The Manifestation of Believing
Next to speaking in tongues, the most beneficial manifestation to me personally throughout my life has been the manifestation of believing.
The manifestation of believing differs from human believing in that it is a spiritual reality. Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between the two, but as long as you remember that human believing is a law built into the fabric of life which every human being on earth can tap into whether they have the spirit of God or not, and that the manifestation of believing is energising the power of God and as such is only available to those who operate the gift of holy spirit, you will have no difficulty distinguishing between the two.
One way I like to compare the two is with waves on an ocean. Every time the wind blows, there are waves. The stronger the wind blows, the higher the waves. To me, this is like every day human believing. The stronger the believing, the bigger the waves, but no matter how big the waves, it's all natural, it is all part of normal human believing. However, something far more powerful can stir the oceans producing tsunamis, huge tidal waves with terrible destructive power.
I like to think of the manifestation of believing as a tsunami of believing that wrecks the works of the devil. With your human believing you can stir up waves, but nothing like that which you can stir up with the manifestation of believing. The manifestation raises tsunamis that cause catastrophic damage to the works of the devil and totally wrecks his purposes and agendas. No amount of regular human believing could ever destroy the works of the devil like the manifestation of believing. The profit to us is that when the devil's works are destroyed, we enjoy peace to get on with our more abundant lives.
With this in mind, let's revisit Moses and the parting of the Red Sea. We know that by the power of God the sea levels dropped until the underwater land bridge at Nuweiba broke the surface, enabling the children of Israel to cross safely. There is one important detail in that account which I've so far deliberately not touched on, and that was the part Moses played. Let's read the record again to familiarise ourselves with what happened.
And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
It's difficult to comprehend the arrogance in the heart of that Pharaoh. Who the fuck did he think he was? There is no doubt he was born of the seed of the serpent, that he was a child of the devil, because his head was so far up his ass his emotions were totally out of his control.
This might be a good time to touch on the seed of the serpent again, because just as teaching is required before anyone can walk by the spirit and serve God, teaching is required before anyone can walk in witchcraft and serve Lucifer. Two of the worldly training systems that groom men for Lucifer's seed are jesuitism and freemasonry. Everything the jesuits and the freemasons teach their recruits grooms them for a life of service to lucifer. Whenever and wherever a person commits their lives knowingly and willingly to the service of lucifer, at that moment they are born again of the seed of the serpent. There is one exception to this of course, in that if someone is born again of God's seed, he cannot also be born of the seed of the serpent even if he commits his life in service to Lucifer, the god of this world. You can't have two fathers, so it is impossible to be born of the seed of the serpent if you are already born again of God's seed.
Seed is permanent and cannot be removed, which is why those who are born of the seed of the serpent commit a crime which the bible calls unforgiveable. It's unforgiveable because the seed with which they are impregnated is permanent. Consider the words Jesus Christ spoke to the religious leaders of his day and time.
I know that ye [the religious leaders] are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Just as there were men and women born of the seed of the serpent in Jesus Christ's day, so there are men and women born of the seed of the serpent in our day. How they are trained is in secret societies and religious orders. When a 32nd degree freemason goes for his initiation to the 33rd degree, he is asked to state to whom he gives his life in service. He answers that he serves lucifer. Whenever and wherever anyone by his freedom of will stands up and declares that he serves lucifer, at that moment he commits the unforgiveable sin and is born of the seed of the serpent (unless he is already born again). Freemasonry is the devils' maternity ward and kindergarten where he breeds his offspring. Once they reach that 33rd degree and have committed their lives to lucifer, doors open into other secret societies where they are then further educated in the ways of the world. This Pharaoh was one of these men.
And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
Good lesson here. If we're ever attacked by the world, we must go to God for our answers. When stuff comes up, we go to God. That's how you walk by the spirit. Moses went to God and received the following revelation.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Then God, again by revelation, told Moses what to do. When Moses carried out the instruction, that was when the manifestation of believing went into operation.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
I think too many of us skim over these verses without stopping to think about Moses and his part in all this. You see, without believing, God can't do anything. To see the power of God in our lives we must energise holy spirit, and to do that we must believe. Without believing, nothing happens. If Moses had cowered in fear that day instead of believing God, they would have been taken by Pharaoh.
What exactly did Moses do then? Well, he did exactly what God told him to do. He held up his rod and stretched out his hand over the sea. Do you think that was easy? There is another record in the old testament when Moses was told to hold up his hands.
Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
See this? As long as Moses held up his arms, the power of God was manifested. When Moses could no longer hold up his arms because they were tired, the power of God no longer manifested itself. If we want to see the power of God, we must carry out the instruction we are given by revelation to the letter. If we don't carry out the word, we won't see the power of God. Thankfully, Aaron and Hur were there to help him and they sat Moses down and took an arm each and held it up for him. That's not cheating, that's believers helping each other to do the word.
Back on the shores of the Red Sea, Moses was told to hold up his rod and stretch his arm out over the sea. As long as he stretched out his arm over the sea, the wind and the waves gradually lowered the sea level until the underwater land bridge between Nuweiba and Saudi Arabia broke the surface.
What if Moses had not kept his arm stretched out over the sea all night? I think you're getting the picture. You see, the manifestation of believing is something we do, not something God does. Moses kept his arm stretched out all night. He kept his mind riveted to the sea and stayed his thoughts on seeing the sea part. It took all night. I find it difficult to keep my thoughts stayed on something for more than a few minutes sometimes. Distractions are plenty. As Moses kept his mind stayed on the word and kept his arm stretched out over the sea, the power of God was manifested. Have you ever tried holding out an arm all night? I'll bet most of us would struggle to stretch out an arm and hold a staff for 10 minutes. Try it and see. Moses had to do it all night. Who knows, maybe he rested the base of the rod on a big rock or something, but the point is he kept his arm stretched out. Yes, it was God's power that parted the Red Sea, but it was Moses operating the manifestation of believing that made it possible.
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
Until now I've always had a problem picturing the difference between the law of believing and the manifestation of believing. I've never really had anything tangible in my mind, an image that clearly illustrated the difference between them until I began working on this chapter. When I was shown the tsunami picture compared with waves whipped up by the wind, it certainly made an impact. However, at first I argued and explained that I thought it might perhaps put negative imagery into folk's minds regarding manifestations. I was then shown that the only reason we have revelation and power manifestations is because there is a devil. If there was no devil, there would be no need for them. They are only there so we can destroy the works of the devil, therefore the tsunami imagery is appropriate.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost [holy spirit] and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
1 John 3:8b
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The manifestation of believing creates spiritual tidal waves, tsunamis of believing that wrecks the devil's works, and I think the crossing of the Red Sea is the perfect example of that. When the waters returned it says the Egyptians fled against it. As that tsunami thundered against the land bridge, they turned their chariots north and drove their horses away from the destruction bearing down on them. That tsunami totally wrecked Pharaoh's army and killed every last one of them. The manifestation of believing delivers people who are oppressed of the devil and it destroys his works.
To establish this for us we will consider another record where God parted water so his people could cross. When Joshua and the Israelites were on the banks of the River Jordan on the verge of crossing into the promised land, the Jordan was in full spate and was overflowing its banks. Not only that, but all the bridges had been demolished to prevent God's people from crossing. Joshua had been at the Red Sea with Moses. He knew from experience that parting an ocean wasn't a problem for God, but what about a turbulent river in full flood?
Before we get into the bible and look at this, just for the record, I've never understood what happened that day by the River Jordan. This has always puzzled me. How did God dry up a flooded river so they could cross? It wasn't until yesterday morning while out walking along the shore pondering where to go next after Moses that I understood how God did it. How do you like that for timing?
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
These people had been wandering around in the wilderness for 40 years. The only men still alive who had crossed the Red Sea with Moses were Joshua and Caleb. All the other men had died because of unbelief. This multitude was the children who were now grown. Moses was dead and Joshua was leading God's people. God had promised Joshua that he would be with him as he had been with Moses.
Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
So there was Joshua, standing on the banks of the Jordan looking across the swollen river at the promised land. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Joshua was continually running the events of the crossing of the Red Sea through his mind the entire time he was looking at that river. With the Red Sea, a strong wind coupled with an ebbing tide had lowered the sea level until the underwater land bridge from Nuweiba had broken the surface. There was no way a wind was going to accomplish much with a swollen river, and I'm pretty sure Joshua had no idea how God was going to pull it off. However, God told him they would cross and he believed him. Joshua had old testament holy spirit given to him before Moses' death, and he put the manifestation of believing into operation.
And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.
Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
Again, note the specific instruction given that had to be carried out in order to see the power of God come to pass. This is so important, unbelievably important. We absolutely must carry out the instruction implicitly in every detail if we are to see the power of God come to pass. The Levites were to hoist up the ark of the covenant and walk to the Jordan until their feet were in the water. The people were to rise up and follow them leaving a space between them and the priests. If any of these conditions were not met, the power of God would not have manifested itself. When operating the manifestation of believing we absolutely must carry out every detail of any instruction we are given by revelation or it will not work.
And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.
And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.
And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
There are a few details here, but what are they actually saying? The bible states that as soon as the feet of the priests stepped into the Jordan, the waters in front of them would be cut off from the waters flowing from upstream, and that the waters upstream would stand on a heap. In other words, the waters upstream would be cut off from the waters downstream. What does that mean? Here are a few other translations of the verse.
American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, when the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of Jehovah, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, even the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand in one heap.
And it shall come to pass, when the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth rest in the water of Jordan, the water of Jordan below shall fail, and the water coming down from above shall stop.
The priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of the whole earth, will stand in the water of the Jordan. Then the water flowing from upstream will stop and stand up like a dam.
Lexham English Bible
When the soles of the feet of the priests carrying the ark of Yahweh, Lord of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off upstream, and they will stand still in one heap.
After reading these various translations, we can safely conclude that the waters upstream were cut off by some kind of dam, in this case most likely a landslide that temporarily blocked the river. If we keep reading, we will get more information.
And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.
Here are a few more translations of verse 16.
American Standard Version
that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
the waters which flowed down from above stood and rose up in a heap, very far, by Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan; and those that flowed down towards the sea of the plain, the salt sea, were completely cut off. And the people went over opposite to Jericho.
Contemporary English Version
the river stopped flowing, and the water started piling up at the town of Adam near Zarethan. No water flowed toward the Dead Sea, and the priests stood in the middle of the dry riverbed near Jericho while everyone else crossed over.
New International Version
the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.
New Living Translation
the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho.
the water coming downstream toward them stopped flowing. It piled up far upstream at Adam (the city near Zarethan); there was no water at all flowing to the sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea). The people crossed the river opposite Jericho.
By reading these verses, it isn't too difficult to realise what happened. The Jordan was in full flood, and overflowed its banks. Upstream there was a landslide that blocked the river. The waters flowing downstream gradually dried up as the waters behind the dam created a temporary lake. When the river dried up, the Israelites crossed. When the last of them were on the other side, the waters behind the dam breached the landslide and the waters of the river once again overflowed the banks.
And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.
Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.
And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did before.
Most agree that the City of Adam was sited near the Damieh Ford, close to the mouth of the River Jabbok, which is quite a few miles north of Jericho. There the Jordan is narrow and flows through gorges where landslides have been known to block the river.
After reading all this you might be tempted to think that it wasn't really the power of God after all then. I mean, there was a landslide, the river was blocked, the river dried up, the children of Israel crossed, the dam upstream burst, and the river overflowed its banks again. Just because God does not break the laws of nature does not mean this was not the power of God.
Same with the parting of the Red Sea. It was all perfectly natural. As to the power of God, well, what about the timing? As soon as the feet of the priests entered the River Jordan the water level began to drop. They didn't know a landslide had blocked the river miles upstream, they just stepped into the river and it dried up. Same at Nuweiba. As soon as Moses stretched out his arm, the waters began to recede. Look at the timing. God had Moses and his people in the right place at the right time. When they'd crossed, the returning waters hit the land bridge as a tsunami and wrecked the Egyptian army. Look at the timing and tell me it wasn't the power of God.
I've seen stuff like this hundreds of times throughout my life, perhaps not on the same scale as Moses and Joshua, but the same principles hold true. I was staying at a Holiday Inn where Dr Wierwille was teaching, and I was sharing a room with a guy from Northern Ireland. There was only one key between us so we discussed things and we both agreed that the only way things would work would be if we always left the key at reception. If either of us needed into the room, the key would be available.
About 20 minutes before the evening teaching, I went to reception to get the key so I could get changed and grab my bible. No key. Went up to the room, it was locked. Went back to reception, no key. Went back to the room, it was still locked. That's people for you. I checked my watch. I had to get into my room right then or I was going to miss the teaching. I had words with God and asked him to open the door in the name of Jesus Christ. As soon as my hand grabbed the door handle, a voice behind me asked if I was locked out. It was one of the hotel staff and she had a key in her hand and let me in. The power of God? He didn't break any laws of nature to get me into my room, but look at the timing.
I regularly use the manifestation of believing to bring good weather to dark skies. I picture blue skies and sunshine, speak in tongues, sometimes for hours, and the sun always comes through when I choose to believe.
The manifestation of believing is available to us. We can bring the impossible to pass by operating the manifestation of believing. It was impossible for God's people to cross the Red Sea, it was impossible for God's people to cross the River Jordan, it was impossible for me to get into that hotel room without breaking down the door, and it is impossible to turn dark skies blue. As we believe, we see the power of God and the impossible comes to pass.
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
As Paul states in Hebrews, we could write forever on this subject.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Through faith [the manifestation of believing] he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
By faith [the manifestation of believing] the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith [the manifestation of believing] subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
At the beginning I wrote that next to speaking in tongues, the most beneficial manifestation to me personally throughout my life has been the manifestation of believing. While reading through the final draft I realised why. Check these usages of heteros, which means another or other when only two are involved, and allos, which means another or other when more than two are involved.
1 Corinthians 12:7-10
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another [allos] the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
To another [heteros] faith [the manifestation of believing] by the same Spirit; to another [allos] the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
To another [allos] the working of miracles; to another [allos] prophecy; to another [allos] discerning of spirits; to another [heteros] divers kinds of tongues; to another [allos] the interpretation of tongues:
This is remarkable and it's something I didn't know when I first made the statement regarding speaking in tongues and the manifestation of believing being the two most beneficial manifestations to me throughout my life. Now I see that the word documents this by these usages of allos and heteros. Heteros being another when only two are involved ties the manifestation of believing and speaking in tongues together, while allos ties all the others together. Speaking in tongues and the manifestation of believing are different to all the other manifestations in that they are for our own personal use, while all the rest are there to help others. How do you like that for biblical accuracy?
It has taken me nearly twenty years to bring Walking by the Spirit to publication. That whole time God worked within me to will and to do of his good pleasure, showing me many things by revelation which I've had to believe to get down into printed words in book form. All that revelation wasn't just for me, it was for you, although I get to profit from it as well. If God had known I wouldn't teach it, he wouldn't have given it to me, that's the point. This was all for you.
I was born again one starry night while sailing up the Gulf of Aqaba on a general cargo ship when I was a navigating cadet with the Ben Line Steamers. God spoke to me that night and told me that if I would receive his words, that if I would incline my ear to knowledge and apply my heart to wisdom and search for his word as if it were hidden treasure, that he would teach me his word and I would find the knowledge of God. I did search, and I'm still searching over 40 years later, and God has kept his promise.
It was only very recently I realised that God spoke to me at the very spot where Moses parted the Red Sea. My ministry is to lead God's people once again out of slavery by leading them out of the world's churches, ministries, and religions, and by showing them how to run home churches where they can teach others how to walk by the spirit and worship God in spirit and in truth.
It has been a long road, but the truth is now out there, truths that have not been known since the first century. The ocean of religion has parted, there is a way to escape for anyone anywhere in the world, to anyone who has an internet connection, by PC, laptop, tablet or phone. How long it will remain open I don't know. The pope is already making moves to clamp down on the internet by passing international laws restricting freedom of speech by banning anyone from speaking up against the vatican and what he calls the mother church. To the pope I say this: you can do whatever you want with the ungodly and unbelieving, they're yours dude, but you will let God's people go. Bear in mind what happened to Pharaoh and his army when he refused to let God's people go.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, it is time to walk away from the pope and the Roman Catholic church. It is time to walk away from the Baptist Church. It is time to walk away from the Jehovah's Witnesses. It is time to walk away from the Salvation Army. It is time to walk away from the Muslim religion. It is time to walk away from Buddha. It is time to walk away from the Protestant religion. It is time to walk away from the Way International. It is time to walk away from freemasonry. It is time to walk away from the Presbyterians, the Pentecostals, the Mormons, Judaism and the Hindu religion. It is time to walk away from every church, ministry and religion on the planet and once again walk in the freedom wherewith Christ has made us free. The way is open, all you have to do is walk to freedom. God has parted the Red Sea for you through my life and believing, the way to escape their slavery is right before you. All you have to do is walk away and cross into the promised land of the Age of Grace.
Walking by the spirit rather than by the counsel of men, making Christ your head rather than following men, and having churches in your homes rather than giving your lives to temples made with hands is the way of life and freedom in our day and time.
Chapter 73 - 1 Corinthians 14