We worship you Jesus, we exalt your mighty name. We thank you, Lord, that your desire is that we would be filled with your love and glory. Lord, I ask you to speak to us by your word and by your spirit. Give us a desire that our lives be changed and transformed by your spirit. Jesus, we praise you for what you have done in training us these weeks and thank you for every person that has been here.
Oh, Lord, refresh us and cause us to know the greatness of our God and also to know that which you have purposed for each of our lives. We thank you now for the word and we give you glory for what you are going to speak, in Jesus name. Amen.
Turn to Isaiah 26 please. I believe that God is speaking about this chapter today.
Isaiah 26:1. “In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will [God] appoint [for] walls and bulwarks.
2. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
3. Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.
4. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength:
5. For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, [even] to the ground; he bringeth it [even] to the dust.
6. The foot shall tread it down, [even] the feet of the poor, [and] the steps of the needy.
7. The way of the just [is] uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.
8. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of [our] soul [is] to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10. Let favour be shewed to the wicked, [yet] will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11. LORD, [when] thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: [but] they shall see, and be ashamed for [their] envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
12. LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
13. O LORD our God, [other] lords beside thee have had dominion over us: [but] by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14. [They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15. Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed [it] far [unto] all the ends of the earth.”
I want to go back to this part. 2. “Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.” What is He going to do with this righteous nation? He is going to take this righteous nation into the ends of the earth. I’m excited about it because I believe it’s already begun. I believe this is the day He’s speaking about, right here: this is the day it shall be done.
We need to realize that we’re in a new dimension and a new realm with God. The old things passed away; the old things will not work in this world today. The gospel as we have known it is passed. God is thrusting forth His kingdom full of authority and power. If He is doing this, then He has to make some changes in us. These changes must come quickly in our lives so that He can send us with His love and glory to a righteous nation, that He has prepared, that keeps the truth.
We can say that we know the truth, but we must keep the truth. He’s talking about this righteous nation that He is creating, in His righteousness. It says here in verse 9. “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments [are] in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
So, a change has to come and God will bring that change inside us. I’m going to tell you, no more ‘half flesh devil’ can be in us; purity has to come and we must keep the truth. How can we keep the truth? The Lord “…will ordain peace for us for thou also hath wrought all our works in us.” What ‘works’ are in us this morning that need to be removed? They are the works of the devil and of our flesh.
We hurt very badly when He hits our flesh. We want to blame it all on the devil and he is crying because he is blamed and he is not guilty. It’s our flesh that’s guilty of it not Satan. What about the old man of sin? Forget about him if you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit and water you left him in the grave with Jesus.
There are a lot of doctrines of men that bind God’s people instead of setting them free. I used to be with a group of people that believe you carried the old man of sin all of the days of your life.
One Sunday morning the Holy Ghost takes me into the watery grave with Him. He told me we could not forgive Adam’s sin, we could only have our sins forgiven. He couldn’t forgive Adam’s sin in us. What had to happen to Adam’s sin? Here I am ministering to the people at the Ranch. He said to me, “On the cross I destroyed Adam’s sin. Now when you go into that water and you have been forgiven of your sin, I’ll let you carry Adam dead, down there and bury him. You can’t kill him but I crucified him on the cross. Now you can take Him down there and bury Him and you no longer have him as a part of you life. You are no longer in Satan’s hands. You’re no longer under Adam’s sin.”
Now when we come out of there, how do we come out? We come out a quickening spirit. We left Adam’s race down in that water. We come up into a new kingdom. That was the kingdom of God and His Christ. We didn’t come up still filled with Adam, we came up filled with Jesus Christ. We were baptized into Jesus Christ and we came up a new creature and a new creation.
He says here in this 12th verse: “LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” What happened to Satan’s works? They were left buried down there in the water when we were baptized. We didn’t come up in Adam’s sin or Satan’s sin or Satan in us. We come up in a quickening spirit in Jesus Christ.
We find out there are things that hinder us. It says God’s judgment must come flooding this earth. Why? So that righteousness can come. What are we going to do as God begins to flood this world with judgment? As Christians we need to understand the truth. I think we believe that Jesus, Himself, is going out there, not us representing Jesus. But Jesus Himself, representing Himself, is going to take us out there. He can only do it if we get everything out of our lives, so that only His love remains in us.
He can’t send people out there that are filled with their lust, their flesh and the devil. He’s only going to choose a righteous nation that keeps the truth. The truth is exactly what Jesus has down for us and transformed our lives that He has been allowed to take out the filth, the garbage and the devil. Nobody can say that He can’t do it. The reason it isn’t done is because we don’t let Him do it.
“Lord, thou will ordain peace for us.” He’s already filled us with His Spirit that will give us His peace. What is stopping us? Other lord’s besides Him has had domain over us! We are a mixture that God can’t use.
This day and hour He’s coming forth in His love and glory. Christ in us is going to show forth that love and glory because He has transformed us and removed from us these things so His love can be fulfilled in us. This word that is going into the world today, is going to transform nations; because He’s going to put is us a pure heart, and everything in us will be pure and we will be full of His love. He’s making us into a holy nation that keeps the truth. He said all kinds of stuff, but what God is saying today is, “Get rid of the flesh and the devil, then I’ll fill you with my love.” We can’t do it until we get rid of the works of the flesh and the devil.
You might be struggling with it, not God. Throw it out! These devils are saying, “I’m going to go on to the next.” You say, “Thou has also wrought thy works in us, but oh Lord, our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us [but] by thee only will we make mention of thy name.” Now He’s saying to these other lord’s, “There is no longer room for you. I’m telling you, you have to leave.” We have to command those things to leave us. If we command them to leave us, verse 14 “[They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.”
Where do we stand, today, with Him? How much do we understand what God wants to do for us? If God is going to use us in the nations of the world there is one thing absolute, it is that we flee from the works of the flesh and the devil. God declares it done. You only acknowledge Christ and no other lord in your life. He will remove those lord’s and destroy them. 14 “[They are] dead, they shall not live; [they are] deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.”
I know it took a creative miracle for God to do this for each one of us. This is the provision that Jesus made for us down through the centuries. But especially in this hour, because we’re not in the dimension of the past, we’re in the dimension of a new century. God is coming forth at this time with His judgment so the inhabitants can learn righteousness. This is His righteousness I’m speaking of, to you. God fills us with His love and we can have it instantly if we really want it. It doesn’t have to be drawn out over the earth; it can be done instantly if we desire to reach out.
He has increased the nation for we have cast out the other lord’s. We have said, “You have no place in us.” The Lord has taken them and destroyed them. He has to have our declaration, there’s only one Lord in our life. These other lords have to go, because we’re not going to allow them in our lives. Just as swiftly as we declare it, just that swiftly God will declare it and then fill us with His love.
God spoke to me many years ago, “I have given you the gift of love.” He also called me to minister by His Spirit. What I have given to the people is not what I have had to say. It is what God is saying to you. He is a mighty God, He can totally deliver us. Therefore the old man is dead and we are going to deal with our flesh. We are going to refuse those lord’s any part of our lives. We are saying that Jesus himself, is the Lord of our lives and there are no other lord’s going to have dominion over us. He declares them dead instantly.
They have no place inside of you, but as long as they are you’re friends, they’re going to stay. We have a lot of habits that God wants to take from us, but as long as they are our friends we aren’t going to kick them out. God’s going to kick them out the minute you declare: ‘You are not my friends.’ Just that quickly, He is going to take it from you. Then He’s going to take away the memory of it.
I didn’t know this wonderful scripture when the Lord did the creative miracles in my life. But I knew they were creative miracles and I knew He did them instantly and I knew He took every memory out of my mind. I was ministering in Modesto area four times in one day. I came in the room where I was staying and Jesus was in the room. He was opening my head. I said, “Lord, what are you doing?” He said, “I am doing surgery on your head.” I felt Him open it up and reach in. I said, “What are you doing, Lord?” He said, “I’m taking out that which ought not to be there. Your subconscious minds are like a tape recorder.” From the time we’re born the tape recorder goes into motion. Whatever we see, whatever we hear is all recorded.
He takes out all that is evil and darkness. He said, “I’m taking out the darkness which you have seen and heard. I will place in there my Spirit and what you have received of the good, in all these years. I will take out those things and now you will be filled with light and love.” I felt such a powerful knowing inside, that these things were totally gone. I felt the warmth and light that were in me. In my conscious mind, He did the same thing with it. He took out all the darkness and evil that was stored in the conscious mind and removed it. Again I felt the light and warmth and then He quiets it by His Holy Spirit and He put the seal upon it. Then He went to my forehead and He said, “There’s a door here and I’m going to put the seal on it so it can never be opened again,” so He put a shield on the door. From that moment to this day, it was different.
Another time in my life I was having a struggle concerning conditions with my family. The Lord told me, “I want you to give them up before it destroys you.” It wasn’t my family; it was the circumstances that I was allowing to destroy me. I was called of the Lord and I knew I was; but I allowed the circumstances to come in and sweep me down. I love the Lord with all my heart and here come the circumstances.
If any of you have been here for any length of time you will know that the one thing I say repeatedly, don’t be affected by the wrong circumstances. The Lord told me, “If you don’t let go of them you will go to hell.” I knew He meant it. He said, “I command you to do it.” The moment He commanded me to do it, I let go of it, never to pick it up again. The instant I let go of it He took it; He took every memory and took everything out of me, all the hurt. He took the whole thing. He removed it all from me and filled me with His love. He said to me, “This is a creative miracle that I am doing for you.” It was later that He did the surgery on me. I didn’t know Isaiah 26 at that time. I didn’t know here it is and the greatness of our God and how He could do it. He did these creative miracles in my life which changed my life, even until now. I know that it is His love that has to go to the nations.
We’re not completely set free of the powers of Satan; he’s not going to let us go. We will not be in that righteous nation until we have been totally set free by Him. We have to desire with our own will so that He can do it. But it’s a creative miracle that He has for us if we’re willing to let go and be set free, so we can be wholly filled with His love; then comes His provision and His glory. It’s up to us whether we’re determined to allow Christ to use us with this work in the nations or whether we are going to go our own way.
This is very loud and clear. It is His word and what He requires of us. I don’t believe we can hold anger, bitterness or the other stuff people hold in them, preventing God from moving with the Spirit of Truth, to minister through us, and still be that holy nation. We can’t hold onto one thing against others; we have to forgive and love one another. If we don’t love one another, the love of the Father is not in us. If we don’t forgive one another the Father can’t forgive us. Where do we stand? We stand on the spirit of truth, which keeps the truth. We don’t talk about it, because now is that day when Satan comes along and he sends out his lies. What does he do? He tries to destroy the Spirit of Truth.
God is flooding the earth with the Spirit of Truth. We’re in a new day. I want you to understand that. Today, we’re going out there totally set free from the flesh and the devil, filled with His love. If we’re filled with His love we’re going to have every provision of God at our hand. He is wanting for us to come into that place where He can provide everything for us.
He created us perfect, but man decided to make us imperfect and didn’t want God to have a part in it. God said, “Now I am going to do it. I’m taking back everything. It’s all mine.” In order to take it back from the devil, we have to yield it to God. We have to yield to Him everything, not holding back, from His love and His glory. For He now is saying, “For the Lord cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their inequity.”
I’m going to tell you, if we’re lined up with the truth and we’re filled with His love and glory, His provision is ours. I could prove that, here in this ministry. The reason we have provision is because His love and our obedience has brought it about. We allowed Him to take the flesh and the devil and bring us into that place with His creative miracles that stand today. I know He is faithful. I know one thing. I know there is not one of you in this place today who doesn’t want Him to bring you into this place today with Him, so that He can use you in this hour, as He is calling and preparing a righteous nation to go to the ends of the earth.
Now it’s up to you. It’s before us. What are we going to do with it? Are we going to allow these things to rob us? Sometimes it’s a little difficult at Sommer Haven. I don’t know how it is in the rest of the world, because we live here in a different world. Sometimes, it’s a little difficult to forgive one another or to love one another, but unless we do, we’re not going to go where God wants us to go. One thing I know, God is our love and we are His love! He has made provision for us as long as we have been here. I would not take credit for anything that God has done in this place. His provision is perfect.
He’s declaring to us today, that He is ready to prepare this righteous nation to go to the ends of the earth. Are we ready to let Him remove these lords that have taken possession of us and our excuses as to why we still have them? In Him we have no excuses! We have to live the truth.
I’m aware of one thing when God gave me the revelation of Isaiah 58. He told me many things that were going to happen in this day. I shuddered under it. I said, “I don’t think I want to be living in that day.” He said, “But you will. The day will come when I will send the Spirit of Truth to the churches.” I shuddered, because I know one thing when that Spirit of Truth comes there’s a dividing line. Today, I declare it to you, that dividing line is in the churches.
People are walking away from the truth. They are deciding to go their own way and do their own thing. They don’t understand that walking away from the Spirit of Truth means they are going to be forever in deception. This is not a thing of the past this is The Spirit of Truth that has come now to the churches, to separate and divide the false from the truth. If we go our own way, we are going into deception.
We’re not in an ordinary day; we’re in a day when God’s Spirit has come to deal with everyone of our lives. We have to be ready for it because if we’re not, we will go into deception for the rest of our lives. This is the word of God. So where are we going to go? We are going to be in Christ Jesus. I’m asking you to pull out every work of the flesh and every devil and allow God to fill you with His love, so that He can give you everything that He wants you to have.
If we allow Him to fill us with His love and realize, we aren’t of this world, we’re in His kingdom, His provision. I’m in the Kingdom of God, I don’t know where you. I know that in His kingdom, He is a marvelous God. That’s what He has done, for us all these years while we have been on this desert. God wants us free from the entanglement of the flesh, the world and the devil and filled with His love, so He can give us His provision and fill us with glory so that we can take that provision to the nations with His love and glory.
He is doing it! He is shaking the nations and then He calls us to come in there and collect the spoil. He would have collected every human being that He created, but the leaders said no, we don’t want you or your anointed. God says, “I’m going in and taking that spoil and the nation, because they’re my children in there, and they don’t know that I exist.
We are in a new dimension. God isn’t allowing stuff in us that used to be there, He’s making demands: a pure heart, with a spirit of truth. We’re going to walk in the truth and we’re going to live the truth and do it. The Spirit of Truth is going to take us to the nations.
God is training us His way, so that He can free us from burdens that we carry with us, because we want our own way. He trained me and it was very exacting in every detail. If I moved one thing I got told about it by the Lord. I’m trying to teach these things. We won’t let down the standard just because people come in and dictate to us what they want to do. We have to line up and be doers of the truth, not hearers only, but doers of the truth. There need not be a burden on any part of this work, if you will hear the voice of the Lord and obey Him.
The first thing we ever taught in this place was to hear the voice of the Lord. That’s the reason we don’t have radio and television. I don’t want to run your life; but I know if you are plugging your ears with a radio, or TV or tape you aren’t going to learn how God talks to you. You’ll never know what He says to you. He wants to show you how to do the little things in the natural, as well as the spiritual. So He wants to bring us into that place in Him, where He has totally removed the works of the flesh and Satan, and filled and trained us, so we can walk in His ways and do them.
He says His ways are higher than our ways. But He said, “I want you to know my ways so you can walk in them.” We can’t know His ways if we don’t know His voice. Many teachers and preachers don’t preach it, but it’s in the word. He said, “If you will hear my voice and obey it, I will be your God and you will be my people.” It’s still the same today as it was centuries ago. How many stop and find His way?
When I first moved here I said God, “I don’t know where to start.” He said, “Let me help you and take control.” I let Him take control and He was exacting. I didn’t know anybody, so He had me all to Himself. I loved Him so much. He gave me Ezekiel 1 in such a mighty way and I never had one second of doubt in my life about who Jesus was or of His love for me. He said, “I will show you what to do.” I listened and He trained me completely by His Spirit.
This is what He wants to do here. We’ve gotten off on a lot of things God and is drawing us back to Him; because we have to have a nation that ‘keepth’ the truth. If we want to worry about our problems instead of giving them to Jesus; if want to worry about our flesh and keep our flesh, He’ll just say, “You can’t be of this nation that keepth the truth.”
Father we thank you for the word and the simplicity with which you have given it. We thank you, Lord Jesus, to speak to everyone of our hearts and cause us to know you have given us the Spirit of Truth and you desire for us to know your ways and to walk in them. Give us your love, provision and glory to bring to the nation. We exalt your name and we praise you.
We pray for the people today, that they know that it’s a personal thing between us and our God. Jesus, I thank you that you laid have before us your plan for this age and time and it is not what was in the past. For you are bringing forth a people – pure, holy and clean – made holy in your holiness and in your righteousness. Fill us with your love and provision.
Bless these people and let the word that has been spoken, today, go deep into them that they may search their hearts to remove the works of the flesh and of the devil; so that we might be filled with your love, your provision and glory, that we’ll be able to go to the nations that don’t know you.
Jesus, we praise you and thank you, that you have given us your gospel of the kingdom. That gospel is going to be fulfilled by you to the nations. We magnify your name and give you glory. We thank you, Lord Jesus, for that which you’re doing in each of our hearts. We thank you in your wonderful name. Amen.
August, 28, 2000