Mourning to morning! Darkness to light! Lamentations to jubilation! Joy comes in the morning; jubilee comes to the soul united with God’s Spirit! A troubled soul turned to God crosses the bridge over troubled waters to the promised land, a new heaven on earth in Christ; a new earth formed when you begin to realize and know Christ in you! We figuratively walk over troubled waters to Jesus and we never sink again when we keep our eyes on Him! We behold him face to face, the veil removed by Christ, and we are changed into his image and likeness by the measure of his glory we accept and receive!
We do not call for justice as the world does. Justice is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace means I can’t deserve it or pay for it, I can only RECEIVE it! When we come to the end of our personal resources we surrender all to God and receive all of his Christ, but walk it out in increments as we can bear the truth he brings!
The gospel is the POWER of God! In real salvation of the heart we RECEIVE the promises and spiritual gifts and impartation of God; in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘She who through faith is righteous shall live.’ Faith is the conviction and EVIDENCE of the unseen; the assurance and substance of hope! We hear and believe Jesus the ascended Christ; we give him everything and we RECEIVE his righteousness which is a new heaven manifesting a new form! Intellectual knowledge is knowing “about God”; salvation is turning to God and RECEIVING his mercy, compassion, grace, glory and Holy Spirit that allows us to know God directly and intimately! The kingdom of God is within; spiritual, internal and a matter of the heart! Christ is formed in us by the Holy Spirit! Our Father pours his Love into our heart by the Holy Spirit! We are all children of our heavenly Father, but we become sons of God as we are led by his Spirit! All creation is groaning, longing, in travail for the revealing of the sons of God! Speak life and blessings; stop speaking curses and death! The power of life and death is in the tongue! We begin to flourish and express the fruit of the Spirit when we carry his Holy Spirit! Love! and its many aspects of peace, joy, gentleness, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness and self-control!
We return to our First Love and we are healed by his Love without an opposite, filled with his Light with no darkness at all, receive his Holy Spirit and begin to worship in spirit and truth. The world offers empty promises of love, acceptance, and belonging; instead delivering pain, loss, hurt, offense, tribulation and suffering without hope. We call Light into all darkness!!!
A dream vision of black water in huge waves and black snake of death, representing a spirit of suicide tormenting many, is conquered by hearing and believing Jesus’ finished work of the cross; the Good News: the gospel is the power of salvation. We die with Jesus, resurrect with Christ, and are drawn up with Him to be seated in heavenly places in Him! Salvation is receiving the mercy, grace, hope and future that is in the paradise of God as we conquer (Rev 2:7). The dark dream image is replaced through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit with a new vision: a beautiful, smiling new baby where cold clear water, like a mountain stream from above when snow melts, where places that have been frozen return to life by the spirit of God, as it waters and breathes new life into his children. This cleansing, purifying water when poured over the baby in the vision became warm, soothing, pure, loving, nurturing, nourishing, waters of newness of life! Can these dry bones live? Yes, when breathed on by God’s Spirit who will overshadow you and form Christ in you; his anointing to dwell in you now and forever! With Christ in you, you live in the light of His glory, the Lamb as your inner lamp, until you take off the earthly tent and put on your permanent glorified body!
Let him fill your lamp with his oil and always be ready! No one knows the time or the day except our Father; we come to Christ and our soul rests in him as we allow his Holy Spirit to form him in us! He comes again for a spotless bride! You have to go through the labor pains to birth a new baby UNTIL a new heaven and a new earth is fully established in you where “before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear….they shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain…before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she was delivered of a son…a land born in a day…a nation brought forth in a moment…rejoice and be glad!” Isaiah 65:17-66:10
Every morning there is new life in Christ! “As he is, so are we in the world” “As we think in our heart, so are we” Every day there are infinite possibilities as we allow Christ Jesus to live in us and through us, like a pure river of light! His light has overcome all darkness; we conquer as we allow him to be our lamp and let God’s glory to be our light! Ooh la la!!! We are more than conquerers in Christ as we RECEIVE his glory and become one with our Father as Jesus and the Father are perfectly one! Nothing can separate us from the pure LOVE of God in Christ Jesus! When we know the Love of Christ that is beyond knowledge, we can be filled with all the fullness of God and know the height, depth, length and breadth (Ephesians 3:14-21). The church is the Body of Christ and in him is the glory; Christ in you, the hope of glory! Be unveiled by Christ and receive the King of glory!!!
To the apostles who are not, to the slanderers who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of satan (Rev 2:2b, 9b), to those who say they are Christian or Muslim or X, Y or Z and are not, the Holy Spirit reveals your hidden darkness and the evil intention of your heart. The world judges by outward appearances; God sees our heart! We stand in the gap, the breach in the world and say, ” repent and turn to God.” Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing. Jesus says to you, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, believe in the gospel…and follow me” Mark 1:14-15, 17. We follow Jesus into death of all we have partaken of as a human being and being asleep. We give you the past and receive your righteousness. We follow Jesus into his resurrection life and partake of his nature; we receive the light of Christ when we awaken. We follow ascended Jesus to his Father, our God, the Creator of heaven and earth and are reconciled to all things in heaven and on earth! We set our minds on things Above! We begin to think of these things: whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, gracious, excellence, and things worthy of praise! We receive his Holy Spirit and fire and we say “yes Lord, here am I, melt me, mold me, fill me, and use me.”
Daniel Iverson wrote in 1926, “Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me! Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me. Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.” Spirit of the living God fall afresh on us! “The Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word” Acts 10:44
“He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ ” John 20:22
When the fire fell on me, the next thing that happened was the Holy Spirit began breathing me and this hymn describes it perfectly! Now during worship, when the Spirit begins breathing me, he is able to continue to transform me in the transfiguration of his Love in increments as I can bear it!
Edwin Hatch wrote in 1878, “Breathe on me Breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what Thou dost love, and do what Thou wouldst do. Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure, until with Thee I will Thy will, and do and to endure. Breathe on me Breath of God, till I am wholly Thine, till all this earthly part of me glows with Thy fire divine. Breathe on me Breath of God, so shall I never die, but live with Thee the perfect life of Thine eternity”
“Do not abandon the love you had at first. Remember then from what you have fallen, repent and do the works you did at first” Revelation 2:4-5
Seek first the kingdom of heaven on earth where his righteousness dwells, and everything will be given to you! Do the initial works: miracles, heal, deliver, set free, cast out unclean or evil spirits, resurrect the dead, and even greater things because Jesus has gone to the Father, they are now one, and send us the Holy Spirit to be WITH and IN us forever and ever. Believe and Receive; receive the simple gospel of the KINGDOM, POWER, and GLORY that is really, really hard for so many because of pride, hubris, arrogance, fear, doubt, ignorance, hard hearts, stiff necks, closed veiled minds, lies and deception of the evil one, fooled by the god of the world, buying into the prince of the air, and religious spirits who have deceived even the brethren.
But we hold fast to the Head, the Name above all names, the living One alive forever who has been given all authority and power in heaven and earth; the One with the keys! We receive the finished work of the cross as we come to Him and receive Him into our body, our temple purified, refined and made white as white wool or white as snow in the blood of the Lamb! We ask and receive his kingdom and righteousness. We seek and FIND! We knock and the Door is opened into the paradise of our Father through the Son! We hear the knock and open the door of our heart when the ascended Jesus comes to us and we begin to intimately relate as “two become one.” We conquer the world mind, heart and will, and we are drawn up with Him to the place he has prepared for us IN HIMSELF!
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen” Jude 1:24-25