The Outer Court Is Gone

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Scripture reading: Revelation 11:1-2

The outer court in this last-day church that we are looking at in Revelation 11:1-2 IS GONE. It is going to be gone. It will be “given unto the Gentiles” and they will “tread (it down) under foot forty and two months” – for three and a half years. There must be a reason, of course. The outer court is indefensible. God cannot defend the outer court. Why?

Let me explain to you what the outer court is. God told Moses to build a Tabernacle with a gate. This gate led into a big yard which was 100 cubits by 50 cubits. This yard had a fence around it and was called the outer court. In this place there was sometimes a lot of confusion with animals being killed and sacrificed, animals fighting for their lives, and men holding the animals, roping them onto the horns of the altar. Sometimes there was shouting and struggling in the outer court and a lot of blood. They would kill the animal and take out the guts and dung and wrap it into the skin of the animal and take that outside the camp to burn. It was not a nice smelling, beautiful place like a temple should be. The outer court was where all the preparation was made.

Let us now apply this to the gospel. The outer court church, therefore, is where the believer is being prepared to go into Christ. Some churches have camped in the outer court and have no intention of going any further because their doctrines say they have got it all. God is a God of progress. There was no way that God was going to give you everything at one time, and perfect you, in the outer court. When you accept Jesus Christ, you are fresh from sin, A FRESH SINNER. You come right into God and God washes you with the Blood of Jesus, but when He washes you with His Blood, He also has to LEAVE A SPACE for you to apply what He has given you, and for you to MAINTAIN the Christian, godly cleanliness which He gave.

Many brethren, after they accept Jesus as their Saviour, relax and do any old thing and feel that Jesus Christ will take care of it. One sister told me that she would divorce her husband and then go to God and pray about it. You cannot deliberately sin and go and pray about it. That is called presumptuous sin, and there is very little leeway for you to repent. You have to go down in sackcloth and ashes and repent of that sort of behavior before you can go any further in God.

The majority of the church is in the outer court. When we talk about church, when we talk about Christianity, the majority of Christians are in the outer court. There are two works of grace in the outer court. First, accepting Jesus’ Blood that was shed and giving our hearts to God. The second work of grace is beginning to clean up that which we have had from the world, which God came in to clean. He calls it baptism. At baptism, we have to die a death. Only salvation (accepting Jesus) is a free gift. You were as dirty, as wretched, as awful as a human being could be, in sin, and Jesus came and He applied the Blood and INSTANTANEOUSLY your sins were forgiven, but your NATURE was not completely changed. It has been arrested. The Blood of Jesus Christ is a tool given to you to clean up your mind, your emotions, your will, and your desires.

Some Christians let their emotions loose in a freedom that is not Christian. Even married people sometimes do not understand that they cannot behave any old way with their partners. They need to restrain and control and train their emotions and their desires and their will. The mind is not the mind of Christ. It is still the human mind. You have the tool to work it out and make it the mind of Christ. Consecration and sanctification are part of this cleaning.

The believer in the outer court is expected of God to prepare himself or herself for going into the holy place – to prepare himself or herself for going through the door, going into Christ, becoming a part of Christ’s body and a part of Christ’s function in the earth. Then you are really set to go places with God. However, if you have a doctrine that you must not receive the fullness of baptism (some say water baptism is not necessary), then you cut yourself off. Not being obedient to righteousness gives you nothing. You say that there is no baptism, and therefore you cuss, drink, commit any sin, and feel that you are all right because you have no covenant with God. Baptism is a covenant that the believer makes with God and it is permanent.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pg. 2-5)

Thought for today: Let us prepare ourselves in sanctification and consecration in order for us to go into Christ.

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Scripture reading: John 17:20-23

I have touched on this subject already and I am going to touch on it again: that God has set in the world apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. While we move TOGETHER, we will conquer every force on earth, and the CHURCH will be brought to the place of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-14). In other words, the minister must be done away with, but the church is forever! Hallelujah! We are expendable! We will pass away, and our function will pass, but the people of God (You! The body of Christ!), that is what God wants!

Remember now, God never had any title named, “apostle.” He made us apostles, but it is not a title. You cannot be “Apostle So and So.” He made us prophets, but we do not say, “Prophet Tom,” or “Prophet Burt.” No! IT IS NOT A TITLE! It is a designation, a job designation! It is a job! The name of the job is “apostle.” The name of the job is “prophet.” Amen!

Let us turn to John 17:20, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” You can always remind the devil that Jesus prayed for you. “Jesus prayed for me, therefore, you cannot tell me anything else!”

Verse 21, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” In other words, God is going to use you to let the world know that God sent Jesus.

Verse 22, “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” God wants us to be one, even as Christ and God the Father are one! Meaning to say, “I in you and you in me,” and, “we in Christ and Christ in GOD!” Amen! This is the function, this is the oneness. I do not care how weak you are. I do not care how wishy-washy you are. God has made you to be an overcomer, and that you must be! Amen!

Verse 23, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

So then, in the name of Jesus and by the Blood of Jesus, let us take this food. Let us feast upon it night and day until it becomes a part of us, and let us walk in truth.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 61-62)

Thought for today: Let us walk in truth and move together so that we are able to conquer every force on earth.

This message by Brother Cecil duCille entitled “Six Times for Man, One Time for God” was given at a conference in Mahomet, Illinois, May 2007.

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What Is Hell?

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Scripture reading: Luke 11:24

In the third area of the machinations or the workings of hell, there are spirits of men who are in hell. Now, I ask you a question, “What is hell?” Have you ever thought of what hell is? Where is it? Let me tell you. Hell is a state of existence. Do you hear me? Hell is a state of existence that spirits, who are completely alienated from God, live in. When a man dies, his body goes to the grave and his spirit goes back to God (Ecclesiastes 12:7). But where does his soul go? It goes either to heaven to be with the Lord Jesus, or to hell. Hell, therefore, is the spirits “walking to and fro through dry places (in the earth), seeking rest and finding none” (Job 2:2, Luke 11:24). Didn’t Jesus say that? So if your grandfather was against God and died a sinner, where is he? He is walking up and down through the earth, seeking rest and finding none! Do you think he would walk back into your house sometimes? Do you think he would sometimes try to put his influence upon you? Do you think that hell would not use him to bring death and consternation to you?

This is where they have said that I am a sorcerer. But I can tell you authoritatively that I not only see it in my Bible but I have met these spirits, I have talked to them, and I have driven them back! Amen!

When you preach hell, remember to preach to the sinners and tell them, “This is where you are going to go! You will be walking to and fro through the earth, seeking rest and finding none! You will go to the bars to get a drink, and you will keep on putting the glass to your head but you won’t get any release. You will want water, and you won’t be able to drink it. You will have no body, so you will want to seek a body. You will want somebody else’s body to get into.”

This is hell! PREACH IT! Nobody wants to preach the truth, but that is HELL! Let the sinners know that, “That is where you are going! You will be around here, walking to and fro until Jesus comes to judge the quick and the dead (2 Timothy 4:1, 1 Peter 4:5). Then He will resurrect you to judge you again! You will pick up that rotten body and come before God to be judged! THAT IS HELL!”

I have read books from these mighty men of the Gospel, these theologians, and they will tell you concerning these things, “Oh, it is just an impersonation of the devil. It is not the person, but it is the devil that is impersonating that person.” But let me tell you, I have met the dead person and it was the person. IT WAS NO IMPERSONATION!

When Moses died, why did the devil want his body? Why was the devil upset that God took away the body of Moses and buried him Himself (Jude 1:9)? Why is it then that this same Moses appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration in his body (Mark 9:4, Luke 9:30-31)? Because the devil didn’t have it!

You see, demons are real. Devils are real. On the other hand, God’s angels are real! A son of God goes to heaven; God says in Hebrews 12 that “we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, therefore let us be careful how we run the race!” Why? It is because they are taking the examples from us. God will not reveal the end time truths directly to the heavenlies. He is going to reveal it to the CHURCH (Ephesians 3:10)! Amen! The Scriptures in 1 Peter 1:12 say that the angels desire to look into it! The angels want to learn! Heaven wanted to learn! They sent back Moses and Elias at the transfiguration to ask Jesus about His death, His burial, and His resurrection. If they knew, why would they come to ask Him? It is because they did not know. It is the church that has the revelation of the Christ and the end time, but the angels have to learn from us! For we are the people who are under the temptation and the problems and troubles. God wants us now to rise up and to begin to speak to the spirits that bother us!

Ancestral devils will not have the power over us again, for every time you recognize a wrong thing in yourself, you will call upon the name of the Lord. If a wrong word slips out of your mouth, if you rebuke somebody, if you hurt somebody, immediately call upon the name of the Lord and you will be set free. Ancestral devils must not have any more powers over us.

You know, if I were preaching to an African crowd, everybody would understand what I have been saying, because they actually worship these ancestral devils. Do you see what I mean? They would all understand; but now God has lifted the understanding of the other nations to understand, too. YOU MUST BELIEVE!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 58-61)

Thought for today: Rise up and stop the power of the ancestral spirits over you and your family by living a continual life of repentance.

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Scripture reading: Exodus 28:9-12

I want you to understand that there are different realms of warfare and there are two basic areas that are our undoing. We are fighting spirits from without (that is, the spirits the devil sends against us) and then we are fighting spirits from within (that which has been planted in us from our bloodline). As a member of your family, you have a long line of wicked spirits that claim they are part of your being. There was a host of demons in your soul. When you came to God, you first of all gave some of them a blow and they pulled away from you. But then they came back and began to work on you.

I remember what happened when I got saved. When I got saved, my sister got saved afterwards. In other words, she was the more vulnerable one. After she got saved, her daughters got saved; and the whole family began to get saved. I said to God, “Why? Why did these people, who never knew about salvation, get saved after I got saved?” God said, “Well, the demons that had possessed you were hit and destroyed when you accepted Jesus and turned to God. And so, those demons cannot go to your family anymore.” You know, I put some of them in the abyss. Every spirit that bothered me I would put them in the abyss. Now, I did not see them going down, but I believed it; and I believed it when I saw the effect upon my family; how the demons did not have the power over my family as they used to.

Moses was told of God to tell the priests to put an onyx stone on each of his shoulders. The names of the six tribes of Israel were engraved in the stone on his right shoulder, and the names of the other six tribes of Israel on his left shoulder (Exodus 28:9-12). When he came and knelt before God, God accepted him as the priest of Israel; he accepted him as all Israel. So when he said, “Lord, forgive the sins of Your people and my sins also,” the incense would go up, God would accept him, and the sins of all Israel would be forgiven.

But then, what do you think you are before God? You are the priest of your family. I do not care how many dresses you wear or how many pants you wear. I am not talking about masculinity or femininity. I am talking about a divine principle, that when you kneel before God in spirit and in truth, your WHOLE family is before God! Hallelujah!

You see, these are the terms of the blood covenant. I do not know if you understand. You had better study about blood covenant. If I have a blood covenant with you, and you are in blood covenant with that man, then that man has a blood covenant with me also! Do you understand? The blood covenant that we have among us by the Blood of Jesus Christ extends to your family and to everybody with whom you have a blood covenant. We have the same blood covenant! THIS IS THE POWER OF THE CHURCH! AND WE NEED TO EXERCISE THIS POWER!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2003, pg. 57-58)

Thought for today: Let us exercise our blood covenant and as we go before the Lord, let us bring our families and brethren with us.