Programme: School of The Spirit
Date: Thursday, 13th April 2023
1. Those who can take the Kingdom are "little flock". The beginning phase of taking the Kingdom can only be done by little flock; this means there is more. The saints should migrate from taking the Kingdom to "possessing the Kingdom forever and ever". Those who can take and possess the Kingdom forever and ever are the saints of the Most High (Dan. 7:18). The giving of the Kingdom is for little flock, but they must also migrate into higher grades of building. The level of Kingdom one can take is according to one’s building or stature. Thus, one cannot take some dimension of the Kingdom without some level of stature.
2. “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.  Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.” (Heb. 13:12-13). The activity without the Camp is to take away the filth of the flesh. There is a sanctification without the Camp and when a soul goes through it, he becomes a saint in a measure – one that is still not at the measure of the saints of the Most High that can take and possess the Kingdom. The intention of God is to give Eternal Life to all flesh; this is why flesh is supposed to start/begin the process of sanctification. To give Eternal Life is to give the Kingdom forever and ever; this is the throne of God. God wants to give His throne to flesh.
3. Separation starts from without the Camp and into the courts. The journey of separation is a long journey (2 Cor. 6:17) that is designed to make/build saints who can journey to take the Kingdom. Anyone who does not journey cannot take the Kingdom. The goal of the milk of the word is righteousness; this is what separates a people from flesh. Eternal Life cannot be given to flesh; this is why a lot of work needs to be done on the flesh. The activities without the Camp are not for any soul to settle there. This means irrespective of the activities and demonstrations of the Spirit without the Camp, one must journey further.
4. The face of Jesus communicates the light of the knowledge of the glory of God (2 Cor. 4:4-6). The light is communicating the secrets, riches and treasures of Christ. These treasures are "power and wisdom" that are ordained for our glory. There is a power and wisdom ordained for our glory which are embedded in the doctrine of the Son of God. We cannot partake of the glory of God without the knowledge of the glory. The knowledge must first come to the soul with commandments that men can obey. As we obey the commandments, we are being prepared for glory.
5. “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” (1 John 2:6). Our walk with Him starts from without the Camp until we arrive with Him at the throne. The essence of the doctrine of Christ is to walk (Rom. 8:1). God wants to give flesh glory, which is the throne. The throne cannot be given to us if we do not walk. This means we cannot be changed from flesh to spirit if we do not walk (Gal. 5:16). To worship at the feet of our Lord is to walk the way He walked. To walk is to allow the Spirit to lead and subject us. We cannot walk without doctrine and the subjective leading of the Spirit; this means we cannot walk without the light of His knowledge.
6. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12). We must use the light that has been commended upon our hearts to walk (Isa. 2:5). The reason God is shining light upon our hearts is for us to walk. The essence of the light/doctrine of Christ and everlasting life is to walk. Each knowledge and doctrine needs a walk from us and as we walk, we become saints. We would not be saints if we do not walk by the light of the word. It is our response to the allocation of the word that makes us saints. There are many believers who are not yet saints in Christ because they have not obeyed the faith of Jesus. This means we become saints when we obey the light that is shining.
7. “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Heb. 2:11). The company being sanctified here is the company of Christ. Jesus wants to sanctify them in order to upgrade them to come into the Most Holy Place and thereby, receive everlasting life. The sanctification is done by speaking; this is how Jesus would declare the name of His Father and His praise to this company (Heb. 2:12). To sing His praise is to give them entrance into the Most Holy Place. When these brethren enter by praise, they would receive the speaking of the Father. The essence of praise is to reveal the incorruptible, undefiled and things that cannot fade away to them (1 Pet. 1:4); this is how Jesus reveals everlasting righteousness to them.
8. To be made incorruptible, undefiled and fade not away are the things that make Jesus up. This means to be like Him, we need to receive these things too. To have the nature of the Son and the Father, one has to be rooted in the Church. This means the only place one can have access to everlasting righteousness is the Church – the ground and pillar of truth (1 Tim. 3:15). The name of the Father cannot be gotten in places where things that pass away are taught. There is a ground that the Father can come into; this is a ground wherein brethren that are in the Sanctuary are standing (Christ).
9. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?” (Rom. 8:24). The essence of Christ is to deliver us from the hopes that are seen; that which the rulers of this world have exalted and projected. These are the things that Gentiles are looking for. The faith of the Son would sanctify us from this hope. Saints are known by their hope because it has been re-engineered. Our lives are operated by hope. What drives us is hope. Hopes are aspirations, desires, expectations and the future that we see and desire. The essence of the righteousness of faith is to cleanse us from these earthly hopes. These hopes are promises of this present life. The essence of the doctrine of Christ is to sanctify us from wrong hopes.
10. “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” (Luke 4:6). When Satan offered to give Jesus all power, he was giving Jesus promises and hopes to short circuit Him from the process of God so that He would lose the ultimate reward of God. The promises of Satan are low compared to the promises of God. A man might have been sanctified from the filth of the flesh and cleansed from the hope and promises of this life, but may still not be able to resist the height of temptation Jesus faced with the devil. As such, we need to keep upgrading our stature till we get to the peak of sanctification.
11. The process of sanctification is initiated when our eyes are opened to our brother’s needs. When our brother has a need and we have the means to address it but do not, we are unclean. Our love walk will determine what level of saints we will become. We would upgrade the level of saints we are by using the situations the Lord brings around us to love the brethren. If we love our brother and abound therein, we are being sanctified. We must become saints that can inherit the Kingdom by loving the brethren at every opportunity; this is how we are being made into vessels prepared for the Master’s use.
12. “But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” (1 John 3:17). To take the kingdom of Christ we must walk as Christ walked; we must not shut our bowels of compassion. If we cannot give ourselves for our brethren, we would not be given the Kingdom. After we have taken the kingdom of Christ, we must know that there is still a Kingdom (of God) to possess forever, and we need further sanctification to do it. We need to receive judgment to further sanctify us.
13. “For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.  For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.” (Philipp. 2:20-21). The essence of holiness is to serve others. One who has gotten to this level of holiness is a "saint in light" that is journeying to become the company of saints of the Most High who will take the Kingdom and possess it forever and ever. The extent to which we can overcome this world is dependent on the amount of the Kingdom we have come into; this shows our growth and how much we have measured up in the Kingdom. Satan sets temptations for us around our weaknesses; this is why we must be discerning and fight to have victory. The intention of God is to make us meek and to overcome the kingdom of this world. We must keep taking kingdoms until we enter into the Kingdom of God.