We are ALL in travail until we give birth spiritually to a new creation, the new human creature in the image and likeness of Christ! Paul was in travail until Christ was formed in his peers; we are in travail until Christ is formed in us! Labor is very painful, sometimes you even want to give up, but with the Holy Spirit as Midwife, you can BREATHE with the Holy Spirit getting through each contraction (birth pains) strive to enter the JOY of rest after the birth and you SEE the Christ in your life! Contractions to major expansion, glory to glory!
Have you gone through physical labor? Men could equate labor to hard work; women could equate labor with birthing a physical child. ALL of us can equate Christ formed in us as spiritual labor or spiritually giving birth to a little Christ child. It is the little child (totally trusting and dependent on God) who inherits and enters the kingdom of heaven on earth and begins to live, move and have their BEING in Christ, in the kingdom of God, in a new earth as it is in heaven: a NHONE within! If you look for a NHONE outside yourself you will search and search forever, or you will be led into strange fire or take on a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1) instead of the ULTIMATE FREEDOM yoked to Christ Jesus. In Christ, Christ in you, you look within and FIND the kingdom of heaven on earth within, then you begin to live from that awareness!
“Every one that believes is FREED FROM EVERYTHING from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses” Acts 13:39
“Only through Christ is the veil removed from your mind” 2 Cor 3:14
Those not filled with Holy Spirit and fire are filled with jealousy, and contradict what is spoken and revile those who are filled. They reject the Word of God and JUDGE THEMSELVES as unworthy (Acts 13:45-46). But those who go through painful labor and give birth spiritually to the LIGHT of the world, the Word made flesh: zoe perissos, life and spirit, Spirit and fire, new wine and oil, in a new wineskin, putting on the new Christ garment, clothed in glory light, love, peace, joy, and Holy Spirit, ARE GLAD AND GLORIFY the Word of God, and are ordained to eternal life (ordained is to “be with Him”)! (Acts 13:48) “We shake the dust off our feet of the world and are FILLED WTIH JOY AND WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT” Acts 13:52. Welcome to the Kingdom of God!!!
The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! (Romans 14:17)
When Christ is formed in you, you leave the world of travail, and enter his REST in Christ, Christ in you, and live in His peace or shalom (complete, perfect, holy, blameless, irreproachable, everything possible, lacking nothing) hidden with Christ in God. You realize that having nothing of the world is having EVERYTHING of God, the fullness of Joy in Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit and glory fire! When things physically appear contradictory to the INNER TRUTH of the kingdom of God, you take every thought captive, turn EVERYTHING back to God and be healed: spiritual eyes and ears seeing/hearing the TRUTH, spiritual heart perceiving the TRUTH even in the midst of circumstances or appearances. KNOW the Truth and the Truth will set you free! Know Christ in you and you ARE FREE and no one can take your Joy!
“If the Son sets you free you are free indeed! For freedom Christ has set you free!”
John on Patmos knew both the tribulation and the kingdom; we have the promise and potential with God (with men it is impossible) to conquer as Jesus conquered and be lifted up to be seated in heavenly places IN Christ Jesus because God has BLESSED US IN CHRIST with EVERY spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 2:4-6)! In the world you will have tribulation but IN CHRIST you will have peace, but you MUST BE BORN ANEW FROM ABOVE: born of God, of his Spirit and fire water! (John 3:3)
Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness and ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU! (Matthew 6:33)
Believe and be FREED FROM EVERYTHING you could not be freed by the law given because of the old fallen human nature of Adam. CHRIST IN YOU (the new prototype human) is the new thing God gave to humanity to take you OUT of this world and into the kingdom of his Beloved Son, as a royal son of God, a royal bride of Christ, a priest in the order of Melchizedek with Jesus as High Priest, and king living, moving and having your being in glory ruled by the Father of glory and the King of glory: the King of kings and Lord of lords on earth as it is in heaven!
Ask, intend, and ALLOW the Holy Spirit and fire baptism that only ascended Jesus can give you to transfer you OUT OF THIS WORLD under the dominion of the god of this world of darkness, INTO the kingdom of heaven on earth! I fall down before the throne and worship God who is seated on the throne above the highest heavens and in the heart of the lowly, saying, “Praise our God and Father! To him all blessing, honor, glory, might, power, wisdom, thanks, praise, dominion, majesty, and authority, before all time, and now and forever. Amen. Hallelujah!
Be clothed with the garment of righteousness and enter the marriage supper of the Lamb and be yoked now and forever in spirit and truth to Christ! Be sealed with his Holy Spirit and set ablaze with his fire! Fire falls, burning up root and branch of the god of this world’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil within, leaving the sun of righteousness to rise with healing wings within! God be glorified as we receive glory light from the Son as we awake into Himself!
Christ in you, the hope of glory!
Receive the breath, receive the Holy Spirit, to forgive sins, not retain them (John 20:22). Receive the living water; come to ascended Jesus to drink his glorified Spirit and never thirst again (John 7:37-39; John 4:14). Believe in Christ, the Son of God, and never die (John 11:26). Be endued with power by receiving the outpouring of his Spirit upon all flesh, be filled with awe and wonder, full of gladness with His presence (Acts 2:17-28). Conquer the mind of Adam and of this world, influenced by the god of this world, and be lifted up to be seated in Christ. The glory of God becomes your light and your lamp is the Lamb of God (Revelation 3:21; Revelation 21:23). Take the water of life for free, as a river within causing the tree of life to flourish in you so you can bear fruit and multiply LOVE, peace, joy, gentleness, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, self-control, righteousness, Christ’s Wisdom and Power on the earth as it is in heaven (Revelation 22:1-17)!