Words By: Gary SiglerCalvary Is All-Inclusive
There is no way really that you’ll come to an understanding what I’ve shared with you without seeing the magnitude of Calvary’s victory. If you do not understand that Calvary paid the price for every act of disobedience, you cannot love unconditionally. You cannot love yourself unconditionally and you cannot love anyone else until you understand that God loves that way. You will portray whatever you believe God to be.
God is big enough. Calvary’s price covered all of mankind, and when you really understand and have that revealed to you, you will enter into the heart of God and then you’ll be able to have the same unconditional love for everyone that He has. If you don’t see the extent of Calvary’s victory, you won’t have that kind of love. You will no doubt hear a lot of things contrary to what I have written, but I believe that there is a solid enough foundation laid here that even though it may get covered up, the seed will be sure to grow. It is done. Other people will come in and they will have a limited scope and a limited forgiveness and you’ll be able to pick it up right away. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t listen to them, just realize that they don’t understand, and it’s okay. Only God can unveil and reveal His heart to humanity. He will, but not everyone can see it yet, it’s just not time. I know that this is one of the reasons God is revealing this me.
Jesus said a wonderful thing to His disciples: He said that it has been given to them to understand the mysteries of the kingdom. God has a people on the earth today who are prepared and who will understand what His ministers speak. They have already been prepared and they have ears to hear and understand. That’s why the word today is being released across the world, because you have been prepared to hear it. Your mind may tilt and you may try to run this through your mind for a long time, but its okay. When we understand that this whole thing is God’s responsibility and it’s His workmanship, and that He is the author and He is the finisher, we begin to put all of this stuff together and we understand that the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord. You begin to see this whole picture. When you begin to see the scope of this thing and the intricacies of the details that He works out, it’s awesome. Everything is in God’s hand.
A quote from the anointed pen of J. Preston Eby in his December 1996 Kingdom Bible Studies. He writes: It seems wonderfully significant to me that in the closing pages of the book of Revelation, when the Spirit of God reveals the final and ultimate revelation of God to creation through the glorious city of God, the very last message proclaimed is this. "And the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him that hears say, come. And let him that is thirsty say, come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Remember before these words were spoken there was a great white throne judgment. Multitudes were cast into the lake of fire. Our God is a consuming fire. The fire of God is God’s glory. Only the Holy Spirit can make this real to us, but a person under deep conviction is tormented. Tormented with what? He is tormented with the fire of God’s Holy presence, the fire of His penetrating, burning word. He has no peace or rest day or night. His conscience troubles him continually. When you and I were under deep conviction for our sins and past life, we were tormented by the Holy Spirit, the presence of God. And we had no rest day or night. I have seen men literally run out of meetings to escape the convicting presence of God. When we were finally broken by the Holy Spirit’s dealing and repented and came to Jesus for mercy, we cried and shed many bitter tears of remorse and regret. The smoke of their torment rises day and night. The fiery dealings of God are upon the proud, the rebellious, the blasphemers. Is judgment the last word? Is the lake of fire the concluding word? Is the torment of the damned the final word? No! Is there no escape? "Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely!" That, my beloved, is the last message. That is the final word. And for how long shall this cry continue? For as long as the torment lasts. "And they shall be tormented day and night unto the ages of the ages." "And the nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there." Those gates shall always be open. The day of grace never ends! Should grace end it would mean the destruction of God himself, for he is all goodness. God’s goodness and grace and glory shall follow…and flow until the last poor hungry and thirsty soul has marched out of the lake of fire and come through the portals of the city to partake of the GREATEST GLORY OF GOD—HIS GOODNESS, HIS CHRIST, HIMSELF. End quote
The Power of the Gospel
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Rom. 1:16).
Isn’t it amazing that we live in America and people have not heard the gospel of Jesus Christ? The Apostle Paul says that the gospel of Christ is the power of God. So if you haven’t really heard the gospel and you don’t understand the gospel, that is the reason that you don’t have the power to live a godly life. The word "salvation" means a complete redemption from the Fall, which is basically poverty, sickness and death. The power of the gospel when heard with your spiritual ears will begin to deliver you in all areas of your life. You may have heard or read what J. Preston Eby declared in July (1998) at a meeting in Alamogordo, NM. He said, "The work is finished." We are now waiting for the unveiling of Christ within us. The Apostle Paul said many years ago that "In him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power"(Christ) (Col. 2:9-10). Once we have the revelation that Christ in us is complete, we then we grow in our awareness of Him. It is not that we have to do something to make Christ complete, but that we know that in Christ we are complete, and able to do all things that God would have us to do. It is a matter of shifting our attention and focus away from Adam (the carnal nature) to Christ.
You may love God with all your heart. You may spend time reading ten chapters of the Bible a day. You might spend an hour praying every day. Maybe you’ve experienced the baptism in the Holy Ghost and speaking with tongues, and spend hours every day speaking in tongues. But yet, for some reason you just don’t have the power to live the life that you know you should be living. If that’s the case, you haven’t heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We live in America, where there’s a church building on almost every corner. There used to be a gas station on every corner, now there are places where Christians meet on almost every corner, and in all varieties. No matter what flavor, no matter what doctrines you like, there is a place out there where you will fit. And you may be in agreement with the pastor or the elders or the people that teach, but you still won’t have the power to live the life, because you really don’t know by experience that Christ is in you. You are perfectly convinced that you cannot possibly live as a manifestation of God on the earth, because of the experience of failure you have had at trying it. You must turn away from your failures of the past and realize that Christ in you is complete, and He certainly knows how to manifest Himself through you. Paul said the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. We’ve missed something. We’ve all heard a partial gospel. We’ve heard a gospel that has caused many of us to go to an altar, and many of us to say the words, and in many cases we have experienced something that we call regeneration. We’re born again, but because we haven’t heard the full gospel, we don’t have the power to live the life.
Our Substance Is Spirit
"The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, says the LORD, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and formed the spirit of man within him" (Zech. 12:1).
The people of God definitely need to have an understanding of this verse. The land that God is really interested in is not a parcel of dirt in Israel? That was only the type. The real land of inheritance is you and me. We are the good land. "The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof" (Ps. 24:1) You were created from the very dust of the ground. The Scriptures use that in typology to show you that you are the land that God wants to inherit. He wants to infiltrate you. He wants to possess you completely.