CHRIST THE ANTIDOTE REGARDING DEATH

Part 124.

The Perfect Church !

Work of Ralph W. Knowles


Many are of the opinion that there will never be a perfect church on this earth, well the good news is the true church is that which cannot be perceived with the natural eye or by the natural flesh man, & is already here. This church is ''without spot or wrinkle or any such thing''. We know that this is more than liable to upset the theology of some, but progressive truth has & always will upset the natural man.

One who knew more about these situations was Jesus the Christ Himself. Yes He was crucified for THE TRUTH. The problem why most people cannot yet see ''The Perfect Church'' is that there is a veil, - the natural manbetween our perception & understanding of most believers, This spiritual hindrance is called the ''flesh veil'',Yes it is the hindrance of our natural carnal man that will always get us into trouble. But we have great news no matter who or what we are God loves & cares about everyone of us, even in our lowest state. Did we realise that all sin has been paid for, if you are not sure of this bring up our Post Part 50. It is called ''The End Of Sin''. This statement includes EVERY MAN. The truth is that God is holding nothing against anyone. The complete price was atoned for, on the CROSS & if we can receive it, it occurred well, well before most can imagine.

When people speak of theAnti Christ system – they quite often mention the number 6+6+6, but are we aware that this number is actually the number of MAN which is actually our lowered mistaken identity. This perfect Church is actually veiled to most even though our Lord Jesus when on the cross said ''it is finished'' the veil of the Most Holy Place was at the very same time rent from the TOP to the BOTTOM. Today many sincere men & women with this same understanding are declaring this very same latter day truth. Our flesh which equates to the number of man 6+6+6 which equals 18 is the veil that would keep us from looking upward, when we say upward we are not referring to our natural sight, but a higher understanding that that is within us, yes every person, NONE EXCLUDED. We read in the following the phrase ''specially to them that believe'',

''For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, SPECIALLY of those that believe.'' 1Tim 4:10. KJV.

Please notice that the word exclusively is not used, there is a vast difference. There were some at the time this verse was written who were then because of their calling special, even as there are now those who are special, only because they have 'availed their being' to their Deity but please notice our God who is ''no respect-or of persons'' did not use the word exclusive or exclusively. The perfect Church is comprised of those who are the ''Temple made without hands'' ''You are the temple – or dwelling place – of God! The inception of your spiritual self has nothing whatsoever to do with the natural hand of man!

How Close Are Those Who God Has Chosen

To Be Part Of The Man-child, To Crossing Their Jordan!

As Joshua & Caleb were not far from the crossing of their Jordan, so our Great Deity has those who are following Him closely, nearer to their Jordan than many would at this stage imagine. 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 and 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 to any new truth that is given by the Spirit. Their numerous false doctrines will prevent them from accepting and receiving Christ, ''When He appears IN His saints!''

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!'' Unquote.

Just Over The Line!

The below from the inverted commas is a direct quote from an article written by the late Douglas Wilson who was a known prolific writer a number of years back. We are now considering the ministry of Moses, Caleb & Joshua. ''Even though we did possess such ministries in the past, yet at this time, many of us are not functioning in the ministry of a Moses, nor in the ministry of any of the ministry gifts where men minister unto the people in the natural, fleshly realm of healing-s, material needs, blessings etc. It seems we are set far apart from the multitude of the people, and from the usual type of ministry, and most people do not seem to want too much to do with us, but with this class of people, God is working and preparing them for some future ministry and work.

As we stated, God has people, many of them, who are ministering unto the multitudes the things of the natural realm, the loaves and the fishes. But there is another class of people, and God is working in a different way with them. They are being prepared to know the plans and purposes of God, not just for this age, but for the ages to come, that they might lead the people into the various inheritances that God has for them. There must be someone who will be capable and lead the people in, and get them established in that greater glory which God has prepared for them. Caleb put in his days with the rest of the people, but Joshua was in the Tabernacle, absorbing all this from God.

Joshua was an entirely different man. As we meditated upon these things, we saw clearly these two different classes of people. There are those who are in the multitude of all God's people, yet God has done something in them to give them a spirit that is different to the rest. They are being carried through all the unbelief and all the evil, slanderous reports about the land or the age which they are facing. They have had a taste of the glories of this higher realm and know that it is something marvellous beyond where they are living. They have tasted of the powers of the world to come, and they know that they shall enter into it. They like Caleb, are willing to wade through the unbelief all around them and wait for the entering in.

But at the same time, God has the Joshua's placed off somewhere in the Tabernacle, THE PRESENCE OF GOD. It doesn't have to be within four walls, or certain kinds of meetings, but just in the presence of the living God. Apparently they are doing nothing, but they are absorbing the Spirit and the Life and the knowledge and the wisdom and the purpose and the plan of God. How important this is! When Moses ministry is over and done, when all the natural ministry of the church orders and religious systems is finished, then God will lead out the Joshua's, having completed their training, and they shall lead the people to the next age.

We are quite sure that we are in such a position now. We are in one age, and we are being prepared for something, though we have only caught faint glimpses of the glory of the wonder of it. We don't understand all that we are going through in our preparation. We do not understand all the workings of God, because we do not know what we are going to be. ''It doth not yet appear what we shall be'' 1 Jn. 3:2. Therefore it is sometimes hard to understand the training we are receiving, for our training depends entirely upon what WE ARE TO BE in the next age or realm in God. So we cannot question God as to the 'whys and wherefores' of all that we are experiencing in our lives in this hour, and the lives of others.

The new age was not too far from Joshua and Caleb. ''It was just over the line'', just beyond the Jordan, AND SO IT IS IN THIS DAY. This new age LIES BEFORE US, and the glory of it is beginning to be made known to us by the Spirit. Caleb and Joshua knew the way into the promised land, for they had visited it in a fleeting way, yet they were forced to await the proper time to enter. Caleb must needs remain with the multitude, and Joshua must be prepared to take the whole multitude into the coming age.

We have a wonderful thing or experience ahead of us in the Lord, and we are grateful for it. It is not of our choosing, but of His, and we know He will ''perfect that which concerns us''. Unquote. We need to consider very seriously the thought that with both Joshua & Caleb the promised land which is just over the line is much closer than we can imagine. The crossing of our Jordan lies only within ourselves, that is the true realisation of who we truly are. What is hiding it? The veil! Allow me to reiterate the well known verse in 1Peter. ''Till you fully inherit that final salvation that is ready to be revealed for you in the last time.'' 1Pet 1:5b. Amp. The translation of Weymouth would use the word unveiled in place of the word revealed so the crossing of our Jordan is the actual unveiling of our complete true identity. Which is where? Within each & every one of us!

Many men have studied the message of the Master Jesus, but they have not yet comprehended it's full implication, man does not even understand why his spirit, as a clone as it werecame from the realms of light as a divine spark, to dwell in matter. If man understood the purpose of his life here, instead of being bound down to the earth he would turn his face thankfully to the light. Instead of dwelling on the form the fleshly bodyof the crucified man he would see a risen Sun, and in the heart of that Sun he would see the perfect ONE. He would see that form, with arms outstretched, making a cross of light within the circle of the light of the Sun, and he would be seeing his goal, the end of his travail. This would all be happening within each & every one of us, As we absorb these understandings remember that Jesus reminded us continually, ''My Kingdom is not of this world''.

Lucifer The Light Bearer!

Contrary to religious teaching, God has no opposite if He did it would be Himself, there is only one power and that is God the ONE. Mark 12:29. “Hear Oh Israel The Lord Our God Is One Lord!” We cite from one who has quite a grasp on this particular subject. Quote. ''Religion has understood the impact the serpent had on Eve's mind, but then confused the whole issue by calling the ''serpent'' Satan or the Devil, giving it a creature status. Beloved God never created a devil or satan, therefore they do not exist as some spiritual creature form. There is no fallen Angel that became the Devil, but that is what is taught in Theological Colleges, taken from the verses in Isa 14 & Ezek 28. Both of these chapters speak of Adam the man in type form under two titles. One as the Lucifer who is the light bearer, referring to the man Adam who was in the garden of Eden & ''Walked in the Light even as He, God is the Light'' walking in pure fellowship with God. In verse 16 of Isa 14, The prophet says, ''Is this the man''. In Ezek 28 & verse 2 the prophet says ''Yet thou art the man'' again referring to Adam''. Unquote.

The actual meaning of the word Lucifer is Day Star, Light Bringer or Shining One & is originally from the word HALAL. For interest sake this translated word in the N.T. Is found in Rev 22:16b ''I am the Root and Offspring of David, the radiant brilliant MORNING STAR.''

To continue with the thought that many are of the opinion that there is more than ONE POWER. We are born into a human state of consciousness that accepts two powers; we go through lifetimes of in-harmony, discord, - lying sin consciousnessdisease & ultimately death & the only way we can successfully overcome this world of error is through the development of spiritual consciousness, whether we are beginners or whether we have reached the stage or stature of a developed spiritual teacher, we are still in the process of building spiritual consciousness, & except in rare moments of illumination, until the allotted time we never reach the point of having attained it in its fullness. We would again make it clear there are of course times in meditation when we do attain an unusual realisation or manifestation. Until the full manifestation of the man-child this will not be fully experienced or seen. This is when as we read in the 12th chapter of Revelation.

''And she brought forth a Man-Child, One Who is destined to shepherd (rule) all the nations with an iron staff (sceptre), and her child was caught up to God and to His throne''. Revelation 12:5.

Some would confuse this verse with the usual concept of the 'catching away' which is an entirely different thing! We must be aware that there is a verse in 2 Corinthians that would inform us of the following!

''who also has made us able ministers of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the LETTER KILLS, but the SPIRIT makes alive.'' 2Cor 3:6. MKJV.

What Does A Material Outlook Mean To Us!

One would put it this way. ''In our evolution from material sense to spiritual consciousness we learn that there is an invisible substance that most of us would call God or Spirit. This is part of our soul or consciousness. All of these terms are adjoined. The name is not really important. The important thing is that there is an invisible substance within our own being, and out of it the good things of life are formed.

''Faith is the substance of things hoped for'' which is also interpreted to mean that consciousness is the substance of things hoped for, and out of and out of consciousness come the issues of life. Another has most beautifully & truthfully written. ''Within us all lies an inmost centre of our being, a divine birthplace of man's spirit, which even to reach, much less to comprehend, is beyond all intellectual striving or attainment. If man attempts to reach this power by intellect alone, without due attunement, without growth of the spirit, there must inevitably be disaster. Yet if that same man will strive with mind & heart & spirit to seek the kingdom, holding fast in simple & childlike faith, he must reach that plane of the universal & there receive truth & power & life from the fount of life.....It is unnecessary for man to pass through physical death in order to contact, all the planes of spiritual life. This is knowledge vital to the being and happiness of every man. For man has power to reach out, to contact, and respond to the influences which emanate from all the planes of spiritual being even while enmeshed in the flesh; the difference being that when he is released his spiritual life gains a sweet intensity. Having lost a physical body, the more surely does the soul-experience which he now undergoes, afford him a richer and greater sense of reality in his being. Again and again we say that all the spheres of spiritual life are, or can be, reached by incarnate man, who can thus draw his experiences either from a hell of desire or a heaven of ecstasy''.

There is in reality only one consciousness, but most of us entertain a material sense of that consciousness. And what is it that constitutes a material sense of consciousness? It is that state of thought that would depend only on the outer world for its good. For instance thefive senses, sight, touch, hearing, taste & smelldepend only on the material world. But there is a sense that many have not yet learned to use in a high sense, the sense of faith, our sixth sense, many may not understand or like this terminology but our sixth sense sense, our spiritual sense which is given to each and every one of us & is available to ALL none excluded! The outer senses depend only upon five natural senses, which are persons, bank accounts, positions or inheritances for supply. We are saying this to have us all realise that there is a higher spiritual supply than most of us would realise. Material consciousness would have us live under the law of infection, contagion, inherited diseases, food values, climates, economics & also in our minds would depend on our present material government.

We have great news for you all, the Spirit of God within each & every one of us, if we willhumble ourselvesis leading us into a higher understanding. Our divinity is not trying to change our outlook, our understanding, He is gradually doing it & nothing can or will stop it. The drawing power of God is eternal love & it cannot be ignored or shunned. The Aquarian Gospel in speaking of Jesus would tell us. ''Some saw in Him a God, and would have worshipped Him; Others saw in Him a devil of another world and would have cast Him into a pit''. 105: 2

Also. ''You are the children of the flesh of Abraham; but lo I say, There is a spiritual Abraham you know not of. A king of heaven may wear a fishers garb; may sit in a mart of trade; may til the soil, or be a gleaner in the field; may be a slave in mortal chains. May be adjudged a criminal by men; may languish in a prison cell; may die upon a cross. Men seldom see others as they truly are. The human senses sense what seems to be, and that which is, may be diverse in every way. The carnal man beholds the outer man, which is the temple of the King, and worships at his shrine. The 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, an has so is son of God........and Jesus taught the people many lessons as he walked with them beside the sea''. Aquarian Gospel 71:11-18.

Another has wonderfully written. ''Jn 1:35-2:6. Again the next day after John stood, and two of His disciples; and looking upon Jesus as He walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God!

Behold the Lamb of God! What was meant exactly by this phrase? To the Jew the lamb was associated with sacrifice in the temple. At first this sounds somewhat crude, but we go a little deeper and realise that what is meant here by sacrifice is a subjection of the instincts of the lower self. There is no one except Jesus who has sacrificed His entire self to God; but John could see – being a prophet and a seer – that Jesus was such a man. Having surrendered His whole nature, He had no self-will, no desires. He had sacrificed everything within the temple – His temple – which was embedded within His human form, to the incoming Christ to God. John called him 'the Lamb of God' because he had surrendered everything of this lower nature to the divine Spirit, to God. ''The Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world'' – the pure and perfect soul or psyche of Jesus Christ, perfect in its purity and simplicity, free from karma, which had been prepared through ages of time for this divine revelation to humanity that every man had within him the power, the light, and if man responded to that light which rested on the face of the water, Gen 1:2-3. the still water of his own soul deep within his own being, he would enter into the kingdom of God, THE KINGDOM OF ETERNITY!''

Actually if we would only realise it most people in this world today are living under the LAW of GOOD AND EVIL. For our perception to change we need to acknowledge the great kindness of a Deity, of a God that so ''Loved the world that HE GAVE'' that we might receive & understand just who and what we are and that is a very clone of that Deity. Which reminds me of a beautiful song written by a young lady several years back.

This is My name, My Name for ever,

By which I Am to be remembered,

From generation to generation,

This is my name I Am.

And Jesus said, faith is the surety of the omnipotence of God and man: the certainty that man will reach the deific life. True full salvation is a ladder reaching from the heart of man to the heart of God. It has three steps; belief is first, and this is what man thinks is perhaps truth. Faith is next and this is what man knows is truth. Fruition is the last, and this is 'man himself is the truth'. Belief is last; and man is saved when he has reached deific life; when he and God are one. 22:26-31. The Aquarian Gospel.

That every worthy end may be attained by gentleness and love just as the prince of peace, Melchisedec, the priest of God, won gallant victories without the shedding of blood.

''The sense of justice cries aloud; this is travesty on right. So when men see no further than one little span of life it is no wonder they say, there is no God, or if there is a God he is a tyrant and should die. If you would judge aright of human life, you must arise and stand upon the crest of time and note the thoughts and deeds of men as they have come up through the ages past; for we must know that man is not a creature made of clay to turn again to clay and disappear. He is part of the eternal whole. There never was a time when he was not; A time will never come when he will not exist'' 114: 41-45. Aquarian Gospel.

God And Myself!

The ongoing revelation for those who are seeing & experiencing the latter day message of our true identities is wonderfully & almost unbelievably thrilling, as we begin to come to the full understanding of ''I and my Father ARE ONE'' also when Jesus shared with us that ''As I Am in the world so are you'' many are inclined to feel that this is too hard to even consider, if we would but take time to contemplate & consider the following verses in Romans, revelation is very close to you!

''For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them ALL [alike]. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!'' Rom 11:32-33. Amplified

We iterate, You are All Gods Sons ''Sons of the Most High'' could it be made clearer? Except you believe that I AM you shall die in ignorance, this is the true meaning of the verse. ''For if you believe not that I AM [he] you shall die in your sins'' Jn 8:24b. The word sins would mean to us in this day of realisation, - a lack of understandingas the word HE which is in italics is not in the original. To clarify this allow me to quote from one or two other translations.

''Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if YOU do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." Jn 8:24. English Majority Text. This is a true rendition of this verse.

''I told you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am [he], you will die in your sins''. Jn 8:24. Lamsa. Ancient Eastern Aramaic Texts. Notice again that the word he is in italics meaning it is not in the original.


When Jesus tells the irate Pharisees in John Chapter 8 that even they are the I AM within their own being, He was rejected, unfortunately religiosity was once again responsible for not accepting the truth of that which is in their very own within being.

''I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for except YOU believe that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins''. Jn 8:24. American Standard. Once again the he is in italics & not original.

The fact of our inherited deity could not be any clearer than what is described in the above, for if we will but raise our vision a little higher than the flesh realm & accept the fact that I am you and you and that ''You are the offspring of God''.

Not Forsaking The Assembling Of Ourselves

Together As The Manner Of Some Is!

This verse is from the book of Hebrews 10:25. The usual understanding of this verse is far, far removed from the concept of the ''salvation to be unveiled in the latter or last day'' 1Pet 1:5b. I first received the seed thought that I am about to share with you from a very spiritual, dear friend of mine Marj Stampa who has since passed on.

The usual interpretation of this verse is that every time there is a church meeting we need to be there no matter what or it will become a habit & we may backslide. Without much imagination we can see that this verse was used as a lever. We must not judge too harshly as we all went through this phase as it was part of our reaching a further maturity. We will now share what this means to those who are seeing the ''salvation to be unveiled in the latter day'' 1Pet 1:5b.

In the thought we are now sharing ''Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together'' we must realise that we OURSELVES all consist of ''Spirit soul & body'' Paul the great apostle would share with us,

''And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blamelessly at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.'' 1Thess 5:23. MKJV

''And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).'' 1Thess 5:23. Amplified. Sound and complete.

The word OURSELVES as in Heb 10:25 is from the Gk heautou G1438 STRONGS. This word is also related to G846 which also stresses the word selves in the personal sense which of course we see as referring to our 'spirit soul & body'.

When we refer to the word ourselves in the light of 'Spirit, soul & body' we think of a harmony within, the harmony of our complete being within ourselves.

''For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides YOU, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.'' Isa 64:4. Amplified. This verse is showing the Godliness of ourselves, those who are realising their identity in their Most Holy Place capacity. So the latter day analyses of ''Not forsaking the assembling of our selves together'' is that in our complete being there ought not to be a disharmony within ourselves, many of us unfortunately would not before this have considered this outlook on these particular words of scripture, but we reiterate, this is the day of the true revelation of the Most Holy Place experience which all men will eventually, in the future, at some time most definitely experience!

''And Jesus said, man is truth and falsehood strangely mixed. Man is the breath made flesh; so truth and falsehood are conjoined in him; and then they strive, and naught goes down and man as truth abides.'' 22:12-13. Aquarian. We must keep in mind the title of this post. The Perfect Church.

Together. Col 2:19.

Knit together in His love divine,

Christ in me and I in Christ, entwined;

Joined together in one company,

Tuned in one melodious harmony.

Each part shaped and so fit together,

So unified that none can sever;

All complementing one another,

Much closer even than a brother.

Filling up all that the other lacks,

Strengthening and taking up the slack;

One in thought, in body in soul,

Though we're twain, together we are whole!

Dora Van Assen.

''And not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.'' Col:19. Amplified.

To encourage you further are we not told that some are not going to the grave, but will be caught up to God and His throne. Remember Enoch as a forerunner did not die. This we are told in both the Old & the New testaments. Furthermore the deeper truth is that you & I never had a beginning, for if we had a beginning we also must have an ending & as God has no beginning or ending we who are made in His exact likeness, - if we can receive it – we as His clones are & will be likewise. Keep well in mind that you & I existed in eternity, before time ever began, yes our beginning was that which is eternal, that is why each & every one of us are so loved of the Godhead, Father masculine, Holy Spirit Mother & feminine, then Son, who is our true inner identity. Are we yet beginning to perceive why our Loving Deity is not about to put any of His replicas into an eternal fire to burn everlastingly. Or that He allows any being or devil who is so great that he is going to take at least 90% of all men with him! Listen carefully ''His love endures forever''. So as the 17th chapter of Acts verses would verify we ALL MEN from ages past are inherent Deities who are Joint Heirs WITH HIM.

Sometime ago one who I believe had much insight to these things wrote the following. ''The devil is the greatest power in our land, and though a myth, he dandles on his knee both young and old.'' I personally would also add, the so called devil is a RELIGIOUS myth.

''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.

Thank God that there is on earth today a Perfect Church in the bowels of Gods creation which is about to come forth in POWER TO ONCE AGAIN SHAKE THE EARTH.

''whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I will not only shake the earth, but also the heavens." And this word, "Yet once more," signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, so that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.'' Heb 12:26-27. MKJV. Yes it is certainly true that there is a PERFECT CHURCH here today & it is deep within every one of us, yes within our true spiritual selves, our true identity.

Ralph Knowles, February 2019.

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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.