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Scripture reading: John 7:17

The plan of the church in the tabernacle is represented by seven pieces of furniture as follows:

  1. THE BRAZEN ALTAR – Representing the cross or death to sin.
    1. Justification – Made just as if you had never sinned.
    2. Salvation – Redemption – Bought and paid for.
  2. THE BRAZEN LAVER – Representing Death to Self typified in baptism – Entering into a Covenant relationship with God.
    1. Baptism – Entering into a Covenant of death, burial and Resurrection with Christ.
    2. Sanctification – Made clean and acceptable to God
    3. Consecration – Putting aside that which is cleansed for the purpose of God’s use alone.
  3. THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK or Lampstand – Representing the union in the spirit of man and God. It does not merely represent the baptism of the Holy Spirit, since one may be baptized in the Holy Ghost and not live in the Spirit, but it represents the bringing forth of the fruits of the Spirit. It represents man and God working together as one unit.
  4. THE TABLE OF SHEWBREAD – Representing the feasting on the Body of Christ – God’s dining table – The King’s Table
    1. Feeding on Christ in the Body
    2. Feeding on Christ within one’s own spirit
    3. Feeding on Christ in Jesus, who is not only in us, but with us.
  5. THE GOLDEN ALTAR OF INCENSE – Representing the offering of the soul.
  6. THE MERCY SEAT – Representing the overshadowing of the Body of Christ.
  7. THE ARK OF THE COVENANT – Representing the manchild.

These seven pieces of furniture represent:

  1. The seven stages of progression in the history of the church which will eventually produce a perfect church, spoken of in Revelation 12:5 as the “MANCHILD.”
  2. The seven mysteries of the gospel which will be and are being revealed within man. As we walk in them, we receive the revelation of them. God is daring men and women to walk blindly by faith into the blazing light of the WORD. Jesus said in John 7:17, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”
  3. The opening of the seven mysteries is the opening of the Seven Seals, Revelation 5:2. As these mysteries of the gospel are opened, the world is being brought nearer to the final fulfillment of all things.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 41-43)

Thought for today: God is daring men and women to walk blindly by faith into the blazing light of the WORD.

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Scripture reading: Joel 2:28-32

Visions and dreams are common in and out of the Church, and there is no one issue more controversial among us than the issue of dreams and visions. Most of us will accept the fact that other people do have dreams and visions from the wrong sources, but it is difficult to get anyone to believe that his or her dream or vision is from the wrong source. Nevertheless, as the Church matures, many of us are beginning to look objectively upon our own dreams and visions, and it would be well that we follow the golden rule of dreams and visions: NEVER INTERPRET YOUR OWN.

The Scripture is very explicit in its instructions concerning dreams and visions. They are rated as a part of prophecy, and the prophets of old frequently spoke the Word of God from dreams and visions. However, evil workers equally prophesy from dreams and visions. It is therefore necessary that someone anointed of the Lord interpret our dreams and visions, and that when this is done, if we also have the Spirit of the Lord with us, then we should feel a satisfaction from within that we have heard the Word of the Lord.

Let us look at some of the more famous scriptural dreams.

JOSEPH: In Genesis 37, we read that Joseph had two dreams, which had one and the same meaning. He was binding sheaves, and his brothers’ eleven sheaves bowed down to his. In the second dream, the sun, the moon and eleven stars bowed down to him. Jacob, his father, interpreted the dreams rather indignantly, that he and Joseph’s mother and his brothers were going to bow down to him. His brothers took action against him, and sold him as a slave. The dream, however, came to pass when Joseph became ruler of Egypt, next to Pharaoh; after he had interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and saved Egypt and the surrounding countries from starvation during the seven years of drought.

DANIEL: Daniel 2 shows that Daniel not only interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, but he also told him what the dream was.

PAUL: In a vision, Paul saw a man of Macedonia saying, “Come over and help us,” which turned out to be correct.

JOEL: In Joel 2, the prophet Joel, speaking of the people of the end time, said, “…your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” This was equated with the pouring out of the Spirit of God upon the people. In Acts 2, Peter made reference to this prophecy of Joel that it was then coming to pass as prophesied; but certain parts of the prophecy were not fulfilled (“…blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke”), which means that they are yet to come to pass.

We have already learned in previous writings that dreams and visions come from three sources: (1) God, (2) the devil, and (3) the human mind. Therefore, it is for the Church to judge where a particular vision is coming from, and to whom it speaks, and for what time it is applicable.

In our next devotional we will look at a vision from a man named Tommy Hicks. This man was one of the anointed servants of God, who was mightily used of God in the United States and in Russia. His vision is particularly pertinent at this time, because we are so close to the implementation of certain facets of it by God. We will, therefore, look very closely, first at the vision, and then at the details which are coming to pass at this time.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, August 1989)

Thought for today: Many of us are beginning to look objectively upon our own dreams and visions and following the golden rule of dreams and visions: NEVER INTERPRET YOUR OWN.

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Scripture reading: Romans 8:29-30

Let us read in Romans 8:29, “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.” 

You may ask, “So, Brother duCille, you start preaching predestination now?” Oh yes!

  • predestination to be saved;
  • predestination to be sacrificed;
  • predestination to be glorified;
  • predestination to be just like Jesus Christ.

That is your (our) predestiny.

You ask yourself a question, “So then the other poor guy out there, who is lost, is not predestined at all? He is lost and therefore he was predestinated for hell?” It is a fallacy. Let us look at who were predestined.

Romans 8:30, “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called.”

Have you ever heard anybody boasting about his call? The truth is you are called before you are saved. For them whom he called, He justified. He made them just as if they had never sinned. When did that happen? When they accepted the call. But let us search the Scriptures and see who God has called for we will find out that He called everybody.

John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Verse 8 and 9 says, “He (John) was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.”  We see here that the words light, Word and Jesus are synonymous.

Did you ever think of it that no human being can go to hell unless he has met Jesus and rejected Him? Did it ever occur to you that no human can ever go to heaven unless he has accepted Jesus?

Turn your Bibles to John 3:17-19, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

What is the condemnation? That light (the same light we read about in John 1 – the Word, Jesus) has come into the world and men reject Him. But if a thing has never been presented to you how could you reject it? Jesus stands at the crossroads of all humanity. Here we find millions and millions of people being born without knowing Jesus. It is God’s responsibility to reveal Himself to them and to you! All of your responsibility lies in the area of receiving or accepting that which God gives. And every sinner must have a revelation of Jesus Christ before he can go to hell.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, February 1978)

Thought for today: We were all predestinated to be conformed to the image of God’s Son. Let us fulfill our responsibility and accept that which God has given.

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Scripture reading: Acts 2:1-4

Let us talk about the fire today. In the Bible the fire fell three times. We are talking about the Holy Spirit fire because there were other fires also. There was a fire that fell in Sodom and Gomorrah and we do not want that fire, although we are going to get it. The fire that we are talking about is the Holy Spirit fire. It is the fire that lifts you from one realm, from one dimension of God’s creation, to another realm, and to the very highest realm where you become like God.

God is taking the dirt, and He is going to make the dirt immortal. Immortal Dirt – that’s what we are. He is going to make this dirt immortal, and out of the immortality of the dirt He says in 1 Corinthians 15:54, “And this mortal shall put on immortality when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption….”

This is the point in which you can’t be corrupted any more. When you have attained, you can’t be killed any more. And I am saying, brethren, it is just years down the road before this company of people walk into immortality. IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHY ARE WE SO WORRIED ABOUT NATURAL THINGS? We should be putting all of our hearts and souls INTO that immortal investment. Oh God, help us! God help us! Amen.

Let us go back to the fire. It fell three times. The first time it fell was when Moses obeyed God. He said, “Attend to every detail, every iota of what I tell you to do, DO IT, and build this TABERNACLE according to the pattern that I have shown you in the mountain.” (Exodus 25:9). The man could neither eat nor drink water for forty days while God was instructing his soul and engraving a pattern into his soul. God was drawing a pattern of a building that he should make into his soul, so Moses could not forget one detail of what God had said. Then when Moses instructed the children of Israel and said, “Do this”, or “Do that”, and somebody said, “Well, I can do it another way,” Moses replied, “NO! Throw it away. Do it this way.” Because God told him how to make the tabernacle.

I wonder, “Why?” “Why?” “Why did God go through so many details to make the tabernacle?” No man knew. It was one of the mysteries and one of the secrets. But when Moses did it, the Bible says, “When he finished the work, he dedicated it to God.” He said, “Lord, here is what you told me to do.” And God said, “Amen.” And when God said, “Amen,” fire fell down from heaven, and burnt up the wood. The fire then remained in that tabernacle for 490 years. (Exodus 40)

Nadab and Abihu came in and they messed around with God’s fire. They took fire from their house, brought it into the tabernacle and put it on God’s fire. Then they went into the Holy Place and lighted the lamp with their fire. After that they went to the Altar of Incense but an explosion occurred and it killed them right there, it struck them dead. (Leviticus 10) And you wonder, what is this that God is talking about?

God is saying that no “strange fire” must come into His tabernacle. No “strange fire” must come into the House of God.

(Excerpt from Breaking Through the Veil, a message given in July 2006 in Illinois)

Thought for today: Let us put all of our hearts and souls into the immortal investment and not be worried about natural things. God will take care of everything we need.

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Scripture reading: John 1:9

We thank God for bringing us to a table again where we can really feast upon His Word. It is not everybody who can feast upon God’s Word. Some people are so sick spiritually, that no matter how loud God shouts to them, they will not hear. But blessed are they that can hear, that have ears to hear. Jesus said, “Let him hear.” Thank you, Jesus. We are very, very happy to be in a position like this, with appetites for the Word of God and ability to hear. Hallelujah. In this last day, the difference between those who perish and those who overcome will be the ears, spiritual ears, whether you can hear God or not.

I have been praying to God and asking him about what is going to happen to all these Muslims, all these Hindus, all these people who believe in false doctrines. The Lord asked me, “What is going to happen to all those Christians who believe in false doctrines?” The same thing that is going to happen to the false doctrine Muslim is going to happen to the false doctrine Christians.

Now you may ask, “What is going to happen?” God is going to reach out with His mercy to them. Oh yes! God will reach His mercy out to them. God’s mercy will be offered to them just like He is offering it to the Muslim. If God offered the false doctrine Christian mercy, and didn’t offer the false doctrine Muslim mercy, God would be partial. Amen.

The scriptures tell us that if any man desires to know anything of God, God will teach him. The scriptures tell us that, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9). So, the moment you are born, whether you are a Muslim, or whether you are a Hindu, or whatever you are, God’s light is promised to light you. And do you know something? God said that, “…this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). That means that when Jesus Christ died on Calvary, He died for every Muslim, He died for every Hindu, He died for every no doctrinal person, in other words, agnostics. He died for them all. Amen.

Now, the point is that none of those can go to hell unless they reject Jesus, but none of those can reject Jesus unless they know Him. How are you going to reject Jesus if you never heard of Him? In other words, God must reveal Himself to every human being who is born on the face of the earth.  Many people who we think are going to hell will make heaven, and many of those who we think are riding high to go to heaven are going to make hell. Do you know why? Because they have rejected Jesus in the fact that they knew Him, but didn’t want Him. They would not let Him reign over them, they wanted something else, and they chose a false doctrine because they didn’t want Jesus. Amen.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 26, 2002, pg. 4, 8-9)

Thought for today: In this last day, the difference between those who perish and those who overcome will be the ears, spiritual ears, whether you can hear God or not.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 8:5-10

Let us look at the principle of “laying on of hands” today. For context, we are going to read Hebrews 6:1-2, “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”

“Laying on of hands.” What is that? I didn’t know that the laying on of hands was a foundation doctrine. You know, some people love to touch everybody. “Laying on of hands” is a basic foundation doctrine. WHY? Because that which is in me can be imparted to you by my laying hands on you, and contacting heaven OR hell.

I remember one day a man was preaching. He got so excited that he started shouting. Then he ran down and slapped his hand on my head. I didn’t get rid of the headache all day. It was difficult for me to shake that headache. I am not a person to have a headache but as the guy put his hand on my head, my head began to split; I had a headache all day. We had to go home and pray and fight to get away from the thing that that man put on me, because it was something on him. Believe me, brethren, you can be wide open. Amen.

I have seen a homosexual teacher teach children, and several of them grow up and become homosexuals. He never told them to; he just imparted it to them. You can lay hands physically; you can lay hands spiritually. I can lay hands on you without touching you. The Lord God Almighty is saying that the church must be aware of the power of imparting the things of God from one to another. God wants that same mind that is in Christ Jesus to be in you also (Philippians 2:5).

The centurion came to Jesus and said, “My servant is sick and is dying at home.” Jesus said, “I will come with you.” But he corrected Jesus. Did you hear me? He corrected Jesus. He said, “For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it” (Matthew 8:9). He understood Jesus more than the disciples. He said, “You don’t have to come to my house, just speak the word. Just speak the word and it is done.”

We speak carelessly sometimes. Lord, forgive us, have mercy upon us, as a church, as a body, as a people. We speak careless things at times. Is it the same mouth that you used to speak a careless joke, or a careless thought, that you expect to use to speak righteousness and power? When you are ready to speak, nothing but noise will come out of your mouth.

God is saying that there is a position; now, we are still in the Outer Court. We haven’t gone into the real deep things of God yet. The laying on of hands is a basic Outer Court doctrine that every son of God must learn and know. Lay your hands on your children and bless them. Oh, yes. If you curse them, they are cursed. If you bless them, they are blessed. If you put a curse upon one, the child will have to fight a long time to get rid of that which has been put upon him, maybe by his parents, maybe his friends or sometimes it could be by an acquaintance.

For instance, a curse can be put upon a child by calling him a certain name. I will give you a name, for instance, Damon. Do you know someone called Damon? It is another way of saying that you are a demon [Strong’s Concordance #G1142 – a dæmon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature):—devil.] If you call a person Damon, you are calling him a demon. He has to fight hard to get away.

What I am saying is that the mouth that speaketh righteousness cannot just get up and speak sin. And there are mouths that speak sin that cannot just get up and speak righteousness. The reason it works is because we are working with a body of spirits, both good spirits and evil spirits. Anything you say, they hold you to it. Did you know that? Anything you say, they hold you to it. You just keep on repeating God, the words of God and good and wonderful things, and evil ones will keep away from you. God bless you.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: The mouth that speaks righteousness cannot just get up and speak sin. And mouths that speak sin cannot just get up and speak righteousness.

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Scripture reading: Hebrews 5:12-14

Let me ask you a question today: Have you been baptized in water? You see, when you get the baptism in water and are determined in your heart to serve God unto death, and the Holy Ghost sees a heart that is wide open then He rushes in. When the Holy Ghost comes into your heart and into your life, there is a definite change. You undergo a change when you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, and then when you go into the baptism you undergo another change, and then when you go into the Holy Ghost baptism you undergo yet another change. But you are still in the Outer Court. Baptism in the Holy Ghost does not automatically take you into the Holy Place. Baptism in the Holy Ghost is meant to take you into the Holy Place. Am I talking riddles? In other words, because you are baptized in the Holy Ghost and you blabber in tongues and so and so and so, you feel that you are all right. You are not all right, until you begin to walk in the Holy Ghost. Amen.

In my old age, I find something terrible; there are little things that you miss. My wife and I are sitting at the table, we are going to eat and so we start to pray; I close my eyes and bend down to pray and I see the rice falling to the floor like rain. Hear me now. This is foolishness, right? Old man having hallucinations. Well, if the old man was smart, he would have said, “Sister, don’t eat that rice.” Because I was seeing what God sees. What happens is that I have a message now to say to her, “That rice is going to hurt you.” It is as simple as that.

When God looked at Adam and said, “It is good,” even though He saw all the trouble that Adam would go through, He knew that He was looking at the end of the matter – He was looking at YOU!

I am not talking about one instance. It is every day, every step of the way. If you say, “Howdy do” to somebody, and you see something flash there, you need to learn to obey it and walk in it. The Holy Ghost life is an entirely different life from the life of a natural person. Slight little things and thoughts flash to you in the spirit and you need to work on it, and the moment you move on it you have a victory. But instead you say, “Oh, it is my mind,” and the devil robs you of the moment. You are not a fit man. Yes, if you call the Holy Ghost your mind, you are not fit, because we need to be sharp in the spirit. We need to be able to discern between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14). Yes, right and wrong, good and evil, little things, and I mean, that is simple. Remember now, He said this is A-B-C. He didn’t say this is big. You haven’t gone to college yet. You are still down there in elementary school.

The same mind that the kid takes to learn in elementary school is the same mind that is going to be up there in the college. If he becomes a scientist, it is the same mind and the same principles of thinking that he is subjected to that are going to lead him right up there. Hear me now. I am not talking to you about spiritual things yet. No, no, no, we are down there in the Outer Court. It is the obedience of the child of God in the Outer Court that makes you a son of God, that takes you through the door into the Holy Place. If we have not learned how to obey the Holy Ghost, then we are still in trouble, you can still lose your life and go to hell. What? What am I saying? I am saying that if you don’t learn how to walk in the Holy Ghost, you can still go to hell.

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2007, pg. 6-7)

Thought for today: It is the obedience of the child of God in the Outer Court that makes you a son of God, that takes you through the door into the Holy Place.

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