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Where Are The Nine?


July 2015



“And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when He saw them, He said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?,” Luke 17:11-17.

We see in the above verses that these 10 men had leprosy. Leprosy is a medical term that means: a serious disease that causes painful rough areas on the skin that badly damages nerves and flesh. In the Spirit, we know that leprosy is a harmful disease to our soul and spirit.

Many of God's people are in a state of DIS - EASE.

In the Old Testament, when someone had leprosy, the Priest would look on him, and pronounce him unclean. When someone had leprosy, they were always separated and shut up for seven days. They would be all alone, waiting for the seventh day, when the Priest would look on him and pronounce him clean or unclean.

We are about to enter into that 7th day, and our Priest, Christ Jesus, will look on us and pronounce us as clean or unclean.

These ten men were unclean, and there uncleanness kept them afar off from the Lord. The saying goes, when the lord seems far away, guess who moved? We become like Adam and Eve and try to hide ourselves in the trees.

“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself,” Genesis 3:8-10.

Adam and Eve became naked in their sin. They no longer had a Robe of Righteousness as there covering. When they heard the Lord's voice they hid themselves. They also stood afar off, the same as the men with the leprosy.

“And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die,” Exodus 20:18-19.

The children of Israel heard the voice of their God, but like Adam and Eve, they wanted to hide from God. They also stood afar off.

The children of Israel even asked Moses to speak to them and they would hear, but let not God speak with them, for they were afraid that they would die. Many of God's people are still asking for men to speak to them instead of God. Having a personal relationship with the Father will bring death to the old man (flesh), but life to the inner man (spirit). Praise God! We need to pick up the cross daily and die to our self. The old man nature has to die. The only way to get close to the Father is to hear His voice and die to self.

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was,” Exodus 20:20-21.

The people stood afar off, and Moses drew near. Moses had a close relationship with the Father. Moses had dealt with his sin nature and wanted to be close to the Father. The outward man must die, but when this fleshly man dies, then the inward man, the Spiritual man becomes alive:

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day,” II Corinthians 4:16.

To live in Christ, we must die to self, come into His presence, and hear His voice.

“And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us,” Luke 17:12-13.

These ten men wanted to be delivered from their uncleanness. They were ready to hear the voice of God, their Master. They asked Jesus for mercy to come upon them. They were tired of being afar off from their God. Praise God! Come close to your God and hear His voice. Be ready to die to self, ask Jesus, the Master to have mercy on you.

“And when He saw them, He said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it cam to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed,” Luke 17:14.

These ten men heard His voice, and in obedience did as He had commanded them. All ten men were cleansed. The meaning of the word cleansed means to make clean, to be free from defilement of sin and from faults, to purify from wickedness.

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,” Luke 17:15.

All ten lepers were cleansed. Nine of them thought that was all that they needed. They just needed to get saved, get baptized, and hang on. Only one out of the ten knew there was a going on to know the Lord.

“And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole,” Luke 17:19.

Jesus said unto him, thy faith hath made thee whole. He knew he needed to be complete, full, and entire.

“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment,” Hebrews 6:1-2.

Let us go on unto perfection. Don't be content with the first principles of the doctrine of Christ. Turn back, and with a loud voice – Glorify God.

“And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan,” Luke 17:15-16.

This cleansed man turned back, and fell on his face. He worshipped the high priest, Christ Jesus. The nine went unto the priests and were content to hear the voice of the man.

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: And cried with a loud voice saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb,” Revelation 7:9-10.

The multitude of God's people cried with a loud voice, saying: SALVATION, I'M SAVED. We need to pour out our heart before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and go on unto perfection. Don't be content with the first principles of the doctrine of Christ. Don't be content with the following after the other nine men. Turn back and with a loud voice glorify God.

“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?,” Luke 17:17.

But where are the nine? The number 9 in the Hebrew is “TET”, which means a place of decision.

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision,” Joel 3:14.

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. They are not sure that they want to walk in the valley of the shadow of death. They like this way of life and they don't want to let go.

Paul said in I Corinthians 15:31 “I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” We must die to our will every day.

“There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger,” Luke 17:18.

Only ONE returned and gave glory to God. The other nine were not thankful to God for their healing. The Lord gave them their request but only one gave glory to God.

“And He said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole,” Luke 17:19.

The Lord made the one that had returned to give Him glory, whole. There was a complete healing in the man's spirit, soul, and body.

Let us ARISE and go thy way, stand up, pursue the Journey. Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. We must leave the nine and go on unto perfection.

By Keith Huff kb1owv@yahoo.com

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SILENT THE NIGHT


Awake Adam! It is time to Silent the Night

Man has been lull (abied) to sleep into a false calmness with half-truths that say, “All is right”.

The roar of ease, peace, and safety rings through the sea-faring waves.

Sleep on! Sleep on!


True shepherds quake in Godly fear of this watered – down half – truth.

Saying, “When is God's glorious light of day going to again flow through our veins?”

Why is heaven so far off?


Shout forth the trumpet! All is not right. The night is far spent.


Christ Jesus in all His glory does not remain lulled to sleep in a manger.

Christ Jesus is not tender and mild.

Look up! Behold with clearity!


His face will be as the appearance of lightning.

His eyes will be burning lamps of fire


Hear ye, His mighty, thunderous voice.

Out of heaven shall He thunder upon the adversaries, and they shall be broken to pieces.


O earth, earth, earth! You are about to see and hear the Lord of Hosts in the thunder, in the earthquake, and in the flaming fire, devouring all that are half – truths.


Come up and see the truth of the Lord in Spiritual reality.

Word of the Lord given to Jeannie Kirkpatrick, June 14, 2015


 

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