The Mark of the Beast – Part 2

by | Sep 4, 2019

Let Us Make Man in Our Image…

The Bible opens with the account of God’s work of re-creating a world that has become subject to judgment, a world covered with darkness and made formless and void. A fall has already occurred as a third of the angels followed Satan in rebellion and they have been cast out of heaven down to the earth. Those who once stood in the presence of the One who is Light have been sealed up in darkness. Since they have rejected the Light, they have reaped the consequences of their choice. Even as Egypt once suffered the judgment of darkness, a darkness so deep that it could be felt, and no one dared move for the three days that it lasted, so too did the angels who abandoned their first estate know a time when darkness was their portion.

The day came, however, when God began to work to re-create the shattered earth which had fallen under the curse of darkness. In the span of six days God completely refashioned the Earth from a chaotic and formless void into something that He declared was “good.” What occurred on each day holds great spiritual truth that relates to the same process that man must go through in order to become a complete spiritual man fashioned after the image of God. On the sixth day we are told that God created man.

Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him…

It is the false understanding of many that Adam bore the image of God, and that prior to the fall in the Garden he was perfect. Many assume that Christ came to restore man to the condition Adam knew before his fall. The truth, however, is that Adam was not a perfected man. He had the potential to bear the image of God and to be fully fashioned according to God’s likeness, but Adam never attained to this. The apostle Paul gives us further insight into this.

I Corinthians 15:45-49
So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Adam was merely a living soul, but of God we are told that He is Spirit, and those who worship Him must do so in Spirit and in truth. The first man to ever bear the perfected image of God was not Adam, but Christ Yahshua. He declared this truth with the words:

John 14:9
“Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

The first Adam could not say “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” The patriarchs could not say “He who has seen me has seen the father.” None have been able to make this declaration other than Yahshua. Yahshua was the first man to fulfill the prophetic words of Genesis chapter 1, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” He was the first man of whom it could be truly stated that to see Him was to see the Father.

In Genesis then we see the beginning of God’s plan, the seed that is planted in the ground, but it is much longer before we see the seed come forth to produce that which God declared to be His intent. Yahshua refers to Himself as “the Son of Man.” More than any other title, this is what He declares of Himself. Though He was man, He was the first of a new order of man, for He was the first to have the Holy Spirit indwelling Him. To His disciples He declared:

John 14:16-17
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth…, you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.

Many men had known the abiding of the Spirit WITH them, and the disciples had even been able to heal the sick and cast out demons by the power of the Spirit who dwelt WITH them. But a much fuller relationship would be experienced on Pentecost when the Spirit would be IN them. In this passage in John’s gospel we see that there was to be a change in the way that man and the Spirit dwelt together.

Having established then that Yahshua the Messiah was the first Man to fulfill the words of Genesis chapter one regarding man, being the first to truly bear the image and likeness of God, we can understand that God planned from the beginning the ages and stages that man must go through to reach the place of entering into His desire for man. The six days of creation reveal much of the plan of God to bring us to the last day when Man (True Man – the second Adam) would be revealed.

As the book of Genesis opens we find that the earth has already fallen into ruin. It has experienced a judgment that has resulted in chaos and formlessness and darkness. So quickly does the transition come that many miss it.

Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. But the earth became formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep…

[For a fuller treatment of the correct rendering of the words of these two verses, and a deeper exposition of the judgment of the earth that is spoken of here, see the book “God’s Plan of the Ages.”]

The words had only just been penned that God created the heavens and the earth, when we read that the earth became formless and void. This description of the earth corresponds to the first Adam, for we already have read Paul’s words where he declared “The first Adam was of the earth, earthy,” showing that the first Adam is closely related to the earth. We also read in Genesis chapter one where God formed man of the dust of the earth. So the earth and its stages are a picture of man and his stages as God brings him to the place where he will fully bear the image of God.

Even as the words of Genesis 1:1-2 so quickly progress from the earth being created, to the earth becoming formless and void and covered in darkness, so too do we read of the creation of man, and almost immediately afterwards we read of the fall of man and the judgment that accrued to him. Even as the earth became formless and void, so man failed to attain the form of God and his life was made an empty wasteland. Even as the earth was sealed in darkness, so darkness descended upon man.

Ephesians 5:8
For you were formerly darkness…

Matthew 4:16
“The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned.”

The gospel of Matthew repeats the words of the prophet Isaiah. These words were not declaring that the land of Israel was any darker than any of the other nations. In the natural it has just as much light as any other land, and more than most since it lies close to the equator. What Isaiah and Matthew were referring to was the darkened condition of man that is the portion of all who are born of Adam. The darkness is a darkness of death as Matthew reveals. God spoke to Adam and told him that the day he ate of the forbidden tree he would surely die. It is a spiritual darkness that has been the lot of all men, for man was created to be a temple filled with the light of God’s Spirit, but until Messiah no such man had been seen.

What then must happen in order for God to bring the earth, and man, back into the fashion and form which He can declare is good? The first event is to remove the darkness, and this we see occurring to the earth in Genesis chapter one.

Genesis 1:3-5
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

If man is also to take on a form that God can declare is good, then he must also follow the same pattern. He must receive light, and the curse of darkness must be removed. A parallel is here seen between the Old and New Testaments, for the Old Testament speaks of light coming into the earth, while the New Testament speaks of light coming to man.

John 1:4-5
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 8:12
Then Yahshua again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” 

John 9:5
“While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 

John 12:36
“While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.”

Observe now a great tragedy of modern Christendom. Many are those who have become witnesses of the light. They were walking in darkness and they saw the light of Christ. Many are content to remain in this place and merely give testimony to the light they have witnessed in the person of the Son of God. Yet witnessing the light is not the whole purpose of God. God did not stop after day one of creation and then rest on the second day. He did declare that the light was good, and so it is good to recognize that the light of God was manifested in the life of Yahshua. However, if the saints are to progress onto the sixth day when man is formed in the image of God, they cannot camp out on day one. They cannot be content to merely see the light of day one and then wait until God takes them to heaven. They must have Christ formed in them.

This is perhaps the greatest manifestation of the apostasy of the hour we live in. The saints are preached a gospel that makes them professors of the light while failing to bring them to a place of transformation. They have light, but they are still formless and void, lacking a conformity to the image of Christ. Light is shining upon them, but it is merely exposing the ruin of their lives, and the saints call this ruin good. God did not call the state of the earth good on day one of creation. He merely called the light good. If you do not allow God to bring you past the place of seeing the light to a place where you too bear the image of the Heavenly, then you have fallen short of God’s desire and have failed to attain to the plan of God that you should bear His image and His likeness.

Of day two of the re-creation of the earth we read:

Genesis 1:6-8
Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

On day two we observe water covering everything. There is not yet any mention of dry land. Waters in Scripture are symbolic of death, and, after giving testimony of the light of Christ, man is to be baptized, which is to be fully immersed in water.

Acts 8:36-37
As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Yahshua Christ is the Son of God.”

Acts 22:16
“Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.”

On day two, not only do we see water being prevalent, but we also see separation being a key work of the day. In the same way man, after confessing faith in Christ Who is the light of the world, is to be baptized in water, and in doing so he is symbolically demonstrating that his sins have been separated from him, being washed away. Baptism speaks of joining with Christ in His death whereby our sins are atoned for, that we might also be joined with Him in His resurrection life. This resurrection life is the subject of day three of the creation.

Genesis 1:9-13
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Even as Christ was raised from the dead on the third day, so we see the dry land arising from the waters of death on the third day. This also symbolizes that man is not to remain in sin and death after confessing Christ, but he is to be resurrected as a new creation.

Romans 6:4-7
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.

What a great deceit is being spread by the enemy today to keep men and women in bondage to sin. Millions of professing believers are told that they are merely sinners saved by grace, and that nothing has fundamentally changed in their lives. They have no conception of their union with Christ, of their victory over sin and death. They continue in sin believing that this is both normal and expected, while counting on the blood of Christ to cover them and make them clean. They have failed to understand the words of the apostle John:

I John 5:18
We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Multitudes of saints make no attempt to buffet their bodies and keep them in subjection. They have received the lie that they have no power over sin. Some who were homosexuals continue in their homosexuality. Some who were liars continue to lie. Some who were fornicators continue to fornicate. Some who were thieves continue to steal. The apostle Paul wrote:

I Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Yahshua Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

On the second day of creation we see in type the baptism in water for the washing away of sins. We see separation occurring even as the saints are to leave off their sinning and present themselves as slaves to righteousness and obedience to God. On the third day we see the saints coming out of the waters of death and entering into resurrection life with Christ, a life that exists to do the will of the Father. We also see vegetation springing forth, and this speaks of the fruit that is to be produced in the lives of those who have come this far. This brings us to the fourth day.

Genesis 1:14-19
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;  and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

Having seen the light, having been cleansed from sin, being partakers of the resurrection life of Christ, the saints now shine forth as lights in the earth. Even as the stars in the heavens were given for signs, so too the children of God are given for signs and for wonders as the Scriptures do testify:

Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh has given me are for signs and wonders…

The saints shine forth as stars, having the light of Christ within them to be revealed to others.

Daniel 12:3
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Even as the glory of the Moon and the Sun and the stars vary from one another in their glory, so shall the glory which rests upon the saints vary in the day in which they receive their resurrected bodies.

I Corinthians 15:41-42
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead.

This fourth day then speaks of the saints as they reveal the life of Christ within them. As a city set upon a hill they are to give off light. As virgins with oil in their lanterns they are to give light. Even as the stars are used to navigate by, so the saints are to be signs by which the world can know the path of righteousness, and the way of truth.

There will be much grief on the day of judgment when many saints come before God having no oil in their lamps. The hour is already late for the saints to allow the light of Christ to be seen in their lives. The hour to earn reward is almost over, and many have given only the slightest concern to the matter. Like the wicked servant of Christ’s parable, they have taken that which they have received and buried it in the earth of their flesh to give it back to Christ when He should call for it. They have earned no interest on what was entrusted to them. They have not brought forth increase for the Kingdom of God. They have no fruit that will abide, and great will be their shame when they stand in God’s presence on that day.

The lights in the expanse of the heaven then speaks of the saints of God who are set as lights in the midst of darkness. The saints are to shine brightly out of the darkness. Yet it is a great indictment on the church today that few can tell the Christians apart from those who have not seen the light. Christians have allowed themselves to be conformed to a darkened world, and thus we see that the following words of Revelation are speaking of those who have been called of God, but who have failed to attain to the image of Christ.

Revelation 6:13
And the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.

The stars of the sky are the saints of God, and tragically there are many who are like unripe figs. They have failed to come to maturity, which Paul describes as “the fulness of the stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4). Since these failed to attain to the image of the heavenly, they will be cast back down to the earth, for they stubbornly retain the image of the earthy.
Of the fifth day of creation we read:

Genesis 1:20-23
Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

The activity of the fifth day is continued on the sixth when God creates the beasts of the field. On the fifth day that which is created is both below man, in the sea, and above man, in the air. These creatures are spoken of again on the sixth day, and this makes it suitable to look at these days together.

Genesis 1:24-28
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.  God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Twice on this sixth day we read the words that man was created to rule, or exercise dominion, over the fish, the birds and the cattle. God spoke directly to the man and woman and said “Fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” God’s admonition to man is to both subdue and rule over these things. This gives us a clue as to what these creatures represent.

All of these creatures of the fifth and sixth day are animals and they typify the beast nature that must be conquered and ruled over. All of these creatures were declared good by God, and they were to be subject to the divine order of God. The governmental order of ruling and subjection is given in Scripture, and is as follows:

God is the head of Christ, Christ is the head of man, man is the head of woman, and man and woman rule over the creatures (I Corinthians 11, Genesis 1).

This brings us to perhaps the most critical part of what is revealed in this opening account from Genesis. In order for man to attain to the image and likeness of God, man must both accept and enforce God’s governmental order. Man must take his place in the creation and rule as he was created to do. To fail in this is to fail in attaining to the image and likeness of God.

Why is this so? The entire creation bears the image of God as long as God’s governmental order is maintained. God is the originator of all things. He is the source of all life and the wellspring of all thought. He alone is to be the initiator of all activity among the creation, and all things must bow to His initiative. Thus we see Christ, the true Man after the image of God, declaring repeatedly, “I never do anything of my own initiative. I only do the will of the Father.”

Christ took God the Father as His head. He submitted perfectly to the will of the Father and only did the things the Father commanded Him to do. He was so perfect in this that He even declared that the words He spoke all originated in the Father, and He only spoke those things the Father commanded Him to speak. Because Christ was so fully submitted to the government of the Father, He became the perfect expression of the Father. To see Yahshua was to see God.

When the creation is also perfectly submitted to the government of God then the creation will be a perfect expression of God. We can yet see God in creation, but the image is marred and distorted due to the fall. Man was to take his place in the creation and to submit to his Head, which is Christ. Man was to receive his direction from Christ, and in turn he was to subdue and rule over the beasts of earth and sky and sea. Woman was given to man to be a helpmate in this ruling.

We know the story of the fall in the Garden of Eden, and how man and woman both failed to accept and maintain the government of God. God commanded both the man and woman to rule over the beasts, yet Eve allowed the beasts to rule over her. We are told that the serpent was the most subtle (cunning and wise) of all beasts of the field. The serpent deceived Eve and she submitted herself to the beast. God commanded Eve to subdue the beasts and rule over them, making them submit to her as she in turn was subject to God. Eve failed to do this, and rather than submitting to God and expressing His image, she submitted to the beast and began to express the beast nature.

Eve in turn urged her husband to eat of the fruit which God had forbidden them to eat. At this point Eve was manifesting the beast nature, for she had submitted to the beast rather than God. Paul tells us that we become slaves to the one whom we obey.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey…?

Thus, when Eve obeyed the beast she became a slave to the beast nature. Adam likewise had to choose whether he would subdue and rule over this beast nature, choosing obedience to God and honoring the divine government, or whether he would also bow down to the beast and come under its governance. Adam chose to bow down to the beast nature, and as he did so the potential to express the image of God within him was lost, and this is shown in his being barred from the pathway to the Tree of Life. Adam’s soul became darkened and overshadowed by the image of the beast. Adam, who was created to bear the image of God, became formless and void, lacking the image of God within him. He also came under the curse of darkness.

Had God made a miscalculation in His creation? Was His plan to “create man in Our image, after Our likeness” thwarted? No! God knew that the first Adam would fail, even as the first earth had been subjected to judgment. He had already planned that mankind should not be perfected apart from sending His only begotten Son into the earth to subdue and rule over the beast nature. This Christ did perfectly. He always maintained the government of God, always being perfect in obedience to the Father, never giving in to the suggestions of Satan, the temptations of the flesh, or the enticements of the world. In Christ man was seen as a perfect expression of God, and all the saints are called to bear this image of the Heavenly.

What is missing from the gospel today? There is an absence of this message of ruling over the beast nature. Mankind cannot attain to the desire of God to bear His image and likeness unless he first rules over all the beasts of earth and sky and sea, that is to say, man must subdue and rule over the spiritual antitypes which are depicted in the types of  nature. In the following chapters we will examine what the beast nature is more fully. Sadly, many saints have not discerned the need to rule over this lower nature. They have tried to make peace with the beast, to live harmoniously with it, when it must be subdued and ruled over.

There is an entire church portrayed as a harlot and as Babylon in Scripture, who has failed to rule over the beast, and it will be this beast that in the end will be her demise. The apostle John speaks of this in the book of Revelation.

Revelation 17:3-5, 16-17
So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.

The harlot church system today rides on the beast, but it has not tamed it. Rather it has made an unholy alliance with the lower nature and fails to exercise dominion over it. Because of this failure, God will cause the beast to make the harlot desolate and naked, to eat her flesh and burn her with fire. This is not a bad thing, for it is the flesh of a fallen church system that must be consumed, and her nakedness must be exposed in order for God to clothe her with robes of righteousness.

God will accomplish through Christ and His overcomers that which Adam and Eve failed to do in the Garden. He will cast down the beast and He will raise up a body of overcomers who will exercise dominion over the beast.

Revelation 15:2
And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God.

The first chapter of the first book of the Bible reveals God’s design for man to rule over the beasts, and the last book of the Bible reveals that there will be a company of overcomers who do so. God’s plan has not been thwarted. All goes according to Yahweh’s plan of the ages. Even as Adam and Eve took upon themselves the image of the beast by submitting to the serpent, so there will be those who are victorious over the beast and his image. These will bear the image of the heavenly. These will have the seal of God in their foreheads, while a multitude of others receive the mark of the beast.

It is a great folly that the church has so misunderstood that which is spoken of the beast, his image, and his number. Multitudes are focused upon avoiding some physical mark of the beast that will be stamped upon the hand or forehead, not realizing that the mark is already there. Mankind bears the image of the beast in their mind and in their actions. The number of the beast is the number of the flesh man, and all who bear the image of the first Adam, and who have not been conformed to the image of the last Adam, bear this mark.

It is a great deceit that the church should be focused on conspiracies of men and physical marks on the hand and forehead, but that she has neglected to preach the truth that a more important spiritual mark has already been given, and only by being united with Christ in His death in order to be joined with Him in the power of His resurrection, can man rise above the beast nature and bear the image of the heavenly. Many teachers of prophecy are telling the saints that they must refuse to receive some physical mark that will one day be given, while failing to admonish the saints to rule over the beast nature that assails them daily. They should teach the former without neglecting the latter.

In closing this chapter, let me recap what has been shared. The opening chapter of Genesis which details the creation of the earth, its judgment and its re-creation, is a type and foreshadowing of man. Man too fell and was judged. He became formless and covered in darkness, and he too needs the moving of the Spirit of God upon Him to refashion him after God’s image in order that God might declare man good. The six days of creation are a picture of the process man must go through in this restoration, and the goal is the seventh day, the Sabbath rest of God where all is in harmony with the Father.

The vast majority of the church has failed to progress through all six days to arrive at the seventh. Many have gotten no further than day one, and in this failure they have fallen short of the grace of God. It is not enough to see the light of day one which speaks of Christ. Christ is but the door, and there is a straight and narrow path to be followed all the way to day seven. Many saints have experienced the baptism of the second day, but have failed to discern the significance of this washing away of sin and separation from wickedness and death. They have been washed, but then many return to the mire of sin. Those who arrive at the third day will experience the resurrection life of Christ, and it is through this union with Christ that the child of God is able to walk as an overcomer in this world and to produce fruit in their lives that will abide to the glory of the Father.

This leads to the fourth day when the saints  are to be as lights set in the firmament of heaven. Many of these stars have been cast back to the earth as unripe figs, but there is a remnant who will shine with the glory of Christ. On the fifth and sixth days the beasts are created which mankind must rule over. If a man should exercise dominion over the beast nature he will then attain to God’s Sabbath rest. There will be rest in the land, which is man’s body, and the will of God will be completely fulfilled. Man will have attained to the image and likeness of God.

There is great grace available in this hour for man to attain to the will of God. Much of the church is unaware of the desire of God in this matter, and are not availing themselves of this grace. Many are content to dwell with beasts that are neither subject to them, nor ruled over. There is a vast multitude who have joined themselves to a harlot church which rides upon the beast, and the call of God’s Spirit in this hour is to “come out of her, My people.” Those in this church have no adherence to the governmental order of God. Men choose to obey the voice of their wives rather than God, and men and women together have chosen to listen to the voice of the beast, rather than heeding the Word of God.

Let those who have ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is speaking.


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