Three Dimensions of God
Apostle Traci Carson - Apostle Traci and her husband, Apostle Gary, are in covenantal relationship with Jubilee Alliance and Dr. Kluane Spake
"Then God said, "Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness... So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Gen.1:26a,27)
Man was created as a triune being, made in the image of God Himself. There are three in the Godhead. There is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In man, who was created in the image of God we are spirit, soul, and body. The Father is a Spirit, and Jesus is the soul of the Father, and the Holy Spirit is the manifest presence of both. Whenever we see the physical manifest presence, the power of God, the visible and physical presence, these are the acts of the Holy Spirit.
Our spirit is automatically in line with the Godhead. Our soul however, must make the choice whether to follow the spirit or to follow the body. When our soul chooses the things of the spirit, our body will follow.
As the soul represents the mind, will, and emotions of Christ Jesus, our body will manifest the presence of the Holy Spirit. Now please understand what I am about to point out here... Signs, wonders, and miracles can manifest through a carnal person, and also a demonically influenced person (false signs, and wonders - Ex.7:11,22; 8:7; Matt.7:22; 24:24; 2 Thess.2:9; Rev.13:11-13; 16:14. If we look at signs, wonders, and miracles as the "approving" of God over someone's life we will be greatly deceived. God is after the fruit of the spirit in His people. It MUST be both the fruit of the spirit and the gifts working together.
So why would God use such a person?
"For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable (NKJ- Rom.11:29)
"For the gifts and callings of God are without repentance". (KJ - Rom.11:29) "For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable - He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call." (Amplified Bible - Rom.11:29).
The Word of God also says to such ones, "Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?" And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness". (Matt.7:21-23)
The Lord is after a people whom He can trust with His gifts. He is testing the hearts of His people (Ex.20:20; Ps.11:4; 1 Cor.13:13). What will we do, and what are we doing with His gifts (Acts 8:9-25)?
Three stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, and entire. All things that are especially complete are stamped with the number three. All throughout Scripture we can see the completion of the number three which is Divine, and marks Divine completeness and perfection.
There are three persons in one God, and there are three dimensions in a human being. Each dimension leads to a greater depth in the Godhead. The body is designed to follow the soul, which follows the spirit. The body will manifest what the spirit and soul are manifesting. Just as the Trinity works together as one, so the body as God designed it will work as one as we receive and walk out this revelation (1 Thess.5:23; 3 John 2).
Our body is the physical manifest presence of our spirit and soul. The Holy Spirit is the physical manifest presence of the Father and the Son. You see, Father gave us a jumpstart through His Son. What Christ did for us at the Cross not only set us free, but also gave us the ability to come into His fullness (1 Cor.2:16; Phil.2:5,6; Gal.2:20).
Our spirit is automatically saved when we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior. But there is a deeper experience and working that God desires to do. He longs to see us move from the Outer Court into the Holy Place and from the Holy Place into the Holy of Holies where we abide.
In the Outer Court we should be learning how to bring our body into subjection to the soul. We are no longer living a carnal life. We have stopped the indulgence of the flesh. If we were cussing, smoking, in drunkenness, addiction, fornicating, competing, etc., we are now to be free from those things as we move into the Holy Place. We will continue to teeter back and forth from the Outer Court to the Holy Place as we will not be able to abide in the Holy Place if we continue to hold onto the indulgence of the flesh. And if we think for one minute we have entered into the Holy of Holies we are greatly deceived.
In the Holy of Holies there was the Ark of the Covenant. The high priest would stand before it in a white garment, carrying the bowl of the blood of the sacrifice which he would sprinkle with his fingers seven times on the mercy seat between the cherubim. This occurred every year on Yom Kippur, the great Day of atonement.
The Ark was what the Hebrew word signifies as "a Chest". It was made of incorruptible wood and covered with pure gold round the top and four golden rings at the corners, two on each side, which served as handles where the staves were passed through to carry the Ark.
The Ark was a perfect symbol of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the enthronement of God in humanity. The incorruptible wood is symbolic of Jesus as sinless. He was sinless in life and character. The pure gold, which covered the incorruptible wood, is symbolic of Jesus' humanity and, His Deity. Our Lord Jesus was and still is the throne of God in this world.
The mercy Seat was the lid of the Ark of the Covenant. It was pure solid gold. On both sides of the Mercy Seat were the cherubim which were beaten and fashioned into form. They bowed inward toward the Mercy Seat.
The Mercy Seat is symbolic of our Lord Jesus. The Mercy seat sat on top of the Ark of the Covenant which is symbolic of the Throne of God. The Mercy Seat could only be seen after the sacrifice had been offered on the day of atonement. This is symbolic of the crucifixion of Jesus as He offered Himself on the cross as a sacrifice for all sin, and after His death, burial, and powerful resurrection, He ascended into Heaven and sat down on the throne of God. Those who receive and believe in Him as their Lord and Savior will manifest Him as they are also seated with Him in heaven (Eph.1:20-23; 2:6).
The two cherubim symbolize the Lord's supremacy over all powers. They give testimony (2 is the number for "testimony") of our Lord on the throne of God today as He has all power. As the cherubim were beaten into the image God had ordained; they also symbolize the grueling beating that Christ endured on the day of His crucifixion. There were also the beatings before that day wherein He was "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Heb.5:8; Is.53). It was by Him allowing the Father to mold Him into the very image of His soul that brought forth the Devine Blueprint for all of us to walk out. When hope seems crushed and beaten, it is through our bowing toward the Mercy Seat that brings us to the Throne room of God where we are formed into the image of Christ Jesus (Phil.1:29; 1 Pet.4:1,2).
The Throne of God is a blood sprinkled Throne. By faith we see the Blood as it is within us and over us. The Blood of Christ joins the Church together as brothers and sisters in His Body. When God sees the Blood, He knows that all accusations against us have been met at every point, and it is here that we can stand in His righteousness, and not our own (Heb.10:19-22; Rev.12:10; Zechariah Chapter 3 - Joshua "Yeshua" in Hebrew means "God is Salvation". Joshua was a type and shadow of Jesus as leader into inheritance - a Captain who brought God's people into their inheritance). This revelation brings us into the full stature of Christ as we walk out the unfolding of God's working from eternity to eternity.
Within the Ark were the "Ten Commandments" (the Testimony) given by God. Jesus said that He came to "fulfill" the law (Matt.5:17). In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us... (John 1:1,14a).
The "Ten Commandments (the Decalogue given by God) were placed within the Ark. Jesus (the Living Word), who came and fulfilled the law, abides within those who have received Him. The Fulfillment of the Law has been placed within our hearts (2 Cor.3:3; Heb.8:10; 10:16. Through this powerful Fulfillment we have renewed hearts that are sufficiently capable in moving with the spoken Word of God.
Aaron's rod was also placed within the Ark. It represents God's choice for the priesthood, and that God brings life from death. Jesus is the chosen High Priest and is the Resurrection and the Life (Matt. 3:17; John 11:25; Heb.3:1,2; 9:4). Aaron's rod was a dead almond branch, which came back to life and yielded seeds with the power of the Lord. Christ died and He was brought to life and yielded seeds (the saved). The dead branch brought to life was a picture of the resurrection and fruit it would bear.
Aaron's priesthood is a type and shadow of the royal priesthood of Jesus Christ (1 Pet.2:5,9-10). Every believer has been given the kingly and priestly anointing (Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6).
The manna represents the "Bread of Life" Himself (John 6:51. The Lord declared, "...if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world (John 6:51)."
In 1 Cor.10:16-17, Paul explains about the bread, which we break. It is the communion of the Body of Christ. Are we not the Body? Paul explains further that though there are many within the Body, we are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of the "one body". Jesus, who is the Bread of Life, was taken from the bosom of Father, broken at the Cross, and given in the resurrection. There is plenty of bread in our Father's house (Luke 15:17), and as often as we eat this Bread, and drink this Cup, we show the power of the Lord's death until He comes (1 Cor.11:26).
The Ark of the Covenant was within the Most Holy Place. The Most Holy Place is not the correct translation of the three Hebrew words, qodesh haq-qodashim, which literally means the "Holy of holies".
The Holy of holies was separated from the Holy place by the veil (Ex.26:31-35). It was within this place that Moses was told by God that he would commune with Him. God's people have the hope of entering in the Holy of holies through the "veil" which represents the flesh of Jesus who is for us a portal to all the blessings we have and will have. He is our entry into the gate of the Court (justification), the door into the Holy place (sanctification), and the veil into the Holy of holies (glorification); for He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
Remember when I shared that God often reveals His purposes in threes?
In the Outer Court we are introduced to "the Way" (the Lord Jesus Christ Himself), wherein we have shook hands with our Savior. However, there is much more to this introduction than a hand-shake experience. Through the new and living way which Christ consecrated for us, we are able to meet with Him face to face (the "shewbread" or "bread of the face") as we move from the Outer Court on into the Holy place where Truth is revealed. There is a Divine nearness and awareness within the Holy place that is not experienced by those who remain in the Outer Court.
In the Holy place we encounter "the Truth" about who we are and who we are not, and who Jesus is, and who He is not. As we receive and walk in "the Truth", the veil is lifted from our eyes as we pass through into "the Life"(Holy of holies). We express here the very Life of Christ. We are dead to selfish ambitions, insecurities, and dis-ease.
There are Divine conditions before entering into the Holy of holies. The Holy of holies was a perfect cube measuring 10 cubits on each side. This implies the perfection of condition it represents - the divine nature (2 Pet.1:4), which has been tested and tried. The entrance into the divine conditions was made possible through Christ who entered into heaven itself and now appears in the presence of God for us all (Heb.9:24).
As we enter and abide in the Holy of holies, it is here that we also abide in the spirit. We are no longer young men and women; we have now become spiritual adults. We have become perfect (mature) as Christ is perfect (Matt.5:48; John 17:23; Heb.6:1; Phil.2:5; Gal.2:20). We are maturing in Him, walking in true humility as we ever change from glory to glory (radiating the Shekinah glory of God) - 2 Cor.3:18. It is here within the Holy of holies that we walk in the 100-fold anointing. There is no flicker of light in this place. We are walking in the Divine Light that radiates the very Life of Christ to the lost and dying world. There is no indulgence of the flesh as our body has come in line with our soul that is now in line with our spirit. This is the character and nature of the Trinity (Gen.1:26).
When we apprehend the not so delightful side of God; allowing Him to put His prophetic finger on those areas that are holding us back - our soul is set free from the entanglement of our body. Instead of our soul following our flesh, it is following the spirit.
Again, let's look at the three dimensions of God. Have you ever wondered about the meaning of Holy of holies? What does holies mean?
Let's look at the King of kings, Lord of lords, and the Holy of holies for a moment. Are those who have received Christ, kings and priests (Rev.1:6)? Are we not lords (Deut.10:17; Ps.82:6; John 10:35)?
Is God Holy? Did he not say to His people to be holy for He is Holy (Lev. 19:2)?
So is it not correct to say that we are kings, lords, and a holy people? For God is the King of kings, Lord of lords, and the Holy of holies!
It is Gary and my hearts desire to see God's people receive the kingship anointing that Christ has given to His Church. "WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST TODAY!!! (Phil.2:5-11; 1 Cor.2:16).
Now, we really need to get this revelation... "The unveiling of Christ is given to this generation. In times past God has given it, but the religious have always quenched it. We have been around this mountain before church! We must understand that the kingship anointing is more than the gifts (1 Cor.12:4-11). The gifts are given, but the fruit is grown (Gal.5:22; Phil.4:17). Gifts are given in the Outer Court, but the fruit is grown in the Holy place (sanctification), and both gifts and fruit are manifested fully and completely (glorification - the very Life of the God-Head) within the Holy of holies.
For far too long the gifts have flowed through a people who have had little to no "real" fruit. What many have called the fruit of the spirit is really the gifts of the Holy Spirit. What we see as the fruit of a ministry is really something that God has given to man with no call for repentance (Rom.11:29 -kjv). However, what is really the fruit of a ministry is "both" - the gifts and the fruit working together.
To understand the end time events is to understand the power of the Trinity of the God-Head, and the trinity of our being (Gen.1:26). The image that God has called us into is powerfully transforming if only we move through the narrow place (Matt.7:13-14). For years we have tried to carry our baggage (traditions of men) through the narrow place and it just won't fit!
Jesus is not returning for a people who remain in the Outer Court, nor the Holy Place. He is returning to be glorified in His saints (a holy people who abide in the Holy of holies) - 2 Thess.1:10. Within His saints first, He shall establish His glory and be revealed in "power". These are a people who are in the present truth, and they shall rule the earth in God's power (Rev.2:26). He is returning as the King of a kingly anointed people, and Lord of a people who manifest their lordship and office in the holiness of the Holy God Himself.