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Scripture reading: Ephesians 1:9-10

Do you understand what the verses in Ephesians 1:9-10 are saying? It is speaking of every person who is in the body of Christ (every person who is under the head, which is Christ). I am not talking about what people call “the body of Christ.” I am talking about what Christ called “the body of Christ.” Christ calls you “the body of Christ” when you obey the head of Christ. If you are under the Head (Jesus Christ), then you are in the body of Christ. Then, I have no problem with you. For if you say that you have to go to Timbuktu, then I say, “Let me help you! I do not care. It is the Head that said it, so let’s go!” Amen! THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST ARE ONE!

Brethren, listen! If you are in Christ, you are going to do what Christ said and not what you hear from all those demon spirits that are talking to the church. Do you hear me? There are tons of demon spirits just crowded around the church people, talking to them and telling them lies! We must be delivered from that! DO NOT LISTEN TO DEMONS!

I say this one thing again and again and again. In every tape you can hear me say, “If you have never heard the devil, you have never heard God!” Do you hear me? If you never heard the devil, how will you know that it is God talking to you when He talks to you? You have heard me often tell the story of the time when the devil came to me early one morning in my prayer time and how he began to talk to me; and how I did not know that it was the devil and accepted it as the voice of God. Then when God rebuked him and came to me, I said, “God, why did You do this to me? Why did You let this happen?” Do you know what God said? He said, “Why did you sit down for a half an hour talking to the devil and did not know that it was the devil?” Can you tell me why? It was because there was something of the devil in me. Yes! For when the voice of God speaks to you, it is the voice of God within you. It is Christ speaking to Christ!

When Adam failed, there was nothing for God to relate to anymore; nothing for God to walk in the evenings with him and talk with him. There was nothing in him for God to relate to. Adam had fallen into a different realm. When the devil speaks to you, you feel disturbed. The reason that there is a disturbance in you is because the Holy Spirit is in you. So if the devil is talking to someone who has the Holy Spirit, the individual must feel pretty bad. There must be some trembling, some distress, some trouble within! Then you know it is the devil. Hallelujah!

We see in Ephesians 1:10 that the Word says that “in the dispensation of the fullness of times” (in this time, in the seventh millennium) God is gathering together everything that is in Christ. But, there is something else mentioned at the end of this verse. Let me read it:

That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.

Those who are in Christ in “heaven,” and those who are in Christ on “earth,” will come together in one. The cloud of witnesses will be a part of us when we become a part of the cloud. We are no longer “crowd.” We are joined into the “cloud” (Hebrews 12:1). We are part of the “cloud” and the “cloud” will be part of us! Like the water in the bottle and the bottle in the water. I expect to see Peter, Paul, James and John in our congregation, in our midst, giving us a word. But then they say, “Oh! Cecil is a spiritist because he is dealing with the dead!” But my God is not a God of the dead. He is a God of the living! And when He sends living spirits to me, I feel one with them.

God is saying that at this time, He is bringing a body into a realm that is HIGHER than the church order realm. Now, if you remain in the realm where you are, if you continue to think “church,” you are in trouble. Somebody thinks “church,” and when they do, they think “elders,” and they think “Brother Cecil,” or “Brother Campbell,” or “Brother Burt.” CHURCH! You begin to put us into the realm and thinking that this is “church.” And you have it as something engraved in your mind. BREAK IT! STOP THINKING “CHURCH!” Do not think “church” anymore! Think the “body of Christ.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 18-19)

Thought for today: Can you tell the difference between the voice of God and the voice of the devil? If you can’t, ask God to set you up and teach you so that His voice in your heart would become clear and unshakable.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 18:1-4

Let us look at the dispensation that brings us out of Babylon. Let us read about it. Turn to Ephesians 1:9, “Having made known unto us (God) the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself (Christ Jesus).”

What is the will of God for you and for each person? It is that we become exactly like Jesus Christ Himself. Romans 8:29 says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

Now, you do not have to worry about how the caterpillar is going to become a butterfly. The caterpillar doesn’t worry. He just keeps eating. You do not have to worry about how you are going to become like Jesus, because God said that it is His will. It is God’s will that you be like Jesus Christ!

Let us go back to Ephesians 1, “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times…

The dispensation of the “fullness of times” is the seventh millennium. We are now in the seventh millennium. It is in this millennium that the “fullness” of Christ must come forth! Amen!

I was just encouraging a sister a while ago. I said, “Do not go off to college and go into some long four, five, six, or seven year program at this time, because it will not have any use to you in the kingdom. Your college degree will not have any use in the kingdom. It will be child’s play, and as far as the kingdom goes, it will be petty knowledge; and some of it will be spurious and wrong knowledge.” Amen! Now, I am not going against education. But at this particular time, there is no time. Young people, there is no time! If you need to find something so that you can earn a living for the time being, then go get something that is quick. I said to the sister, “Go get an eighteen month course, or other short course that can help you to know something and earn some money and do something at this time. But don’t you go into any long program, because, for instance, after a person takes seven years to go into medicine to become a doctor, it is going to take you another twenty years before you justify your seven years of labor. You do not have the time!” We don’t have that time! We are through! Time has come to an end. We are through, brethren, it is the end!

Many do not believe. Yes! But God said that those who do not believe will be in the darkness and will suffer the penalties of Babylon. The penalties and the suffering that Babylon is going through, you are going to go through, too. Amen!

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4).

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 16-18)

Thought for today: Let us not fall amongst those who do not believe and who will suffer the penalties of Babylon. Let us be believing people who are preparing themselves for the coming of the Lord.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 24:15-22

When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)…

When a Jew reads this passage, he understands more of what it is saying than we do. He knows that whenever you take the book in their synagogue, everybody knows that you are going to read and everybody submits his or her mind to you. The Bible says that this thing or person will be standing in the Holy Place church, proclaiming itself as “God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Have you seen it? The “antichrist,” that is written of in Daniel 11 (“the abomination that maketh desolate”) is standing in the church now and giving orders!

So Jesus said here, “When you see him get up and stand in the Holy Place, FLEE!” “Run! Leave! Leave it! Leave the Holy Place now, because the holy place has become Babylon.” Let me explain it to you. If you turn your Bible around to Revelation and look at Chapter 18, you will see what I am talking about. What I am preaching to you is the exact word that I am getting from the Lord.

Revelation 18:2, “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Is God talking about birds? He is talking about the spirits that occupy the church and the people. It brings it into confusion! It causes “Babylon.” Amen! The spirits of devils working in the midst of the church!

I have been working in this church area for many, many years. I have seen all the demons and the devils that work within the churches and govern the people. The pastor must have a certain amount of psychology. BABYLON must have a psychologist as a minister! When you go to Bible school, one of the chief subjects that you must learn is psychology. You learn how to manage the crowd. You learn how to manage the sister that is “giving trouble.” We always had it as a joke. We would say, “Kick her upstairs!” Do you know what that means? There was a sister who belonged to a church. She came and began to fellowship with us. She was so blessed that she had to take it back to her pastor to show him all the goodies and the books and all like that we were giving. Immediately, she was promoted to choir leader (musical director) in her church. She was so pressed for time that she had no more time to come to our meetings. She just got “absorbed” back into the system. This is what we mean by, “Kick her upstairs!” If a minister is giving trouble, then you would transfer him. “Give him a bigger church!” “Send him off to Bird Mountain!” (A nondescript place.) There is all this psychology being used in the churches.

But then, we also have psychology amongst us. We are using psychology on one another. One bishop used to say, “It is wisdom!” When he would trick you or do you something bad, he would say that it was the wisdom of God. So can you understand then what is happening, and why we have to watch our own temple? Because we too are tempted to go the way of the “abomination of desolation” that is in the middle of the church.

But then, why would God allow the Holy Place to be destroyed? It is because we have come to a new dispensation, and He wants us to move on! Now is the time for you to get into the Holy of Holies! NO MORE FOOLING AROUND! But, guess what? To get into the Holy of Holies, you have to die. Amen. You have to die. I am not talking about physical death, because if you die physically, you won’t earn any more stars or crowns. It is down in your soul that the battle is being fought. We are the church that is fighting, and when we get the devil out of us, we are the ones who will be the overcomers. And the heavens will declare the joy of God that we have overcome.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Remember, it is down in your soul that the battle is being fought. So fight for your life and get the devil out so that you will be the overcomer.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 20:25-28

When John the Baptist came on the scene, he started baptizing in the river Jordan. It was a new dispensation. If you were good in the previous dispensation, in this dispensation you would be just a child. Isn’t that what Jesus said? He said that the smallest child in this dispensation would be greater than the greatest prophet (Luke 7:28). Nevertheless, that dispensation (“the dispensation of Christ”) passed and now we have been in a different dispensation (“the dispensation of the fullness”). You cannot look back and begin to live like those in that dispensation over there in the past. You have to be up to mark with the dispensation in which we now live.

Let me read the changing of the dispensation for you. Matthew 25:6, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”

We are talking about this dispensation and then another dispensation coming in. When we look at “the dispensation of Christ” and what happened during this dispensation, we see great miracles and wonderful things happening. People were being saved, born-again, delivered, and so and so and so. You have also seen what has happened in these past 2000 years.

But we have now gone into another dispensation (“the dispensation of the fullness”) and the age of the church is finished. Wake up now. God said in His Word that you should not have a “hierarchical church.” That means having a one-man ruler in the congregation (a big Christian and little Christians). You should not have laity and clergy. You know the Word of God. Amen. The idea of having laity and clergy is alien to the true doctrine of Christ (see Matthew 23:8-11; 20:25-26). But the whole system of the church today was built upon having laity and clergy; it is the clergy that must minister to (rule over) the people. One man even came up with a message and claiming that he got it from God saying that we now have what is called a “husband ministry.” As a result of that, the ministers began to look at the church as their “wife” and ministering “themselves” unto the church. You see, when a man ministers to his wife, she brings forth a child that looks like him. Amen! Therefore, in this same church, God smote them with adultery. Are you with me? God allowed them to be smitten with adultery. In one little congregation there were fifteen people swapping wives and husbands! So then, because of the falseness of their doctrine, they went wrong. Once you get the Word of God wrong, your life gets wrong. God smote them with adultery, and eventually He smote them with death. They had several plane crashes in that little group of people and many deaths.

Now, the dispensation of the church age has therefore already come to an end. If you doubt it, go into one of the churches Sunday morning; go into the one that you think is the best church in your area, and let God teach you. You will see that what is going on there has no place in a church. But, you see, God told us beforehand in Matthew 24. Let us look at it. Matthew 24:15-16, “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.

What is this saying? It is saying that the “Holy Place” church is going to be destroyed. I am not talking about the “Outer Court” church. I am not talking about the denominational people. I am talking about those who have fled from the denominations, have begun to walk in the principles of God and have begun to have the manifestations of the Holy Spirit within their midst, within their souls, and their lives. This scripture says that this is the church that is going to get the antichrist standing up in the midst.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 13-15)

Thought for today: Let us make sure that we are on our way to the Holy of Holies so that we would not be partakers of the destruction of the Holy Place church.

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Scripture reading: 2 Kings 2:1-11

Brethren, you have to remember: you are the temple of God. We have allowed the enemy to come into the temple and do many things in us. You see, I do not excuse any Christian for having a temper. So when you go around talking about you having a temper, you had better realize that you are confessing to having a demon that God does not want in you. You MUST get rid of the temper!

I cannot agree with any Christian that says, “I have lust.” Oh yes, I know what lust is. I know that it can be a haunting thing that haunts you through your whole life. “Put fire upon him! Burn him! BURN HIM OUT!” Tell God, “Take this lust, or kill me!” Amen!

I remember the time when I went to God and said, “Kill me! I do not want to live one more inch. I do not want to live one more day.” I stopped eating. I said, “I will not eat until You deliver me from lust.” I stopped eating, and God challenged me. Oh yes, He challenged me! The same day I was hit with pneumonia. God said, “All right, I am going to see if you really mean it.” But, of course, God knew that I meant it. So I said, “All right, God. This is a good chance. No food. No water. Pneumonia! Vomiting blood! Now is the time—take me home!” He would come to me every morning and show me my progress up the hill. There is a little song, a Negro spiritual, that says, “I am climbing up, up, climbing up to Zion, I am climbing up to Zion to see my Lord.” Amen! “…up, up…!” Every morning He came and showed me where I was that morning. Hallelujah!

The month of April came, and it went into May. At that time I could not even move off the bed. My eyes could not remain open; they sank down into a hole. I looked like a ghost! But, who cares? I would rather look like a ghost and get rid of that demon than look good and have the demon with me. Amen! MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD, RISE UP AND REJECT SATAN FROM THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD! Amen!

I am sure you know the story in 2 Kings 2 when Elijah went across the Jordan river. He smote the river and the river parted. He went over on dry land; he went to meet God. Elisha was there with him. I will not tell the whole story now, but that day the chariot of God and the whirlwind took Elijah into heaven alive. Where do you think it took him? Did he go to Jupiter? Or Mars? Or maybe a little farther on in the Milky Way? As carnal people, these are the things we would think. But heaven is not a place in the natural sky. Heaven is a spiritual realm. Heaven is a place on a high frequency of power that we cannot attain unto in our physical form. Do you understand? God has to divide heaven so that we don’t go where the terrible power is. Yet the promise of God is that “in Christ” we shall be sitting at the “right hand” of God.

So the man Elijah went to heaven. That means that he went into a higher frequency than where we human beings are, and into the high frequency where God is; and that frequency is everywhere. You ask, “Where is heaven?” It is everywhere! Elijah went into that frequency and began to learn the things that he never learned as a prophet.

That was “The dispensation of the prophets.” And guess what? That dispensation passed. It passed and there came a great distress in the world because the prophets were all gone. No more prophecy! No more prophets! But then, John the Baptist came…

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 12-13)

Thought for today: Men and women of God, rise up and reject Satan from the temple of the living God!

This message entitled “From Death to Life“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille on August 2, 1984 in Schuyler, NE, United States.

For more audio messages please visit Audio Messages – Foundational Teachings.

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Scripture reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14

Let us talk about the third dispensation today – “the dispensation of the prophets.” This dispensation presented another way of escape. If you are a prophet, there is something that happens to you. Do you know what really happens to a prophet? There are two manifestations of the Spirit of God. One manifestation is without, and one is within. God said that the Spirit of God shall be with you and also in you (John 14:16-17). That is the promise to us, but God never said it to Elijah, or Elisha, or any of the prophets. The Spirit of God would fall on them, but when the Spirit of God lifted from them, they were just as natural as the day that they were born. Amen! Why do I say that? I will give you an example.

Do you remember King Saul? You know how bad he was. We see him in 1 Samuel 19 going with murder in his heart trying to kill David, but when he meets the prophet Samuel, the Spirit falls upon him and he starts prophesying. So then we see here that he did not prophesy because he was a good fellow. As a matter of fact, he was a “demon on wheels!” But he prophesied because the Spirit of God fell on him and he could not help himself.

When Elijah the prophet died, it was not because he was sick. Have you ever heard of Elijah’s sickness? No. I have never heard of it either, because he was not sick. God just said, “You are going to die.” He didn’t even say “die,” He just said, “You will be taken away today,” meaning to say, “No longer will you have to depend on the earth to suffice your physical needs. No longer will you need to eat fruits and vegetables.” Somebody said the other day that you must eat your veggies and all that sort of thing. No! God said we have come to the stage where we are not going to be wanting any more of these things, for the rich pure oxygen of God’s holy power will be flowing through our veins, and our mortal bodies will be immortalized by the power of God! It is very simple, because we have a dual-purpose body. A dual-purpose body. And this body must live by energy. Amen!

So then, the dual-purpose body that you have can have both the Holy Spirit inside of you or the Holy Spirit outside of you. But God has curtailed the outside operation. He does not do much of the outside operation because the devil can do it also. If God trained you up to listen to Him with your natural ear, then you would hear a lot of other things with your natural ears and confusion would set in.

Let us look a bit closer at this dual-purpose body. If the Spirit of God floods into you, certain things will happen to you that are unnatural. Did you know that you can fly? Do you really know that? If the Spirit of God gets into you enough, the Spirit of God will cancel out gravity. I am not telling you anything that I have not seen done. I have seen it happen. The Spirit of God will cancel out the gravity that is so powerful and so natural for us.

But it is not just gravity that the Spirit of God cancels out. It cancels out sin in you. It cancels out bad propensities that you have inculcated through your whole life, that you have taken from your parents. He cancels out the seat of iniquity within you. Do you know there might be a stool within you where some demon spirit sits down and feels comfortable? Yes! A rocking chair inside of your soul! The Spirit of God cancels it out, smashes the chair, and drives the devil out.

But the devil feels comfortable with some of us. Not just with some of us, but with all of us sometimes. If you allow the devil to be in you, he is going to start manifesting as “God.” Many of us think that to manifest in the gifts of the Spirit exults your position in God. But the gifts of the Spirit are God working in man. It is far above the spiritual stature of the believer. Amen.

I have told you already of the bad man King Saul, how he prophesied and yet it did not add to his spiritual stature. It is because the Spirit of God in you wants to do one work in you more than any other operation. He wants to take the devil out of you. The Bible says that we are “the temple of the living God” (2 Corinthians 6:16) and that we are looking for “a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). This is what God is creating: a new heaven and a new earth.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 10-12)

Thought for today: Let the Spirit of God flood into you today so that it may cancel out sin in you.

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