(Edited, as per usual any additions are in blue)
In those days came John
the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
The voice of one
crying in the wilderness
Then went out to him Jerusalem,
and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan. Matthew 3:1-5
The place of worship was in Jerusalem, yet all of Israel went out into the desert to
John the Baptist. There was a substance within
him that so attracted people that they were willing to go to
where he was. Many years ago, while at Pinecrest, which
is located in a very remote area, I determined to seek the abiding
presence of the Lord to rest upon Pinecrest. Years later,
I often heard people say that they came because of the open
heaven over Pinecrest. (These were able to sense, partake and bask in the Spiritual
substance not knowing what had gone into bringing Pinecrest
into that state before the Lord.)
It came to pass, that,
as the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He stood
by the Lake of Gennesaret, And saw
two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were gone
out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered
into one of the ships, which was Simons, and prayed him that
he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat
down and taught the people out of the ship. Luke 5:1-3
Jesus was standing on the shore, and He
stepped into a boat because the people were pressing upon
Him to hear. There were two boats, representing the
realm of the natural, and the realm of the Spirit. We
choose which one we will abide in, either in an earthly dominated
world, or in the place of seeking the presence of the Lord in
a heavenly atmosphere. To
experience the manifest presence of the Lord, there is a price
that must be paid. (Separation unto the Lord, waiting on the Lord, spending time
in prayer, reading the bible on our own, meditating upon His
word, being obedient to the words and commandments of Jesus
Christ, and an availing of ourselves to repentance deep repentance
as He calls out unto us things in our lives that are unlike
Coming into a place of great spiritual substance is no accident,
it is accomplished day by day moment by moment here a little
and there a little. It is like the wind it seems as nothing
and then one day you awake to a sense of its direction and power,
and begin to be able to partake of it.)
And seeing the multitudes (those pressing to hear), He went up into a mountain (the place of revelation
in the realm of the Spirit): and when He was set (a teaching atmosphere), His disciples came
to Him (our response to His presence): And He opened His mouth, and taught them (a release of Spirit). Matthew
He opened His mouth. This
tells us that this is far more than just speaking words.
A spiritual atmosphere had been created, and now there is a
release of Spirit. We can have profound truth, and yet
accomplish very little if that truth is spoken out of the intellect,
as we have only exercised our mind with intellectual truth.
The anointed word goes into our spirit.
Whenever we enter the presence of the
Lord, His presence is felt and there is an impartation into
our spirit. This results in a deep inner satisfaction
that cannot be described, but (Its substance) draws people (Around
those who have paid the price)
to seek (After)
this presence, (In the same manner as what occurred
with John the Baptist).
will travel long distances to sit in the Lords manifested presence.
We were created for this and cannot find a lasting satisfaction
in any other way.
In Romans 1:11, Paul
said, For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual
gift, to the end you may be established.
The important word in this verse is impart.
This is far more than simply teaching the word, it is
believing for the Spirit of impartation to be active
through the anointed word that is ministered. Paul is
saying, That I might be a channel to release (transmit) the
presence of the Lord into those who are pressing to hear.
It is sown a natural
body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written,
The first man Adam was made a living soul: the last Adam was
made a living (quickening) Spirit. I Corinthians
It is sown a natural body (I submit the totality
of my being unconditionally to the Lord) and as a result, it is raised a spiritual body (the ability to be anointed
This quickening (anointing)
speaks of impartation. That which relates to the Lord,
comes from the Tree of Life, and is life-giving. Adam
was made a living soul, which relates to the tree of knowledge,
and relates to our intellect.
(Coming unto Him, taking and His
yoke upon my life requires that)
I die to
my way, as I submit to His way. I give up my thoughts, (my will, and my desires) and allow the Lord to come and release Spirit and life within
and through me,
(by partaking of His thoughts,
His will and His desires.)
Due to Adams transgression, we begin
in the natural. If we are to move into a spiritual atmosphere,
it must be carefully cultivated. While I was at Pinecrest,
I was committed to cultivating this spiritual atmosphere; that
there would be an abiding spirit of impartation present.
I knew that we were in an isolated area and if the school was
to succeed, there would have to be something beyond natural
abilities or intellect that would attract people.
I always rejoiced when someone came and
said, We came because we felt an unusual presence of the
Lord here. This was because I had invested (Time)
in cultivating a spiritual atmosphere
that would produce this response.
My speech and my preaching
was not with the enticing
words of mans wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and
of power. I Corinthians
This demonstration of the Spirit
is my becoming a conduit, through which the Lord can
move to accomplish His purpose. It is not in the enticing
words of mans wisdom, but the demonstration, or outworking
of the personalized presence of the Lord in Spirit and power.
Some time ago, I spoke at a meeting with
about five hundred people in attendance. When I finished,
the meeting was dismissed, but no one moved. The majority
sat there for over an hour because they were receiving Spirit
and life the very substance of the life of God was being imparted
If I am anointed, I will say better all
that is to be spoken. But impartation is far
more than this. (It is)
and life is being released into the spirits of all those who
God has revealed them
to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea,
the deep things of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit
which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in
the words which mans wisdom teaches; but which the Holy Spirit
teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
I Corinthians 2:10-13
Comparing spiritual things with spiritual
can be more accurately translated teaching spiritual things
to the spiritually minded. This is the release through
impartation of the quickened word of the Lord.
Proverbs, Chapter 8, verses 17 and 21
give the key to becoming a mature Christian and having a successful
I love them that love
Me and those that seek
Me early shall find Me
that I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance.
I love them that love Me. This is a conditional love, a love in which
I express my love to the Lord, as being His Bride. (As)
The Lord (Tests
and examines our expression, probing the thoughts and intents
of our hearts, in time He)
respond and impart (Tastes and glimpses of His) Divine
favor upon my life experience (To
cause us to come after Him an to enter more fully into a deep
abiding relationship with Him, out which)
His life (His
will flow through my life into others.
(This is the definition of true
ministry, this is abiding in the vine.)
That I may cause
them to inherit substance. This substance is not money; rather, it is the substance of
the life of God, finding its expression through my life and
ministry. The Lord breathed into us the breath of lives.
We were made for Him. Therefore, there is no satisfaction
apart from our relationship to Him - His life flowing into my
life and being released through my life. (To others. This
action is uniquely expressed in the second great commandment
And thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself For without
entering into the deep abiding personal relationship with the
Lord of Hear O Israel thou shalt love the Lord your God with
all your heart, with all your soul and all your mind and all
your strength There can be no release, no satisfaction of
imparting of the life, the power, the anointing of Jesus Christ
The Lord God has given
me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak
a word in season to him that is weary: He wakens morning by
morning (this is how I receive
He wakens my ear to hear as the learned (awakening the inner capacity within me to hear
in the realm of the Spirit). Isaiah 50:4
As I wait in His presence, I am lifted
from the realm of the natural, up into the realm of the Spirit.
I am being lifted (wakened) from
my dependence on the intellect, (And
ones earthly natural talents)
and I am
coming into the place that I was created for where I receive
Spirit and life.
He awakens, morning by morning, my
ear to hear. This hearing will continue to increase
as I come into His presence, the first thing each morning.
Eventually I will come to the hundred fold where literally I
can say, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I the life which I now live in the flesh I live by
the faith of the Son of God (Galatians 2:20).
life is now giving expression to His life and I can say with
John the Baptist, I am the voice of another. My life
has become so yielded, that the Lord is able to express His
life through my life.