Proof of many membered God
~ Proof of the many-membered God ~
Today is Wednesday, 5/4/2005. Last night as I was reading in Exodus, God showed me solid proof that God is a kingdom, made up of many members. I was not studying for this or any other subject, I was just enjoying reading the Word of God. But I have been praying for God to give me more proof of this message, for it is so hard for others to see and believe this. The world has been so fully indoctrinated with the false teaching that God is either 3 or 1 person. I have challenged people for years to show Scriptural proof of this, and they cannot do it. So I must Scripturally prove that God is made up of many members. God IS a plural word. Man is a plural word. It means all humans. God means all the members of this Spirit Kingdom.
John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
As = quoting from Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary– 1. in or to the same degree or amount. 2. in the way or manner that <do AS I do>. – in accordance with what or the way in which.
This is the meaning of that word AS used in the above verse… that they may be one AS we are = in the way or manner that we are ONE. See, Jesus prayed that the ones God gave him would be ONE as they, God and Jesus are ONE. So how are God and Jesus one?
John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 17:21 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.
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 17:23 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.
Now the above Scripture clearly states that all of God’s true people are to be made perfect, HOW? By becoming ONE as, or in the very same way or manner that God and Jesus are ONE. Now for the Jesus only people, please explain this. How are all of God’s people going to become ONE in the same manner they are one, if this means that Jesus is the one and only person involved here? We are to become perfect by becoming ONE in the same way of manner that they are one. So, if it means that God is only just 1 person, then we would have to all become just 1 person to become one in the same way or manner in which they are one. Without coming into the same oneness, we will not be made perfect. So you had better get it right, as to how God and Jesus are one. If not, you will not be made perfect.
And you who believe God is three, tell me how are all God’s people going to become three? They would all have to become three IF they come into perfection by becoming ONE in the same manner God and Jesus are one. IF they are three, then how are they one?
The true glory of this revelation is such that human words cannot describe it adequately. See that Jesus said the GLORY which God gave to him, he had given to his disciple THAT WE MAY BE ONE AS HE AND GOD ARE ONE. So then, see, that the being ONE is the GLORY. It really means that mere human beings will become the same as God, united in perfect love for each other, not lifting one above another, but esteeming each as important as any other. It means we will dwell with them, on equal grounds with them. It means we will be given immortality just as they have immortality. It means we will become into the very same kingdom of God that they are. It means that the many Christians will become one with God. It means all the Christians will be a member of the God family. It means we will all be one. God, Jesus, and all the Christians. Now I ask you, is all the Christians the only one in the equation that is actually more than one person? Think it over carefully. Jesus prayed that we will all become ONE AS THEY ARE ONE.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
So, Here Paul tells us how we become one in Christ Jesus. We all who have put on Christ or been baptized into Christ, have become ONE as they are one. Did we all become one and the same person? Think it over. The two said he, shall become one flesh. Did they lose their individuality and become the very same person? Of course not. Then why do you contend that God is just 1 person? Or that Christ is just 1 person?
Paul tells us in 1Cor. 12 and in Romans 12 that as the body is many members, yet just one body, so is Christ. Christ is the image of the invisible God. He is comparing here the human body being made up of many members as being the perfect symbol of how God’s kingdom is and how Christ is. Many members, yet just one body.
The Old Testament was types and shadows of the true Heavenly things. You can go exactly by what happened in the Old Testament to reveal how the true Heavenly things are. Moses was told by God to make everything He made exactly by the pattern shown to him in the Holy Mount.
Heb 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
See that this shows that the holy place made with hands was the figures of the true heavenly things. So then we can prove heavenly things by examining carefully the patterns made by Moses.
Ex 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. 25:9 According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
Here Moses begins to show Israel how to make everything they needed for their law worship. They were to make a tabernacle in which God would visit Moses. In this tabernacle they would offer their sacrifices to God. But see that God told Moses to make everything after the pattern shown to him. So then, the things Moses made perfectly reveal the things of God.
Ex 25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,
Ex 25:4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats’ hair, 25:5 And rams’ skins dyed red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Ex 25:9 According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
Re 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Now see that this speaks of the tabernacle of God and the temple of God having the ark of his testament in it. So then, the tabernacle which Moses made is an exact pattern or picture of this Heavenly Tabernacle. Moses placed the Ark of the Covenant inside their tabernacle, just as it is here in the true Heavenly Tabernacle. Study the description of the Holy Jerusalem, and you will see that the tabernacle Moses had made fits this description perfectly.
Moses made an ark of shittim wood, overlaid it with pure gold, and made upon it a crown of gold. They made staves of wood overlaid with gold to carry this ark with. It was laid on the shoulders of the priests to carry. Ex 25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. So inside this ark was the covenant of the Ten Commandments, the power of that law covenant.
They made a mercy seat of pure gold. Ex 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. 25:19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof.
This mercy seat, representing the Grace Covenant, was placed above upon that ark. The two cherubims of gold represent the Two Witnesses. This mercy seat and the two cherubims are representative of the New Testament and only true Church of God, the Apostolic Church. Their being on either end of the mercy seat shows that the Two Witnesses were on either side of those seven churches. These are the two olive trees which stand before the God of the earth.
God told Moses, I will meet and talk with you there from the mercy seat. God will not commune with the people under law. They must come to the mercy seat, Grace.
Then they made a table of shittim wood and overlaid it with pure gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about. This table also had the staves and rings by which they carried it wherever they journeyed.
This table represents that law. It is the table at which the king of the North and the king of the South both spoke lies.
Ex 25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. Ex 25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:
This candlestick, with the seven lamps, represents those seven churches in Revelation.
Now all the above was furniture or things which were made to go INTO the tabernacle. The tabernacle is representative of the Kingdom of God. Remember Revelation spoke of the tabernacle of God. This is the pure type of that kingdom.
Ex 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
These ten curtains represent those ten virgins. They were all in the kingdom at one time. Realize that they made BOTH that ‘table’ [law] and that ‘candlestick’, [seven churches] and those two cherubims [the two pure churches, those two witnesses.] So each of these are in the kingdom as those ten virgins.
Ex 26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
The curtains were to have one [equal] measure. This shows that to God they were all as one.
Ex 26:3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
Ex 26:4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
Ex 26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another. Ex 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
Those fifty loops and fifty taches of gold represent the Day of Pentecost, which is represented by those fifty days after the crucifixion, that the Holy Ghost fell upon the disciples. This fifty is the jubilee. This is the freedom of being set free from law. These fifty also represent all the people who come in through the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. They are part of this kingdom of God. They are represented here in this tabernacle, for this tabernacle represents the kingdom of God. Now these fifty loops and taches were used to join all ten of those curtains together into ONE TABERNACLE. Thus they are no longer ten separate curtains, but one tent. Nobody now sees them as ten curtains; they now see one tent or tabernacle. All of these separate items, or beings, are now in the kingdom of God. They are now a perfect image of the kingdom of God. They were made up of many members, who were joined together into one perfect tabernacle or kingdom.
You may think, well, this is only ten curtains and 1,000 loops and taches, so this is not many. But take another look at what is truly to be counted here. Before there was even one curtain, there had to be MANY threads and the threads had to come from somewhere. Where do you suppose the people acquired these large, heavy curtains? They had no stores to buy them from. And even if they had, the curtains STILL had to have been made from innumerable threads. Each thread was at one time a SEPARATE and individual member of this tabernacle. The threads had to be woven, or joined into one curtain. But those innumerable threads still exist, but now no one could ever see them as separate threads again. They are now only seen as one curtain.
It is the same as a tree, or any other thing in nature. Do you suppose anyone could possibly count all the separate members of a tree? Of course not. How could one count all the cells which make up one leaf? Or one root? Or a piece of bark? Or the berries, or fruit or branches on a tree? How could one count all the cells in your own body? Each one is a MEMBER of your ONE body. And believe it or not, each one has a life of its own. Some die before the others. Others are ‘born’ to take its place. This continues all the days of one’s life. Trillions of innumerable cells and other members of our body make up this one person or body. This is the very reason God said the very hairs of your head are all numbered. It is showing here that each cell is considered as a separate member of our body. God knows the number of hairs each person has had or will ever have. Some fall out and others are born to take its place. Each one was a member of your body. So it is with God. Each of us are a member of the one Human Kingdom. So it is with God’s kingdom. Do not for one moment think that God is any less!
Ex 26:7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. 26:8 The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
Ex 26:9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
Ex 26:10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
Ex 26:11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
Now here are the two witnesses saying that these separate curtains [members] are joined into being ONE.
Now they are no longer considered different pieces, they are considered one. Notice that the separate members are still there, but now they are so united they seem to be only one. They now make up one tent, instead of many different curtains, threads and loops, etc. Remember that in our beginning Scripture we showed that the tabernacle Moses made was a pattern of the true Heavenly tabernacle of God? This is the proof then that the true tabernacle of God is made up of many members. This tent is not made of just one big woven piece of cloth. It was made up of many different and separate curtains, loops, staves and other items. From the very beginning it was made up of many threads and other material too numerable to even think about.
Just consider these curtains made up of goats hair. Think how many [unthinkable] goats hairs it took just to make one large, heavy curtain! And those women sat and weaved all those hairs into large curtains. Their weight was tremendous! Think how many goats were represented here. How many gave their lives so these curtains could be made! This represents all the goats [hypocrites] who are also into this kingdom until the end of the world. So the lambs and the goats are both represented here in these curtains.
Now we are not finished with this tabernacle yet. So read on:
Ex 26:12 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle. Ex 26:13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
They had doubled that sixth curtain of the second group of curtains made for the covering. They had coupled five curtains together and then six together, making eleven in all. Now they had set this sixth curtain so that it was in the forefront of the tabernacle. So when it was finished, there was one half of this curtain on one side of the tabernacle, and the other half hung over the backside of the tabernacle. God is taking in everything of his dealings with mankind from Adam down to the end of time in this tabernacle. They were ALL ONE. Even though we are all different and have different ideas, we are all still just one human race. This is the perfect pattern of the Heavenly world of GOD.
So, what is that HALF CURTAIN? Remember, it is one curtain split in two. It is none other than the Two Witnesses of Revelation ELEVEN.
This was that eleventh curtain made for the covering. It joined or came between the two sets of five. There were five curtains on one side and five on the other side with this eleventh curtain cut in two and coming in between. Remember there were five wise virgins and five foolish virgins. See the wise were the ones who came into grace and the foolish were the ones who clung to law. Everything in the entire Book or world has to do with these two covenants, or the two trees in the Garden. They are law and grace. Everyone who has ever lived or will ever live is either in law or grace. You cannot be neutral.
Most people think that the only piece they carried with the golden staves was that Ark of the Covenant. But this is not true. In Numbers it tells how they divided this work up among the different tribes. As they prepared to move, the first group would go close up and carry the Tabernacle. A different group would close up and carry that table. Each category or section had to closed up, packed a certain way, and carried by someone on their shoulders. It was a tremendous job! Take the time to study Exodus and Numbers. You will see we have not been taught much truth about this at all. It is quite interesting to say the least. They all had a job to do in order for this tremendous set-up to operate properly. This is the exact pattern of the many-membered Kingdom of God. The church should be operating this same way. But it is far from it. The church is run dictator style. One man rules and runs things. It is not of God. This desire to rule over others is of Satan. See, under this method of doing things, the people could never be ONE. This is the very reason people should come to understand this true meaning of God being one. It means that although they are many, innumerable members, they are all in perfect harmony and love and not one of them rules over the others. This is the oneness Jesus prayed for us to come into. But not one church on earth could truly claim to be one in this manner. It is so divided nothing of God could be in it.
Ex 26:33 And thou shalt hang up the veil under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
Ex 26:34 And thou shalt put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.
This ark with the mercy seat upon it was placed into the most holy place, showing the grace of Jesus being the most holy place. This is proof here also that the church is not represented by this mercy seat. The church is not in grace. The church is represented by the candlestick. This candlestick, or the seven churches, are NOT in the most holy place. They are outside in the holy place, law. Only those in Grace are in the most holy place. If you partake of law at all, even one place, you are on the outside.
Ex 26:35 And thou shalt set the table without the veil, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.
I have been seeking to true meaning of the symbols North, South, East and West for many years. Yesterday God placed into my mind that the North represents the LAW. The South represents the Church, gone back to law = those seven in Revelation.
Today as I studied this, I saw right here the proof of this. Notice that table represented the law. So it was placed outside the veil on the ‘north’ side. That candlestick represents the seven churches. We know they all went right back to the bondage of law. They are represented in Scripture as the South. Notice, they placed the candlestick toward the south. This ‘table’ of law is that table in Daniel at which the kings of the North and South sat and spoke lies. Both law groups, the nation of Jews, and the backslidden church, speak lies against God.
So here, we have that OT Law group and the NT law group both represented here in this tabernacle. God is taking in everyone who ever lived, in this tabernacle, which is a perfect pattern of the kingdom of God. Remember that part of that kingdom, Adam and his angels, all fell away from God and turned evil. But the wicked ones were in the kingdom of God, just as the wicked ones are in the church and the world.
They are only separated at the end of the world.
Rev. 12:9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
See, this proves the red dragon, Satan, Adam, was cast out of heaven into the earth. At this time salvation came to God’s people. This was at Pentecost. See then that law, Adam, was the accuser of the brethren. He set that law before God and accused all who broke it. He tried to provoke God into killing all who broke the law. Only those under the blood covenant of Jesus, grace, were exempt from this death sentence of disobeying that law.
East and West represent the Grace movement of God. They are those two witnesses. See, they are separated by the in-between space. They are separated by those seven churches in time. I have many proofs of this, but will not bring it into this message. Just dropping it in here for those who might care to know.
Ex 26:36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework. Ex 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
Chapter 27 deals with the making of the altar. It was made with brass and had staves with which to carry it. All these things had to be carried as they moved from one camp to another. It was A LOT OF STUFF.
Then they made a large court, all of the same lavish blue, scarlet, fine linen and gold. This court represents the Gentiles and where the women stood. They were never permitted to go into that tabernacle. Remember, this is LAW. They had to make a large sea where the priests had to wash their hands and feet before ministering. If they failed to wash, they would be killed. Chapter 28 deals with the lavish clothes they made for the priests to wear. It was a tremendous amount of work and riches. I will not go into any of that here. But you truly need to study this stuff. They had 12 stones on the breastplate with the names of the tribes of Israel engraved on the stones. Those women had laboured very long and hard, weaving all that cloth, goats hair and making those curtains and priestly garments. Yet they were never permitted to go into that tabernacle. They had to watch through glass. Such a shame! That was LAW.
Compare all these riches with the simple way Jesus lived. Did he dress in such lavish, rich clothes? Of course not. Did the Apostles? Of course not. If this were the true way of God, then Jesus would have done so. Jesus came here to show us the true way of God. So why did he go poor? Why did he dress as the poor people? Why did he not have a place to lay his head? Why did he not set up a priestly office to work from? Why did he never kill an animal and offer its blood to God? Why did he not tell his disciples to do so and teach it to us?
Why did he not stone that woman to death, IF law is the way of God? Law demands to stone them to death. So why did Jesus go another way? Was he showing us the true way of God or not? Why did he reject the laws of Moses which says do not even go out of your door on the Sabbath? Since he was the high priest of God, why did he not wear these rich, diamond-clad, blue, purple and scarlet robes? Was He showing us the Way of God or not? Why did he heal on their Sabbath day?
Moses said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But Jesus said forgive every trespass against you. Which way is true to God?
Read chapter 29. It tells how Moses dressed and sanctified Aaron and his sons. He placed the blood of a ram upon their ears and fed them the meat and bread. I ask, if this is God’s way, why did Jesus, as a priest, not perform this before he ministered? Why did he go right the opposite way? Was he showing us the true way of God or not? Were the OT Priests ever baptized? I find no record of such in the Word. Why did Jesus do this? Why John? Were they of God or not? Did Jesus or John ever burn the incense to God? I find no record of this. Did the Apostles perform this? No! It is NOT God’s true Way.
Ex 30:19 For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: Ex 30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD: Ex 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.
Now this says that unless the priests wash their hands and feet before ministering, they will die. LAW! [You want that?] I surely do not. Now if this is God’s true way, and Jesus was a priest, why did he not perform this ritual? Why was he not killed for not washing before ministering? Any one know? If this was to be a statute for ever to them and their generations, and you think this still means even now, then why didn’t Jesus do this? Was he of their generation? Sure does not seem so to me. [They were of the generation of Adam: Jesus is of the generation of Jesus Christ; two different generations.]
If this is the true way of God, then how can we say Jesus never disobeyed? Did Jesus do all these rituals? If you think so, please show it to me in the word. I have never read it. If you think those Jews all had the true way of God, and even so much so, that many people are trying to follow that stuff right today, then please show me where it is in the Word of God that Jesus did any of it? I have never found it in the Word.
Do any of you think that Jesus ever killed a lamb and offered its blood to God? I think not. Then if this is the way of God, why did Jesus not do it? You might say, well he never sinned so he did not need an animal sacrifice. But wait. There were other types of offerings too. They had the wave offerings. They had the peace offerings. Why did Jesus not perform these? Did He show us the true way of God or not? This is serious business. You had better come to see the truth. If you go back to law, you fall from grace. You will lose your salvation. Did Jesus tell us to keep that law? Where? Did the apostles tell us to keep that law? Where? Acts 15 says they gave no such commandment. Who do you believe? Them or the deceived people of today?
Verses 23-33 told of an expensive ointment they made to anoint all the vessels, the table, and the priest before they minister. They were forbidden to make any like it for themselves. If they placed it on any one or a stranger, they would be killed! Law! Why did Jesus not use this ointment to minister, if it is God’s way? In verses 34-38 it tells of an expensive perfume Moses made to put it before the testimony of the tabernacle. Ex 30:38 Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.
Wow! And people want the Old Laws and old ways of those Jews? If anyone make a perfume like this one or even smelled it, they would be cut off! I assume cut off means killed. Can you imagine this? Killed for just smelling this perfume? And this is God’s way? Then why did not Jesus tell us such things? Did He not teach us how to serve God? Is he allowing us to be placed in danger of being killed by not teaching us not to make such perfume or smell it? You law lovers had better read this and WAKE UP! You want those Ten Commandments? They are the power of this law system. They are the accusers of the brethern before God. They will cause you to be killed over very small stuff! Pick up a stick on that Sabbath, and this is capital punishment stuff!
Now we know that The Word says that Jesus kept the law of God. He never sinned. He is the true High Priest of God. Yet we do not find one place in all the Word where Jesus ever at any time performed any of this ritual stuff! Never did he put on that priestly robe, have the ram’s blood placed on his right ear, thumb, and toe. Why? He never washed his hands and feet before he ministered in the temple. He never honoured their Sabbath. He refused to kill sinners. He never killed an animal or offered any heave offering or any other kind of offering of bread and animal blood. Did Jesus obey God’s law or not? You must find an answer to this. If this were the true way of God and His true law, then Jesus would have done it all just as Moses and Aaron did.
I say this message solidly proves, beyond a doubt, that the kingdom of God is truly made up many members, each of equal power and authority. They are ALL ONE.
By: Jo Smith