The Curse Is Death Not Hell
“The main thing in the kingdom is that man
does not have to die under the curse, but can live forever.”
Rose M. Aluli
This message was given by Rev. Rose M. Aluli
to the Church on December 30, 1979.
Words of Rose are Bolded
The Curse sets forth the whole reason that Jesus came.
Jesus not only laid down his life that our sins would be taken away, but also, that we would not have to die.
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Now we know that Moses and Elias had been dead, or gone, for many years before Jesus was born. And we know that there was more to this than just for him to be manifested as a spiritual being. I feel like God was showing me something regarding it, but we will get to that a little later.
What I want to start out in is the thing that the Lord was showing me concerning death, because this is the main thing in the kingdom: that man does not have to die under the curse, but can live forever. Now we have taught on that quite a bit. The scripture is full of it. I am just going to lay out what I feel God has given me.
Death is in everyone’s body when we are born because sin is in everyone’s flesh. We are born in sin and conceived in iniquity; that’s scripture. Now Jesus died that we might overcome sin in our flesh bodies. “Be ye holy even as your Father in heaven is holy.” “Be ye pure.” “Be ye perfect.” What is he saying? This old sinful flesh can be perfect, when we are born in sin and conceived in iniquity. Do you think God would put such a thing in the scripture if it was not possible for us to become perfect? In the flesh now, he is talking about. Jesus died that we might overcome sin in our bodies, thus destroying death. Now I am going to show you how. Adam brought death by disobedience and sin. Jesus brought life. He says, “I come that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly.” Now there is an eternal life and there is a physical life. And this is where you have to know the difference. This is why we get all mixed up in the three Johns in our mind because we do not have the discerning of the Spirit to know what he is talking about; eternal life and life in the flesh. He came to destroy the curse. That is what Jesus said, “I come to destroy the curse of the law.” We were born under the law in sin, the law of man, not the law of the Ten Commandment law, but the law of sin that is born in all flesh.
What was the curse unto Adam if he sinned? He had to die. We have to establish what the curse was. It was not hell.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Man was never made to die in the beginning. Man was made in the image and likeness of God. Can God die? He did not say I am going to make him something like me. We have to get a hold of these things. We have to believe the word of God or throw the whole thing out. If we are made in the image and likeness of God, and because Adam sinned and disobeyed and brought death on mankind, then the Redeemer has come, that we might be delivered from all the curse of the law from the beginning. That was a law unto Adam, that you obey my commandment and keep it; that you do not eat of that thing that I have told you not to touch.
This is the kingdom message by the way: that you do not die; that you live. He taught the message of the gospel, and then he also taught the message of the kingdom, which is entirely different. The message of the kingdom of heaven is spirit, the spirit life.
So the curse of Adam was death not hell. Hell was made for Satan and for those that follow him. So the curse is not hell. The curse that was put on man was death; that he would die, that he could not live any longer. And death started working in Adam the minute he did it – he didn’t die right that second. Death started to work in him the minute he disobeyed God, and finally he died. And man has died ever since. When Jesus died, or as the scripture says, he was planted in the earth in death, one seed that many might spring forth thereof; he died to bring forth much fruit.
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; Jesus he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. We are his seed, so anything that is promised to him is ours. And I will get to why he had to die to bring this to pass; because he had to die to break the curse that the rest of us would not have to. The same as he died for our sins that we could be forgiven.
For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs Now you know what a eunuch is. They are male and female – there is no difference in the spirit – those that walk pure and holy and clean in their bodies, forsaking all sin. There is more to it than just what we have been taught. Forsaking all sin. that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my Command, or my covenant; That takes hold of this thing. That grasps a hold of it and claims it for your own. You can hear this stuff forever and you just let it go over your head and it will just keep flying away. You have to reach out and take hold of these commands that God has promised us and put them to work and receive them in our hearts. Even unto them That take hold of my covenant. will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Or taken away in death. This is an everlasting name. He said I will give you an everlasting name that will not be cut off.
Fasting is denying oneself. What we call fasting is denying ourself of food, but there is a much, much greater meaning that we haven’t taught on yet. The fasting, the taking a hold of our flesh in refusing to let it do what the mind tells it to do; taking a hold of yourself and bringing yourself under subjection to the Spirit of God, that we will not let that flesh run rampant, but that we will get a hold of it and shake yourself. Get a hold of your collar. Call yourself by name and say, “I refuse to let you do that. That is not the way God wants it.” If you feel like opening your mouth at the wrong time, if you cannot do anything else, slap your hand over your mouth when you feel like speaking. These are supposed to be pure, pure vessels with not bitter and sweet coming out of the same vessel. If you cannot keep your mouth shut, tie a handkerchief around your face, if nothing else, if you have to do that kind of a restraint. But in the name of the Lord, keep your mouth shut from speaking evil, from speaking about one another, from slandering someone, from foul language coming out. He said it should not be so that there is both good and evil coming out of the same vessel. It is not godly. But the flesh is a deceiver. Remember that. And the flesh is full of putrid vomit. This is why we have to take control of and put everything, every part of the flesh, under subjection to the Spirit if we ever expect to come into the kingdom of God. And we can only do it as we keep the commandment of the Lord, what he tells us. I don’t mean the Ten Commandments especially, although we ought to keep them too. Because Jesus said that even a greater commandment he gave, that we would love every one.
Jesus was born. Jesus came as an absolute flesh man. Do you realize that? He had two eyes and a mouth, two feet to walk with. He was tempted, the Bible says, “in all points like as we.” And there has been no temptation that man has ever had, that Jesus didn’t have. You mean he looked at a woman and, oh yes, he did. That is what it says. The Bible is not a lie. It says he was tempted in all points like as we, yet without sin, because he never yielded to it. He got himself under control. He never sinned, otherwise he could not have been a sacrifice for our sin. We could never have been saved. We would be lost, every one of us. He was of the seed of God the Father. He was not of the seed of a man, because she had never known a man, but he was of the seed planted by the Holy Ghost, the scripture says. But his physical was flesh man. He got tired just like you get tired. He worked just like the rest of you work, in his father’s carpentry shop. He had to learn just like we have to learn. And he prepared himself for 30 years. For 30 years, he prepared himself, a man in the earth walking as a flesh earth man, seeing everything that you see.
You cannot accept this message or any other message of the kingdom until you have established that in your hearts, that he was a flesh man. We have him such a super being. He is a super being, you understand, because he was the only Son of God, the true Son of God that came out of God the Father, but he also said that he is bringing many Sons to glory with himself, many that will be just like him. This is very well established in the scriptures, all through the scriptures, that that was the purpose of his coming: not just for salvation, that your soul might be saved in eternal life, but that he also might bring a kingdom people forth to take the kingdom out of Satan’s hands, of this world, that it might go back unto the Father, the ruler of all. And he has used man from the beginning for everything that he has done, always. He started out with a man, Adam. Adam failed. He put him over the works of his hands. That is what the Bible says. So through sin he has fallen. And now, so God sends his Son (Or lets his Son come. Sends him, it says in one place. In another place, it says he comes by his own will.) and after preparing himself for 30 years to remove death or the penalty of death from his flesh; that is what Jesus had to do. He was born with a flesh body. You notice he could die like any man, don’t you? Because he died. But he died that we would not have to. He took all of our sins on himself that we can be cleansed from that sin. So he also took death on himself so that we would not have to die. Just like our sins can be taken away, so has death been taken away. I know this might sound terribly foreign to some of you, but it is so plain to me. It is more plain than salvation is to me – this message.
He had to become a flesh man and he had to take authority over the flesh, over his own flesh before he could willingly lay down his life for us. He laid it down willingly. He said, “No man taketh my life from me. No man taketh my life from me but I lay it down willingly.” But he had to completely overcome all sin in his flesh that he was born with. He had no manifested sin, you understand, but he became sin for us. He took all of our sin. Before he could present himself spotless; I want to tell you something, his death did not make him spotless, no more than our death will make us spotless, if we die. I want to show you a mystery. It is such a deep hidden mystery in the scriptures.
He had to prepare himself, just like
we have to prepare ourselves,
to make ourselves spotless.
Do you think he would say to make ourselves spotless – that he is coming for a people without spot or wrinkle or any such thing and then not make us able to do it? He has made the way. Jesus made the way for us. He had to make himself spotless before the Father. That his sacrifice was sufficient for us to become spotless Sons of God, no sin in the flesh. I could teach on this for a week and never get it half said. If you once get a picture of what Jesus really has done for us: his overcoming, tempted on all points like as we are, and yet walked through the earth without sin that he might be a sacrifice for us. Not just to cover our sins, not for salvation alone, although many will just be saved, praise God for that, then go on the death way and so on and so forth. But there is a group that is coming forth to inherit the kingdom of God that will overcome sin in the flesh and that will walk spotless before the Father in complete obedience that we might be sin free. That root of sin which caused the death in Adam – because he let sin come in through disobedience to God – that root that is in man when you are born can be taken out by the Spirit as we walk in obedience to God in all things. And this is the plan of God. No wonder there is only going to be 144,000 out of the whole earth. Do you realize that? The initial ones will be 144,000. I know that the Lord has shown me some things: that there will be many who will come in, many that will come in afterwards, but at the beginning, there will be 144,000. The scripture is very plain on it. There has been a lot of false teaching on that, about who they are.
The most necessary of Jesus’ suffering came before the cross. The worst suffering was not at the cross. Oh sure, it hurt his flesh. But the worst suffering was to be spit upon, to be rejected, to be misunderstood continually. Nobody understood a word he said. They rejected him on every point. He said, “What good deed are you after me for now? What good deed did I do that you are out after me to kill me? Because I healed this man on the sabbath day? Because I opened the blind man’s eyes? Is that what you want to kill me for?” He was also showing us what is going to happen to us when we come into this. This is the kind of suffering that hurts when it gets down inside where you are, when you are rejected and you know you are rejected.
When we go through these trials, if we can understand that why we go through these things is that we are being conformed to his image. That is scripture again. Being conformed to his image and unto his death, this suffering that the flesh might become pure. We must go through these times of rejection, through all of this stuff. So instead of shutting our mouth and taking it and letting God do the work in us, our big mouth just starts blabbing. We have to cry. We have to squall. We have to do all sorts of things to upset everybody in the whole community if we can.
It is easy for me to understand, being a Christian for so many years and I look back and when I see each one of you kids go through things. I just sit back, and I cannot say a word. I have to be still. Because I know I could give you the answer to what you are going through. I know that, because I have been through all of this stuff. But I don’t dare to give you the answer, because you have to go through it and learn for yourself. Amen. That is the way we learn, and that is the way we overcome. But if I tell you how to overcome it, you wouldn’t overcome. You would just automatically do that thing, but you really would not have taken that thing out of your flesh that God wants out of there.
So the most necessary part of Jesus’ suffering came before his death as he put down all temptation. That is the hardest thing in the world to do, is to put down temptation, because this flesh is deceitful: to put down temptation without sin as he did. “He was tempted in all points like as we.” And the next part of it is, “Yet without sin.” To be tempted is not sin. It is not sin to be tempted. But when we yield to the temptation, then it becomes sin. It was not sin for Adam to be tempted in the garden. That was not sin, but when he yielded to the temptation, then it was sin. And then the minute he yielded to that temptation, death set in, because God had told him that it would. God never fails in his word. But Jesus never one time gave in to sin. But remember through this all, his Spirit was pure. He was the pure Son of God by the Spirit.
Our spirits are pure because it is the God given part of us. Aren’t you glad? Our spirits are pure. Aren’t we all glad for that? And God looketh on the heart of man. We judge wrongly, but he judges righteously. So his temptation, that he was tempted to do, sin – he had to give his flesh as a sacrifice for our sin for the original curse, Amen. As he conquered sin in the flesh, we have this promise of life without death because Jesus overcame that curse of death. You have to keep reminding yourself now, what the curse is. The curse was death not hell. The curse was death and he in this last day, will raise up a people that will not die, that cannot die, because they believe the Word of God. God has given me some insights into this.
Jesus was the first kingdom man, the first man in the kingdom of God while he walked the earth without sin, tempted in all points, but he walked out the kingdom right there for the 33 years that he lived. He walked it out. He walked out that perfect kingdom man in the earth as an example unto us, for us, showing and proving that a man of flesh, or a woman of flesh, can walk without sin in the earth. Now we cannot do it unless we are born again, because we are born in sin and you cannot get rid of it. Only God can get rid of it. We have no control over this nature that we are born with. I have said many times, you take a little child, as soon as it is born and it is old enough to respond in any way, you do not have to teach it to lie. You do not have to teach it to steal. All you have to say is, “Don’t touch that, son,” and when your back is turned he will get it, and he will hide it behind his back and you will say, “Do you have that?” And he will say, “No.” That is because he is born with this thing. That is that sin nature that is in us. And if we will fully obey the voice of the Lord and of the Spirit, we can walk on into that perfect kingdom: that restored kingdom of God. Now if this is not so, I am sure fooled. But either we have to believe the Word of God, the whole Word of God about the kingdom and what it is or we won’t come into it, because he says we cannot have faith unless we hear. When we hear the Word, it brings faith to us. Amen. So we can come into this kingdom and be like Adam was before he sinned. That was the purpose: that we would become pure. Sin is the only reason we cannot fulfill this promise. Sin in us is the only thing that will keep us from living forever, because sin was the only thing that caused death in the beginning.
Now that ought to make you really strive to live without sin, to correct these bodies, to watch ourselves. And you won’t overcome it overnight. I am not saying that tomorrow now, you are going to be a perfect being. As we learn a little by little as we are tempted, and as we put sin down, and as we pray, as we seek God, and as our hearts are honest towards God. So I say, sin is the only reason that we cannot fulfill this promise, for the curse of death was brought to us by Adam’s sin. Thus, all flesh except Elijah and Enoch, and they were counted perfect before God. I do not know how they got a hold of this secret, but they did and they did not die, right? They were taken, Elijah and Enoch, those two. They were the only two that were ever taken out, as far as I know, without death. Even Jesus had to die for us that we could be taken up the same way: that we could come into the kingdom without dying.
But the promise in this day is to us, if we put away all sin from our flesh, and serve and keep the commandments of God. That’s a big thing. It is so easy to say, but it is such a big thing when somebody does something to you and you want to haul off and – you see, that is sin. We have to become dead to sin, in other words dead to this carnal nature. He says when they reviled against him, he reviled not. He did not turn back and do the same thing they had done. He learned to be still and quiet before his Father. When they pulled his beard out, he did not reach out and pull their beards out, did he? He really went through it. And we think we are going to get by with any less? He is our example. We will have to go through the same things.
If some of you are going through some hard things, just remember you are called. You know, you walked in such a high place there when you were first saved. Remember? It was just great. God just took care of everything. You received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and if I had told you what you were going to go through – that it lights the fire instantly, to be persecuted. The minute you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, God starts a work in you that will kill this flesh. And he will start bringing things to this flesh; but he also, through the Holy Ghost, gives you power to resist, if you will seek the Spirit in it and if you will try. So the Holy Ghost is given to you, the Holy Ghost and fire, to burn out of us, all of this old Adamic nature that we are born with. That is what the Holy Ghost is for. But if I tell people that before they receive the Holy Ghost, they get scared. The minute Jesus was baptized in the Holy Ghost, he was led away into the wilderness to be tempted of Satan: to be purified in other words.
God has to call some out of the churches, some he is calling that are called into this high order of God, to come forth as perfected Sons for the ruling and reigning. And Jesus says, “If you suffer with me, then you will reign with me.” In the kingdom. So that is what it is all about for every one of us. And anyone who has ever really received the baptism of the Holy Ghost is going to have to suffer persecution if you are called to the high order of God. Now everybody that is baptized in the Holy Ghost – it seems like they don’t have to go through this like those that are called.
You are going to become pure gold with every bit of dross taken out. And all that dross is the sin nature that has to come out so you can walk in the kingdom with Christ. Amen. It is worth it, believe me. It is terrible at the time, but it is worth it. Amen. Die to all flesh desires and live in, and by, God’s Spirit. Live in God’s Spirit and by God’s Spirit and for God and nothing else, not looking for this temporal world out here and what it can bring, but what the Father can give me. How can I live? I have to please the Father. How can I live just to please him? How can I walk just to do the will of the Father? That is what Jesus came for, and he is our example, just to do the will of the Father. Isn’t that what he said? Just to do the will of the Father.
In the way of righteousness Doing things right with God just the way he wants it, that is righteousness. is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. If we walk in righteousness – mark this in your Bibles, Proverbs 12:28.
In the way of righteousness is life; That means life in the flesh, not to die. and in the pathway thereof The pathway of righteousness there is no death. What are you going to do with that scripture, everybody? That is God’s Word too. I have many, many scriptures about this at home, where I have studied on it in years past. But this one, he gave me today, without looking for it. In the pathway of righteousness, there is no death.
When we become right, totally right
with God, this flesh totally subject to the Spirit of God, you cannot die.
It is impossible because the curse has to be lifted. When the curse was put on because of sin, the minute all sin is gone out of the flesh, you just naturally live because that curse is lifted. Isn’t that simple? Since sin caused death, when all sin is gone, death is gone. That is so simple we just fall over it. Stumble our feet and stub our nose. It is just as simple as that. If sin caused death, then when sin is gone, as we walk with God and put everything under subjection to God’s rule, and keep his perfect law and righteousness, which we do as we walk and put down the flesh and the temptations, he gradually removes these roots of sin out of us. When that is gone, then we cannot die because the curse is lifted. If you meet the requirements of God, then the curse is gone, because he is faithful.
Jesus didn’t know all that we think that he knew when he was going through that. Otherwise, it would have been very easy for him. The heavens were not opened unto him until he was baptized. Now the heavens being opened to him was his understanding and his relationship, that close relationship with the Father where he knew who he was. Now he may have known some things, just like we know that we are called into this purpose. We know what our calling is. We are called to be Sons of God like himself, but until God opens the heavens or the understanding of our minds and of our hearts – this is why sometimes I cannot tell you when you are going through something. You have to struggle through it, to learn by the Spirit to overcome. All I can say is, “Oh, wait awhile. It will be all right. Well, wait a little while. It will all be all right. Just give it a little more time. God is throwing a little more coal in there, and making a little hotter fire.” But eventually it all works out, but at the time you think the whole world is upside down, you have backslid, you think you are 10,000 miles from God. God says, “Just hold steady. I’m just doing a work in you.” Amen. I am just giving you a few secrets, Amen. “I just have to do that work in you, otherwise you can’t be my Son.” And that is what this is all about.
If I thought that I couldn’t come into the kingdom, I’d say, “Lord, take me now. What am I wasting my time for? I’m no good to you.” But I know that I am called to the order of the kingdom and that I cannot die, because he has spoken it so many times to me; and not only to me, but I have had preachers almost lose their tongue when they would be prophesying fast over me maybe 20 years ago and they would say, “You shall never die.” Because it would come out by the Spirit and it would shock them half to death. The Spirit knows. We don’t know, but the Spirit knows, so he speaks it through their mouth.
Well, praise God. Praise God. And I am healthier, too. Amen. Because I do not live by my own power but by the power of God and by his Spirit, because I am trying to walk in obedience to everything that he requires. Death has to leave. You see, aging is death. That ought to be good for you people who want face lifts and all that good stuff. Serve God, Amen. You tell me I am 71 years old. I know, not because I think I am super, but I know if there is any life in me at all, it is because of the Spirit of the Father that dwells in me and lives in me. Amen. Amen. And it is going to get better, and God is no respecter of persons. That is what I love about him, Amen. He will do for everyone if you walk in obedience to God. What he will do for one, he will do for another and for the rest of the whole world if they walk in obedience. Amen.
Jesus did not really know who he was until he was baptized by John. Do you remember what the Father spoke right out loud, “Thou art my Son.” Can you imagine? He had read about himself in the scriptures and wondered, and his mother told him who he was, what the angel had spoken unto her, and for the Lord to speak it openly out loud when he was being baptized, “Thou art my Son.” Can you imagine how he felt when the Holy Ghost – he was baptized in the Holy Ghost at that time? And what did the Spirit do? Immediately took him into the wilderness to be tempted. Immediately. It said he was driven by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by Satan. What for? That he might completely overcome this flesh so he could fulfill the ministry that the Father had given him to do. Now from that moment on, he knew who he was, without question, because the heavens were opened and the Father spoke. He had an open door, but he had to be tempted from the time of his birth up to that point. Now think of it. Oh, I’ve just got – all over me by the Spirit – such an anointing of the Spirit.
God wants you to hear this message today.
And then it was revealed to him in a greater measure when Satan says to him, “If thou be the Son of God.” I suppose he said, “I wonder if I really am. Oh yes, I know I heard the Father speak.” He had a faith walk too. “If thou be the Son of God, cause these stones to be made bread.” Can you imagine Christ going through that and what must have gone on in his mind, because he had a flesh mind too. Like we have. Something the Lord showed me: Satan, when he said, “If thou be the Son of God…” It worked on Eve, “Did God say?” It worked on Eve and she fell. But it did not work on Jesus Christ. Aren’t you glad? It just did not work because he knew who he was. And if we do not know who we are and what our call is in God, Satan will just trip you up and tie your legs and tie your hands and just mess you up all of the time, if you don’t know who you are. Just say, “Satan, get going. I know who I am. In God, I know who I am. I know that I am a Son of God, Amen, because that is my call, because Jesus was a Son of God and he made the way that I might become a Son of the everlasting God, Amen, that I might become an eternal being that shall not see death.”
For you that are called, and I believe every one of you is called if you will follow through with it. I don’t think you would be here if you were not called. I know you are called, because I know it by what the Lord has spoken to me. So when the kids want to go everywhere else, and they want to do everything else that is ungodly…
[Did you ever receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost yet? You haven’t, have you, and spoken in tongues? Did you? Did he speak that night? Yes, he did. Yes, he did receive. Well then, if you have, that is fine. The Spirit will work with you. Amen.
Someday God will take care of that, too, when he wants it taken care of. Right now, I’d remember too much about you, all of you, if he gave me that mind back that I used to have, where I never forgot anything. It was like a computer. He has done away with that, and I praise God for it. This way you can tell me something today and I will forget it tomorrow. So then, if I have to minister to you, I can just come up to you and minister, and forgot you even told me. Amen.
I can see why God has to do this thing. I am not fighting about it and it doesn’t embarrass me. I belong to God. He can do whatever he wants to – chop my legs off – that is his business, right? Not mine. You know, if you own something, it is really yours. You do as you please with that thing. And I am just a thing that God has chosen, that he might put himself into, he and his Son to dwell in, to bring forth glory unto God – not unto myself but glory unto the Father. Amen. That is what we are for.]
Now Jesus was and is, according to the scriptures, the new Adam man. The Scripture says that he is the second Adam. Amen. For you that are Bible students, you know what I am saying. There was a first Adam. There was also a second Adam. Jesus was and is the new Adam that leads man back to life.
[But I lay on my face, flat on the floor this morning and I said, “Well God, I’ll just lie here awhile, and whatever you want, it is all right with me.” And I just got tired. I said, “Well, Lord, that’s all right.” Finally, I felt kind of drawn a little bit by the Spirit, so I got up and … Amen.]
Jesus was and is the new Adam that leads man back to life. Now what happened at the transfiguration was a sign that he had overcome all flesh and was changed. He had a new birth in him. This is brand new. I have not taught on it before, but the Lord was giving me things on this third work in the Spirit. Amen. This was the change and he was manifested. Remember, he was in that flesh body at the time of his transfiguration. This was before his death, when he changed into that glorious light which you are reading about, completely changed, but this was a sign unto him.
Do you remember what I told you some years ago about the experience I had where my body became a body of light and my beads (necklace) were hanging out here? I saw the beads but not my body. I believe this goes back clear to there and me not realizing what it meant. It scared me almost to death. I was sitting in a chair. I had a vision of Jesus right above me. All I could see was his feet and his skirts. My heart was so crying out. He was slowly moving up above me very, very slowly. And I was crying. I had a houseful of people. We were having a meeting. The Spirit of God was just tremendous in the room. And my heart was crying. Can you imagine how you would feel if you saw Jesus and all of a sudden, he was gradually leaving you? My heart was just pulling out toward him, “Lord, Lord, Lord, don’t leave. Lord, don’t leave. Please Lord, don’t leave. Come back. Come back.” He finally just disappeared. And dejected, I looked down and I had no body, but these big beads that we used to wear with a knot in them, were setting in the form of my body here. I saw the beads but nothing else. I was completely changed, completely disappeared. It scared me almost to death. I did not know if I died. I did not know what had happened. But then I came back in just a short time. I came back to my normal self. I do not know if this was a type of this thing that happened even way back there or at least it was some kind of a sign to me of the supernatural of God.
I know that there was a new birth that took place in Jesus at that time (the transfiguration), a birth of the Spirit. But his death was necessary, that he might overcome death for us that we need not die. The Word says that we must enter the kingdom through much tribulation, much suffering, through much sorrow, through much heartache, through much understanding. Tribulation is a terrible word.
The transfiguration changed his body by the birth of the flesh by the Spirit. I am surprised he could die after that. It was a birth, a birth of the flesh. He had completely overcome sin in his life at that time and so there was a birth that came forth of the flesh. Every mark of his natural mortal or flesh existence was replaced by a spiritual heavenly existence. I have never heard it taught anywhere, but you see there had to be a change in him, Amen, in his flesh after all of this sin. And it had to be, so that we could have an example. It was replaced by the spiritual heavenly existence. It was a new birth, which we will experience as told in 1 John 3.
I John 3:2-9
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: Now we have not had that changing of the flesh yet. but we know that, when he shall appear, Now how many times have we had scriptures showing that when he shall appear, we shall be like him? And those who are looking for him shall find him. The appearing is going to do something to us. And I know that I have had many prophecies concerning him, that he is going to appear to me, and he is going to appear to each one of us individually in his proper timing. And I guarantee you, it won’t be a dream or a vision. He will appear and we will be changed. We will be changed. but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him or know him as he is. Then we will know – it’s hard to grasp isn’t it? Let’s do it again. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, We are already the Sons of God. and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. I wrote a little thing on my refrigerator that the Lord spoke to me one day. It says, “To see him is to know him.” I thought, “Lord, what are you saying to me?” “To see him is to know him.” We cannot be like him until we know him. We do not really know him yet. We know that he is Jesus Christ the Savior of the world, but when he really reveals himself in his sinless nature unto us, and he changes us into that nature when he appears to us, that change will come and then we will know him just like he knew the Father. We will know all things. It will just be there. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. This message, you will want to make yourself pure. Believe me you are going to try to clean your lives up if there is anything in your life that is not like him. We purify ourselves. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. This hope that he will appear unto us. That’s the beauty. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: Now we have not come quite to that place of abiding in him continually yet. He is working on us. whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, We have not seen him yet. Is that clear to you? Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. But when he appears, then we are going to be like him for we will see him as he is. That’s what it says up in verse two, right? Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he Christ is righteous. Isn’t that beautiful? But we are not completely righteous yet. We are working at it. Amen. And I get a slap in the chest every time I say this. Amen. He that committeth sin is of the devil; Remember when he said we are walking after the devil’s plan, the flesh man, when he says, “You are of your father the devil”? They were looking after the flesh and not after the Spirit. We get a different understanding of this now, don’t we? Do you understand what I am saying? He that committeth sin is of the devil; We are walking after the old nature of Adam that caused Eve, in the garden, to commit sin. So if you are sinning, you know you are not pure yet, Amen. for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, or made known that he might destroy the works of the devil. The works of the flesh, the flesh man and not after the Spirit. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; Once this happens like at the transfiguration, you won’t commit sin. This sin problem will be done away with. for his seed God’s seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Now do you understand these scriptures? Isn’t that simple? Do you wonder why we sin? We haven’t really been born of God. This is worth teaching, isn’t it? You ought to be so high on this. You have to step real high and just go out there and tramp Satan down everywhere you see him in your life and get rid of him. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; Now we know we sin.
I have to say it. I can’t help it. God says I do not sin. And he keeps saying it, and saying it, and saying it, and saying it to me, and I can’t help it, but God has changed me. I have to say it. I have to admit it. I can’t keep still any longer because he keeps hitting me with the Spirit. He is hitting me with the Spirit every time I say it. This is why he has worked with me all of these years. This is why my body changed. I am just getting an understanding of why I disappeared and became just a light instead of a flesh person.
He had spoken to me years ago. I asked him, “Why am I not tempted? Why am I not tempted any more?” Some years ago. “I am tempted with nothing.” And he said, so sweet, “I have removed the root of sin.” But I did not even know what it meant until today, really what he was saying until today, that the root of sin has been removed. This is why I am not tempted: because there is nothing in there to tempt. Satan cannot tempt it. He has no part of me. Jesus said, “You have no part of me, Satan.” So I am not tempted to steal. I am not tempted to lie and those things: because God has chosen to do it, not in my goodness. I did not even know what he was doing, but that I might be an example unto others and others could come in as a flesh person in the earth. That is why Jesus died and did all of this, that we might have this. This is why he says I cannot die: because I don’t live by my life, but I live by the life of the Son of God, who is ageless. So I will just drop that, but I could not stand it. I had to say it. That is why the Spirit was dealing with me very strongly and he might have whopped me good. Amen.
I John 5:1-4
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: We cannot really believe yet because we have not been through that transfiguration experience. and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. If we love Christ, then we are going to love everybody that he loves. That is our pattern. Everybody that he loves, we are going to love. And you cannot change it. That is just the way it is. It is in you. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. It is not quite finished yet, but we are coming along, Amen, when we keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: That is the love of God. We cannot have it any other way until we completely keep his commandments. and his commandments are not grievous. They are not burdensome. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: Overcometh this flesh. This flesh is worldly. If you are born of God, you have overcome the world. and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. We cannot deny what God has done. If God has done a work in us then we have to admit it. Amen.
I John 5:18-20
We know that whosoever is born There has to be another work in the Spirit, this birthing of the Spirit. We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one We are protected. toucheth him not. Satan, the wicked one, cannot touch us, because we keep ourselves. We won’t allow ourselves to be taken in the snares of Satan at Satan’s will. And we know that we are of God, and the whole world The flesh man, anybody, Christians or not, that walks in this flesh realm in the world and does not walk in the Spirit, he says, “If you walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Well, the lust of the flesh is sin. There is a sin unto death and there is a sin not unto death. Now we are starting to get an understanding of what he is saying: the nominal Christian and the Sons of God. These were all mysteries, weren’t they? How beautiful it is, how the Lord is giving us understanding. lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, Now we are getting an understanding. that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. We know that Christ is in us, but do we know that we are in him? There is the difference. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, and we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. It is wonderful to know that God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Ghost dwell inside, but it is another thing to be born by God, to be born to where we are in him. Amen.
When we reach that place where we put down all sin in our lives, by the Spirit, as we follow God – now you can’t just go out and say, “I am not going to do that again,” because you still have that root in you, but as God leads you. Follow after God closely. Just let him lead you. He is not going to destroy you, but you think that you are going to get killed for sure, and he wants it that way. Maybe I am saying more than I ought to say. Sin is a different thing than what we have looked on. Sin is death and this is what he is trying to bring out today: that as long as this sin nature is in there, you are going to die and be buried. But when this nature is taken out through obedience to the Spirit, as we follow all of the commandments of God as he speaks to us individually: then when that root is gone, you just naturally have life.
Jesus cannot die again and has made the way for a kingdom people to rule and reign with him. I do not care how many bullets they shoot at you, once you have passed through that gate. I do not care what happens. I do not care how many doctors tell you, you are going to die, you are going to laugh in their face and say, “Ha ha. It is not so.” Amen.
Jesus had gained eternal life in the flesh at the transfiguration, or that was the birthing of Jesus Christ after the Spirit, the complete birthing of Jesus Christ after the Spirit man, even though he was the Son of God. And his death was for us, that we should not die. There is something for thought.
For all of you that can hear it, hear it. If not, do not fuss about it. Do not worry about it. Put it on the shelf a little while. Walk with God. Do not be afraid. I used to hear some messages years ago that scared me almost to death. Honest. It scared me almost to death. I would say, “They are crazier than bedbugs. They don’t have any idea of what they are saying.” Because I had a whole different concept of the scriptures. I could not receive it. I just put it away. I would not run and tell everybody and tear the message all up and get all excited about it. I would fight the battle out in here, where God wanted the battle fought, because the battle was between God and I, not the people, because half of them wouldn’t understand it either.
If you run to people for an answer, all you get is confusion. Remember that prophecy that was one of the things in the New Order of God? It was not to run to man but to seek God, because these are new revelations of God that he is bringing forth in the last days that he told Daniel he would bring forth. And these are new things that he is bringing forth to bring us. He’s more anxious that we come into the kingdom then we are to get there, because he must bring forth this kingdom people to rule and reign and take the kingdom out of Satan’s hands. Satan deceived man and stopped Adam from fulfilling what God wanted to do. It was all in God’s plan; he could not do anything except God allowed it. But now he is bringing forth a faith people by the Spirit to take the kingdom out of Satan’s hands; that we might rule and reign on this earth in perfect righteousness, and that the earth might become the garden of Eden again, as far as sin is concerned: that we might rule and reign.
Look at the scriptures. He says, “If you are faithful in few things, I will make you rulers over cities and over nations.” That is just one of those scriptures. But it is saying something, isn’t it? We are to rule and reign. He says, “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me on my throne.” That throne speaks of authority and rulership, not a throne per se, that you can lay your hands on. If you have a throne, then you have a kingdom. If you have a kingdom, then you have to have a people. Amen. That is what he is saying.
He says, “I, the Lord, desire a Church of my making, not of the order of the religious spirit of man or of an old anointing, but of and unto perfect order and love in my Father’s house.” Where is the Father’s house? He says, “Where are you going to build a house for me?” He dwells not in temples made with hands, but he said his kingdom is without observation. You can’t see it because it is hid in the heart of man. Amen.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin.
I John 3:9