What do you remember? What comes to your mind? If the negative or hurtful words of people come to mind instead of the Word of God, the Word of Truth, you most likely repeat the negatives words that bring death, instead of the Words of Jesus that bring life and life more abundant and full.
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind” Isaiah 65:17
What if you are keeping yourself from the new heaven and new earth where righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13) because you are refusing to let go of the old covenant under the law of sin, death and the works of the devil, searching the Scriptures to prove what you believe rather than come to Christ Jesus Himself, repent, turn, believe the gospel of God and the kingdom of God and his righteousness you find in Christ, have your eyes opened to see the glory of the Lord and be changed, have your ears opened to hear the Voice of the True Shepherd, the Lamb of God who leads you to the springs of Living Water so you can drink of Christ and have His River flow out of you; have your faculties trained to discern good from evil, mature spiritual senses of mind, heart and will, soul transformed by the renewing Mind of Christ, body filled with the Holy Spirit sent to dwell in you, making you a new holy temple of God where Holy Spirit lives, moves, and have Christ’s life formed in you. The Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus dissolves the old and forms the new so you can be led by the Holy Spirit in the Word of Truth, to have sound words of life and blessing come forth from your purified heart that sees God (Matthew 5:8).
“The new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me, says the Lord” Isaiah 66:22
The old heavens, earth, and sea pass away, but Christ’s Words, a new heaven, new earth, and new SEEING never passes away. The Word of Truth received makes you a KIND of new creature of the new creation of the new covenant in Jesus’ Blood. The new plumb line is the testimony of Jesus: the spirit of prophesy over you. Jesus fulfilled all the laws and prophesy of the old testament; the testimony of Jesus is the prophesy spoken over you if you have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. The Word of God was made flesh in Jesus, who was crucified, died, was buried, resurrected on the third day, ascended to be seated at the Right Hand of God, sending the Holy Spirit to beloved believers to be taught, anointed, gifted, equipped, empowered, enabled, en-wisened, to live, move and have Christ life, to do the works of Jesus and greater works of the Holy Spirit. Christ unveils you to see the light of the glory of the Lord to be changed into his image and likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. The “god of this world” blinds the minds of unbelievers and “make believers” so they can’t see and be changed.
The Blood of Jesus redeems you, making you white as snow, and cleanses you from all sin and unrighteousness. The Sound Words of Jesus implanted in your heart, cleanse, purify, wash, regenerate and renew in the Holy Spirit which God pours out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we are justified by His Grace and become co-heirs with Christ (Titus 3:4-7). We are sanctified by Faith in Jesus (Acts 26:18). When Jesus gives you the glory the Father gave to him, you become perfectly one with the Father and the Son (John 14:20, 15:4, 17:22) and the mature in Christ are imparted Wisdom from Above; the secret, hidden Wisdom of God which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. God reveals the Lord Jesus Christ to you by the Holy Spirit; God also reveals what eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, nor the heart of fallen man conceived: what God has prepared for those who love him and are called to his purpose.
God’s Purpose is to yoke you with Lord Jesus Christ, perfect and holy, through the Blood, by believing Jesus; receiving Christ through the Holy Spirit to learn Christ, learn to rest in God, learn to let Holy Spirit lead, the Spirit of Truth guide you into all the Truth, the Spirit of the Lord upon you, anointed to bring the good news of the kingdom of God and his righteousness found in Christ (righteousness exalts a nation; sin destroys it), bind up the BROKEN hearts from living in this world under the law of sin, death and the works of the devil: the god of this world that BLINDS minds and hearts to be unable to SEE and BEHOLD and BE CHANGED; setting the captives of satan FREE and setting the prisoners of the fallen mind of Adam FREE, proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favor and day of vengeance for evil, comfort those who mourn, give beauty for ashes, give the oil of gladness for mourning, give a mantle of praise for a faint spirit, plant the Lord and make oaks of righteousness, minister Christ, give double portions of grace and glory for the shame and dishonor from the thief who comes only to steal, kill and destroy lives. Vindicated and restored sevenfold, humble your soul to be exalted by God to be clothed with Salvation, Righteousness, and the white wedding Garment; made a well-watered, pruned, tended garden where righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit spring up (Isaiah 61:1-11) the weeds burned in the unquenchable fire, leaving only Christ in you. “Examine yourself to see whether you are holding to the Faith of Jesus. Test yourself. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless you fail to meet the testing of your faith” 2 Corinthians 13:5
“Godless chatter eats away like gangrene” (2 Timothy 2:16-17). Do not listen to the corrupt and unbelieving, or those disobedient to God our Father. Do not heed myths or commands of those who reject the Truth (Titus 1:14-16).
The Sound Words of Jesus make sound faith, sound doctrine, sound teaching, sound minds, sound eyes and sound speech! God never lies; promised and manifested His Word in Jesus in the flesh; now the Holy Spirit is in this world in God’s beloved true believers who have the Faith of Jesus in God our Father, trusting completely like a child, born again OF God, of water of repentance and Spirit of resurrection life and regeneration; the Word written on our hearts and minds and wills (our souls) made flesh in us with Christ in us. The Word of Truth, the Lord Jesus Christ, saves, redeems, heals, sets free, delivers us from the dominion of darkness and transfers us into his kingdom and righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit; seeing and entering by being born anew from Above; Holy Spirit regenerates and renews Christ in you, making you a kind of first fruits creature in Christ, the First Fruit from the dead (James 1:16-18).
“Hold firm to the Sure Word; amend what is defective” (Titus 1:5, 9); be holy, blameless, irreproachable in Christ (Colossians 1:22) for apart from Christ you can do nothing (John 15:5); it is Christ’s strength in your weakness that enables you to stand firm, stand steadfast in The Word by the Spirit. Continually refresh your heart in Christ so the resurrection life and Spirit of Jesus can manifest in your body (2 Corinthians 4:10-11).
The pattern of Sound Words guard the Truth, entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit, who dwells in new holy temples of God when His Spirit dwells in you (2 Timothy 1:14; 1 Cor 3:16, 6:19). Be aware, refreshed; be strong in the Grace in Christ Jesus! There is great gain in godliness with contentment (1 Timothy 6:6). The only true craving is for God, and Jesus is the only true satisfaction and fulfillment by the Holy Spirit and fire baptism: the fire dissolves the old, the Holy Spirit forms the new. Take the River of Water of Life of the Spirit and the Bride, now and is to come. World religions and world wisdom miss the mark; having faith in worldly religion and worldly wisdom (earthly, unspiritual, devilish James 3:15) keeps you from direct, unmediated knowledge of God and his glory in Christ by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth that guides into all the Truth, coming under the law of the Spirit of resurrection Life in the Word of Truth, in Christ and Christ in you.
“Rekindle the Gift of God within you by the laying on of hands…receive from God his Spirit of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind” (2 Timothy 1:6-7) so you can be self-controlled, responsible, accountable to God our Father and his Christ through the Holy Spirit. Before the Cross Jesus said, “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am CONSTRAINED until it is ACCOMPLISHED” Luke 12:49. After the Cross Jesus said, “Behold, I send the PROMISE of my Father UPON YOU; but stay UNTIL you are clothed with POWER from on high” Luke 24:49
Paul asked believers if they had received the Holy Spirit when they first believed and they said they never heard about the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:2). This was my experience growing up in the Lutheran Church, so God took me out of religion and baptized me spontaneously on my couch, after reading the bible in desperation for three straight days in a “time of trouble”. Maybe God can use this time of trouble, this attack of the devil and demonic spirits (virus and inciting racism and division) by taking what was meant for evil, turning it to Good by baptizing people in the Holy Spirit and fire, the baptism of Jesus, so they may be empowered to do the works of Jesus and even greater works because he went to the Father and sends the Holy Spirit to be WITH and IN you forever (John 14:12-28):, and with the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and fire UPON you for others (Acts 1:4-8, 2:17-41, 10:38) for God will be WITH you; The Word of Truth, Christ life and Spirit, flowing like a river from you (John 7:37-39).
“Save yourselves from THIS crooked generation. Receive The Word and be baptized” Acts 2:40
“It is the Spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the Words I have spoken to you are Spirit and resurrection life” Jesus in John 6:63
Eat The Word and become what you eat! Drink the River of Water of life and be a well-watered garden of God where the fruit of Christ, fruit of light, fruit of the Spirit, and fruits of righteousness grow and remain!