This is a time of trouble. God told us there would be “a time of trouble, times of trouble and a half-time of trouble” and if he didn’t shorten it, people wouldn’t be able to withstand it, AND “If you keep My Word with patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial, which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. I am coming soon; hold fast what you have [in Christ and Christ in you], so no one may seize your crown [in Christ and Christ in you]. Those who conquer the false belief of the world system (shadow religion and government of lucifer disguised as light, but of the devil), I will make a pillar and never will God go out of Christ in you, and I will write on you the Name of God, the new city, the Bride, and my own new Name. Those who have a ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to those in the one Body and one Spirit of Christ, The Church” (Revelation 3:10-13).
Jesus tells us that in the world you will have tribulation, but in Christ you will have peace, and to be of good cheer for he has already overcome the world in his generation, and all future generations. But if you put yourself apart from Christ in your generation, you can do nothing but fear and tribulate; but in Christ and Christ in you, assured by coming to Jesus, repenting, believing the Gospel of God, having your eyes opened to the Truth, turning from darkness to light, turning from the power of satan to the Power of God, and taking your place IN Christ through the finished work of the Cross, the Salvation sent from God, the Redemption (forgiveness of sins) through the Blood, Righteousness and Sanctification through FAITH by GRACE given to us by our merciful God and steadfastly loving Father, you can sing, “Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood; perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture burst on my sight; Angels descending, bring from Above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Perfect submission, ALL is at rest, I in my Savior am happy and blessed; watching and waiting, looking Above, FILLED with His Goodness (grace and glory), lost in His Love (made one with the Father and Son in the glory, the light of Christ’s presence)” ~Fanny Jane Crosby, 1873.
Sin changed everything, and it exiled us from God. Then in the fullness of time, God sent Jesus, and The Cross changed everything, so we could be reconciled with God and all of his heaven, earth, and life in Christ; in Love, in Light, in Spirit, in his resurrection Life, in his new creation of the new covenant in his pure, perfect, holy, royal Blood of the True Royal Family in Christ and Christ in you, under God our Father as Head of Household, our soul married/yoked, joined/united with Christ, our body filled with the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in the new temples of God, our spirit and soul and body flowing with the River of water of life from the Throne of God above the Highest Heavens. We access the salvation, redemption, sanctification, and consecration through confessing our sins, believing in our heart that Jesus is able to take all of our sins away as Savior, and making him the Lord of our lives; separating AND divorcing all other gods, goddesses, lords, spirits, counterfeit spirituality, fallen angels, false religion, occult practices, false beliefs, and the world system of lies, deception, manipulation, and control; giving all dominion, power and authority to God our Father and his Christ, to be King of kings and Lord of lords over our spirit and soul and body and life. This is Blessed Assurance, better than any physical insurance!
The Holy Spirit sent to live in our earthly body, makes us a holy temple of God where we yield our spirit and soul and body in spiritual worship, in Spirit and in Truth, to be led by the Spirit, so our Father can change us in the glory of the Son; apart from Christ you can do nothing. Apart from entering praise with a “mantle of praise” (Isaiah 61:3), opening the gates, allowing you to enter worship (true union), allowing you to enter the glory, where the King of Glory may enter (Psalm 24), and where we are changed from one degree of glory to another (2 Corinthians 3:18), we remain as we are, instead of becoming who God created us to be: the image and likeness of God restored by Christ Jesus. We freely choose to come under God our Father, our soul married to Christ, to begin to live the life intended, planned, purposed for God’s children, who learn, grow and mature into the Head of the Body flowing with the Spirit, The Church, who are called to be salt (preserve the teachings of Christ, the exact image and likeness of the invisible, unapproachable, uncreated Light of God our Father) and light (Christ in you shining, radiating the light of his glory, his presence, his kingdom of the Son reflecting the kingdom of Heaven on earth). We pray to God our Father, the Father of Jesus, “hallowed be Thy Name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and IS, and is to come.” Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, who IS and was and is to come; sent in the fullness of time, to be our Messiah, Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Healer, and King of kings and Lord of lords, our everything, in times of trouble and in times of “good tidings of great Joy” and “peace on earth good will towards men” and in all times be thankful, be rejoicing in all that God has done for us in Christ and Christ in you, and pray at all times the Spirit with the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God! (Ephesians 6:10-18) Come to the Spirit and the Bride and TAKE the Water of Life, ask and receive the Daily Bread, forgive as you have forgiven; don’t fall for the enemy’s temptation but let God deliver you from all evil, for it is God our Father who owns and gives us His Kingdom and Power and Glory in Christ the Son, both now and is to come and forever! Amen. Hallelujah!
Jesus prayed in John 17 that we would receive his glory so we could be one and even “perfectly one” with his Father and himself. So why is talking about the glory absent or scoffed at, even rejected by the so-called church? The darkness of sin exiles us from God who is Light without any darkness at all (1 John 1:5); Jesus through the Cross gives us his Blood, Water, Spirit and LIGHT so we don’t have to be “spotted” with darkness or sin, but purified, refined and made white as snow on the INSIDE in the Blood; presented a spotless bride to her one Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2): the bride, wife of the Lamb (Revelation 21:9b). “The two become one” is a profound mystery (Ephesians 5:31b-32) that only Holy Spirit can reveal. Holy Spirit reveals the Lord Jesus Christ to us as he is NOW, and reveals what eyes never saw, ears never heard, and hearts never perceived; revealing to the mature (1 Corinthians 2:6-10). Jesus asks and invites us as the GENTLEman he is as the Lamb, to abide in Him and Him in you; this changes everything about how you live your life in “conscious repentance and unconscious holiness” (Oswald Chambers). Only Jesus can bring you Home to the Father who is ABOVE all, so you can receive the Holy Spirit upon, with, in, and flowing through you, so you can live in Christ and Christ in you, God’s manifest glory NOW, and is to come in the Majestic Glory of God our Father for eternity upon eternity! Only Christ can UNVEIL you to behold the glory of the Lord, to be changed 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).
Jesus asks you to come to Him; yoke, learn, conquer, and enter God’s Rest; full access to His Throne (Matthew 11:28-29; Hebrews 4:1-16). Jesus asks you to deny your old self (take off the old nature), pick up your cross, and follow Jesus to His Cross, where your old self is nailed to the Cross with Jesus by the Holy Spirit, die to sin, bury your sin, falling short of the glory, death, and the all the works of the devil in the tomb of Jesus. Your new self resurrecting together with Christ (put on the new nature Ephesians 4:17-24); come alive together with Christ (Colossians 2:6-19; Revelation 20:6) so that you can say the Words, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I NOW live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and died for me” (Galatians 2:20). Help us Abba Father, to abide in Christ and his Words in us, by Your Holy Spirit. “If any one is IN CHRIST, you are a new creature of the new creation, the old has passed away, behold, the new has come” (2 Cor 5:17). If the old is dead and buried, and the new of Christ is resurrected in you together WITH Christ, then you are no longer of the old heavens, earth, sea, and under the earth; but IN Christ and Christ IN you, on the Vine, the tree of life and fresh River in you; an ambassador of Christ with diplomatic immunity under the Head of the Heavens and Earth; a citizen of the new City of Christ: a new heaven and as Christ abides in you, you are of the new form of the new creation of the new covenant in Christ’s Royal, Perfect, Holy, Pure Blood of the Royal Family of God Jesus’ Father who is your Eternal Father now and is to come, grace upon grace, faith evidence and assurance for more confidence and substance of Christ, glory to glory. “Jesus was crucified in weakness [took the sins of the world upon his perfect body] so we can live WITH CHRIST by the Power of God. Examine yourselves, to see whether you are HOLDING to the faith [of Jesus in God our Father]. Test yourselves. Do you not REALIZE that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless you fail to meet the test!” (2 Cor 13:4-5). Times of trial are testing points. It is always darkest before a new dawn; before the morning star rises in your heart; before the Son of Righteousness rises in you with new light of revelatory wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, and reverential awe. Are you holding to the Faith of Jesus in God our Father: 100 % trust that His Love will never fail; he will never leave you or forsake you; knowing God will supply all your needs out of the riches of glory of Christ abiding in you (Philippians 4:19). Apart from Christ you can do nothing (John 15:5), and the “double-minded” receive nothing from God (James 1:2-8). Ask for your human spirit to be united with God’s Holy Spirit. Take the Mind of Christ that renews and transforms you. Take the new wine into new wineskins, or you can’t retain the Living Water given to you, that turns into new wine in Christ and Christ in you, when you marry your soul to the Bridegroom King of Glory. Put on the new wedding garment; stop trying to patch your spotted, old, fallen human garment (Luke 5:36-39). Die to sin and come alive with Jesus to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24-25). The double minded don’t forgive and keep retaining sin; you can’t serve two masters; DIE to sin and come alive to RIGHTEOUSNESS. The kingdom of God is righteousness first, giving you the Peace of God through Christ’s Blood, giving you the Joy of the Lord in the Holy Spirit! The Spirit is the key to Christ abiding in you, who has the keys to Death and Hades (Revelation 1:18); shutting their doors that no one can open, and opening the Door to God our Father that no one can shut!
Know the Truth of Christ in you, and do not be silenced, masked, censored, cancelled, or discounted, discredited, or disregarded, because from Christ’s fullness we receive grace upon grace, coming into fullness of life in the Head, the Son! God loves the Son who comes to live in you when you exchange your old life for new Life in Christ, so you can fellowship in relationship with God our Father and his Christ and Holy Spirit, led by the Spirit (2 Cor 11:10; 13:14). “All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” 2 Corinthians 13:13-14
Apart from Christ you are not under God’s authority, power and dominion; but when you can bear the Truth, the Spirit of Truth will come to guide you into ALL the Truth, and in Christ you no longer have to “bear it” if the anti-Christ world system is trying to make slaves of you, or preys upon you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs (arrogant, prideful, lusting for power, haughty and full of hubris), or tries to steal, kill or destroy you (2 Cor 11:20) for we have been given ARMOR and the Word, the SHARP Sword of the Spirit; not to do battle against flesh and blood (people), but against evil and the works of the devil, the ungodly spirits that are in those disguising themselves as light, and those disguising themselves as servants of righteousness (2 Cor 11:13-20) but they are OF lucifer, the false light that cannot save, heal, deliver, set free, or give resurrection life and abundant full Life, but only come to steal, kill and destroy your life, your identity, your marriage, your family, your children, your educational system, your churches, your cities, states, nation; your faith, hope, and love; trying to get every one to believe their lies, be outraged over what God has appointed, angry, hate-full, divided by external appearances so they can try to conquer and destroy all that is of Christ, of his righteousness and holiness, of his Light (all that is good and right and true), destroy your love of God in Christ so you blame God, other people, yourself, or Jesus for the works of the devil, who disguises himself as light but is the anti-Christ spirit who seeks for more and more hosts to host him in their body and give him their energy and power, so they have none.
This is a time of trouble. Paul faced an even greater time of trouble right after Jesus ascended, and the Holy Spirit and fire baptized the early church into ascended, glorified Christ. The Word lists eight dangers Paul faced (2 Corinthians 11:26) and describes the beatings, stonings, lashings, shipwrecks, daily pressure, anxiety, weakness, but tells us that the God and Father of the Lord Jesus who is blessed forever, does not lie, has no darkness at all, is the Spirit of Life who gives you resurrection life in Christ, the Spirit of Truth who guides you into all the Truth, the Spirit of the Lord that gives you the Holy One anointing to teach you everything about Jesus, all true, no lies, to bring good news, bind up broken hearts, free the prisoners and captives, declare the Year of the Lord’s Favor and the day of vengeance for evil; comfort those who mourn, give beauty for ashes, oil of gladness for mourning, a mantle of praise for a faint spirit, making oaks of righteousness, ministering Christ, given a double portion for the shame and dishonor they try to put upon you; taking your downcast soul and exalting it in Christ, dressing you in Christ’s garment of Salvation, robe of Righteousness, white wedding garment; making you a new garden where righteousness and peace springs up, watered by the Living Water River of Christ’s Light, Love, Spirit, Fire, Glory, Presence, Blood, Water, Life and Purpose, so you can begin to delight in the Lord, glorifying God our Father and his Christ, now and is to come and forever, from glory to glory! Amen. Hallelujah!
God is ABLE! nothing is too hard for God! nothing is impossible with God! Christ in you is greater than he who is in this world! No weapon formed against you will prosper; every lie, deception, manipulation, slander, gossip, and half-truth will be refuted and confuted! “If you continue in My Word, you are truly my disciple, and you will KNOW the Truth and the Truth will set you free” (John 8:31). The Word of Truth comes down from the Father of lights without variation or shadow due to change (James 1:16-18), to make you a kind of first fruits of Christ’s new creatures, of the new creation, of the new covenant in his Blood; every good endowment, every perfect gift, anointed, taught, equipped, strengthened, encouraged, inspired, uplifted, edified, and exhorted; sent to use your spiritual gifts as a part of the one Body and one Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Let everything that can be shaken, shake, leaving only Christ Life; let everything be consumed by fire, leaving only Christ in you (Hebrews 12:18-29). “Be born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable Seed of Christ, through the living and abiding Word of God” (2 Peter 1:23). “In Christ, God’s divine power grants us all things that pertain to resurrection life and godliness [true righteousness and holiness Ephesians 4:24], through the knowledge of him who calls us into his own glory and excellence, by which he grants to us his precious and very great Promises, that through these you may escape the corruption that is in this world system, and become partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:3-4). Expose their lies and corruption through the light of Christ, and expose the anti-Christ spirit working within them, causing them to be against biblical values. Pray for their salvation, ask for God to bless them with redemption through the Blood of Jesus; return their persecution with prayers that their minds may be unveiled, the eyes of their hearts may be opened to see the Truth of Jesus, their ears may be unstopped to be able to hear the Word, and their minds unblinded see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God (2 Cor 4:4), that they would come to repentance, be reconciled with God our Father, and receive the Holy Spirit to replace the anti-Christ spirits they are hosting.
Christ is the conquering Spirit, the overcoming strength in our weakness, the true light in our darkness, the perfect love in this imperfect world, the HOLY Spirit that unites us with our Holy Eternal God and Father and marries our soul to the Son of Righteousness, who rises in us with healing wings so we can go forth in peace, leaping for joy in the Lord, in FULL ASSURANCE that Jesus is yours, and you belong to Jesus! now and is to come and forever!