“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” (Heb. 1:1-2).
God always speaks to the fathers and not children. What qualifies one to be a Father is not the natural age, but the possession of a covenant with God.
There were prophets who were seers and there were also those who spoke. A prophet is one who is able to bring forth thoughts concerning the promise – his words must be consistent with what God is speaking. What qualifies one to be a prophet is prophecy, which is the divine interpretation of what is in the mind of God.
Prophecy is the interpretation of the thoughts that interpret God’s vision – making man in His image (Gen. 1:26). The interpretation of the thoughts shows how God will do it.
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy”. (Dan 9:24).
The vision comes before the prophecy. What God was speaking to the prophets of the Old Testament is the vision, but they did not understand what they prophesied about. Everything we hear today is what they had prophesied. The prophets pick thoughts in God’s heart by the spirit.
The scripture is the book of prophecy. No prophecy is of private interpretation (2 Pet 1:20).God is saying one thing all through the scriptures by the mouth of many prophets. All the prophets have the book of their prophecy. The divine thoughts are archived there because God spoke in time past by the prophets (Heb 1.1). It is only fathers that can take those thoughts of God and implement them.
What is given to us in the New Testament is prophecy. Christ is a book containing prophecy, which was given to Paul. As such, Paul is the custodian of the book of Christ.
“Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began…  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith…” (Rom 16:25-26).
Paul was not being proud when he referred to the gospel of Christ as his gospel because God gave it to him.
Anyone that is not preaching Christ is not a prophet in the New Testament order. Paul did not just receive Christ alone, he also moved into the commandment of the everlasting. The apostles who wrote the epistles did not just preach Christ, but also had entrance into things everlasting One cannot preach Christ well without the light of the everlasting because it is this light that enables one to see Christ fully.
“And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” (Gen. 17.2). As the prophets were speaking, they were committing to the fathers the treasures of how the word was fully birthed. No one can preach Christ beyond Paul because that was his gospel.
Twenty-four years after God met Abraham, He instructed him to walk before Him and be perfect (Gen. 17:1-2). For twenty-four years, Abraham was trained in order to perfect the first covenant. The time of the everlasting covenant is a time of manifestation, fruitfulness, establishment, planting and abiding. The bringing of the second covenant depends on the perfection, mastery and fulfilment of the first.
“10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people…”(Heb 8:10). This is the new covenant. The new covenant is the putting of laws in the mind and writing them in the heart.
“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.” (Ezk 36:24-25). This work is what Paul referred to as his gospel. This is the first sanctification, which is the first covenant. We need to perfect the first covenant to be given the second covenant.
The covenant of Christ is the first covenant and the covenant of the everlasting Father is the second covenant – the new covenant. Any man in the New Testament that does not fulfil the new covenant has failed in God’s programme for him. The second covenant is the covenant of establishment. God cannot walk with a man unless He has made a covenant with him. One who does not know how to keep a covenant cannot walk with God.
God needed a mediator to bring the Israelites close to Him and Moses was that mediator. The Israelites were able to draw near to God and then God was able to speak to them. Before He spoke a word, the whole place was covered with clouds and darkness (Heb. 12:18). When God is thundering, He is speaking, but the Israelites fled because they could not discern that mode of communication; they were afraid and did not want God to speak to them (Exo. 20:18-20).
What would communicate the covenant is the voice. God knew that the Israelites could not do what He wanted if they did not hear the voice. This is because the power of life is in the covenant and one cannot receive the covenant without hearing the voice.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Josh. 1:8). There is the physical Bible but there is also the book which is a spirit, called testimony. We can pay attention to study the bible and yet, not have what Paul had. This is because we do not have the spirit of the covenant.
When we have the spirit of the covenant, we would come into the unity of the faith (Eph. 4:13). For now, our background is the Holy Ghost and we cannot pin Him to something, for He has diversities. The Holy Ghost makes one a child that can hear the voice of God and receive the covenant.
What Christ did by His blood was to purify our hearts to hear the voice. The voice is what you hear after listening to messages. You are baptised with messages to hear the voice. After you listen to messages, it comes back to you bringing understanding. Those who God gave grace to preach this message, do so with the spirit and not the letters.
A body without spirit is dead (Jam. 2:26). Breath is not spirit. What signifies that a man has received breath is that he has life. To prophesy is to give breath and when a man receives it, he becomes spirit. In the valley of the dry bones, God told Ezekiel to prophesy – to give breath (Ezek. 37:1-14). After he prophesied, the bones began to move and then came alive. Breath transferred spirit (life). You can hear words and not have spirit (life).
Abraham’s blessing was the perfection of a walk in the spirit, but what the natural man sees as Abraham’s blessing are natural substances. The learning of Christ has both a spiritual and natural blessing. The learning of Christ will crucify the flesh but it is also gain. Christ is gain, even in the present world. Christ is a blessing, a gift to the earth. Christ is the earthly dimension of God; He is the king of the earth (Gen 14:19).
One who is living under the law of Abraham is blessed on earth (in the natural). This can be seen with the Jews in the Arab world; they have never been subdued by the nations surrounding them because nature is at an advantage to them. The gain of Christ is a blessing on the earth.
Many of the things that trouble us on the earth are demonic, which Christ will deal with, but the actual purpose of Christ is to turn a man from flesh to spirit. Christ is a form of body that one needs to gain everlasting life.
When our flesh is crucified, we embody Christ. The spirit and soul are also a form of bodies. After one has gained Christ overtime, the body will be altered. When one walks worthy of the Lord, it results in a natural alteration. The walk goes beyond what one has obeyed to a lifestyle, for the result of obedience is life.
We must understand what God expects of our life when we are given instructions to obey doctrine. The essence of doctrine is to bring forth a lifestyle in us. When we learn Christ, what we are looking for is a spirit. God is looking for Christ as a being (spirit) because we must be born of the spirit (John 3:6).
“4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.” (Jer. 31:4). “Build thee again” is to work in them again. That building is their work. The first building becomes the foundation for the second. The first foundation is to raise virgins and the second is to bring them to a place of joy. Realms of joy are realms of liberty. When a person says he is free, it is to the extent of liberty he is aware of.
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God…” (Col. 1:10). Every area of our soul will be worked upon to see good work. When good work is done in a soul, it will be visible. At Jordan, Jesus had moved into the everlasting realm.
When he became Christ, God did not declare Him because it could have been a veil. This is because spirits watch out for the emergence of the new man. God delayed the declaration of Jesus till He came into the realm of the Father where He could discern the activities of hateful birds. The Father uses wisdom in keeping sons.
“But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.  Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice…” (Heb 3:6-7). Yesterday cannot make them hear His voice today.
Yesterday seems to give them a rest which they are celebrating. That rest has profit because it has a glory attached to it. They have heard the voice that spoke from the earth, but are to move on to hear the voice that speaks from heaven. However, that first experience had become veiled.
There is a way into Christ and the Father. The way into Christ is to give life while the way into the Father is to bring one into the Holiest of All. One who has been following Christ well will know that every day is new – that we are sojourners and we discover various paths on the way.
“When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.” (Heb. 3:9). God will not reckon a problem if the fathers are able to get it right. If the children do not get it right, it does not matter because they are still children. One who is not hearing is already departing; such a person is not paying attention to the message. The gospel has been first preached to the fathers to come into a rest, but there still remains a rest (Heb. 4:9). We must learn how to use the rest of Christ to connect the next rest and the key to this is to count the first rest (Christ) as dung.
“Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” (2 Cor 3:3). Christ being spoken of here is not Christ as a message but Christ as the Son of God. We need so much trust because the realm we are entering into is not as tangible to man as the realm of Christ. However, it is more tangible in the realm of the spirit, which is why we need to be made spiritual to see it.
Our sufficiency in this season is of God because He is the one who raises the dead (John 5:21). The Father’s work is raising the dead and quickening them. The Son quickens whoever He wills. Anyone the Father raises can be given life by the Son. Quickening is higher than raising; the One who quickens can also raise.
Writing the law is also raising and quickening. The dead are raised and quickened to never die again. If a man is raised, he can still die, but life (quickening) has to be given so he does not die again. In the realm of the living, the law of that land is the law of heights. As such, we cannot afford to have a phobia for heights in the realm of the spirit.
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” (John 5:19). One cannot aspire for heights without sight. The light of the body is the eye (Matt. 6:22). If one is not given the sight for heights, such a person will not desire to ascend. Heights are difficult for a natural man. As such, he would rather walk than soar.
The essence of abiding in charity is to bring one to a height where he can see far. When one receives sight, such a person can fly. God wants to change us from walking beings to flying beings, but the first step is to open our eyes.
“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” (2 Pet. 1:16). This speaks about the season of everlasting life. The coming of the Lord Jesus is our ascension. The church is supposed to prepare for the coming of the Lord. This coming is not rapture, but the ascension of the sons of God into Their realm.
There is a voice that comes from that realm – the voice from the excellent glory (2 Pet. 1:17). When the voice is coming, it is to bring us into heights in the spirit. One of such heights is Christ, but God knows there are troubles in those zones and men may not be able to manage with that life. As such, He speaks from the excellent glory. The voice of Him that speaks from heaven is the voice of the Father and God. It was this voice that trained Jesus for three and a half years.
The disciples audibly heard the voice at the mount of transfiguration (2 Pet. 1:18). Jesus did not need to audibly hear the voice because He had already been taught the laws of the Father. However, He gave the disciples that experience for a sign. The first word they had was sure, but they then received a more sure word. The voice is not coming to us in this season as an audible voice but as a message that we must hear and respond to.
Our gaze (eye of the heart) should be on things not seen (2 Cor. 4:18). There are things that men do not see. Our eternal building cannot be seen with the physical eyes (2 Cor. 5:1). A living man on the earth holds the conversation of the eternal building. The first thing the voice does is that it communicates a sense of trust. To trust is to wait (Isa. 40:28-31). The laws of the everlasting realm are beyond searching. Jesus while on the earth learnt the laws of the air (soul). As such, He knows the souls of men.
The law of everlasting opens you to the realm of strength. When you feel tired of journeying, your eyes need to be open to see what your walk is doing to the enemy. “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. 12:9). There is grace in mercy. In the realm we are coming into, we need renewed strength as the strength we currently have is not sufficient. This is a realm of resources of life. The law of everlasting life is the law of weakness, not bodily weakness, but weakness in one’s own strength.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa 40:31).These people will run and faith because they have accessed a new strength for life.
“The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isa. 33:14). Everlasting burning is everlasting laws; they are laws of purging. Counsels are in the deep and it is only a man of understanding that can fetch them out. However, one can never go deep without strength within.
“He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.” (Isa 33:16). It takes a lot of strength/skill to get water from the rock. Although the water is surely there, it is skillfully kept. As such, you need to hear the voice to come into understandings (waters) that are deep.
“The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?” (Matt 19:20). This shows that the season of training is the time for the learning of a higher law. The law of the air is higher than the law of the earth.
Beersheba is a land of the fathers that kept wells and one of those wells is the well of Jacob. As the fathers kept covenants, they were being trained. There is no book that specifically teaches everlasting life – it is the Father that takes the law of Christ further to teach deeper things of Himself. As such, it is an initiation by leading. As one learns the law of Christ, the voice of the Father begins to bring one into deeper counsels.
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matt. 10:16). The serpent has an inverted wisdom against the laws of God, which he has taught to all men. However, the Lord wants to alter it. Laws are written when one responds to the voice. Every realm of fellowship in the spirit has a call – from the New Birth to everlasting life.
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called…” (Jude 1:1). This call is an eternal call. To every realm in the spirit, there is a call and the essence of the message is to bring Their voice. Our response to Their voice results in us being written. One cannot be prayed into the season of the Father. As one gives himself to the building of Christ within, a time comes when he is called into the realm of the Father.
“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (Matt. 16:23). In the realm of the Father, ministry is a thing of man. God had to spend years raising Jesus till the point where He had nothing of man in Himself (John 14:30). As a result of this raising, He was able to resist all the temptations of Satan.