Grow up to give what has been received
#214 (12/2/18 morning)
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
The next great event on God's calendar is the Rapture of the saints who are alive and remain. Many "saints" will be left behind to endure the wrath and hatred of the Antichrist during a 3-and-one-half year Tribulation Period. During this time the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place in heaven. The Antichrist will make war with the saints- - -which saints?- - -the ones left behind at the Rapture. After this will be the event called The Second Coming of Christ. Instead of coming as a meek and lowly lamb (as at the first), He will return in resurrection power and glory accompanied by His Bride.
Please read Zechariah 14:4. The minor prophet Zechariah records what will transpire at the Second Coming in chapter 4. When the feet of the LORD touch the Mt. of Olives, it splits east and west as well as north and south. The mountain will cleave in the form of a cross. This valley will be a place of refuge for the inhabitants of Jerusalem to flee escaping the fury of the Antichrist. After His feet split the earth in the form of a cross a refuge is found in the valley. Modern day believer's can also find a refuge from the fury of the Antichrist by fleeing to the cross of Calvary and experiencing the crucifixion of the fleshly nature. When Jesus' feet come upon the old man, we can find refuge in the cross and crucify the sinful nature. What is our refuge? The Cross of Calvary while dying to the flesh. Jesus was crucified full stature; a picture to us of where all "earth" belongs!
Please turn to Revelation 19:11-19. Please take note in verse 14 the Bible refers to "armies" (plural). Compare that to verse 19 which refers to an "army" (singular). A sharp sword goes out of His mouth which is the oral law, the oral application Word. He has a name written on His thigh which is the written law or Word. The Bride is very familiar with the oral and written forms of His Word. During her earthly sojourn she was changed on the inside by the written Word and publicly listened to and followed the commands of the oral application from off the Ark. She found refuge in the "valley of the Cross" from the antichrist nature of her old man. The Cross of enlightenment was given to the Bride to learn about her Savior and His crucifixion. She, in turn, gives the same enlightenment publicly to those around her. She pointed others to the refuge of the Cross of Jesus' Crucifixion. She, in essence, received to give. Jesus said if you have seen me you have seen the Father. The Bride says if you have seen me you have seen Jesus Christ. Jesus splits our old earth by the oral and written Word.
The Bride is unique in that she has allowed the oral and written Word to give her the nature of the Son of God. She has obtained His Stature INSIDE so she can go forth, in her daily life, with the power of the Name, and direct those around her to that Name and His Crucifixion. What is the ministry of the Bride? To grow up and share what she has received; to give what has been gotten.
Image and Likeness, Bride and Bridegroom
#213 (11/18/25 morning)
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
According to 2Timothy 3:16-17, perfection is being "throughly furnished". Furnished with what? Furniture; all 7 pieces of furniture found in the Mosaic Tabernacle. This tabernacle is a picture, shadow, type and figure of the more perfect Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. Moses' Tabernacle was made with hands, Jesus Christ is the only Begotten Son of God. The earthly Tabernacle (the one Moses fashioned) gives the believer and the Bride the blueprint of how to grow in God. By experiencing each piece of furniture, personally, the Bride becomes "throughly furnished" or reaches "perfection". While growing in the stature of the Son, the believer experiences the written law. At maturity (the seventh piece of furniture) the believer receives the oral law, personally, from off the Ark of the Covenant. The oral law instructs to do the will of God outwardly upon completion of doing the will of God inwardly through the written law. The Image and Likeness of God must be established inside before it can be displayed outside in the public arena. The contumacy of the old nature must be subdued first.
Please turn to the Book of Beginnings, Genesis, and read chapter 1 verses 26-28. In verse 27 please note that male and female were created; a Bride and a Bridegroom. The Image and Likeness of God is male and female, Bride and Bridegroom. In chapte 2 verse 16 the LORD detailed what they could eat. To maintain the Image and Likeness they were to freely eat of the trees in the garden; eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil would mar and destroy the Image and Likeness. Going back to chapter 1 verse 28, notice what the pair was supposed to do: subdue and take dominion through the Image and Likeness (Bride and Bridegroom). Why were they to subdue and take dominion over a cleansed and renewed earth? To subdue indicates that there is an enemy lurking outside the garden. Taking dominion has the connotation of being supreme, putting something or someone down and ruling over it or them. The earth was defiled when the serpent became a willing vessel for Leviathan to control and eventually lead astray the newly created pair. Uncleanness and defilement were already present outside the garden because of the presence of Leviathan and fallen Lucifer. The earth had already sinned; this is what they were to subdue and take dominion as Bride and Bridegroom (Image and Likeness).
Please read Genesis 3:17. When the pair sinned, they just made the earth worse! Because of what they did, the earth was cursed! Not only was it defiled and unclean, but now it was cursed. When Adam and Eve were banished from the garden, when they set foot on the earth, the curse spread througout the entire world; now it was defiled, unclean, cursed and sinful. To take dominion and subdue the earth the Image and Likeness of God must be fed and maintained. Only the Bride and the Bridegroom can subdue the cursed and sinful earth.
Fiery eyes or fiery tongue?
#211 (11/11/18 evening)
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
Please read Daniel 10:2-6. Please take note in verse 6 of the phrase "and his eyes as lamps of fire". The word "lamps" in Hebrew is lap-peed. Turn to Genesis and let's look at the same word lap-peed. In chapter 15 verses 1-8 we read about Abraham wanting to know the Master Plan and Purposive Will of the LORD. In verse 8 he asks the LORD, "how will I know?" The first step in knowing the Master Plan and Purposive Will is make an offering. Now read verse 17 in the same chapter. God inspected the sacrifice with His Eyes (lamp/lap-peed). After the fire from His Eyes inspect our sacrifice, He then reveals the Master Plan and Purposive Will for each Bridal Candidate. His burning lamp goes through us and then we reap His Eyesight to see Him and His Will. How will we know? Bring a sacrifice, let Him inspect with His Eyes of fire and let Him reveal what's next.
Please read Ephesians 1:18. The eyes (lap-peed) of fire being enlightened that YE MAY KNOW . . . ! Knowing is having eyes (lap-peed) opened. Letting His lamps inspect allows us to gain (reap) His eyes that we may know His Will for us. When I accept His eyes of fire, I reap His eyes of fire. Fiery eyesight from the LORD gives us a vision of the hope of His calling and the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Now turn to Exodus 20 verses 18-19. Lightnings is lap-peed. At the conclusion of the giving of the law, the LORD came with His fiery eyesight to inspect Israel. Instead of wanting to know what His Plan was, they retreated from the fire and light and told Moses they wanted him to talk to God. The nation, as a whole, rejected the inspecting fire and light of the LORD's eyes, therefore, they were constantly at odds with the LORD about His Master Plan. They chose not to know His Will.
Please read Job 41:1-19. This passage of scripture speaks of Leviathan, that old serpent, who imitates God because he is not a Creator. He has stolen the things of God and made counterfeit likenesses of them. Notice in verse 19 out of his mouth goes 3 types of fire: lamps, sparks, and fire. Up to this point we have been talking about fiery EYES, now we're talking about fire in the MOUTH. Leviathan, that crooked serpent, has taken the fire of God's eyes and made counterfeit fire to put on the mouth (tongue) of fallen man! Fire is not supposed to be on the tongue but on the eyes! Now, when fallen man speaks, he has a counterfeit fire in his mouth that makes him KNOW everything. We think we know when we say, "Oh yes, I understand". The hardest member to control is the tongue with the serpent's fire on it! We speak that we know . . . when we actually don't know anything about anybody or God's Master Plan. When the eyes see - - - the mouth closes. When murmuring and complaining fire is vomiting from the mouth, we are confessing that we DON'T KNOW!!! Knowing God's Will comes through reaping His fiery eyes, not by spewing corrupt fire from the mouth! (OUCH!!!)
Detach to Attach!
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
The Father, I AM, dwells in eternity (space) and is NOW. Mankind is restricted physically to the Earth (time) and dwells in the past, present and future. Time and Eternity are joined through the Cross, the Stature of the Son of God, Jesus, which allows mankind to leave time and climb, through Him, up to I AM. The Cross, the Stature, affords man the tools needed to leave time. Blood, Fire and Water are provided to allow personal crucifixion which is not intended to be shared with anyone except the LORD due to its personal and private nature. Only the LORD need know the details of a believer's personal crucifixion. It's okay to seek counsel and guidance regarding one's own struggles but, they are not to be shared with others. The Stature is given to provide an avenue through which man escapes Time and experiences Eternity. Eternity (space where I AM dwells) is where the Bride experiences peace and tranquility over her personal crucifixion and its associated heartaches. The oral law comes from off the Ark and she is given personal direction and commands regarding who She should share with and attach to. Put another way, the Bride detaches from her flesh through her personal crucifixion (in secret) to receive commands to attach to others and publicly share His crucifixion. She detaches to attach. To detach means to deal with just self and the attachments of the flesh to this world. Also, allow the Kingdom of God to be established INSIDE first; to climb the stature and appropriate the efficacy of the blood, fire and water. Additionally, leave earth and greet the I AM, the Father, in space, Eternity. To attach means to allow the I AM, the Father, to direct the heart to come close to someone who He wants to hear the "old, old story" of Jesus and His crucifixion. God wants to make the attachment to others under His control and Headship. Jesus said if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. The Bride says, if you have seen me you have seen Jesus Christ and His Crucifixion. To detach is all about the believer, to attach is all about everyone else. The Bride selflessly shares the Bridegroom and His Eternal, sacrificial crucifixion so others can know Him like she does. The Bride detaches to attach!
"that ye may know I AM the LORD thy God"
#210 (11/11/18 morning)
Christians are commanded to grow, to constantly be changing by having the Word of God forming and molding the heart into His Image. For growth to happen, new knowledge must be revealed for the heart to grow into. There are two types of Word given to fallen man: the oral law and the written law (the ceremonial law was done away with upon Jesus' death). Awareness of sin is a result of the written law. If there were no written law there would be no sin. Sin is a breaking of the law. The oral law is given to a Christian who has grown into the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: the Ark of the Covenant. The oral law accompanies peace, giving the believer personal messages of how to conduct their daily lives in public. The oral law leads, guides, pushes and prods the believer regarding their actions and words. An oral law message is personal and intimate, just for the recipient.
Please read Exodus 20:1-2. I AM is "being", a personal presence, existing now. LORD is defined as absolute mastery and freedom of will. He is a Revealer of the Word, the Plan, the Revelation. Throughout the Bible, the LORD says, "that ye may know I AM the LORD thy God". That we, as believer's, would receive new knowledge, new forms of the oral law, to experience Him in a new way so He can reveal Himself. He wants us to choose Him without any feeling - - - so we can give HIM the feelings!
Please read Isaiah 45:5-7. In verse 5 we read that He was revealing Himself even when we didn't know Him. One consequence of sin is the ability of man to err, to lose his way. Getting lost and making errors are for us to experience Him in a new way. In error He can reveal Who He is.
Back to Exodus. Besides being I AM and LORD, additionally He is THY GOD. He is all energy, all movement, all power, Supreme over all darkness and opposition. He has the Plan and the Power to implement the Plan. God creates. LORD gives the revelation of what is created and GOD creates. When afflictions, sorrow, persecutions and pain come our way, we should ask the LORD to help us to look at the One Who is with us NOW and the new knowledge He is offering at the time. No doubt, He is a Revealer of Himself! He can help us to leave Time; leave the past, present and future and ascend up into eternity, NOW. The I AM is with us NOW and gives the revelation of how to become more like Him on the inside. God then creates whatever is necessary on the outside. The circumstance will change when the I AM, LORD, has made an inside change. Then God creates what is needed on the outside. I AM the LORD thy GOD. I reveal then I create. He is the Author (He started it) and He is the Finisher (the one that creates to end it). WOW!
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