Yielded To The Press And Not The Flesh: A word for remnants

January 2, 2007 at 5:18 am 1 comment

By THEODORE ALUOCH

My mother had a powerful healing ministry, in her ministry even the dead were raised. A powerful ministry she had, demons being cast out of people, she looked straight into possessed peoples eyes and they were slain, and set free in Jesus name. A couple of times she stopped rain on her crusades to the awe and amazement of many people – powerful works of God. I once asked her why do you get used of God mightily and you remain poor, you have hardships and a lot of persecutions, and yet remain humble to serve him? She did not answer me she only told me she has gotten to a place where wealth and riches don’t move her, GOD MOVES HER,

I wanted so much the impartation of that anointing , but when I asked of it, she told me son, pay the price, behind every glory there is story, allow the lord to make a story in your life, so I learned that there was a price to pay, SHE TOLD ME TO ASK GOD TO TAKE ME TO GETHSEMANE TO SEE WHAT HE SAW.

Later in life in 2003, she got a stroke that paralyzed her on her right side, this took place the same time my wife went away. Mum had prayed for paralyzed people before and they got healed, I saw it – I was there, but here she was paralyzed. Mockers told me physicians heal yourselves, you healed others now heal your mother – they had seen me lay hands on people on similar situations and instantly they got healed. I prayed for mama but nothing took place, God spoke to me and told me that the work He is doing in mama’s heart is of great importance than what I see on the outside. Mum had allowed bitterness and anger and fear, to dwell in her heart the Holy Spirit told me. Mum had given a piece of land to a church freely for them to build a church, but that church never fed the orphans, who are in the same compound. Mum has an orphanage in the same place with the church, but this church despite of being given land for free – they could not feed the kids in the orphanage, when they starved, they drove expensive cars while the orphans starved. So mum got angry, held bitterness in her heart, but this bitterness opened the door for the devil to bring the stroke.

Some times the doors of attacks come when we don’t guard our hearts. Today mum has recovered slowly – she walks now, she talks now, she can travel on her own, the healing took place outwardly as she yielded inwardly to the work of the Holy Spirit to release all those she was holding.

Matt 26:36-38 NKJV  The Prayer in the Garden (Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46)

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

Jesus willingly and deliberately took his disciples to Gethsemane (olive groove) where the olives were being squeezed (oil press) . Olives according to Judges 9:8 – The olive tree said, should I leave my riches of (oil by which God and men are honored (anointed).

Judg 9:8-9 NKJV “The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them. And they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us!’ 9 But the olive tree said to them, ‘Should I cease giving my oil, With which they honor God and men, And go to sway over trees?’

I also learnt that the olives where never planted in temple courts & once I had these facts, God spoke to me to write the following revelation for his remnant church to understand why they go through what they go through.

The holy spirit took me to the book of Zechariah 4:3 the two olives in this verse stand for the two priestly, and royal offices, and symbolize a continuous supply of oil verse 12- Joshua, verse 14 – Zerubbabel royal house of David, (these two olives are people)

Zech 4:2-3 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. 3 Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.” NKJV

They were to do their work in the temple and in the lives of people, they had the spirit enabled ministry, so we see that the olives are not just olives, but olives are people. In this verse the priest are olives to supply oil, and they were not to be planted at the temple courts, they were to work there and in the lives of Gods people. Churches cannot continue be inward centered but outward, Romans 11:17 – gentiles are termed as wild olive shoots that have been grafted in, so olives are people but not really trees only. Rev 11:4 – the power for effective ministry or witness is provide by the Spirit of God.

The oil – to get the oil the olives have to be crushed. Jesus did not allow all disciples at the oil press. Some DISCIPLES sat far off, he took with him the Remnants, those close to him, those intimate with him . MARK 5:37 He did not allow anyone except for the remnants the intimate ones, the close ones, the inner-circle. (intimacy with Jesus will take you where others can’t go) Acts 3:1 the remnants stayed close to each other long after he went, (he unites remnants one to another in the spirit through their limps – Jacob had a limp.) You can only speak of what you know, you can only reproduce who you are – Mark 9:2 Jesus took intimate ones alone, led them up on top of a mountain, all alone, he revealed his glory to them he was transfigured (he only shows forth his glory to the remnants privately and reveals himself through them publicly) Mark 13:3 he gave secrets and revelations to the remnants privately Mark 14:3 he took the remnants again alone Luke 22:8 also.

Mark 9:2-4 NIV After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

HE can only entrust the handling of his body and blood to his remnants – Acts 4:3  the remnants were even arrested together.

Matt 26:36 he went with his disciples to the oil press, some disciples were to sit at the press and wait while he was being pressed to release the Holy Spirit (v 37) – the remnants went along with him to suffer and be pressed with him, he began to be pressed to the point of death – the wrath of God was released on him to crush him to produce oil, (Holy Spirit) the anointing. stay here and keep watch with me (intercede with me, be crushed with me). He distanced himself fell to the ground to be crushed – the Holy Spirit gave me that prayer in a different way. Jesus was saying `Father if it is possible, do not squeeze me into this cup, yet not my will, you own me, and you deserve to draw oil from this olive and save and heal the world.’ The cup symbolizes deep sorrows and sufferings. Sleep kept them from being crushed, sleep = flesh – kept them from producing oil, lack of yieldedness for one hour (v 41) a continuous life of prayer allows God to go past your flesh and touch your spirit (v. 42) He did not enjoy the persecution, and the hardships that he had to endure from the oil press to the cross.

He saw how they hail the king then nail the king – the beatings, the mocking, the nails, the crucifixion, but he surrendered his will to a higher will, and at that moment, oil flowed, the Holy Spirit was only some days away from filling the earth on Pentecost.

Colossians 2:9 NIV For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form

The body of Jesus was the headquarters of Jehovah God on earth, the veil of his flesh, had to be pierced on the cross to loose the fullness of the spirit. Stephen was never promoted to glory till when being stoned he learned to submit his will to a higher will, and when he yielded to the pressing, the oil flowed. When he said ‘father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing’, then he surrendered to a higher will – then the bible says he saw heaven. Revelation comes when we yield to the press and not the flesh – we are the olives the remnants.

If we are the olives, the master has to take us to the press frequently to crush us, to crush past our flesh to produce oil – anointing that honors God and men. The one who knows the price of the oil is the olive, (v 43). Again sleep; flesh kept them from producing oil, their eye lids became heavy. Their flesh was so fat to yield, they could not yield their will, (v 44) He went away again to be crushed.

(v 45) Sleep /flesh still kept them from yieldedness to the Father. Flesh hinders the crushing, just as the olive skins or coat is – it hinders the olive from producing oil. Jesus told them look, the trouble has come upon you, the calamity, the hardship. You could not see it. You did not yield to the will of God in the spirit – you could not see it come – you were in the flesh. John 18:1 They went into the olive grove oil press (v 2). Jesus often took his disciples to the press to press them. That is why the remnants often get pressed – we are close to the Master. The Master frequents the press, so we will frequent with him because we are one with Him.

John 17:4 Jesus prayed I have brought you glory. I have been pressed so the world will receive the anointing, the Holy Spirit, because I yielded to the press.

John 17:19 He prayed, Father I have sanctified Myself. I have set myself apart, by accepting the press. Death to the flesh will reveal the spirit. When they took apart the Lamb of God they revealed the Lion of Judah – the ripping of His flesh at Calvary revealed the Holy Ghost. For us to reveal the Holy Ghost, we must be pressed past our flesh, or flesh has to be ripped to reveal glory. A ghost is thought to be, the departed spirit of someone. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God & as we die to the flesh at the oil press we get consecrated for Gods work – the oil flows!

John 15:1 Jesus is the vine; everyone in him produces fruit. Christians who don’t produce he cuts, that is why people die early before they get to age 78, as the bible requires, they don’t produce fruit, but those remnants who produce fruit – they are pruned, they are taken back to the press to produce more oil. (v 4) No Christian can bring more fruit, if they don’t abide in Jesus. If they abide, then they can always frequent the press, because the Lord loves the press, He loves the olive grove.

The key to much fruit is to remain in Christ, and to frequent the press GETHSEMANE IS A PLACE OF PRODUCTIVITY AND DIVINE ACTIVITY.

John 16:7 Unless I go away the Counselor will not come, unless I agree to be pressed, the anointing will not come, but if I go, if I yield, if I fill the cup with oil – He will flow and come.

[v 16:7] When a mother is pregnant and in labor pains it is painful but when the child is born the pain turns into joy.

Rom 5:3- We rejoice in suffering in the press, the oil press.

Rom 8:17 if we get pressed we will share in his glory

Present pressings to produce oil cannot be compared, to the anointing that will be revealed in the remnants. The lord is saying that he constantly and frequently takes his remnant people to the press. The oil press is to press them to produce oil – we can see that not all the disciples went to the press, but the remnant. Which means that we go through a lot not because God does not care, but because we are close to him, and if you are close, then you go where He goes, he loved the olive grove, He loved the press, the hardships the troubles, the afflictions are the press He will use to produce oil from us. God told me that days are coming and have come, when food and water will be scarce, the Word and the Spirit will be scarce . People will seek his face and not find him, they will search the word with no illumination of it.

The remnants are at the press right now being pressed to produce the oil, the fresh wine, and revelations – the remnants will be His sources of refreshment to this dying and thirsty world, wherever they go – a living spring of water of his spirit will be. And men and women will come to drink from it, so we must love the press! It is painful, but GOD IS HONORED WITH OIL, THAT THE OLIVES PRODUCE, THE PRESS WILL CRUSH THE ANGER, THE FEAR, AND REBELLION, AND FROM THAT WILL COME OIL.

Theodore Aluoch from Kenya

jghm226@yahoo.com

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