Apart from Christ you are still under the devil, the father of lies; apart from mercy, grace, and the goodness of God. Under satan you are under legalism, never enough, giving your soul in exchange for worldly riches, fame, power, wealth, success, but you will never be satisfied with what you traded your soul to get, and death accompanies a bargain with the devil. Under lucifer you gain the whole world and lose your soul; always hungering and never satisfied, always thirsty for things of the flesh that brings death and destruction. “For the mind set on the flesh is death” (Romans 8:6). Apart from Christ is relentless judgment, incurring shame, guilt and condemnation through idols, ba’als (false gods/goddesses) and death. “Now they sin more and more, and make for themselves idols and gods, whom they sacrifice to and say, ‘Men kiss calves! Therefore they shall be like a morning mist or like the dew that goes away early. like the chaff that blows away, or like smoke vanishing away…They have forgotten God, so their enemy is like a lion who preys, like a leopard that lurks, like a bear robbed of cubs that devours like a lion, as a wild beast that tears them up, destroys them; no one to help them…In God’s anger they are taken away in wrath. Their iniquity has bound them, their sin kept active in them, like an unwise son; they do not present themselves to be born again of God. They are under the power of Sheol, under Death and his plagues, under the destruction of Sheol. Compassion is hidden; their evil grows; their fountain drys up into wilderness, parched, striped of every precious thing as they must bear their own guilt [APART FROM CHRIST] because they have rebelled against God; they shall fall by the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Those apart from Christ: RETURN to the Lord your God, you have stumbled because of your iniquity. Take back your evil words and RETURN to the Lord. Ask Jesus to take away all your iniquities, infirmities, sins, trespasses and falling short of the glory, and accept what is good and receive the fruit of Christ’s lips, the fruit of the Word, the fruit of the Spirit. NOTHING can save you but JESUS! Christ heals your faithlessness; loves you freely as God’s anger and judgment is turned from Christ in you who becomes your dew from heaven, to blossom in Christ, roots spread out and go deep in Christ; your beauty restored from the ashes, your fragrance of Christ returns as you return under God our Father’s Almighty Wings of Protection, Provision, Promises, Prayers, Possibilities found only in God; flourishing as a garden, blossoming as the Vine, fragrance of the new wine of Christ in you…like an evergreen, from Christ comes your fruit. Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him KNOW them; for the Ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them” Hosea 13:1-14:9
“Who can endure the Day of his coming and who can stand when he appears? For he is like refiner’s fire and fuller’s soap” (Malachi 3:2). The fire of judgment comes in one day, in one hour all that is apart from Christ is burned to ashes. God’s wrath, fury, judgment upon evil (all that is apart from Christ Jesus), plagues, pestilence, mourning, famine, torment, burned in one hour; wealth of the wicked gone in one hour; evil thrown down with violence and found no more (Revelation 18:8-24). The day of vengeance is apart from Christ, who is our Spirit of the Lord, our anointing of the Holy One who brings Good News, binds up our broken hearts, frees us from captivity to sin, death and the works of the devil, and proclaims the year of the Lord’s Favor for those in Christ (Isaiah 61:1-2); the day of vengeance for evil apart is APART from Christ. Apart from Christ are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood” (Revelation 22:15). Apart from Christ are the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, murderers, sexual immorality, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, whose lot is the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death” Revelation 21:8
“Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one KEEPS MY WORD, he will never see death…If any one keeps my Word, he will never taste death” ~Jesus in John 8:51-52
Those in Christ never die nor are they judged for they have ALREADY passed from death to life. In John 5:24, Jesus says, “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 says, “Abide in me and I in you” (John 15:4). “Who has heard? who has seen? (Isaiah 66:8) Holy Spirit reveals! “God revealed to us through the Spirit” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). When you receive the sevenfold Holy Spirit, the seven spirits from the Throne: eyes to see, torches of fire, horns of oil, your spiritual faculties trained by the Holy Spirit, then your eyes can see, ears can hear, heart conceive and spiritually perceive what God has prepared for those in Christ and Christ in you. But apart from Christ is NOTHING but tribulation, torment, evil, darkness, lies, manipulation, deception, control by fear and intimidation, led astray, deceived, under bondage of the elemental spirits of the universe, yoked to the father of lies, souls enslaved and trafficked, as the thief steals, kills and destroys your life (John 10:10). But IN CHRIST is atonement, propitiation, salvation, redemption, healing, deliverance from the dominion of darkness and freedom by transferring to the kingdom of the beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, so we can RECEIVE the River of Water of Life from the Throne, from glorified Christ Jesus, into Christ in you, to flow rivers of Living Water from you to the ends of the earth, so knowledge of God and his glory can cover the earth; a new heaven and new earth IN CHRIST where righteousness dwells. Apart from Christ is eternal separation from God’s Presence; nether gloom of darkness, conscious of needs that can never be satisfied. But IN CHRIST is desire fulfilled, a tree of life, heart full of the oil of gladness, comforted hurts, healed hearts, all our needs met out of the fullness of the riches of the glory of the light of the fiery Presence of Christ Jesus, from God our Father who makes Christ the source of our new life, our wisdom, our righteousness, sanctification and redemption (I Cor 1:30).
Can a new land be born in a day? in a moment? (Isaiah 66:8) YES, in Christ! but apart from Christ is the old heavens and old earth and old seas that will be dissolved by fire; pass away; but the Word NEVER passes away. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him. In him is LIFE, and the life is the light of those in Christ. The Light shines in darkness and the darkness can NEVER overcome it…The true Light that enlightens came into the world with Jesus…All who RECEIVE him, who believe in his Name, he gives POWER to become children of God; not born of flesh and blood or the will of flesh or will of man, BUT OF GOD. And the Word became flesh and dwells [in Christ in you, beholding his glory you are changed from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is NOW the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18), full of grace and truth; we behold his glory in Christ, the only Son from the Father…and from his FULLNESS we RECEIVE grace upon grace” John 1:1-16
Jesus reconciled us with his God and Father, and born again OF God, of water and of Spirit, we are new children of God, no longer children of the devil, of wrath, of disobedience to the Word of God, lawless, hopeless, helpless, orphan spirited, desolate, forsaken, separated, unmet needs, uncomforted hurts and losses under the law of sin, death and the works of the devil, under the curse, dead men walking, following the ways of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit at work now in the sons of disobedience, following perverted desires of fallen flesh, following fallen, dark, broken bodies and minds, so by nature children of wrath like the rest of mankind APART FROM CHRIST (Ephesians 2:1-3). But God reveals to born again children OF God through the SPIRIT, giving us eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to conceive and spiritually perceive what the Spirit is saying and doing so we can say and do it too in the “year of the Lord’s Favor and day of vengeance for evil” (Isaiah 61:2) as “one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years (millennium) is as a day” (2 Peter 3:8) IN CHRIST. Do not be deceived. Do not conform to this world system. Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins; lest you share in her plagues; lest you be deceived by her sorcery, under her blood sacrifices, apart from the Bridegroom and Bride, a millstone around your neck, soul enslaved, in bondage to the darkness of evil, destroyed by hosting demons, aligning your mind to the beast, giving up your power to foul spirits hosted by those apart from Christ who make war on the Lamb and those with him who are called, chosen and faithful to the Faithful and True, Righteous, Holy One, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Word of God that the holy angel armies hear, hearken to, perform and manifest to those in Christ and Christ in you (Revelation 17:12-14, 18:1-24, 19:7-16; 21:1-7, 22:1-17). “He who conquers [unbelief] shall have this heritage, and I will be your God and you my son” Revelation 21:7
“Those who desire to be friends with the world are enemies of God — friendship with the world system is enmity with God” (James 4:4). “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world system. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the Will of God, abides for ever” (1 John 2:15-17). “The mind set on the flesh (and the physical world system) is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s Law (in Christ we are under the law of the Spirit of Life), indeed it cannot submit (in lust and pride), and those in the flesh (apart from Christ) cannot please God. But you are NOT IN THE FLESH if IN FACT the Spirit of God DWELLS IN YOU (Romans 8:7-9). “To set your mind on the flesh is DEATH, but to set your mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:4-9). We are in travail until Christ is formed in you (Galatians 4:19). Led by the Spirit you are not under the law of sin, death and the works of the devil; led by the Spirit you are sons of God (Romans 8:14). “Live by the Spirit and walk by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25). Those who belong to Christ, abide in Christ and Christ in you, in FACT the Spirit of God lives in you — your flesh is crucified with Christ — the world is crucified to you and you to the world (Galatians 6:14). Don’t lose heart; don’t be deceived; don’t conform to this world. In Christ we are crucified with Christ; it is no longer “I” who live but “we” Christ in you (the two become one); and the life you live in the flesh IN CHRIST, you live by FAITH in the Son of God who loves you and died for you (Galatians 2:20). The River of Grace and Glory never stops flowing since the finished work of the Cross, but you have to humble yourself, repent, turn from darkness to light, turn from idols and the power of satan to the Power of God, and take your new place by faith through grace IN CHRIST at the Throne and CHRIST IN YOU in a new, clean, purified, refined, redeemed heart flowing with a new, holy, perfect, righteous, pure Spirit who forms Christ in you and keeps you in the River so rivers can flow from you to a dark, fallen, broken world and thick darkness her peoples.
If any one is IN CHRIST, you are a new creature, a new creation in the new covenant of Jesus’ Blood, the past has been crucified, the bond cancelled along with its legal demands, nailed to the Cross, principalities and powers DISARMED; God our Father triumphed over them IN CHRIST (Colossians 2:6-15) so IN CHRIST you can triumph over evil, satan crushed under your feet IN CHRIST (Romans 16:20; Ephesians 1:22); IN CHRIST the past is gone, behold, the NEW HAS COME, reconciled IN CHRIST with God our Father (2 Corinthians 5:17-18). “Behold, I make all things new!” “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning AND the end. My Words are Trustworthy and True. To the thirsty I will give from The Fountain of Christ the Water of Life. Those who conquer have this heritage” Revelation 21:5-7
The Word of Truth has come to the whole world and is bearing fruit and growing in those in Christ and Christ in you. From the DAY you heard AND understood the grace of God IN TRUTH, you yoke with Christ, learn Christ (Matthew 11:28-29), enter God’s rest with full access to the Throne of grace and glory (Hebrews 4), filled with the Holy Spirit and fire of Christ’s Presence, filled with all knowledge of his Will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing him (only taking Christ in you by faith pleases God and makes him your God and Father), bearing fruit in every good work of Jesus and greater work of the Holy Spirit working in and through you greater than you could ask or think to give glory to God our Father (Ephesians 3:14-21), increasing in the knowledge of God and the glory of Christ: eternal life! (John 17:2-3) IN CHRIST who has POWER over all flesh. IN CHRIST you are strengthened with all power, according to HIS glorious Might, for all endurance and patience with Joy (the Joy of the Lord is our strength), giving thanks to the Father, who QUALIFIES us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness AND transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son…presented holy and blameless and irreproachable before him, provided you STAY in the FAITH, stable and steadfast (single minded with Christ’s Mind that renews Christ in you), not shifting from the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God (2 Cor 4:4)…the Word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations made manifest to his saints. To them God chooses to make known among the Gentiles how GREAT are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory. Him we PROCLAIM, warning every one and teaching every one in all Wisdom, to present every one mature IN CHRIST…receiving CHRIST in you, live IN CHRIST, rooted and built up IN CHRIST, and established in FAITH, abounding in thanksgiving…Not made prey by the lying lion who seeks to devour you before you are established IN CHRIST and CHRIST IN YOU, for IN CHRIST all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily AND you come to fullness of resurrection life and Spirit (the Words of Jesus) IN CHRIST, who is The Head of all rule and authority and power and dominion in heaven and on earth!…so no longer live like you belong to this world! (Colossians 1:3-2:20).
“If then you have been RAISED WITH CHRIST, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hid WITH CHRIST in God. When Christ appears to you, you also appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desires, and covetous that is idolatry. On account of these things the wrath of God is coming. In these, all once walked when you live in them. But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature that renews in knowledge after the image of our Creator…Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish in all Wisdom with thankfulness in your heart to God…Do EVERYTHING in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God our Father THROUGH CHRIST…be single hearted with Christ, do everything heartily…knowing that from the Lord you RECEIVE the inheritance…God shows no partiality…Continue steadfastly in prayer [union, communion, communication, intimate relationship with God through Jesus], being WATCHFUL in it with thanksgiving; pray that a door opens to declare the mystery of Christ to those suffering in tribulation so they may have Peace IN CHRIST (John 16:33). Make it clear, wise, gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer every one…Encourage your hearts…work for the kingdom of God, comforted in an uncomfortable world system…always remembering God not the past…STAND mature and fully ASSURED in all the Will of God…see that you fulfill the ministry you have received IN CHRIST…Grace be with you (Colossians chapter 3-4)