The whole Christian life is one of baptism. It’s all about becoming a pickle!
Biblical baptism involves the submersion of one object into a second object.
The submergence or immersion of the first item into a second item places the first item into the LOCATION or in the world or domain where the second item resides.
Once, within the sphere of the second item’s world, this latter one now exercise its influence upon the first one, to the point of changing the first item to resemble it, by permeating it with its qualities and characteristics.
This is exactly how we create a pickle! The success of the Christian is proportional to how much of a pickle he becomes.
The effect of the second item working its effect and influence back through to the first item as it permeates it and changes it is called the INSTRUMENTALITY of the second object.
The Christian life is one of being pickled with the fullness or the image of Christ.
The Christian life is one being baptized IN or INTO the location where Christ and the things of His Spirit dwell. From that location, Christ and the things of His Spirit work INSTRUMENTALITY back to us to BAPTIZE or PICKLE us.
Galatians 3:27 tells us that we are located in the sphere of the world of Christ, so that Christ can work instrumentally back through us, by affecting us, to conform us to His image. Or to pickle us into His image!
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ( submerged into the domain, sphere, or world of Christ’s influence and sovereignty ) have put on Christ (now wear Christ, whom as clothes which totally cover us, influences and affects back through us to conform or pickle us into His image.)
So what is Biblical baptism?
In the days of Christ there was a recipe to create a “pickled” vegetable. A vegetable was BAPTISED into THE LOCATION or SPHERE of a vinegar solution. After a while, the vinegar WORKED INSTRUMENTALLY BACK through the vegetable and “pickled” it.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, (UPON) and through all (INSTRUMENTAL), and in (Location and Instrumentality) you all.
1 Cor 10:2 And were all baptized unto (INTO) Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on (INTO) him whom he hath sent.
John 7:38 He that believeth on (INTO) me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on (INTO) me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Gal 5:25 If we live in (Instrumental (By)) in the Spirit, let us also walk (Greek word which is defined as “marching in the footsteps of a soldier”) in (Instrumental (By)) the Spirit.
Greek paraphrase) (It is a given that we should be living our lives not in the present day world system, but in the domain, influence, and sovereignty of the world of the Holy Spirit. Because we are being continually affected and influenced by the Spirit, in that influence and effect we must march in step as soldiers so that the Spirit’s influence can go on, deepen, intensify, and continue interrupted, until we are pickled with the fullness and image of Christ.
We live in the world of the Holy Spirit, and must march as a soldier in step to the Spirit’s workings back through us as He instrumentally influences and affect us.
Paul exhorts us to live continually in the world of the Holy Spirit, so that every action of our lives becomes permeated, influenced, affected, and controlled by the work, power, strength, and liberty of the Holy Spirit. We need to be pickled fully with the things of the Spirit.
Victory in the Lord is found in proportion to how much the Spirit can control and take over our every action. Victory is not found in our trying to overcome. It is found in how much we are pickled with the image of Christ. The victory is given to the pickle!
It is found in our being submerged deep enough into the world of the Holy Spirit so that He can influence and affect us at ever point. We are filled with the Spirit, in proportion to how much the Spirit works back through us to influence, affect, control, and overtake our every action of ours. When we are conformed into His image, we are pickled into His image.
Paul tells us in Galatians five and twenty-five that our lives must be lived BY THE INSTRUMENTALITY of the Spirit’s actions.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk( The totality of our daily activities and the way that we conduct ourselves in them) in the Spirit) (Instrumental (BY), and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Greek double negative: and it will be impossible for you to fulfill the flesh’s strong desire through act of your will.
The Greek word for “walk” is the sum total of our daily affairs, and the ways in which we conduct ourselves in them.
Paul commands us TO BAPTISE every affair in our daily life into the world of the Holy Spirit so that the Spirit through His instrumentality can affect, influence, reconcile, control, and overtake every one of those affairs.
THEN, AND ONLY THEN, when we have been pickled in His image shall we not fulfill the lusts of the flesh!!
I saw several visions of the earth, as a globe. The Lord told me, that this was the world of the Holy Spirit, and that we need to live in it. During the worship time I dedicated myself to going deeper into the world of the Spirit. I suddenly saw within this world the availability of everything, as all solutions to all human needs were place and positioned in different places along the sides of this world.
By the availability of everything, I mean that all things are possible, because all things that pertain to humanity were positioned in God’s reconciled, whole, and restored state. I saw that every disease could be healed, and every problem had an answer, because there was no disease, but only the completed healing of it, in the world of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
In the world of the Spirit, all things have become new. This is why every disease is healed. This is why in the world of the Spirit every problem has the solution. There is an answer to every disease, because in the world of the Spirit, every disease has been made new, or reconciled away from the state of “a disease” and back into the state of the original order, which the Lord had for our bodies.
Eph 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings (all is available to us in an accomplished state because the old has passed away and the new has come) in heavenly places (but is only found as such, in the world or domain of the Spirit) in Christ.
Looking above at Ephesians one and three, we see the availability of every blessing in “heavenly places” or in the world of the Holy Spirit. Nothing is lacking in the world of the Spirit, because it has been blessed with ever blessing. The more time that we spend submerged in this world, the more that we will find the answers to the things that we have been seeking the Lord for.
In other words, the things of the Spirit become pickled in our lives.
2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, (Location: sphere or domain) there is liberty.
Greek: There, where the Spirit is, and ONLY within the domain and influence of the Spirit, EXCLUSIVE OF ANYTHING OTHER LOCATIONS, DOMAINS, OR SOVEREIGNTIES, is there liberty.
Two Corinthians three and seventeen tells us that only inside the world of the Spirit will we find liberty, which is the result of the availability of all things now in the state reconciliation.
1 Cor 12:9 To another faith by (Location: In the world, or domain of the Holy Spirit the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by (Location: In the world, or domain of the Holy Spirit) the same Spirit;
First Corinthians twelve and nine is an extremely important verse. The King James translation is incorrect when it teaches us that we receive the charisma or gift of supernatural faith by the Spirit.
When the Greek uses the word “by” or “with’ it usually defines instrumentality, or the Spirit producing faith and healing. Though this is true, in both instances in verse nine; the Greek grammar is not one of instrumentality but one of location.
In other words, we receive the gifts of supernatural faith and healings INSIDE THE WORLD or domain of the Holy Spirit.
The more that we dwell submerged inside the world of the Holy Spirit, the more that will begin to experience the gift of supernatural faith, because supernatural faith, which is the faith of God Himself, lies located within the domain of this world.
Secondly, all things are available in this world, because God has blessed the world of the Spirit with every spiritual blessing.
Thirdly, not only are all things available, but they are available in their perfect and restore state.
Finally, all things are possible because of the gift of God’s supernatural faith readily dwelling inside of this world.
The world of the Holy Spirit is like a tree (The tree of life?) This tree is full of what were once every disease and every human problem and need, now in its restored state. We must submerge deep enough in the Spirit to see the exact fruit that we need to pick, get to it, and then pick it by supernatural faith, and by this same supernatural faith release it upon the diseased fruit in the earthly world.
If we do not submerge deep enough, either will we not see the right fruit, or will not have the supernatural power of God to pick it, or the supernatural faith to release it back into the earthly kingdom.
I saw a second vision of the world of the Holy Spirit. In this vision I became submerged in this world as a diver does inside the ocean. I found myself, being covered over with water as I dove down into the depths of this world. The world of the Holy Spirit has at all times the same items and circumstances, which the external world system has.
For all of us who have had opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive, the world underneath the oceans is a surreal world of, rocks, coral and underwater hills similar to our external word, but in a seemingly motionless, powerless, and paralyzed state.
This same effect occurs inside the oceans of the world of the Holy Spirit. All earthly circumstances and problems, lay powerless, and paralyzed under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The diseased fruit of this world lies powerless, motionless and paralyzed in the world of the Spirit.
We must pick it by God’s power to see it done and then release it into the earth by supernatural faith.
Thirdly, a diver in the worlds of the oceans wears a mask through which everything looks incredibly clear to him. I saw, that all things in the earth, which I had seen in the world of the Holy Spirit through His spiritual mask I now have the ability to see back through the eyes of God.
Look with me at the mode of living in the world of the Spirit as you are pickled into it.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
And all type and as many things, no matter what they are, or how great or small, long or short they are, that you may request in My Name (which is the restrictions of my rhema word and my will) these very things I will do in the future….
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
You shall in any wise ask nothing of Me, amen, amen, I say to you, that all type and as many things, no matter what they are, or how great or small, long or short they are, that you may request the Father in relationship to My Name, He will give in the future to you. The future can be the next second.
1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking (prophetic utterance) by (LID) the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can ( dunamis power) say that Jesus is the Lord, but by (LID) the Holy Ghost.
No one can utter prophetically unless located and used instrumentally back in the power and world of the Holy Spirit.
The following scriptures define a miracle ministry, in that ANYTHING you are able to ask, and utter under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit you will get. The one of the marks of acting under the inspiration of the Spirit is that you are able to believe for it in your heart. If you can believe and speak freely, you will have it.
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, (Upon the foundation of my Name; LID) that can (dunamis power) lightly speak evil of me.
It’s time to become a pickle!