APPLYING THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE
By Dr. Wesley A. Swift - 4-20-64
Around this subject we find one of the most important discoveries which you can make as you dwell here in the flesh. We are talking about the discoveries concerning the hour in which you live and the great things God is about ready to do with and thru you, and in you. There is a passage in the book of Romans which we have called attention to many times which says:-- ‘The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.’
There is a passage (Romans 8:5), which if not read with its proper rendering, is not always understood:-- ‘They who are after the flesh do mind things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.’ The proper translation of this passage should be ‘They who comprehend the things of the flesh do understand the things of the flesh. And they who are aware of the spirit, the things of the spirit.’ In other translations, it reads thus:-- ‘They who are only aware of the things of the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh, but they who are aware of the spirit do mind the things of the spirit.’
The most important thing for us to recognize as children of God is that we are dwelling in earth, dwelling here in physical bodies. And when you understand this fact, then you understand this mystery. There have been so many sermons preached concerning this law of Mystery, they have made it apparent to those within their congregations that there is something wrong with dwelling in the flesh and responding to its needs. But every constant living creature is dwelling in the flesh, his senses tell him when he is hungry and when he is thirsty. They tell him the process God has ordained for sights and sounds, and for the capacity to discern by odor or the capacity to reach out and touch. All the five senses are the by-product of the way we have been created and we are dwelling in a creature body.
But with the Adamic race, there is something different. We are the offspring of the MOST HIGH. And while we are the Issue of the Adamic race, still this Adamic race was fathered by God, Himself. All of everything in God’s Universe that has form in an atomic world, is made up of electrons and protons and is a creature of atomic creation. The Eternal Father put into form by the organization of particles of electricity, this Universe that you see, to the farthermost star, to the most distant constellations. And then beyond the perimeter of your eyes to behold the video frequency. And now only by electronic discernment, through the electronic telescope, we multiply the distance to ten times farther to the perimeter of the Universe that no one, not interested today, would even attempt to measure in the extremity of it. TIME is one of vast and incomprehensible realms of existence that reach beyond the mind of men to actually get a picture of, because everything we have a picture of is by comparison.
We only think of daytime, years of time, a lifetime. Or we may conjure up our concept of the millennium. And after that, we just see figures. All you have to see in figures of form after you have passed the pattern of experience, is the dimension of time, endless dimensions with no beginning or end, and out of the vastness of the existence of your Father, by whom all things were made, and who was before any existing form of HIS own creation, and who was the ever existing ONE. HE summarized out of the thinking of HIS own mind, out of the fiat, out of the living Word, HE created everything that is made up in the electronic Universe. And that electronic Universe is the Universe of substance, and of chemicals. Some animated now by the factors that are relating to the content within their assembly. But you, as you look out over the world, everything that you see, or that you touch, or handle, is made up in that electronic Universe out of particles of electricity.
But do not worry about the permeance of it because God has grouped together with the permeance of HIS Will, and the intensity of HIS mind, the Universe, according to HIS pleasure. And here in this earth, you are now dwelling, quite aware that you are here, in a physical body. But this physical body is definitely an electronic body, and is made up in this wavelength of vibrations of energy of electricity, but it is also the creature body that you dwell in.
We will say this again because we must lay this premise. Before you came into this world, in to this physical body, you had a Celestial body which is made out of LIGHT---made up of particles of LIGHT. And this Celestial body was begotten of your Father, and thus you are the begotten offspring of the Eternal God. The laws of light, and the laws of Electronics, and the laws of dwelling in this electronic body are the patterns of the law of the physical life. But you have resident in your Celestial consciousness the knowledge of when you were with the Father, and an awareness of your existence. And you operated with a Celestial mind which could receive all the thinking and the thoughts of God Almighty. Since you have been placed in the earth, in the flesh, your soul consciousness which developed at the hour of your birth, has been resident now in a physical body, but has the capacity to draw of the wavelength of impressions and remembrances of Spirit.
Your soul is your earth existence consciousness. It is a part also of your yesterdays because it is influenced by it. And it is a part of all you have experienced since you have been here in earth. As we talk to you as individuals, then your thinking power is listening, is storing up or rejecting ideas. But what you are really doing is---you are taking in---through audio frequencies, both truth and ideas. And you are storing them in your consciousness, and if you never heard them before, you may forget some of them as you go out from this lesson. But you will not doubt, remember at least some of what you have heard or read. This is because as natural electrons, they are stored in your physical body, but your consciousness will remember them and that consciousness is your soul.
Every once in awhile, we find someone who does not discern between the spirit and the soul. But there is a vast difference between the two. Your Celestial consciousness was resident in a Celestial body as even your soul is now resident in this physical body, and can reside in either one. That soul has a remembrance even before it came into this world. Often as you look at a baby, you think that it looks a lot wiser than it should for those few days that it has lived. And you may hear someone say that this is an old soul. In fact, the baby might say a lot of things for he has not learned the earth language as yet. And by the time he has learned the earth language, and adapted to the environment that he is not in, he has forgotten a lot of things he used to know. But those things are still there in the discernment of the spirit.
You say, ‘How do you know?’ Well, he is here. He is now in the world, but he came from the bosom of the Father--from the dimension of the spirit. And the important thing which discerns the difference between a member of the White race and the creatures of earth outside this Adamic race, has always been ‘the point of origin.’ The capacities which each have, and the nature which is with them tell the story. Therefore, there are two different kinds of people in the world. There are creatures of creation who never had a Celestial consciousness from the plain of spirit, but had their origin right here in earth. And all they have then for a background is earth itself. Then there are people here in earth who had their origin in dimensions and plains of spirit, in the heavens. Because of this fact, these people have been dwellers in two plains. And there is this capacity to bring to them every spiritual necessity out of the patterns of yesterday, and every vision in the purposes of God, Himself, for tomorrow, since they are the children of God to begin with.
One of the most important things for you to know in this generation,--if you are children of God--is this pattern of origin and this relationship to HIM. We realize that in the Orthodoxy of Christianity, we have had through church, developed doctrines throughout these last 2000 years, the concept that men by principles of conversion, and the acceptance of ideas, move in and out of the great vehicle called the Church, or among the people who constitute God’s Kingdom. However, we want you to know that people may move in and out of the cognition of these facts, but you do not move in and out of the Family of god. You do not move in and out of the race of which you are a part, nor do you move in and out of destiny which God has outlined for you. If you are a child of the Spirit, it is because you were begotten of the spirit. It was not something you conjured up in your mind. The souls does not begat spirits, but the spirit stores up wisdom and knowledge, and the soul consciousness or the resident consciousness of the spirit can pass into the soul consciousness the waves of truth which it possesses. You are thus spirit, soul and body. And you have become a permanent entity. You may dissolve this body, but you will not stay its being re-synthesized by Light and power and rejoined to you with Immortality.
One of the great mysteries of our times is that people are dwelling in the body. And as they dwell here in the body, they are aware that they are in a body of flesh, and they are aware of its needs. And at the same time, a great number of them have no conscious perception of their Celestial being, or of any spiritual capacity whatsoever. And this is a very sad situation. But there are other people who can have no perception because they have no Celestial consciousness, and they are the reason why you were sent into the world.
We would call your attention to these words:--’THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS MAKES ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH.’ This law if sin and death is not a spiritual law. The law of ‘sin and death’ does not work with the spirit, but only with the body, and is effected by the soul. Your soul comes into the world with no conscious remembrance, as it develops into the ability to make itself known and to be able to communicate. Then as the child grows up, he is aware of his body, he is aware of its needs. He is aware of those around him. He is very basically effected by the most basic emotion which the body can receive, which is love. He responds to this love and the second most powerful emotion he can experience is fear.
There comes a time in the lives of a great many people when fear is a greater triumph over their consciousness than is love. And when it is, they live in a state of misery. We have a lot of miserable people in the world today because they are afraid of everything. They are afraid of everything which has been threatened by the Communist world. This causes them to fear. They are worried economically. They are worried about every possible disease that comes along. In fact, by the very process by which they absorbed fear, this is one of the most sinister things which destroys them physically that can possibly exist.
On the other hand, the very law of Love and of life, is a law of the Spirit. But its emotions can be transferred physically, and by the soul consciousness. Because of this, therefore, if they have been brought up in the realm of love, they are not living in the realm of fear, altho fear may be a coming and going experience.
We want you to know that as God is Light, HE is also Love. For the highest emotion that has been expressed toward us which the senses can perceive, under spiritual guidance, is the law of love. That God so loved HIS creation and the world itself, THAT HE GAVE HIS EMBODIED FORM FOR SACRIFICE, for the redemption of HIS sons and daughters, that they might finish the things HE sent them into the world to do. It is essential that you understand the events of history and the events that are now transpiring, that you know the difference between the children of this world and the children of the Father. It is a matter of translation as theology translates texts to make it conform to the documents and concepts of individual denominations, that we have a lot of ideas which we sometimes call Orthodox. That is why when the Apostle Paul was preaching, that they said he was a ‘heretic.’
Here was a man---stopped on the road of error, called of God, Himself, taught the Truth, called into the heavens, and taught the wisdom that he was to bring back to the Church and to the nations of Israel. And when he started to talk to them about heavenly wisdom, they said, ‘Heretic.’ Why? Because what he was telling them was not Orthodox, according to those in power.
We would like for you to remember that in the experiences of the past, that truth is one of the hardest things to bring forth to release men from fear, from darkness and from superstition, because someone has all their thought set into a form which makes God smaller, or more inferior. And therefore, wants to suppress every TRUTH as it appears. That does not mean we accept all ideas, for you can carry the interpretation beyond its design. When the scripture says, ‘Believe all things, ‘ this does not believe every error. It means you believe every vibratory spiritually endorsed truth which comes out of the Throne of GOD.
You ask, how do I know that? This is one of the secrets that you are to discover in understanding the ‘Spirit of the law of Life.’ As you develop in the law of ‘the Spirit of Life,’ and start applying it, a great spirit of discernment comes down over you and that discernment separates the right from the wrong, the good from evil. And it gives you an identifying factor which protects you through your lifetime and you are never taken in by those rascals ever again, because when he begins to talk, you will discern that something is wrong. In fact, every businessman when he prays, should ask God for the spirit of discernment. Then no Jew will ever take him in, ever again. There are a lot of people today who never know when they are hearing the truth. That is a pattern of discernment. You say, ‘but that is in the natural field.’ We want you to get this clear in your mind. We want you to think relative to the two plains that you dwell in. That you are a Celestial child, that you have a Spiritual being, and that you have spiritual capacity far greater than you have ever used.
This age which we are standing on the edge of is going to see the use of spiritual power the world has never before witnessed. But do not cast aside the fact that you are a physical entity, that you live in a physical body. That the physically designed purpose of God was the transference of HIS own Family, HIS Children from heaven to earth. You could not do the things you are to do unless you had a physical body. Thus God wants you to live here. Do not forget that. This is why we have to repudiate some of the positions that Orthodoxy has taken, as they try to continually separate you from this body to the point that they want to send you off somewhere else. Instead of keeping you here in this body to do the task you were sent here to do, they want to send you off somewhere else. If we could have the whole church woke up and start to occupy the earth today as God ordained that they should be doing, then we would make this heaven on earth in a generation of time, or even quicker than that. Because it is going to happen in that generation, which shall not pass away until all is fulfilled. But we have so many Christians who are just dying to go to heaven. Oh, you say, ‘That is a good thing.’ Well that is about what it amounts to. This is their objective and you get exactly what you expect, right back where you came from. But you don’t have any more to show for it than when you left. You have dwelt in the dimensions of spirit, but I cannot describe it for you, because you do not remember and I do not remember your past experience. But God brings it forward every once in a while in discernment, the experiences HE wants us to remember. Or HE gives us out of the vastness of those HE has made, as monumental patterns of discoveries for us---in this race, those things that bring us back to remembrance.
Men like Enoch, the Apostle Paul, Elijah, or John---any of those HE HAS CARRIED OUT INTO THE DIMENSIONS OF SPIRIT, and once more oriented them into the areas where the spiritual plains exist. Then sent them back into the physical world to keep telling us about our kinsmen or origin, and our destiny. For we are not to let this body which we dwell in make us forget that we are children of spirit.
In all instances, remember this. ‘Spirit is the master.’ A God of Spirit put all things together. And by the very fiat of HIS WILL---HIS own WORD, HE put everything in operation. HE determined the ultimate fulfillment of all things. Because of this, the God of Spirit created this Universe. And you within it are the benefactors of HIS Great Love, as far as the earth is concerned. Because you are children of HIS Spirit, whom HE has now absolutely organized in a physical world, you are to accomplish a Heavenly mission.
Now, as we turn to this passage:-- ‘They who are aware of the flesh are mindful of the flesh.’ Is there something wrong with that? Only to the point that if a child of God is not aware of his spiritual origin, his spiritual power, and is only aware of the flesh. Then he lives in a world where everything must be worked out without guidance and he is aware of everything which creates problems and troubles for him, and is not aware of anything which brings promises or deliverance and liberty. If you live after the flesh, there is nothing wrong with eating and drinking and giving in marriage. There is nothing wrong with laughter and with joy. There is nothing wrong with everything which operates in the pattern of compatibility with the Laws of God.
But what about the Law of the Spirit? Remember that this spirit is perfect. The spirit is accurate. The spirit knows without error. The Spirit operates in the wavelength of knowledge as the mind of God. But there is something about a spiritual body that you ought to know. A spiritual body has never known death at any time. A spirit body has never been defeated by any power resident in the Universe. A spirit body and a Celestial being has lived in a pattern of perfection. And while there, it was filled with joy, laughter, and everything which you think is normal to this dimension.
Then someone says, ‘But you can’t eat while there.’ Who said so? Who told you that? There is apparently Celestial food. And the wavelength of the absorption of that Celestial food. Because when the Apostle Paul was in the heavens, didn’t know whether he was in the body or in the spirit. Paul said, ‘God alone knows whether they took my body, or just my spirit. For there were certain things that he remembered. And John was taken into the dimensions of spirit and he ate, he tasted, he saw, he touched and he walked. Every known sense that he had in the physical body was also spiritually alive with John. We are told in the book of Revelation, that ‘the door opened into the heavens and John was told:--Come in hither.’
We are in a period of time when we need to know these things. For all the forces of natural earth are out to destroy the Kingdom of God which is here in earth. Even if it will kill them, they, under the sway of Satanic organized design of resistance, the world order does this because it does not live on love. Oh, they may have a comparable emotion, as it relates to their own kind, and their own offspring. This happens in every level of existence. But there is not actual force that motivates their relationship one to another as it relates to nations and to people that are moved by spirit or love. The tyrants and the outlaws of Communist nations would liquidate one another or even their own people to accomplish their own purposes. This is also true among the enemies of Christ who will eat their own children to stay alive. This would not happen among your own race, or the Christian civilization. There is a vast compelling power that seems to be driving all forces that are in the earth and that are not under guidance of the spirit, to seek to destroy this Kingdom of God, even tho by doing this, they are destroying themselves.
You are the ‘Rock’ upon which the water may beat, and beat. But it will never destroy that ‘Rock.’ It will remain because it is a Rock and it possesses something which can never be destroyed by this ever seething force, by this mass of darkness which today is in motion. But which is so different than you, the children of God’s Kingdom.
We want to bring this to your attention. There is something that is very important for you to know. It is that you are a child of Eternity. That you have existed in Eternity. And that you have been in the furthermost reaches of this Universe. You have ben with the Father before the earth was framed. And this period of earth dwelling, this time you call your life span, is still on. And fortunately, this generation is not going to pass away until God’s purpose for this earth is fulfilled.
There have been a lot of your forbearers who have passed away. And a lot of your kinsmen who plan on leaving, because they are operating on a law of sin, which is death, and which the world lives by. And they think this is essential for them to remember and retain. But if you want to be free from the law of sin, which results in death, then start thinking that from Genesis to Revelation, there is something which relates to you and to your race other than that which relates to creatures who are walking around upon the earth. Remember that you are surrounded at all times with spiritual law and spiritual reality. Remember that altho you cannot see the dimension of Spirit, or the spirit which you possess, it is still there. Remember that all through the background of the scriptures that there has stepped out of that dimension, and made themselves visible, individuals who looked just like any other man. All through the scripture, we have talked about the fact of ‘the son of man,’ or someone who looked like the ‘son of man,’ or a messenger, or God, Himself. And each time HE appeared, HE looked just like you look in this physical body, because the physical body is the image of the spiritual. And the body of the man, Christ Jesus, was the image of the invisible God.
Out of the dimension of spirit, has moved those to guide, to lead, to instruct, and to encourage your race with identity knowledge that you are a people who are indestructible. Here is a dimension which came to your age, which was related to you, was also a part of you. And you know that the very appearance of these Angels, the very appearance of God, who came at various times to speak to the Race of this Book, was an assurance that you were a part of it. And because of that, vitally interested in it. No wonder then, that YAHWEH, the Eternal One, said that HE would give Africa or Egypt or anyone else for you, because you were HIS Children down here in this physical body. No wonder that as God spoke in the parable, the He came into the world to buy the world so that HE might redeem HIS own precious treasure which was hidden in the world,--that this treasure was you of HIS race.
It is important for us to remember that we are never operating in a game of chance, or in a game wherein the skills of God and Lucifer are pitted, in which there is a possibility that God will not win. You see, there are a lot of people who think that God and Lucifer are playing a ‘master chess’ game for the souls of men. And that if Lucifer wins, they are going to be lost and gone and swept into some imaginary torture chamber. Imaginary to them, and yet it becomes so real to them that they fear it. And of God wins, they see man lifted from this eternal darkness out into some Eternal bliss, some far off mansion. The least you can say for this is that they are aware of dimensions of spirit, and that there are entities of power, and that God and the plains of spirit do exist. But here is the danger of that line of thought. They are thinking in terms of God losing something. But we want you to know that Jesus said, ‘of these I shall lose nothing.’ We want you to remember. And remember that everything in God’s Universe is going to be brought back in proper relationship unto HIM. Every knee is going to bow, and all flesh shall proclaim.
We are talking then about all Flesh. For ‘all flesh is going to saved.’ Do you know that the only place where there is trouble is right here in the flesh? The only thing which dies is the flesh. The only thing we are waiting for, we are told in the scripture is the redemption to wit, of the body. For the spirit can quicken and adjust, and change your mind.
Someone always suggests that the spirit cannot change the mind if the mind is not thinking the things of the spirit. We want you to know that the spirit can change your mind in the twinkling of an eye. Did you know that the wavelength of the spirit can break through and wipe out the error of your soul consciousness just like wiping the electronic memory off of one of these tapes? Did you know that God could call and stoop you right now? In fact, it doesn’t take much if God wants to intervene and stop you, just like He stopped Saul on the road to Damascus. HE can stop you right now. HE can make you hear, because HE knows that deep down inside of you and each and everyone of HIS children is that wavelength of reception, that Celestial inner man, that cannot only effect all the inner conscious thinking of the soul, but can bring it right up to awareness.
One of the things the agnostics hurled at one time against the church is ‘why, if God has the power, did HE allow or permit Lucifer to rebel and do these things? Why let all these catastrophes happen to the earth and then have to go to the bother of saving it?’ Not understanding, Agnostics say, ‘We will just throw it all out?’ But the agnostic cannot throw anything out. They just go as far as their thinking will allow. Probably one of the most advantageous things that ever happened is the rebellion of Lucifer. You see, as you dwelt in the plain of spirit, everything was perfect, and all was serene. But you also had no capacity to know the greatness of God’s Grace, the vastness of Righteousness, and were not able to discern with full appreciation of what ‘God-likeness’ was all about. But YAHWEH (God) understood this from the beginning. After all, with Omniscience, HE foreknows all things and had purposed that there would come a time when Lucifer’s rebellion would start an orbit of events, which would be one of the most important events throughout all the Universe. And one of the most important things for you as a child of God is to recognize that you were to come into the flesh to dwell in this cycle of designation of evil. To dwell here in this time of darkness as a ‘child of God,’ but to triumph over this evil as God has ordained that you shall, and to emerge into the tomorrows with a knowledge of the distinction between righteousness and un-righteousness, to the point, that you will appreciate GRACE, and will appreciate the decision of righteousness which YOU will be required because of knowledge, to make.
This is the reason people wondered about the intense love that Mary Magdalene had for the CHRIST because the improperly translated passage did not bring this out too well. But Jesus said, ‘She who hath sinned, loveth much.’ This was not an admonition to go out and transgress, but it was because of the Grace of God, and the love of God, and the great spiritual awareness of the close presence of God that brought upon Mary Magdalene the utter appreciation of righteousness and goodness and made everything evil so abhorrent to her, since she now understood why she was here and who HE really was.
We tell you today, that God has outlined for us in the restoration of our memory, all the things which happened from the days of Adam until our time, outlined it all in the book we call the Bible. And a great ability to appreciate was given with even the measure of Divine law and rightness to compare by looking at the process disobedience and error which brought catastrophe and unprecedented trouble into the earth, and how obedience to this Divine Law brings upon the earth, --Live, blessings, and the realization that the Law of Righteousness and Righteousness is the best thing in the Universe.
For almost 2000 years, Christian ministers have been preaching sermons on these mistakes. And they wanted you to look at the mistakes so that you would not make them again. In fact, the point of even giving the law to the children of the Kingdom at Mount Sinai, this law which they were to function under and to develop and operate in earth over all the nations of the world was not hidden from them. The scripture was to say, ‘This Commandment which I command thee this day, is not hidden from thee, neither is it afar off. It is not in heaven so that thou shouldest say, ‘who shall go up for us to heaven and bring it unto us, that we may hear it and do it. No, it is not beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, ‘who shall go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it? But the WORD is very nigh unto thee. It is even in thy mouth and in thy heart that thou mayest DO it.’ (Deut.30:11-14). What did it mean? It meant that the law for the rule of the earth was the law of rightness, and it existed in the spiritual consciousness of every son and daughter of God, and now that he dwelt in earth, he could perceive it and would learn to apply it.
We have been praying, ‘Oh, God do this for us and do that for us.’ And it is a good thing when we are in trouble to appeal to the MOST HIGH GOD, but why get in trouble in the first place? After all, the WORD is in thy mouth, and you can command, and the creation will obey. The moment the conscious comprehension reaches you that you are the sons and the daughters, and you have power. And when God visited you in the flesh and dwelt among you as the man Christ Jesus, HE imparted this power to you for HE said, ‘Greater things than I have done, you will do when you understand how.’ The word is when you believe. This comprehension is aware of spiritual qualities which we possess because we are a child of God. Not after our own abilities in the flesh, but after the power of the spirit.
I want you to retain this in your thinking. Many people when they start to talk about Spiritual Law, get on some kind of a floating cloud that has them separated from all the realities of the earth. In fact, some of them get up so far, they cannot laugh, they cannot enjoy living in this world. But as that happens, my friends, they are out of balance. You say, ‘but you cannot be spiritual and hang on to the flesh at the same time.’ But if you don’t, you die. You can be as spiritual as the spirit which is perfect within you and still stay in this body and enjoy every part of your existence in it. And even keep the body from getting sick, and keep it well and keep it alive. In fact, if you will find, in your consciousness the Law of the Spirit, with proper application, you will find that this is true.
The Apostle Paul said, ‘I know this, but I haven’t been able as yet to apply it.’ Someone always says, ‘Dr. Swift, do you know anyone who has been able to do this as yet?’ Time will tell if any of our generation has been about to do this. We know that we are reaching for something we have been stirred to reach for a few years ago, but the time has not come for the manifestation of the sons of God. I know that this body which is like the bodies of the Adamic race is also like the bodies of the creations around about, vibrating in the same plain of electronic energy, subject to the same conditions round about of sickness, diseases, trouble and death. But I also know that the consciousness within ‘immunizes’ this body with the Law of Spirit.
We want you to understand that you are dwelling here in this creature body subject to everything of the creation unless your consciousness will use the Law of Spirit to immunize this body, with the Law of the Spirit with which this creature vibrates. And now you say, ‘Is this Biblical? Has God ordained this?’ Look over in the book of Romans 8:16, for a moment, and we read these words:-- ‘The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit.’ This is not an ‘and, or an if, or a but. It is just simply ‘The spirit beareth witness with our spirit.’
In the Old Testament, in the 82nd Psalm, we are told that we were begotten of the Eternal YAHWEH, as HIS Elohim. Thus, if we are then children, we are also heirs with YAHWEH, and joint heirs with YAHWEH as HE dwelt in earth as YAHSHUA, the Christ. Let this word always come into our consciousness. Let us break through this wall of semantics for all times as it relates to the word --’the Christ.’ YAHSHUA is the name of the Eternal God as Savior, and YAHWEH is the name of the Eternal God in the plain of spirit. But YAHWEH of the plain of spirit, is also YAHSHUA in the body. And God embodied is--(in the Greek)--Christos, or Christ the Embodied ONE. Thus Christ is the Eternal YAHWEH Savior God, your Father embodied as YAHSHUA in the earth.
You say, ‘But is this important?’ Yes, because I see many Christs’ out here right now. Being found in the form of the Eternal God is just a fact. This in identity as to your spiritual capacities, and God alone is above all. Do you know what your destiny is? Everyone of you are Christs---Anointed ones. You are spiritual (embodied) sons and daughters of God dwelling down here in physical bodies, and you got here by the rout of physical birth. Alright, then how did God get here as YAHSHUA, or Christ, as HE is identified today? HE came the same way as you did. HE came in by Birth. Oh, it was an immaculate conception, a Divine miracle. It was as great a miracle as the emerging birth of Adam. But we tell you this. It was still the identity of God with HIS Household, HIS race, HIS children of Spirit.
Jesus makes no problem out of this. For HE makes it quite clear as to the difference between the children of spirit who dwell in the world and the children of flesh who dwell here in the earth, who never came by the same route as did Adam or Christ Jesus. HE said, ‘All that the Father (Spirit) giveth Me, shall come to ME.’ HE talks again of this as HE speaks of the Bread of Life, and says, ‘all the Father (Spirit) giveth ME I will in no wise cast out.’ ‘No man cometh to Me except the Spirit sent him.’ ‘Thine (spirit) they were in the heavens and Mine they are in earth.’ And then HE turns to these earthlings who have emerged from Lucifer’s progeny and HE said, ‘You have no capacity to hear My speech or to understand MY words.’
Now, let us for one moment know what the scripture does say. ‘The spirit itself, beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.’ Alright, if children, then heirs, and joint heirs in this physical body with everything which God had while HE was in the body. And ‘If we suffer with HIM, then we shall be Glorified together.’
The Apostle Paul said of this suffering and persecution, and the fact that the enemy did not like him, he said, ‘I don’t reckon this to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.’ Glory is the Divine effulgence which starts to move out as the spirit takes possession.
‘The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Sons of God.’ See---this body is the creature. This dimension of an electronic creation is your creature (body) which you dwell in. It is your house. This is not the master, for the consciousness inside of you is the master. It can be governed by the law of desire, or by the law of existence. Or it can be governed by the Law of the Spirit. This does not mean that if governed by the Law of the spirit that it will not love, that it will not hear, or know joy, that it will not create, or gather, or build or assemble. We have a lot of silly minded people who think that as someone gets spiritual that they do not build houses, that they do not extend their holdings, that they do not try to acquire the things they want. And they do not have anything to do with that which belongs to this world and its dimensions. If you think like that, then you are mistaken in understanding what this Law of the Spirit really is.
If I were to say that in some Holiness churches of today they would throw me out, or they would leave. That is right. They are so upset by the thinking of the world order that their mind is twisted. But God did not put you down here to just to walk through it. HE put you down here to rule over this earth, to consolidate it, and to gather what you need out of it to use what you want, and give yourself anything your heart desires. There is nothing wrong with success in any field. There is nothing wrong with wealth or accumulating it. The wrong begins when the soul starts to worship wealth, and becomes so miserly that it starts to worship the accumulation rather than be aware of the power of the spirit, the intelligence of that which did it. This is when you get on the wrong track. When God becomes second place to the things you have acquired in the physical world, then you are warped.
When men learn the secret of the law of life, and know they can apply themselves to anything, and want to amass, and to accomplish, for a good purpose, it is yours and you can do it just as easily as that, for you are the master of that plain. If you say, ‘I can’t do it.’ We would tell you that you can. There isn’t anything which you say you can’t do but what you can do. There is nothing under this law of the spirit of life that you will not be able to accomplish when you understand how. There is nothing more important for you to learn how to do, than for you to learn how to dwell in this body, and to think like a son or daughter of the Kingdom of God. Everytime that you have an ache, or everytime you start to worry about the grave, or are filled with grief because someone you knew just went by headed in that direction, then think of why you are here and what you can do, instead of where your mind was heading.
Do you know what the creature is waiting for? The creature (this physical body) is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. You say, ‘What do we mean?’ When the Bible says that the creature is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God and this creature is subject to vanity, to emotions (vs. 20), and is not always doing the thing, or acting as you might want it to do, then the Apostle Paul said, ‘I find myself doing something I don’t care a cent for, and other times, I find myself not about to do the things I want to do. And I find my consciousness warring against my body. Then I wonder what kind of a miserable creature I am because my body doesn’t want to behave.’ You say, ‘But that is not what Paul said.’ Well, go back and read it again. For that is what he said, in plain words. Then he said, ‘One thing I do know, I delight in the Law of god in the inner man.’
I have known a lot of people over this nation as a young minister. I was pastor in one of the toughest mining camps which we had in California up at Ransburg. They used to fight in the streets. And they had some of the toughest brawls in history. It was a hard frontier town. But do you know what happened? I was teaching things of Divine purpose, instead of condemning, and in opening up the things of God, it was not long before on Sundays, we had a Legion Hall packed with these hard bitten miners and cowpokes who drifted in from Nevada. And I am going to say in what transpired, that they were all giving accent on the inside to things which were good, even when they could not measure up to the standard or hadn’t found the secret. But I never found a man in the toughest parts of those mining camps who wanted to live again in a town without a church. For something happened to their thinking, to their feelings of responsibility, as men started to congregate together, and started to think of the things of God. When men start to think of the things of god, of the laws of God, and of spirit and of heaven and earth, then they start to move in their thinking. I don’t care how high, or how low, how much of a pressure they seem to live in, something then starts to happen to them if there is any spirit there to work with. If they are White men. It is there. And it starts to move. And gradually, they start to dwell in the consciousness of the spirit.
I want you to know that there is nothing more important than for you to get over in the middle. We have a lot of people who are dwelling just below the middle as far as their consciousness of spiritual power is concerned. If you were aware of what God wants you to do for this hour and what God has in store for you, then let me tell you that the great White Nations of God’s Kingdom--the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Basque, Nordic, Lombard, and Germanic people have stored up in them the most explosive world transforming power of this earth. It does not mean it will be a peaceful transforming, for some things go through a crucible and some things go through the forge. But there is enough power and enough fire to put all the world through it, including those behind the Iron Curtain of World Communism. You will not make Christians out of those people who are not spirit of HIS Spirit. But you will bring them to their knees. You say, ‘How are we going to do that, with a revival?’ No. First there is a victory for the Kingdom. I talked to a preacher the other day who said, ‘Dr. Swift, I want nothing to do with carnal weapons. I don’t want to be carnal minded.’ I said, ‘Well, are you cowardly minded?’ He said, ‘I just want to see everything done with the spirit.’ I said, ‘Well, the spirit has to work where there is something to work with. The spirit will work and move where there is a spiriting to work with. The spirit will work and move where there is a spiritual consciousness to be activated. Because the spirit itself is perfect in everyone who possesses it. Then those who do not have it must have come from another origin. And all of your revivals, praying and singing and weeping is not going to do a thing for them.’
You say, ‘Then spiritual power won’t work?’ Yes, it will. Spiritual power will work at the head of a regiment one day, when it says, ‘surrender.’ But you have to deal with everything in its own order. I heard of a fantastic think the other day. A Christian was suing a Christian. Two children of spirit were suing each other, battling over substance. But if you are dealing with other generations and dimensions around you, there is no other way to reach them, but for Christian suing Christian? No. But if you get into a law suit with a Jew, you sue him for he does not have any spirit. So you have to bring him up before the law, but you should be activated by a law which reached beyond that and this is the Law of the Spirit.
Thus this creature (physical body) is waiting for me to become a son of God, in power, in the earth. It is waiting inside of you for you to be a son or daughter of God in the earth, in power. And that power will be correct. It will be a power that will not let you weaken. In otherwords, it will not let this die. Power that corrects all its problems, power that takes everything in its stride, and just goes out and does its work in the work, that is the application of the Law of the Spirit.
Now, this creature body is waiting for me to be a son of God in power in the earth. Let me show you what the scripture says:-- ‘Because this creature itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the Glorious liberty which belongs to the children of God.’ Spiritual children,---without death. Life without constant disruption, continuous and without pain, without aging.
Now, listen to the next passage:-- ‘For we know that the whole creation (whether it is known or not) growneth together unto now.’ And we know that they--(and here, Paul is dividing the whole into their brackets)-- ‘not only they, but ourselves, which have the first fruits of the Spirit.’---meaning, begotten in the spirit in the beginning, ‘Even we ourselves also vibrate within ourselves, waiting for that positioning to wit, of the redemption of our body.’ The reason why we stress this is because this is why Paul then said, ‘all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to HIS purpose. For whom He did foreknow, HE did predestinate to be conformed to the image of the son’ (HIS own embodiment)-- ‘That HE might be the first born among many brethren.’ ‘More over, whom HE did predestinate them, HE also called; and whom HE called them HE justified, and whom HE justified HE also glorified.’
Now, do not let yourself be condemned by self-condemnation. And don’t let yourself be overwhelmed and don’t be driven into fear concerning your destiny. ‘For HE who spared not HIS own embodiment, but delivered it up for us all---who shall lay any charge to HIS Elect?’ ‘Who is HE who condemneth?’ ‘It is Christ who died, yea, rather that is risen again, and is even now in the scepter hand of authority. Even also maketh intercession for you.---Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? Shall tribulation or distress or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword separate us?’---As it is written:-- ‘For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.’-- ‘Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through HIM and thru HIS LOVE.’ --- This is the finality of Paul’s argument:-- ‘For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor Angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor Light, nor depth, nor any creature shall be able to separate us from the LOVE of YAHWEH which is manifested in HIS own crucifixion and Resurrection.’--- This is all for you.
I want to turn to a passage that relates to God’s plan and purposes for you. We are told that as we think and as we learn and as you know, (Ephesians 4) that the Almighty god who came down out of the heavens and out of the plain of spirit, and dwelt in a physical body, that after the Crucifixion, HE descended into the Nethermost realm and while there, released every soul consciousness which was imprisoned (of Adam’s race). ‘HE that descended is the same also that ascended up into the heavens that HE might fulfill all things, that HE purposed to do.’ In otherwords, HE took HIS many sons into Glory. And you are told thus in the book of Hebrews. Here Paul says, ‘I want you to know that for this time of operation, HE has given Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, pastors, and teachers who are working for the perfection of the Saints (believing offspring), for the work of the ministry, for the deifying of the body of Christ.’ Which is the physical body of all the people who constitute Christianity in the Adamic race. This is your destiny in the unity of the Faith and of the knowledge of the Incarnation of God, until we all come into a perfect individual, unto the measure. And this is the biggest sentence of your destiny which we find in this whole book:--- ‘Until you come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of the CHRIST.’
You ask do I believe that? Yes. I believe that every one of you in this auditorium is going to come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ, whereas, if it was called for, the miracle at your command would be just as complete as HIS. I believe that you could do it now if you knew fully the Law of the Spirit of Life. Knowing that there is no condemnation, not a hindrance, resting upon you by what has been wrought, that the great block which holds men is in the seat of their soul consciousness where they think. For they think after the flesh which has failed. And they therefore think they cannot do it. If they think after the spirit, they would say, ‘I can do all things through the Christ who strengthens me.’
We want you to know that this is an important hour in our history. For God is changing us from one revelation unto another, and from one Glory unto another, until we conform to that image and until you measure up unto that stature. As we have said before, ‘There is going to be a short work of Righteousness, but there is going to come also, the sound of the trumpet. And in the twinkling of an eye, your race is going to be enveloped in HIS GLORY and you will be transformed in a minute. This is going to envelope all the race, because God said, ‘That is MY pleasure, that is MY reward, that is what I have been purposing to do.’
Now I know that every once in a while, because there does not seem to be sufficient admonition here to hold everyone in fear over some terrible torture chamber, that there are a few people who get distressed. However, if you become distressed because of the Grace of God, my friends, then learn to live with it. If my Father wanted to have everyone to reap what he has sown, HE would have keep us in heaven and let the world have exactly what it received. But that was not HIS purpose. For HE said, ‘I am not willing that any should perish, but that all flesh should be saved.’ This is not only yours, but ALL FLESH. Let us understand then just what Salvation really is. To some of us it is just a real awakening of our own consciousness as to who we are. It is the putting of us back on the Divine Path to which we were ordained. It is paying the complete price, and telling us that we stand guiltless, absolutely free, without any fear. For others it means taking them out of their superstitions, and telling them who the right God is. But to you to whom this Book is written, to whom Jesus spoke as HE called them out by themselves, it is ‘Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.’
We want you to know that if you, as a child of heaven, are related to a Law of Spirit which works around you, then Angels come and they go. And for this reason, you are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses that you cannot see. For this reason, and it may happen in your midst, the intervention of spiritual forces will happen. There is no power in earth, among the World Order, that can stay the manifestation of spiritual forces to intervene in your behalf. If the fullness of Divine knowledge was in your power, if you were to know all the things which belong to you, there isn’t anything which could put a hand on you.
Remember when the enemy wanted to get Jesus before HIS time, that HE became invisible. And they could not find HIM. You say, ‘I don’t believe that.’ But I believe it. For HE passed right out to that treasure building and came up outside and spoke to the people. HIS enemies did not like to admit it, but they did. And it is written down. Remember this was before HIS crucifixion when he had a body just like you haven with its so-called limitations. But there is no limitation on the body of a child of spirit when he understands this.
The application of the Law of the Spirit of Life starts with this. You are a child of the Father. He has redeemed you in the physical world. HE HAS PAID THE PRICE. Your body has the right to immortality and you know HE is going to give it to you. So start thinking about Live and Immortality, about Vitality, and Power. Start remembering that the Spirit of Life is not way out there someplace. It is near, even in your mouth. HE said, ‘Command ME, and I will obey.’ Command the creation because you are a child of the Father who may command. Great forces area at work in the world today, but they are flesh and flesh only can never conquer you who dwell in the flesh but are mindful of the Spirit.
We want you to know that ‘the Law of the Spirit of Life’ makes you free as an individual dwelling in this body, from the ‘law of flesh’ with its promise of death, and will make this flesh subject to its healing power. Therefore, be sure your soul has something to eat. Don’t let melancholy or distress disturb you. Think of who you are and what you are here for. This is God’s purpose. This is the ‘Gospel of the Kingdom’ in your day, which is charged with God’s WILL to understand.
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