Before Holy Spirit opens your spiritual understanding, you hear but never understand God, you see but never perceive God, for your heart is unredeemed, hard and dark, until Christ brings light, illuminating the eyes and ears of your heart (Acts 28:26-27). The Holy Spirit acts upon your spirit and soul and body so you can act from Christ in you, a new creature, of the new creation, of the new covenant between Jesus and the Father.
In Christ and Christ in you, we can perceive with our eyes, and hear with our ears, and understand with our heart, and turn for Jesus to heal us (Acts 28:27). The Gentiles are listening, coming to Christ now; the Jews will listen and come in the future, when a God-designated amount of Gentiles come to Jesus (Romans 11:25-32).
The kingdom of God has no end and is ever-increasing. God planted eternity in our hearts before the foundation of the earth; God planted Jesus as Seed (the Word of God), and Holy Spirit and fire cause the seed of the Word of God to grow and flourish in us, to make us a well-watered, heavenly garden full of the Son of Righteousness and living Water from the Throne of God, producing Christ Fruit in us, whose Seeds multiply and grow the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, in Christ and Christ in you.
Christ is both the Wisdom and Power of God; Holy Spirit is sevenfold Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge of God and his glory, and Fear of the Lord which is reverential awe and wonder. The seven spirits from the Throne sent to earth, are fire, oil, and eyes to see by the lamp of God, the Lamb of God; fuel oil to see in the darkness, see light and bring light through the Holy Spirit given to born-again, Spirit-filled believers who come to know God and his glory, knowing The Way of Yah Way accurately, taught by the Holy One anointing.
Jesus came to Saul (strict Pharisee persecuting Christians thinking he was doing God’s work) in blinding, bright light greater than the sun’s light; knocking him off his high horse, slain in the Spirit, and the Voice of Jesus told him to “rise and stand” and “bear witness” to the Way, the Truth and the resurrection Life, to open the eyes of the religious and irreligious blind, that they may TURN from darkness to Light and from the power of satan to turn to the Power of God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified BY FAITH in Jesus (Acts 26:12-18).
Saul was given a new name: Paul; from an “s” for mistakenly working under the power of satan to a “p” for now beginning a new Way: working in the Power of God! after seeing the True Light of Jesus, sent from God to give all who come to Christ all the promises of God our Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit!
“Welcome all who come to you, preach the kingdom of God, and teach about the Lord Jesus Christ, openly and unhindered” Acts 28:30-31
Do people qualify you to preach the kingdom and teach about Christ Jesus? NO!
“The letter of recommendation is written on our heart by the Spirit of the Living God…Such is the confidence we have through Christ toward God…not competent of ourselves…our competence is from God, who has made our competence to be ministers of the new covenant, not in written code that kills, but in the Spirit that gives life (2 Cor 3:1-6). The dispensation of the Spirit has greater glory, presence, light, splendor, and brightness in Christ and Christ in you. The dispensation of righteousness in you with Christ in God, is permanent, and has much more splendor than Moses, whose glory faded and ended. In Christ we are unveiled to behold the glory of the Lord and be changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit now and is to come, until Jesus returns in the flesh(2 Cor 3:7-18).
“Apart from Christ you can do nothing” John 15:5
“The god of this world blinds the minds of unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God” 2 Cor 4:4
But when the true Light of Christ shines in our hearts, the knowledge of the glory of God in the presence of Christ in us flows from sea to shining sea, His glory covers like water covering the sea; a new sea (see) of glory. We gladly spread the gospel of the Kingdom and his glory, in Christ and Christ in you.
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” (John 15:4). Taken spiritually, by faith through grace, we continue the Acts of God with Christ in you, the hope of glory for this world.
If you know the Truth, the Truth will set you free. Jesus is The Truth. If you hear The Word, you can do it. Jesus is The Word made flesh. If you see the glory of Christ, you can be changed into His likeness. Christ is the glory of God: the gospel or good news of the glory of God.
“Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere” 2 Corinthians 2:14
“Now I see with my own eyes. Rejoice greatly…Lo, your King comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he…Christ’s dominion is from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth…because of the Blood of my covenant with you, I will set you free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold (God our Father through Jesus)…Today I declare that I will restore you double…The Lord of hosts protects you, saves you, and makes you shine like jewels of a crown…Grain (Living Bread/Christ Jesus) makes you flourish, and new wine (Holy Spirit and fire) his maidens (brides). Ask rain from the Lord (Holy Spirit River)…take Christ as your cornerstone…your heart shall be glad as with wine. See and rejoice and your heart will exult in the Lord…I have redeemed you…remember God not your problems or past…pride (lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, pride of life) is laid low…the scepter of Egypt (sorcery) departs. I make you strong in Christ and Christ in you, and you shall glory in His Name” Zechariah 9:8b-10:12
Hear, see, know; declare the glory of Christ!