Our True Identity
Who are we? There's a lot of confusion about this, because some people are not hearing this message with Tabernacles ears. They're hearing people say, "We are God." Whenever Adam, (our carnal nature) says, "I am God," that is the abomination of desolation. Whenever self sits in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God, it is blasphemy. However, if you enter into the realm of Tabernacles and God fills your temple with His glory, tell me, who are you? And if you come into that place where the apostle Paul says that the Church, the body of Christ, is the fullness of Him who fills everything, everywhere with Himself, please tell me who are you? Are you beginning to hear what I'm saying?
If Adam no longer motivates me and if I'm not driven by the natural desire to be godly, and if there's nothing in me any longer that tries to be godly and I simply rest in His ability to do that in me which I cannot do, and He begins to replace all my good, carnal, natural desires and with the Law of His Life, and He fills my temple with Himself and His glory, then who am I, and what is my true identity?
This is what is beginning to happen and this is what the world is longing to see. God manifested in humanity. If you don't see this, you'll go to the grave waiting for the Sons to be manifested. You have to understand that you are not a carnal human being. You must understand that if you still see you and God as two separate beings, then you are living in a mistaken identity, like it or not, accept it or not.
Don't just turn off what God can do for you because of your Pentecostal mind set and attitude. And whatever you do, don't regulate all of this to sometime in the future. In Pentecost there is still God and us because in Pentecost we see Him as someone up in heaven somewhere. When I was living fully in the realm of Pentecost I could see clearly that there was God and me. However there are times now when I walk in Tabernacles in that realm where there is nothing but Him. When I walk into that realm I can see that the work is finished and that there is absolutely nothing any longer that I need to do. I don't need to be anything, I don't need to aspire for anything, I just need to bask in the presence of my God. In that realm David (in his carnal nature) doesn't exist because my carnal nature has been crucified with Christ.
When we stand manifesting the glory of God, who are we? It is true that the carnal mind may get involved and as a result we have people running around saying, "I am God," that are no more walking in the reality of Tabernacles than someone in the outer court. But just because someone else is running around claiming to be God does not mean that you cannot have the ability and the understanding to walk into that realm of Tabernacles where there is nothing but God.
Jesus never ran around telling people that He was the Son of God. On the contrary, He told people that HE was the Son of Man. For years, some of the Kingdom and Sonship preachers have been telling the world what God is going to do. Jesus said 2000 years ago (if you can hear it), "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21). Those who heard entered in, and those who didn't hear were waiting for something to happen.
Because we haven't understood the message of the Kingdom, Adam has been trying to build the Kingdom of God for 2000 years and has done nothing but made a miserable, mockery of the Kingdom of God. Flesh and blood cannot and will not ever enter into the Kingdom of God. The message concerning Tabernacles is such a message of rest and relaxation. Christianity for years has been trying to teach Adam how to be like God, and, as a result, has covered over our true identity with the veil of trying to make Adam perform according to godliness.
The Law of Sin and Death is so prevailing in our churches today. The systematized theology of our day is absolutely under the Law of Sin and Death. The Aaronic priesthood ended at the Cross. The veil of the temple was rent at the Cross, yet, today people are waiting and waiting, and praying and praying, and hoping and hoping to someday go beyond the veil, when all the time it's been rent wide open. With just a little bit of faith and a little bit of understanding of your inheritance and who you are in Christ will cause you to enter in.
I am not Adam because Adam will never be worthy to enter into the Holiest of All. Adam is dead. He died with Jesus. This is why so many ministers today are calling the Ademic life a mistaken identity. If you are still functioning in the Adamic life and are still living the life of trying so desperately to be godly, always trying to make yourself better, always making resolutions, and always confessing your sins, you are living in a mistaken identity.
You must receive the revelation that there is a life in you that has never known sin. There is a life in you that has never known death. There is a life in you that's called eternal life. It's not something you got when you were born again, it's something you had before you were born and were unaware of. We are not Adam and we are not a human race of people trying to be godly. If we are, we will go to the grave. I tried for 50 some years to make Adam godly and I never succeeded even a little bit. And even if I had the strong willpower and the character to make Adam into what religion says is a good Christian, what have I gained? When I would stand before God He would have to say to me, "Depart from me, I don't know you." Would I be a Good person, of course! Go to church all the time, read ten chapters a day, pray for an hour a day, pray in the Holy Ghost for an hour a day, and God would say, "I never knew you. "
How could that be? Well, the only way that He can know you is to become you. Tabernacles’ is an intimate, intimate relationship. The word we use as 'know' is the Greek word 'eido, i'-do' which means to see and to have an intimate relationship with. We cannot know God until at least in a small degree, He becomes us. Then we begin to understand the spiritual truths that have been hidden in the Word. Men think they can have Bible classes and teach people how to operate by Kingdom principles. This is very important for those who are searching for answers and who have their spiritual ear opening because the understanding only comes by revelation.
Teachers have been trying to teach people how to set the Kingdom of God up on the earth for 2000 years now and it just doesn't work. No matter how good Adam is and no matter how much Adam wants God, when you put him in the role of leadership, whether it is in the church or in the community, there are still going to be some hidden agendas hidden motives in him. There is still some self-seeking and self-gain, and it corrupts. Jesus said, "A little leaven corrupts the whole."
You must realize that you are not Adam. The real you is Christ. Paul said in Gal 2:20 (KJV),
"I 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, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
This is the true understanding of Hebrews 4:12 which says (KJV),
"The word of God is living and operative, even to the dividing asunder of
soul and spirit."
When I first began to understand these truths, God began to show me very clearly the difference between Adam and Christ. Once I had an understanding of the father-heart of God, which is never, ever condemning, it helped me deal with the Adamic nature. God is always pouring out His love and His correction. His purpose it to bring us more fully into an understanding of who He is in us. Not to reveal to us who we will become. You will never become anything in God, but He will become everything in you.
There are a lot of people running around trying to become godly and some even declare that they are God, or that they are the Christ. You have to be in the right realm to see this, or at least you have to have had a vision. Many people today are seeing this, but they won't cross over. They will say, "Brother, it's blasphemous for you to declare you are God." Well, I agree with that 100%, and I don't say I'm God. But I do say this: If Adam is replaced, and God has filled me with His life, and when we come together we express, as the Word says, the fullness of Him who fills everything everywhere with Himself. if I am not Christ, then who am I? I am not the corporate Christ, but I am a part of those who make up the corporate Christ.
Can the Body be of a different nature than the Head? I believe that the greatest problem in the universe is man's mistaken identity. Because of this when people hear this with Pentecostal ears they think that it's New Age, or they think it's seducing spirits. They have become blinded to the truth because of the God of this world has blinded them with this mistaken identity.
Listen! As long as you're still in fear, of any kind whatsoever, whether that fear is for yourself, or for those you are ministering to or fear for the young ones in the Body of Christ, you have not yet entered into the realm of Tabernacles. You have not yet seen that God is all in all. You have not yet seen that "Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world" (Acts 15:18). You do not understand that He truly is the head of all principalities and powers in the heavenly realms and the earthly realms, and above the earth and below the earth, and in the sea and under the sea. Col 1:13-20
You have not yet seen that He is Lord of all, because if you do, you will no longer have any fear. If you have fear of being deceived and fear for others being deceived, you don't know the fullness of God's love. Known unto God are all of His works. Because I have been an avid seeker of God all my life, I have seen deception. Yet God has used that very thing to teach me some things and give me some understanding that I would never have received any other way. Even deception will work to your good if you keep seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Do you think that God birthed you into the world and then just left you alone to work yourself into whatever you needed to be? There are a lot of Christians that believe this. I know that before my feet ever stepped on this earth God had a perfect plan and purpose for my life. Not for David and not for that identity that I picked up at birth. He has no plan for that. It takes several years of going through His dealings and workings until you realize that is what you need to let go of. In Adam, you are afraid to let go of your will power to keep him under control. You are afraid that if you do he will go out into the world and do the things that he has wanted to do all the time. I really understand that, because I've been there and done that.
But until you let go, you'll never know if God is able to keep you.
I really know that He will because He has kept me! You have to understand what I'm saying here. Listen; if God has really called you (and He has), then you're going to go through some of the most horrible fires of tribulation. Today, God is giving us a vision beyond the realm of Pentecost. However, God won't bring you into that realm until the Potter has finished His work, because Adam cannot enter into Tabernacles. In the Holiest of All, in the realm of Tabernacles, there is nothing but God. I'm not telling you that I'm fully walking in Tabernacles and there's nothing of me left, but I'm telling you that more and more, day by day, there is less and less of my carnality. You may say, "Well, I certainly don't see any improvement." That may be true but you can't see what is happening inside of me and what is taking place right now. But just stick around. It will be revealed soon!
Now you say, how do I know if I'm really there? You know! You know when you're just being religious or when, at times, you can sense the fullness and the closeness of God. There are times when there's just God in you, there is not both Adam and God. God is producing sons on the earth, not someday, but today. If you are not manifesting today, at least to some degree, the Son of God, you'll go to the grave and never be a manifested Son. You don't have to wait for this because it is not something to be waited upon, it's something to enter into.
Many have gone to people who had great deliverance ministries and wanted them to cast the devil out of them. Boy, wouldn't it be nice if you could just cast this thing out of you. It's just not that easy. You can't cast Adam out. The truth is that in reality Adam is no more. Children that are being born in the earth today are going to begin to be taught their true identity. That's when you'll see the children stand up and they will sound like the wisdom of the ages.
The reason that God has not brought some of you into this is that He hasn't got you to the place where you are willing to lay down every one of your agendas. If you want to have a ministry, if you want to be a speaker, if you want to be an author, if you want to be anything, you are not ready for God to be all in all in you. That has to be a working of God, because Adam will never want to give up totally. You can't come into this thing wanting anything for yourself. But if you'll understand what you are going to get on the other side, then anything that you might want now will seem absolute dung compared to what you will have when you enter into Tabernacles.
There are no personal agendas in the Kingdom of God. You may feel that God has given you a ministry, and of course you want to fulfill it, but you have to realize that if God has really given you a ministry, then God will bring it to pass. The moment you put your hands on it, you absolutely defile it. If God gives you some understanding of Tabernacles and begins to pull you into that area where there is nothing but God, you'll be more than happy to lay down your personal agendas.
We have to quit hearing with natural ears and understanding. If you are hearing me with natural ears it's not going to help you, not one bit. If every word that I speak to you is absolutely from the throne and the heart of God, but you are hearing it with natural ears, it will do you no good. The most it will do is stir up the Adam in you to try to be better. The prayers that the apostle Paul prayed, I have prayed for years.
"Lord, open the eyes of my understanding. God I so desperately want to see into the realm of the Kingdom."
This is what is happening today? The eyes of the blind are being opened. The eyes of the spiritually blind, those who sit in darkness, and those who are bound in religious traditions are being opened. Those who have heard words like this for years and have heard about the Kingdom of God can imagine what it would be like, but they've been blinded and deaf. Today, the eyes of the blind are being opened and the ears of the deaf are being unstopped. Those who are sitting in religious dungeons and traditions are beginning to see and hear and as a result the lame are beginning to walk. Every one of us when we come into the revelation and an understanding of who we are, can say as Jesus did when Philip asked Him to show them the Father, John 14:8-11 (NIV)
"Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work."
If you want to see the Father manifest come and live with me for a while. Will you see someone who doesn't make mistakes or someone who never misses God? No! But, I guarantee you, if you come and live with me; you'll see God manifested. I know many of us are excited and think we have it made because we've come a long way.
We are not in the old religious system anymore. We're not in an old, cold, dead move of God anymore, but there is still so much of the Adamic mindset that we have. Before we can walk from the realm of Pentecost into the Holiest of Holies, everything of the Adamic mind set has to fall by the wayside. You cannot become the presence of God on the earth and have Adam alive. To become the presence of God on the earth and to become a dwelling place where God absolutely, totally swallows you up, all of the human belief systems must fall away. The reason that we are not fully walking in and listening, to our infallible guidance System (the Holy Spirit) is that we are still clinging to the old human beliefs and limitations and religious precepts and concepts.
There was a time a few years ago when I was interested in the deliverance ministry and everyone that I talked to about it saw demons everywhere. When I thought about the Devil and casting out demons I was seeing demons everywhere. Then one day the Lord said to me, "You are more concerned about the devil and demons than you are about me." That's when I begin to teach about seeking His Face. Once you cross the threshold of the Holy of Holies, there is nothing there but God. And your vision is suddenly focused on Him because that is all that is there. There is no more Adam to pull you down. There are no more devils that can defeat you. When you begin to enter into that realm there is absolutely nothing that can hinder you or can stop you in any way from being able to do that which God has called you to do.
When you come into the Holy of Holies you will begin to look and see everything and everybody through the eyes of God. You cannot enter the Holy Holies and look with the eyes of God and see evil. You just can't do it! God's eyes are too wonderful to behold evil. In the realm of Pentecost where it was me and God, I saw so many other things. We see all of the evil in the world and we see all the faults in other people. But once you enter into Tabernacles you will begin to see with the eyes of God that all things are complete. You are then able to see the end from the beginning.
Please! Understand that even in Tabernacles we grow through a process. From sixty fold to 100 fold. Your eyes are opened as the revelation of God's eternal purpose comes into focus. What you must understand is that in Christ all things are finished and complete. Absolutely nothing that needs to be added to Christ, nothing. We have been so centered on our condition in the natural that it absolutely hinders us from interring into the land where there is nothing but God.
Listen! Whatever you focus your attention on will be attracted to you. Not too many years ago, I was focusing on my inabilities, shortcomings and focusing on my habits and on those things in my life that were not of God. I couldn't get away from them because they were all I could see and the more I focused on them, the worse I became. I told God that I wanted to go back into the ministry but that I would not do it unless He would allow me to see into the spirit world so I would know what was happening. I was expecting Him to let me see all the demonic work that was going on in people’s lives and boy did I receive the shock of my life. God answered my prayer and has allowed me to see through His eyes and all that I can now see in people is Him; even the vilest of people. He allows me to see that His seed is planted in them and just waiting for a word of the Lord to be spoken to them by one of His sons. He showed me that if I would focus my attention on the loveliness and the beauty of His life that He has place in me I could walk into the Holy of Holies. That's when I realized that whatever you focus on and whatever you put your attention on, is what you will become.
In Zechariah 12:1 (NIV) it says
"This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him,.."
In John 4:24 (NIV) Jesus said,
"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
God formed you spirit. You came out of the very substance of what He is. Adam can't comprehend that because in our natural human Adamic life the natural understanding cannot comprehend the things of God. We know experimentally that there is no way we could take our carnal, Adamic nature and make it good. We can dress it up, make it look good, and if we have a good character and strong self-will, we can stop sinning. But it's still Adam and it's still the nature of good and evil.
You have to understand that God formed you a spirit before you ever became an Adamite.
What is happening to us is that we are returning back to what we were really created to be. Your eyes are being unveiled and your Adamic grave cloths are coming off so you can see that you are not a canal human being; you are a spirit. Paul told the Corinthians that you (the Church) are the Christ. Well, what does that mean? We know that the word "Christ" means "anointed. We are God's anointed on the earth. I'm not Adam and you are not Adam. We are God's Christ upon the earth. This is really hard for some to hear, and there's a lot of confusion when this is heard. Jesus said in Mark 4:24-25 (NIV),
"Consider carefully what you hear," "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."
Many are just hearing this message wrong. We are not saying, "I am God," but what we are saying is that Adam our Adamic nature is a human. Why is he a human? Because he had a natural father who gave him birth. We inherit from our natural fathers all the way back to the original Adam everything that we are in the natural. We are human because we have life in a human nature. Religion has done nothing more than to try to teach us to make the human man godly. Whenever the human man, Adam, stands in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God it's the abomination of desolation.
What we are saying is this, “Just as I am human and I inherited my human Adamic life from my earthly farther Adam, I have now received my spiritual life from my heavenly Father who is God. My Adamic nature died on the cross with Jesus.” Paul said in Romans 6:3-10,
"Don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God."
So what does that make me? Not only is God my father but also I was created out of the very substance that He is. If I am living in the Adamic nature, I am living in a mistaken identity. The truth of the matter is that I simply don't know who I am. As a result, I don't know where I came from and I don't know where I am going. And so I keep trying with the help of religion to make Adam better so he can someday enter into the Kingdom or die and go to heaven.
You need to realize that I you are not Adam. You are spirit. There are loads of scriptures concerning this, Paul said in Col 2:9-11 (NIV),
"For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ."
If something is full it is complete and it doesn't need any more work. We are beginning to realize that the work is finished, and now comes the unveiling. If you don't realize that the work is finished, you will keep trying to make Adam better. The work that God has done in us is complete. Paul told the Ephesians in Eph 1:22-23 (NIV),
"And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way."
You are the fullness of Him. When he says 'You', who is he talking about? Certainly not the Adamic nature that you once were. He is talking about the son of God He gave birth to in the spirit. The real you! As a spiritual being, I have all the attributes and all the characteristics of my father. As a result, everywhere I go I manifest what He is. And if I truly understand and begin to live according to spirit, I don't have to try to be godly. I don't have to get up each day and try to make myself act godly because I realize that I am not Adam, I am Christ on the earth.
You cannot get out of Adam until you realize that you are spirit and that you are complete in Him. There is nothing you need to add to Him, you just need to be unveiled. Most people know about a man by the name of Michelangelo who was one of the most famous sculptors who ever lived. He would take a block of marble and from that marble he would produce a statue that would become world-renowned. When they asked him how he did it, he said, "When that block of marble is in front of me, David is already there, I just chip off the part that's not supposed to be there."
And this is what God is doing to us today. Jesus said in John 10:10 (KJV),
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
Most of our Christian life we were taught that we had to die to the flesh, and we tried. However, the life Jesus spoke about only comes from Him. This life that comes from Him will expel death from you if you walk in it. If you never experience this life you can't get rid of death. But if you will receive this life, even if you are dead to God in sins and trespasses, this life will cause you do what is right in His sight naturally. Paul said in Eph 2:4-5 (NIV),
"But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--"
There are multitudes of people out there who, in the eyes of their own senses are dead to God. Totally dead men have no awareness of God. But Paul said, "Even, when you were dead in sins, you were made alive. That's the message we need to take to the world. People all over the world need to have their true identity revealed to them. God is saying to those who have an ear to listen to Him, "Come up higher. I want you to enter into realm where there is no death, no demons, no sickness and disease." When you begin to enter into that place your life changes so drastically that, at times you feel like you're backsliding. This happens because not only do you lose that bad Adam you loose that good Adam!