How do we activate God and His promises? The first thing in activating the gifts is that you want Him, and you want to know about Him. You want to know what He thinks. You want to know what He knows. You may think you know somebody, but when you get close to them you find out there are some things you didn’t know. That’s the way it is with God. When I first really gave my heart to the Lord 30 years ago, I wanted to know Him, and I wanted to know His ways. It says in the scripture that there were generations that never knew His ways. It’s probably safe to say that today in this generation people don’t know the ways of God. You don’t learn to know the ways unless you want Him. If you just want what He offers you’ll probably never receive His gifts. You please Him and love Him by just wanting Him and desiring to be equipped to do what He wants done. So in 1 Corinthians 2, the first four verses Paul talks to the Corinthians about coming to them with fear and trembling. He says, I didn’t intend to know anything about you but just came here knowing that God is going to move and I know Jesus. So then in verse 5 he says, That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. One of the biggest hindrances the church today has is that they stay in the wisdom of man. In God’s eyes man’s wisdom is foolishness. He laughs at the foolishness of men and what they think they know but don’t.
It’s interesting because scientists today are very puzzled and fearful; they thought if they got a bigger telescope they would see the end of the creation. But when they got bigger telescopes they found more things out there that they didn’t know existed. And they got higher powered microscopes to see the smallest things possible and when they use them they find smaller things yet. They can’t find the end to the smallest and they can’t find the end to the biggest. According to them, we are spinning into nothing, and they are afraid we will eventually run out of nothing. If it’s already “nothing,” what is there to run out of? But we are to stand in the power of God. How do you stand in the power of God? What is power? Power is having knowledge. If you don’t have knowledge to do something, you don’t have any power to do it. And so power comes by the knowledge of God, the Creator. Then it says in verse 6-7, Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: He’s speaking wisdom to those that are perfect, and perfect means obeying God to the best of their ability. That’s perfect. Doing what you want, or man’s ideas, is not being perfect. In fact it’s the opposite. Yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory: God ordained wisdom for those who want Him. The Bible is full of people who prospered when everybody else failed. When judgment comes and you’ve already gone through it, you prosper, because judgment brings the knowledge of God. Verse 8, Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Here those who were the leaders of the world could not obtain the wisdom of God to accomplish His will because they used the knowledge of men. Verse 9, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. For all we know, each person who enters heaven could be given the assignment to care for and develop a galaxy. We don’t know. But I could see that taking place, because there are millions of galaxies. So, the things that God has prepared for them that love Him. There it is again. If you love Him, He’s preparing something for you. Verse 10, But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. So even though He says, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard; that is, physical eyes or physical hearing, it’s not entered into your mind, we must understand God doesn’t enter into your mind or your eyes or your physical senses. He enters into the covenant of the heart. In the covenant of the heart is where He explains and opens up who He is. And it is the heart that loves. Your mind can’t love. But your heart does. It was made that way, so that all of your being loves whatever your heart loves. And if you allow God to put His covenant there, He will show himself to you, and give you that hidden wisdom that was not known by the princes of this world, or the leaders. God knows that they need wisdom, but most would use it to increase themselves so He doesn’t give it to them. So my fear is not what is going to happen to this nation for my sake, but it is for the millions who have no clue because they have no wisdom of God, only the wisdom of man, and that isn’t worth anything. It all comes to nothing.
Verse 11 says, For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Man knows the things of man. So when men meet men, and they both have intellectual thinking, they fellowship. But if one is intellectual and the other is of the Spirit, who has been taught through the covenant of the heart the deep things of God, there is no fellowship there because there is nothing in common. Unless the one who has been walking in intellect decides that he wants to know the Creator and who He is, then He will begin to show himself to him. But God doesn’t show the secrets of who He is and what He has done and how He does things to those who would abuse what He has done. So even though I could speak of the deep things, and a person may understand while I’m speaking it, when they leave darkness will close it up and they won’t understand it again. That’s why in John chapter one it says Jesus is the light of men, but they didn’t recognize the light and they crucified Him. So verse 11 again, For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God. So God sits in His throne and He laughs at the foolishness of the thinking of men. The most foolish thing that is taught in this nation is evolution. They say, I’ve never seen any God. He’s never spoken to me. No, He’s not going to speak to you unless you want Him. If you want to know about Him He won’t speak to you. You must want to know Him and love Him and then He’ll begin to show Himself to you. He will test you every step of the way to make sure that what you are wanting is Him, and not the things He has. You know, if a con man comes to you, he tries to make you think he’s caring about you, but all he really wants to do is get into your home to see what you have, to see if it’s worth going in and getting it. God doesn’t allow con artists to enter into His kingdom.
So let’s go all the way back to Genesis 6. A lot of people wonder why God brought the flood, but in Genesis 6 it says that the fallen angels had sexual relations with earth women which produced giants. These giants were a mixture of spiritual beings and earth beings, which caused pollution on the earth. But the earth was not given to fallen angels. So therefore God looked for someone he could use, and Noah was one who was pure in his generations. There was no pollution of fallen angels in his bloodline. Those polluted by the angels were destroyed then in the flood along with everybody else. If satan could have polluted every person there would have been no human being fit for Jesus to come through and bring salvation to His creation once again, and satan would have won. God sent the flood to cleanse the earth from the pollution of fallen angels. Now, in Genesis 7:4, God says to Noah, For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. Now, He uses the word substance which has to do with living things. He didn’t destroy His creation, He just destroyed the things that were living, the substance that the world produced. Substance is what is produced. So the things that the earth produced were destroyed in the flood, except for Noah, his three sons, and their wives. Then verse 10, And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. Noah was six hundred years old when the floods came, and it says in verse 11 that the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. The fountains of the great deep; we know that in Genesis 1:1 it talks about the deep. The waters covered the deep. Then in Chapter 8 verse 1, it says that God remembered Noah after He had brought the waters upon the earth. They were in the ark, a huge boat, 450 feet long, 80 feet wide, and 40 feet high. It was a big boat. And all it was made for was to float. According to people who are architects, it would have been almost impossible for it to capsize because of the way it was built. It needed to be that way because the water came up from the deep and down from the sky. Think of the currents that would have been there. I’m sure there were currents that were flowing probably very fast and furious. Genesis 8:1, And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged; Now, the reason that I’m bringing this up is because of two things. One is, most people don’t believe that there was a flood (those who are evolutionists). And the second thing, the flood made fools of earth people in today’s world. This wind was not part of the creation. He made a wind. He made a wind to blow upon the waters to dry them up. Where did all this dried water go? There is only one thing common that is all over the face of the earth and that is lime. Limestone is all over the face of the earth. We know limestone was not created through heat, because if you heat limestone over 2400 degrees it turns hard. When you cement you take the limestone that was heated to 2400 degrees for a certain amount of time and you mix it with water and stones and it becomes hardened like a stone. Lime is not that way. Limestone is soft and it will actually even burn. Because limestone has life in it, it’s used to put on crops to make the soil sweet. Certain types of crops need acidic soil and others need sweet or alkaline soil. It depends on what you have as to how much lime different crops need. So it’s not hard to understand that there is only one thing that this wind could have developed and that is lime.
I want to talk a little bit about this lime. Lime is the fourth dimension of water. Limestone is the substance that they use to prove evolution. There’s only one problem with that, which they don’t tell you. That is, how can you put different creatures, fish for example, into the limestone over millions of years and end up with a perfect fossil, when if you would let a fish sit in the sun for several days it wouldn’t hardly look like a fish anymore? They don’t tell you anything about that. So how did these things get in the limestone and create perfect fossils like they are today? Let’s go on. It says in verse 2, The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; We saw in chapter seven that the great deep was broken up. Let’s look at Genesis 1:1-2, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The face of the waters was all He could move upon because water covered the earth in the beginning. There was no light upon the face of the deep and the waters were on the face of the deep. Now, what happened to all the water? The water that caused the flood had to be here before God started the creation. There is only one solution to it. He had to have dried up the water so that there would be land and sea. So when the floods came He opened back up the deep and let the waters come out and flood the earth like it was before the creation. And so the only creatures that were left were the things that were in the sea. And even many of them perished and were caught in the limestone. Now, Verse 3, And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Verse 6-7, And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. So there was a lot of water in the sky above the firmament and there was a lot of water on the earth. That was the reason that it didn’t rain before the flood. The sun would hit the firmament above us and that water would keep the heat about the same 24 hours per day. And so it didn’t have enough variation in temperature to cause it to rain until after the flood. After the flood He never put that much water back up in the sky.
Back in chapter 8, after He made the wind to pass over, Verse 3-5, And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. So he goes on to talk about Noah releasing birds through a little door to see if the waters were gone because there were not windows in the ark. The only light they had was the presence of God in the ark. And so after 150 days the waters were dried up by this wind. Now, how deep was the water upon the earth? It says that the waters went twenty two and a half feet above the highest mountain upon the earth. If we would go by today, that would be miles high water. But let’s just go with one mile. Maybe the mountains weren’t as tall then as they are today. If the water was one mile high, and it was divided into 150 days, there would be 35.5 feet of water dried up per day, which is 422 inches. So the water was being dried up 17 inches per hour. That is about .3 inches per minute. And it could have been a lot more than that. A few years ago I read an article where scientists were examining the ocean floor at 1200 feet deep and they saw a little fish that they thought had been extinct for millions and millions of years, because they found fossils of it at the bottom of limestone quarries. If you had a fish that lived 1200 feet down in the water and all of this was raining down on them and covered them up alive, wouldn’t they be a perfect specimen? And then they were slowly pressed together. They were still the same size as when they were alive. But if something would smash them with force, they would be thin as a paper. But no, they were found in their live form. The width, depth, and length was just like they were alive. So the scientists were shocked to see that those fish were still alive after millions of years (according to them). I imagine that God laughed when they discovered this fish they thought was extinct. All of the time it was right down there.
As the waters went down and as the settlings of the dried water rose, the currents would pick up different colors of soil. They picked up some soil that was red and put it in the settlings which created a red layer of limestone. And then you might look a different height and you have something a different color. What if there were currents that changed directions and had different colors and mixtures in it when it settled and it changed the color of the limestone instead of it being white. In certain mountain areas, higher elevations, the limestone is pure. Now, if you had that understanding, you would blow evolution to smithereens, because all the things that they say took millions of years really took one hundred and fifty days. And the proof of it is in how those things that are in that lime developed. They couldn’t have developed if it was from the heat because the heat would have melted them and they would be distorted. These are perfect specimens. They know exactly what they looked like. That’s how they recognized that little fish down there, because it was perfect. But it didn’t take millions of years, it was done in one hundred fifty days total. Now that makes sense. I could buy that. Man’s wisdom is folly to God.
Let’s go to Exodus 17:1-3, And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? Wherefore do ye tempt the Lord? And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? I have 18 cattle that I pumped water for all summer and just those cattle drank about 200 gallons a day. How in the world could they provide all of their cattle with water out there in that desert? Thousands of gallons would be required just for the cattle. Verse 4-5, And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall I do unto this people? They be almost ready to stone me. And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. So He told him to take the rod that he used to get the children of Israel out of Egypt. Verse 6-7, Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not? So he went to a rock, the fourth dimension of water, in the middle of a wilderness and he took the rod. What does a rod stand for? That rod was used with power and authority to establish law and Pharaoh had to bow to the law of that rod, and he let them go. When they didn’t obey the law, that rod was to correct them. And so Moses took that rod and hit the rock. The laws of God’s creation obeyed and water came out of that rock. God wanted to show the children of Israel the laws of creation, and today if you would look at pictures from a satellite and look down right where they were at you would see channels in the ground and see where the waters ran that proves that this actually happened the way it says. The channels were made by God that took the water wherever they went. They didn’t need irrigation pumps or anything else. There were rocks there. Water is considered a life source. Jesus said, I am the Living Water.
Now, the children of Israel moved further away. They had to keep moving because 1.5 million people caused a lot of germs and pollution, so God said, keep moving so you don’t get sick, and He took them on further. It says in Numbers 20:7-8, And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts to drink. So the second time, when they moved beyond where God allowed the water to flow to, He said, Moses, if you go over and speak to that rock, water will come forth and it will be fresh and cool and wonderful for you again. But Moses was angry at the people because they were whining again. He went to the rock, took his rod with him, but did not speak to that rock. Instead he used the rod, which was the law, and he smote that rock and water came out. And God was angry at Moses and said, Because you didn’t speak to the rock you’re not going to be able to enter into the Promised Land. What does that represent? Everything God does He’s trying to express something. Well, first of all, when Moses introduced the rock as water, he was introducing the supernatural God that they didn’t know about. He could take that rod and smack that rock and water came out of it. But what He wanted to do is to express that because they are soon going to go into the Promised Land, He was going to teach them that He was not going to just have law, but He was going to send His Son who is the Water of Life, that was the One who would restore them to the place of original creation of mankind. God wanted to demonstrate through Moses that Jesus was going to let His people speak and it would take place. Why? Because the sins of man’s fall would be forgiven so therefore they could speak to the rock, their sins would be forgiven, and they would receive Jesus the Living Water. But instead of speaking to it, Moses used the old law against God’s will. So what does that mean? For those who refuse to move out of the law, into the life of the Spirit of Jesus, you’ll never enter into the Promised Land. That angered God. Moses was the mightiest man that walked on the face of the earth up to his time. He was similar to Noah. But Moses blew it. He was allowed to go up on Mount Pisgah and look out over the Promised Land to see it from a distance, but God took him and he was never able to enter in the Promised Land.
Now, God introduced the children of Israel to the supernatural through water. In fact, if we want to go back, it was a wind that divided the sea that the children of Israel even came across. It was a special wind. I want to talk about this wind. It was a supernatural wind that blew all night and dried up a wall of water. That kind of a wind that would dry it up and push the walls back, no man could have walked in it, if it was a natural wind. Could it have been the same wind that dried up Noah’s water and the beginning of creation’s water? Could it have been that the wind blew and dried two lines of walls, dried up the ground and dried up the sides so they walked across on dry ground? And when the children of Israel were going across it the Egyptians were coming after them. They saw that it was dry, they took off with their chariots after them and as they got in to the middle of the sea, the chariots’ wheels began to come off. By the time the children of Israel got across, the waters came back together. Do you think that could have been a sign of God showing the children of Israel the supernatural with the water and destroying those that want to destroy what God wants to do? We’re about to enter into a new age. And God is going to use the supernatural just like Jesus introduced in His day. He said, “Peter, come out in the waters.” Now there was a huge storm and the disciples were out there, and Jesus told them to go to the other side. So they went, and in the middle of the Sea of Galilee they got caught in a storm and they were frightened. Then they saw Jesus walking on the water and thought it was a ghost but Jesus said, “No, it’s Me.” And Peter said, “If it’s You, Lord, ask me to come out on the water.” And Jesus said, “Come.” So he began to walk out on the water but he became afraid and went down. He cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus reached out with His hand and picked him up. Jesus walked on the fourth dimension of water. Peter started to, but he became afraid. You can’t be afraid and go towards God and do His will. Peter began to sink but Jesus picked him back up. It doesn’t say that Jesus dragged him to the boat again, but Peter began to walk on the water. Now God said He’s not going to ever use water to bring judgment to the whole earth again, but He said He would bring fire. The powers of wickedness are about to be closed up like God closed up the Red Sea. But God will take care of His people who are willing to step out of this world into the supernatural and do His will.
I believe that God is right now introducing and calling His people to step out of the boat and enter into the fourth dimension that the wisdom of this world knows nothing about. That’s the mysteries of wisdom God has. The rest of the world cannot follow you into that place of the supernatural because the waters close in on them, but not on those who walk in the supernatural. And yet, where is there a people who truly want to know Him? Do you? Do you really want to know Him and His ways? If you do, it may take you a while, because you’ll have to go through the testings to see whether you’re willing to have vexations on you and about you and still stand in that place, “I want you God I don’t care what happens. I don’t care what I have to go through or what I have to give up, I want you and You alone.” When you come to that place God will draw you in and He will introduce you to the supernatural, the mysteries that the world knows nothing about They are living in darkness and they are going headlong over a cliff very shortly. There’s another choice that you have to make; to give everything up to Him, or to fellowship with the minds of this world, and they will tell you all kinds of theories that go to nothing. Just like evolution. Evolution eliminates the supernatural and you cannot enter the supernatural believing in evolution, because there is nothing there for you to put your confidence in. Evolution just happens. It was a big bang. Well I’ve studied World War II, and there was nothing great that came out of a big bang, except that which was in the bang died and the earth was removed of the wickedness of it. The choice is ours.
There are many things that I would love to share, but the glory of God is everywhere. If you would study, you would find that it would be impossible for those fossils to be in limestone if it took millions of years to create and develop, and where did it come from? It’s common. It’s all over the face of the earth. And then we have also in Genesis where the earth was divided. And people think that evolved over millions of years, but it happened in just a very short time. In one generation the earth was divided according to Genesis 10:25, And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan. So they knew when the earth was divided. We can see the separation on a map. People often say, it must have separated and divided. Well sure it did. It’s right here. It wasn’t millions of years ago; it was just less than four thousand years ago. God divided it. And could it have been that He divided it so that the United States would be a place for people in the last days to have the opportunity to come to a free place. Yes, there were Indians there but they served other gods and worshipped the land, much like many people in our nation today do, called “tree huggers,” environmentalists who worship the creation instead of the Creator. God is in charge and if we would just believe the Word, we would get the answers to creation. Lucifer sat upon the Holy Mountains behind the throne of God. It says that he walked upon the Holy Mountains where all of the information, all of the formulas that were put together to make all of creation, and all the data of every person who ever lived is stored. And lucifer thought he could take it over. There was only one mistake that he made, and that is that all of creation, because God created it, obeys Him. All of creation obeys God the Father, including the Son and the Holy Spirit, and lucifer didn’t realize that. And he was burned up trying to enter into where God said you don’t belong, so he was kicked out of heaven and thrown to the earth. Now we have to overcome him just like He did. And if we can overcome satan, we will be with Him forever because we will know what it was that got satan kicked out. Those who are listening to man’s philosophy are listening to the philosophy of lucifer, and they know who lucifer is, which is the other world. But if you want to enter into God’s world, you know what that is and you want Him. We have a choice. Most of the world cannot contain their flesh therefore they are mixed and polluted in the world of lucifer. But we have hope. People who believe in evolution have no hope because in evolution there is no Supernatural Being. When they are dead, it’s over, in their eyes. It’s not, but they think it is. But for us, our salvation is to overcome this world that we might live forever in eternity with Him. What a hope we can have in the living God.