CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH

Part 108

The Valiant Ones Who Will Do Great Exploits!

By Ralph W. Knowles

October 2017

''And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]'' Dan 11:32. Amplified.

''And the transgressors shall bring about a covenant by deceitful ways: but a people knowing their God shall prevail, and do valiantly.'' Dan 11:32. Brenton.

''Through flattery he'll corrupt those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but people who know their God will be strong and take action''. Dan11:32. ISV.

The Collins Australian Dictionary would tell us that the word EXPLOIT is an ''Act of brilliance, daring or bold deed''.

In the following we are citing from the biography of John G Lake who has a very interesting insight as to the scientific workings of the Spirit of our wonderful Divinity.

Quote: ''Atonement through the grace of God is scientific in its application. Jesus used many methods of healing the sick. All were scientific. Science is the discovery of how God does things. Jesus laid His hands upon the sick in obedience to the law of contact and transmission. Contact of His hands with the sick one permitted the Spirit of God in Him to flow into the sick person. The sick woman who touched His clothes found that the Spirit emanated from His person. She touched the ''hem of His garment'' Mt 9:20, and the Spirit flashed into her. She was made whole. This is a scientific process. Paul knowing this law, laid his hands upon handkerchiefs and aprons.......materialists have said that this was superstition. It is entirely scientific.

The Spirit of God emanating from Paul transformed the handkerchiefs into ''storage batteries'' of Holy Spirit power. When they were laid upon the sick they surcharged the body, and healing was the result. (Read Acts 19:12.)

This demonstrates, firstly: The Spirit of God is a tangible substance, a heavenly materiality. Secondly: It is capable of being stored in the substance of cloth as demonstrated in the garments of Jesus or the handkerchiefs of Paul. Thirdly: It will transmit power from the handkerchiefs to the sick person. Fourthly: Its action in the sick man was so powerful, the disease departed... Fifthly: Both the sick and insane were delivered and healed by this method. Men received Jesus Christ into their hearts as one receives a lover. It is an affectionate relationship. Men obey Him because they have received Him affectionately. He has become their soul lover. His love and power in them redeems them from the sin and sickness, and eventually, we are promised in His Word, He will redeem us from death also.'' End quote.

We are quoting from a man who was still in the Pentecostal scene but as with some of our wonderful forerunners they at times had glimpses into the future ''salvation to be revealed or unveiled at the latter time'' 1Peter 1:5b. John. G. Lake was one of these mighty forerunners along with many others, Bill Britton included.

''Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection APART FROM US [before we could join them]. Hebrews 11:40. Amplified.

''Do you see what this means--all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running--and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed--that exhilarating finish in and with God--he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.'' Heb 12:1-2. MSG. Read Heb11:35-40.


Without Love We Are As Sounding Brass!

''Though in declaring Christ to the Sinner,

I may all men surpass,

If love impassioned seal not the message,

I am naught but sounding brass.

Though I have wisdom lighting all mysteries,

Though I may all things know,

Though great my faith be, removing mountains,

Without love 'tis empty show.

Though I distribute all my possessions,

Though as a martyr die,

My sacrifices profit me nothing,

Unless love doth sanctify''.

Author unknown.


Oscar Wilde wrote ''Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead''.

An Apology!

I wish at this point to rectify a blatant error that I made on Page 7 in Part 106 regarding the event of the Azusa St Mission in the very early 1900s. The African American was William Seymour & not G.T, Haywood. These two events were in my mind similarly related because of a past occurrence a number of years ago. William Seymour did not leave the Azusa St Mission but went on overseeing it for a number of years in the meantime receiving the Holy Spirit baptism as per Acts 2:4.

This of course is not the present Most Holy Place message of the salvation to be revealed or ''unveiled'' at the end-time 1Pet1:5b. Regarding this wonderful message of Tabernacles which entails the Outer Court, representing our flesh, the Holy Place our soul, & The Most Holy Place which represents our inner self, before creation, our Job 38:7 identity. ''When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for Joy?'' Amp. This of course also represents our inner true identity even now in this day & Age. In this wonderful experience we find that the following words would apply most

fittingly.

In the dense forest of words I was lost,

In the LETTER of truth was tiredness and fear.

But in your Spirit is SHADE WATER and REST.


The Remnant!

Please notice that Gideon who was the most rejected of the majority, was at the right time placed ON TOP of all those in Israel. The exciting story of Gideon is almost without parallel when we consider his humble beginnings, His Creator was only bringing out of one of his humble ones the masterpiece that is in each & every one of us, for are we not each & every one of us ''fearfully and wonderfully made'' .

Why? For we are directly & precisely made in our Deity's wonderful IMAGE!

''For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life''. Eph 2:10. ISV.

If we keep in mind that when God chose the few from the mighty number that Gideon started with we come to realise just what is being referred to when the scripture mentions the remnant so very many times. If we turn to Judges Chap 7 in verse 3 we notice that when God was sorting out who He was going to use, notice clearly the original number was 32,000, then after a number of tests & sorting, the number was reduced drastically to 300 men which is approximately 0.01% of 32,000, both the KJV & the Amplified in verse 8 use the word retained which I see clearly as another way of indicating a remnant or that which is retained!

''And Isaiah calls out (solemnly cries aloud) over Israel: Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant (a small part of them) will be – Anothen, Gk, accepting or understanding ''our original birth at the very beginning'' - saved '' Rom 9:27. Amp.

''The and Jesus said to them: Indeed I say to you, that you the having followed me, in the new birth day when may sit the son of the man upon a throne of glory of him, shall sit also you upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of the Israel.'' Mat 19:28. Gk Diaglott N.T.

The true new birthday is to do with the full understanding of ''Anothen or again'' as found in Jn 3:3 which equates to the realisation within our being of who we really are, not according to time, but before time ever began!

''Now Isaiah is crying over Israel, If the number of the sons of Israel should be as the sand of the sea, the residue shall be - fully - saved,'' Rom 9:27. CLV. The word residue is used here by the Concordant instead of the word remnant.

"Isaiah maintained this same emphasis: If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered and the sum labeled "chosen of God," They'd be numbers still, not names; - full - salvation comes by personal selection.'' Rom 9:27. MSG. That is by the personal selection ''or remnant'' of our Great Divinity!

''So too at the present time there is a REMNANT (a small believing minority), selected (chosen) by grace (by God's unmerited favor and graciousness)''. Rom 11:5. Amplified.

''Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace''. Rom 11:5. ASV.

''Thus, then, in the present time also there has been a remnant according to election of grace''. Rom 11:5. Darby.

What are the scriptures referring to here? It is no doubt telling us that when those who fulfil Rev 12:5 it will in no way be everybody at the same time; Sure all will no doubt come in their due time ''But each in his own rank and turn'' 1Cor 15:23a Amp. This clearly indicates that not only is there a time for every man but also those that are chosen & fulfil the role of the corporate Man-child will be of the called out remnant. This word remnant in the Strong-s is from the following.

[Leimma lime'-mah From G3007; a remainder: - remnant]. From Strongs Concordance.

The Collins Dictionary would say. ''What is left over, a piece of cloth at the very end of the bolt''.

Having through the years changed our place of abode numerous times & for our livelihood had the privilege to have opened several Antique, Upholstery, French polishing furniture businesses we are well aware of what the remnant is referring to. Whenever we finished a special roll of material it was our practice with certain particular lots to set aside that which was at the end of the roll as a special sample, a remnant, or off-cut which was put in a place of special care that we might lay our hands on it at its right needful time, ''a time of reintroduction & restoration of the particular remnant!''

Below are two excerpts from the pen of George Hawtin that would enhance the truth of a remnant elect. This was written a number of years back & being one of our genuine forerunners I feel much of what he had to say is most informative, especially for ourselves at this present time!

Quote;- ''Elect according to the foreknowledge of God through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth, I urge this truth upon you. This kind of identity with Christ is the true path of son-ship''.

''These elect people are living by the same faith that flourished in the heart of Abel. They are walking with God as Enoch in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. They are becoming friends of God as Abraham. They, like David, are men and woman after Gods own heart, and because they are thus walking with God with such devotion, they, like Moses, are coming to know Him face to face''. Unquote.


In the same way, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. Rom 11:5.

''It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power'' Alan Cohen.

Today we along with many others are questioning many of the spiritual accepted interpretations of older accepted sixtyfold theories & for some it means the fear of leaving them as opposed to reaching out & looking for newer & higher understandings.

''But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God's mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed)''. Rev10:7. Amplified.

Just who would be among those in His secret design even His hidden purpose those who are to be (accomplished, completed)?

I would have no hesitation in declaring to all that they would no doubt be the selected, elect-remnant corporate man-child who will first rule all nations with a rod of iron or as the Amplified would say ''shepherd all nations with an iron staff (sceptre)'' Rev12:5. Amplified. These are no doubt, ''The valiant ones who will do Great Exploits!''

God is both preparing & setting aside an army of the remnants of the I AM!

"But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].'' Prov 4:18. Amplified.

''While the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn's brightness, Advancing and becoming resplendent until the day is established,'' Prov 4:18. Concordant.

Are we not promised that we will be led and guided into ALL TRUTH?

To enhance what we are sharing in the above, one has written this for us to consider. ''It is a present possibility for each of us to attain some measure of realisation of the divine Consciousness. We may not all attain the fullness of It because it is an evolutionary process. But those with a dedicated consciousness will attain some measure of It in this particular experience on earth, and probably a greater measure of It as they enter future experiences.

The divine Consciousness which was manifested on earth as the great spiritual leaders of the world is here with us now to lift us to that same Christ-consciousness. Because we have the benefit of that Consciousness that has appeared on earth so often in so many forms, we, too, will be raised up to the realization and demonstration of the fourth-dimensional Consciousness.''


The Healing Of Those Who Are Crippled!

The following from Bill Britton would give us further insight & encouragement! Quote: ''Jesus went to Jerusalem, and there by the sheep market was a pool called Bethesda, the place of 5 porches. Chapter 5 of the Gospel of John gives us a beautiful story of the healing of a cripple. It took place on the Sabbath day, the 7 th day of the week. So there will be cripples healed on the ''7 th day'', by those sons who have been caught up to God's throne. Those who have been unable to walk out the truths of the Gospel during this age during this age of grace will come into contact with real son-ship, and will ''take up their beds and walk''. This is part of the program for the next age.

This man could see fine. He could even see Jesus when He came. But he couldn't walk. Friends, this world is full of people who can see the truths of Gospel some even have some deep revelations, but they cant walk in that which they see. They see the truth of victory over sin, victory over sickness and death. But they still fall, get sick, and die. But in the ''7 th day'' of the next age, this will be corrected. People will be made to walk, to be strong. After 38 years as a cripple, the man was immediately strong enough to carry his bed.

Then he ran into religious difficulty. The Jews said to him: ''It is the Sabbath day, it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed''. In other words, according to their doctrine, nothing like this is going to happen in the 1,000 year millennium. It is false doctrine, they say, to preach that there will be miracles in the next age. But the Son of God just continued to go about, working on the sabbath. Do you think the crippled man ever wondered why it took so long for this to happen to him? For 38 years he had this infirmity. Then suddenly, without advance notice the healing came on the Sabbath. Dear ones this world has had an infirmity for much longer than 38 years. The sickness has been deep, and painful. And no man has ever been able to cure it. The nations are sick today, and there is no answer in man. But the Son of God shall appear, and the infirmity shall be healed. To God be the glory! Thank God for the coming 7 th day, God's Sabbath, the age of miracles!'' Unquote. The Eternal One the Christ will appear in His fullness yes even in His chosen ones. We follow on with Bill Brittons thought with the following:-


The Lifting Of The Veil Of Profound Wretchedness!

''And in this mountain Jehovah of Hosts shall make a feast of fat things for all the people, a feast of wine

on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of refined wine on the lees. And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering which covers all people, and the veil that is woven over all nations. He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from all faces. And He shall take away from all the earth the rebuke of His people. For Jehovah has spoken. And one shall say in that day, Lo, this is our God. We have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is Jehovah; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.'' Isa 25:6-9 . MKJV. We would add His Full

1Pet1:5b Salvation!

''And on this Mount [Zion] shall the Lord of hosts make for all peoples a feast of rich things [symbolic of His coronation festival inaugurating the reign of the Lord on earth, in the wake of a background of gloom, judgment, and terror], a feast of wines on the lees--of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. And He will destroy on this mountain the covering of the face that is cast over the heads of all peoples [in mourning], and the veil [of profound wretchedness] that is woven and spread over all nations. He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it. It shall be said in that day, Behold our God upon Whom we have waited and hoped, that He might save us! This is the Lord, we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.'' Isa 25:6-9. Amplified.

The above verses surely touches our hearts very deeply when we consider the profound wretchedness that has been woven into & spread over all people for generations upon generations. The religiosity of the majority of Christendom have been under a cloud of false understanding for too long. We have for too long been mountain climbers rather than mountain dissolver's. When we are told in Mark, ''Truly I tell you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.'' Mark 11:23. Amp. Most of us at one time or another would understand this as meaning climbing up a mountain rather than dispelling it & actually casting it into a sea of forgetfulness. If any reading this think that I am claiming to have attained this level of faith, do not be deceived, we first see what the word is actually meaning then we desire it & follow after it by faith. Mark my words the true remnant will actually be fully attaining to this degree of faith. I ask the question before you fully came into where you are at the moment, did it happen overnight? Sure it has been within you as it is in all men, but as your realisation increased so your inner self understanding grew & may I say is now desiring more & will surely attain to it. ''Every one of us are in a work of progress''.

And so we iterate that which is found in Isaiah 25, ''And He will destroy on this mountain the covering of the face that is cast over the heads of all peoples [in mourning], and the veil [of profound wretchedness] that is woven and spread over all nations. He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it.''

But someone would say we only see through a glass darkly. [Or in a riddle.]

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known. 1Cor 13:12. KJV.

This verse is for the unbelievers of the Most Holy Place understanding. Would we say that a dark glass has been put over our eyes, or that we have not yet met the Christ within ourselves our true identity & that it is still a riddle? ''No many of the Valiant Ones who will do great exploits'' are at this moment reading these very lines.

''A Psalm of David. Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand until I place Your enemies as Your

footstool. Jehovah shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion; rule in the midst of Your enemies. Your people shall be willing in the day of Your power, in holy adornment from the womb of the morning: You have the dew of Your youth.'' Ps 110:1-3. MKJV.

One has put it this way, ''Sit with me on My throne as I sit with My Father in His throne, till I make your enemies your footstool''.

We have aimed this particular post at those who are familiar with ''His secret design even His hidden purpose'' Rev10:7b. Amplified. At the same time our Deity would want you to know that no one will be exempt from eventually being drawn to the highest level ''And if I be lifted up from the earth I will DRAW all men to myself ''. Jn12:32. As we have afore mentioned the word draw has the connotation of DRAG. Now no-one would be partial to being being dragged as it is abhorrent to the baser lower flesh self but this is the whole reason that we have been lowered, that we might eventually be lifted, dragged out of this quagmire of the lower flesh identity, then our spiritual eyes, our eternal within understanding would at last SEE & Oh what praise & adoration will proceed from out of our innermost being & out from our mouth into the the spiritual air or AER Gk. Eventually there is coming the day when the whole of the earth will give praise to Its eternal source even our God. This next verse would add to our thought.

''For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it---[yet] with the hope''. Rom 8:20. Amp.

''For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike]''. Rom 11:32. Amp.

''Thus hope will ever be his beacon light; there is no failure for the human soul, for God is leading on and victory is sure. Man cannot die; the spirit man is one with God, and while God lives man cannot die. When man has conquered every foe upon the plane of soul the seed will have full opened out, will have unfolded in the Holy Breath. The garb of soul will then have served its purpose well, and man will need it never more, and it will pass and be no more. And man will then attain unto the blessedness of perfectness and be at one with God''.

Confessing It From The Heart!


We have been sharing lately that what we confess we reap, but if we can begin to understand that as clones of our Great I Am, if we can begin to realise that in our true eternal identities, yes being even the very images of the I AM, even as God spoke by faith the worlds & mankind into existence, we being also of the same nature have that power & faith within us. We need to begin to activate it in a higher degree than ever before. For too long we have accepted the lower status of ourselves which has in the past been most limiting. I am now going to suggest to you how this thinking has kept us from taking what is rightfully ours. If they were wealthy in the O.T. why do we think that we should be poor financially today, have we mistranslated some texts regarding being poor when they were alluding to being poor concerning our humility or poor in spirit? Abraham was not a poor man, neither was Job or Joseph or a number of the old prophets. Have we for too long limited ourselves to to the acceptance of a poor man's Gospel? I believe that it is time for a change. I iterate we have limited the God within ourselves for too long, we are not still living in the year of AD One. Our Deity's great ones are going to rule the world. As we mentioned earlier in this article ''Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain - of limitation – be lifted up and thrown into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will

take place, it will be done for him''. Mark 11:23. Amp.

Christendom in the main have been under the cloud of misunderstandings far, far too long. We are now realising that the scripture would indicate to us that we need to be mountain dissolver's rather than mountain climbers. We are bringing to you the message of the end-time Valiant ones who our Great Deity is lining up to perform great exploits!

''Say to them, 'As I live, declares the LORD, what you have said in my hearing I will do to you:'' Num 14:28. ESV. Another translation would tell us ''I will do for you exactly what you have said''. Or confessed.

We are also admonished to ''Call the things that are not as though they already were''. As one has said, ''To the flesh everything that Spirit tells me to do where faith is concerned is unbelievable, impossible & yet by faith totally possible''.

''Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, which you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world''. Jn17:24, ISV

''And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in

Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.'' Jn 17:5. Amplified.

This explains more fully where our Divinity would have us to realise where our full & final destination in our true identity would lead us in our further understanding; Which is when? ''before the world existed''! That - before the world existed experience - is within you always, whether we realise it or not.

''now, Father, glorify me in thy presence with the glory which I enjoyed in thy presence before the world began.'' Jn17:5. Moffatt. Once again ''before the world began!''

All Are Greatly Loved And Not One Is Exempt

From Our Mighty Fathers Favour!

The above heading is not written or taken from the literal word, this is written from the analogy that is hidden all through the scripture. Read & believe the literal & you will be lost in a maze of confusion concerning the ''salvation to be unveiled in the latter day''. 1Peter 1:5b. I reiterate,

''In the dense forest of words I was lost; In the letter of truth was tiredness and fear; But in the Spirit is shade water & rest''. The below words of Paul should both encourage us & help us to attain to a higher perspective.

''Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you''. Php. 3:13-15. NKJV. We would do well to take heed of this wonderful advice from the great Apostle.

''From the very birth of time when man dwelt in his highest form of consciousness, and before his descent into materialism,---- he has never been entirely bereft of an inner consciousness of his true being and his relationship with the Godhead''. ACD.

Each & every one of you who are reading these words are greatly loved by your Father more than you can ever imagine & have never been & will never be separated from that highest form of consciousness which is who & what you really are. We may ask ourselves why we have the seemingly so severe trials in life? Paul would tell us.

''For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory''. 2 Cor 4:17. NKJV.

Do not think for a moment that you are any less important than those who seemingly have a charmed life or that you are being left out. Talk to anyone who is in a different or higher place in his or her understanding than what you seem to be at the moment & you will find that it did not happen overnight or without ''The light affliction, which is but for a moment''.

Dear beloved of the Lord great things are ahead for all of us if we will only just by our using our I AM power by confessing that which in our I AM creative nature. ''I create the fruit of the lips'' Isa 57:19a. KJV.

''And such as violate the covenant he shall pervert and seduce with flatteries, but the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God]'' Dan 11:32. Amplified.

Never underestimate your status in God as to what is in store for you in your future regarding

His wonderful VALIANT ONES!


Ralph Knowles, October 2017.


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Trust that this finds you in the high fellowship of God & His blessings. To those who are open hearted & are listening, blessings to you. There is always a higher place in God to be realised within. This is something that is never ending.