Resurrection After Loss

“One day I had a breakthrough experience that changed my life forever. I was reading the Bible and noticed that Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb on Sunday morning, after He was crucified and buried. The stone in front of the tomb was rolled aside, so she knelt down and looked within, but His body was not there. Mary did not realize that He had been resurrected from the dead. She did not know where He was, and began to cry because of her great loss.

Inside the tomb were two angels who asked her why she was crying. Then behind her came the voice of a man she thought was a gardener—but it was Jesus. When He spoke her name, “Mary,” she recognized Him and was ecstatic (John 20:1–16).

“As I read this, my eyes were opened to a key for getting over rejection, pain, and losses from the past.”  ~Doug Addison

For Mary, her pain was the loss of a friend and leader who may have been the first to ever care for her. Notice these key elements of this account in John 20:1–16: The other disciples spent time at the tomb and went back home, but Mary stayed there crying. Mary looked into the tomb, focused on her loss, similar to when we focus on the loss and pain of our past.

There Is No Life in the Tomb

Too often, we focus on the tomb of our past. Yes, there is an appropriate amount of time to deal with grief and loss. But there is also a time to look in a new direction. You cannot live your life at the tomb of your past. Did you notice where Jesus was? He was behind her. Mary had to stand up and turn 180 degrees from the tomb. This symbolizes the need for us to turn our focus away from our past pain and loss.

Notice that Jesus appeared as a gardener. This symbolizes that when you focus on the future, God is there to help things grow and bring life. Also, Mary saw two angels inside the tomb. The symbolism here is that inside every painful experience is a blessing from God, if we can only recognize it.

When Jesus said, “Mary,” her eyes were opened and she immediately recognized Him. Oftentimes, we are not able to recognize the work of God in our painful situation. I started to realize that inside every painful experience is a gift. By simply changing your focus, you can allow the past to strengthen you and give you the necessary tools to help others who are camped out at their tombs.

This is an important part of hearing the voice of God. As you develop a close relationship with Him, God will find ways to let you know He loves and cares for you specifically. The power of turning away from the past and negative things is vital to receiving all that God has for us.”  ~Doug Addison

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It Wasn’t An Apple

When people believe what has been told to them, the passing on of traditions instead of going directly to the Living One yourself, beliefs are a mixture of lies and truth, darkness mixed with light; feeding off of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and calling it good. Reading the old testament is a true testament of humans getting their life’s nourishment from tainted fruit; it leads to abominations and death.

What may look really good can cause the greatest destruction when it is not sourced from God who created heaven and earth, and created humans in God’s image and likeness. Now humans have made god in their image and likeness, and turned many from knowing the real, living Christ, the Holy One, the exact image and likeness of God, the Son, the Messiah who was sent for all, who was, and is and is to come.

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come, holy, holy, holy”

Darkness disguised as light is the most subtle deception, as are its “servants of righteousness” who are not of Christ of God our Father. They are fathered by the father of  lies, counterfeiting Christ, teaching what they have been taught from parents, teachers or spiritual leaders who are deceived. Pure evil is easy to see as evil, unless one is fed a steady diet of it from the time one is born in this world. Discernment of spirits is a gift of the Spirit of God.

What a wicked game, the thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy, who lies and deceives, to keep you from coming to Jesus, coming to life and life abundant. Read through the new testament of Jesus, asking God to give you understanding, and the Holy Spirit can open you eyes to see, ears to hear, and heart to spiritually perceive. Someone said no one can read through the New Testament twice without experiencing or encountering Jesus.

“Come to Me, you who are tired and heavy-laden with burdens you were never meant to carry, and I will give you rest. Yoke to Me and learn from Me for my heart is tender, compassionate, and humble and you will find rest for your soul. My burden is easy and My yoke is light”

“Come and see”

“Come and drink of Me and out of you will flow rivers of living water”

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come” and let those who hear say, “Come” and those who thirst come, and those who desire the REAL take the water of life without price (Revelation 22:17).

It is easy enough now to see the weeds from the Vine so we can go to the root of the weeds and pull them up, by the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit, whom only God can send to you through the finished work of the Cross of Jesus. We can do nothing apart from Christ. Ask and receive. Only the Vine of Christ produces the fruit of God our Father, giving pure, unadulterated life. The Holy Spirit keeps us on the Vine when we come to Jesus and remain; continuing to eat and drink of the Word and Spirit of God: the Living River from the Throne, life and Spirit sent down out of heaven from God to heal, deliver, set free and lead you as a son of God by the Spirit of God.

“Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues”

Come to Jesus, our Living Hope; Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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That’s Right

The “that’s right” meter is broken; only glorified Jesus can fix the meter, the discernment by the Spirit of the Lord he prays the Father to send DOWN, that raises us UP to HIMSELF spirit and soul (heart, mind, will), come down from heaven out of God making our body a temple of God where the Holy Spirit dwells so we can glorify God in our body: our spiritual worship; giving our entire spirit and soul and body to Christ Jesus and he gives us every good endowment and every perfect gift (James 1:17-18) and every spiritual gift (1 Corinthians 12:4-31) according to the plan and purpose God our Father has for each.

The spiritual gifts include discernment; sorely needed right now. If you discern a body of believers is allowing a mixture of spirits, PRAY and INTERCEDE for them. No one but Jesus is PERFECT and HOLY. ” Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.” We bring all imperfections to Jesus and he gives us HIS SPIRIT so we surrender the old, receive the new, yielding to be led by Holy Spirit and fire in the Vine of Christ, the pillar of glory light and fire light from heaven to earth, the veil torn, so IN CHRIST SPIRIT we are the new creation. Apart from Christ of God we can do nothing; so come to Christ, yoke, learn, find rest, and let God work in you…without grumbling, questioning; that you may be blameless, innocent, spotless (Philippians 2:12-18).

“There are a variety of gifts but the same Spirit; varieties of service but the same Lord; and there are VARIETIES OF WORKING but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the MANIFESTATION of the Spirit for the common good.”

If you despise the manifestation in another, you harm our common good.

Given through the Spirit are the gifts of:

  • utterance of wisdom
  • utterance of knowledge
  • faith
  • gifts of healing
  • working of miracles
  • prophecy
  • ability to distinguish between the spirits: discernment
  • various kinds of tongues
  • interpretation of tongues

“ALL these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. For just as the body is one with many members, all the members of the body, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we are baptized into one body…all are made to drink of one Spirit” 1 Cor 12:11-13

“There is one body and one Spirit…one God and Father who is ABOVE ALL and through all and in all” Ephesians 4:3-10

“Take the River” Revelation 22:1-17

“The law was our custodian UNTIL Christ came, who justifies us by faith. But now that faith has come, we are NO LONGER UNDER A CUSTODIAN; for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you are baptized INTO CHRIST put on Christ” Galatians 3:23-29

I think there are many who believe their “label” of Christianity and do not know God through knowing Christ; born again OF GOD by water AND Spirit. The Spirit of the Lord comes upon believers, to conquer unbelief in some, others out of their faith, and any other way our Sovereign God Almighty chooses to perform His plans and purposes, which may differ from your particular body of believers, especially if you have not received the Sevenfold Spirit, therefore not yet born again OF GOD, and are trying to put others under the law when our Father through Jesus the Christ put his body under GRACE, writing God’s laws of the Spirit of life, the teachings and sayings of Jesus on our heart and mind BY THE SPIRIT to be led by the Spirit of God through yielding as sons and growing in grace and peace in Christ, maturing as brides: see and receive of the King of kings and Lord of lords; one blood with the Lamb; the same blood as our Father, the same River of water of life from the Throne of God and his Christ, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, draws us up to Himself to be seated in heavenly places with Him when we CONQUER unbelief.

Too many people take a “label” instead of personally receiving the Spirit of Christ; go around criticizing and grumbling and questioning and murmuring against others they can only understand by being born anew from Above by the water AND Spirit.

Have people been lulled back to sleep by religion and teaching of pastors who have not been born again of God, just taught in seminary what their “label” pastors taught them; despising prophesy, quenching the Spirit, denying gifts of the Spirit, denying Jesus’ own Words to the religious, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God…Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water AND THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh (teaching flesh), and that which is BORN OF THE SPIRIT is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, “You MUST be born anew” John 3:3-8.

It is LIKE the wind: YOU CAN’T CONTROL IT; you have to YIELD TO IT and be LED by the Holy Spirit.

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How do you see?

Changing how we see, changes everything. Seeing religious images instead of the glory, replaces Truth with lies and deception, spirits that lead astray rather than the Way, Truth, and Life of Christ reuniting us with the Father of Glory, from foretastes of glory to greater and greater glory in Christ and Christ in you.

The Holy Spirit and fire of God change us to see the glory — unveiled and changed into Christ image and likeness. The light of the glory of the gospel of Christ is unveiled to see with new eyes. The eye is the lamp of the body; see the light of Christ and our body is full of light replacing darkness with the light of the life of Christ.

By the “help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” the Holy Spirit becomes our Help-mate to do the things we could not do apart from Christ. Holy Spirit is our Helper from Above, Teacher, Counsel, Advocate, Guide, Counselor, Covering, Head of Household, Leader, Lord of lords “Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom”, allows us to see the glory with unveiled eyes to be changed, Healer, Transformer, Change Agent, Catalyst, Quickener, Activator, Convictor, Conscience Clearer, Power to Overcome, Imparter of Spiritual Gifts, Endower-er, Birther of the new of Christ, Grower, Nurturer, Caretaker, Husbandman, Pruner, Fire to dissolve old, Bringer of new of Christ in you, Anointing, Gift Bringer, Equipper, Spouse, Best Friend, Confidant, Revealer of mysteries and hidden Treasure, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge of God and his Glory, Revelation, Power, Strength, Breath of Life, the lifter of our heads, Purifier of our Hearts for clean hands to raise to our Father so the King of Glory can come in and make his home in us and through us, the One with whom our spirit and soul soars in heavenly places as we walk the earth in Christ and Christ in you.

First we respond to grace and are forgiven, then we respond to the glory and are changed. God gives us both his desire and his power to transform by having his mind and seeing his glory. We awake and arise to the awareness of God’s Presence with us, his fire power and Spirit to receive the righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit: the kingdom of God within to carry Christ to a hungry, thirsty world who are looking for love in all the wrong places.

God is Love, Light and Spirit to overcome the twisted, perverted spirits of lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life, to be able to see as Christ sees, to love as Christ loves, to do as the Father did through Jesus. “As Christ is, so are we in this world” “As we think in our heart, so are we”

“If you can believe, all things are possible to those who believe” Jesus says in Mark 9:23

“You show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11

See the Lord constantly before you; at your right hand and in you, not shaken or overthrown but secure and happy, heart rejoicing, tongue exceedingly exulting. God does not abandon your soul, leaving it helpless in Hades, by the resurrection of Jesus the Christ; the Holy One knows no decay or destruction. You have made known to us by Your Spirit the way of life. You enrapture our soul, diffusing our mind, heart and will with joy and Your presence! (Acts 2:25-28)

God’s plans and purposes are bigger than your dreams, thoughts or plans for yourself. Jesus is greater than Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Solomon, or David; giving us his glory to be one with the Father and Son through the Holy Spirit, sent to believers to conquer unbelief and be drawn up to sit with Christ in heavenly places; seeing the glory we are changed in the glory. Ascended, glorified Jesus sends us His Spirit to be upon, with and in you to teach you all that Jesus taught, direct from God our Father.

“Live now in the future” (David Jeremiah). Jesus says, “now and is to come” “Abide in Me, and I in you”

“If you abide in Me and my Words abide in you, ask and receive to give glory to the Father” Jesus is John 15:7

“Know and keep His Words” John 8:55

“Truly, truly, hear My Word, believe, and you do not come into judgment but pass FROM DEATH TO LIFE…now and is to come” Jesus in John 5:24-26

Jesus is the Prophet to believe, the High Priest who ordains priests in the order of Melchizedek, the King of Glory we marry to become one with our Father and Lamb, the hidden Treasure we find, the light of glory to see, change, and walk in righteousness, the River of Spirit and fire keeping the tree of life within, green and fruiting; partaking of Christ’s faith, grace, glory and divine nature through the finished work of the Cross of Jesus, the last Adam, to rise with Christ to new life, a new creation together with the Son, the life and Spirit of the Eternal Father in our earthen vessels.

In closer and closer union and deeper abiding in the height, depth, length and width of Christ, a NHONE in our spiritual heart, there is wisdom and revelation unspeakable; knowledge deeper than words, that only the Spirit of the Lord can reveal to our “tent of meeting” in our innermost heart. Possess Christ and be possessed by the Holy Ghost! Choose to dwell in Christ and make Him your life.

“The life you have in Christ is a thing of infinite sacredness, far too high and holy for you to know how to act it out. It is He alone who can guide you…to know what will help you or hinder your inner life…simply trust God” ~Andrew Murray

Know the Living Word more than you know the written Word. “Have intercourse with the Word.” Believe the Word, receive the Word; get so intimate with the Word that it becomes flesh, spirit and life in you. The Word of God is the Sword of the Spirit; our weapons against evil are not worldly weapons; our battle is not against flesh and  blood but demon spirits of darkness.

The Words Jesus speaks to us are spirit and life (John 6:63). Drawing back, apostasy,  turning away from Jesus is John 6:66, the number of man rejecting Jesus, doing things his own way, choosing to make himself god, acting from the lies and deception of those who put themselves above God. Do you see?

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Enter the New Covenant

Jesus is the Door into the New Covenant through the Blood of the Lamb of God, the finished work of the Cross, through the narrow gate by giving EVERYTHING to Jesus. We are crucified with Jesus “It is no longer I who live” to enter the height, depth, length, width of a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells in our hearts when we receive the resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus into our spirit and soul and body “it is now Christ who lives in me”

take your last breath of old Adam on the Cross with Jesus; take your first breath of the Holy Spirit that gives you resurrection life in Christ in you, in Christ, by God’s Spirit we arise and shine with Christ’s light and glory

born again of God of water and Spirit coming down from the throne above the highest heavens, out of God our eternal Father, to become a fountain of Christ in you, flowing rivers of Christ’s Spirit from you to form a a new sea of grace and glory to cover the earth like water covers the seas.

We come to Jesus to be eternally betrothed to the King of kings and Lord of lords in the new covenant, until consummated spiritually, mindfully, heartfully, and soulfully; to be united with Christ, in Christ and Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Holy Spirit purify our hearts, cleanse our hands; to raise holy hands from a pure heart to receive the King of glory! Stay in 24/7 communion with Christ, intimate union with Abba Father, through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the new covenant we are in union with the glorified Christ who is in the Father, and you in Christ and Christ in you (John 14:20). Amen. Hallelujah!

Sing the new Song of the new covenant!

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Holy Fire

God our Father says, “I am that I am.” Christ Jesus was, and is, and is to come the “Great I am.” He said, “before Abraham, I am.” Holy Spirit hovered over a dark, formless void before the earth was formed; now Holy Spirit hovers over you until you wake from “sleep” and arise from the “dead” and receive the light of Christ; come out of darkness into the marvelous light of Christ; come out of the world system; come out of the mind of the “beast”; come out of the power of satan to the Power of God our Father by the Holy Spirit coming and living with you and in you, and the Holy One anointing can come upon you, the sevenfold spirit of Christ upon, with and in you, in Christ and Christ in you, so you can say, “I am who God says I am” in Christ.

You are not who the world says you are; you are who God says you are: the image and likeness of God in Christ and Christ in you. The holy fire comes to consume the lies and and deception; dissolve the old heaven and old earth; the old thoughts and actions that ruled you in Adam with the father of lies.

Jesus has come and overcome the world, disarmed the principalities and powers, and publicly triumphed over darkness. In Christ, you have Victory as a conquering overcomer. In Christ, you are a new creature, the former things have passed away; behold, the new creation has come: the new thoughts and actions of Christ and Christ in you, if you only believe and conquer unbelief; arising and shining God’s image from the glory of Christ within, the holy fire a wall surrounding Christ in you, to keep everything not of Christ from entering your new field, come down  from God to make you God’s field, God’s building, God’s temple where Holy Spirit dwells; a bride, wife of the Lamb, one Blood, Water and Spirit with God our Father, when you ask and receive all of Christ to replace all of the old fallen Adam and father of lies.

“If you can believe, all things are possible to you who believe” Mark 9:23

Jesus says, “In the world you will have tribulation, but IN ME you will have peace. I have overcome the world. When you are born again of God, of the River water of life and the Spirit, you are no longer of this world but transferred into My kingdom where I am King of kings and Lord of lords, and your new identity is son and bride, king and priest to God My Father and Myself, of the order of Melchizedek, no biological mother or father, but the perfect, holy, pure DNA of the Creator of a new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells. Do not fear, nor let your heart be troubled; be anxious for nothing, but ask and receive. IF you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask and receive to give my Father glory

Our God and Father gives you the kingdom of the beloved Son within you: righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Our Father gives us every good endowment and every perfect Gift coming down from heaven out of God to make you a kind of first-fruit creature in Christ and Christ in you. Christ Jesus was the First Born of the new creation; we come to Christ and learn. When our soul is yoked to Christ as true yokefellows, we find rest for our soul, receiving all the fullness of God in Christ and Christ in you, the first born of many brethren; both the wisdom and power of God working in you more than you could ask or think, for God’s glory.

We can do NOTHING apart from the Vine; we can do all things in Christ who strengthens us, to go through (not make our bed there or make our identity) the floods, flames and fires of circumstances and situations that make our faith gold refined by the fire, having new clothes: Christ’s spotless white garment, and the eye anointing salve of salvation, redemption, and regeneration for eyes to see, ears to hear, and a new heart/spirit to spiritually perceive what we have been given in Christ.

We gather together as a first-born assembly, true yokefellows, and a new creation, a kind of first-fruits creature. It is time for those who know to come out of the caves where God has hidden them for such a time as this. To God be the glory and the honor and thanks and gratitude and appreciation and praise and blessing and splendor and power and wisdom and might and dominion and majesty forever and ever, throughout the eternities of the eternities! Amen. So be it. Hallelujah!

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Holy, Holy, Holy

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Water and Fire

water baptism restores all things

lost in the fall of Adam,

Jesus said, “Elijah does come first to restore all things…But I tell you that Elijah has come” Mark 9:12

Holy Spirit and fire baptism

of Jesus

removes the old covenant with Adam and the father of lies,

dissolving by fire

“our God is a consuming fire”

Holy Spirit forming the new covenant

in Christ

and

Christ in you

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ will give you light”

the River of Christ

the Fountain of Christ

overflowing

rivers flowing out of your being,

a new sea,

light

of

glory,

the Presence,

a present,

a gift

that fruits

on the Vine

producing new wine

we put in our new wineskins.

May the glory of the Lord cover the earth like water covers the sea.

May it be done unto us according to the Words of Jesus.

Come to Christ, our mount zion

and the new city

of Christ in you

a new married Name;

sprinkled Blood on the mercy seat

speaks Life to those who have ears to hear!

“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking”

the old creation is shaken

so only the kingdom of the Son in you remains,

who lives, moves and has his being in the Father

and in those baptized into Christ

and Christ in you.

“In that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you”

blood, water and Spirit of life

all witnessing to Christ in you

so you can testify of the Living Glorified Jesus

the spirit of prophesy

words that go forth and do not come back void

but fulfilling the plans and purposes and will

of God our Father!

Spirit pour!

earth receive!

Maranatha!

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Say Yes!

Did you say yes?

new heart

new spirit

new heaven

in Christ,

body

new temple of God

filled with Holy Spirit

and

fire

cleansed of impurities

gold refined by fire

new life and Spirit

Christ in you

new earth

Word made flesh

clothed with white garment

righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!

eyes to see

inheritance of co-heirs

in Christ

and Christ in you

new creatures

new creation

new covenant

new name

in Name above all names

new city of light

arise

shine

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Be Ready

Did you get the invitation?

get ready

stay ready

and

be ready

plenty of fire and oil of the lamp of the Lamb

“the bride makes herself ready” Revelation 19:7

the marriage of the Lamb

one Blood of God our Father and his Lamb

the Spirit and the Bride say, “come”

the baby is conceived

grows

comes to full term

transition in labor

to birth

grows

into the full stature of Christ

maturity

the kingdom of God within

flowing with the River of Christ

grace and glory and light and love and Spirit;

hidden manna within

hid with Christ in God

gifting

and

fruiting the Spirit

multiplying the imperishable seed of the Word

grows the Vine

tree of life within

rooted and grounded in love

upbuilt in love

trunk of new earth

branches of new heaven

righteousness

in Christ and Christ in you

the marriage of natural and supernatural

marriage of Word and Spirit

marriage of Wisdom and Power

marriage of souls with the Lover of our souls

in Christ

worship in Spirit and Truth

marriage of Christ in you

when the perfect comes the imperfect passes away

when perfect love comes, fear is cast out

perfect peace, the shalom of God

complete

nothing missing, nothing broken, nothing lacking, nothing impossible

with God all things are possible

unbelief conquered

faith, evidence of the unseen

assurance and substance of hope

Christ in you, the hope of glory

substance and assurance

presence of God

Jesus says, “you are the light of the world”

the eye,  lamp of the body

eyes sound and full of light

body full of light

no part dark

cast out light that is darkness

in rays of Christ Light

awaken

arise, shine

a city set on a hill

reflect and radiate the glory of Christ

the eye is the window of the soul

a soul full of Christ

heart, mind, will

to do the Will of the Father

for the glory of God.

Maranatha!

 

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