From the beginning God, a God of purpose, formed man with a destiny to fulfill that purpose. The basis of all God’s creative movements was to bring man into His likeness and image. From this creation process, God released unto His created man an authority to have dominion over His creation with instructions to “be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it”. Thus, Gods stated purpose, with an unchanging knowing, was that He would accomplish and finish all things according to that purpose. Therefore according to God’s progressive timing, according to His set and purposed time, God planted within the virgin girl Mary a seed of His nature, His likeness and image, naming Him Jesus Christ to become fallen man’s Savior through His death, burial, and resurrection.


Therefore, Gods Christ became a seed and through the offering of man’s repentance, the Christ seed is placed within the spirit of receiving man. This seed received is purposed too mature through the man, by experiencing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ Who purposed to bring forth a great like-kind harvest. In this purpose, God calls and anoints certain ministries to water and nurture the seed until its maturity is manifest. This nurturing, likened unto the Apostle Paul’s labor of love, was for the purpose as stated in Gal. 4:19, “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ be formed in you.” This scripture speaks of and refers to an internal reality, a progressive change in character, that of becoming conformed to the character of Christ in actuality, not merely in semblance.


The truth, when read and received by spiritual hungry men, they find themselves gaining a hope that affects the inner man. Hope gained is that which truth instills within a man, the desire to become purified from self even as Jesus is pure. 1 John 3:2-3, Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as he is pure.” This word “pure” describes a person as “clean, modest, undefiled, morally faultless, and without blemish.”


The Holy Spirit within a people can overcome every obstacle and temptation that man might become and remain pure. Hope is present tense activity while looking to the future, the place wherein perfection experienced becomes the manifestation. These, who hope, point to a people who, through increased spiritual maturity while dwelling in the Holy place realm of hope; they mature to finally know a birthing into the Holy of Holies realm of perfection. Note from Rom. 8:24-25, For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.”


Therefore, those Holy Spirit baptized vessels who stand in the Holy place realm of the Feast of Pentecost; their experience becomes hope seen as they exercise in the experience. In this, where do these spirit-filled saints now place their hope? What are they yet waiting for? They are to allow the Holy Spirit to complete the sanctifying process within the soul in becoming the first-fruits of the Spirit, then what comes next. Rom. 8:23, “Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”. “Redemption” is a release secured by the payment of a ransom, deliverance, a setting free from. The body knowing redemption points to a separation from the fleshly, carnal, fallen nature man to become a manifesting part of the resurrected Christ. This is an adoption, becoming a family member into God’s nature of incorruption and immortality. This speaks of becoming as He is for we now see Him as He is.


Hope then, while looking for fulfillment, looks unto God’s eternal purpose. In knowing that the final experience of the Holy place births the vessel into a separate realm of becoming, this becoming is the realm of fulfillment. Therefore, continual hope produces a certain attitude because of God’s love placed within. Rom. 5:5, Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts [souls] by the Holy Spirit who was given us.”


Hope is not a dream but is an expectation with confidence; it is the earnest expectation of the man in the redemption process. Herein, man rejoices in what he is in Christ until the soul knows completed sanctification unto a visible manifestation of the Christ from within. Herein dwells righteousness, an imputed righteousness that hope lays claim to until hope knows the experience unto a manifested righteous perfection. Here the law of God’s kingdom, which is His nature, begins to manifest that same nature, and fulfills the law of the kingdom that flesh cannot keep. Rom. 8:4, That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”


This groaning of the Holy place realm continues until hope completes its perfect work within us. Which is, God according to His purpose calls forth fulfillment. In knowing that the Day of Atonement has come, this day is demanding a release from all the fallen nature and a moving into the fullness of God’s purpose. God’s day of fullness is a hope for man’s completion which has come unto its time of fulfillment. The birthing of the completed man is come, the results of knowing that there is laid up for man a better hope, a permanent dwelling place in God’s Holy of Holies throne-room. Col. 1:5, Because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.” “Heaven” as used here means, “the abode of God and the resurrected saints.” With God dwelling in His temple, His throne-room, who is this temple or abode wherein He sits in His throne-room? 1 Cor. 3:16, Do you not know that you are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (Read Eph. 2:19-22).


Understanding reveals that the Holy place is that realm of hope for better things. It then points to another realm wherein there is laid up for man a better place. This better place, the heavens of God, the Holy of Holies which is the righteousness of Christ within man, those who are waiting for its birthing. This rebirthing is the act of responding man in the final sacrifice of self upon the altar of Incense as Christ moves man through the veil of his flesh. The moving altar of Incense, sprinkled with Jesus Christ blood from the outer court and mixed with the burning incense of praise and worship, is a dying to self and knowing a rebirthing unto Gods holiness as it flows from within. That is, the nature of God manifesting through Christ, head (Jesus Christ) and His body (which redeemed man are), then unto the entire world. This speaks of God’s kingdom rule established as the results of His presence seen and manifested through this new creation people. (Read Malachi 3:1-18). The Christ is coming to dwell fully in a people. In His coming in this people, they shall dwell in God’s throne-room authority and manifest His righteousness and glory. In God’s throne-room dwells the realm of perfect love to fulfill all hope unto the fullness of God’s purpose.


Hope, that which is the catalyst for fulfillment. Hope, that which becomes the anchor of the soul in entering God’s presence, His throne-room. Heb. 6:18-20, That by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Herein, man finds a place of refuge in receiving salvation from past sins which are forgiven at the brazen altar (cross) of the outer court. That is through Christ’ sacrifice. Not to abide there but to lay hold of the hope set before them, which is coming into the Holy Place Feast of Pentecost.


The Feast of Pentecost is but a place of transition, not intended to be a final resting place. This feast is God’s progressive place of the sanctification of the soul, from a fallen soul knowing death, to the promised resurrection into God’s throne-room authority. This is moving beyond the realm of hope into that realm of purpose, the fullness of Gods completion in His new creation man. This place of hope causes the eyes to look upon God’s Holy of Holies where we see Christ Jesus, the forerunner of the Melchizedek order of Priest. Christ is walking throughout the realm of man’s soul as His brightness destroys the corruption of darkness in the fallen soul. Herein man experiences a rebirth, a transition from the realm of hope into the fullness of purpose. This is God’s Holy of Holies, the man manifesting the likeness and image of God.


Remember, it is by God’s grace that we become a saved man, becoming God created man. Jesus has supplied the needed sacrifice and He finishes His work, the completing of the man according to His purpose. Who is the man that comes to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? Psalm 1:1-6, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law [nature] of the Lord, and in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish”.


In considering Jesus, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the fan in His hand, a need to see that moving into another order (realm) of God is important. A time has come when that which hinders will hinder no more. God is maturing a people from that realm of hope into the fullness of purpose. A purpose that is upon us because His word has a present-tense fulfillment within the soul. Matt. 3:12 shares this truth, His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire”. Note the fan in the hand of Jesus which He uses to purge his floor.


The fan is a tool used with the wind (Holy Spirit) to separate the wheat from the chaff. Being in His hand points to God’s true 5-fold ministers, given to purge or clean out His threshing floor. True anointed ministers of God are anointed to gather in the wheat as God’s fire (Holy Spirit) destroys the chaff. Note, the wheat, and the chaff do not simply represent the saint and the sinner. The chaff is what the wheat grows from. With the wheat representing the sanctified saint, the chaff must represent the old fallen man. Does not the new grow up out of the old with the old being ultimately destroyed by the fire of the Holy Spirit while the new man is matured and harvested?


Let us note that the ungodly old man only understands what the natural eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and feelings can advise. Nevertheless, God’s blessed man hears what the spirit is saying. This new man has eyes that are seeing, ears that are hearing, and the renewed mind knowing that the eternal invisible realm of the Spirit is appearing to become the visible kingdom of God in the earth (man’s own body first). While hope has sustained receiving man, God’s purpose is for the man to now know fullness. God’s harvest of wheat, His purpose from the beginning, is now becoming the visible expression of an invisible God. Arise and shine for the glory of the Lord has come.

Duane Stewart

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