The journey I am on seemed to start at – 1 (minus one): a life of disappointment, sin, suffering with no hope, stolen peace, killed joy, and destroyed relationships; condemnation, shame, guilt, blame, resentment, bitter anger or rage that was stuffed in the unconscious only to rear its ugly head by acting out in ways the conscious “me” did not want.
At 0, there was mercy which led to regret, remorse, and repentance.
At + 1 (my eternal plus one is Christ Jesus!), grace came that covered every sin and brought hope and faith to me!
“But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ; to Him be the glory BOTH now and to the day of eternity” 2 Peter 3:18
At + 2 there was knowing the Goodness of God resulting in thanksgiving, extreme gratitude, appreciation, and knowing the Love of Christ–experiencing and encountering the pouring, infilling, indwelling Love of God–as I began to taste and see the Goodness of His Love through the Holy Spirit! (my plus two was Christ and the Holy Spirit!)
“Hope does not disappoint you, because God’s love pours into our heart through the Holy Spirit” Romans 5:5
At + 3 there is the Glory of God that comes down out of heaven from God like a river of Spirit and fire when we say “yes” and “amen” (yes and so be it in me) to the Spirit and Bride’s invitation to TAKE the water of life without price, because Jesus already paid the price for you to PARTAKE of his glory on earth as it is in heaven; Christ’s glory light comes down into your body to awaken you to arise with Christ in his first resurrection from the dead; to arise and shine from the inside out; Christ’s glory within, his fire around you like a wall or armor of light; to see the glory of Christ and be transformed from glory to glory with the Spirit and Bride within! We share in his death, all of Adam and serpent seed MUST die within us, to share his resurrection from the dead into the first fruits of Christ, his perfect seed in the image and likeness of God, the spiritual fruit of love, peace, joy, goodness, gentleness, kindness, patience, faithfulness and self-control that grows and matures into a tree of life flowing with the river of water of life from the throne within us that bears 12 glory fruits to empower, heal, deliver, and set free from the world system to live, move and have our being in the kingdom of the beloved Son on earth! his spiritual domain in your earthly body temple when the Spirit and Bride come down out of heaven from God to make their home in your body temple. My plus three is Father, Son and Holy Spirit! the glory, the fire and the water when we are made new in Christ’s blood, water and Spirit!
Jesus says to the religious elite, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew from Above, he cannot SEE the kingdom of God…unless one is born of water AND the Spirit, he cannot ENTER the kingdom of God…Do not marvel that I say to you, ‘You MUST be born again.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is BORN OF THE SPIRIT…receive it to understand” John 3:1-15
As Moses lifted up the serpent, Jesus was lifted up for ALL HUMANITY to DIE TO THE SERPENT SEED IN HUMAN BEINGS, so that only IN ASCENDED CHRIST come down from heaven out of God INTO US can we can be born again of his pure, perfect, complete, “lacking nothing” SEED of God, the exact image and likeness of God!
We no longer FALL in love, we RISE in Love!
We root and ground in Christ, grow up in Christ to full stature into The Head, and the new seed of the bride, the wife of the Lamb, crushes the head of the serpent. In Christ everything is under your feet, only God our Father above your head, his Spirit flowing within you like a river of water, fire and oil, power and wisdom, the Spirit and the Bride within you! The throne of righteousness established in your heart makes it a new heaven and new earth; your heart field expanded to the spiritual dimensions of Revelation 21:15-18. The tree of life flowing with the river of the water of life within you keeps all accursed out of your holy body temple filled with Christ substance and Spirit; his new Name on your forehead; his glory lights you from within as you reign with Christ from heavenly, spiritual dimensions, His kingdom within!
All that comes before Revelation 21 and 22 has to be worked out in your soul with reverential awe and trembling. God shakes everything within you that can be shaken so only the kingdom that cannot be shaken is left in you; our God is a consuming fire! (Hebrews 12:26-29)
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is AT WORK IN YOU, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” Philippians 2:12-15.
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:32
God’s throne, kingdom, power and glory established in your heart/spirit core is an amazingly terrifying, wonder-filled, awe-struck, sometimes violent shaking, burning, cleansing, purifying, refining fires and floods journey, not for the faint of heart! Only led by the Holy Spirit and fire within can we do it; with the Holy Spirit we are completely safe and can 100% trust and surrender. “I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me.” Only with Christ can we count it all joy to go through what we go through to establish his kingdom within, his new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells, Christ dwelling within.
Darkness can have no part in Christ, so Christ in you comes with a lot of purifying, shaking, quaking, burning and refining. But the FULL EFFECT is the perfection, holiness, righteousness, purity, grace and glory of Christ in you. You made complete with Christ in you, and you no longer lacking anything for it is no longer “I” who live, but Christ who lives in you! Every good endowment and every perfect GIFT comes down from heaven out of God, the Father of lights! It is all free because of the finished work of the cross; it frees you when you receive it all! All you give is your living body, soul and human spirit, all of you, to be transformed and filled to house our Father and his Lamb, flowing with the Holy Spirit! (your plus three!) To the extent that you resist and hold on to the past self, is the extent that you will continue to suffer and not experience the new thing: Christ in you!
Wherever you are in your journey back to our Father so he can send his Son to live, move and have His Being in you, is the perfect place to lay your life down and pick up His and let Him have His Way in you!