CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH

Part 116

There Is None Above The Christ!

''Men have tried to relegate Jesus to a second-place minor position in the Godhead. Not so. Jesus is much more than men have ever imagined. There is no one ABOVE HIM. He has been exalted to the place above ALL principality and power and might, and dominion, and EVERY name. ''None above His''. The above few words are an excerpt from the writings of, Bill Britton.

Now in exalting the Christ we are in actual fact exalting our true identity, not our flesh, or mistaken identity, but we are lifting high our true Christ, 'God Imaged selves'. For we must realise that we are to no longer worship a God outside of ourselves, we worship One who is in us & is us, who is dwelling in our ''Secret place of the Most High'' which is wonderfully within!


Here are a few words direct from the Aquarian Gospel. ''The hour has come when men must worship God within the temple of the heart, for God in not within Jerusalem, nor in the your holy mount in any way that He is not in every heart. Our God is spirit; they who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth''. 81:26-27. The Aquarian Gospel.

And you must know, O men, that whatsoever is revered and is exalted by the carnal mind, is an abomination in the sight of God. None but the pure in heart can come into the kingdom of the Holy One; but every son and daughter of the human race is called upon the turn from the evil and become the pure in heart. Aquarian Gospel. 78:7, 142:18,

The kingdom of God is where? Within! Little did we know the full true intricate meaning of the words of Jesus when he first told us, ''The kingdom of God is WITHIN you''.


Down From His Glory!

This heading above was the title of a heart moving song of praise written by William Booth Clibborn, grandson of William Booth the founder of the Salvation Army. Booth Clibborn moved on from the organisation of his grandfather & became quite a force among the early American Pentecostal scene. At one stage of his life he came to Australia & established a movement in Queensland & built what is known today as ''Glad Tidings Tabernacle'' but then because of a wonderful revelation that exalted the Lord Jesus to not being just a second place in the Godhead but relegated Him to an equality in a spiritual sense such as ''I and My Father ARE ONE''.

This man when he returned to Queensland Australia was rejected, all because of the revelation of the fact that there is none higher in status than the Lord Jesus Christ which was exactly the message of Bill Britton. The truth of scripture & the experience of many very Godly men would attest to the truth that is that there is none above Him, that is Jesus the Christ the ALMIGHTY ONE!

These are the words of the song 'Down from His Glory!' Which is sung to the tune of 'Sole Mio', or 'Its Now or Never'.

Down from His glory, Ever living story, My God and Saviour came, And Jesus was His name.

Born in a manger, To His own a stranger, A man of sorrows, tears and agony.

Stanza.

O how I love Him! How I adore Him! My breath my sunshine, my all in all.

The great Creator became my Saviour, And all God's fullness dwell-eth in Him.

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What condescension, Bringing us redemption, That in the dead of night, not one faint hope in sight. God gracious, tender, Laid a-side His splendour, Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.

Repeat Stanza.

Without reluctance, Flesh and blood His substance, He took the form of man, Revealed the hidden plan, O glorious mystery Sacrifice of Calvary, And now I know Thou art the great 'I Am.


This wonderful song now brings me to a further thought the we have on our heart to share. In the book of the 'Revelation of Jesus the Christ', to prove the full status of Himself we read.

''I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty''. Rev 1:8. KJV.

''As for myself, I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Omnipotent One''. Rev 1:8. Wuest.

''I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending says the LORD God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.'' Rev 1:8. From the Lamsa, Aramaic Peshitta.

We have shared these three translations to show that the scriptures would most very strongly give the true position of the Christ, not in a fleshly opinion, but in a scriptural statement. No second or third place for the ALMIGHTY CHRIST. For is He not given the title of both ''LORD and CHRIST''?

Hear now how this concerns ourselves!

''To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne''. Rev 3:21. MKJV.

"The one who is conquering, to him will I be granting to be seated with Me on My throne as I, also, conquer, and am seated with My Father on His throne." Rev 3:21. Concordant Literal.

A new race of people are being raised up, these are men & women who are realising their full God given identity. In Rev 5, we are informed that there is a book that needs to be opened & in verse 3 we read,

''And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon''. Rev 5:3. KJV. This book must be opened. Who can open it? We read in the 12th Chap of Rev.

''And she brought forth a man-child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up to God and His Throne'' Rev 12:5.

From whence did this wonderful man-child emerge? From those who had realised their true identity! Would these corporate ones be those who were worthy to open the book? Is this the corporate one, the corporate man who was deemed worthy to open the book & to loose the seals thereof?

The race of Adam has utterly failed to produce one who is worthy to open the book, not even one, so since there is none in Adam God devises a new creation, starting with the resurrection of a man, a new man, a new creation man which evolves & is pluralised over time into a wonderful man-child.

This is all part of a great reversal of the 'new beginning man' which is still the resurrected Christ lowered & buried in every man, enduring the life & the displeasures of the fleshly Adamic man with the plan of eventually creating circumstances that will cause His creation to reach out. Where? Within, where He dwells in each & everyone of us in exactly the same way, even though many are still in a darkened place & are not yet aware of it. This new beginning man is the one who opens the book. Remember this, it is the Christ in man who opens the book.

We well realise because of past teachings we are possibly treading on well worn corns. It is not our intention to deliberately step on toes with a wrong intention. If it is possible we would through the truth bring healing to those indoctrinated corns. The Christ first had to overcome all things in a man called Jesus to show us that is fully possible that His presence THE CHRIST within ourselves, that any man can overcome. As we see the light, each & every one of us will in time overcome. Before that time fully comes the Christ in a corporate man will open the book. The Glory of all of this will belong to the Eternal ''Alpha and the Omega'' ''The Omnipotent Almighty One''.

For, ''You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created''. Rev 4: 11.

God has been bringing us back to the revelation of our true original Identity one step at a time, only the very open none-biased seekers can receive non-biased truths. But know this, ''He is bringing many sons to glory''.

Still following the theme of a One God Deity, we see that concerning the Godhead that there are three dominant numbers.


ONE, THREE & SEVEN.

One is the number of Deity, One God.

Three is the number of Perfection,

Which is God perfected in three manifestations.

Seven designates God's complete Plan.


''When you see Me you see the Father'' ''I and My Father are ONE''


God Revealed In Every Man!

This now brings us to the relationship of ourselves to the One God Deity .''As we are one so they are one''. In Jn 17 We read,

''I have revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.'' Jn 17:6. MJKV.

''Now you [collectively] are Christ's body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function]''. 1Cor12:27. Amplified.

''For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. And you are the body of Christ, and members in part.'' I Cor 12:12, – 12:27. MKJV.

''Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular'' 1Cor12:27. KJV.

Notice that the King James would emphasise the words in particular! This is showing that each of us in this wonderful corporate body are particularly important!

The Three Veils!

With the opening of the of the third veil we can expect another great move of the Spirit to bring us into this high realm, never before touched by Adams race. If we can stir you out of your religious complacency & get you to realise that there is a wonderful further experience for you! In the book of 1st Peter we read.

''Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and unfading, reserved in Heaven for you by the power of God, having been kept through faith to a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time;''. 1 Pet 1:3-5. MKJV.

Please notice that Peter is speaking of an inheritancenot the first fruits or the earnestthis came in the early church. But also know that we are to still look for an inheritance, a FULL inheritance, the fullness of what the earnest of the early church was a foretaste of. In verse 13 we read.

''Therefore girding up the loins of your mind, being sober, perfectly hope for the grace being brought to you at the revelationor appearingof Jesus Christ'' 1Pet 1:13. MKJV.

We are told here to gird up the loins of your mind, in other words, take particular notice of what is being said here, regarding the grace of God that is in this wonderful revelation that is given to us to act on. Too many are quietly complacent with their 30 & 60 fold experiences & do not want to move on to the Third Veil or Tabernacles experience, the

last day experience that Jesus the Christ has prepared for each of us. Let us now look at the book of Hebrews.

''So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. And to those who LOOK for Him He shall appear the second time without sinto fullto salvation.'' Heb 9:28. MKJV.

''Seventy weeks are decreed as to your people and as to your holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sins, and to make atonement for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.'' Daniel 9:24. MKJV.

This verse above is saying so much to us. It is saying not only what Heb 9:28 tells us but much more. The vision & prophecy that is being sealed up or finished with is the old vision that we once had in the 30 or 60 fold understanding. The reason for this is to ''anoint the Most Holy Place – finish the transgression – bring in everlasting righteousness – make an end of sins, & most of all I repeat, ''to anoint the Most Holy Place'' That is where? Within ourselves of course!

Please notice that He is coming in quite a different way than what many have supposed, ''For God has not appointed us to wrath'', but to obtain salvation, full salvation, the salvation of this last day by our Lord Jesus Christ! This is the equivalent of the 'Third Veil' which is also equivalent to the Third Feast, the Feast of Tabernacles.

To remind us again, first we have the Feast of Passover our initial experience, then comes our second experience the Feast of Pentecost, then comes the Feast of Tabernacles, that which we are sharing with you right now! In other words the first which is the 30 fold experience, then the 60 fold experience, then the experience of a wonderful leap into the 100 fold experience.

In this last chapter which is under the heading of the 'Three Veils'. We have taken several thoughts from Bill Britton's book ''Sons of God Awake'' & written them in our own usual style.

Many Have In Ignorance Given Man's

True Status To A Non-existent Entity!

The usual traditional belief that a fallen angel called the devil or satan is given a most high status that it can bother any person in any part of the world at the same time. Do we realise that we have given him or it the power of omnipresence, which is on an equality with an omnipresent God? This is a belief in two powers. There is only One power ''God the One'' Mark 12:29.

''And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord''. Mark 12:29. MKJV.

The two powers are represented first by God, the other is one who is non-existent & is supposed to be a fallen angel who is thought to be omnipresent or to be everywhere at the same time who has a limitless power of infinity. This represents two powers which is still very much believed by some son-ship adherents even today! This is religiosity which is absolutely absurd, to say the least!

Over the years many in the 30 & 60 fold have preached more about the power of a satan so called which supposedly will gain 99% of the population & will take those to his everlasting hell. Believe it or not there is still a lot of leftovers of this way of thinking, yes more than we realise. How did all this come to pass? Simply by believing that there is more than one power.

The only power is God the One who is known as the ''Alpha and Omega'' ''The Omnipotent Almighty One''. This is the one who is hidden in man's 'secret place' & is part of the one who is made in His image which of course is MAN. Even angels are not in this realm.

Many are inclined to think that when we read in the KJV version Ps 8:5 that we are made a ''little lower than the angels''. We wish to point out that this is a mistranslation & we will show you why. The word angels in this verse is translated from the word 'Elohim', STRONGS, #430. Young's translation would rightfully describe this verse this way.

''And causest himMANto lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compassest him.'' Ps 8:5, Young-s Literal Translation.

The MKJV below would also not use the word angels but rightfully tell us that we ''lack a little from God''.

''For You have made himMANlack a little from God, and have crowned him with glory and honor.'' Ps 8:5. MKJV.

We would again present three translations of a verse that we used in our last post that would also convince us of our secret status or Godliness.

''I have said, You are gods; and all of you sons of the Most High.'' Ps 82:6. MKJV.

''I Myself have said: you are elohim, And sons of the Supreme are all of you." Ps 82:6. Concordant Literal.

'' I have said, Ye are gods; and ALL of you children of the Most High''. Ps 82:6. Brenton English Septuagint.

Keep in mind the word god's here is both a plural & a singular word in the sense of both the words sheep & fish can be taken as either plural or singular. Incidentally in Psalms we are informed that this above ''lacking a little from God'' is not forever for we are informed by the writer of these two Psalms that in the latter days that man will come to the understanding & experience of his full Identity.

''Thy seed will I establish forever and build up thy throne to all generations''. ''His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me'' Ps 89:4.- 89:36.

This seed of course is speaking of man, for eventually every man who is made in His Image will endure for ever. In other words the actual seed of God, the seed of our Divine One shall endure; For how long? FOREVER!

We need to fully realise that God lowered man for the reason that in hope he would reach out within himself to find his true identity.

''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. Amplified.

Once we fully realise that God Himself lowered us that eventually we might reach out & claim our true identity within ourselves it is so freeing. Especially when we realise that He did not make man with the thought in mind, If he does not toe the line in this life he is finished forever. We are all the product, or the image of God. ''So God created man in His own image'' Gen 1:27a. Amplified.

The Spirit Is Not Given By Measure In The Most Holy Place!

''For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God's own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit!'' Jn 3:34. Amplified.

This is of course speaking about Jesus the Christ who is the forerunner of what His body the Corporate Christ is to experience in the latter days. Also if we are open minded as we are about to read Paul the apostle had much to say regarding the latter day experience!

''I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.'' Php 3:13-14. Amplified.

The below verses would also substantiate the thinking of Paul even in the early days of the of the message of the Gospel!

''The mystery of which was hidden for ages and generations [from angels and men], but is now revealed to His holy people (the saints), To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] GLORY.'' Col 1:26-27. Amplified. Notice the words ''the hope of realising the GLORY.

''the secret which has been concealed from the eons and from the generations, yet now was made manifest to His saints to whom God wills to make known what are the glorious riches of this secret among the nations, which is: Christ among you, the expectation of glory" Col 1:26-27. Concordant Literal. ''THE EXPECTATION OF GLORY''

I believe that Paul could see ahead, much more than we have heretofore realised. The above verses would tell us that Paul had more than an inkling of what was to take place at the latter day, not only did he have an inkling but that he also knew that he would be part of it. The reason for suggesting this is I consider it far more than possible that Paul & others would be part of this verse. ''and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect''. Heb12:23b. Amplified.

The Third Baptism!

When the time came for each restoration men could not see each one right off. Why! Because mostly they were set in their thinking until our Divine One opened their eyes. Why did Martin Luther not see any further than the ''Just shall live by faith''? It was not time.

Why did Finney, Moody etc not see any further than they did, it was not the time for the 'Third Baptism' make no mistake these were all great men of God in their particular era. Even when Pentecost came, common men who did not in any way hold a candle to what some of these great theologians knew, these so called ignorant ones began to preach deeper truths of the Spirit. Why? Because the second veil was opened. Now is the time for the third veil to be opened, the third Baptism that was mentioned so plainly by Paul a number of times. Now is the time for us to realise & enter in & be prepared to cross over our Jordan.

We speak to all who are reading this, it is not the time to be critical, it is not the time to join those who would fight this truth. The flesh would find plenty of reasons to be side tracked, if we have different opinions on some things let us keep our eye on that which is most important. A conflict such as the world has never seen is now beginning to rage & the flesh, tradition & our separate doctrines are not the most important things that God has for us to progress into! What is the most import thing at hand. It is breaking through the veil; the Third baptism. Those who desire to cross Jordan & are able to break through to the Third Veil, will come into a conflict such as the world has not yet seen.

Let me change our vein of thinking a little. You who are standing apart & alone. Let me encourage you, you are not alone, Jesus our Pattern Son Himself suffered for truth. Yes the Corporate Son, the Corporate Christ will not escape this last day conflict. Natural Jerusalem is finished as far as the natural seed is concerned the only thing that matters is are we a new creature in Christ & looking to the opening of the Third Veil within ourselves!


Can Christians grow by holding firm

To doctrine or to creed?

The Shepherd leads His sheep to where

They in new pastures feed.

Can food of yesteryear suffice

For hunger of today?

Was it not for our daily bread

That He taught us how to pray?

A soul can never grow in grace

That is content to stay

In blissful contemplation of

The things of yesterday,

And live alone in memory

Of some bright evening star

His grace had sent to lead us on;

Not keep us where we are!

Unfolding revelation is

God's purpose for this hour.

Why live in flesh? The stratospheres

Are vibrant with His power!

There is a Spirit realm to which

We can triumphant rise,

And blend redemption's melodies

With music from the skies.

This was written many years ago by the well-known Dr Charles, Price.

The Furnace Of The Trial Of Our Of Affliction!

''The Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were bound and cast into the fire. When they went into the fire they were bound and limited by their bonds. But when they came forth from the furnace, they had no bonds. Their limitations had burned away, while their persons and their clothing suffered nothing from the fiery trial. When they came out of the fire, they were promoted to a place of great authority in the kingdom.

The indictment against rebellious Israel in the wilderness is given in Psa 78:41, that ''they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel''. Folks, there is no limitation with God. He has no boundaries. Furthermore, he is bringing forth a new creation, and setting up a ''holy nation, a peculiar people'' in His own image and after His likeness.''

The above paragraph is a direct excerpt from the Bill Britton book, SONS OF GOD AWAKE. It so touched me that I had to share it with you! ''The trial of our affliction may only be for a moment'' but it is certainly real at the time, none that are called can escape it, but Oh what rewards there are for us, there is a place awaiting each of us to realise & to experience. Be encouraged even though there will be differences of opinion do not be discouraged, if there is one thing that will try to cause you to doubt, it is those who emphasise their particular doctrine that would cause disruption. Whilst we are promoting end time truth, we can be assured that ''Offences will come'' in some way. Does this mean it is the finish of our association? Of course not, this is impossible. If any of us are waylaid & differ on any point? Is not God the rectifier & corrector? We are all of ONE body & Spirit. You cannot separate yourself from me, any-more than I can separate myself from you. We must consider the fact that the important issue that as we read the above in the indictment against Israel in the wilderness, ''many turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel''. Why! I believe that they centred on their own opinions, instead of listening to & trusting in the important thing of what God was trying to tell them. I will ask the question, are we big enough to have differing views & still remain at peace?

Do We Survive Or Thrive!

''So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed''. 1Pet 1:13. Amplified.

Keep well in mind that this verse does not mean that we are to be translated to the sky beyond our present world. Why do we say; Where is this divine favour to be found? It is coming to you, to ourselves, right here on this present planet earth!

''Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ'' 1Pet 1:13. KJV.

This inheritance is the fullness of what the earnest was the foretaste of! Are we to Survive or Thrive? Keeping in mind that there is none above the Christ Who is within us & is really our True Identity

There Is None Above The Christ!

Who is in each and every one of us!


Ralph Knowles, June 2018.

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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 to be realised within. This is something that is never ending.