THE PRODIGAL SON
By: Dr. Wesley A. Swift- 1-12-65
This message is a part of the subject which deals with great mysteries ...with the mystery, the secret of Sonship. There is nothing you may know this afternoon that is as vital and important to you, as to know who you are, and your relationship to the MOST HIGH GOD, and to know and to understand this not as a presumption but as a reality. To know and to understand it because it relates to your Destiny. The knowledge of the Will of God as it relates to you is one of the most important patterns of understanding which you can attain. There are a great number of creatures in God's Universe, there are also many kinds of species in His creation, and there exists also many planes of existence in the Universe of the MOST HIGH. But here today you find yourself in an earth body, dwelling in physical bodies. You see around you other races also dwelling in physical bodies. You find yourself not by a matter of chance, but by a matter of Ordained Destiny which you will sometime understand, dwelling in the bodies of the White Race, and here today in a Christian Church. These things are a part of your Destiny as well because there is a vast difference in you, and those with their Witchdoctors and the Pagan Temples with their Evil Priesthoods, and strange backgrounds. They are where they are because of the patterns in their background and their environment. And you are where you are placed in your environment by your Father. You are a part of a great pattern of history, and this you must understand. It is more important today than ever before that people be released from the things which are superstitions and fetishes, and learn to know the 'Truth', than any single factor that we might support. It is more important today that you know the truth than any church doctrine...just because the Church taught it. I want you to know that the Churches have not been infallible in their declarations, nor have the hierarchies of religion been infallible in their declarations. In fact sometimes for 1000 years they have followed an historic superstition because this superstition was either placed in the areas of what they thought was Holy Revelation in the processes of translation, or in the patterns of Church theology which definitely slanted the interest of interpretations. We are not particularly concerned today as to whether the things that we find as we search for 'Truth' are given the approval of all orthodoxy, as we are to find that it is in approval of God. It is more important that you know...'Thus saith the LORD', today, and to know every word which came from HIS mouth, and every wave of His Spirit that He intends for people to understand, than to have the agreement of any segment of society, or any segment of todays ecclesiastical authority. We are not at war with the ecclesiastical authority when those authorities as a part of the great Living Church carry out the objectives of God's Purpose. Today, we would only say we would be at war only with superstition, and ignorance. That we might be well aware that to know the things which relate to God, is to know the order of His Creation. We know the difference which exists between peoples, and we want our theology adjusted by His Mind, and not by opinions of Priestcraft which can exist in Protestantism, or in any other branch of Christianity...and sometimes does.
We point out to you today that almost all the National problems we find ourselves entwined in today have come thru the lack of...'Thus saith the LORD' ..at the proper level. And when the Church has a true Oracle of God revealed, the purpose of God..in that society which follows the things they believe...leads them to apply themselves to these practices. And when you have a decadence in the blueprint of God's pattern, and we go into cycles of which there are lapses of misunderstanding of it, the following of that misunderstanding generally leads that society into Catastrophe, because there is a program in the world to hold the world apart from the program of God.
When you pray that prayer which you were taught to pray by Jesus:...'Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done in earth as it is in heaven'...You are talking about a blueprint of Divine Destiny which has been ordained of God to be channeled thru His children, and thru the ultimate revelation of His own Person. Because this is one of the foremost factors in the prayer which The Christ taught His disciples to pray, It is most important for us to understand that it is a diametrical object to the design of the forces of darkness, and the power of Lucifer. I point out to you today that it is a strict design upon the forces of darkness, to retain control of the earth. They not only work for this but they have subordinated whole areas of peoples of the earth, and peoples inside the creations of God's Universe for this purpose. They wage continual warfare to control the earth, and to block the development of God's Kingdom. They have a war continually against the Spirit, because the power of the Spirit is the power that can change the world. They are also aware of who you are, for the enemy knows more about you than you know yourselves. Lucifer and his fallen Angels know more about you than most creatures, and it is because of this that he is seeking to bring about the subordination of your society, and the cutting off of its vision, so that they might retain control of the earth. After all.... an Archangel who once controlled one-fourth of the Universe is now reduced unto only the control of the earth, and he wants to hang on to that. But it is the Will of your Father to see that he is broken even in this ambition, and because of the error of his course he will be brought...to the recognition...that the sons and daughters of God are above him. He is going to worship, one day, at your feet. The day is going to come when the powers of righteousness are going to subordinate the processes of evil, and in the instance of this, then there are a lot of things that you must know. The Scripture makes it rather clear even tho translations sometimes obscure it, that this will take place. We have discovered that there is no doctrine that is important and aligned with 'Truth' which we cannot support even with the category of translation which we have here in the King James Version. So we are not My friends:..Bibleolotors...for this is another form of idolatry where in people can worship paper and ink after it has had the world Bible put on it, must be so. But the Devil writes in this book, and some his children helped translate parts of it, so that it would be obscure. There is something more important also than the positions which might be filed from time to time, in paper and ink, and that is the WORD ..which God makes a Living Word within you, with the work of His Spirit, and His continued Oracle.
The LORD-GOD (YAHWEH-YAHSHUA) does nothing except He unveil it to His prophets and His ministers! It is not something which ceased at revelation, it continues. I point out to you that the reason why we have such a majestic volume in Revelation is because it reaches back so far into antiquity in its course of Revelation. Then it reaches so far ahead that you haven't fulfilled all its content as of yet, so it is a very valuable Book. The great principals that are involved inside the writings of the Apostles are abiding principals, but all the instructions which were given for various periods of time are not necessarily the most effective ones for you. Why? Because you are not living in the time when the Roman Empire was a great power. Nor are you living back in the time when they would deliver you into the Coliseum to be destroyed with lions because of the power of your enemy. They may work on you in a different manner, but the fact that the same enemy is trying to destroy the Church, and the Kingdom is quite obvious. However you don't need the same instructions today. I point out to you that there are many places where the great abiding 'Truths' are vital, but the message of God must be a Living One, a vital one, and must reach this hour, for this time. That is one of the reasons why we say again, that we are aware of The Spirit, which will lead us to the knowledge of all Truth. And when the Apostle Paul talked about how every secret thing is going to be made known, in the Revelation of His purpose, he tells us that His Spirit will make known unto us the Mysteries which have been hidden since the foundation of the world. It is then quite obvious that theology over 1900 years did not bring all these mysteries, and all the applications of this knowledge...all the things which can be brought by the Spirit to your remembrance has not been brought in the past, but are now being made known unto you in his hour. Because this is true... then you could not find in the Scriptures..written or spelled out, all the patterns of knowledge and wisdom which will be revealed, and will be spelled out in the hour in which you live, as God makes these things known. That is why theology must remain flexible to the revelation of God, and only stays sound and of one foundation which does not change..which is the relationship of the identity of The Father, and the identity of His Household, who are children of His Kingdom. HE has declared this, and when we talk to you of this important factor we have been talking about Sonship.
We have pointed out to you in the past that the sons and daughters of God are those who were begotten of The Father in His own purpose. And that it is important today that you know the difference between a Son of God, or a Daughter of God by having been Spiritually born of The Father, for this is where birth begins. It is important that you..here in earth..know the difference in Creations, and the Spiritual children who were Begotten in the Heavens before the foundation of the earth. It is important that you know the difference between a child of God, and a Christian. Someone said:.... what do you mean by that? Well, the word Christian came into being at Antioch, and if you turn to the Book of Acts (11:26) you discover these words concerning Christians, that here at Antioch people were first called Christians. 'And it came to pass that for a whole year they assembled themselves with the Church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.' Then I turn over to Acts 26:28., and I read:...'The King Agrippa said unto Paul:..Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.' The fact remains that you go out to the whole world to try to persuade men to become Christians...Why? Because a Christian is a follower of Christ. This is the revelation by the true God by whom all things were made, and who was before all things. And bringing the world back to following the true God is one of the important missions of your Race. A man may be a Christian...he may be following Christ according to his Spiritual Capacity and intellectual ability, according to the impact of his reaction to the message which has been witnessed to him, and still not be a Son of God by Birth. Oh! you say:..this is not Orthodox..No it is not, but it is true. This is why I point out to you that there is a vast distinction in the relationship of various people, and this is why it is very important that you know who you are. It is important that you understand this difference. We say that any follower of The Christ can be a Christian, that any follower of The Christ can accept the fact that the Eternal God created the heavens and the earth, and can accept the Atonement of The Christ which paid for the sins of the World, and determine if there is an impact of destiny strong enough that he will follow this course of instruction of this teaching and turn from idolatry. For when he turns to the Right God then blessings will descend upon him, and he will be blessed in the activities of his and whether he is working in the field, or whether he is working in the arts as an artisan. It will make little difference in what he is doing... the blessings of God will fall upon the man who turns, and worships the right and true God. But I want you to know that the acknowledgement of the individual of the recognition of The Christ, makes this individual in his philosophy, at affinity, but does not make this individual my brother or sister as it relates to spiritual birth in the Celestial planes from above. And as they become like unto the rest of the children of God's Kingdom..in their philosophy and truth, it still leaves them different from the Family of God in their Point of Origin. It does give them a different capacity to an extent, but I point out to you that there are many things which are different concerning this fact. One of these thing which stands out today, is the error we see among many of the teachers of the Church, where in it is taught that an individual who give lip service to the fact that he believes that Jesus is The Christ, is then immediately assured that he has broken down all partitions. And since there are no longer any partitions then you can marry into any race of any color, and we can work toward one Universal Government and one Universal Kingdom, by this policy. Some even say...produce this Universal Kingdom first, and we will make the converts afterward. That is what they are trying to do today in World government strategies. These are violations of Divine Law, these are the processes which work with the Prince of Darkness who would like to subordinate all the people of the Kingdom into a great Universal program. He is not as much worried as you think about the concepts of theology, if he can get you to integrate in a physical world, or bring you into union with that which you have nothing in common, in background, or spiritual origin.
I point out to you that in the writings in this Epistle to the Ephesians that there are some things which are rather significant concerning this matter. When we see this design of darkness, you will note that the Apostle Paul said:...'Where as speaking of yourselves as a people, you walked in times past according to the course of the world, and according to the Prince of the powers of the air. And the spirit which now worketh in the children of disobedience.' Ephesians 2:2.
Now you also walk in these errors, you also were effected as a people by the design of the Prince of the powers of the air, in his drive to hold the earth. And his philosophy was the philosophy of the World Order.
Now:..this is one reason why you are so remarkably identified with the Scripture, are different. There is a big difference between the Kingdom, and the World Order, in background and in purpose. Because of this, there lies this distinguishing factor:..which we have pointed out before. You were begotten of Spirit, of the Father before the world was framed, and you are a son or daughter of God, and when God brought forth His creation in the earth, so that He might project His sons and daughters into a physical world thru the Adamic race, you were His workmanship. You were His household, you were His transplanting of His Household from heaven to earth, but you were still His children. I can point this out rather clearly, for when God addressed you in physical planes, even in the hours of His creation, He consulted and talked with you His children...in that time:...'God said, unto the Elohim, Let us make man in our own Image.' Then I can turn to the 82nd., Psalm and read:...'Ye are Elohim, and all of you are the children of YAHWEH THE MOST HIGH.' This was revealed to the children of Israel, in the earth who are Elohim..Celestial children,...children of YAHWEH...sons and daughters of God. I have told you in previous messages that there is nothing more important for you to understand, than that you are sons and daughters of God. And that being transplanted unto earth was a process of the building of the Kingdom. It was for the illumination of the earth, and to overthrow darkness. To spread Light, Truth, Freedom, and Liberty as well as the Blessings of God to the ends of the earth, as they come into adjustment with God. It was to save the world from its catastrophe, it was to be leaders, in leading the world back into proper relationship with the MOST HIGH. This is also good for you to understand:..that the knowledge of what was to transpire with your race, as we have previously observed, was known to the Father before the World was framed, and was even discussed with you in Celestial planes, before you were born into a physical world. Your names were written in the Fathers Book of 'Eternal Plans' before the foundation of the world. We point out these facts because the Father controls the Universe.
It is most important in our times that we remember these final factors, and thus we discover that in the course of the operations of history that we have Bible History to give us this background. By violation of Divine Law our Race lost its Glory, and its power, but it still retained within it the spiritual seed which could be quickened. For the Celestial consciousness of every child born into the Adamic race had to come from The Father, had to have existed with HIM before the world was framed.
The fact remained however that it still required the work upon the part of the Father which part HE fulfilled. And that is why it is talked about in the Old Testament, and it comes up in the New Testament, that this was the Messianic embodiment of our Father, and we are told that Jesus was the embodiment of Our Father, and that He came for a very definite purpose. He explained it in His parables..that He bought the world to find His precious treasure in the world which was His Household, His people. He planned to buy the world, He planned as God to put everything into adjustment by a Divine element which could only come from His own being, and His own Existence, a replacement area that would redeem the ends of the earth. Redemption upon the part of God is for the welfare of His creation, it is to put them back into proper balance, it is to accomplish the things in the heart of God. To stop the terrible retribution which descend with all punishing judgment, because the very laws of life and living are violated, not because we have to satisfy God's anger for the anger of God is the process by which the Laws of God...violated..take their toll. So I point out to you that it was the Grace of God which reached out to the ends of the earth to pour in elements of adjustment by Divine intervention, to put into proper order, a Universe gone astray under Lucifer.
You say:...why did He do that? Because He assumed the responsibility for Lucifer having not only created him, in the beginning, but having known his capacities, and the ultimate course he would take. And he had planned how to turn this into profit and Glory for the Universe.
I can assure you this afternoon that you wouldn't have any proper appraisal of righteousness..you today would not know how to compare righteousness with unrighteousness...you would never be able to evaluate that Great Grace of God, and the final purposes of God, if you never had anything to compare it with. Someday you will discover that even tho you fight the darkness, and even tho you oppose the forces of Lucifer as you must because of who you are...there will be an appreciation someday of the experiences thru which the Universe has passed, for a proper evaluation of the future which is still ahead. I point out to you in this instance that as the sons and daughters of God, it makes no difference what you have passed thru, or where you are today in the world as we see it. You are a son and daughter of God, begotten of His Spirit before the world was framed. If you are a Holy Seed that He has planted in the earth, you are a son or daughter, and there is nothing on the face of the earth which can change it.
Now:...the Prodigal Son was rather an extensive parable, it had always been a normal process of heritage in your race, especially when there had been...under the blessings of God, the accumulation of property, that as the son became of age, and evaluation was made, and a son could have a portion of his inheritance if he wanted it. He could apply it to his business, or place it to his cause. Thus Jesus tells the parable of a son having attained his normal adulthood, and then turned to the father and said:..I would like to have a portion. In the original text this is actually what it amounted to...I want a portion of my inheritance. This was always referred to as an adult portion which a wealthy father could bestow upon his son, or even could be bestowed by a poor farmer as he gave to his son a part of the herd. And here this son took the part that he had received and immediately departs to a far country. We are told in the Scripture that he spends this in riotous living, that he does not lack for acquaintances. I don't call them friends because someday you will discover these people who are only interested in what you have to spend..are not friends ..they are just people who you are acquainted with. People don't know the difference when their minds are giddy in the cycles thru which they pass, but there came a time when these people..associates..had helped this Prodigal son spend all the money that he had. He had wasted the portion of his inheritance he had received from his father, and now he didn't have anything, and was even hungry. And we are told that he finally found a job, and for a son of your race, this was the most sad job of all. Altho most don't know it, still he was out there tending swine...tending swine. Then because he was hungry he even ate part of the husks of the corn he fed to the swine. He may have gotten part of an ear of corn now and then, but the food he was eating was Swine Food. And as he was in this situation still there was one quality which lies within him, whether he knew it or not, but when a man comes to himself, it is because the Spiritual consciousness reaches thru and jogs the soul. And as he began to think he said to himself:...what a silly fellow I am, here I have wasted my money, and all my acquaintances are now gone, no longer interested in me, and here I am out tending swine. There is not a servant in my fathers house who isn't better dressed, or better fed than I am. After all this was my father's house, so it is a better thing for me to arise and go back to my father's house, and tell him I am no longer worthy to be a son, but I'd like a job as a servant because they are better off, even as servants, than they would be anywhere else.
Someday I hope the servants who came here find that out. They are better off in the Fathers House than anywhere else in the world. And the son arose and started back for His Father's house. Little did he realize, or know of the great spiritual destiny of the attacking forces which were at work to bring him back to his father's house. Nor did he know of the relationship of the father's mind to that son. But the father watched down the road every day for the return of that son. And when he saw him, he ran out and kissed his son, and he called to his servants and said:...my son has returned. Oh, the son had his speech all ready and he said:..my father I am no longer worthy to be called a son, I am willing just to be a servant in thy house. But his father said:..what ever put that idea into your head? Thou art My Son...you were lost, but you have returned. You were as tho dead, and now you are alive, but you are MY Son. You never ceased being my son even out there in the swine pen. You were my son out among the pagans, and you are still my son..LOST..FOUND..Away, returned, Dead or Alive..still my son. Many times you have heard this story told, and this is one of the ecclesiastical problems..for they say that the whole world are prodigal sons, but when they accept the teaching of the Church, when they follow the formula ..they are sons. Now:...the formula isn't such a bad one for it has been extracted out of the Scripture, so they came forward to confess with their mouths that Jesus is the Christ, and say we believe with our heart..whether they know what that is or not. And they are pronounced immediately...a Christian. Then they go further than that and now say this person has just become a son of God. They kiss their hands and they sign the Church book, and it doesn't make any difference which part of the world they came from, or what race, color or creed, they have suddenly become a son when he returned to the Father.
I want to straighten this out:...to begin with a son is a son because the father begat him. Nothing the son did had anything to do with the fact that you are a son or daughter of God, and that is the most important thing you can Never learn or understand, irrespective of what you ever do. Because there is nothing greater than Our Father. There is nothing greater than the powers of the Essence of His Spirit which is in your spirit, and dwells in you. There is my friends, no greater power. When the sons and daughters of God come to a full understanding of this hour, and when the unction of God's Spirit finally accomplishes the purpose which He is going to do in a short work of righteousness, the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God, in this age, is going to be the most important event that ever happened in human history. Apart possibly from the consummation of the atonement ...was the Resurrection, and many sons were to come up out of their sleep, or virtually out of their graves.
We point out to you:...This is My Son, was the declaration of the Father. Nothing had changed the status of Sonship. For Sonship was not predicated on obedience, it is predicated upon birth. There was another son, and this son stayed home. This son had never asked for his portion, he just developed the portions of the family. He had worked everyday in the presence of the Father, and had never left the family household. Then he returns home and sees a feast being prepared, his father says:...bring out the fatted calf for my son has come home. My son who was lost is found. And the son who stayed at home turned to the servants and said:...what is going on here? He is told that...your brother has come home, and they are having a feast. He went to his father and said:..now look, I never even had a kid slaughtered just for my friends, why, is it now that we have this fatted calf, and all this celebration? The father looked at him in surprise and said:...son, you have always been in my presence, you have always been sitting down at this table, all the time you never missed a meal. Son, you have shared in all the administration, and all this blessing. You have never lacked for anything, you could have had anything you wanted at any time. You have always been in the center of blessing. Are you a little disturbed because your brother has come back, and we are celebrating? This remember is thy brother, this is My Son, he is home again. I think it is important that we understand this, but a lot of churches want to get categories of Sonship. They want to set categories of destiny based upon a little Priestcraft which developed as a status of service.
I want you to know that as far as what God has bestowed upon you in spiritual inheritance, that the Grace of God has brought this into reality. And here in this instance the brotherhood to be made known as his knowledge came to him..the important thing to be made known was that he hadn't missed anything. Any time a church, or a Christian thinks they have missed something because he hasn't gone to the end of error, that he hasn't properly evaluated righteousness, then think it over.
I point this out, one day a Clergyman who was a Pharisee...and I use that word in proper identification, came to me and we were discussing a message I had delivered. He said:..Do you mean to tell me Dr. Swift that after I spent 17 years in the ministry, that someone can come along and accept these things, and step in now and share in just as much as I am going to share...after all my 17 years? I said:..don't you want him to? This person said:...you mean that I can serve all my life and then someone can come along in the last few years of his life, and he is still going to have Eternal Life? That right I said, don't you believe that? He said:...Yes, but I don't think he is going to get as far. Then he said:...I might just as well go out and do as I please, and do everything this man has been doing, and then come make a last minute commitment. I said:...that just goes to prove that you need...what that man has just received. Because if you were to live like you pleased then apparently you wouldn't have been living like you do now.
I want you to understand this:..the best thing which could happen to you would be to be in the circle of being...found...being at the Fathers table, being in the area where things are right. Sometimes we talk about rewards, but this is your reward, that you live according to the success of God's Kingdom. This is your reward, that you feast at your fathers table, that you live with the serenity of spirit, that you live without the catastrophe, in human emotions which affects those who are lost. Let us make this clear in your understanding. Eternal Life is predicated on the Spirit, and the spirit of the son was always right, but the soul consciousness was the area of error where there was discrepancies, and the physical body the decisions of the soul. I want you to know that in the process of Sonship, and Eternal Life, that Eternal Life was the process of having been begotten of the Spirit to begin with. This was true because he was a son even when outside the family circle, even when he was lost he was still a lost son, but he became a found son. It is important that we realize that the most important thing that can develop in a man's life is to be in the center of Divine consciousness, and Divine Will. And be able to understand the pattern of his Father's thinking, and to adjust himself to the programs of the Kingdom.
I know a lot of people who are right in the middle of the Church and they are LOST. But I also want you to know that being LOST isn't talking about something which happens when you die. You don't get lost in the world and found in the plane of spirit when you die. Because the spirit isn't the thing which gets lost. You don't get lost in the physical world, and then get punished by being lost in the spirit world. If you get lost in a physical world you are away from your fathers table. A person who is lost knows he is off course, but he doesn't know hot to get back on course. MY SON THAT WAS LOST, IS FOUND, HE IS BACK...I want you to know that one of the most important objectives of the sons and daughters of God's Kingdom is to find the children of God who are out of adjustment...or lost.
You say:...how could you be lost in Church? Some Churches are already lost as to the purpose of the Father, and are actually following the Will of the Ruler of this world. And as they follow his Will they even support his policies. The reason I say that they are lost is because their minds are out of adjustment to the Most High God. And because of this..until they discover the knowledge of the MOST HIGH...until the spirit illuminates the course..until they find the program of the Kingdom, and its life and existence they are not...Found. There are a lot of people today who may belong to the Church, and they are eating swine husks because the place where they are devouring them, is in the seat of their intellect, and you feed your intellect just as you feed your body. Some people are even eating swine husks, for their body as well. But many, many are feeding their mind with 'World Order' thinking. Today if you are trying to live as the World Order and trying to feed yourself upon the philosophy of the World Order wrapped up with One Worldism, mongrelization, and all those patterns of today being supported by the World, then my friends you have a starved soul. It is for this cause therefore that sooner or later there comes a hunger in the heart consciousness of men, and they say:...why do I have to dwell with this? Why don't I go back to my Fathers House?
Now:...we point out once again that the most significant thing which you can understand is that you are not robbed of anything while you are in your fathers house, but people out there are living like the World Order...in trespass and sickness, which is violation of Divine Law. If you are living within the law which they are violating then you are the happier person. Some people have one foot in the philosophy of the Kingdom, and the other foot out in the World Order. Remember now, we are not talking about the harmless patterns of enjoyment which belong to anyone with the intelligence to participate. We are not condemning any normal or natural process, but there is a force in the World Order that gives accent to darkness, there is a policy that seeks to destroy the morality and ethics of society. There is a program that aligns itself with the darkness, and some people think they are missing something because they are not in the midst of that. Generally it moves out of the licentious pattern that is presented to the World as a program of through enjoyment. Remember the man who wanted to get his crop in and he went out and hired some workers at the beginning of the day, to bring in the crop? Then along about noon he realized these workers wouldn't get the crop all in so he went out and hired some workers. And he said:...If you will come to work I will pay you just as much as I paid those who started this morning, because I want to get this crop in. Then later when there was only two or three hours of daylight left, again he went out and brought in more workers. And he said:...now, listen, if you help me get this crop in before nightfall, before the storm strikes, I will give you just as much as anyone who worked for me all day. Thus everyone went to work, and then came the end of the day, and the crop was in, and the Master paid off the workers. Along came those workers who had started early in the morning and they belonged to the Harvesters Union (ha), and they said:...there is something here which isn't fair. The Master said:...oh! what isn't fair? They said:...we worked all day and this is what we received, and those who started at noon got the same 20 pieces of silver. Then those who came to work late in the afternoon got the same 20 pieces of silver. Then those who came to work late in the afternoon got the same pieces of silver. That isn't fair. The Master said:..what is the matter, didn't I pay you what I told you I would pay? Do you think it is a disservice if it is my desire to gather people in that I shouldn't pay them the same amount? What is it to you, if I gather people at the end of the day and pay them the same amount that you received, which is what you bargained for?
If GOD ALMIGHTY blesses and bestows Eternal Life, and the Blessings of God ..to conform to His Image..to everyone of his sons, irrespective of what part of the day He brings them in, you should be glad they received enough to live on. I want you to know this about the Father...He will pour into the environment the necessary ingredient to bring everything to the destiny which He ordained from the beginning, when He pre-destinated every one of His sons and daughters, to eventually conform to His own Image. The most important thing which you can know is ...Sonship.
I know, and am sure, of the problems of translation. I find that I have to spend as much time trying to jockey back and forth between the ecclesiastical interpretation and the truth, in almost any phase of research. I point out to you that in the declarations of the Apostle Paul who understands..in part..the mystery of this spiritual seed, and who received great revelations about it, then said:...'Born of incorruptible seed which lives and abides forever.' Then in the Book of Romans he said:..'His spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.' Now:...I want to point these words in the Book of Romans:...'Therefore the many who are led by the spirit, they are the sons of God.'....'We have not received the bondage of fear, but we have received this positioning of Sons in which the Spirit bears witness with our Spirit that we are the sons of God.'....'And if children then we are the heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ.' I want you for one moment to come over to the fourth chapter of Galatians, and here read the first verse:...'Now this I say (remember if you are a son, you are an heir)..as long as he is a child, the heir does not differ (in authority) from a lot of the servants in the household',... he was to obey. Therefore I say:...'That as long as an heir is a child he doesn't differ from the servant, tho as a son, he is Lord of all.' Here, he is actually the commandment, he is the Master of all the servants, all the household, and all the kingdom, but he actually could be no different than a servant because he is a child who hasn't obtained the ability to direct. He is under tutors, and under governors until the time appointed by the father..even so still children. We were in bondage to the World Order, but it didn't change the fact that we are all children, we just cannot make the proper evaluation until the spirit of God takes hold of us, and the proper reaction re-activates our thinking, and renews our minds. And we also were under the bondage of a law, for the law was given unto 'Israel', and only unto 'Israel'. So when the Apostle Paul was writing to the people of Galacia, then if they were not 'Israel' they were never under the law. When he wrote to Ephesis, if those people were not 'Israel' then they were never under the Law. And when he talked about how Grace had set them free from what was under the law, they had to be out of the household that you are a part of, or there wasn't any law. The law wasn't given to Africa or to China, it was given to you. Even so, when we were children we were under bondage of the World Order. And when the fullness of time had come, then God sent forth His own Son. The word son, here is His own embodied spirit ..made of a woman. Why? To redeem those who were under the law. That they might receive this positioning of sons.
I want you to hear this:...read in your King James Version (Galatians 4:5) 'To redeem them who were under the law so that they might receive the adoption of sons.' The reason why I want you to study this verse is because to many people..they do not understand what adoption means. They think it is this process used today of taking someone out of an Orphan's home and putting them in the family. But Adoption in Scripture does not mean that. The word is...'huiothesia'...meaning the timing of the birth of a son, and even the hour when he would arrive at this adulthood to take over this part he is to play in the Kingdom, or its administration. Therefore HE sent His own embodied revelation, to redeem them who were under the law, so that they might receive this position of sons in full status, in the father's house. This proves that only those under the law were to receive Sonship. Today you have been told error by some theology, that people that were under the law, who were never children of the kingdom, who never came forth from the Father...that these people who were created somewhere in the world..just became adopted by the process of the religious faith.
Now:...it is clearly stated that the people who were under the law are those who received this adoption, or this positioning as son, because they had been positioned by birth, and by plan of the Father, who operated according to His timing. There was no more unusual word than..huiothesia in the Greek, this positioning of children, in fact it went so far in reinterpretation that the father and mother planned the birth of their children so that they might cycle these numbers of children. They used to try to have them with a complete progression thru all the months of the year, as they numerated their family and they timed them. But listen to the Scripture:...'Wherefore to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive this position as sons.'....'Because ye are sons, YAHWEH has sent the spirit of his own embodiment into your hearts, saying Our Father.' Galatians 4:6. I would that you understand this mystery of pre-destination and destiny, of the calling of the Father..because 'Ye are the sons of God, and He sent that spirit into your hearts. He made that Prodigal Son say:..'I will go back to my father's house.' He said:...'If I have one lost sheep (out there), I shall search for him until I have found him.' I want you to understand this principal about this Prodigal Son. The Father said:..'Thou art my Son', you were my son all the time, this is my son. I then point out to you that because you are sons, then YAHWEH sent this spirit into our hearts saying:...'Our Father', and now you are no longer a servant, you are an adult. You are no longer a servant, you are now a son. And as a son an heir of God.
Now:..I point out in Galatians and in Ephesians other significant passages, but remember what the Father said:...'Thou art my son', lost then found, dead and now alive....My Son. Someone said:...Oh, he really wasn't dead. Yes..he was dead because there was no alive connection between the mind and the spirit, and the mind of his soul consciousness. In the patterns of translations semantics has given us this one problem: we have here translated that the spirit is dead, or that the spirit was dead in trespass and sin. But the spirit is never dead, it is the soul consciousness, taking the guidance out of the brain, and the senses...under the world order, whose elements were directed for its temptation and defeat which is dead to the perception of the spirit. Do not for one moment think that it was the spirit of Adam which died in the Garden. It was the loss of Glory which started death on his body. Let me show you this:...'Wherein in times passed ye walked according to the course of the World Order, according to the Prince of the powers air. And the spirit of those who now works in the children of disobedience. You had also had your conversation in times past in the lust of our flesh, and in fulfilling the desire of the flesh, and of the mind. And you were by nature children of wrath, like unto these others.' Ephesians 2:2-3.
So who were these others? They were not the children of God, they were not offspring. You thought and acted like the world order, and behaved like these others, but your Father doesn't want you to behave like these others, he wants you to behave like a son. This son went to a far country, he was outside his fathers family, and his fathers family didn't keep hogs either. Someday you will discover, that what makes up the heart of God's Kingdom, are those of the family of YAHWEH (God).
You can go to most of Africa but you are not among your brethren. You can go to China but you are not among your brethren. You can look on them with the great heart of God's Love which you have the capacity for, and you want to help them, lift them, and restore them, but my friends don't try to absorb them, for they are not your brothers.
This my friends is not a message of hate, it is a message of Divine Law, to the understanding of the difference in creatures and creation, in origin and backgrounds. I want you to know that the people who constitute your race and who make up the bulk of the Christian Church throughout the world ...the reason why they are Christ's was because they are Abraham's seed. 'If ye be Abraham's seed ye are Christ's..and if ye are Christ's then you are Abraham's seed.' That doesn't mean that everyone who is a Christian is Abraham's seed. There are followers of Christ who are not His offspring, who do not belong to Him by issue, but they have become His by conversion. And if you do not believe this then remember that every knee shall bow and every tongue is going to proclaim that YAHSHUA The Christ is LORD. But the whole family in heaven and in earth is named by the Father. You have this Name that HE has put in you, and upon you as His Son and His Daughter, by which the whole family in heaven and earth is named. Thus when God talks about His family in heaven and earth, you remember that there are a lot of people who are not His family, but HE is their God.
Listen:...Therefore having thought like the world, having had your conversation like these of the World Order..remember that the whole World Order is in complete satisfaction with their own design, their lusts, and their own concepts. They even want to change the whole standard of your living.
Of course you share in our thinking that Satan's children are behind all vice, all corruption, and all evil. And there is nothing they touch which they do not corrupt. There is an important Jewish Psychiatrist who wrote an article for 'True' Magazine this week...and do you know what this article is all about? It is about the abolishment of all moral laws, and he hopes the Supreme Court will knock out the laws concerning polygamy. He wants to see licentious living, he wants to see people living without any repressions. He wants to see every depravity legalized, and constitutionally directed as legal without any reprisal or without any order, or any moral standard. Why does he want this? Because out of the background of this man, and those like him has come the corruption and the false image. And has come the incitation to think like they think. That is what is meant when it says:...You think like they think, so be careful my friends, for you can lose a great amount of spiritual power by thinking like...they...think. The first thing you know, they make the battle of intelligent living more difficult by stimulating areas of thinking which are out of relationship of Divine Law. I would expect this out of Jewry, and I wouldn't trust the Supreme Court either.
But let me show you this:...Now, God was rich in His Mercy, where He hath quickened us by Grace, are ye saved. He has raised us up and made us to sit together in heavenly places. I point this out to you:...'By Grace are ye saved thru Faith.' This my friends means that in the seat of conscious intellect...spiritually renewed.....you are saved! You note that the Apostle Paul said that you are not to conform to the thinking of the World Order, but you are to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. You are not to eat swine husks, you are to eat heavenly food. You will never create the kind of a world which you give lip service to until you THINK the kind of life that God has ordained. You can't go out and give lip service to the Kingdom, and be trying to live on mental food, and still digest the food of the world on the mental level.
Now:...Listen, Ephesians 2:1 'You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.' This means that perception and consciousness which were lost to Adam are still lost to you until he regenerated it by renewing your mind.
Now:..we do not say that men waling in the world cannot be subject to temptation which is the mystery of Lucifers assault thru all the eyes, the ears, and the senses, but he cannot tempt your spirit because he has no power to reach your spirit. The Spirit is already perfect, it has been begotten of God, and as we have told you before the spirit cannot sin...because God's seed remains in you. But the error of thinking reaching the soul which is resident in you, and you start to compile thru the senses without spiritual guidance a way of operation and you are going to violate the principals of law. Because instead of living by the spirit which belongs to you as an inheritance you will live by the process of error received thru the senses. Therefore this declaration is made here in the Scripture.
Now: let us turn again to this parable..and Jesus said: Thou art my son.. ..lost, but now found. It is thus important that we recognize today that Eternal Life is predicated upon the spirit. But God does not want a society which is dead in error, or one sound asleep in apathy. He wants His children to awaken, to challenge the darkness, to know who they are, to proclaim the destiny which belongs to the earth thru the Kingdom.
I want you to know this:...that all thru this process the parable talks about the people in a far land. It talks about the world, about the harlots and all of the darkness of the world. It talks about the non-world of the family. I want you to know that the family of God are those who are different and distinct, because His Spirit dwells in you, and thus you can be activated by the Holy Spirit. It can be regenerated, it can be renewed, and this is the most powerful force in your life.
I want you as you go forth from here this afternoon to realize that there is nothing more important for you to know...than that God will add the essential ingredients to bring about the results he wants. This is not a process of chance, it is a great declaration of purpose. And he has predestinated you to conform to the image of the son (his embodiment). I think of the words of the Apostle Paul as he is talking of this process, and makes this declaration concerning your race. That they are a great number, coming down thru all generations, and they are traveling toward a new order, and a new destiny in the earth, and then he says:... if they, who are strangers and pilgrims in the earth could remember how they got here, and where they came from, they might have gone back. Therefore God placed that shield (veil) over them so they would not remember. But there is no secret thing which shall not be made known. The children of God's Spirit came forth from His presence into the world, and God is reactivating them to an awareness of it. He is restoring all they have lost, and is empowering them. And I tell you this afternoon, that the Kingdom of God is going to come...with great power, and great glory, and the greatest hour which is ahead of the whole earth, is the great hour of the empowered sons of God, adjusted by His Spirit, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, adjusted to HIS purpose.
I want to remove from mens thinking this idea that because God poured such tremendous power of His Spirit into their environment, and climactically brings His whole family to the point where they think like He thinks, and knowing like He knows, that they should be in opposition to that development of the World Order, on the grounds that they have been working on it for a long time. If you have been working at the kingdom for the last 30 years then blessed are you in your knowledge of the Kingdom. If you have put your shoulder to the wheel all your lifetime, from the hour of your first recollection of spiritual awareness of the processes of God's Kingdom ...happy that you have worked in it, then you should be infinitely more happy for everyone who joins you. And you should be infinitely happy that the Grace of God is going to bestow upon them the development which He is bestowing on you.
Now:..you aren't going to find just a few sons powerful, and some not so powerful. You are going to have an all powerful family. We aren't going to have any children we are ashamed of, or have any who do not measure up to the standard. We are going to say:...this is how great the Grace of our God really is.
Someone said:...Oh! this is salvation. Yes, this is being saved, because being saved is being brought out of error, and illuminated with Divine knowledge and wisdom, by His Spirit...this is being saved. And therefore when men are saved, they are saved from error, and are adjusted, for this conscious revelation of Divine Truth...is being adjusted to know who you are, and where you are, and what is going on. One of these days the whole church (the Spiritual center of the Kingdom) is going to understand that which they do not understand today, and they will be activated as a great and powerful force. We harbor no condemnation, nor are we passing on to you condemnations that identify themselves....or condemnations of those who identify themselves with The Christ, and go as far as they know how.
We point out to you that perfect knowledge as it relates to origin, and destiny is very important, and these people will go further when they know these things. I am going to tell you that they are all going to know.... some of these days. I want to give you this passage again in closing because it is a passage for this hour. It comes out of the writings of the Prophet Hosea, and most of you have read it many times and are familiar with it:..... 'The number of the children of Israel shall be as the sands of the sea, which cannot be numbered nor measured: and it shall come to pass; that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, (and they called you Goyim, and Gentile, and even just a bunch of pagans, and tried to give your heritage to Satan's children) but in that place where it was said:...Ye are not my people, (where they are talking to the Israel of this book),...In that place, it shall be said unto you...ye are the sons and the daughters, the offspring...the progeny of the LIVING YAHWEH.' If you know anything greater than that, which can thrill your soul any more than that prophecy, then tell me because I want to enjoy what you know ...SONS...DAUGHTERS OF THE LIVING YAHWEH. (God) No one can take that from you, and even tho you wander away from the table, still the spirit of God can bring you back to the table...and all the time you are still a son. Your responsibility and mine today is to wake sons out of their sleep. Your program and mine is to bring in the Kingdom of the Father. But I am glad to know that underneath are Everlasting Arms. I am glad to know that The Father has the power to consummate all the things which by His Will He has pre-destinated. And to know also that from the beginning, He has determined that there shall be victory.
In the course of things which are before us, America is going to need great wisdom and knowledge, but God is going to supply all her needs. We urge each one of you to bear witness to the Truth, and see how many you can bring into contact with Truth. Let us take people out of darkness and superstition, out of this idea of saved..then lost tomorrow, somewhere out there when they die. Let us help people get found...help them find out where home base really is.
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