“He expounded the matter to them from morning till evening, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the law of Moses and from the prophets. And some were convinced by what he said, while others disbelieved. So, as they disagreed among themselves, they departed, after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
‘Go to this people, and say,
You shall indeed hear but never understand,
and you shall indeed see but never perceive.
For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and their ears are heavy of hearing,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest they should perceive with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart,
and turn for me to heal them.’
Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”
And he…welcomed all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered” Acts 28:23-31 RSV
Ask the Father of Glory, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for a Spirit of Wisdom and Knowledge of God and his glory of Christ, the eyes of your heart enlightened, your Understanding enlightened to KNOW your calling, your inheritance, and the immeasurable greatness of the Power and Might in Christ (Ephesians 1:17-23); eyes opened to see to TURN from idols to the Living God, TURN from darkness to Marvelous Light, TURN from woke darkness to the True Light of the gospel of the GLORY of Christ, the exact likeness of God the Father, TURN from the power of satan to the Power of God, delivered from the dominion of darkness AND transferred into the Kingdom of the Beloved Son where we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; a place IN CHRIST with those who are sanctified by FAITH in Christ (Acts 26:18; Colossians 1:9-14).
TURN from the harlot (Ezekiel ch 23-24; Hosea ch 2-14) to the Bride who has the Bridegroom, Christ the King of kings and Lord of lords, in the one Body and one Spirit of God, the True Church whose Head is Christ Jesus who has the Bride whom he loves, gives himself for her; washes, cleanses, sanctifies; presents her in splendor without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish; nourished, cherished, members of his Body, yoked to him, joined in one Spirit, the “two become one” in the profound mystery of Christ (Ephesians 5:23-32); making her one with Himself; unveiling you so you can behold the glory of the Lord and be changed into his image and likeness from one degree of glory to another; for THIS comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:12-18). “The Bride makes herself ready” (Revelation 19:7; Matthew 22:1-14, 25:1-13).
Christ sanctifies you in Truth by the Spirit; God’s Word is Truth; Jesus is the Word of God made manifest. Christ consecrated himself in Truth so you can consecrate yourselves to him, the Truth. Christ gives you the glory the Father gave him, so you can be one with the Father and Son (John 17:17-23). Jesus makes the Father known to you, who pours his Love into your heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5), who in Christ gives you Peace (John 16:33), and Joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17) when you are washed and regenerated, born again, anew from Above, that renews in the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5); your transformation is renewal in the Mind of Christ when you stop conforming to this world system of beliefs (Romans 12:2).
Jesus is the First Born from the dead in the New Covenant, so do not be deceived but RECEIVE every good endowment and every perfect gift that comes down from the Father of lights without variation or shadow due to change, out of God’s Will by the Word of Truth, be brought forth as a kind of first fruit of the new creation in Christ (James 1:16-18). “I come to awake you out of sleep…Did I not tell you that IF you would believe you would see the GLORY of God?” ~Jesus in John 11:11, 40
Take off your grave clothes of fallen Adam, naked and exposed, and put on the garment of salvation, the robe of righteousness, and white wedding garment of Christ. “Blessed is he who is AWAKE, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed” (Revelation 16:15). Be clothed with Holy Spirit and fire; be clothed with Christ; no longer animal skins like fallen Adam, having fallen to animal instincts and survival of the fittest of the old mind and old forms and old polluted seas. Eat of the Word, Living Bread, and drink of the HOLY Spirit, the Living Water, and rivers of glorified Christ Jesus will be a Fountain of Life in you, overflowing rivers from you.
IF any one is in Christ, you are a new creation, crucified WITH Christ, no longer “I” of fallen Adam who lives, but Christ who lives in you; and the life you now live in the flesh, live by faith in the Son of God who loves you and gave himself for you. Do not nullify the grace of God. Do not be bewitched by the world system of sorcery, images instead of the glory, exchanging truth for lies. Wake up from the enchantment, spells, trances of the world system of beliefs, veiled by the god of this world who blinds minds of unbelievers, veiling the gospel to those who are perishing form the beliefs of the fallen world system (2 Corinthians 5:16-18; Galatians 2:20-3:1).
“Awake, O sleeper, AND arise from the dead, and Christ will give you Light” Ephesians 5:14
The glory the Father gave the Son, he gives to the Bride who has the Spirit. The pure Bride is presented betrothed to her One Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2). The many-membered Bride is the many-membered one Body with one HOLY Spirit in Christ. The Bride arises and shines with the Light and Glory of Christ as the darkness increases in the world and thick darkness her people; as sin abounds grace abounds more; as lawlessness, disobedience, and rebellion increase, the Bride cleaves even more to her Bridegroom of Glory to shine in the darkness of a corrupt world and STANDS against the wiles, schemes, devices, agenda of the world rulers of this present darkness, hosts of fallen angels, unclean, familiar, demonic, or evil spirits.
Turn from the harlot to the Bride; turn from the beast mind to the Mind of Christ; turn from the false prophets of media to the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth who guides you into all the truth of God in Christ and Christ in you.
“Christ is the SOLE expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the PERFECT imprint and VERY image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty Word of Power” (Hebrews 1:3 AMP Classic).
“Arise [from the depression and prostration in which CIRCUMSTANCES have kept you — rise to NEW LIFE!] Shine (be radiant with the GLORY of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! For behold, darkness covers the earth, and dense darkness all peoples, but the Lord shall ARISE upon you, and His glory shall be seen on you” Isaiah 60:1-2 AMP C
“For once you were darkness, but now you are light IN THE LORD; walk as children of Light…For the fruit of Light or the Spirit consists of every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life…Take NO PART in and have no fellowship with darkness, but instead expose and reprove and convict them. For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that such people practice in SECRET” Ephesians 5:8-12 AMPC
“Furthermore brethren, do pray that the Word of the Lord may speed on (spread rapidly and run its course) and be glorified, extolled, and triumph, even as it has done with you. And that we may be DELIVERED FROM perverse, improper, unrighteous, and wicked actively malicious men, for not everybody has faith and is held by it. Yet the Lord is Faithful and He will strengthen you and set you on the Firm Foundation and guard you from the evil one. And we have CONFIDENCE in the Lord…May the Lord direct your hearts and realizing and showing the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ and in waiting for His return…Now may the Lord of Peace Himself grant you His Peace (the Peace of His Kingdom) at all times and in all ways (under all circumstances and conditions whatever comes]. The Lord be with you all” 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5, 16
“You are not in darkness [given up to the power of darkness], brethren, for the Day to overtake you by surprise like a thief. For you are sons of Light and sons of the Day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide AWAKE (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect)…We belong to the Day…for God has not appointed us to incur His wrath, but obtain His Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead at Christ’s appearing, we might live together WITH Him and share HIS [resurrection] LIFE. Therefore encourage [admonish, exhort] one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another…And may the God of Peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and WHOLLY consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul AND BODY be preserved sound and complete and found blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah. Faithful is He who is calling you to Himself and utterly Trustworthy and He will do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]” 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11, 23-24
“KNOW what a critical hour this is, how it is high time now for you to WAKE UP out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on CHRIST, the Messiah). The night is FAR GONE and the DAY is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and PUT ON the full armor of light…Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah” Romans 13:11-14
It is MORE THAN time to TURN before the Door closes…
“He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as LIGHT into the world, that whoever BELIEVES in Me may not remain in darkness. IF any one HEARS My sayings and does not KEEP them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to SAVE the world. He who rejects Me and does not RECEIVE My sayings has JUDGE; the WORD that I have spoken will be his judge on the LAST DAY…What I say is as the Father has bidden Me” ~Jesus in John 12:44-50 RSV
“Lord, who has BELIEVED our report, and to whom has the Arm of the Lord been REVEALED? Those can’t believe whose eyes are blinded and hearts are hard, lest they see with their eyes and perceive with their hearts, and TURN for Me to HEAL them. Isaiah said this because he SAW the glory of Christ and SPOKE of Him” John 12:38-41
Have the LIGHT, believe in the LIGHT, that you may become sons of LIGHT (John 12:36). “He who receives Me, receives God the Father who sent Me” ~Jesus in John 13:20
“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you FOREVER, even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it neither SEES or KNOWS him; but you KNOW when he dwells WITH YOU and IN YOU. I will not leave you as orphans or widows…the world will see me NO MORE, but you will see Me…In that Day you will KNOW that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you…I will manifest Myself to you…If you love Me you will keep My Word, and My Father will love you and we will come and make our Home with you…The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father sends in My Name, will teach you ALL things, and bring to your remembrance ALL that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; My Peace, not world peace. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let your hearts be afraid…I will come to you…rejoice that I went to My Father; for the Father is greater than I…the ruler of THIS WORLD has no power over Me…You are already made clean by the Word I speak to you. Abide in Me, and I in you…IF you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By THIS My Father is glorified” ~Jesus in John 14:16-20, 15:3-4, 7-8
“In Me you may have Peace. IN THE WORLD you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have OVERCOME the world” ~Jesus in John 16:33
“See that you do not refuse Jesus who speaks to you…His Voice shakes…removing what is shaken in order that what cannot be shaken REMAINS. Therefore, let us be GRATEFUL for RECEIVING a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire” Hebrews 12:25-29
In Christ and Christ in you, the kingdoms of the world have become the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ, and he shall REIGN for ever and ever” Revelation 11:15
“If because of one man’s trespass, DEATH REIGNED through [fallen Adam], how much MORE will those who RECEIVE the abundance of grace and the free gift of RIGHTEOUSNESS reign in life THROUGH the one man Jesus Christ” Romans 5:17
“Let NO DISTRUST make you waver concerning the promises of God, but grow STRONG in FAITH as you give glory to God, FULLY CONVINCED that God IS ABLE to do what he has promised” Romans 4:20-21
“HIS divine POWER grants to us ALL things that pertain to life and godliness, through the Knowledge of him who calls us to his own glory and excellence, by which he grants to us his precious and very great PROMISES, that THROUGH THESE you may ESCAPE the corruption in the world and become PARTAKERS of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1:3-4
Be re-MINDED in Christ; re-MEMBERING in God’s one Body and one Spirit in Christ; having the prophetic Words of Jesus made more sure; doing well by paying attention to the Words of Jesus as a lamp SHINING in a dark place (the lamp of the Lamb in you, full of oil, fire, and eyes to see Revelation 21:23) until the eternal Day dawns in you, the morning star RISES in your HEART, and the Son of Righteousness rises with resurrection life and Spirit of his Words in you (Malachi 4:1-3; 2 Peter 1:12-19). I hope this arouses your sincere mind, beloveds of Christ, by way of reminder; that you should remember God, not remember the former things or let them come to mind (2 Peter 3:1-2; Isaiah 65:17) but be glad and rejoice in what God is creating now (Isaiah 65:18, 66:22). The things of the world that now exist [apart from Christ] are destined for the fire of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that WITH THE LORD one day is AS a thousand, and a thousand AS one day…Since all these things [apart from Christ] are to be dissolved by fire, what sort of persons ought you be? live lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God…But according to his PROMISE we wait for a new heaven and a new earth in which RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you wait, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and AT PEACE (2 Peter 3:7-14).
“This is the message we have HEARD from Jesus and PROCLAIM to you, that God is LIGHT and in him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL…The Blood of Jesus the Son cleanses us from ALL sin…If we confess our sins, he is Faithful and Just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness” 1 John 1:5-9
Do not be deceived. The anointing you RECEIVE from the Father and Son abides in you, and you have no need that any one teach you; as his ANOINTING teaches you about EVERYTHING and is TRUE and no lie, just as it has taught you, ABIDE IN CHRIST (1 John 2:26-27). Do not be conformed to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the RENEWAL of your mind IN CHRIST, that you may PROVE what is the Word, Will and Spirit of God, all that is good, true, righteous, acceptable, holy and perfect by the grace given to you in Christ…according to the measure of faith God has assigned to you. For as in ONE BODY we have many members, all the members do not have the same function. The one Body IN CHRIST has individual members but all OF one Spirit when born again of God. Hold fast to what is of God; hate what is evil. Be aglow in the Spirit of God (Romans 12:2-11).
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one, so it is WITH CHRIST. For by one Spirit we are baptized into one Body [Jesus’ Baptism of Holy Spirit and fire]…all are made to drink of one Spirit…Now in the Body of Christ, you are individually members” (1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Galatians 3:27).
Be eager to maintain the unity of the HOLY Spirit in the bond of Peace found only in Christ (Ephesians 4:4); apart from Christ there is division, separation from God, sin, falling short of the glory, death, works of the devil, with fear abounding. Apart from the Spirit of God our Father and Son, there is only relative truth, plurality of truths, mixed truths with lies, and good mixed with evil, eating of satan’s tree and the polluted old seas of the old fallen heavens and earth. “The god of this world blinds minds to keep unbelievers from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the exact image and likeness of God” (2 Corinthinans 4:4). But in Christ we see the glory of God in the presence of Christ; the treasure of heaven dwelling in our hearts, manifesting the resurrection life and Spirit of the Word being made flesh in you. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life” Proverbs 13:12
Christ is both the Wisdom and Power of God; wisdom within and clothed with power is the Bride who has the Bridegroom. The Wisdom is a tree of life within; the Power is the clothing Jesus asks his disciples to wait to receive before ministering as the Church; who matures into the Bride who has the Bridegroom.
“Him we PROCLAIM, warning every one AND teaching every one in all wisdom, that we may present every one MATURE in Christ” (Colossians 1:28).
“Hearts knit together [with Christ] in Love, to have ALL the riches of assured Understanding and the Knowledge of God’s mystery of Christ, in whom ALL the treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge are hidden…RECEIVE Christ, live IN HIM, rooted and built up IN HIM…See that no one makes a PREY of you…not according to Christ. For IN HIM the WHOLE FULLNESS of the Godhead dwells bodily, and you come to FULLNESS OF LIFE IN HIM, who is the HEAD of ALL rule and authority…If WITH CHRIST you died to the elemental spirits of the universe, why do you live as if you still belong to the world?…IF you have been RAISED with Christ, seek the things that are Above where Christ is, seated at the Right Hand of God. Set your minds on things that are Above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid WITH CHRIST in God…Put on the new nature, which is being renewed in the Knowledge after the image of its Creator…All of Christ in ALL of you…Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with THANKFULNESS in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving THANKS to God the Father THROUGH him…pray for God to open a door for the Word, to declare the mystery of Christ…STAND MATURE and fully assured in ALL the Will of God…See that you fulfill the ministry you receive IN THE LORD” Colossians 2:2-4:17
Turn and return to the Lord God Almighty and never turn back!