—"Fear Not!"—A Revelation! DO 1836 9/84
1. THE OTHER NIGHT WHEN I WAS AWAKE IN THE NIGHT SOMETIME & I WAS PRAYING ABOUT OUR WORK IN CHINA & about so many people going there now & the problems involved, I had the strangest experience & one of the strangest answers! It's taken from the Scriptures‚ it sort of paralleled the Scripture. It reminded me of that time in our first message when you, Maria, were praying in tongues & it was that message about Mary, you know, the Magnificat.—"Hail Mary full of grace" & it was that beautiful praise or adoration about Mary. It was the strangest thing this time. It's like I could hear a voice. It was like sometimes you hear in these movies, a big voice from the sky, you know how they have God speaking from the sky in a big booming voice, almost like in an echo chamber like it is from a Great Throne Room, really booming!
2. AND THIS BIG DEEP VOICE SAID, "FEAR NOT! Fear not, son of David, to take unto thee this thy bride, for she shall be thine & this child is of Me & shall be thine." I was almost afraid to tell you because I can't remember it very well. And I think there was a little more but I can't remember. It was a parallel of what the angel said to Joseph when he had the dream when he was about to put Mary away or to separate from her & cancel the betrothal because she was with child. It was a parallel of what the Lord said in that dream. I'll have to look it up to see what the rest of it says. (Mt.1:18-25)
3. IT WAS LIKE A PROPHECY, THAT IT WAS GOING TO RESULT IN SOME GREAT THING, THAT GOD WAS GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS IN CHINA through the birth of this child. I presume that means Chinese children, converts, you know.—Like China is one of His brides & she is going to give Him children. Isn't that beautiful! Oh, it was terrific! It almost makes me cry! So often the Lord gives you a key like that & you can't even remember the whole Scripture. Remember how often He's given us just one little word or a few words from the Scripture, a Scripture which was the key & we looked up the Scripture & it unlocked the whole thing.
4. IT WAS JUST LIKE AN ANGELIC VOICE FROM HEAVEN‚ a big booming Heavenly voice, probably it came to Joseph that same way. It was just like in a dream, in my sleep. The voice said just like in the Scripture‚ "Thou son of David, fear not." Well, in a way I am a son of David‚ I'm a descendant from him. "Fear not to take unto thee" (I'll put in the word here) "China, thy bride." It says here‚ "Mary, thy wife", but it was "China, thy bride".
5. "FOR THAT WHICH IS CONCEIVED IN HER IS OF THE HOLY GHOST." IN OTHER WORDS, SOULS FOR HIS KINGDOM, CHINESE CHILDREN FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Amen? Converts! Chinese children, like the Lord predicted long ago. (See No.273.) We thought that was so far out & so strange I hesitated to put that in that Letter, that one about Chinese children—that I was going to have Chinese children. I mean that sounded crazy! I mean none of us had even gone near China at that time. "For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost", & I would certainly take that to mean Chinese children. "And she shall bring forth a Son & thou shalt call His name Jesus." She'll bring forth many sons, all of them little Jesuses. Amen?
6. "FOR HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS." (Tongues:) "Hear the Word of the Lord from thy Father & hear the Words that I speak unto David, for they are Truth & shall come true & shall be fulfilled!" Thank You Jesus! Wow! I wasn't expecting that! "For He shall save His people from their sins."—Like the Lord is going to save them. They're already His people, they're already His children, saved from the foundation of the World, God's Word says. (Eph.1:4) We are foreordained‚ ordained from the foundation of the World! They're already His, no one can take them away from Him, they're already His! "That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost, & she shall bring forth a Son, & thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins."
7. ISN'T THAT A TERRIFIC PROPHECY? (Tongues: ) "Oh hear ye the Words of thy Father David!" Thank You Jesus! Praise You Lord! Thank You Lord for these Words. Praise You Jesus! "For this thing conceived in her is of Me." Thank You Lord! Thank You Jesus! Anyhow, He goes on & says it was a fulfilment, see, of that which is spoken of the Lord by the Prophets, saying: "Behold, a virgin shall be with child & bring forth a Son, & they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is 'God with us'." (Isa.7:14) (Dad looking through his Bible:) Now I guess we're to expect a miracle because, wait, let's see if this is anywhere else in here. Does it tell that in Mark? No, Mark doesn't say anything about Jesus' birth. Luke?
8. BOY! THERE'S A VERSE THAT SURE SPELLS IT OUT! This expression is not used in the Bible for anything else except sexual intercourse!—All the way through the Old & New Testaments. "And the angel came in unto her"‚ to Mary, "And said, hail, thou art highly favoured. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women." Here he is fucking her, no wonder she was so surprised! You & I know that can happen‚ a spiritual intercourse. I mean you know how surprising it is when it happens, it's happened several times with these goddesses. "And when she saw him she was troubled at his saying & cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be." (Lk.1:28-29) Can you imagine how shocked she was if she was actually awakened having intercourse with him when this happened! (Maria: And to say it was going to result in a physical manifestation.) Yes!
9. "AND HE SAID UNTO HER, FEAR NOT, MARY, FOR THOU HAST FAVOUR WITH GOD, & BEHOLD, THOU SHALT CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB & BRING FORTH A SON, & thou shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great & shall be called the Son of the Highest. The Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His Father David & He shall reign over the House of Jacob forever, & of His Kingdom there shall be no end!" How about that! "Then said Mary to the angel: How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"—She'd just known an angel! "The angel answered & said unto her‚ the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. Therefore, also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God!" (Lk.1:30–35)
10. NOW IT SOUNDS HERE LIKE THE ANGEL DID THE PHYSICAL PART OF IT but then of course it was the Spirit Who inspired the whole thing & caused her to conceive. I mean you can do a lot of fucking without conceiving, right? So it was as though the angel did the fucking. Did we ever publish those things? I always figured it was the Holy Ghost that did it‚ God in human form. But that didn't fit our doctrine at all, of the Spirit being the Mother of the Trinity.
11. HEY! IT WAS LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE SPIRITUAL MOTHER! THAT WOULD FIT THE WHOLE PICTURE! The angel did the man's part & then the Holy Ghost, listen, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee & the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. Therefore also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." In other words‚ it was like the Holy Spirit caused her to conceive, see? The angel came in unto her. It's almost like God was fucking the Holy Spirit!—I mean like it was almost all a spiritual thing, they just used Mary for a vehicle. Isn't that something? It was just like it was, He was definitely the Son of God & the Holy Spirit! God fucked the Holy Spirit in Mary & she conceived Jesus!
12. I MEAN THAT FITS THE WHOLE THING! I never could figure that out before, how the Holy Spirit could be female & still fuck Mary. Remember? But it was the angel that came in unto her, & then it was the Holy Spirit that caused her to conceive! Isn't that something? It was just like God did the physical part by the angel. And then the Holy Spirit sort of did the Mothering, caused Mary to conceive. But it was all within the body of Mary so Jesus could have the body of a man, a human being. God had to use Mary as the vehicle. Isn't that something?
13. WELL, WE'RE GETTING INTO SOMETHING ELSE HERE NOW. BUT THAT SURE FITS THE PICTURE! I mean it's a typology. That fits the picture. My Mother used to put it this way: That God is the One Who really sows the seed & the Holy Spirit, like a Mother, warms it & conceives. It's God's Word, His seed given in the hearts of converts which the Mother Holy Spirit causes to conceive the seed of the Word, she causes it to conceive in the heart of the convert & it brings forth a child into the Kingdom of God.—A new born-again spirit in the Kingdom of God in the form of a human being! Right? Do you understand what I mean?
14. SO WHAT A TYPOLOGY FOR THE LORD TO USE THAT ABOUT CHINA!—Because we are His physical agents but it is actually His seed, His Word that does it, Mothered by the Holy Spirit. Then it brings forth the human children of God. In other words, in this case, Chinese children. Isn't that beautiful? That's terrific! The Lord finally unlocked that! I just couldn't understand it, how it could be that if the Holy Ghost is female she could have taken the form of a man to fuck Mary? But it was the angel that did it, it says "the angel of the Lord". Now does it name the angel here? See‚ it just says an angel.—It does not name him here. (Mt.1:20-21)
15. NOW ABRAHAM SAW THE LORD ON THE DESERT & entertained Him on the desert one day. (Gen.18) He said he saw three men & then afterwards realised they were angels, or it was the Lord‚ he called him "my Lord". He looked on him as male, but also he looked on the Lord as an angel. Do you understand? The Lord had taken what they call in theology a theophany, a god-body. He had embodied Himself in some way to appear to Abraham, & of course, I always figured that that was probably Jesus in His pre-existence.
16. BUT WHAT A PICTURE, THAT JUST SOLVES THE WHOLE PROBLEM! That's a beautiful picture & I don't think I ever noticed that before. That's Luke 1:26-35. I was reading that first Scripture out of Matthew, the first chapter, where the angel made that promise that I got in my dream. That was Matthew 1:20 & 21. Now this one I just read where I read "And the angel came in unto her."—That is an expression used all the way through the Old Testament & New Testament both, where they're having sexual intercourse, & always resulted in some important child. Now how could that be any clearer? In other words‚ God in the form of an angel, He embodied Himself. After all‚ it said it was to be the Son of God, right? How could He be the Son of God unless God was the Father? Right? So how did God do it? He took on the form of an angel, fucked Mary, & the Holy Spirit, the Mother, caused her to conceive. It was like it was all going on between the two great Spirits, in a sense, within the body of Mary.—Fucked by the Lord & actually Mothered by the Holy Spirit. Isn't that something? That's beautiful!
17. WELL, I DIDN'T EXPECT TO GET TWO THINGS OUT OF THIS AT THE SAME TIME NOW! So often the Lord gives us some little Scripture or a few words, & then I get so much out of it! It unlocks it‚ I didn't expect it to unlock so many doors, though. Ah! Here it names the angel in the 26th verse of Luke 1: "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth‚ to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph‚ of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary." Now, I've heard it argued before that this angel that was always appearing back through the Old Testament & then, since he seemed to be such a chief angel‚ Gabriel, was perhaps Christ Himself. This is the way the preachers used to tell it in the Old Testament—in other words, God Himself in a bodily form, which they could only figure out to be Jesus in His pre-existence.
18. BUT HERE IT SAYS IT'S GABRIEL! So why couldn't that be the embodiment of God in the form of angel when He wants to appear to people & talk to people?—Gabriel! Why not? I mean an angel, after all, is in a sense the embodiment of God. And to talk to people God had to have a mouth & had to have a body, an embodiment, so that the physical appearance that He used to appear & talk to people was an angel & here the angel was called Gabriel. So why not?
19. "AND THE ANGEL CAME IN UNTO HER." THAT'S ONLY USED FOR SEXUAL INTERCOURSE THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, all through the Bible. Boy, oh boy! Let me tell you!—The church is so afraid of sex! I mean they would have been absolutely horrified‚ especially the Catholic church, to think that God could have committed sex with Mary!—God actually had sex! I mean to them it is such a sin, practically a crime! Well‚ I haven't gotten to the end of my story yet. I'm trying to find out if it had that message to Joseph in here anywhere. No, the next thing it starts to tell you is about their trip to Bethlehem. Isn't that funny? It doesn't tell anything about that business of Joseph having the dream etc. That's amazing, huh? Hmmm. So Luke doesn't say anything about that & Mark doesn't tell anything about that. Let's see if John says anything about that. I don't think so, because John starts right off with John the Baptist baptising Jesus.
20. SO MATTHEW IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TELLS THAT STORY ABOUT JOSEPH'S DREAM. So that Scripture is only there that one time, & those words were just as clear & echoing like the voice of an angel! It was beautiful! "Fear thou not, O son of David", but I would have rejected that in my mind because I would have thought that would be peculiar for the Lord to be calling me a son of David. But I'm a son of David in more ways than one: By natural Jewish line—I'm the son of his Words in a sense, the seed of his Words, I'm a great admirer of David, I'm a son of David in many ways. Jesus is also called the son of David‚ & I'm one of Jesus' sons so that makes me a son of David too, so why not? Amen?
21. I WAS REALLY WORRYING ABOUT OUR KIDS GOING TO CHINA, you know. I thought, "My God! What are we doing going into a Communist country, actually behind the Red Line into Red Communist China!"—Behind the Bamboo Curtain‚ they call it, not the Iron Curtain but the Bamboo Curtain, & into Red Communist China under the absolute control of the Communists, & therefore it seemed under the control of the Devil! I was really worrying about it in the night. "Lord, are they doing the right thing to go? Aren't they going to be under the power of the Devil & his forces there & in their hands? It's a terribly dangerous thing to do! Maybe the Chinese don't know who they are but the Devil will know who they are! And he's the one that seems to control China & he could cause the authorities, you know, to find out or do something or whatever."
22. AND SO THE LORD SURE USED THE RIGHT SCRIPTURE: "FEAR THOU NOT!" How does it go? I've got to read it again, it's so beautiful. And that's the only place it's in the whole Bible, there in this first chapter of Matthew. "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife." Now the Voice didn't fully follow that exact order but it was like it was played to the same tune in a sense. "Fear not, O thou son of David, to take unto thee China thy bride! For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." In other words, this thing is of the Lord. "And she shall bring forth a Son & thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins." That was a flat-out prophecy! In other words, nothing can stop it!—Nothing!—Not all the power of Red China, not all the power of the Communist World is going to be able to stop it!
23. THAT WAS THE MARVELLOUS ASSURANCE I GOT FROM THAT SCRIPTURE THE LORD GAVE ME! "DON'T WORRY!" in other words, He was saying‚ "I'm in control! They're not in control. I'm the Boss & they can't stop Me! There's nothing they can do to stop Me! I'll do what I please in China!—And there's nothing they can do about it!" See? Then I went to sleep with such assurance & peace about it all: "Well Lord, it's all in Your hands. If You want them there, there is nothing China can do to stop them!" HAL! TYJ!
24. SO PRAISE THE LORD! THANK YOU LORD! ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL? WASN'T THAT A BEAUTIFUL REVELATION? I kept forgetting to tell you about it. I was almost afraid to tell you, that's why I think I didn't tell you right away because it sounded so far out‚ so strange! I've never had the Lord speak to me like that‚ like the voice of an angel in a big booming echoing voice like it was in the Throne Room or from the sky or something.—Just like Joseph must have heard it‚ you know? Isn't that beautiful? "Fear not to take unto thee China thy Bride!"
25. NOW ISN'T THAT AMAZING THAT GOD WOULD USE THAT KIND OF A SIMILE, "THY BRIDE, CHINA AS THY BRIDE". I think He said "China as thy bride". "For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. For she shall bring forth a Son, & thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins." In other words, God is going to save them & there is nothing all the Communists in Red China can do to stop it! Isn't that wonderful?
26. THE LORD WAS JUST AS GOOD AS SAYING, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. IF I WANT TO DO IT, THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO STOP IT, I'LL GET IT DONE! PERIOD! If I want to do it, there is nothing they can do to stop it." I said, "All right then‚ Lord," I committed it to the Lord then‚ I said, "It's in Your hands. I'll just leave it with You." The Lord was as good as saying, "Don't worry about it. If I want them to go, they will go! And there is nothing they can do to stop them!" That was the idea. Now it is up to the Lord whether they go into China, it's in the Lord's hands.
27. THE LORD SAID, "FEAR NOT!" THE KEY NOTE WAS TO "FEAR NOT"!—"TO TAKE UNTO THEE CHINA THY BRIDE!" It's a slightly different wording from the angel's message to Joseph but it was the same tune, you might say, it was a parallel & it was a beautiful parallel because I was getting it like in my dream, in my sleep & like the voice of an angel from above. And the main message was "Fear not!" Quit worrying. Don't worry about it, I'll take care of it."
28. HAL! TYJ! I'VE GOT A LOT MORE PEACE ABOUT IT NOW.—Have you? Do you believe it?—Are you willing to go? Just please don't go without counsel & clearance. Thanks! GBAKY as you make China His Bride & she bears Him Chinese children for His Kingdom! Hal! TYJ!—In Jesus' name, amen!