Wherever you are in life, our Father asks us to say awake with his Son so you can move with the river of transfiguration into the DAY when you will KNOW that “I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” (John 14:20)! A three-fold cord does not easily break; but instead gives us BREAKTHROUGHS! I woke up this morning reading a page of an old book in the spirit. I was reading aloud and when I came to these words, “put the mountain into the transfiguration river” I came out of the liminal state into full wide awake awareness of WOW! (WOW = words of wisdom!)
If you are struggling with ANYTHING, and my theory is as human beings we all have at least one thing! 🙂 we are not called to carry ANY burden, but give them to our ascended Lord of lords and King of kings! The mountains that appear in our life are to be cast into the “sea” the old sea that passes away with the old earth and heavens, the old river of tears, when we give up the old covenant (external and physical). When we begin to SEE the new things of Christ internally, spiritually, with the eyes of our heart flowing with His transfiguration river, we become them! What we can conceive, we can BE! Open your eyes and SEE what can be perceived by our secret heart, the spiritual Heart! We don’t see the new until we WAKE UP and receive the LIGHT of Christ, his pure Awareness, and his perfect Life, Love, Peace, Joy, Health, Harmony, Will, Truth, Holiness, Righteousness, Awe…
No one can STAND to receive it ALL at once; our nervous system would FRY and our psyche could not bear it. So we get a titration, like an IV drip, to EASE into our TRUE BEING which is like Christ and the image of the Son of God! When our Father looks at you he sees his Son, so we live UP to his expectations and when we can SEE face to face, beholding the glory (LIGHT), we are transformed into his likeness from glory to glory (2 Cor 3:18)! We reflect his glory until we can bear to receive all of Him into our being! When we first see him face to face, the light is overwhelming and our first tendency is to go into fear. This is why the angels always say, “Do not fear”… if you are like me, it will scare the “bezeebus” out of you, a good thing! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom!
He will come and go in his glory (LIGHT) until you can bear it! But when you are ready for an encounter (only the Father knows when you are ripe and ready), your body and soul will most likely “faint” as your spirit rejoices and soars heaven-ward to receive and drink, drink, drink of his Goodness! I had a lot of “carpet time” until my body and soul (our soul is our heart, mind and will) can learn to stand in his Presence, his manifest glory! I think there must be level upon levels of glory, and the manifest glory we can bear here on earth is likely not even a drop of what we can know and experience in our Father of glory’s Realm after we drop this temporary body! Even so, “The earth will be FILLED with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD” Habakkuk 2:14
We have to die with Jesus the Messiah until we are DEAD; Adamic flesh and blood do not inherit the kingdom of the beloved Son. Only when our soul is able to receive his LIGHT and allow it to fill our cells and empty spaces with HIS SPIRIT can we enter the NHOEN! We are “poor in spirit” until we can receive His Spirit and enter the kingdom of heaven on earth! We enter a NHOEN in conscious relationship with Christ Jesus: our spirit and soul AND body joined to his Holy Spirit! FIRST we seek his kingdom and his righteousness; all the seeds of Adam must die in us to receive and be FILLED with his righteousness! So we first must stay awake with him in the agony, suffering, separation, and despair of the body and soul, even while our saved spirit (when we ask Jesus to save us) knows the result will be JOY.
“But she who is united (joined) to the Lord becomes one spirit with him” 1 Cor 6:17
We must stay awake with Jesus in the old garden of Gethsemane OUTSIDE the gates and endure the cross for the JOY given to the resurrected and ascended Christ of our Father. The JOY is also given to us when we are able to stay AWAKE through the death into the resurrection and ascension in us. The King of glory enters our body and soul gates, for us to enter the new garden IN our BODY, the New Jerusalem within our spirit and soul and body, the NEW TEMPLE. The labor of Christ-birth pains are agony to the old body and soul, and what we resist persists, so the longer we hold on to “me” and the life we were living, the more suffering ensues.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of ALL GRACE, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself settle, restore, establish, and strengthen you” 1 Peter 5:10
When the old Adamic nature is DEAD within us, the new seeds of Christ can grow unhindered and we can enter into Christ’s eternal glory, NOW and forever! The “wheat and the tares” grew up together but NOW is the time of the harvest and you must let go of the weeds (tares are “injurious weeds resembling wheat”)! Get rid of the counterfeit NOW or it will destroy your soul and body: “be careful lest the light in you be darkness” (Luke 11:35) . The resurrection and ascension life: LIGHT and JOY will be titrated into your new Christ-like soul (a new bride!) as you can bear it, because those with soul wounds will scoff at JOY, reject it, turn away from it, resent it, not believe they can have it, and even try to TAKE IT AWAY from others who struggled and suffered and lost everything to have all of Christ…
“If then your WHOLE BODY is full of light, having no part dark, it will be WHOLLY BRIGHT, as when a lamp with its rays gives you LIGHT” Luke 11:33-36
Jesus said you must lose your life to find it! We have to die to our life to have His Life Abundant (zoe perissos)! New wine must be put in a new wineskin! When we have Christ’s new wine, his river of transfiguration running in us, we have his righteousness and KINGDOM LIFE renewed daily to moment to moment! Jesus said those who have his Life, MORE will be given; those who “have not” his life and kingdom, even what they have: old Adam’s life of struggle and pain will be taken away…Death will come knocking at their door instead of the glorious holy angel of his Presence when it is time to transition…fear and terror at their death bed instead of a peaceful smile and kisses on your lips greeting Jesus with a holy kiss that explodes into GLORY! Delight! Rapture!
Stay awake with Jesus in the pain and you will move through the fire and sweat and flood of tears INTO the promised land! (to be continued!)