Eternal Glorious Fountain Ministry (EGFM)
Programme: Writing the Vision (November 2022)
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2022
“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ…” (Col. 2:2). One who has not learnt Christ cannot come into the mystery of the Father; only those who have become Christ are invited into the fellowship with the Father. Apostle John gave the invitation into the fellowship to those who are called.
Apostle John and his fellows had seen the Father and the Son; they heard things that opened the door to fellowship with the Father. It is impossible to have fellowship with the Father and the Son without hearing Their word which is the word of life that was from the beginning. It is this word of life that brings us into fellowship (1 John 1:1).
The word of life is the understanding of a Person – the Father. The word of life is a mystery; it is a seed which has been before the foundation of the world. However, there is a word which is much older than this word from the beginning; it existed before the world was. The beginning in 1 John 1 is not the beginning in Genesis; it is the beginning that God stepped into before creation. However, there is another word before the world was.
“Before the foundation of the world” differs from “before the world was”. If Christ had not been before the foundation of the world, there would not be anything called “earth”. Christ is the flesh and earth of God. God is the God of the heavens and the earth. Thus, heaven and earth are everlasting.
The Eternal Life that Jesus mentioned in John 3:15 is one heaven. But before one can have that heaven, such a person must have attained everlasting life – another heaven. Eternal Life and everlasting life are not the same. Jesus only used them that way (in John 3:15-16) to talk about the end of believing in the Son of God, which is Eternal Life. There are two levels of sonship in Jesus to attain Eternal Life: “the Only Begotten Son” and “the Son of the Father”. There are two heavens: the Father and God. To Jesus, heaven is much more than a place; it is a Person. It is this Person that we have been called to learn.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ…” (Eph. 1:3). The heavenly places in Christ Jesus are blessings. Heavenly places do not refer to the realm of angels, rather, they relate to the persons of God.
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3). A man cannot come into this fellowship without first being in fellowship with Christ. The fellowship here is a fellowship with two Beings — the Father and the Son. One cannot have fellowship with the Father without having fellowship with the Son. To come into the mystery of God, one must first meet with the Son. All that we have known so far as the mystery of the Father is actually the mystery of the Son, but a time will come when we will see the Father.
The revelation of the Father has been in operation, even before the New Testament. However, the forum of fellowship was rearranged because of our Lord Jesus. The Father could not birth people in the Old Testament even though He had the capacity to give birth. This is because it was not lawful for Him to do that in that season.
All along, original things were kept secret before the foundation of the world because God kept it in Himself. He then made a type of all things and gave it to angels and men that walked with him. However, the original “all things” was inside of Him.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Heb. 2:10). “All things” are inseparable from the Father; there is no way one can get all things without the Father. “All things” work for no one but the Father. God hid “all things” from angels because if they were to be revealed, there are certain things the angels would not do. If the original “all things” were revealed to angels, Satan would have carried out his plans in a more delicate way. As such, God hid “all things” in Himself; He was wise to keep “all things”.
The Father committed “all things” into the hands of His Son (John 3:35). It means “all things” can be held and used. “All things” are answerable to the Father and He gave the access to the Son. “All things” are the things which were from the beginning. Satan sinned from the beginning; it means that Satan’s sin was against the incorruptible seed. That was why he created a corruptible seed. What was in angels was neither corruptible nor incorruptible; their seed stands as a copy of all things. So in a measure, they also knew all things, yet Lucifer sinned.
“All things” are words or things of heaven. When Eternal Life comes, it will give everlasting life first. Everlasting life is "things before the foundation of the world" while Eternal Life is "things before the world was". Eternal Life and everlasting life are two things that are not the same but one leads to the other. “All things” work for “all things” eternal. If one profits with everlasting life, the way to Eternal Life will be shown to him.
“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3). The first person who had the breakthrough to the original “all things” was a man — Jesus Christ. He was a Son of Man living on the earth. God entrusted “all things” to a man and allowed Satan to tempt Him. There were oppositions and weights that were handed over to Him. God committed a weight of glory to Him which were demands of glory.
Satan had sworn that no man would ever respond to the demands of glory. The original “all things” are higher than the heavens. Satan was watching how a man would be able to carry the keeping of “all things” to term. After He became Christ, Jesus was given the first part of “all things” and He lived it well. God was so pleased that He gave Him that part as His portion. “All things” that Jesus became was now the door to the next level – the Father.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Num. 22:19). Balaam said that there are two dimensions in “all things”. There is a “man” and a “son of man”. It means God as a Father and God as a Son. A son of man is the manifestation of man while the Son of the Father is the manifestation of the Father. It is at this entrance point that the Father meets with people as a son.
A son is one who can translate things into manifestation. Adam was a man but he was a son of man. The meaning of “son of man” is the manifestation of Adam. Adam himself was a full package but he is unknown unless he manifests himself. The Father also has a manifestation which is a sonship right. When Jesus did that first work, the Father saw Himself embodied as a Son. However, Jesus was not finished, as God still wanted Him to father all things and be like Him as a Father. So Jesus started as a Son and also became a Father.
The first and great commandment is everlasting life; it is a commandment about our Lord God, which is the Father in the New Testament. “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12). This means that when a son sees another son, He will love the son the way the Son ought to love. In the New Testament, this person is relating to the revelation of fullness and not a copy of the law.
Those who hate God are those who love the world. As long as a man loves something else other than God, he is God’s enemy. It will take ten thousands of His saints to come to judgment. The thousands that He will show mercy are those who will learn everlasting life. God gives judgment to thousands. Those who stood on Zion are in thousands. Those who sit on the throne are also in thousands. Those to whom this mercy pertains are in thousands and there is a reason for thousands.
God needs thousands to overcome the dragon. That tells us that the strength of the dragon is in thousands. So all that the dragon is fighting for is that thousands should not receive the mercy that is due to them.
“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” (Daniel 7:10). ‘Thousand’ is a critical mass that can receive all the allocation of the face of the Almighty. They can take it and translate it into victory. This is why a single man on earth cannot pull Satan down.
“The Lord gave the word: Great was the company of those that published it.” (Psalm 68:11). A company is needed to publish salvation. Satan will desire to trim this company down to hundreds so that he can have an upper hand. This is why we need thousands in that company before there can be an execution of judgment upon him. For judgment to be executed, thousands must have received judgment. It is those who receive judgement that can execute it. So God is waiting for thousands to receive judgement.
In Matthew 22, the second commandment is like the first but it is lower than it. The first is called the great commandment. Jesus said the Father is greater than Him since He is the manifestation of the Father. If Jesus is not manifesting Himself to us as the Son of God, there is no way we would see the Father. He is the one who can convince the Father to come make an abode with man. If He is not showing up, it means that the Father is not yet validating you.
The two commandments are everlasting life, meaning they are both the everlasting Father. It means that there is an allocation that belongs to the Son. We should start with the Son because that is the doorway. Whosoever can do the first commandment can do the great one. Doing the first work will make us do the last work. Everlasting life has a dimension of the lower which we should start with, and the upper.
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.” (1 John 3:14). A lover of God is one who firstly loves his brother. We pass from death to life by doing the love or first commandment of the Son. A person can be doing the love of the Father and heaven will begin to show such the principles of loving God, so as to preserve the one currently being done.
“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” (Revelation 2:19) This church had done two works, as evidenced by their last work being more than the first. They were reproved of their first love and were told to do it very well else Satan would use it against them when they are not keeping the love of the brethren. This is beyond charity. There is a demand of love to your brethren which comes from the revelation of the Son of God, which typifies the stature of the Son of God. The Son of God did the first work and finished the last work.
All of these are a labour for us to have access into everlasting life. There is an everlasting love of the brethren which is higher than charity.
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) As we do well in the Father’s love, it will also help us love His children. There are certain things we will do for God because we love Him, like loving His children. Many marriages will not last if the husbands are not committed to God. Sometimes, there can be a misbehavior from the husband, but God will demand that the wife stays. After a while, she will generate affection towards the man.
There are women who have loved impossible men without having knowledge; all they have is the fear of God. If anything happens to the man, they would pray for him because of the fear they have. These are examples of the wife loving the husband because she loves God. At times, the woman would want to leave the house but God will instruct her to stay. By doing so, she is obeying God.
Jesus was patented with the first doctrine and the Father is a higher doctrine, but both of them are one life in light (John 10:30). All along, the Father has been looking for a darling and He found it in the Son. Therefore anybody who has the Son has the Father also. The Son is not just the Son, He is also the Father.
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth…” (1 John 1:6 ) God cannot lie but a man can lie. We have to do the truth. Truth is more than knowledge because truth is the way. If we say we have fellowship with God without engaging the way, we lie. A doer of the truth does the way. In fellowship, the way is checked. One has to hear, see, behold or look upon, then handle (1 John 1:1). The hand is a doer. Both hearing and seeing are calls to fellowship. That is how we come into the light. We hear and then we see; seeing is entrance.
This is where we see the activities of fellowship, how the Father and the Son walk. As we see them walking, we ought to also do the work. They show us how to walk because they want to teach us how to. When God is walking, He is showing us the way. If we do not follow the steps of His feet, we would not engage the way. The purpose of this is to help us see the truth and do it. Immediately we take steps in walking, truth is given to us. So this is how one has more than knowledge.
One can have light and not have truth. A man can be in the light and yet walk in darkness. But when a man walks in the light, the blood of Jesus cleanses him from all sins (1 John 1:7). A meek person will accept that he is a sinner. A sinner in this pedigree is beyond one who does obvious offences like fornication; it is a person who is not doing what it takes to partake in fellowship. Such is not a truth doer.
“The meek will he guide in judgment: And the meek will he teach his way.” (Psalm 25:9). The sinners that God will teach His ways are not unbelievers. They are sinners in the light. They are susceptible to knowing the way and are willing. They are meek sinners. If a man does not do the truth and is not changing, and prefers to stand his ground despite light, such a man is not meek. In light, it is obvious to all that such a man is not walking in the truth. God will give room for change and He would be long in patience for repentance. He does not want anyone to perish.
Doing the truth is walking in the way (1 John 1:6). We must do the truth because it can change our lives. Sin is the promise of darkness. It is not just an offence, rather, it is a lifestyle that offends. The sin in 1 John 1 is an end result or a wage. It is not the sin that brings death. This is actually death itself. King of righteousness is not just the king of those who do righteousness. Rather, a king of righteousness is a king of life.
“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8-10) This is referring to the sanctuary brethren. When truth is in a man, it will teach him how to relinquish sin. Truth plants hate in a man to help him change his confession that sin is not his life. This is what it means to renounce hidden things of dishonesty.
Without confession, God will not remit sins from us. Forgiveness comes from the release of the blood of Jesus Christ. Forgiveness is an offering for sin. The high priest gives light (gifts) and sacrifices (blood), and they are both for sins. Light is not enough; this is why one has to move to the realm of blood where one disengages from the life of sin and absorbs the life of righteousness. Blood is released under light. However, blood will not be effective towards us when we still love darkness.
In Christ, water is what gets this job done. In the area of Christ, we see Christ Jesus, the Lord and the Holy Ghost who does the communion. The Father is not present. Jesus releases water and the Holy Ghost uses the water to cleanse us. This is how we learn how to deny the lives called worldliness and ungodliness. Then we agree to live a life that is sober, righteous, and godly. These are not just characters, they are names of life. In the season of blood, we climb higher into fellowship with the Father. It is in the mystery of the Father that we acquire everlasting life. It is here that the sins of the heavens will be dealt with. These are the things of the beginning that are in Satan.
A man can be corrupt but not corruptible. A corruptible man cannot be gotten back, while the corrupt can still be cleansed. The seed of the corruptible is the mother ship that every other ship hangs on. It came from a place and was planted in man. It was created by one strange heavenly man. So the seed’s gene is more than that of a natural man. We do not have the wisdom to remove it. That is why we need a special light for it.
Immediately this light shines in our hearts, the seed stops working because it will be detected. This light is the light of the Father and the Son. Then one will be empowered to reject and confess it. When we detect our sins, we must denounce or confess them. We should admit our sins so that we can be free. This freedom is called perfect liberty.
When one has light and makes a decision towards truth, God will make such a person stronger through the blood of the Son. Blood is the grace of life. We should wait for the grace that should be ministered at the appearance of our Lord Jesus. This grace of life makes us live above the offerings of sin. This is why light is coming from our Lord Jesus Christ. When blood gets into the soul, intercession begins. The person we are fighting is a monster. Some say they have repented of a sin, then it starts again and intensifies. This is why God brings a greater grace to live by.
We must know that we can have the will to continue in sin. One can willfully continue in sin despite all warnings, mercies, and intercession. The will of a man can break the intercession of the High Priest. If anyone here has a strong will, now is the time to break it! It is not God that will break it; we must break it ourselves and rend our hearts. We should respond to breaking. If that cord is not broken, that habit will return.
Whosoever is strong-willed should be afraid of iniquity. The will of Nimrod was strong. Some of us come from certain places where our will is strong. There are special evil spirits that train the will of men. When a man plays with stubbornness too much, he will be bewitched.
This season is a call to the covenant. God wants to give everlasting life to us all, but we must respond to God. Having a strong will is stupidity; it shows how foolish a man is. Satan has a strong will and can train men to be strong-willed. When strong will is noticed in a child, it should be broken early. Strong will is a bad disease but many of us are not yet helpless. If we can respond quickly to God’s dealing over our lives to break our will, we will save a lot. We should be soft. We should have the heart of flesh so that God can write His covenant on us.
1. (John 3:15-16). The Eternal Life that Jesus mentioned here is one heaven. But before one can have that heaven called Eternal Life, one must have attained everlasting life – another heaven. Eternal Life and everlasting life are not the same. Jesus only used them that way to talk about the end of believing in the Son of God, which is Eternal Life. There are two levels of sonship in Jesus to attain Eternal Life: “the Only Begotten Son” and “the Son of the Father”.
2. (1 John 1:3). A man cannot come into the fellowship of the Father and the Son without first being in fellowship with Christ. And one cannot have fellowship with the Father without having fellowship with the Son. To come into the mystery of God, one must first meet with the Son. All that we have known so far as the mystery of the Father is actually the mystery of the Son, but a time will come when we will see the Father through the Son.
3. Forgiveness of sins comes from the release of the blood of Jesus Christ. Forgiveness is an offering for sin. The High Priest gives light (gifts) and sacrifices (blood), and they are both for sins. Light is not enough; this is why one has to move to the realm of blood where one disengages from the life of sin and absorbs the life of righteousness. Blood is released under light. However, blood will not be effective towards us when we still love darkness.
4. When one has light and makes a decision towards truth, God will make such a person stronger through the blood of the Son. Blood is the grace of life. We should wait for the grace that should be ministered at the appearance of our Lord Jesus. This grace of life makes us live above the offerings of sin. This is why light is coming from our Lord Jesus Christ. When blood gets into the soul, intercession begins.
5. One can willfully continue in sin despite all warnings, mercies, and intercession. The will of a man can break the intercession of the High Priest. If anyone has a strong will, now is the time to break it! It is not God that will break it; we must break it ourselves and rend our hearts. We should find grace to respond to the breakings of the Lord this season.