For by gratitude are we saved!
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
The Great I AM lives in the NOW; He is present, eternal, He is "being". All is present and now in the eyes of the Eternal Unbegotten Father. Creation lives in time as defined by past, present, and future. The Stature of the Son of God, the Cross, Jesus Christ is suspended between time and eternity (creation and the Father) for the purpose of restoring unity and harmony between the two. We are commanded to grow up into the Stature of the Son, the more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hands as Moses' Tabernacle was. As the Christian grows he/she is separating from time and reaching up to find a new home in the NOW, the eternal. God wants us to live in the NOW! Getting above time, the Christian learns about the eternity of the Father. Separating from time by using the Blood, Fire, and Water enables the Christian to leave creation below and delight in the Eternal Cause of all life, the Heavenly Father. He is the Great I AM. Made in His Image and Likeness, humans are the little i am. From the Garden the battle has been which "I am" will be lifted up; the Great I AM or i am. Why did Jesus come? He came to deliver humans from their sin and to separate them from time. Sin and humanity are an anchor around the neck of believer's that holds them fast to the past, present, and future.
The Christian is told to "give thanks in every thing". They are also told "by grace are ye saved". The Name of Jesus means salvation. By climbing His Stature we experience salvation progressively, daily. Salvation comes through being separated from time and the events in time. Grace means gratitude. Through gratitude and thanksgiving salvation is a reality. Ingratitude equates into no salvation. Ingratitude is the beginning or origin of imperfection, gratitude is the beginning of perfection ( PEACE ). Peace is the evidence of being throughly furnished or saved to the uttermost (His Head). Giving thanks is making the Great I AM known, the casting off of time. The Name is a giant circulating, circumcising blade that cuts off the fleshy nature of the believer when he/she gives thanks in the circumstance. Climbing His Stature and leaving creation behind is not done through complaining and whining. We are not saved by our objections to what God is doing! We are saved by grace, gratitude for Christ and His Master Plan. Climbing the Stature, experiencing salvation is done through the giving of thanks for His Wonderful Name and Headship.
Peace, victory is not the absence of pain or suffering. We can have victory in suffering by gratitude. Jesus, Daniel, and the 3 Hebrew children had victory (peace) in the midst of their personal circumstances. Victory is peace INSIDE regardless of the storm raging on the outside. A Christian's Rock, their firm foundation is their relationship with the Son of God on the INSIDE. Why fret when the Headship of the Father has everything in control? Peace is present in the storm because the Son and the Father are ruling the storm. The Christian can have peace and life in the midst of death --- Joseph being an example of this. He was in a death situation (prison for doing nothing) but ministered life, empathy and concern to the butler and baker. He was giving thanks, he was being saved to the uttermost, he was peaceful in the middle of his personal storm. The whirling, cutting Name circumcised his heart and gave him peace.
Individual and collective repentance
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
The natural body needs lots of maintenance. Clipping, shaving, shampooing, bathing, brushing, are all necessary to present the body to the public in a positive way. Being slack in grooming the body will cause it very quickly to become offensive to those unfortunate enough to be next to it. The daily requirements of having a presentable body are a natural picture to the Christian of the same level of diligence needed to maintain the spiritual body. Bible reading, feeding on the Word, prayer, study, worshipping, gratitude for all things, singing songs and hymns cause the spiritual body to be unoffensive to those around it. Wonder what the natural equivalent to a spiritually angry attitude is? As the natural body requires grooming, so the spiritual body.
There are two types of spiritual walks: individual and collective. Individually, the Christian grows up into the Stature of the Son of God and experiences personal crucifixion by using the Blood, Fire, and Water. Establishing the Kingdom of God on the INSIDE brings peace to do the will of God. After growing in the Son, the believer is then allowed to move over to the collective walk (the Father) where he/she gives what has been received on the Son's side. The Bride gives her Image and Likeness (nature) that she received in her personal crucifixion while growing up in the Stature. God, the Father, creates personal situations for the Bride to mimic the Son or give away His Nature. The LORD chooses to give the Bride good and evil through her situations to give away the 12 governmental Names of the Begotten Son. His Names (natures) are in the Bride; she is an accurate portrayal of her Beloved Bridegroom to those around her! She highlights His Image and Likeness to a dead and dying world! During creation, the Father removed Himself into the Unknown to allow the Son to be Known. Likewise, the Son will do the same to allow the Bride to be His ambassador in eternity future. The Lamb will work through the Bride to give what she has received to universes, planets, and nations. The education the Bride receives during her earthly sojourn has eternal ramifications; she will continue to give beyond time into eternity. On the Son's side, the Bride BECOMES like Him through personal crucifixion. On the Father's side she is a DOER by sharing His crucifixion.
Adam male and female (AM&FM) were told to eat of the other trees in the Garden because they were good for food. They rejected those trees by calling them evil and instead ate of the forbidden tree calling it "good for food". Because they didn't have the Son on the INSIDE (Tree of Life) they contorted and twisted the image of good and evil calling good, evil and evil, good. In the Bride's world, her personal circumstance are good "trees" from which she can feed. Our situations feed us; they are good for food! We must be very careful to allow the Son's nature inside to accurately denote a circumstance as "good for food". Looking through skewed vision and calling good, evil and evil, good will result in not being fed by the situaition. Caution is required to see things through His vision, not that of the old man.
Please read IJohn 1:7-10. Notice in verse 9 the words "our", "our", and in verse 10 "we". There are two types of repentance: individual and collective. Now read Ephesians 4:15&16. Notice that the body (collective) edifies itself in love. The members of the body repent collectively, so much so that there is love within the body. Please read Ezra 9:5&6 and Daniel 9:3-6. These two precious men included themselves while repenting for the nation of Israel. They were repenting collectively. The Bride is expected to repent collectively for the redemptive brotherhood (the church) and the creative brotherhood (the nation and the world). The Bride will include Herself while she repents for the church and the world! By repenting individually and collectively the Bride always has a fresh covering of sanctifying Blood. The Bride lives in the Blood!
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.
He determines what is good and evil!
#215 (12/5/18 and 12/9/18 combined)
Source of material: Rev. B.R. Hicks
The ministry of the Bride is to grow up into the stature of the Son of God (Moses' Tabernacle) and share what she has received from Jesus Christ. This not only applies to natural circumstances but also applies after leaving the earth and in the presence of God. Her ministry throughout eternity will continue to be sharing what she has received. There are 99 universes that need to be set free from their ignorance about Who their Savior is. The Bride will bring the knowledge they need to be set free. The Bride knows Who the Savior is! As the Bride grows up the LORD wants her to watch Him, observe and ponder how He acts toward her. When she is ready to go public, so to speak, He wants her to mimic, imitate, show to the world what she has received and give it away. The Bride has become intimately familiar with the 12 governmental Names of the Begotten Son of God in the private place; she has BECOME on the INSIDE what He is. The Bride allows what has been wrought on the inside to be displayed outside; so much so that she can say, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Bridegroom". The Kingdom within is the establishment of His 12 governmental Names. A Kingdom requires a King. He sits on the throne of the heart of the Bride allowing her behavior to mimic and imitate Him - - - not through force of will but because it is her nature. Her new heart dominates the old because the old has been transformed into the Image and Likeness of God. In modern Christianity there is a saying, "WWJD" (What would Jesus do?"). The Bride doesn't have to think about what He would do - - - because her nature has been changed she automatically does what He would do. He reigns on the throne of her heart (replacing the "old fool") and directs her with the oral application of how she should act.
The scribes and Pharisee's had the outward, dogmatic law down real good. They were obsessed with doing the written law and were just as adamant that everyone do it as well. They were lightning quick to point out violations and trespasses of the law. Because of their title and position you would think they were glorious examples of what to become. Jesus called them "whited sepulchers" and "full of dead mans' bones". He saw what they looked like on the INSIDE - - - the stature of the Son of God and the 12 governmental Names of the Begotten Son were missing! They were obsessed with works on the outside but had neglected the greatest spiritual work on the inside: receiving the Image and Likeness of the Son!
There are two types of spiritual walks: individual and collective. The individual grows up in His Stature on the inside (establishing the Kingdom of God) to publicly walk collectively in the Brotherhood and do the will of God. When growing up it is all about ME as an individual, doing the will of God is about the Brotherhood collectively. The individual has a personal walk as well as a collective walk. Knowing how to walk collectively is understood by first having an individual walk; having the Son on the INSIDE. The invisible relationship on the INSIDE grants the Bride to accurately distinguish between good and evil. Not having Jesus on the inside gives the believer a skewed view of what is good and evil. To have a proper image of what is good and evil, according to His eyesight, the Son must be established on the inside. Sinful man has contorted eyesight calling what God says is good, evil. Conversely, he calls evil, good. Israel, when on the border of Canaan's Land, sent in 12 men to spy out the land. Ten of the spies returned and called the Land evil when the LORD called it a good land and a large, flowing with milk and honey. Modern day Christians do the same thing: evil looks good and good looks evil. Please read Isaiah 5:20. The reason our image of good and evil is opposite of God's is the lack of development of the Son of God on the INSIDE. Only God alone (Jesus) can accurately call good, good and evil, evil. His eyesight causes the Bride to have the proper image of what is good and evil. To walk collectively in the Brotherhood means listening for His oral direction and allowing Him to minister to others at His behest. He determines for us what is good and what is evil. The Bride simply mimics and imitates Him!
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.
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