The Light Within Us

What people call the sixth sense really should not be called “sixth” but should be referred to as the “first” sense. This is the Light that came into being when Yahweh said, “Let there be light,” in Genesis 1:3. This is that connection, “the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world,” John 1:9.

Christ said Christians are the lights of the world (Matt. 5:14). We are lights living in vessels of clay. We must develop in the Spirit of Righteousness so we might shine in dark places.

This light of truth, of knowing, is not dependent upon the five senses (flesh’s knowledge). This first sense is our intellect, our intelligence which bypasses our five senses. The five senses are for the benefit of the natural body, but they are of no value to our spirit. The five senses are so strong within us that we forget, or we don’t realize that we are not to let them be our guides. They are for our physical protection and enjoyment, but they are not our spiritual guides.

I am spirit living in a physical, mortal body that will die if it is not made alive by the Spirit of Yahweh (1 Cor. 15:53). I (my spirit intelligence) must grow in force and in truth, before my body can be a manifestation of the Father. To grow in spirit and in truth I must be familiar with “spirit.” Spirit is character, strength of mind, force, will, courage, and energy.

There is a way that seems right unto man, but the way thereof is death (Prov. 14:12). Man’s distraction is caused by the five senses, because we are entertained through our five senses. This entertainment does not waken or exercise our spiritual intellect. When we try to be righteous by using the five senses as our guide, we fail to feed or exercise our spirits. Our spirits can only be fed by spirit for “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth,” John 4:24.

Sacrifice means to give up, forgo, surrender; it is to slaughter the fleshly nature. Our fleshly (beastly) nature is sacrificed when righteousness overpowers and comes above it.

The five senses have no way of directing us toward crucifying our lower nature. They have no judgment of righteousness or evil. They are prejudiced and unpredictable, depending upon our circumstances, upbringing, and genetics that were handed down to us from our parents.

I can see the words of Christ in writings but unless my spiritual intellect is awakened I will not see him or understand his words. The Bible and other anointed writings are only history or confusing without the spiritual development of my intellect.

In the natural, my taste buds drive me to overeat, creating havoc for my body. So I must take control and not allow my sense of taste to overpower good judgment. The way to take control is to develop my spiritual intellect, in time it will automatically replace the influence of my five senses. It will not do away with my five senses but will guide them to serve my body by the control of the Holy Spirit. This is why Christ said, “Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” Matt. 6:33.

The spirit of Yahweh cannot be understood by the carnal mind. I must partake of truth, thereby, making it one with me as it nourishes and strengthens my spirit, soul, and body.

Even a physically deaf person can hear the voice of the Father. But many who have hearing cannot hear the voice of their Creator. They have not exercised their God-given right to hear Spirit.

The creative words of Life have the same syllables and sounds as the words spoken through carnality. The words coming out of the fleshly nature are lifeless and unproductive. But the words of Life that come from the Light have an energy force that travels as the wind and can be picked up like sound waves. The energy force of the Word of Life will not return void; it will create righteousness, and it will produce life.

Christ, the Word made manifest in flesh, came in flesh and allowed his flesh to be crucified as a symbol of our animal nature. This did away with the physical practice of animal sacrifices and began the spiritual exercise of the Word being made one with us; bringing us into the image of the Father.

Christ said, “Taste of me.” In the natural, I cannot taste of him. He gave an example at the last Passover when he established Communion. He said the unleavened bread was his body. Unless this is taken and understood and seen by our spiritual intellect, we will not be strengthened by the act.

Only the sacrifice of our fleshly nature is accepted as an offering unto Yahweh. The sacrificial lamb was sacrificed as a symbol of our fleshly nature. But the blood, that which supplied the life of the animal, was saved and used to save the firstborn.

We are told to symbolically drink the blood (the life) of Christ in the form of wine. He wants us to understand that his Life-force, his blood, is that which will supply nourishment into our spirit, our intellect.

When the creation story is understood by the carnal mind, it concludes that Yahweh killed the first animal to cover Adam and Eve because of their sin against him. Common sense tells us that the animal took the punishment. Through carnal reasoning, there is no sense to the creation story, where knowledge comes from a “tree”. But when one understands it by the spiritual intellect, he will see a different story than the carnal man sees, and his understanding will make sense and will not insult our Creator who is all Knowledge and Wisdom.

Mankind is drawn away from spiritual enlightenment by their five senses. The Heavenly Father draws mankind’s attention through their spiritual intellect. This part of us must be awakened and developed. We must learn to hear the Spirit, see the Spirit, touch the Spirit, and speak by the Spirit of Yahweh. This exercise is done without the use of our five senses.

We must create an awareness of who and what we are to our children so they will realize their potential, power, and position as children of the Most High God. They should be able to communicate with Him and reap the benefits.  If they seek to know the Holy Spirit by their five senses, they will waste precious time. Their spiritual intellect needs to be awakened before they can fulfill all righteousness

“Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” is a scripture that I draw strength from often. The spirit of Yahweh that is in us is much greater than the power of the physical body and mind. When we reach into the spirit realm we reach into Life.

First Corinthians 2:9-11 tells us that our natural eyes have not seen, nor our ears heard, and neither has it entered into the heart [thoughts and feelings] of mankind the things which Yahweh has prepared for them that love him. But Yahweh has revealed them unto our intellect by his Spirit: for our spirits searches for truth, especially the deep things of Yahweh. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? So then, no man can see the things of Yahweh, but the Spirit of Yahweh which dwells in us knows the things of Yahweh.

Paul went on to say, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of Yahweh; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of Yahweh. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

“But the natural man, with his five senses, cannot translate the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judges all things by his intellect that is of the Father, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the thoughts and feelings of Yahweh, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind (intellect) of Christ.”

Though we were created with the seed of Light, we will not shine as truth unless we bring forth the fruit of truth.  We must mature that part of us that is in the image of our Father.

As a child in the Pentecostal movement, I was taught to be quiet before the Lord and to tune my spiritual ears to hear his soft voice. I was taught to listen with my spirit and not my five senses. I was taught that reverence and sincerity were vital to my opportunity to hear or feel the Holy Spirit. I was taught to expect the Spirit to make contact with my inner spirit, my spiritual intellect.  Sometimes it helps develop our awareness of Spirit if we keep a record of events that have happened beyond our five senses.

I will share some examples of the ways my spiritual intellect has worked for me down through the years;  Often I tell myself when I want to wake up and then I wake up within fifteen minutes of that time. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, I get a strong urge to go home while doing volunteer work at the church. When I get home, I find someone is there waiting for me or within minutes someone comes.

One dark night, while driving home from my daughter’s home, I noticed a piece of trash on the side of the road, which really wasn’t unusual; but instantly I knew in my mind that I should slow down and that there was going to be something in the road. After going about a half mile, I began to cross a narrow bridge and suddenly saw a large black trash sack, full as it could be, in the middle of my lane. With the supernatural warning that I should drive with caution, I didn’t hit the sack or the bridge.

One more example of the many experiences that I would like to share is the time I was decorating a cake in my home for a friend. I had only one coupler ring to switch back and forth between four icing bags. Early into the job I lost the coupler ring that joined the icing bag to the coupler, leaving me with no way to finish decorating the cake. In my desperation, I lay across my bed, took a deep breath, and asked the Lord to help me find the ring. I tried to make myself relax and get my mind off my problem. Within five minutes, I opened my eyes, and there in front of my face was a picture of a white cloth on my counter. On the cloth was the white ring. I sprung up from my bed and went into my kitchen. There was the scene just as I had seen it.

I know that the Holy Spirit helped me in all these cases, but he had to communicate with me through my spiritual intellect. My five senses were not able to help me in any of these cases.  Knowing myself as I do, I probably would have found the ring in the washer. I would have swerved to miss the trash sack and hit the side of the bridge. And I would have missed many opportunities for quality communication with my friends and family.

To not recognize our true identity as offspring of the Creator, we prevent ourselves from being “son-placed” for lack of maturity.

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus [Savior], that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect (fully mature) in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Yasha Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever,” Heb. 13:20-21.

One needs to understand;
•intuition = instinct, insight, sixth sense; intuition is given by the Holy Spirit.
•intellect = mind, brain power, intelligence, understanding; intellect is developed by the spoken word, by sight, sound, and touch.
•conscience = sense of right and wrong, scruples, principles, ethics; conscience came through to by the life and death of the Savior.
•sub conscience = associated with the conscience, secondary, subordinate or inferior to the conscience.

Yahweh is the supplier, but there has to be a demand for that which he supplies. We must recognize that the supply is there and take action to obtain that supply, for faith without actions is dead. But remember, we cannot put new wine (new life) in old bottles. There must be a conversion. The mind, heart, and spirit of man must come to a place of repentance.

Yahweh “is” spirit. Spirit is courage, character, will, force, strength, strength of mind, life, and intelligence conceived and is very involved in physical embodiment.

Yahweh is the creative energy which is the cause of all visible things. Yahweh is wisdom, or intelligence. All the wisdom and intelligence which we see in the universe is Yahweh-projected through a visible form.

Yahweh in us is like drops of water in the ocean. One drop of water taken from the ocean is just as perfect ocean water as the whole great body. Each drop differs only in quantity or degree. Each contains the whole; and yet no one would make the mistake of supposing that any one drop is the entire ocean.
As each individual becomes a manifestation of Yahweh that manifestation contains the whole, but not in His entirety. We each manifest Yahweh in a different quantity or degree. We are projections, or offspring, of Yahweh, in whom “we live, and move, and have our being” continually. He is our Father and we are all brethren, because all are manifestations of one and the same Spirit.

“And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal,” 1 Cor. 12:6-7. ”

And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” 1 Cor. 15:28.

Christ said for us to not call any man upon the earth “father,” for there is only one Father which is in heaven. As soon as we recognize our true relationship to all men, we will slip out of our narrow, personal loves, our “me and mine,” into the universal love which takes in all the world, joyfully exclaiming: “Who is my mother? Who are my brethren? Behold, these are my mother and my brethren!”

Humans are threefold being. We are made up of spirit, soul, and body. Spirit, our innermost, real being, the absolute part of us, the I of us which came from the Father. Soul is the part that makes us a double minded man. It is the mortal man – that which Paul calls “carnal mind,” which will be swallowed up by truth. Body, is the temple in which we live, which is programmed to survive by using the five senses. The body is in a condition of death and is in need of life. The life of the body is dependent upon the Spirit. When Spirit is in full control of the whole body, the body is quickened, made alive, by the Spirit that dwells in it.

“And if Christ [anointed Word] be in [instrumentality] you, the body [as a whole] is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him [Yahweh] that raised up Jesus [Savior] from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken [make alive] your mortal [earthly] bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live,” Romans 8:10-13.

Even though Yahweh is omnipresent, the above scriptures reveal to us that the Guide, Comforter, and Teacher take us to a place in Yahweh in which we cannot obtain without help and are not dwelling in if we are not aware of who we are and where we are to dwell. So there is evil, and there is a spiritual place absent of life.

A new born is just as much the offspring of the parents as the adult child. But the new born is not an adult and cannot identify with or fellowship adulthood. The parent (guide, comforter, and teacher) must bring that child into adulthood. The Heavenly Father being omnipresent does not alter or disannul the condition of an unbeliever (one in ignorance). The unbeliever, or the new born, can repeat the words, I am an adult, a thousand times and it will not make him an adult.

The unbeliever lacks maturity and the result of his condition produces ill effects. We may call these ill effects evil, devil, or sin, but we cannot connect them with Yahweh (Light, Life, Truth).

We cannot deny the reality and power (force) of evil (sin, devil). When we suffer the effect of our lack of maturity it is very real and has the ability to create havoc in our lives. Evil, sin, or the devil is a force created by ignorance. Good (righteousness, maturity) is a force created by Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom, Love. The tree of knowledge (five senses) produces fruit; the fruit is all that we feel and act–lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.
The tree of Life (Yahweh) produces fruit; the fruit is all that we feel and act–love, peace, gentleness, kindness, etc.

Think of the forces of two magnets. Put the two where they are drawn together and then turn one around. Now the one that is turned around is the one who is called lost, and the one left is Yahweh, the Father of the one that is turned around. The one who is lost does not know where he is because he has his back to the Father. But the Father is very aware where he is. So the Word (Anointed Word) draws his attention and turns him around. Now he feels the energy of the Father drawing him and unless he turns around he will by cause and effect be drawn to the Father and made one with him.

The energy force is within the turned magnet, but is opposite the force in which to unite with. If we (spirit) are listening to the mortal mind which is fed by the five senses, then we are hearing from the carnal realm with which there is no lasting life, no energy force. But if we tune our spiritual ears to the voice of the Anointed Word, it will bring us to the place that we will adhere to the Father– we will join to Life, and become one with Life.

Inspirational writings stimulate the spirit (us) to hear the voice of Yahweh. This is how we stir our spirit, and how we till up our fallow ground that it might be ready for a seed of truth.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, ‘let him deny’ himself, and take up his cross, and follow me,”  Matthew 16:24. To paraphrase this, Christ said if any desires to be like him they would have to disown, abstain, refuse to acknowledge self.  Self is the part of us that is involved with the temple (body) and the gratification of the five senses. The mortal self is always seeking its own gratification at the expense, if need be, of someone else. It is the negative part of us that makes us the double minded man that is unstable in all his ways. It is a fact that certain wrong or false beliefs held by us are really the cause of all sorts of trouble–physical, moral, and financial.

One way of getting rid of troublesome conditions, which are all the result of believing the lies told us by the carnal mind (the senses) is to deny it control. If we refuse to let the five senses influence us, we would be more apt to listen for the voice of the Father and act upon it.