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The Piercing Sword: Trying Your Faith

The Piercing Word Enters the Heart as a Sword
Understanding the Pattern for Your Rest
When a person understands this pattern of the Spirit then his faith follows a routine for his rest as our heavenly Father. Since the beginning God established a pattern in Him using His soul in the reflection of all creation.

The apostle Paul rehearses this in saying:
 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
 
God explored the necessity of Himself for this increase without diminishing the value of His light and created another plan for the expansion of His likeness.This plan would take Him out of His rest and set forth a new labour which would require His longsuffering and patience to see through this plan.
God put this plan in His Word called Christ which would be the living Oath to all substance coming forth from Him, but this temporary pattern would begin with two powers first united then separated. The apostle Paul brings this to our attention saying “dividing asunder” by His Word. The manifestation of His work will be perfected by bring together these two powers as the Wheat and the Tares and then separating for discernment.
 
Another example is the planting of the tree of Life in the same garden where Satan planted the vine which God named the tree of knowledge good and evil.
 
God preaches to us this pairing in people as the brothers Cain and Abel, and Ishmael and Isaac, and Esau and Jacob, and in the nations of Israel and Judah and the Gentiles and the Jews.
 
The Piercing Sword and His Report
 
His Word is the sword given to His stewardship to manifest the hearts of those that believe this Report (Word) and those that wonder. They wonder in their logic musing the possibilities of His strange acts with each implementation of the plan. The only wise God used the ‘wind’ to teach us this change which would come and go as it chooses, and which God would elect in His own time and His own way. (Acts 1:7; John 3:8; Romans 16:27)
 
The voice of the Lord is the knowledge which the Spirit issues for the rest of those that hear. This is manifested through His sanctified stewardship to oversee this plan in the hearts of those that believe His Report.
 
God reveals this to Moses as to be His voice:
 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. (Exodus 4:15-16)
 
Moses warns the people that they should always obey His voice. His voice is spoken in the mouth of the stewardship. Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and OBEY HIS VOICE, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. (Deuteronomy 13:4)
 
This pattern simplifies the processes of one’s faith for this rest. This begins to provide a new pattern for a new routine of faith. Then we are no longer walking in the comfort of the former routine of the signature as God did afore time but as our Father initiated that outside of His common routine to gain in His likeness so would we as obedient children of His chosen ones walk not in the routine of the flesh for comfort and no increase but we walk according to Christ Jesus, the token of God Himself in His power to walk in the newness of life.
 
This newness of life is outside of the common bread of the field but as a sheaf being separated to manifest the heart in the new routine of faith for an increase outside of those first restrictions. We would also increase in His Christ the true Sheaf of the field.
For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my SHEAF arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my SHEAF. (Genesis 37:7)
 
 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a SHEAF of the first fruits of your harvest unto the priest: (Leviticus 23:10)
 
As the Father has loved Me so have I loved you, continue in His love, and we continue without any loss in the soul.
 
The Quick and the Dead
 
Now examining this pattern which is in the manifestation of the heart of God we also carry this perspective in our heart walking according to Christ Jesus our Lord. Now He is the “Lord” and “Master” of our servitude showing our hearts are indeed humbled to His grace, which we cannot feign.
 
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made MANIFEST; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. (Luke 8:17)
 
 In this the children of God are MANIFEST, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.(1 John 3:10)
 
For only those that hear His voice which is through His appointed stewardship will manifest true faith.
 
 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. (Luke 2:34)
 
We see that the Holy Spirit which separated the waters from the waters gave life.
 
 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. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the WATERS, and let it divide the WATERS from the WATERS. (Genesis 1:2and 6)
 
Every Changing Season
 
The spiritual climate of the weeks has changed but those of traditional logic refused to separate from their tradition which was only sanctified during that assigned season. The Pharisees had to put away their winter clothes to hear the call of the spring mating a new season had begun in Jesus Christ.
 
 For, lo, the WINTER is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (Song of Solomon 2:11-13)
 
The church of the winter (no foliage on the trees) needs to put those heavy winter clothes away and put on the new clothes of the second 8th week a season for fruit bearing and new foliage on the living trees.
 
 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: EVERY TREE therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Luke 3:9)
 
God appointed these changing seasons to teach us to labour as each new season requires us. This contrast teaches us that discernment is necessary for increase and we need the stewardship of each season to point out to us this mystery.
 
 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)
 
Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
 Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. (Psalms 74:15-18)
 
Rehearsing the Mystery
For the word of God, which is God setting Christ for us to be the living pattern.A humble carpenter’s son from Nazareth having no recognized social status but known only among those few for the knowledge He shared. God loves for His creatures to exercise their reason. He delights in their reaction as much as a dog owner teaching the pet to speak, rover over and beg. We reward any positive action and correct the negative.
 
Is quick, and powerful, because the Spirit gives life to effect change by this knowledge.   And sharper than any two-edged sword, because it can circumcise the heart and be used to preach crusading against Satan’s kingdom and pulling down his intellectual strong holds.
 
Piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and weighing the reaction against the command. Will they use their reason of faith or logic of darkness? Will they listen to the voice of the Lord or Satan’s echoes? His grace is clearing the clutter of the conscience for increase whereas the defiled conscience desires to hoard for fear of the loss of their boasting and pride.
 
 And of the joints and marrow, where the power of His resurrection promises change both now and in the eternal Baptism of His Light. The Spirit sets before us a new frame to build on and a new substance or tokens to labour with for the increase of the soul being outside of the forces of the aspiration on the frame of the signature. Our Father first performed this act to increase His own house by the new frame He put into the person of Christ.
 
 And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. God selected knowledge (foundation) to carry forth a new birth in His Word which we worship Him with. (John 4:23-24)
 
 The knowledge in the heart becomes a pre-pattern for the Spirit to make this word living by His anointing as fire transforms water into the form of steam. It is by this anointing that the cup remains full and the capacity abounds through your charity. Another way to say this is that the clay cup is perpetually expanding by the touch of the potter and the water keeps flowing to the brim.
 
The Prototype of our Rest
 
Our Mother the Holy City New Jerusalem will be such a cup for us to fill with the wealth we give by the powers of His crown.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. (Revelation 21:24-26)
 
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Here we conclude the journey of our understanding being clothed in the garments of His righteousness. The orb of Christ encircles the soul to arrest to waters for our peace as He did in the beginning.
 
We which bear a pure conscience have the Judge of our Salvation at the gate of our soul as the porter of the temple. Jesus Christ examines our works carefully as we see in the pattern of the types and shadows of that first covenant.
 
 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the PORTER toward the east, was over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the Lord, and the most holy things. (2 Chronicles 31:14)
 
And the apostles being the voice of the Lord assigned this calling to be porters of the truth to keep the altar of the soul pure in the holy knowledge of the Lord. That thou keep this commandment without SPOT, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1Timothy 6:14)
 
The soul of the wicked is as a cracking dam that is getting lower and lower. They try to fill the void with boasting and flattery, and though through friend and family they receive many gifts the soul will not find rest. (Proverbs 6:35)
 
The changes of each season which the Father has put in His own power and elected stewardship (stone/rock of offence) is a challenge to the tradition of man.
 Indeed the hearts of many are made manifest by the piercing sword of truth coming through the voice of His stewardship.
 
Trees of no fruit are removed from their seats and the mountains of mans honour is brought low. The protests of the disobedient reveal the heart to be lawless to Him in despising the commandment of the Lord to be obedient to His voice.
 
By the Lord’s pre-pattern Record of Jesus Christ we have redemption through His blood and not the works of Moses. God has restored His church by the calling of the apostles and the true functioning priesthood of the believer building the House of God by the Spirit.
 
This time of separation has exposed the hearts of many leaders and celebrity teachers and divided the sheep from the goats. The Porter of our soul will not allow any blemished conscience or leprous soul to wander the courts of the assembly.
 
But the time of mating is here and those who have ears to hear will come to Him and our Lord will say to you; Thou art all fair, my love; there is no SPOT in thee. (Song of Solomon 4:7)

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Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

Chief Apostle Eric vonAnderseck

Eric vonAnderseck serves the Body of Christ as a confirmed Apostle in the government of God. He is the founder of Second 8th Week Ministries, IDCCST® Christian Education Curriculum author, author of the books Breaking the Anti-Christ: The Blueprint of Deception, Pure Praise, and soon to be released book The God-Code: The Secret of Life. He is a regular contributor to the Prophetic Path and teaches Leadership and Body Ministry. He is founder of Apostles Today Network of the Second 8th Week®, ministering the grace of God to those seeking to build upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ. As God brings the church into a new era, Chief Apostle Eric is here to help guide your faith into the new work of the Spirit, pray for you, and answer your questions.

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