Two Nations

TWO NATIONS

"Two nations are in your womb. Two peoples shall be separated from your body. One people shall be stronger than the other." (Genesis 25)

Herein we find why conflict exists. Two men live within you, Two men are manifesting on earth, and these Two kingdoms are opposed. According to scripture, this is the story of humanity's struggle.

"The flesh lusts against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another." 

Rebekah, a barren woman, became pregnant. She immediately felt an internal struggle, so she inquired of God: "If all is well, why am I like this?" God answered her, "Two nations are in thy womb." Rebekah gave birth to twins, just as you are preordained to give birth to the two men that live inside you. 

The first child that came out of Rebekah's womb was Esau. He was red and hairy, the ugly baby! The second child that came out was Jacob, the cute one!

"The natural is first, and afterwards, the spiritual."

Esau grew up to be rough, a man of the field. He symbolizes the carnal man of the earth (Adam race consciousness) whereas Jacob grew to be mild, dwelling in tents, a place of rest — symbolizing the heavenly man (Christ race consciousness). 

"The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image (consciousness) of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man." (1 Cor 15)

The first consciousness to be born within you is the ugly baby Esau/Adam — fleshy man of dust. The Bible identifies him as "the man of sin" who manifests first in the world. Like Esau, He appears to be the stronger nation at first glance. However, Esau got rejected, and Jacob gained the inheritance from his Father, just as believers inherit the blessing from their heavenly Father: "The meek shall inherit the earth."

The Esau/Adam consciousness remains trapped in a hellish state, vividly depicted in various scriptures: "Man who is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away." "They conceive trouble and bring forth futility; Their womb prepares deceit."

In Romans 7, Paul writes of his torturous journey while trapped in the Esau/Adam state: "For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice." He discovered the impossibility of doing good while dwelling in a sin conscious state; therefore he recognized his desperate need to be rescued from it; hence he cried in anguish: "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 

Have you seen the man of sin appear yet?

Have you recognized the futility and utter insanity of trying to do good?

Have you made that dramatic cry—Who will save me from this body of death? 


Thankfully, Paul realized the way out, "I thank God—through Jesus Christ, our Lord!." He discovered the higher state: "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." That verse gets me every time! Liberated from sin, and brought into the Spirit of life! In this transcendent law/state, no condemnation exists, rather life and peace. And, the body which was once a vessel for sin is now alive to express righteousness. Glorious!

Under the inferior law of sin, "Those in the flesh cannot please God." All that you experience is condemnation, and a feeling of God's wrath. However, when you encounter the presence of Jesus, you're transformed. Jesus said to an adulterous woman: "Where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you." You too can experience his rich mercy, whereby every accusation is nullified. No one left to accuse you! Wonderful! 

It's why you're implored to: "Come out from them and be ye separate." Come out from who? 'Them' being all your spiritually dead thoughts of self-accusation. Exit the darkened tomb of the carnal mind, and go out to "meet the Lord in the air."  Air, the atmosphere of heaven, raptured into the kingdom of God, where love, peace, and joy is the pervading atmosphere. There, and only there, you will know the warm embrace of Abba, "I will receive you; I will be a Father to you." Party time! “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

Rebekah first saw the head of Esau (carnal mind), come out of her womb before she could see the head of Jacob (the mind of Christ). Likewise, until you first see and recognize the appearing of "the man of sin" inside, you cannot witness Christ appear within your womb. "First, the natural, afterwards, the spiritual." 

Interestingly, when Rebekah was giving birth, Jacob's hand held the heel of Esau. To me, this symbolizes the grace of God that covers you, even while you are still living in ignorance. God's hand holds you, he fully accepts you, despite what you've done, Isn't that beautiful? God is full of grace; He so loved you that He sent his son to save you. Do you believe in this God?

Furthermore, never feel there is no way of escape, no matter how bad or depressed you may feel. Don't worry how ugly the man of sin manifests in you! Just recognize who he truly is. Whatever way he expresses himself is all the same to God—good, bad, or indifferent. Many find this hard to accept because it means, no self-righteousness avails anything. Only a new creation inherits the blessing of Jacob.

John the Baptist anticipated a second coming: "It is he who comes after me." He understood the sole purpose of his first life was to make way for the coming of the second man, just as a caterpillar is destined to die and give way for the birth of the beautiful butterfly. 

"Except a seed of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it dies, it bringeth forth fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." (John 12)

Until that willingness to die to self occurs, you remain in the darkened first Man, Adam/Esau state — The old caterpillar creature. But as soon as you enter the cocoon of repentance, and cry out for the Christ, you will be born anew like the butterfly, and see the one who comes after you.

Do you believe that within your very womb - the second man Christ is waiting to come forth? 

Could that explain all the anguish and travail of birth pains you’ve been feeling?

If true, wouldn't that be worth realizing? 

“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away. All things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5)


Awake

AWAKE

You awoke today, didn't you? And because of that fantastic fact—you are experiencing this ordinary yet profoundly extraordinary phenomena that we call today. As you read this line, you find yourself in today. You've been engulfed and raptured in this reality that we experience known as today—One with it in every way—You in it, and it in you. You live, move, breathe and have your being in today. And because you awoke, you are aware and conscious of it.

It would be impossible for me to convince you otherwise, that today hasn't come. You don't question it. You know and are certain because your senses allowed you to recognise it. You're living in the consciousness of today. Fascinating to comprehend!

Interestingly, you didn't have a say in the matter. This day didn't ask for your permission, but you believed it would appear, and then it came as a gift to you. As soon as you heard the voice of the alarm clock, you awoke. Then you opened your eyes and beheld the bright and glorious sunrise—immediately recognising: A New Day has dawned.

We both share in this wonderful phenomena; hence, we can perfectly understand and relate with each other about it. You exclaim: 'Isn't it a beautiful day today'? And I respond to you: Yes, it is. What're your plans today? There is much opportunity. We can make a financial investment and accumulate money. We can hear, taste and see new things and enjoy the pleasures of today, etc. A myriad of exciting possibilities and treasures lie within this magnificent phenomenon called today that came to us, and now we are alive and conscious of it. 

Furthermore, you cannot escape the presence of this great and terrific day that's appeared and manifested. It's impossible to live outside it now since you're immersed in it. You can't live in tomorrow for it hasn't come, and the consciousness of that day cannot be reached nor experienced. You're inside today, and you accept that absolute fact, so you go about your business. Right now, as you read this line, you are taking part and experiencing it, and all of this is possible because you awoke from your sleep. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye”, You Awoke—found yourself absorbed in the new consciousness of today. Marvellously, you seamlessly passed from the state of sleep into the state of being awake. 

Aren't you grateful you awoke and opened your eyes?

Now let's say that you didn't awake this morning. What would that mean? Well, you wouldn't have seen that bright sunrise. You couldn't experience, taste and see the pleasures of today, could you? You would be dead to all the living possibilities of what today had to offer because you would be unconscious of it. Even though today most certainly came, and the brightness of the sunrise appeared, you couldn't see it while being in the state of sleep. In that state of sleep, your eyes are closed—unaware, and dead to today's presence. 

“Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Ephesians 5.14)

Do you know that a New Day that is more real and more glorious has come also?

Do you know that the Bright and Morning Star—Jesus Christ has appeared in this day?

Do you know that Heaven and earth are full of His presence, and in Him, you live, move and have your being?

Sadly, you're asleep and unconscious to it; therefore, you cannot see and experience it. Even though there are spectacular events taken place in this day, like the dead being raised, you can't perceive it!“The Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians)

Even worse, while you sleep, you experience nightmares in which God looks more like the film horror character Freddy Krueger - out to kill and destroy you! And of course, you fear that one day Freddy/God will burn you in hell for eternity! While asleep, you cannot see the brightness of His coming, nor taste and see that God is indeed GOOD—full of love, gracious, and full of compassion.

You are as the Bible says: “Alienated from God and enemies in your mind.” See, It's all taking place in your mind, that lying dream-like state. As in, you're not, in reality, an enemy for He loves you. But while you sleep, you cannot recognise that. Unless you hear the shout of Jesus Christ: Arise, you remain in the tomb. Would you like to taste and see that God is good, and experience His love and compassion? 

“Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead.” 

As soon as you hear the shout of Jesus from Heaven, you like Lazarus will immediately exit the tomb of your darkened mind and come forth into everlasting life. Just as you awoke this morning, passing seamlessly from the unconscious state of sleep into the conscious presence of today, you too will hear the voice that says 'Arise', then you will open your eyes, and find yourself raptured in the New Day of Christ. 

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth.” (John 5.24-28)

When you pass from death into life and experience what Jesus speaks of here, you are instantly changed: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,” just as you awoke today. It's a fantastic phenomenon! The change in consciousness is immediate and requires no effort; hence, why all religious activity void of Spirit is utterly futile. 

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God.” (1 Corinthians 15.34)

Unless you awaken to righteousness and possess the true knowledge—the presence of God, you cannot stop sinning! Unless one is born again (into a new state of being), he cannot see the kingdom of God, period! Therefore, unless a real change of consciousness takes place, no amount of religious effort will make any difference—impossible and no amount of penance will change that. The world is full of religious devouts, yet they are asleep. “Your ancestors ate the bread in the wilderness, yet they died”. Even those who experience signs and wonders like the Israelites, Jesus says: They're dead! 

“Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11)

Believest thou this? It's a pertinent question. Do you want to stay asleep like your ancestors, or awake to the New Day of everlasting life? So, what you going to do?

Believest thou that you are a beloved friend of Jesus and he goes to awake you? 

Believest thou He's the resurrection and the life?

“On that day, you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” (John 14.20)

Notice: ‘On that Day’. It must and can only be on this day that you awake to your oneness with God. Just as you were absorbed into the conscious presence of today, becoming one with it in every way. In this Day of Christ—You become one with the spiritual Day that Jesus speaks off. ‘On that day you will know.’ You suddenly become aware: I’m One with God. ‘You in me and I in you.’ And just as the sunrise signified that a new day has come, so too—as soon as you enter the new day of Christ—you will behold The Bright Morning Star Jesus rising in you, as John the Baptist did. “The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

Would you like to awake to this glorious new day—see the brightness of His appearing?

Would you like to see the lamb that takes away ALL your sins? 

“Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”


The New Day

THE NEW DAY

Excerpt from John 1.35-50

Dawn

A new day dawned. I could tell it was going to be a bright day - full of glorious new horizons - glistening with tremendous possibility. Something was in the air, and I could feel it. The atmosphere felt light, the wind soothing, and even the flowers were singing.

The next day John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked. (John 1.35)

There He stood; I knew deep inside; there is something about this man. My teacher, who stands next to me says: 'Behold the Lamb of God'. He had told me there was 'One coming after us'. A Greater one - in whom he wasn't even worthy to loosen His sandals, one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. A lamb who will take away the sin of the world.

Behold The Son of God.

Is this Him? Can it be real?

There stands One among you whom you do not know. (John 1.26)

I've been crying for years in the wilderness of my soul 'Prepare ye the way'. I heard the offensive 'Ye brood of vipers' message—convicted by it. My teacher had given me the grounding I needed—preparation for this new day. The law's harsh demands have left me bitter and dry but it wrought a sincere repentance in my soul. My teacher is the symbolic climax of the old regime. This wilderness experience, all my struggles, all my pains and failures of never feeling pleasing to God, have led me here—right to the very edge. But this morning feels different; I see beaming rays of new dawn now. The Bright Morning Star appears. Behold!

Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30.5)

Luring me, I hear him speak. His voice is sweet and lovely. I must follow him. I know I must! It's way outside my comfort zone! I feel like Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz - called into an unknown world of adventure, but I'm so excited about the prospect. I must go. I must leave my former teacher, who represents the old order. He can't come here, and he can't follow this man. This bright horizon overshadows him. He's soon to be cut off, put in prison, beheaded, with his head on a plate! Whatever loyalty I have to Him, I must renounce. I'm so hungry to hear this 'Grace and Truth' message. So thirsty for this Holy Spirit baptism. It's time for the new order, the real way, truth and life. Even the Prophets of old spoke about this day and here's my chance to see it. I go!

Until this day, the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ. (2 Corinthians 3.14)

Then I saw His face. Now I'm a believer! He sees me following Him and turns to me. He says: 'What do you seek'? It’s an intriguing question! What do I seek? I think I get it. I say: 'Rabbi'. In other words, You're my new teacher. I'm done with being governed by the law and being a disciple of Moses and John the Baptist. They had their time, their purpose, they were a primary schoolmaster who led me here, but I want a higher education - unto perfection. I want to learn from the Master of masters. The one who was before me—the true light. I'm in way too deep and there ain't no going back! I must forsake all to be his disciple. I'm going for it—no matter what the cost!

'Where are you staying', I ask? He says to me 'Come and See'. 😮

What a response! Not, bow down, try be better, say more penance! But rather, 'Come and See' — Shivers run up my spine! — It's wonderful, all the ramifications of that invitation! His presence is drastically different from John the Baptists, it takes my breath away. I'm surely going to experience new things! It's going to be a wild adventure, and I feel it. So I 'Came and Saw' where he was staying. There I remained with Him. (John 1.39)

Have you come yet?

Have you came and saw where He lives?

Don't you know He's the true light of all men coming into the world? (John 1.9) Do you really think this world is all there is? 🤦🏼‍♂️ 

You came to earth, big deal! Come to heaven and see the banquet of new wine! Now that's a party! 🕺🏻

Have you seen the truer - brighter light, or are you content with the dim light of the old—The letter of the law and religious service? Dry stuff mate!

Would you like to leave your earthly abode, and ascend unto your Father? 🤩 Now your talking man! C'Mon now!

It's your time to 'Come'.

Evening

Later that day, overwhelmed with excitement, I seek my brother out, I'm burning to tell him the good news: 'I have found the Christ'. I bring him to Jesus. He looks at him. The engagement of Jesus's eyes upon him is mesmerizing. He calls my brother by name: 'You are Simon, the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas'. (John 1.40-42) My bro's old identity melts into oblivion in His presence, and he's given a new name in the book of life. Isn't the love of Jesus simply wonderful! 😇

The next day Jesus wanted to go to another place. We find Philip. The Master calls: Follow me. Boom, another conversion! Another soul saved - The Gospel is spreading. Let's try this glory wand on Nathanael. 'We have found the man whom Moses wrote about in his teachings and whom the prophets wrote about.' His response, like many, is typical — Cynical! 'Can anything good from Nazareth? Can anything possibly get birthed from such a non-place? Can anything good come to me now? Look at the state a me! I'm full of sin and misery!

Philip steps in. He laughs at such nonsense. Sin is like putting ice-cream into a raging fire—it melts into nothingness in his presence! Nathanael like most cynics has a lot to learn—they don't have a clue about the ways of God! So, Philip being wiser now since his conversion — He doesn't bark the heavy law and condemnation preaching! We've left that behind. Ye are become dead to the law by the body of Christ (Romans 7.4) The only thing that can be said: The very same words the Master said to me this morning and Philip repeats it: 'Come and See.'

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit. Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?"

Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."

Wow! The same feeling I had when I came towards Him! Jesus sees no sin in you. He knows you. He saw you when you were under the fig tree of the old. Later, The fig tree gets cursed by Jesus because it doesn't bear fruit. That influence of the past, the law, are over! That dispensation has been cut off like the head of our former teacher - John the Baptist! We're in the new day now. You get that? The NEW DAY! The Bright Morning Star has appeared. 🤩

Nathanael answered, "Rabbi, You are the Son of God!

Jesus answered:

Do you believe because I said I saw you under the fig tree?

You shall see greater things than this!! 🤯


CHRIST CAME

CHRIST CAME

He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. (John 1:11)

Jesus came into our world. You came also. I guess you know that! But maybe you ain't quite so sure of His coming to you. Language came to me, more specifically, the English language. Because of that, I can communicate with others and understand things. I'm fluent in it. That's because I was around it, absorbed myself into it, and partook of it. I'm one with it now. I became it, and it became me—an inherent part of my being. So too, Christ came to me and I understand it.

We know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding. (1 John 5.20)

I don't try to speak English anymore; it just comes. Absolutely innate. If I were to try to speak French, though, that'd be a different story. I don't understand it, one or two words maybe.

Let's say I met a beautiful French woman online. We communicate by way of a translator, even though I don't speak her mother tongue. We fall in love, desiring to marry. The opportunity unfolds; to leave my home, my life, to move to her country and start a new life together. If serious about the prospect, I would have to apply myself fully to partake of the French language. Then, in due time, the French language would eventually graft it's way into me, just as the English did. Then I would be able to express my affection to my fiance with ease. Otherwise, our marriage would not be possible. The translator app could only take me so far.

Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me. (John 6)

Jesus is a word, a heavenly language. Like the English language, it came and now it multiplies to all who receive. Should I choose to absorb myself in the living Word and partake of Christ, I'll become Christlike.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling in us. (John 1)

The Word (Christ) became flesh in me just as the English language did. The ingrafted Word of God planted in the soil of my heart, and it naturally bears fruit. It's a spiritual language I understand. Jesus, like the French girl, invited me to leave my self and move to his country. There I now reside, married to him.

You have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. (Romans 7)

Part 2: Eat My Flesh

He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. (John 6.56)

Jesus said that whoever refused to eat and drink his blood had no part in him. Eating and drinking are partaking. You are what you eat! As soon as Jesus presented this new idea; many walked with him no more. (John 6.66) It was too deep. Likewise today, most are comfortable to spectate, hear the teachings, marvel at the signs and even enjoy the loaves and fishes (blessings) he produces. 'Labor not for food that perishes'. Content to have someone else, the priest, the teacher, the pastor, translate the message of heaven for them. But the clincher comes when He says: You must forsake all and eat my flesh.

That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17)

The sublime beauty of union life — I in Him and He in me. I am no longer two, but one. I've been married to Christ through the engrafted Word.

For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (1 Corinthians)

Do you get what I'm saying? Or do you still need someone else to translate? Are you dissatisfied with the continual struggle of trying to speak and understand the language of God, even though Christ has come? The Bible is still a language you don't get. Christ says: 'Come and See'. Leave your country, come to the banquet, the marriage of the lamb, and enter into Him.

Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. (James 1 )

Part 3: Come up Hither

'What think ye of the Christ'?

It's a question asked when Jesus was knocking about. Peter said: Many say a prophet. 'But what do you say?' Jesus asked. So it is today, many have their opinion about Jesus. I'm sure you've heard a few. But what do you say? Just another teacher? Just another prophet? Or 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God? That's a higher revelation. Took a while for that to translate to Peter.

If your answer is still; Jesus, the teacher, the prophet; you're no different from the drop out disciples who got offended. They hung around long enough to learn the ABC's, but they ditched class as soon as the challenge came, of going on to learn the full alphabet and language. Like someone appreciating the beautiful air and sound of the French language but never partaking of it. You might recognise a few words, but you fall far short. As soon as a fluent speaker enters the room, you will be confused at the speech, failing to translate what they really say. 'Having ears, they hear not'

'I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.' (C.S Lewis)

Do you believe that the sun will rise for you tomorrow? Can you prove it? No. But you have faith it will. You believe it because you've seen it many times. Why is it I believe Christ continues to rise in me? Same reason. I've seen it with the spiritual eyes of my heart; That's faith. And everything I see in the universe makes perfect sense to me because of it. Have you seen the Christ yet, or are you still hiding in the dark?

The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1)

For years people assumed the sun rose over the flat earth. It appeared to be so, and it still looks that way. What's changed? Only our understanding. The earth revolves the sun. 'Don't judge by appearances' Jesus said. It very much appears to rise over the earth; we know for certain it doesn't. Our understanding has been enlightened; therefore, we don't allow ourselves to trust our natural senses fully.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened. (Ephesians 1)

I use this analogy to conclude my message. Two people can watch a sunrise but can have a totally different understanding of it. They look the same to both, but one has a higher revelation. Similarly, Jesus only had 12 close disciples who partook of him and learned the language. All the others, even people who did miracles in his name didn't go so far - and both groups witnessed and heard the voice of the same Jesus. Furthermore, only three went up the mountain to experience the transfiguration. The point being, God is always inviting us to come closer, see new dimensions, and to come up higher. Don't be afraid; Only believe. Behold the door is open for you.

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. (Revelation 4:1)