October 2015 Teaching Letter - The Revelation of God in Man
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2Corinthians 5:17-18. If there is one thing needed in the lives of Christians today, it is the revelation of God in them or we could say being God inside minded. This is not anything new as far as doctrine is concerned. Many preachers in the Word of Faith movement have been teaching us this for years. Long before them, it was taught by such anointed men of God like E.W. Kenyon, John G. Lake, and Smith Wigglesworth. These men had such a revelation of God in them that everywhere they went, the life and power of God flowed from their hands, flowed from their words, and even flowed from the articles of substance that touched their being. Why? Were they specially anointed and called of God to be operating at a level above all others, never to be reproduced again?
I believe they were the norm for their day, yet still, in comparison to the promise of the New Testament, they were behind the fullness of what the Spirit of God declared through the apostle Paul. "Even the mystery which has been hid from the ages and from generations, but now is was made manifest to the saints: to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.” This is the mystery of Christ, which Paul expounded and every letter of the New Testament that it would no longer be a mystery. It now needs to become a revelation for every person that claims to be a new creature in Christ.
No longer are they short of God’s glory. They now have God’s plan and purpose for their lives revealed to them - to show forth Gods glory-Jesus Christ-the Spirit of the living God to people of this earth. So why is there a lack or a deficiency of this revelation among born again-spirit-filled Christians today? "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power." Colossians 2:8-10. False doctrine, human precepts, man's tradition, and the worldly wisdom have blinded and deceived Christians into believing that they are less than what the New Testament has said about them. A postponed gospel, that the fullness of God's glory is for heaven and not for here and now, has minimized the Spirit of Christ in us.
Jesus Christ, come to this earth, living and walking amongst us was the revelation of God in man. Anything less is a forgery, a counterfeit, a false portrayal of the reality of the new creation. The fullness of the revelation in Christ can only come to those who totally detach themselves from the old dispensation of the law and receive God’s revelation of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, now living in and through each and everyone of us. "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2Corinthians 3:17-18. How are we changed? How do we get this revelation of God in man? The answer is by beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord. The answer is by beholding Him-Jesus-in His fullness as revealed to us by the person of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God.