Christ The Antidote Regarding Death

CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH

Part 118.

Knowing What Is Ahead And Not Wavering!

''The true man of God is pure in heart; he sees the King; He sees with eyes of soul: And when he rises to the plane of Christine consciousness, he knows that he himself is King, is love, is Christ, and so is Son of God. ---- So the seed must be deep planted in a soil that he might grow, unfold, as does the bud unfold to show the flower.'' We are also informed by the same writer.

''Without a foe a soldier never knows his strength, and thought must be developed by the exercise of

strength, and so this carnal nature soon became a foe that man must fight, that he might be the strength of God made manifest.'' Aquarian Gospel.

Passing The Buck!

Although many would disagree with me it is pure traditional religiosity to believe that our enemy or foe is an actual being which is commonly referred to as a fallen angel called Lucifer, Satan or the devil, plus: The original root word 'adversary' has been more than somewhat highly & religiously overemphasised. The only real adversary is our given nature, our lower mistaken identity. Religiosity has had a ball with the translation of this word ADVERSARY. Now if you are of the opinion that the KJV is an absolutely perfect translation & is without any faults, my advice to you is to do some real honest research. Do we realise that if we were to take the literal surface meaning of the KJV we would have to give assent to the fact that Enoch was not changed but in fact died. We read in the book of Hebrews.

''By faith Enoch was translated that He should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him:'' Heb 11:5a. Then in verse 13 Paul enumerates all of the above great ones which of  course seemingly includes Enoch & so we read a few verses down,

''These all died in faith, not having seen the promises'' Heb 11:13a. I ask the question which verse should we believe, verse 5 or verse 13? What we are saying if we take it literally, one verse would seem to undo or contradict the other. I personally am of the immovable opinion that Enoch did not see death.

Keep in mind that Enoch was a perfect type or forerunner of the man-child & was changed, did not see death but was TRANSLATED.

Now we are not saying that we do not read or respect the KJV, but when we do read it we need to look deeper than the fleshly literal printed word & realise that deep in the book, in the depth of the analogy of its pages is the wonderful latter day truth of what God is saying to us today; even much more than what a number of end time writers are saying at the moment. The religiosity of man in having to impede the guilt of his lower nature, over a period of time invented for himself a scapegoat which is now referred to as the Devil plus, when all the time he has been making excuses for his own lower natured, 'mistaken identity' shortcomings. This of course is why the snake or serpent - an analogy of the carnal or natural mind – has over a period of time evolved in the minds of men into a huge fiery-red dragon with seven heads and ten horns; plus. As a matter of fact to my way of understanding this excerpt of the the dragon in the book of revelation is bringing out & showing simply the power & influence in referring to the glorification of the carnal or lower nature of man & which includes the great red dragon.

Let us now look closely at the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation. If we can receive it the sons of God are now being set free from more religiosity & tradition than many of us have bargained for.

''Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.'' Rev 12:2-10. NKJV.

There are those who could no doubt bring out a much deeper interpretation, but it is my lot, calling & intention to show you that this amazing book is not as traditionally religious as most of us have to date considered, but is full of analogies that conceal very practical non-religious interpretations. This will no doubt go against the grain of many but for the sake of end-time truth we are willing to endure the brunt of those whose understandings have not yet been illuminated. The dragon I wholeheartedly contend represents none other than the natural fleshly man, that is actually that part of a man that can never be illuminated; that is his lower mistaken identity. This is actually the same spirit of the man, or men who religiously shouted, crucify Him, crucify Him, let His blood be upon our heads at that amazing event of over 2,000 years ago. In support of this thought & understanding of Gods latter day message & understanding I now present the below excerpt from the Aquarian Gospel.

''The only devil from which men must be redeemed is self, the lower self, if man would find his devil he must look within; his name is self. If man would find his Saviour he must look within; and when the demon ''SELF'' has been dethroned, the Saviour, LOVE will be exalted to the throne of power. The David of the light is purity, who slays the strong Goliath of the dark, and seats the Saviour, Love, upon the throne. 8:21-23. The Aquarian Gospel. This is also on a par with the event found in Matthew.

Get behind me ADVERSARY for thou savour-est not the things of God but of MEN. To add further illumination we present the below.

''He but turning said to the Peter: Go thou behind of me, adversary; a stumbling block of me thou art; for not thou regardest the (things) of the God, but those of the men.'' Mt16:23. The Emphatic Greek Diaglott New Testament.

Please notice the sincere interpretation from the original Greek, the true meaning of the word adversary is not tampered with, no word of another - outside of ourselves being - called Satan but is left in its original unadulterated intentioned meaning ADVERSARY, which is our enemy. Please notice the above word adversary is coupled with the word men, which brings out the true identity of our adversary.


The renowned translator Weymouth would also agree wholeheartedly & in doing so bring a crushing adverse opinion in opposition to the accepted religious traditional opinion & clearly show who our true adversary would relate to, & that is the natural MAN.

''But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Adversary; you are a hindrance to me, because your thoughts are not God's thoughts, but men's." Mt 16:23. Weymouth New Testament.

Let us now read some thoughts on the subject directly from the pen of Bill Britton.

Quote:- ''It was only after the children of Israel came out of Babylonian captivity (Nehemiah 8), that men began to teach the Book with understanding. All during their time in captivity, for 70 years, they had the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the law of Moses. But they did not understand them. But away from Babylon, they had the understanding to hear the word of the Lord. And Nehemiah 8:7 says that men of God caused the people to understand the law of God. Verse 2 says that this was happening on the first day of the 7th month, the day for the blowing of the trumpet for the Feast of Tabernacles. It was the time of preparation before going behind the Veil on the day of Atonement.

I therefore declare to you, beloved, that one of the greatest features of the Feast of Tabernacles, the the 7th day of God, is a glorious revival of the understanding of the Bible. Truth shall flow like a river. No longer an obscure book of many interpretations, but now a fountain of life and truth. Glory to God! Ezra and Jesus both stood up to read the Word of God. Ezra did it on the 7th month, Jesus on the 7th day. Both speaking of that glorious age of miracles!

Even today God's people are coming out of Babylon, and coming into a deeper understanding of truth. Those who still dwell behind Babylon's walls, in an organised, ecclesiastical system of denominational religion, are still blinded to much of what God is revealing for these days. They still cling to the dogmas and fantasies and fairy tales that were born in the imaginations of men, and carried on by official decree. If this word sounds hard, it is because I am thrusting the sword of the Lord right into the heart of Babylon's strength. It is the power that has divided God's precious people for hundreds of years. But its power is waning, and soon the walls shall crumble like dust, and the city shall be burnt with fire! That's what God says about it!'' Unquote.

To return to the twelfth chapter of the book of Revelation.

''And the dragon that stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.''

This dragon I wholeheartedly more than suggest would represent a mixture of the carnal lower natured man of traditional religiosity & all of the powers of those who are enemies of any form of Godliness. Why? For there is about to be born the greatest man ever to ever exist on this earth, a MANCHILD, those who are actually the CORPORATE CLONES of God. This dragon is not one bit happy as regards this coming event & will do all that it can to thwart this birth, but as it is ordained of our great Deity it can in no way fail.

The next thing we wish to bring to our attention is the one called Michael, this same Michael is also mentioned in Daniel 10:13. Some translations would infer that he was one of the celestial princes but I assure you the true meaning is that he Michael was not one of the Angels but he was actually the number one or the first. He was the Angel of the Lord who appeared & spoke to Moses on Mt Sinai asmentioned in Acts 7:35 & verse 38, plus in many other O.T, references. To substantiate this we read in the following.

''And the head of the kingdom of Persia is standing over-against me twenty and one days, and lo, Michael, FIRST of the chief heads, hath come in to help me, and I have remained there near the kings of Persia;'' Daniel 10:13. Youngs Literal Translation. To further substantiate our thought, in the book of 1st Thessalonians we read.

''For the Lord HIMSELF will descend from HEAVEN with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.'' 1Thess 4:16. NKJV.

Who is this archangel? The following verse below would more than substantiate our thought even though it would not use the words ''with the voice of an archangel'' it would use the sentence, ''Whom the LORD will consume with the breath of His mouth''. This would more than clarify that God's voice & His breath are one & the same thing, especially if it is referring to Michael the Archangel. Let me put it in the natural way of thinking; Can you or I put anything into words without using our breath? No, of course not, we cannot have one without the other, if this is true, then the voice of the archangel & the breath of God are one & the same. Can you see it? God who is Spirit always needs a being to manifest Himself in & through!

''Because the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a word of authority, with the voice of the CHIEF angel, with the sound of a horn: and the dead in Christ will come to life first;'' 1Th 4:16. Bible In Basic English. The Amplified would also tell us that The Lord is going to descend with a loud cry. How will He make this cry? We are told plainly with the shout of the Archangel!

''And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming''. 2 Thess 2:8. NKJV.

The below is from STRONGS & would tell us that the meaning of Michael in this case is ONE WHO IS LIKE GOD.

H4317 mııykâ'el me-kaw-ale' From H4310 and (the prefixed derivation from) H3588 and H410; who (is) like God?

Incidentally according to scripture you can hunt from cover to cover & you will not find any

scriptural evidence for any-more than ONE Archangel who is Michael alone. No other angel is referred to as an Archangel & that will no doubt surprise some, I repeat, this includes ALL other angels.

Incidentally the Angel that spoke to Moses when he received the oracles was none other than Michael the ''Angel of the Lord'', Acts7:38

Let us now look carefully at what the above is saying to us. The LORD HIMSELF, will descend from the high heavenly places - which is also within ourselves - & with the voice of the archangel – being Michael - who blows a spiritual trumpet – to those who are ready will hear - this same Michael is the one in the 12th chapter of Revelation who is found fighting spiritually with the dragon, we read ''Michael and his angels fought with the dragon''; the dragon & his followers fought i.e. ''and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail'' ''nor was a place found for them in heaven - heavenly places - any longer''.

Now to divert a little, no doubt some of you would be thinking of a group of people who have believed this for some time. Because a group of people maybe have certain understandings that we do not agree with does not necessarily mean that everything they believe is wrong. Sometimes we can get our hair in a knot over one or two things that we may not agree with. Most movements have started with truth & then they have put a fence around that truth & then after awhile they develop into a sect this does not mean that the truth that they originated from was wrong. The trouble with many of us is that we have dismissed ourselves from many, when God has not. The position we should hold & to get into step with is our loving Deity & show love & not just tolerance. For He is bringing realised redemption to every man. ''When we are lifted up from the earthly way of thinking I will draw all men unto myself''. Jn 12:32. My personal expression of this verse!

To myself the thing that stands out clearly is the oneness of the two, the Lord & Michael they are inseparable. Does this relationship remind us of another similar one? Perhaps Jesus & the Father. Does this Archangel have another, a further hidden identity? Allow me to paraphrase some of what is being shown us here! God Himself is ascending from our Most Holy Place realisation - which is within - & is telling us that when He shouts this understanding within our being, the voice will be that of Michael Himself & the blast of the trumpet – or message – will come through & by the Mighty Archangel, they are one & the same. Can you see it? Blessed be our Divine One!.

''Michael, the CHIEF of the angels, is the protector of your people, and he will come at a time of terrible suffering, the worst in all of history. And your people who have their names written in The Book will be protected.'' Dan 12:1. CEV. Notice according to Daniel this time he will come at a time of terrible suffering the worst in all of history. This would also include the time of the flood when the ''imaginations of men's hearts was evil continually.''

''And at that time stand up doth Michael, the great head, who is standing up for the sons of thy people, and there hath been a time of distress, such as hath not been since there hath been a nation till that time, and at that time do thy people escape, every one who is found written in the book.'' Dan 12:1. Youngs Literal.

This great ARCHANGEL according to to the true meaning of his name STRONGS, H4317. Please note that he is once again coming at the the worst time since nations have been on earth. Notice also that God is personally prophesying to Daniel regarding Michael & the future. Let us rejoice for in the below verse is great hope & promise!

"Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.'' Rev 12:2-10. NKJV.

''And verily I say unto you, to whom much has been given, much is required; to whom little has been given, a little only is required.'' Chap 112:31. Aquarian Gospel.


He's changing, He's changing me,

From earthly things to the heavenly,

His likeness and image to perfect in me,

The love of God shown to the world.


''And Jesus said, All men are sons of God by birth; God is the Father of the race; but all are not the sons of God by faith. He who attains victory over self is son of God by faith, and he who speaks to you has overcome, and he is called the son of God, because he is the pattern for the sons of men. He who believes and does the will of God is son of God by faith.'' Aquarian, 139:6-8.


Persistence Will Always Bring Spiritual Results!

''Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, a son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have pity and mercy on me [now]! And many severely censured and reproved him, telling him to keep still, but he kept on shouting out all the more, You Son of David, have pity and mercy on me [now]! And Jesus stopped and said, Call him. And they called the blind man, telling him, Take courage! Get up! He is calling you. And throwing off his outer garment, he leaped up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, What do you want Me to do for you? And the blind man said to Him, Master, let me receive my sight. And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has healed you. And at once he received his sight and accompanied Jesus on the road.'' Mark 10:46-52. Amplified. In the following Isaiah the prophet would inform us with a most amazing word concerning not only the naturally blind but also very importantly the spiritually blind.

''I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison-house.'' Isa 42:6-7. American Standard.

''Death does not mean the end of life. The grave is not the goal of men, no more than is the earth the goal of seeds. Life is the consequence of death. The seed may seem to die, but from its grave the tree arises into life. So man may seem to die, but he lives on, and from the grave he springs up into life. If you could comprehend the word that Moses spoke about the burning bush that burned and still was not consumed, then you would know that death cannot destroy the life. And Moses said that God is God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel. God is not God of dead men's bones, but the living man. I tell you, men, man goes down to the grave, but he will rise again and manifest the life. For every life is hid with Christ in God, and man shall live while God shall live.'' Aquarian.155:16-23.


I Will Make A Man More Rare

Than The Fine Gold Of Ophir!

Paul Mueller expressed it so well when he wrote, ''The church system and the religious denominations of man have a history of rejecting every true visitation or outpouring of the Spirit And, with the passing of time, they have not gotten any better; they have only gotten worse! The religious systems of man and of this world, because of their anti-Christ spirit and nature, will also reject every future outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord that Father sends to the earth. The mind of man that governs the church system is directly opposed to any new revelation, as well as any new truth that is given by the Spirit. Their numerous false doctrines will prevent them from accepting and receiving Christ when He appears!''

What used to work doesn’t work any-more! Jesus did just this with Israel when He lamented over Jerusalem, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate…there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Mat. 23:37-38; 24:2).

Within thirty-five years after our Lord uttered these fateful words, both the temple and the city were razed to the ground, the Jewish nation ceased to exist, the Jewish priesthood ended, and the Jewish people were dispersed and scattered into every nation under heaven. They wouldn’t come to the feast!

So the Lord shut their existing heavens and from that day to this THERE HAS BEEN NO MORE RAIN UPON THEM!''

Tis the same dear Shepherd leads me

And He never shall forsake,

For He trod the path before me;

And He knows the way I take.

His guiding touch the touch that points

the way before me;

His guiding touch shall lead me

till I reach the goal.

I need but trust Him when my weary steps would falter;

His guiding touch shall be the anchor of my soul.

From Treasures Of Truth by Geo Hawtin.


To be along the way to son-ship, we do not need a handshake from a compelling evangelist, we need a word that contains, ''Godly sorrow for sin instruction'' inspired by the Spirit. This will do more in five minutes to establish one on the path to true son-ship than many handshakes from many evangelists. I hope we heard a number of amens.

''The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.'' Psalm 51:17. NKJV.

The man after God's own heart wishes for nothing outside the will & mind of God; this place will not be reached without trial, tribulation & suffering. If we are of the mind that because Jesus the man already through went through His trials that we do not have to follow suit, I believe that this is a far cry from the truth. To be like Him we must also Overcome. It is in the fellowship of His sufferings that makes us conformable to His death. Being made conformable to His death entails following our forerunner who suffered & paved the way before us. What we have been called to do is far more than what the natural mind can ever absorb & defies any explanation apart from what we have been told in & by the Spirit.

''that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.'' Php. 3:10-11. NKJV.

The above paragraph is coupled with a thought or two from George Hawtin, plus what is happening in my own life & experience. We will never come to a full son-ship experience without being broken in our spirit & in our heart. ''The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart.''

''And verily I say unto you, to whom much has been given, much is required; to whom little has been given, a little only is required.'' Chap 112:31. Aquarian Gospel.

Recently I read this thought somewhere & I believe it would apply in this situation.

''Be gentle as you try to dissolve the concrete.''

The flame shall not hurt thee,

My only design

Thy dross to consume and

Thy Gold to refine.

The following is an excerpt from a Bill Britton writing. Quote ''The day of the Lord is upon us, in which the Old Testament prophecies will be fulfilled. Yes, the many member-d company of the sons of God will take the Book out of the hands of the religious leaders, and stand up with the truth that will bring light and life to creation. I know that verse 28 of Luke 4 says that all those in the synagogue were filled with wrath and rage when they heard His word, I know He was rejected by the system of religion in His day, and that same thing will happen to the sons. But His words of life still prevailed.

Truth cannot be destroyed. The Book will come alive again, and the voice of the Son will be heard. Thus saith the Lord!

It was here, on the 7th day, they cast Him out of the city, and would have thrown Him over a cliff, but He passed through their midst and went on His way. So shall be the conflict in the Day of the Lord, religion is still trying to cast out the Son, and the son-ship message. But God's order shall survive their wrath, the victory is ours!

From here, Jesus went to Capernaum, and on the Sabbath day He entered the synagogue and began to teach with authority. Have you enjoyed the divine revelation God has been giving in these last days?

Have you appreciated the authority by which men of God have spoken? Let me assure you that in the 7th day there will be a word of authority such as we have never experienced. There will be teaching by divine revelation on the Kingdom of God that will stun and amaze everyone. Mark 1:22 says: ''And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes''. New American Standard Bible.'' Unquote.


Not just revising some old plan, or notion,

Nor altering a law or two;

Reviving some long dead emotion,

Among a favoured chosen few;

But growth to full promotion,

                                                                      As every man He doth renew! “Dora Van Assen,


''And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.'' Eph. 2:6-7. Amplified.

Such truth as this is not in the understanding of the servants, for the servant does, ''knows not what his Lord does.'' But if it is in our heart to enter into a new relationship with his Lord, the relationship of a friend, He will commune with us ''heart to heart'' and will unfold to us the ''unsearchable riches'' of Christ, & will display the extent of God's inheritance in His saints. This above verse & the words following them are a mixture of the wonderful writer George Hawtin & my own expressions.

Passing Through The Third Veil!

''[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it--a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil, Where Jesus has entered in for us [in advance], a Forerunner having become a High Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.'' Heb 6:19-20. Amplified.

What veil is this speaking of? In the Tabernacle plan there is the first veil which is at the outer gate, then there is the second veil which is at the door of the the tent or holy place, thirdly we find the inner third veil through which we must pass to enter into the MOST HOLY PLACE. This is the veil that in the above verse ''Where Jesus - as our forerunner - has entered in for us [in advance]'', to make it a little simpler, when we first came to God we experienced a 30 fold experience, unfortunately because of instruction some thought the this was all there was & stayed there when all the while there was a further 60 fold experience which is what the early church experienced & this was the baptism of the holy spirit with the speaking in the languages of angels & men of other countries. This experience spread throughout the whole world. In this time of the latter days Our Great God is opening men's hearts to a further experience which ''cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into---within the veil, Where Jesus has entered in for us [in advance].'' As our forerunner keep well in mind the words of Jesus, As my Father sent Me so send I you.'' So what Jesus experienced so must we also, for in Jn 14:12. We read ''The works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father''. Remember 30 fold, then the 60 fold, then a leap into the one hundred fold. If we love God as much as we say we do, prove it & believe it & take a leap of faith into the Most Holy Place, or the ONE HUNDRED FOLD EXPERIENCE. We can limit God if we want to, but do not ask me to change God's mind by my actions. By faith we are already there with Him now, but the fullness of the experience it is yet to come.

Thank God that the scriptures would indicate that this will take place in the last or the latter days or the end of this age, I believe we are on the cusp of the prophecy of Peter when he quoted these wonderful words, which is telling us of our first understanding which includes our 30 & 60 fold experiences, plus our 100 fold experience.

''born to an unscathed, inviolate, unfading inheritance; it is kept in heaven for you, and the power of God protects you by faith till you do inherit the salvation which is all ready to be revealed at the last hour.'' I Peter 1:4-5. Moffatt New Testament.

''[Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God's power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time.'' I Pet 1:4-5. Amplified.

Knowing What Is Ahead And Not Wavering!

Ralph Knowles, August 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.