saved by grace in the Blood of the Lamb of God
righteous by faith in God and his Christ, the Word made flesh
abide in Christ and Christ in you
“You are already made clean by the Word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me and I in you…I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing” John 15:3-5
“My sheep hear My Voice” John 10:27
“All led by the Holy Spirit are the sons of God” Romans 8:14
“If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples” John 15:7-8
“We know He has chosen you; for our gospel came not only in Word, but also in Power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction…for you received the Word…inspired by the Holy Spirit…the Word of the Lord sounded forth from you…turning from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-10
“Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues”
delivered by Jesus
“Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the the inheritance of the saints in Light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” Colossians 1:12-14
“God is the Source of your life IN CHRIST JESUS, whom God made your Wisdom, your righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Cor 1:30
helped, taught, counseled, led, endowed, gifted, anointed, empowered, embodied by Holy Spirit
“Respect…esteem them highly in love because of their work. Be at peace amongst yourselves. We exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly (in the Spirit and the Spirit in you), give thanks in all circumstances (IN not FOR all circumstances), for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying; test everything; hold fast to what is good, abstain from every evil. May the God of Peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is Faithful, and He will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
“Now there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all. To each is given a manifestation of the Spirit for the common good…utterance of wisdom, and to another utterance of knowledge…faith…gifts of healing…working of miracles…prophecy…ability to distinguish between spirits…various kinds of tongues…interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as He wills…By one Spirit we are baptized into the one Body of Christ…all made to drink of the one Spirit” (1 Cor 12:4-13; Ephesians 4:4)
“IN CHRIST JESUS you are all sons of God, through faith…baptized INTO CHRIST, have PUT ON CHRIST” Galatians 3:23-29
Bottom Line: the world tree is of this world; satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil, who is the father of lies, whose children have his fallen spirit, though it appears beautiful and good, it is a mixture of good and evil. Proponents say if you don’t cling to the good and accept the evil, you will be enlightened and ascend, but it is a lie from the thief who comes to steal, kill and destroy life.
Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, they cannot see the kingdom of God…Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of Water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh (of this world; under the biology of fallen parents Adam and Eve), but that which is born of the Spirit is new spirit (of God our Father and his Christ; under the Kingship of the King of kings and Lord of lords; under the rule and reign of Christ in the order of Melchizedek: no biological parents; God is Father “above all and through all and in all” who come to Christ and receive Christ in you)). Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You MUST be BORN AGAIN” John 3:3-7
Jesus was marvelous, doing the works of God, bringing the kingdom of God to earth to change our lives. “The great multitudes gathered to hear and to be healed…the diseased and those troubled with unclean spirits came to hear and be healed…cured. And all the crowd sought to touch Him, for Power came forth from Him and healed them all” (Luke 5:15, 6:17-19). Believe! Receive! Jesus marveled at unbelief (Mark 6:6); I marvel at those who idolize marvel comics and don’t marvel at God coming to earth in a womb to save, heal, deliver, set us free; giving us second birth.
But make no mistake, Jesus is no longer a baby; he died, resurrected, ascended back to His Father’s Throne above the highest heavens, and was glorified; sending believers the River of His glorified Spirit, so rivers of Christ can flow from believers. Now the Lord is the Holy Spirit and fire that transforms and conforms believers to Christ-likeness (2 Cor 3:17-18), the image of Christ reflecting God; the fire around Christ, in you; in Christ, the glory of God, and Christ in you; the same glory that the Father gave Jesus, Christ gives you to be one with God and the Lamb, doing the works and greater works (John 14:12-17:26).
Jesus came, comes, and will continue to come to give Life and Life abundant to those who ask and receive, to give glory to God our Father. His tree is the tree of Life and it is all good, all light without darkness at all; pure, righteous, just, royal, noble, honorable, lovely, excellent, praise-worthy, reverent-awe worthy, wonder-full, miraculous, majestic, powerful, humble, holy Spirit of God.