God is essential; the Creator of heaven and earth and all life’s Design of human beings is perfect, in God’s image and likeness. Because of rebellion, disobedience, rejecting the Word of God, Adam listened to the enemy of his soul, falling into the trap, tricking him into thinking he lacked what he already had in full, and had to leave the garden paradise where he walked in fellowship with God and all his needs were met. The Last Adam who came from God, Jesus, was baptized with water and the Holy Spirit, that rested and remained on him, led into the wilderness, fasting for forty days, and when he was weakened, satan tempted him with everything Jesus already had, but unlike the first Adam, the last Adam was God in the flesh, therefore able to withstand the temptations that made Adam fall into sin, death and the works of the devil. Jesus fulfilled ALL the laws, prophesies and promises of God our Father, as Son of Man and Son of God: both/and. He lived as a Jewish man born in Israel, in the fullness of time appointed by the Father, for the Messiah to come to save all human beings; now by coming to Jesus as Lord, forsaking all idols and gods and lords of the world. Now, crucified, buried for three days, resurrected, ascended, glorified, and sitting at the right hand of the Father, Jesus, is essential to every human being to restore the image and likeness and return to fellowship with God and all your needs met; knowing your identity in God so you don’t fall for the temptations that remain in this fallen, broken, dark world system. Jesus fulfilled all the promises of the Father and we come out of this world system to Christ, ask and receive Christ in you to fulfill the promises in you. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things of Christ are given to you. Knock and the door opens to the Father; listen for the knock and open your door to receive all of Christ in you, not holding anything back; surrender all and receive all in the divine exchange our Father made possible. What is impossible with men, God made possible by sending Jesus!
Jesus is essential; he was, is and is to come, perfect and holy, righteous and just, pure light, holy love, fullness of joy, perfect peace, perfect health and harmony in perfect union with the Father; the Word made flesh, the resurrection life and glorified Spirit, Savior of the world, Messiah of all people groups, tribes, tongues and nations, the Christ, the Anointed One, the Holy One, the Living One alive forever and ever Who holds the keys to Death and Hades; Who shuts doors that no man can open and opens the Door that no one can shut. Christ in you is both the Wisdom and Power of God; the hope of glory; not hope deferred that makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled in Christ and Christ in you, a tree of life fruiting Christ! Lord Jesus Christ is the High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek who prays the Father to send believers the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-16:33 RSV).
Holy Spirit is essential. John the baptist taught that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire, and Jesus taught that we are clothed with power and endued with power when the Holy Spirit and fire baptism comes upon us; baptized with, placed in, introduced into the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49 RSV; Acts 1:5 AMPC). “You shall receive power (ability, efficiency and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses” (Acts 1:8 AMPC). Jesus says, “Peace to you! Just as the Father has sent Me, so I am sending you. And having said this he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit! forgive and do not retain sins” John 20:21-23 RSV.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). And all of us with unveiled faces, continuing to behold in the Word of God as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord Who is the Spirit” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 AMPC
“Do you not discern and understand that you are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [be at home in you, collectively as a church and ALSO individually]?” 1 Cor 3:16. “Do you not know that your body is a temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you receive as a Gift from God? You are not your own. You were bought with a price [purchased with precious Blood and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body” 1 Cor 6:19-20. “Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly, by ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you — unless you are counterfeits, disapproved and rejected?” 2 Cor 13:5 AMPC
“Therefore, if any person is grafted in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old previous moral and spiritual condition has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 AMPC
“I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in, adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in the Son of God, Who loves me and gave Himself up for me. Therefore I do not treat God’s gracious Gifts as minor importance and defeat their very purpose; I do not set aside and invalidate and frustrate and nullify the GRACE (unmerited favor) of God. For if justification (righteousness, acquittal from guilt) comes through observing the rituals of the Law, then Christ the Messiah died groundlessly and to no purpose and in vain. His death then would be wholly superfluous. You poor and silly and thoughtless Galatians! Who has beguiled or bewitched or cast a spell over you, unto Whom –right before your eyes — Jesus Christ the Messiah was openly and graphically set forth and crucified? Let me ask you this one question: did you receive the Holy Spirit as the result of obeying the Law and doing its works, or was it by HEARING the message of the Gospel and BELIEVING it? Was it from observing laws or rituals or from a message of FAITH?” Galatians 2:20-3:2
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are IN Christ Jesus, who live and walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit [John 3:18]. For the law of the Spirit of Life which is in Christ Jesus, the law of our NEW BEING has freed me from the law of sin, death and the works of the devil. For God has done what the Law could not do” Romans 8:1-3
Spirit of Truth guide us into all the Truth! (John 16:13). All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Romans 8:14). Live and walk in the Spirit; set your minds on the things of the Spirit, not the things of this world. The mind set on this dark, fallen, broken world system is death and misery of sin, both here and hereafter (verse 6 AMPC). But the mind set on the Spirit is life and soul peace (mind, heart, intentions) both now and forever! The mind of the old nature with its carnal, twisted thoughts and distorted feelings and altered perceptions, cannot please God and is hostile to God. But you are not living your former manner of life if in fact the Holy Spirit actually lives in you and you are living the new resurrection life of the glorified Spirit of Christ in you. If anyone does not possess the Holy Spirit of God our Father and his Christ, he is not of Christ and not truly a child of God. But if Christ lives in you, your spirit is alive because of the RIGHTEOUSNESS He imputes to you. And if the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus fromt he dead dwells IN YOU, then He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also RESTORE to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) BODY through His Spirit Who dwells in you (Romans 8:7-14 AMPC).
“May grace be granted to you and spiritual peace (the peace of Christ’s kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven spirits (the sevenfold Holy Spirit) before His Throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the First Born from the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once FOR ALL loosed and freed us from our sins by His own Blood, and formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father — to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it)” Revelation 1:4-7
God our Father, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit, the three in one, are ESSENTIAL!!!!!!!