Inspirational Vibrations - 1982 - Preached in Charlotte, NC.
"There's seven angelic beings that God speaks of, and in each one of these categorizings He uses an angel to a church. You know, we speak about the church-ages, and we talk about how that God moved through the church-ages. Whereas again (as I said the other night concerning the rapture) there is no such thing as church-ages. There is no Bible for the teaching of church-ages. Though there's books published concerning church-ages, and though there's a lot of things said concerning the church-ages, yet in all reality there is no such thing as church-ages when it comes to The Bible. It doesn't speak of any church-ages. What it speaks of is Paul the Apostle that established nine churches around the areas of Asia Minor, and out of these nine churches The Lord Jesus Christ picked seven of these churches, and these churches He likens unto our different day and our different time. Or that is, He says concerning these seven churches, that there are seven angels that has been commissioned to go to each one of these churches. Paul the Apostle standing in the midst of these churches represents the Son of God. Paul established the seven churches that Jesus calls by name in the Book of Revelation. And Paul the Apostle is standing in the midst of those seven churches, having been the one that established them, he shows The Lord Jesus Christ at the end of what we refer to as the church-ages. Whereas Christ Himself is standing in the midst of the candlesticks, and Christ tells us that these candlesticks are the seven churches, and He names these seven churches as the seven churches that Paul established. Paul makes is plain that it is not him living. He said, "It is not I that liveth, but it is Christ that liveth within me, and the life I now live I live by the Son of God that died and gave Himself for me." And so then we see that what Paul meant, when he made the statement, that 'God has chosen me to reveal Christ in my life.' That is, Christ in the midst of the churches. Christ standing in the midst of the churches at the beginning of the Book of Revelation, as we say, in the sense of the church-ages. It is pointed out that it is Paul in the midst of the churches; Christ within the veil."
"We should never be so childish as to think that we're gonna see God with these natural eyes. For The Bible said God is the great light unto which no man can approach, whom no man has seen nor can see. With these conductive nerves from my eye to my brain I could never hope to see God, there's no possible way. The Bible said in the Book of Revelation, when He appears as the ancient of days, that all of the world fades away. Even the islands fade away. The Bible said the mountains fade away, even the ocean fades away, and nothing is left because of the brightness of His coming. There is no way that we could do it. As a matter of fact, Paul just caught a glimpse of the light and was blind for a number of days. So then we see God through the eyes of our understanding, comprehending God, comprehending the height, comprehending the width, comprehending the length, comprehending the greatness of God. That's why it's necessary to get the mind of Jesus, to hear these words that we're speaking to you tonight. See, the vibrations that come to your hearing."