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Terms For Adoption

Summary of Sermon Spoken on 15th October 2009 by Pastor Donald Parnell, Dayton, Ohio. U.S.A.

Yes, the Lord is gracious and has provided us a house to live in and understand ourselves. We committed the earthly body of Opal Parnell to the earth from whence it came yesterday. I thank God for the time that he gave me to speak with all of her relations. The Lord gave them many things concerning the resurrection. She is completely healed now. Yes, they are singing the victory on both sides of the veil now. It's "Victory Day".

We had a wonderful Funeral Service yesterday for Sister Opal Parnell. We committed the body back to the earth. It was in Edmonton, Kentucky. We showed how there was an empty tomb in Edmonton, Kentucky, and it was laying in the casket. Opal Parnell had risen and she was not there anymore. We were the angels declaring her victory ... her victory over death, hell and the grave. 'Why seek ye the living in that empty tomb?' She is not there anymore, she has risen.

We showed at the grave site how God keeps His Word. God never changes His mind about His Word. The dust was being lowered back into the earth and the risen one, the Theophany, was raised above the tomb. We were as the angels of God declaring her victory over death. The stony flesh had been rolled away and there was an empty tomb in Edmonton that day. We showed how she only took one thing with her and that was her character.

We speak with a new tongue, we are a new generation in a new age; they don't understand our language of the heavenly Spirit. This message, and the message tomorrow are both on Adoption. The Lord really gave us a great understanding on this term. Adoption is for the flesh-man. The flesh-man unit is adopted into the family of God while it is here. There is an end to the one that is adopted. The flesh-man is only for a season. When you are Born Again ... that is the Work of God upon the flesh-man, making him a brand new unit. [The Theophany can not be new, only something that had a beginning can be new.] The flesh is Born Again according to Acts 2 and Joel 2. Ezekiel said we receive a new heart of flesh ... we become a new person in the flesh. We are adopted. However, perfection is based on the season. No flesh is perfect, it is obedient.

'Terms for Adoption'

HOSEA 2:21 to 22:
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; and the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.

AT THAT DAY = The Day of the Lord, Our Day, Today is the Day.

2:23: And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
HE IS SOWING THE HEAVENS INTO THE EARTH!!! WHAT IS THE HEAVENS, "THE CLOUD". He took the Heavens and sowed them into the earth. A heavenly Body sowed into a wicked body. How does it happen? God sows you into the earth from heaven and then He adopts your earth body. Because ye are sons (because ye are in the Cloud), I sent the Spirit of Adoption upon you to make your flesh a part of the Family of God as long as you are living in it.

JOHN 1:11 to 12:
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:


I was in the Cloud and had the attribute of Sonship, a Son of God in me. I was sown into the earth and then received my new birth at the appointed time. I then "BECAME" a son. Sonship is adoption. The flesh became a Son. The Theophany always had that attribute. Jesus was not always a son: He became a Son in the earth and left the Sonship when He laid down His body and went back to the Father. Now you can place both sides of the Scripture!!! When the flesh body dies, the sonship for me is over. [Adoption / sonship is over when the Theophany is finished with it.]

1:13 to 14: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

YOU WERE NOT A SON UNTIL YOU WERE BORN OF GOD!!!! You only carried an attribute of son ... just as you carried an attribute of father or mother before you ever were either one. [Creation was used to express the attributes.]

1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


ACTS 15:1 to 2: And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

Your flesh can never become a Son of God. God gives you that by grace!!!! This doctrine of "Perfect Flesh" always causes great dissension.

15:3: And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Paul declares that the Son of God are being saved without being circumcised - without works in the flesh. It came by faith, and grace to them from God.

15:4 to 6: And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, that it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

Adoption is not by works (circumcision) of the flesh. It is based on "the presence of the Theophany".

GALATIANS 4:6 to 7: And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

You already had in you an Eternal Attribute of God before the 'foundation of the world'. God opened up the Revelation of Sonship and began to manifest that attribute of Sonship in you because you already had it in you. It is not another Spirit. He just opened the Revelation of the Spirit of Sonship within you. When you had your natural birth you were a "servant" and when you had your New Birth you become a "Son". The Theophany is not in the Heir of God = He is God. [We are Heir to the promises because we are a part of the Hebrew family.] Your flesh-man is an Heir of God or receives the experience of Sonship by being Born Again.

ROMANS 8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Through the Spirit we adopted the mortal man into the Family of God. You can only be adopted if you have representation.

8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

The flesh-man, led by the Theophany man. [Election and adoption go hand and hand.]

8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

You are holy by the Spirit of Adoption manifesting itself in you. You are adopted by the One from the Cloud before the World was. Your flesh-man "Became" a Son of God.

8:16 to 17: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The Father, Word, and Holy Ghost are ONE in me.

8:18: For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The Glory of Adoption is now being revealed in us.


'THE SIGNS OF HIS COMING'; Cleveland, Tennessee. 7th April, 1962.
E-122. Grant, Father, that we will see the Word confirmed as it was in the days of Sodom, as it was with our Lord. If it's a Messiah coming, and we're borned again Messiahettes, as sons of God, adopted, He will have to come into His church to be flesh of His flesh, and bone of His bone.

God sees you as His own. Sons of God adopted, the Messiah in earth! Look at that!!! The flesh of the church become the flesh of Jesus Christ, BY ADOPTION. [The Soul/Theophany is what adopts the flesh man.]

'LOOK'; Phoenix, Arizona. 28th April, 1963.
86. We must cope our lives and focus it in to the Word of God. Just like that we would a picture camera, or try to get the right focus before we snap it, and then we got the real true picture. That's what we want to do, to focus our lives into Jesus Christ ... that Christ and you become the same Person. You are a son Adopted to God by the Blood of the righteous Jesus Christ.

Look at that!! You are a son adopted to God by the Blood of Jesus Christ. We are the Person of Christ. When Jesus Christ sends an adopted Son, He steps into him and it is Jesus Christ speaking to the Church. [God in man. Count it not robbery to be equal with God.] The Blood is applied to the flesh-man - the earth.

'SOULS THAT ARE IN PRISON NOW'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 10th November, 1963.
124. You're a part of God, and I'm a part of God, see; but I'm not all of God, and neither are you all of God. See? See? It's attributes of God upon us, as sons adopted by Jesus Christ. Which, God Himself became flesh, to die for us.

God put on His own body of flesh and for 33 1/2 years, He thought it not robbery to make that flesh body equal with Him. Your Body is the same thing!!!

'JEHOVAH JIREH 1'; Louisville, Mississippi. 2nd April, 1964.
105. He tore the body of Jesus apart, taking the Spirit, lifted up the body to the right hand of the throne of God; and sent down the other part, the part He tore out, the Spirit upon us, which is called the Holy Spirit. And the very Life that was in Christ is in you, that shows He's your Redeemer. He's adopted you unto God, and now we are sons and daughters of God, with the Spirit of Christ. Amen.

The Pillar of Fire is the Body of God, and your flesh body is the body of God adopted into the family. The Gift of the Holy Ghost will clean you up and make you Holy. [Adoption will set you free.]

'A PARADOX'; Tampa, Florida. 18th April, 1964.
219. The Pillar of Fire is identified scientifically, and by the reaction, by Its character and everything else, just the same. As It was when It was dwelling in the body of God's only begotten Son, so does It dwell in the Body of His adopted sons for the last day.

I don't have to clean you up. The Pillar of Fire is dwelling in you and He will adopt you and make you holy. In just the same way as he was in the Body of Jesus, He will dwell in you.

'CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD REVEALED'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 28th July, 1963.
184. "Predestinated!" There's the mystery. He, before Christ or anything else was ever on earth, you see His great mystery, that He chose the Bride. Knowing Eve would fall, from disbelieving the Word, knowing that she would fall; but He would choose a Bride that would not fall, that would hold to that Word regardless of what all the rest of the world had to say about It. They would hold to that Word! They are predestinated to stand there, "the adoption of children by Jesus Christ," predestinated the Church to that great, glorious stand!

153-1. NOW COMES OUR TRIUMPHAL CAPSTONE on the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Galatians 4:4-7, "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ." There it is. Jesus Christ came forth, died upon the cross, and accomplished Redemption (restoring to original owner by means of purchase, or paying the price) and thereby PLACED US AS SONS. He did not make us sons, for we were already His sons, but He placed us as sons; for as long as we were in the world, in the flesh, we could not be recognized as His sons. We were held captive by the devil. But we were sons, nonetheless. And hear this: AND BECAUSE YE ARE SONS, GOD HATH SENT FORTH THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO YOUR HEARTS WHEREBY YOU CRY, FATHER, FATHER."
Upon whom did the Spirit fall at Pentecost? Sons. At Corinth? Upon Sons while they HEARD THE WORD.

[Christ was the first fruits and we are a continuation.] Christ put the attribute of "Sons" in us on display by His submission to death. "PLACED US AS SONS". HE DIDN'T PAY A PRICE FOR THE THEOPHANY, IT IS ETERNAL. HE PAID THE PRICE FOR THE FLESH-MAN TO WALK THAT HARD ROAD AND BE VICTORIOUS.

We were held captive by the devil. But we were sons, nonetheless. And hear this: AND BECAUSE YE ARE SONS, GOD HATH SENT FORTH THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO YOUR HEARTS WHEREBY YOU CRY, FATHER, FATHER." Upon whom did the Spirit fall at Pentecost? Sons. At Corinth? Upon Sons while they HEARD THE WORD.

God revealed Sonship in you. In this Sonship we are crying, "Father, Father". We are moving back into the Father!!!! The flesh-man is adopted by "Hearing the Word".

154-3. Before I close this subject, I know there is a question in your minds. You will want to know if I believe in the doctrine of preexistence. I don't believe in that Mormon doctrine of the preexistence of souls any more than I believe in reincarnation or the transmigration of souls. Be careful here and see this. It is not the person that comes predestinated eternally from God, IT IS THE WORD, OR SEED. That is it. Way back there, too far back for the human mind to grasp, the Eternal God with eternal thoughts, thought and decreed, "JACOB HAVE I LOVED, BUT ESAU HAVE I HATED, (Romans 9:13) AND NEITHER WAS BORN, AND NEITHER HAD DONE GOOD OR EVIL." See, it was the THOUGHT, and then that thought became expressed, and God bought back Jacob, because Jacob alone was SEED. Jacob, alone had the seed; that is why he had respect to the birthright and covenant of God.


If you are true seed, you will hear that Word; the Spirit will baptize you into the body of Christ, filling you and empowering you, and you will receive the Word for your day and age. See how clear the true evidence becomes when the Word is revealed to you? Again, note, Jesus was the Royal Seed. He lived in a human body. When the Spirit called to Him (the Word-Manifested Thought), He went to Jordan and was there baptized in water. Upon obeying the Word, the Holy Spirit came upon Him and the voice said, "This is My beloved Son, hear ye Him." The voice did not say, "This has become My Son," Jesus WAS the Son. The Holy Ghost positioned Him as that Son before them all. Then having been filled thus (and the same pattern holds at Pentecost and ever after), He went in demonstrated power, receiving the full revelation of God and from God, for that day.

The same thing that happened to Jesus at the River Jordan happens to each "Adopted Son". [We are written epistles, being expressed now.] The Holy Ghost made an open show that your flesh is adopted into the family. The Holy Ghost is on the inside making you a Son on the outside.

'HEAR YE HIM'; Parkersburg, West Virginia. 15th December, 1956.
E-39. Then in the Old Testament there come a day that this father brought his son out into the public as a witness, put a robe on him, and set him up upon a great place where all the city could see him. And they had the law of adoption. This father to his own son, who had been borned in his own family, and now was of age, and was a child worthy to take his place, he adopted, or placed his own son into position. Any Bible reader knows that: the placing of a son. Then after that ceremony, that son had a right, his name was just as good on the--the check as his father's was. There's where the church should be today. "The things that I do shall you also; more than this shall you do, for I go to My Father."

'HEAR YE HIM'; Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1st March, 1958.
E-48. Now, the son that was his son... In other Words, he adopted him, by this may, he placed his son positionally. How did he do it? Then that son's name on the check was just as good as the father's, because he was in position. The father had vindicated, had placed that son in position. And I hope you're getting this. And then that son was an heir of what the father had. And we are, what God has, we're joint heirs with Christ, if we are sons of God, positionally placed in the Kingdom, holding our places.

Jesus was baptized and openly placed and adopted. It is ever thereafter for every Son that comes to God.

'ADOPTION 1'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. ADOPTION Series, Part 4. 15th May, 1960.
47. And notice. Oh, this just burns our hearts. Each one of those Hebrew mothers giving birth to those children, she spoke the very place in her labor pains, where they would be positioned in the promised land. Oh, it's a great study. If we could only go into it in details, which would take hours after hours...
Someday when we get our church fixed, I'd just like to come and take a solid month or two, just stay right in it. Watch when they, each one of those mothers, when she called out, "Ephraim," when she was in labour, positionally placed him where his feet was setting in oil. Just exactly every one of them where they were at... And Joshua, not knowing this, but by inspiration, led of the Holy Spirit, after being into the promised land, give each man his promise, exactly what the Holy Spirit promised through the birth back there.

We really get into the Father/Son relationship in tomorrow's message.

'WHY IT HAD TO BE SHEPHERDS'; Tucson, Arizona. 21st December, 1964.
18. And there's a great lesson that sometime I hope to be able to bring at Tucson, of those Hebrew mothers giving birth to those babies. When she groaned at the birth pain of the baby, she called the name of the baby and that positionally placed it in the promised land, it's tribe. The great thing, all the Word of God fits right together. If it doesn't fit together, it's not God's Word that's misfit, it's your thought is misfitting to the Word. It all fits together.
God placed you in your "Geographical Body" in the earth and positioned you in the area that you were to become a Son in the earth. God put a part of Himself in you and positionally placed you at the right time. [He was there all the time.]

"EN MORPHE": God changed Himself, changes His form.

'THE UNVEILING OF GOD'; Jeffersonville, Indiana. 14th June, 1964.
53. If you notice here in Philippians, He said, "Not thinking it robbery, but took the form of man ..." Now, the Greek Word there for that form, I've been looking at it all day yesterday, trying to think out what it was, I find, come with this Word of "en morphe." It's spelled e-n m-o-r-p-h-e. Looking in the Greek, to find out what en morphe was... I may pronounce that wrong, but reason I spell it, when if a tape is released, the people will, scholars will, know what I--I mean by it. He, when the en morphe, that means that He changed Hisself. He, He come down. Now, the Greek Word there means, that, "Something that could not be seen, yet it's there, and then it's changed and the eye can catch it."

Whatever you were at the time of your New Birth, you were in the geographical placing of the earth to receive the Adoption of Sons. God Enmorphed you, changed your body from one thing to another thing. He changed your natural man to a supernatural man! [Adoption brings a connection.] My geographical body adopted into the family is from America; God positioned me here for the Glory of God across the earth. I'm different because He enmorphed me. I love America but that geographical connection will go away. It is not eternal. I am Eternal.

54. Like Elijah was, at Dothan. See, the servant couldn't see all those Angels around there, and God just changed; not brought the Angels down, but He changed the seeing of the servant. And there was the mountains full of Angels, and fire, and horses of fire, and chariots of fire, all around His prophet. See, they, He changed the seeing. The thing is already there. So, that what I'm trying to say, that God that always was is here. The only thing He done when He become man, He changed His mask. See? He, this en morphe, He changed Himself to what He was to what He is, or His mask, another act.

359. So will it be sometime when the Trumpet of the Lord shall be sounded out, time shall be no more. Those who have been looked at and made fun of, that stood there before the open veil and seen the Word of God manifested. Others will scream for It, but, as You said, "It'll be too late then" (they went into the Wedding Supper), and they were left out where there's weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Help every person to believe, this morning, Father; break through every veil of selfishness, every veil of unbelief, and see the Mighty Conqueror unveiled before the believers. For, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. A little while and the world won't see Me no more, yet ye shall see Me." Show Yourself among us, Lord, as You have been doing. Ever remain that way until we are visibly before You, when the en morphe has been changed and You become again Son of man, and Son of David.

'THE MIGHTY GOD UNVEILED BEFORE US'; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 29th June, 1964.
38. Now, if you will take the Old Testament prophesies concerning what the Messiah was to be, you can compare it with the life of Jesus, and you've got it exactly who Jesus was. He was not just an ordinary man. He was God, en morphe. He was changed from the supernatural into the natural form of a Man. Yet, He was God, manifested in the flesh, veiled by a human, fleshly veil.

We love you Brother Winston and all of the Philippine Wife. You're adopted, you're holy, you're placed, and you're connected supernaturally. You have moved from a natural person to a supernatural person. Your body of the flesh-man unit is perfect because our inner-man has adopted it and placed it into the position of Sonship. The perfect Adoption plan is ours. Shake the devil with your revelation of Adoption. Defeat that human spirit.