I don’t buy what the world is selling. I buy what Christ Jesus is giving. The god of this world is blinding minds to keep from seeing the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God (2 Corinthians 4:4). When our eyes are finally opened (Luke 11:33-36; Ephesians 1:18; 12:38-40), we turn from darkness to light, turning from the power of satan to the Power of God, turn from idols to God, turning to the Lord so Christ can unveil you to see and behold the glory of the Lord, changing you into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:12-18). “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Freedom” (3:17). “For Freedom Christ has set us free; STAND fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1). Jesus says, “Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My Yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble-hearted, and you will find rest for your souls. For My Yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-29). “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but HAS PASSED from death to life” (Jesus in John 5:24). The Word of God, made flesh in Jesus, is the light of life that darkness cannot overcome (John 1:5); the True Light that enlightens, exposing the darkness of this fallen, broken world system under the spirit of error (John 1:9; 1 John 4:6) under the prince of the power of the air, the spirit NOW AT WORK in the sons of disobedience. Among these we all once lived in the ungodly passions of our flesh, following the corrupted desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD! rich in mercy and steadfast, everlasting Love, even while we were dead in our trespasses, make us ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by grace you are saved) and raised us up with him and made us sit with him in the heavenly places IN Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:1-6).
The Words Jesus spoke, speaks, and will continue to speak, are the Words of God our Father; the Words are Spirit and Life; the Spirit gives resurrection life, the flesh is of no avail (John 6:63). We come to Jesus; give him our old fallen flesh and blood, and he gives us his resurrected, glorified body and Spirit, freely, generously, sacrificially, continuously, unendingly, like a river, so that rivers of his Spirit can flow from our spirit and soul and body and life, adding to the light of the world from God’s Marvelous Light and Glory that is manifested in Christ the Son, instead of remaining in darkness and a part of the problem. When ultra-religious Saul was killing Christians, Jesus appeared to him in the brilliant, fiery Light of His Presence, blinding Saul, so powerful it knocked him to the ground, and after a man was sent to lay hands on him, he was baptized into Christ, unveiled, unblinded, endowed, gifted, equipped, anointed, given a new name, sent into the world carrying the Holy Living One Presence of God so Christ could minister through him what he had been given. Saul’s religion caused him to kill, “the written code, letter of the law kills” (2 Cor 3:6), so he had to die to Saul to resurrect Paul (who God created him to be; not what the world pottered him to be). It was Paul’s relationship with God through Jesus that saved, redeemed, healed, delivered and set free, “the Spirit gives life”. Christ is permanent splendor that never fades. “Since we have such hope, we are very bold” (2 Corinthians 3:7-12). “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire for Christ fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12). God’s Promises are ALL fulfilled in Christ; we come to Christ and take what he gives by faith through grace. Take the River of Water of Life without price (Revelation 22:17). Out of the fullness of Christ we receive grace upon grace (John 1:16); beholding his glory we are changed glory to glory (2 Cor 3:18).
I don’t buy what the world system is selling because I have eaten its fruit that appeared good and initially tasted good, but it does not deliver what it promises, does not satisfy, leaves you empty, hungry, thirsty, leaving a bitter taste, and you come to a day where you know what was “sold” to you was a bill of goods, lies, deception, and manipulation; a carrot dangled before your nose that keeps moving as you get closer; keeping you focused on the world’s promise until you realize it was a ruse, a house of cards, a scheme, an evil agenda from the enemy of our souls to keep you from your God and Father, your new name, your true nature, identity, destiny, purpose and calling. The world system tempts you to fear, despair, doubt, worry, stress, agonize, depression, sorrow, mourn, grieve, give up, but coming to the end of your rope, coming to the end of your personal resources is the greatest opportunity to turn to God and find ALL our Father has, is given to you, through the Cross of Christ, and all you have to do is come Home and receive the fruit of the tree of life found in Christ, the kingdom of God and his righteousness; eating of the Word of God, daily bread, fresh meat; drinking of the River of Spirit Life, new wine, FRESH living water (not the old sea that you can’t drink Rev 21:1), resurrection life, glorified holy Spirit! “Man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word coming from God.” Jesus IS the Word; Jesus IS the resurrection and life; Jesus is the Living Bread; Jesus is the Living Water that turns to new wine in your new wineskin; the best is saved for last at your “wedding” wedded to Christ; yoked, hitched, united, joined in true holiness and righteousness; the first MIRACLE (John 2:1-11); the Word fulfilled and manifested. Glorified Christ is food and drink indeed! ALL our needs are supplied according to God’s riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
Ascended, glorified Christ Jesus says, “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe and cover you, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may SEE” (Revelation 3:18). “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires TAKE the water of life without price” (Revelation 22:17).
“According to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man (spirit man), that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in Love, may have the POWER to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, length, height, depth, and to KNOW the Love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with ALL the fullness of God. Now to him who by the POWER at work within us is able to do FAR MORE abundantly than ALL we ask or think, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to ALL generations, for ever and ever. Amen” Ephesians 3:14-21
Wait until you receive the PROMISE of the Father from Jesus: endued and clothed with POWER from on high (Luke 24:49).
“I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!” ~Jesus in Luke 12:50
The problem is unbelief. Jesus tells us he went back to God our Father, who sends the Holy Spirit to believers to convict of sin, not believing Jesus; convict of righteousness found in Christ; convict of judgment: the ruler of this world is judged. We don’t conquer sin; no person can conquer sin, that is why God sent Jesus. Believe Jesus conquered sin, death and the works of the devil; we conquer unbelief in what Jesus has done; we conquer unbelief that we are righteous through Christ; we conquer unbelief that evil is judged and eternally punished. Repent and conquer to eat of the tree of life, not hurt by second death, given hidden manna and a new name; conquer and keep Jesus’ Word until the end, to be given power as the Father gave Jesus, and the morning star; awaken and be strengthened, remember what you have received and heard, KEEP THAT, and repent and be clad in white garments and your name will not be blotted out of the book of life and Jesus will confess your name before his Father and before his angels; conquer and be in the one Pillar of Christ that God never goes out of, with God’s name, the new city, the Bride, and Christ’s New Name written on your forehead; conquer and sit with Christ as Jesus conquered and sits with the Father (Revelation ch. 2-3).
Conquer unbelief of all the Free Gifts of salvation, redemption, justification, sanctification, glorification, healing, miracles, prophesy, faith, utterance of wisdom, utterance of knowledge, discerning of spirits, tongues and interpretation; every good endowment and every perfect gift coming DOWN FROM God our Father without variation or shadow due to change, the Word of Truth that brings you forth out of the Will of God, making you a kind of first fruits of his creation (James 1:16-18). Jesus is the First Fruit, the First Born from the dead of many (Romans 8:29).
“IF any one is IN Christ, he is a new creation, the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. ALL THIS is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to HIMSELF” 2 Cor 5:16-18
“Behold, I make ALL things new. Write this for these Words are trustworthy and true. It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be your God and you my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death” Revelation 21:5
“As the outcome of your faith, you obtain the salvation of your souls” 1 Peter 1:9
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel: it is the POWER of God for salvation to EVERY ONE who has faith in Jesus. For it IS the righteousness of God, revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘He who through faith is righteous shall live'” Romans 1:16-17
“Righteousness exalts a nation” Proverbs 14:34. We the people of America choose righteousness! Abba Father, may ALL nations choose the righteousness of God found in Christ Jesus! May all prodigals return to God our Father through Jesus by the Holy Spirit! God who is three in One! Father, send your Spirit of Truth to guide people into all the Truth! Come to know the Truth, and the Truth sets you free from sin, death and the works of the devil. Jesus IS the Way, the Truth and the Life of God our Father; come Home through belief in Jesus! receive the plans, purposes, peace and prosperity, not harm and evil, given a future and Living Hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
“In Christ you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who calls you out of darkness into his marvelous Light. Once you were no people but now in Christ you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now in Christ you receive mercy” 1 Peter 2:9-10
“His divine power has granted to us ALL things that pertain to resurrected life and godliness through the knowledge of him who calls us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape the corruption that is in the world…and become partakers of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1:3-4
Come out of the corrupt world system, “mystery babylon” false prophesy, beast minds, and the harlot, the dwelling place of demons, the haunt of foul spirits, lest you take part in her sins; lest you share in her plagues; lest you be under her sorcery; lest the blood of innocents be on your hands (Revelation 18:1-24).
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing Mind of Christ” Romans 12:2
Be baptized into Christ through faith, for in Christ Jesus you are a son of God, led by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:23-29; Romans 8:14); joining your spirit to Holy Spirit; yoking your mind, heart and will to Christ; yielding your body to be filled with the Holy Spirit; your body a new holy temple of God where Holy Spirit dwells; so you can worship in Spirit and in Truth, glorifying God in your body temple (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:14-20); changing you in the presence of his glory, through God’s Goodness.
God raised the Lord and will also raise you up by his Power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Therefore join your body to Christ’s Body flowing with the Holy Spirit. Those who are UNITED to the Lord become one Spirit with him (1 Cor 6:14-20).