We are now on Page 73 of Secrets of the unknown God and things are going to get more evangelistic from this point on God bless you. We are all without God and Jesus whilst the darkness is in control of our hearts. But when we are taught to love God, they will make their abode within us.
How will we learn to love Jesus? We start off by loving the visible part of Him first, which are the members of the church and body.
1 Peter 1: 22 ‘22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:’
We cannot learn to love God without loving our brothers and sisters first.
1 John 3: 14‘14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death…. – (It is made quite clear that we are brought to life by loving our brothers and sisters.) 15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.’
1 John 4: 15 ‘15Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19We love him, because he first loved us. 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?’
The new seekers are not able to see God or the spirit of Jesus in the community and therefore will magnify their love for Jesus by loving their brothers.
God will come for us as individuals in this manner, and is also proof that he will not come as a human for everybody to see. This is logic; when God and Jesus have made me a temple by living within me, they will have come for me and not for everybody on earth: not even my brother next to me. Who else will I be waiting for to come once I have become a member of Christ’s body?
Colossians 2: 6 ‘6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.’
However, the process of Jesus being magnified within us does not occur in a day, week or month. By studying Paul’s journey from the Bible, we shall see that it took him an entire lifetime for Jesus to be magnified to His fullness within Paul.
Galatians 2: 20 ‘20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God….’
Jesus has to be formed and magnified within us, but we have to become part of His body first; which is the church.
God makes this quite clear through Paul when he says:
Romans 8: 1 ‘1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.’
There is no condemnation for those who are in Jesus, which is not possible physically. But it is possible when we become members of the church. For in the church we will be taught and guided by the Word of God speaking through the members. God Himself teaches us on how to walk after the spirit. By becoming spiritually minded we will walk after the spirit by conquering the lusts of the flesh. It is quite simple. By remaining in the teachings and works of God, the light which is Jesus, is magnified within us.
Pay attention to the second verse for one moment: ‘2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.’
Again: The physical death has to come for all of us, but God is talking about the death we suffer when we leave the body and without completing our journey by finding God.
I want to ask those who teaches that we will arise from the grave in flesh, a simple question. When we leave the body, we return to our spiritual form which is much purer than the flesh and sin. Why would God not to take us up into heaven whilst we are in spirit, without our fleshly bodies? Why would he assemble some piece of dust, place my spirit back into it and then take us up into heaven? (Think of this for a moment)
These codes are not hard to understand. Let us return to Christ being magnified in our bodies:
Philippians 1: 20-22 ‘. . . Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Jesus has to be magnified within our hearts, whether we have to suffer pain by resisting dying on the cross or whether we accept our duties the way it is given to us by God. The sooner we learn to love God and break free from the darkness, the less suffering there will be for us.
We have to see how serious this change really is: If Jesus is not within me, I shall have no life within me; solely the human thoughts which are death! The Bible teaches that those who are not a vessel for Jesus are reprobates and not of God. This is logic, as we will be a vessel for Satan for as long as Jesus Christ is not within us.
2 Corinthians 13: 5 ‘5Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?’
Jesus teaches us in this text that we shall know at the day that He is within us.
John 14: 20 ‘20At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.’
At the day; for the simple reason that it has to become day within our hearts before we will be able to see the spirit; which is Christ within us.
3 John 1: 11 ‘11Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.’
“Have not seen God” We will therefore be able to see God when we refrain from evil and remain in the works of God to follow Him.
I will make use of John 14 again to show what Jesus was teaching at this time:
John 14: 9-10 ‘9Jesus saith unto him, have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father and the Father in me?’
Jesus was with them for so long but they never knew Him (Jesus?) At this point, Jesus was not referring to God. This clearly shows that the disciples were looking at the physical body of the speakers and not the spirit and light of Jesus within the vessel.
The spirit of Jesus could be present in any fleshly body as a son of God today!
1 Corinthians 12: 11 ‘11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,’
The disciples did not understand how the concept of God being within man works. Jesus was creating His disciples anew into His image, which is by creating them spiritually. Jesus told them that His spirit was also within them (the Spirit of the Son). They would not have been able to see God if they did not see Christ which was teaching through the flesh first.
Hebrews 3: 1 ‘1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.’
Jesus was therefore transferring His Light into His disciples, which they themselves did not understand yet. Jesus transformed them into apostles, as He Himself was an Apostle.
In time the spirit of Jesus grew and was magnified within the disciples, the spirit grew and was magnified within their hearts. They spoke in tongues, and prophesied, heeled the sick.
Acts 10: 46 ‘46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.’
How is it possible for man to magnify God?
It is so logic; God the light is magnified within us, by God Himself speaking through others mouths by the Word. Where two or three are gathered in His name, Jesus will be in our midst.
We have to keep in mind that nothing is from man when we have become His vessels; it is all from God.
In this next text, it is made quite understandable on how that the Lord is magnified within us. David said that the Lord was within others, who magnified the Lord within him.
Matthew 22: 43-44 ‘….. David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44The LORD said unto my Lord.’
What was David saying when he said, ‘The Lord said unto my Lord’? David was referring to the Lord which lived within his heart. The Lord was speaking to him through the mouth of his teachers, magnifying the lord within him when they were gathered in God’s name. Or; the Lord was busy magnifying the Lord inside the heart of David by teaching him through the members of the church.
John 12: 35 ‘35Then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the ligh…..’
While we are in the body, we have the chance to walk in God’s light to complete our journey. After we leave the body, it will be too late, as God is revealed through the flesh only.
Jesus placed His Spirit into His disciples
Jesus placed His spirit into His disciples before He died on the cross.
Luke 23: 46 ‘46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit…..’
Many Christians think that Jesus gave up His spirit to God when he cried these words on the cross. This was not what happened. Jesus and God are one; and Jesus is the spirit, God