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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.

The Dispensation of the Law

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Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 32:48-50

Let us look at the second dispensation – “the dispensation of the law.” In that dispensation, there was one man, Moses. I remember in my meditation one time how God showed me Moses. It is going to be something marvelous for us to see these men. Moses was a natural man, a man that had a bad temper, and yet he overcame. He overcame to the point where God said of him, “On all of the earth, there is no man like this man.”

And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10).

When God has a testimony for you, when God can trust you: it must be something marvelous! I see somebody kneeling down today and saying, “My God! I want to be like that.” Amen! Yes! As I am talking to you, I see a sister kneeling down and saying, “God, I want to be like one of these men of God.”

But do you see that we have an inheritance that is above theirs? Did you know that? Let me explain it to you. Here in the dispensation of the law, Moses towed the line of the law with God and discovered something. He would be a dunce if he didn’t discover this. Some of us are dunces. Moses discovered that within every dispensation there was a hole, a place where you could escape through into God. In the previous dispensation, Enoch had found a hole and escaped into immortality. Now Moses wanted to find that hole through the law, and it was very simple. Moses (who was a type of Christ) was the only other person apart from the high priest who could make a sacrifice. Now, what about the situation of one offering the sacrifice and then dying on the sacrifice? For when you would offer the sacrifice, you were delivered from your sins by the type of the Blood of Jesus Christ. So then, if you were smart, you would make the sacrifice and then (although we do not control it) you would try to die right there so that you did not have the time to sin anymore; and so you would be sinless. You would go right up to God!

In the law, when the priest approached God, he had to have a sacrifice. He could not approach God without blood. “Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people” (Hebrews 9:6-7).

So then, we read in Deuteronomy 32 that God called Moses that he was going to die. Why do you think God would tell Moses exactly when he was going to die? It was because Moses had asked God for that “hole,” for that place of escape. God was not about to just hand it to him, but He made him find it. God did not tell him to do it. He just said, “Moses, go up into the mountains, and there you will meet Me, and there you will die” (see Deuteronomy 32:48-50).

You see, Moses never went to meet God without a sacrifice. You do not go to God empty-handed. You always go to God with a sacrifice. The Scriptures tell you that every time you go into the house of the Lord you should have an offering, a sacrifice. Hallelujah! We should use this example and pray for the remission of our sins every time we go before the Lord. Now, some of us feel that if we bring a good offering to God that this satisfies Him. But God wants your heart with the offering. He wants your heart along with it. So never come and throw your collection or give your offering to God without offering your heart to Him at the same time. Amen!

So, Moses took the lamb under his arm and up he went into the mountain. When he offered the sacrifice, he died right there on the sacrifice. And the Scriptures said that the angels came down and took his body (Jude 1:9). He escaped! He escaped the ritual of an earthly burial and his eulogy was sung by angels. Moses, therefore, escaped through the law.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 8-10)

Thought for today: Remember never to give your offering to God without offering your heart to Him at the same time!

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Scripture reading: Genesis 5:21-24

God has separated our time into three dispensations. Let us look at the first dispensation today. We call it “The dispensation of innocence,” but it can be called any other name. During this time, Adam began to teach his children what happened to him when he walked in the garden with God Almighty. Have you ever thought of it? The privilege of walking with the Living God? Adam had this experience and he began to teach his children. He taught them hundreds of years and then, after somewhere around nine hundred years, somebody got the message. One man! The man Enoch had the capacity, the determination, and the power of faith to break through into the presence of God and to COMMAND the deliverance!

And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:23-24).

Adam taught Enoch, and the Bible says here that it took 365 years. The number 365 looks somewhat suspicious, doesn’t it? 365 days make one solar year. So then, in 365 years one man got the message. God translated Enoch when he was 365 years old, and thereby, by type showed us what is going to happen at the end of time when God will bring man into the fullness.

“…And Enoch walked with God….” The first man that we read of that walked with God was Adam. It says that Adam walked with God. He taught Enoch, and Enoch learned to walk with God. And Enoch’s wife said, “Enoch walked with God and is not for God took him.” For the Bible says that Enoch had sons and daughters (Genesis 5:22). That shows that the man was a natural, normal man who had a wife and children, and a home. And it says that he walked with God!

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.”

Now, Enoch’s wife didn’t mourn. She wasn’t crying and weeping that she lost him, because she didn’t lose him. She gained him! Enoch “walked with God,” and she said, “Enoch is not.” That means to say that, “He is no longer here. He is no longer a natural, carnal, physical man. He has ASCENDED!” And the Bible tells us that he did it by faith!

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).

He walked with God by faith, and it said, “And…God took him.” What would make God want a man? Can you imagine how much God must have loved that man? See him walking like the perfect NEW CREATION MAN! God had a plan to make us into a new creation man, so when Adam fell it did not bother God. For God saw this same Adam that fell ahead at the end of the day WALKING IN POWER AND GLORY! Amen!

So then, God said to Enoch, “Would you like to come with Me?” And Enoch said, “That is what I want.” Amen! “Nothing else would satisfy me. The reason I live is to worship Thee!” Amen! Yes! “The reason I live is to worship Thee, God!”

And Enoch… was not; for God took him.”

This was absolutely amazing! I cannot imagine how it must have seemed. He just stepped from natural into supernatural. Enoch never died but is alive this very day. He just went from natural into supernatural. Amen!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: Let the following be the confession of our mouths and hearts: “Nothing else will satisfy me, Lord, but to come away with Thee. The reason I live is to worship Thee!”

Living Word Walking in You

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Scripture reading: John 1:1-12

It happens so often that when I preach, some of you think of others. But I am not talking about those other people out there. We are basically concerned with us. Do you know why? If we fail, the world fails! We are holding up the whole world. God said (in 2 Thessalonians 2:7), “He that letteth will let, until out of the midst the devil comes forth!” Oh, you did not know that this is what this scripture actually says? Look it up in the Greek and you will see that this is the proper translation. “He (the Holy Spirit) that letteth will let, until out of the midst he (the antichrist)…is revealed!”

So it is the Holy Spirit that is holding us up and we are holding up the whole world. Believe you me, brethren, if we were not here, hell would have broken loose already. God said in Malachi 4:6b, “…lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Do you realize that the greatest blessing that God has given us is the Word of God? Yes! The greatest blessing on earth is the Word of God; and the Word of God was revealed by speech, by written word, by a man. Hallelujah! And the “living Word” walked among us (John 1:1-12). Amen! As you meditate on God and release yourself in the Spirit, that “living Word” walks in you.

So then, God reveals Himself by His Word. Now, if you were the devil, where would you hit? This is warfare, now. Try to put yourself in the place of the devil. I hope you will never be in that place, but try to think about it. Where would you attack first? The Word! Yes! You would attack the Word; and if God makes a Bible, you would make another bible. Some time ago, I was sitting down listening to a man just reading the Bible over the radio. All of a sudden I realized that he had left out one whole big piece. Why? Because the devil hit the Word! He was reading from an alien translation!

Sooner or later there is going to be a head-on clash between the Word of God and the word of the devil. If you become the word of God (if you become what God wants you to be), you become the walking, talking, living word of God. So what is going to happen then? The devil will have to attack you. The devil will have to attack you. In past years and in past dispensations the brethren were murdered. God allowed them to be killed. God allowed them to die. God allowed it to this point in time and He still allows it. The Psalmist said, “Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price… Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me. For the voice of him that reproacheth and blasphemeth; by reason of the enemy and avenger (Psalm 44:11-12, 14-16).Amen!

This has been happening in every dispensation coming down through time. But in every dispensation God taught us something – He taught us VICTORY!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 6-7)

Thought for today: Meditate on God today and release yourself in the Spirit so that the “living Word” may walk in you.

Quest of the Holy Spirit

This message entitled “Quest of the Holy Spirit“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in December 1974.

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Oil in Your Vessel

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Scripture reading: Matthew 25:1-4

Let us look once again at the thought that the church is asleep. And, “Are you a part of it?” In Matthew 25 we see in Verses 2-4, “And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Isn’t that very simple, brethren? To me that is a very, very simple statement which says that God has given you the cure. He has given you the cure for not being a foolish virgin. The cure is that you must have oil in your “lamp” and oil in your “vessel.” You have long ago known that “oil” spiritually means the “Holy Spirit.” Even in your dreams, “oil” means the “Holy Spirit.”

You must have the Holy Spirit in your lamp and the Holy Spirit in your vessel (your soul). Well, what is my lamp? The Bible tells you what your lamp is. The Bible tells you that the “spirit of man” is your lamp. “The spirit of man is the candle (lamp) of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly(Proverbs 20:27).

In other words, God gives you something inside you to light your lamp. When things get dull, there is a contact with heaven, and the Spirit that you have from God will light your lamp (which is your spirit). If the vessel (which is your soul) does not have the Holy Spirit inside of it, you will continuously fall into sin. I wonder if you understand me. The way to get the deliverance in your flesh is to OPEN up and allow the Spirit of God to pour into your flesh.

But somebody is talking about “emotionalism.” Let me tell you something: you have not seen anything yet. Are the angels emotional when they shout and praise before God? Sometimes I feel Jesus Christ move in my hands, my feet, my head, and down to my toes! Amen! Some people say, “Oh, duCille teaches the people to shout.” But did I teach David to shout? I mean the David in the Bible. Did I teach him to shout? I heard that he shouted, and even more, he lifted his feet so high that his under clothes showed (see 2 Samuel 6). He didn’t care! How can you care, when you are in the Spirit? You are like a man possessed! So when the Spirit of God shouts through you or moves through you, you should have no “method” of restricting it or holding it back. You should have NO method. You should not be so strong that you can stop God from moving through you. Amen. You should not be strong enough to be able to stop the Almighty God! To stop the JAHWEH! To stop the Elohim! To stop the anointing (the Christ) from moving through you involuntarily.

Foolish virgins! Foolish Christians! “But the wise took oil…!” Amen.

You ask me then, “Brother Cecil, how do I take the oil?” I have just told you how you take the oil – you open up! Open up! Go before God! Some of you are too ashamed to talk before anybody of who you really are. I do not know of anybody who is going to talk what he really is before anybody. But when you get before God alone, you know that you cannot hide anything from Him. The lust that came into you this morning that nobody else knows about, you know that God knows it. You know that you want deliverance and you say to God, “God, set me free! Set me free! I will not live with this devil any longer! Set me free!” Hallelujah!

God said to Pharaoh, “Let My people go. If you do not let them go, I am going to throw disease and death upon you.” He said, “Israel is My firstborn and you must let Israel go or I will DESTROY your firstborn!” (See Exodus 4:22-23.)

So then, God is in the business of destroying the things that the people love the most.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 4-5)

Thought for today: Do you find yourself continuously falling into sin? Remember, the only cure is to open up before God and allow the Holy Spirit to come inside your vessel (your soul).

Do You Believe God?

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Scripture reading: Hebrew 11:6

I trust you remember that “virgins” in the Bible mean “Christians.” The “foolish virgins” in Matthew 25 are those who half-believe and half-don’t believe. In other words, they believe, but with a doubt. If you believe God, then why don’t you just believe Him? If you believe that God is God, why don’t you serve Him? Serving God is not running up and down the streets, telling people about Jesus and handing out tracts. To some people, that is serving God. In reality, even though it is part of it, it is the least of it. The greater part of serving God is to ALLOW the power of God to come into you (into God’s temple) to where you are a sanctified temple! When you allow God in, then God can do what He wants to do. You do not have to go all around telling everybody about Jesus. You do not have to go “doing” something.

For example, you went to minister the gospel in China. The day is going to come when we will walk through China, saying nothing at all. Not a word! Yet, breaking down the power of hell! Amen! Because the POWER of God will be coming through you! Hallelujah!

You have read of Charles Finney and men like him. I am not talking about those who you know, but I am talking about what you have heard about. Charles Finney went to a factory. As he walked through it, people fell from their seats and accepted Jesus without him saying a word.

Some people may say, “Well, we hear Brother duCille talk about God, but we have not known Him for ourselves.” But then, if you believe God, He will manifest Himself to you also.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 3-4)

Thought for today: Are you one of those who half-believe and half-don’t? Remember: if you believe God, He will manifest Himself to you!