Jesus did all the work for us to be perfectly one with our God and Father. Thank you Jesus! To the fiercely independent or those who think they have to work hard and struggle to get anything worth having, the gospel of the grace and glory of God through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit is folly. To those who have gone through the fire and floods, it is pure wisdom. It is when we empty ourself of our self (humility) that we can be filled with God’s Spirit
We see the Kingdom of God by being born anew from above by receiving the Water of Life and Holy Spirit from the throne; we come like a child to enter the Kingdom of God. As a child, we have nothing to give, everything to gain! We humble ourselves to receive this amazing Free Gift of God’s grace and glory. God can do nothing for us if we think we are good without Him. FREE WILL allows us to accept or reject God. If you do not accept Christ you cannot receive the Father; for Jesus said they are one.
It is our thinking that is twisted, backwards, upside-down and a mixture of lies and truth that needs to be laid down to receive a new spirit and soul and body in the image and likeness of Christ of God. We receive a new Mind that renews by the Holy Spirit to begin to think the higher thoughts of God. It is the Holy Spirit we ask and receive within that can discern the thoughts of God. “God reveals to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God” 1 Cor 2:10
“We cannot earn or win anything from God; we must either receive it as a gift or do without it. The greatest spiritual blessing is the knowledge that we are destitute ; until we get there the Lord is powerless. He can do nothing if we think we are sufficient of ourselves” ~Oswald Chambers
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:3
The soul is restless until it rests in God. When we wake up and realize we have nothing worthwhile until we have God, we can receive it ALL. When we come to the end of our personal resources, we are humble-hearted enough to receive the entire spiritual inheritance of Christ Jesus as co-heir. We receive the First-Born blessing in Christ that gives us EVERYTHING of God as a favored, blessed son. The will was read when Jesus died, resurrected, ascended and glorified, and you get EVERYTHING of the Father of Glory in Christ.
“It is only when we get hungry spiritually that we receive the Holy Spirit. The gift of the essential nature of God is made effectual in us by the Holy Spirit; He imparts to us the quickening Life of Jesus, which puts the “beyond” WITHIN, and immediately the “beyond” has come within, it rises up to “the above” and WE ARE LIFTED TO CHRIST’S DOMAIN” ~Oswald Chambers
Father we thank you, for in Christ we are no longer OF the world; we are OF God; the old has died, the new has come! a new heaven and a new earth is Christ in you! one Body and one Spirit with God!