Reliance on yourself, your natural talents, other people, government, religion, a particular set of circumstances or material things is to live less a life than you were created to live. Total reliance on God for everything: spirit and soul and body is allowing the greater power of the Almighty to fuel your life to be who God created you to be: his image and likeness.
Oswald Chambers puts it so succinctly, “It is quite true to say–‘I cannot live a holy life,’ but you can decide to LET Jesus Christ make you holy. “Ye cannot serve the Lord God” but you can PUT YOURSELF in the place where God’s almighty power will COME THROUGH YOU. Are you sufficiently RIGHT WITH GOD to expect Him to MANIFEST HIS WONDERFUL LIFE in you?“
The Bride MAKES HERSELF ready (Revelation 19:7) by surrendering all reliance to the Bridegroom and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform, transfigure, reform, potter, and form Christ in you to be equally yoked to Christ to BE the Bride, wife of the Lamb of God who TOOK sin and death away and gives your mortal body immortality in the glory, imperishable among the perishable, the banquet table in the presence of your enemies, the anointing to live, move and have your being in God IN the world; the righteousness of God with Christ, OF the new heaven and new earth, a shining city on a hill, the glory within and the fire around you shining like a star in the midst of darkness (Daniel 12:3) having RECEIVED the riches of the glory of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of God (NOT knowledge of good and evil). The ONLY thing worth knowing is God your Father THROUGH the testimony of Christ Jesus THROUGH the Holy Spirit sent to you to teach you ALL THINGS pertaining to LIFE and LIFE more abundant and full in Christ (1 John 2:26-27).
It takes belief, faith, hope, love, and TOTAL TRUST that God is who Jesus said he is and Holy Spirit will confirm it IN YOU for faith by faith (for evidence of the unseen BY the evidence of the unseen). The adversary brings unbelief, doubt, double-mindedness and fear to steal, kill and destroy belief, faith, hope, love and trust. So we must CONQUER those spirits by WAKING UP and RECEIVING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST, the pure awareness of God by receiving the pure presence, the glory, the pure light to KNOW beyond knowledge the Love of Christ, the same Love as the Father (God IS Love) through the Holy Spirit sent to you. We must RECEIVE the Holy Spirit fire power to be able to OVERCOME all the faulty mindsets of the world and world religions (the kingdoms of this world, ruled by the god of this world, fallen mindsets). Those who CONQUER enter the kingdom of the beloved Son (the pure, higher mind and ways of God through Christ Mind and Spirit come in you). “Thy kingdom come (in you) Thy will be done (in you) on earth as it is in heaven”
BEING IN CHRIST IS NOT A RELIGION OR INSTITUTION OR ANY MAN-MADE MIXTURE OF GOD AND THE WORLD. Being OF CHRIST is Christ in you and I, the hope of glory on earth!
Christ in you brings the church to you: Christ’s body (substance) filled with the Holy Spirit of God! Then you meet together with others to worship in one accord, one mind, one Spirit of God, NOT the gods of the astral or second heaven, NOT the elemental spirits of the universe of the first heaven, but IN CHRIST, the exact, visible image of the invisible Father THROUGH the Holy Spirit and fire that ascended Christ Jesus sends you from the Father of glory. The King of glory comes in to live, move and have his being in you through the Holy Spirit; to MANIFEST his glory, his wonderful light, his powerful presence, his marvelous Life in you to ALLOW his ALMIGHTY POWER to come THROUGH YOU.
THIS is the eternal Day of Christ in you made possible only through the FINISHED work of the cross and the resurrected, ascended, glorified Spirit sent to live, move and have its Being in you and THROUGH YOU. This is the holy and perfect of God come to you: Christ in you makes you a complete, whole/holy being of the new creation in the new heaven and new earth**. If you continue to just PATCH the old human nature instead of dying to Adam and his spirits so God can put risen Lord Christ Jesus in you as a new nature, a garment of light, the Christ nature: the image and likeness of God you will NEVER be complete, fulfilled, and totally satisfied. If you continue to drink the old MIXED wine into your old mortal body, the new Life cannot remain and you are not changed permanently.
“We RECEIVE the light of Christ, the LIFE of Christ, the HOLY Spirit and fire, so the LIFE of Jesus may also be MANIFESTED in our bodies…so that the LIFE of Jesus may be MANIFESTED in our mortal flesh” 2 Corinthians 4:10-12
“We are to bear the image of the man from heaven!” 1 Corinthians 15:49
“We are reconciled in ONE BODY (Christ in you) to God through the cross…we BOTH have access in ONE SPIRIT to the Father…members of the household of God…Christ in your heart is the CORNERSTONE in which you are joined with heaven and God on earth, growing into a HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord…a DWELLING PLACE OF GOD IN THE SPIRIT” Ephesians 2:14-22
“Christ in you changes your lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the POWER which enables him to subject ALL THINGS to himself” Philippians 3:21
The SAME POWER that resurrected Jesus, resurrects you and I when the Holy Spirit and fire baptism baptizes us INTO CHRIST and we work out what God works in until we KNOW Christ in ourselves. KNOW the Spirit. KNOW the Light with NO PART DARK. KNOW the Love that casts out all fear, doubt and unbelief. To know God is to LOVE him who FIRST LOVED US and sent Jesus to save the world and then sends the Spirit and fire to save, heal, deliver, transform, transfigure, and reform you to set you FREE in spirit and soul and body! Free to choose God, ALL Good!
Thank you Abba! Father! from my WHOLE HEART! I TRUST and RELY on you ALONE! You are BEYOND all knowledge, understanding, wisdom, intelligence, talent, virtue, counsel, power, and love OF THIS WORLD but we can KNOW YOU through Christ in us through the HOLY Spirit!!!!!!!