women to be modest in dressing (this includes men), whose adorning should not be that of the outward way of adorning the hair and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel, but to be that of a meek and quiet spirit, which in the sight of God is of A GREAT PRICE (1 Peter 3v1-4). Women getting into these things will result in receiving worship from fleshy men, perverting the precious property the LORD bestowed on the woman for a true godly and pure fellowship together with man.
Some of these preachers can quote many scriptures to support the teaching that women should remain silent in the congregation of God's people, even when Christ wants to speak through them. They will subdue them and even destroy the call of some women in the work of the LORD. As if women in the New Testament were not prophesying and working together with the apostle in the LORD'S WORK. These they mostly do out of the deep work of passion to rule over another. But when it comes to women being called out of fashion, and dressing pure, what do they do? They resist these and indirectly accuse the disciples of being legalistic. Why? Because they are fleshy and sensual and will love to see the fleshy part within fed in lust. Sisters in Christ, it is high time for you to arise and know those who are teaching you doctrines of the flesh for their carnal appetites. These are truths the apostles preached and emphasized. We should return to those simple basic truths no matter how insignificant they might appear to the fleshy mind.
The mind which is dominated by lust through sexual immorality is a mind subject to severe torment. It causes some to commit suicide when disappointed by "Lovers" quarrels, diseases, uneasiness and frustration of mind. It is an abode of demons and all kinds of unclean spirits. The Spirit of God cannot live in such a vessel of darkness and filthiness, and so HIS anger is against it. The believers in the New Testament where told not to associate or eat when any person who claims to be a Christian is found to be a fornicator (1 Corinthians 5v11). These reveal how impossible it is for one to be a Christian and still be a fornicator. God leaves such a filthy soul of darkness to be control by devils that do whatsoever they like with it and finally leading it in the burning fire of hell.
Such a soul in quest of joy and happiness through lust will always be in ever-increasing torment within. The only way out is to repent and forsake the evil, or he will perish.
HORSES PREPARED UNTO BATTLES
This is another characteristic of the figurative locust. These speak of the torment which comes within through the trust in The ARM OF FLESH. Curse is what we attract to ourselves when our trust is in men; either the help we can receive from them, or relying on them for our growth in CHRIST. If our hearts are not just focused on what God will desire to accomplish through us, or will have to do through us, we will never be free from the unrest caused by the burning of inward torments of passion. Our pursuit of Christ will be greatly hindered, when we measure our spiritual growth through the way God leads another saint. Sometimes we find it difficult to accept what Christ is teaching us when it contradicts the teaching of a dear saint (we do not mean the scripture)--this is putting trust in man. It is a worship of created creatures which are subject to change. These bring torment within the soul, veiling the light of the revelation of Christ within.
Oh thou unchangeable God, full of infinite wisdom,
Pureness and goodness. Your works and way are unchangeable,
Thou redeemer of all SAINTS, your Glory is not for any, but all.
You created for your Glory ALONE.
Open my eyes Oh LORD, that I might see where no creature is, But only you, the creator of ALL.
Bring me into thy beginning, where only thy pure goodness exist,
Your nature to become my nature, and your law my law.
Keep my heart free from the affection of created and changeable things,
Be it a saint or an Angel from Heaven.
All these are subject to change and decay, but thou remaineth unchangeable Forever.
Thou are the Head of all, from which all the body by joints and
Bands having nourishment ministered and knit together increaseth with your Nature.
My Guide be not silent to my request, least I perish by putting my affection
On created and changeable things. Amen
CHRIST THE ONLY DESTROYER OF PASSION
No matter the extreme work of passion in the heart of men, the Light Christ is sufficient not to only stop its outward influence but also to destroy the seed within. "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed (the work of passion) and her seed (Christ) it shall bruise thy head (passion) and thou shall bruise his heel" (Genesis 2v15).
The destruction of the seed of passion is only possible to those who are entering the NEW COVENANT. This takes a lot of purification and breaking process as the deep things within are searched by the light of HIM from whose face the heaven and the earth (the old creation which is dominated by passion) fled away (Revelation 20v11).
The transition from the old creation dominated by passion into the new creation, dominated by the Divine nature, is a dying process we will experience from measure to measure. It will take faithfulness in little things as the Spirit is judging the words you speak, your dressing, the thought you entertain within, and the place you go etc. This is foolishness to the wisdom of the world, for the Jews (the religious system) will always wait for an outward sign maybe in a certain rapture and the creek (the world) after its vain wisdom of sensuality and flesh. Though the effect of such a daily process be insignificant like a mustard seed but in the fullness of time will reign over all powers through HIM who is within, and the birds of the air (the antichrist religious system) will be found on the branches (a sign of submission, for they cannot swallow the tree.
Dear saints, keep the patience in the dying process through which the LORD is taking you; though you might think nothing is happening. Keep the path of holiness in unceasing prayer, waiting upon HIM to be your guide in all things. Work in this old path and the Inheritance will be possessed in the fullness of time.
JAMES F JARJOU