Gods Infallible Guidance System
"The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him" (Zec. 12:1).
This verse is a mini picture of creation and Gods intent for creation. He stretches forth the heavens, He lays the foundation of the earth, and then He forms the spirit in man. God is Spirit and He formed spirit in man. One of the most important revelations you will ever receive is that you are spirit. In the very depths of your being, far past your intellect and your natural mind and your will, far in the very deepest recesses of your consciousness, perhaps hidden and covered over by the Adamic life, is the spirit of the living God. The burden of the word of the Lord is to unveil and to reveal Christ to the world. The burden of the word of the Lord is to unveil your eyes, that you might know that you, in bodily form, are a manifestation of Christ in the flesh. What a treasure you find within yourself when you discover your infallible guidance system. God today is revealing how we as His heritage can find fullness in Him and be His manifestation on the earth.
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert" (Is. 35:5-6).
Today the eyes of the blind are being opened. We are beginning to see that we are more than just flesh and blood, we are more than a natural carnal being. We are beginning to see that our true makeup is spirit. For years we could only see the natural person that we seemingly were. We have learned by experience that our human nature could never manifest the loveliness of God. Once we see that we are spiritual beings and our substance is spirit, we then become conscious that we have the same life and nature as our Father, who is spirit. To understand that our true identity is spirit, and not carnal, enables us to look away from our carnal nature and focus on our true nature. "He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit" (1 Cor. 6:17). When we look away from the natural carnal life and look to the Spirit of God within us, we find that we are being transformed day by day. "But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; but whenever a man turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit" (2 Cor. 3:15-18, NAS).
The veil is our flesh. Whenever we focus on the natural life, trying to make it godly, we are veiled to our true identity. However, when we turn to the Lord within, the veil is removed and we see ourselves as sons of God (spirit) not sons of Adam (flesh).
The ears of the deaf are being unstopped. We are beginning to hear God for ourselves in this glorious day that is dawning. We have listened to many voices in the past, but now our ears are tuned to hear the voice of our beloved. Any voice that does not line up with our Fathers character we shall no longer hear. We listened to men for years who told us God was vindictive and would throw most of His creation into a fiery unending torment, without any hope of escape. We are now hearing the truth about Gods judgment and correction. He loves us enough to go to any measure to cause us to realize our need of Him. He is relentless in His judgments, not for condemnation, but for transformation.
The lame are beginning to walk. When our eyes are opened to see the reality of our true identity and our ears are opened to hear the voice of God, we then begin to walk as sons of God on the earth. Some of us heard the gospel for many years and we were lame in our ability to walk in the spirit, but today the lame are beginning to walk in the reality of the Kingdom. Today we are beginning to walk and leap and shout and delight in the spirit of the living God. Now, we know that only the life of God can live as God lives on the earth. We have within us the uncreated, indestructible life of God himself. There is a people on the earth today who are walking in the divine life. The more we turn to the Lord, the more the veil will be taken away. We are being transformed day by day into what He is.
Never fail to remember that God formed the spirit in man and God is Spirit. If this gets into you, you will reveal Christ wherever you go. Its the burden of the word of the Lord that you would go forth and reveal and unveil Christ to all of humanity. Jesus said, "God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).
Id like to share with you about your infallible guidance system. You know, this is a computer age with computer terminology, and so I thought that "guidance system" is a pretty good term to use for the Holy Ghost. This is a message that Jesus delivered to His disciples and they took it to the world, and its the message that turned the then known world upside down and set it ablaze for a short time in the reality of the Kingdom of God. But the message has been lost, and just as Adam and Eve fell in the Garden, so has the New Testament church of God been deceived by the serpent and has been feeding upon the knowledge of good and evil rather than learning to live by Gods living guidance system.
For 2,000 years, the system of Christianity has taught us to live by a knowledge of good and evil instead of hearing God for ourselves. Very few have known about it, because living by the inner guidance system was lost 2,000 years ago. Not to everyone, but to the masses of Gods people. Most of us dont know too much about church history, but even before the passing of all the original apostles, this subtlety began to creep into the church. This philosophy crept in, teaching people not to follow the inward sense of the spirit, but to follow the outward code of a written law. Trying to decide what is good and what is evil, and trying to take the carnal human life and make it good and make it godly, it totally missed the kernel of the gospel.
His Going Is His Coming
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:1-3).
In the gospel of John, chapter 14, Jesus began to tell his disciples that He was going to leave them. Just imagine what it would be like to have lived with a man for three and a half years who was literally God on the earth! You had seen every need met. You had been with a man who had walked on the water and stilled the winds of adversity. You had walked with a man who had physically opened the eyes of the blind, and caused the physically lame to leap. You had lived with a man for three and a half years and heard nothing pour out of him but the wisdom and the council and the loveliness of God. Then one day that man begins to tell you that he must go away. Can you imagine the grief? Can you imagine the hopes that they may have had while being with him? For generations our people have waited for the Messiah, and now here he is. Not too many recognized him, but his disciples, his followers, knew who he was. And cant you imagine that their hopes had built up to such an extent that Im sure they thought that this man was the one who was going to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth. What a disappointment it must have been when he began to share with them that he must go away. In fact, he said to them, "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you" (John 16:7).
How could they understand that? A man who could control everything in the universe, a man who didnt need a thing. Anything that he possibly desired, he could speak into being. He could feed five thousand people with just a couple of pieces of fish and some bread. How could it possibly be gain for a man like that to go away? What could the world gain by losing such a one who literally was God on the earth, living in a body? How could that be possible, that it would be more beneficial for him to leave than to stay?
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you" (John 14:16-17).
He then began to share with them. He said, "He that has been dwelling with you shall be in you. You see, if I dont go away, the Comforter will not come to you." There is something that we have missed in the reality of Jesus going through death and resurrection. He said, "I must go away so that the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, can come." The reason that must be is that when he went through death and came out in resurrection, then according to 1 Corinthians 15:45, "The last Adam (Christ) was made a life-giving spirit." Or, it could be said that He became a spirit who could give life. Not a man coming out of death and resurrection to set down a new standard of living or a higher set of values, but a spirit who could give life. He told them, "The Comforter has been with you, but I must go away so that He that has been among you can be in you." Now most of us know this, at least intellectually, but most of us dont know this as a reality. However, you are going to know this, not just mentally, but you are going to hear the Lord Himself speak to you. "I will pray to the Father and He will give you another comforter, that He may abide with you forever."
The whole Christian world is waiting for the second coming of Jesus. Is that not true? I want to tell you something, He was only gone just a few days. He who was among them on the day of resurrection came into them on the day of resurrection. He said, "I am among you, but shall be in you. Im here now and I can meet all of your needs. I can supply what the world needs, in an outward sense, but what you really need is to realize that you are not a mere human being with a carnal mentality and a carnal lifestyle. You are not Adam (the Adamic life), but you are a manifestation of God in the flesh, and you do not realize that yet, because your spirit at this time needs to be regenerated."
Why is the word "regenerated" used? According to our natural concept, the proper terminology would be that your spirit needs to be generated. That is because most of us do not know our true nature. You have never understood that the burden of the word of the Lord is that He formed you a spirit, so that He that is among you now can be in you. So what did Jesus do? The very first day of resurrection, He appeared in the midst of His disciples and he breathed on them and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost." At that very instant, He who had been among them quickened them (made them alive) and came into them. Jesus suffered the pangs of death so that He could become a life-giving spirit to give to you everything that He is by the breath of His mouth.
The first Adam was created by the breath of God, and on the day of resurrection, Jesus came to His disciples and breathed upon them and said, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit." At that moment the new creation man came into being. We are a new creation, not an old one made over. He breathed His life into our spirit, not into our carnal Adamic nature.
In the breath of life that Jesus breathed into His disciples was contained everything that He is. Everywhere enveloping you is the Spirit, the breath of God. Every day we can breathe the heavenly air of His Spirit and be enlivened by Him to live the divine life on the earth. Jesus said, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit," and what He breathed out of Him and into them was His divine essence. That breath contained everything that He is. Everything that we need is in the breath of God. Just to breathe His name, "O Jesus," is to breathe in all that He is.
When Jesus breathed into them, His breath contained many elements. I will just briefly comment on them here and the Lord can impart much truth to you Himself.
1. The divine life. Peter tells us that "His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue" (2 Pet. 1:3). As Jesus breathed upon them, their spirit was quickened and divine life began to flow within them. He who had been among them at that time came into them. No longer was it a matter of rules and regulations, because His life would regulate them from within. The outward law of letters became a law of life written upon their hearts. The law of life is His nature regulating you as your life. What we received when we were born again was the life and nature of God.
2. The divine nature. Godliness is the expression of His character. When He breathed on them, they were infused with the character of God. In the flowing of His divine life is the forming within us of His character. When God breathes on you, His life begins to flow in you. This happens regardless of your condition. Peter denied the Lord before the crucifixion, but he still received the breath of God and became a bold teacher of the Word. On the day of Pentecost, Peter boldly proclaimed the gospel, and three thousand were saved. You can breathe in God every day and in that breath is the power to change you into what He is.
3. Death to self. In the breath of Jesus is His death. The experience of that death is in the life-giving spirit that He breathes into you. You will never die to your flesh and come out of your carnal nature through exercising your natural man. You will never be holy in His life and character until His life begins to well up within you. To come out of your carnality you must begin to touch and experience His life that abides within you. When His life begins to flow in you, you no longer have to try with your carnal nature to be holy. You no longer have to worry about the hang-ups in your life. Every time you get into the presence of God and realize His spirit is within you, something of His divine essence is transmitted into you, and in His presence is the killing aspect to your flesh. Death to self comes through His life rising in you, not through you trying to kill the flesh yourself. This is much simpler than we realize. We just learn to turn to His Spirit within us, and as we do that our flesh is put down.
4. His human living. In the life-giving Spirit is His human living. His humanity was the finest example we have of someone who was one with God. His nature was one that only did what His Father told Him to do. His divine, exalted, uplifted humanity is in your spirit. Whenever you turn to His Spirit within, you can live by His humanity. "He that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit."
5. His Resurrection life. In the breath of God is the resurrection life. The apostle Paul prayed that the eyes of our understanding would be opened, that we might know that the same power that raised Christ from the dead now dwells within us (Eph. 1:19). Paul also said, "If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you" (Rom. 8:11).
6. His ascension. The breath that Jesus breathed also contained his ascension. In the Spirit, you can rise above sin and death. Paul says in Romans 8 that to set the mind on the flesh is death but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Whenever you set your mind on the Spirit within, you rise above the law of sin and death. This experience is progressive. The more we turn to the Spirit within, the more we rise above sin and death.
7. His enthronement. Enthronement speaks of His authority. He is the supreme head of the universe and we are seated with Him in heavenly places. Paul says in Ephesians 1:21-22, speaking of Jesus, "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all." As we learn to turn to and live in our spirit, His authority grows within us. We soon learn to take authority over our Adamic nature and live in His abundant life.
This is why the first apostles turned the world upside down, and this is why we are going to do it again. He says here, "Im going away, but Im not going to leave you comfortless, I will come to you. It will only be a short while and you will not see me, but I will come to you." Christians have been waiting for 2,000 years for the man Jesus to come and set up His Kingdom. It will never happen that way. Please dont misunderstand me. Im not saying that Jesus will never come back to earth. Im saying His Kingdom will not be established by Him coming and forcing His rule upon humanity. He is God, and He does not act that way. He conquers His enemies from within. He who has been among you shall be in you. That is what you experienced when you were born again, or regenerated, or saved, or whatever terminology you use. When you had that experience, what happened to you at that very moment is that He whom you had heard about, He whom you had read about and who went to the Cross, came into you at that instant. And because youve never been taught about your infallible guidance system, youve gone to an outward form of religion. Youve gone to the pastors, youve gone to the priests, youve set up a pope, and you get all of your direction, all of your material, and everything else, from the outward realm of humanity and religion, because you have not known that everything you need is now on the inside of you.
He who is among you shall be in you. Second coming? It happened on the day of resurrection. But you see, the carnal human nature never changes. Jesus was rejected the first time because He came in a package that they didnt recognize. We tend to look at the package, and because He didnt do what they thought prophecy said He should do, that is to restore the Kingdom, and because He came breaking their Old Testament law, and He came saying things like, "It is written in your Scriptures, but I say to you, listen to me. This is what My Father is like. I know what your law says, I know what your scriptures say, they say an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but I say to you love your enemies and do good to those who despitefully use you." And then for two thousand years weve been taught that God does the exact opposite to His enemies. That if you wont submit, there will come a day in His anger and in His wrath and in His vengeance that Hell pour out horrible tortures and abominations upon you and send you to an eternal, agonizing, endless hell. You see, I know what your scriptures say. I know what youve been taught as a Christian, but I say unto you that God will not leave anyone in an endless, agonizing torment, but from the inside, from the very depths of your being He will arise and deliver you.
"If you find yourself in the throes of hell, behold I am there. And I am there, not to condemn you, but to restore you." This is the kind of message that Jesus brought to the religious people of His day and they put Him on the Cross. The Lord sent His finest example into His vineyard, thinking that His servants would appreciate His finest being, but wicked and slothful men took the most beautiful man in the universe and nailed Him to a cross. Do you think they wont do it again today? Do you dare to stand up before the religious people of today and say, "I have come that you might have life"? They will do exactly the same thing to you that they did to Jesus. What, you, a man, make yourself as God?
Your True Being Is Spirit
The burden of the word of the Lord to His people is that they might understand that their being is spirit, and that will break all of the human bondage. All of the human beliefs and limitations shall begin to crumble when you understand that He whom you thought was outside of you is within you. You see, Gary Sigler in his humanity is so limited in his ability. Gary in his humanity was one of the most horrible examples of what a Christian should be, 15 years ago. But today, I live, yet not I, but its Christ. And unless I had somehow come into an understanding of that, I would still be that human creature that was alienated and separated in my mind from a God who lives within my being. Oh, the Apostle Paul said, "That I might know Him and the power of His resurrection" (Phil. 3:10). He prayed, "Oh Father, that the eyes of their understanding would be enlightened, that they might know the hope of their calling, and that they might know that that same life that raised Jesus from the dead now dwells within their very own being" (Eph. 1:18-20).
If you are in sin and bondage, if you have habits that you cant overcome, go to God for an unveiling. These are the days when He is unveiling Christ once again. Behold the messenger of the covenant shall surely come to His temple, which temple you are. Its almost unbelievable when you begin to walk in the reality of the Kingdom to realize that you could have sat in church and read the Bible for years, listened to hundreds of messages, and yet have never understood that He, the Spirit of truth, is within you. Many still think that they are going to have to die to experience heaven, when all the time, Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21).
The ministry that God has given me is to restore the hearts of his children back to Him their Father. We have been given such a poor concept of our Fathers ability to work in our lives. All that we have been told is that we are not worthy. In our religious mentality we feel so unworthy. How could I enter the presence of God the way that I am? Yet Hebrews 10 tells us that by the suffering of Jesus, He has once and forever sanctified you, and that He has taken away the sin, your sin, your every act of disobedience, every habit in your life, the consequences of your actions in His sight. You will never be tossed into an endless torment for your actions. You dont have to be ashamed to walk boldly into His presence with your habits and your hang-ups and your drug addictions and your prostitution. Im telling you that the veil of the temple has been rent, and as it says in Hebrews 10:16-19, "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus."
Come boldly into His presence and watch your life change. If you can believe that God loves you enough to receive you every day just as you are, you can come into His presence and your life will begin to change. Electricity is a good typology to use for God. If you take a cover off of a light socket and you grab hold of a bare wire, that electricity has no concept of your good or evil. It doesnt matter how good you are or how bad you are, that electricity will infiltrate and permeate every area of your body. If you understand the price of Calvary and if you understand the heart of your Father, you can take your prostitution and you can enter into the presence of God, and Im telling you that as you enter into His presence, there is something of His divine essence that is transfused into you that will bring you transformation. I know how this sounds to the religious mind, but I am telling you the truth, as God is on the throne, that if you stop your prostitution, that is good, but that is not the goal of God. His goal is to absolutely infiltrate, saturate, and permeate every area of your thought and being. He wants to saturate and permeate every cell and every atom in your body. If you could have just a little bit of understanding and just a little bit of faith, you would know that nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate you from the love of a father towards his child. When you enter into His presence, every day you will be transfused with divine electricity.
The Spirit Will Guide You Into All Truth
John 16:13 says, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."
The reason each and every one of you today has not been ushered into and understands the whole truth of the gospel is that you have always been taught to listen to another voice which tells you that you must submit yourself to a pastor or priest or to an apostle or prophet. The priesthood of Aaron ended at the Cross. You no longer need a man such as Aaron or a pastor to go into the presence of God for you. You no longer need a high priest to enter for you into the presence of God to plead to God on your behalf.
Today the priesthood has been changed into the Melchisedec order. What does that mean? It simply means that God Himself comes to you bringing to you the bread of His word and the wine of His enjoyment. When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth. You see, you are hearing truth from me, but God will also speak within you. Dont try to figure this out according to the knowledge of right and wrong. God, is what this man saying right? God, is what this man is saying wrong? You go to God for the infusion of His spirit within you. When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, that shall He speak. He will show you things to come. Do you really realize that the Spirit within you will show you things to come? You no longer need anyone to tell you what to do.
Most of Gods people are still under the old order of the law and the prophets. So many are always trying to get a word from a prophet. Almost everywhere I go, people say they cant hear God and cannot understand when they are told that they can hear God. Stop listening to outward voices. Stop running to the pastor, stop running to the prophet to get a word, and understand that He, the Spirit of Truth, is in you, and He shall reveal to you all truth. Folks, this is Bible. When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth. Im obviously not against teachers, because I am a teacher, but I am going to share with you what the scripture says.
1 John 2:27 says, "But the anointing . . ." The anointing is the moving and quickening of the spirit of God within you. "The anointing which you have received of Him abides in you and you do not need that any man teach you." The pastors and the leaders absolutely gnash their teeth when they hear this word. The only thing that a teacher is here to do is to teach you that you do not need to rely on the teacher. The teachers need to teach you how to hear God and then you wont need the teachers. The men who are sharing the word today are not so much teachers as they are confirmers of the word. What they share with you, you may not have heard before, but something within you will bear witness to the truth. Most of the time, it will be a confirming word that the Lord has already been speaking to you.
"The anointing which you have received of Him abides in you and you do not need that any man teach you, but that same anointing teaches you all things, and it is truth, it is not a lie. Even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him." You have not been taught that you dont need anyone but God. In fact, there is no person who can help you but God, no one understands you but God. Other people can look at you and say, "Look at you, you have been a Christian for years, and look at the condition you are in. Look at the habits that you still display. Look at the carnal nature that you still exhibit." Nobody but God understands you in reality. He knows exactly why you are doing what you are doing. He knows the conditions and environment in which you were raised. He knows the way in which you were taught and brought up. He knows every facet of your being, but most of all, He knows that whatever you are in the natural, you have inherited from Adam, and just as deadly as cancer is to humanity, so sin is that deadly. Just as you cannot help a cancer growing on your body or in your body, no more can you help the disease of sin which you have been born into. It is an incurable disease that has passed to every human who has ever drawn his first breath. Not all of you will experience the disease of cancer, but all of you have experienced the disease of your father Adam. "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (1 Cor. 15:22). "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Rom 5:12).
No one understands you like God, and that is why His heart is to get you to turn to him, because he understands that you have been born with this horrible disease called sin, that in some people is much more evident than in others, but in everyone, the root is the same. He came not to recreate Adam, not to make your natural life better, but He came to replace that old Adamic nature. When you begin to understand your inner guidance system, you then begin to enter into the presence of the Lord, and as you seek Him, you will then enter into reality the realm of Pentecost. The realm of Pentecost is not just a matter of speaking in tongues, but it is the experience of beginning to hear the voice of God.
I know many people who speak in tongues who absolutely do not understand when I speak to them about hearing God. I am not downplaying the importance of tongues, I am simply saying that the most important thing you will ever experience in your life is He who you thought was without you is within you to become your inner guidance. You keep praying to a God in the heavens like He is some kind of a Santa Claus, and in your mentality you think that if I fast enough, if I pray enough, if I read my Bible enough, if I dont sin too much, then when I pray, Santa Claus will answer me. But you better watch out, because if you are not living right, if you are not doing right, Santa Claus will not answer your prayers. I know that is offensive to the religious mind, but that is the image of God that we have been given. He is no more than a giant Santa Claus in the sky, and if we do right, He will bless us, and if we do wrong, He will curse us. But He says, "Behold I make my rain, (representing the Spirit of God) to fall on the just and the unjust." He is not a Santa Claus.
The only prayer God will ever answer for you is the prayer and the intercession that He has birthed within your spirit. I sometimes cry and weep in agonizing prayer for Gods people, but I could never work up some kind of a religious feeling that I need to pray for people because they are lost. However, when He rises up within you to speak His word or to intercede, you can be assured His Will will be accomplished. Do you think that today He is not weeping over the condition of His people? He weeps within His temple. He lays between the porch and the altar, and He intercedes in humanity. Thats how God operates. He doesnt operate from some far away planet somewhere, He operates from within His holy temple, which temple you are.
You must begin in very simple ways to seek God to introduce you to your inner guidance system. Just speak to Him, "God, I dont know how to hear you. God, this sounds wonderful, because if what this man is saying is true, I have One inside of me who will lead me into all truth." Isnt that what you are seeking? Isnt that what the masses of humanity are running into churches for? They are hungry for truth. Yet that which they are seeking from their pastor, that which they are seeking from their churches, can be found within their very own being.
When you begin to hear God for yourself, you will run to your assemblies and you will speak to one another in songs, in hymns, and in spiritual songs. You wont have to ask if anyone has a testimony. There was a time when I went to church, that if the pastor would ask if anyone had a testimony, I would quiver and shake in fear that he would call on me. Now I can boldly stand before thousands of people and proclaim the gospel without any sense of inferiority or fear or inability to do that which He has called me to do. Gary did not learn that by being a good boy. He learned that through his inner guidance system.
Living Law of Letters, or Law of Life
Most of us have lived our Christian lives according to the principle of right and wrong, good or evil, which is based on an outward code of conduct. When we go to do something, we must stop acting according to right and wrong and look to the anointing within. Our dear friends Bill & Elaine Cook say, "When you go to do something, you wait for the rising or falling of life within you." If there is a positive response within you, the inner life and anointing is saying OK. However, if you sense a decrease of the anointing, if you have an unrest in your spirit, then you stop, even if what you are about to do seems right. Also, if it seems a wrong thing to do and the anointing rises within you to do it, then by all means do it. As an example, when someone on the street asks me for money, I never try to figure out if I should or shouldnt give it to them. I dont think about what the person may do with the money, I go by the inner anointing. If I feel a rise of the spirit, I give the money, if I feel a falling of the anointing, I dont. It is that simple. We must all learn to trust our inner guidance system. We do most things according to the knowledge of right and wrong because we do not check within for the anointing.
There are times when I will go to do something, or I will want something really badly, and I will set my will in motion to go do that very thing, and as I go to do it, I might have just a small sense that maybe I shouldnt do it. That is the voice of your inner guidance system. It is not necessarily God speaking to you in an audible voice, or even in plain English, but your guidance system is just that. It is absolutely infallible. There is no man who is infallible. Only God is infallible. The Bible in its present form is not infallible, God is infallible.
Here is a quote by Watchman Nee from "Sermons That Never Die", by George Hawtin. Watchman Nee wrote,
God has led me in many areas since I learned to listen to my inner guidance. In 1986, my wife and I both had very good jobs. I was doing NASAs receiving inspection for the space shuttle. My wife had been at Pacific Telephone Company for 16 years, very close to a 20 year retirement, and God spoke to me and said, "Leave your job and go help a pastor who is starting a work for me." Carol and I had already discussed this, and I had told her what I felt the Lord was saying. She was scared, I also was a little bit nervous, but she said, "I know you hear God. You do what He says." This pastor had often said how wonderful it would be to have me along his side, to be able to minister to the needs of the people, and so I walked into his office one day and said, "Brother, I have good news for you. The Lord told me to leave my job and come help you." He said, "No, brother, you cant do that. Gary, there is no way that I can afford another salary." I said, "I didnt say a thing about salary, I said God spoke to me and told me that you need help. He doesnt want me to come here and take from you." I said, "You have known me for several months now. Do you think that God would tell me to do something and then leave me in any kind of lack or hurt when I obey Him?" He said, "No." I told him that if he was not in agreement that I would not do it, but "I am telling you what God told me." He said, "Gary, dont misunderstand me, I would love to have you with me." I said, "Then dont worry about the salary." He said, "Alright, well pray and agree." I left my job and went to work in that ministry, and as God is my witness, money started coming to me. The income of the ministry increased so that the salary that I left at NASA was given to me by the ministry.
Then the Lord spoke to my wife, and she joined me full time in that ministry. We both left excellent jobs because we learned how to hear the voice of Gods anointing. Then there was a time when I had to resign that ministry. I had a salary that a lot of people would give anything to have. I had to walk away from it because the ministry had left the anointing of the inner guidance, and so God said that I must walk away from it. Once again, my wife and I fellowshipped together. She was in full agreement, and we left that ministry, not knowing where our next months rent was coming from. However, we never missed a months payment on our rent.
We all have this inner guidance system. We have just not been taught to practice it. Every one has times when you go to do something and you have just a small sense not to do it. You should follow that sense. Many times, you may be unwilling to do something, but you just have the sense you should do it. That is your infallible guidance system.
That is why the greatest man that ever lived went away, so that He could become a life-giving spirit to guide you from within, and become your living guidance system. Learning to follow your inner guidance system is a simple way for you begin to walk in the reality of the Kingdom. You open yourself to God every day and become sensitive to what He is saying to you.
If you will seek the Kingdom of God first, then all things shall be added unto you. So many people put their focus and their attention on seeking after things, even the things of God. There are multitudes of people today who set their attention, focus and desires on the gifts of the Spirit. Having the gifts operate through you is wonderful. However, many hunger and thirst and pray and desire to have the gifts above everything else. Some of them then begin to perform mighty works, and people begin to be healed. They walk in the gifts of knowledge and wisdom, giving people words everywhere they go. There may come a day when they stand before the Judge of the Universe and say, "But Lord, we cast out demons in your name. God, we healed the sick and we raised the dead in your name." They may hear Him say, "I never knew you. Yes, you sought after something of me, and your intent was to have something of Me, but you did not take the time to have Me infiltrate your being. You were like the foolish virgins who arose and said that there was not enough oil in their lamps. So I have to say to you that although you have raised the dead and healed the sick in my name, now you must go and pay the price to have the Spirit of the Living God infiltrate and transform your being." It is so very important to remember that one who operates in spiritual gifts is not necessarily a spiritual person. Some of the most spiritually gifted people are the most carnal.
Everything that you could possibly desire is within you. This is why the shell of your outer man (the Adamic nature) must be broken. All of your life, you may have been taught that you must make that thing better, and you have missed the fact that He who is within you is greater than he who is in the world. You may never stop your habits and your addictions in Adam. Some who have strong natural characters and wills may be able to do so, but others are hopeless to ever make Adam better. That is why you need the glorious gospel of God that will give you the power of God to break every chain and every fetter.
Years ago, I used to sit in the assembly of the righteous, singing "Jesus breaks every fetter", with tears streaming down my face, thinking, "Oh God, I wish that this was so." I didnt know about my inner guidance system. All I knew was that I was wrong and that I was very bad. I loved God, but the law of sin and death was stronger than my desire for God, so I was a hopeless human being, like many are today. If you never get hold of the reality of He who is within you, you will die trying to become a good Christian, not understanding that you are trying to become something that you already are, not in Adam, but in Christ.
When I began to follow my inner guidance system, the voice of my spirit, one of the things that God taught me was to never go by any kind of an outward law, whether its the law of the Bible or the law of the Ten Commandments. He said those are but shadows and types of the reality, because today He is writing His law in our hearts. So today, when people ask me whether or not they should tithe, or do any number of other things, I tell them that the only responsibility they have is to go into their closet and seek God and then do what He says. You cannot lose if you begin to hear the voice of your inner guidance.
The reason that it is so hard for you to follow your inner guidance is that you have never been taught that you can trust what you hear. In fact, youll be taught just the opposite. If you take my message to a pastor in town and tell him that this man told me that I can hear God and just do whatever He says, the first thing he will begin to do is to caution you. He would probably be very well-meaning, but he would want you to take everything you heard and run it by him so he could discern for you whether or not you are hearing God. The moment you do that, you are violating the very words that Jesus told you. "When He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth."
The anointing that abides in you will teach you all things, and it is the truth. It wont lie to you, but what happens is that when you begin to hear it, it is so foreign to everything that is inbred into your consciousness concerning God and religion, that when your guidance system begins to talk to you, if you have the typical religious mindset, you will rebuke the devil. Ive done it myself. One of the first things you will learn when God begins to speak to you and you begin to understand your inner guidance, is that youll shut out the other voices. Now, that doesnt mean that you wont listen to someone if they have something to share with you. However, you must not let others control you. God will guide you, and you do not need another to take His place in your direction. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow." The reason most of you have been listening to the voice of the stranger all of your lives is that you dont know Gods voice. The voice of the stranger sounds like Gods voice. There isnt a pastor that I know that is intentionally leading his people astray. He just does not understand.
You will pay a very dear price for walking in the Kingdom of God. When you begin to follow your guidance system, many Christians will think you are being led astray. God will lead you out of all religions and religious practices and teach you how to follow Him. The first thing God does is stir your heart up. He has given you a pure heart. He has taken out the stony heart and has given you a heart of flesh, and you have a heart for God, so you want to please Him. You have many desires for God. But not every one of those desires and ideas come from God. You will learn to discern by His leading within you. Your pastor does not know in intricate detail Gods will for your life. Gods leaders have no jurisdiction and no control over your life. A leader is simply there to guide you, not control you. Please understand this. The moment a pastor, or a leader, or a shepherd, or an elder begins to control you in an outward way, and begins to tell you what to do, run from that man. He should only confirm to you what your inner guidance is trying to tell you. This does not mean that I never give anyone advice, but my place as a minister of the gospel is to help you to the best of my ability. So, if I see you walking into a ditch, I may caution you, but I will not tell you that you cant do that, and if you continue walking and fall into the ditch, I will be the first one there to help you up and brush you off and encourage you to keep walking. Today, if most pastors tell you something and you dont do what they say, they label you a rebellious person.
The Kingdom of God comes from within the very depths of your being, not from an outward rule. Its an absolute joke that people are being taught that when Jesus comes, they will rule and reign with Him for a thousand years. What do you think you are going to do? Do you think you are going to legislate morality? Do you think you are going to pass laws to make this a righteous nation? Do you think that Jesus is going to come back and force His rule upon humanity and make them bow the knee? If so, you dont know your Maker. He is going to come and rule and reign within a people, yet those people will not rule and reign over anything in an outward way. To walk in the Kingdom of God means that the King and Master of the Universe is ruling and reigning within my being. For me to take that and try to force it on you is an abomination unto God. He destroys His enemies from the inside out. Carnally minded men today are once again trying to reestablish the New Testament Church, and I say, for what? It didnt make it the first time. Why do we want to go back and do it again? The Kingdom of Heaven is being established in the hearts of Gods people, and they will surely reign, but only over their own being. You will never rule and reign with Christ until He has full rule and reign in your life, and then you would never rule and reign over another human being. You will simply minister life to them. You will lead them by example, not rule over them.
You see, when the fullness of His life comes forth in humanity, they will run to you. They will fall at your feet. Now Im not saying Im there in totality. Of course Im not. But even today, little children come to me with tears in their eyes saying how much they appreciate hearing the love of God. One little girl this year, 12 years old, after a message like this, came up to me with tears in her eyes and a dollar bill in her hand as an offering. And she said, "Everywhere I go, people have told me that Im a bad girl and that Jesus wont love me. Im so thankful that you have told me that God loves me." And I can guarantee you, that little girls life will change. I have teenagers call me on the telephone, just opening their hearts to me telling me about their drug addictions, telling me about their problems, because they know theres at least one man on the earth who has nothing but love and compassion and consideration for where they are.
The Gospel Is Good News for Everyone
When the brightness and the glory of Gods manifested presence in His people fills the earth, they will run to Zion in countless thousands. They will fall before the presence of God that you carry, and you will have nothing to minister to them but love and compassion and strength. You see, thats your God. Yet weve been taught to fear God in the wrong way, to fear His judgments. Christianity has this horrible teaching that there will come a day when God will hold His precious people up in the air, and then He will pour out His anger and His wrath and His horrible judgments full of tortures and boils and demons upon the whole earth to make them suffer for their sins. The people who teach this cannot possibly believe that Jesus in reality took away the sins of the world. Those who are teaching that are going to suffer more than the sinful masses of humanity when they stand before the judge of the universe and discover that they have misrepresented the love of God. They have perpetrated a wrong concept of God to the people. The people who have rejected God have only rejected the concept that Christianity has given to them. Do you think they would reject the God that I am presenting to you? There are some hardened, bitter people who would. But listen, you cant withstand this kind of love and knowledge and compassion forever, no matter how hard and bitter you are. As you understand that Gods judgments are for correction and purification, no matter how hard and bitter a criminal you are, eventually your heart is going to melt. And then you will understand the scripture that says, "As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive, and every man in his own order." The gospel is good news for everyone.
We all know what Jesus taught. He taught His followers how to live the God kind of life. If someone strikes you, if someone asks for your cloak, you give them everything. You return blessing for cursing. You say, thats impossible! Well it is, in Adam! But I could tell you many experiences Ive had of horrible rejection from the Christian population. I could tell you horror stories of what people have done to me. And I can also stand here and tell you very clearly and very definitely that I have laid on my face weeping for those very people who have tried to do me the most harm, because the King lives in me. I dont just have the compassion of God anymore. I have become the compassion of God. I dont seek after His gifts anymore. I have Him! If He ever says to me, "Go pull Jason out of his wheelchair," I can guarantee that he will come out, and youll see that day happen. But God today is pulling the plug on everything, in order to get His people centered on Him. Youre not seeing a whole lot of gifts today. In Pentecost you have the gifts. But in Tabernacles, in the Most Holy Place, you have God Himself. In Pentecost we began to hear the voice of God. But in Tabernacles we become the voice of God. And again, the self-righteous Pharisees will say, "Who does this man think he is?" They can prove to you that Ive never been to a Bible school. They can prove to you that I know nothing about homiletics and hermeneutics. Who does this man think he is, walking among us, declaring that He is the voice of God? Well, judge for yourself if what I say to you is truth or error. You can do that, and you have the liberty to do that. But the moment you begin to throw stones, it is very dangerous, not for me, but for you. There will come a day when every one of you will stand up in the conviction and the boldness to be able to say, "I have become the voice of my Master on the earth."
We are learning how to operate in the Kingdom. We see miracles happen every day in our publishing. We are sending thousands of books and tapes all over the world. There is no way that we could distribute thousands of books and tapes and go where we go and do what we do without God supplying our need. We never take an offering in our meetings. And if we go somewhere and we walk out without anyone giving us a dollar, God will supply our need. And thats not letting you off the hook, because you are under obligation and responsibility to do what God tells you to do. If He speaks to you to do something for someone and you dont do it, youre missing your guidance system. We dont give people the idea that they cant give to us, but we want them to understand the principle of the Kingdom is in giving and receiving. God said to me many years ago, "When you go somewhere, you give, give as much as you possibly can. My people need to see how I give, not how I take."
This is such a new concept to most of Gods people that we almost have to beg people to take what we give them. They feel bad walking out with a bag of books and tapes that they dont have money to pay for. Get over it! You dont have to feel bad. When God wants to give you something, just appreciate it. And who knows, maybe next year you might come into a million dollars and youll remember a man who blessed you so tremendously that youll want to bless his ministry so he can continue to bless others. You see, were not concerned about what you can do or cant do anyway. Were concerned that you hear the message that God is in the business of saving you, not from hell, but from Adam, your carnal nature. And He can only do that as you go before Him and have Him teach you how to follow His anointing that is within you.
If youre in the typical Christian circles, youll hear many messengers that will be absolutely diametrically opposed to what Im teaching you today. But, you see, youve heard the truth, and youll recognize the voice of the stranger. Listen! Not just to what Im saying, but learn to sit and listen to what God says. And if you feel God wants you to do something and youre not sure if its God, search out your heart, be honest with yourself whether this is a selfish ambition or whether you honestly feel this is a desire that may be of God. If you feel it is of God, then go do it, regardless of what anyone says. If its wrong, you will learn by your mistakes as well as your successes how to follow your inner guidance system. Youll learn that sometimes youre absolutely convinced that this is God and youll do it and it wont be, but it will make you very clear that you cant just follow your natural understanding. You will learn to be so sensitive to that still, small voice of your spirit. Its like a womans intuition. Thats the voice of your spirit. And most of us have never been taught or know how to follow our own spirit.
So you have an infallible guidance system. And that guidance system will lead you into every truth that has ever been known of God. Carnal religious men dont know that truth. There isnt a pastor on the face of the earth that could lead you into all truth. But Jesus said that your inner guidance system will. He said, "He will guide you into all truth." Its the only place you will ever find it. You have to quit looking for God out in the universe somewhere. Where is He? Is He up on another planet somewhere? God is everywhere, but you must discover that His infallible guidance system is within you.
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