He’s changed us. Not that we’ve got all this knowledge of the word and we’re converting people and we’ve got head knowledge or we’re preaching all these things; but because of what He’s done in our lives. That’s the witness! Not our mouth witnessing, but our lives witnessing. I remember a young man who came to the Lord. His whole family turned and God did a mighty work in the family through Him coming. I saw it the same way when I was converted; I was 16 years old. It should be a continual thing that we are His witnesses.
God is preparing a people now and He’s training by His spirit; we’re going out and we’re going to be that witness for Christ. Christ in us the hope of glory not how much knowledge we have, even how much we know the word and what degrees we have or what nation we belong to. We are His witnesses and He’s sending us out as His witnesses, that He is God.
Just before I went to Israel I was riding down in Mississippi in this beautiful country where there were Pine trees on both sides of the highway. The spirit of the Lord and the presence of God came in that car. I felt like I would be lifted right out of it. I didn’t think I could stay in that car at all. I felt God lifting me high in the spirit. He spoke to me in my spirit and He said, “I Chronicles 16”. I started to read it and God’s presence filled that car and the Lord came upon us and I felt like we were going to be translated.
This particular day I was riding along and God spoke to me and said, “Go to Israel the islands can wait.” God awakened something inside of me and I began to realize in a new way the mighty power of the living word and God began to break forth as I was reading. It was like a whole opening in the realm that I had never entered into before in my life. The spirit of the Lord began to show me in I Chronicles 16th when David brought the Ark of the Covenant back to the people. He danced before the Lord and wrote this song unto the Lord. As I read it God showed me parts. He showed me His training in the first half of the message and the message we were going to hear in the second half of it and what it would do to the heathens as we were His witnesses. It is so mighty! “I’m sending you first to Jerusalem; in my word it is written, first to Jerusalem and then to the uttermost parts of the earth and I’m going to give you a fresh new anointing.” He did!
God is going to raise up a people filled with His glory. The message that He’s going to give is right there in I Chronicle 16th chapter. It’s in us. It’s not out there in wood or stone. He’s the one, the covenant. He’s in us. We’re going to dance before the world. We’re going to sing and shout before the world like David. We are His witnesses because of what He’s done for us.
God made it so clear to me, it’s not what we think we know or what we think we can give by our knowledge, but we’re His witnesses for He has wrought in us what we have. Not man, not us, but what He has wrought in us; “He that doeth truth cometh to the light.” It doesn’t say that He that hearth truth, but “He that doeth truth cometh to the light that his deeds may be made manifest to the world”, that the world might know that what we have God wrought in us and is not of ourselves. No organization, domination, or doctrine of men but of Jesus Christ. He is bringing forth the people.
He took Paul aside and He trained him; He didn’t train Paul among the brethren. He trained Moses 40 years in the wilderness. He put me on this desert and He trained me many years before He said, “You’re ready to go out there and tell them, it is suppertime.” The message He gave to me when He sent me out of this house was, “Go and tell them.” He said, “You’re my suppertime. Tell them that the feast is now ready, come to the feast.” But you know they didn’t have time to come. “I’m busy, I married a wife, I bought some land and not one of them was worthy without exception”. That’s a pretty heavy statement isn’t it? They were too busy.
Then He took me to the parable of the sower. He said some seed fell among briers and thorns and they choked them. It didn’t choke them to death, just choked them so they brought no fruit to perfection. No perfection! God is bringing forth a people that He’s going to perfect in His son; the nature of Christ. Christ in us is going to go forth. We’re going to see Christ in His nature wrought in us. He says in II Peter it’s an impartation of His nature. He imparts His resurrection life in the place of the old man.
I’m expecting some of the greatest things to happen. I’m expecting God to bring forth the new birth, water baptism and the Holy Ghost; until before our very eyes God transforms men and woman instantly. And it’s not a drawn out process and there they are, as the truth. They can minister in love and will bring them forth and will bring them from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. I know it.
I sense He’s getting ready and that word will give life not death springing up within us, bringing us back to the Father; bringing us into the kingdom of God with His light, with His love, with His peace, with His joy, His righteousness and holiness in us. He’s mighty and His redemption burns like a fire. I want to get on top. I want to shout it. I want to say hear the word of the Lord. He said, “Raise your voice light a trumpet. Tell them God Has made the provision to bring us back to Him with our sins forgiven as though we had never sinned.” Adam’s sin will be as though we had never had it.
Glory! I’m looking forward to it. The truth is being made very clear by the spirit of the Lord; and is given by the ministry of the Holy Ghost to bring the gifts unto man. Let God perfect the gifts so that we can obey the spirit of the Most High God and give to His people until there’s a seven fold ministry. We’re about to see it.
God is going to cut asunder the garbage. He’s going to take the covering off the lies and falsehoods and He’s going to bring forth a people that are going to exalt His Son and bring forth this light that He has wrought in us through His Son, instantaneously; mighty new birth, instantaneously and mighty deliverance from our carnal man. An instantaneous outpouring of the Holy Ghost to bring us forth as His witnesses to the whole earth that the Lord reigns, and that He loves the people who don’t know Him.
What we’ve done with it has been a disgrace to our God and surely troubled our Lord. We must come forth with truth. We must be doers of the truth and present the word as it is so the captives can be set free. God has to first work it in us. I tell you we have fallen so short of the knowledge of what God has given to man. The revelations that He’s given of Himself in India and how He poured it out! I realized the magnitude of that great and mighty redemption that He gave to man.
He wants to bring it altogether to make us free to go as His witnesses without bondages. That’s why He’s taken a lot of you young people that have never been in bondages of organizations and denominations. He’s taking you, for your heart is crying out for Him and Him alone. He can change your lives and bring you forth to His glory. You are not servants of man you are servants to God. If you are a servant of God you will be a servant to God, first to God. God wants to bring true humility, for Christ to come forth in us. There’s nothing in us that desires vane glory; nothing in us that desires to be seen or heard of men; nothing in us that would cause the enemy to come and redeem us as a part of his kingdom. And that’s why we’ve gone through heavy training; heavy processing here in the little things. That’s why God wants to cut it asunder and bring us into the flow of His spirit that when we go out, we will go out through that anointing, knowing that He’s prepared us and accomplished it.
One thing I learned many years ago when God sent me out and said I was ready to go. I knew I was ready to go. I knew God was going to accomplish what He wanted to do with my life. I never had any doubts about it. He said if they didn’t hear me that wasn’t my business. My business was to give the truth. If they rejected it, it was between them and God and I offered it right back to Him. In many an area I knew they had rejected what God had wanted to do for them. I couldn’t go back into that area any more. God is getting this army ready and once it starts to move there’s no stopping it. God’s going to break the powers and principalities of the enemy. He’s placed the keys in our hands; and with the authority of the mighty Son of God we’re going to walk in the power of the Holy Ghost. We’re going to obey Him and He’s going to walk in us. There’s no fear because He shall accomplish His purpose.
If ever you learn anything in this place, I want you to learn that you can live by His spirit. That you can trust Him and that He will accomplish it and you will not be afraid. God will break forth! We can be a part of it or ask God what He wants us to choose so that He can come forth in us. He’s going to bring forth! I don’t care where you go for training; the spirit of the Lord is the trainer. If we hear Him He is going to change our lives. We aren’t going to change our lives. He not only wants to change our lives; He wants us to change others. For that which is wrought in us it’s not of the flesh or the devil. Praise God! Man has figured it all out the way they think it ought to be.
This scripture is one of the most precious, Matthew 19:13. “Then were there brought unto him little children; that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
16. And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17. And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19. Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21. Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26. But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.”
It says a hundred fold in this life and shall inherit everlasting life, but many that are first shall be last, the last shall be first.
Mt. 20:1: “For the kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
2: And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3: And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4: And he said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard and whatsoever is right I will give you….”
5: Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6: And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7: They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8: So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9: And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
10: But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11: And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12: Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13: But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
14: Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15: Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
16: So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
17: And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
18: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem: and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
19: And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
20: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21: And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22: But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
23: And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
24: And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25: But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26: But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27: And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
29: And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30: And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
31: And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
32: And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33: They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34: So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”
In every crisis that Jesus came before the disciples they failed Him. He tried to tell them over again about His resurrection. On the day He arose they still didn’t believe Him. He reprimanded them in one breath for not believing that He arose, the next breath He said tarry in Jerusalem until you be endued with power from on high and then go ye into all the world and preach the gospel of the kingdom.
Jesus was giving a picture in this parable. It is shocking to a lot of people, because many will say Lord, Lord, we worked all those years and we were faithful. God gave me a vision He had given me before. I sat in the meeting and I was lifted in the spirit. It was as though I was before the Father and I was hearing a conversion and on the left side there was a group of protocols. They were praising God in a loud voice and rejoicing. On the right hand was a body of people and they said why didn’t you use us; we were here all the time. But this group was the group of protocols that God had reached down and they were too low down to help themselves up.
God had several reasons for giving that to me. Because when He started me in this ministry by the spirit of God; He sent me first to the churches. I will never forget that work as though it were yesterday right over here at Pearblossom. The church was packed with young people ready to move in the Holy Ghost. God pleaded with them. He spoke with them. I’m telling you in those days it was like the rapture and I felt it. It didn’t matter what anybody else thought about it. I knew it was God. He spoke through me. I’ve chosen you to pour out my spirit in this valley. I’ve chosen you and if you will allow it to come in and change your life and allow My spirit to move in the midst of thee. They call Him a false prophet. He didn’t stop there. He said I’ll go to the drug addict, the alcoholic, the prostitute, to mental hospitals, to prisons and they will go for me. And to the down trodden; they know what I have brought them and they will go for me.
It wasn’t an accident that God was revealing to me about the protocols. There was a time that God sent me into the churches to hear the word of the Lord. He said I’m going to send the drug addict, the alcoholic, mental patient, those from prisons, the prostitutes and down trodden. He has full filled that right down to the letter. He has brought them from Hawthorne and other cities; from Torrance and delivered them and baptized them in Holy Ghost and sent them out.
They say we don’t get souls saved in this place. There’s something wrong with these people. Mighty is our God and they are going to glorify Him because God has wrought His works in their lives. Go back to our very powerful scripture in Isaiah 26. Lord thou will ordain peace for us for thou hast also wrought all our works in us. Oh Lord our God other Lords have had dominion over us but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead they shall not shall not rise. Therefore has they visited and destroyed them and made all their memories to perish; not even the memory. Is it not lawful for Him to do what He will with His own? Glory to God! God put a covering over me. They tried to squash it.
When the Lord called me He gave me two scriptures. One was, ‘Faithful is He that calleth you and also He will do it’. The other one was, ‘You have not chosen me but I have chosen you. The Lord has ordained you to go and bring forth much fruit and your fruit will remain and ask whatsoever you will in My name and He will give it you. Isn’t that powerful? It never has left me in these many years. Bless God, so we have to come into the abiding in the vine. We are abiding in Him and He is abiding in us. Like God said this morning, “It’s the love of God that remains in us that changes our lives.” He’s getting ready to move with the Sons of God. God has wrought His works in us.
December 26, 1980