“Demonic spirits [dragon, beast, false prophet; three foul spirits like frogs] performing signs, assembling kings for battle on the great day of God the Almighty…coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!” (Revelation 16:14-15) Those in Christ are hidden with God; harm passes them by, “Remember then what you received and heard; KEEP THAT, and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you. Yet there are still a few who have not soiled their garments, and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who CONQUERS shall be clad thus in white garments, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life; I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. He who has an ear, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 3:3-6). Those apart from Christ are naked and afraid and exposed and vulnerable to harm; those in Christ are clothed and safe and secure, now and is to come, and for ever and ever. Those who have not exchanged the spirit of the world for Christ’s perfect, holy Spirit are naked and exposed. Those who humble themselves, repent, turn from darkness to light, from the power of satan to the Power of God, hungry and thirsty for righteousness are satisfied; filled, flowing, following the Way, the Truth, the Life of God in Christ and Christ in you.
The demon possessed man who had an encounter with Jesus was found by his city, clothed and in his right mind. Mary had seven demons removed and she anointed Jesus for burial and was the first to witness resurrected Christ, and the first sent to deliver his resurrection message to the disciples. Mary never left Jesus, even through the unbearable horror of the Cross, and Jesus will NEVER leave those who leave the world system and come to Christ. In Christ and Christ in you you can get through anything because you know the Truth and the Truth has set you free. “For freedom Christ has set you free; STAND FAST therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1). In the freedom of Christ in you, “the world is crucified to you, and you to the world” (Galatians 6:14). In Christ, you have been crucified WITH Christ; it is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you; and the life you now life in the flesh, you live by faith in the Son of God who loves you and died for you” (Galatians 2:20). “If in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you” (Romans 8:9), you are not in the flesh of Adam but the resurrected flesh of Christ Jesus; clothed with the Holy Spirit and fire Power and Glory of Jesus’ baptism; in the Mind of Christ able to know the higher thoughts and ways of God our Father beyond understanding and knowledge; your mind and heart kept IN Christ Jesus; filled with all the fullness of God who works in and through you greater than you can ask or think to give glory to God.
All you have to do is accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. “The greatest blessing spiritually is the knowledge that we are destitute; until we get there, Our Lord is powerless. He can do nothing for us if we think we are sufficient of ourselves; we have to enter into His Kingdom through the door of destitution. As long as we are rich, possessed of anything in the way of pride or independence, God cannot do anything for us. It is only when we get hungry spiritually that we receive the Holy Spirit. The gift of the essential nature of God is made effectual in us by the Holy Spirit; He imparts to us the quickening life of Jesus, which puts ‘the beyond’ within, and immediately ‘the beyond’ has come within, it rises us up to ‘the above,’ and we are lifted into the domain where Jesus lives (John 3:5)” (~Oswald Chambers). Regeneration is being born AGAIN ANEW from Above into the Kingdom in which Christ lives. Jesus is NOT the Figurehead of a Religion, a mere Example. He is our exemplar example, but he is infinitely MORE; he is Salvation itself, he is the Gospel of God; he is Righteousness and Truth and Life and Peace itself. “When we commit ourselves to the revelation made in the New Testament, we receive from God the gift of the Holy Spirit Who begins to interpret to you what Jesus did [said, taught]; and does in you subjectively ALL that Jesus Christ did for you objectively” (~Oswald Chambers). “Again, the things that sound humble before God may sound the opposite before men. To say ‘Thank God, I know I am saved and sanctified’ is in the sight of God the acme of humility, it means you have so competely abandoned yourself to God that you KNOW He is true. Never bother your head as to whether what you say sounds humble before men or not, but ALWAYS be humble BEFORE GOD, and let HIM be your ALL in all of you. There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain your relationship to Jesus at all costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life” (~Oswald Chambers). You were born for such a time as this, but don’t miss your purpose by being apart from Christ.
“Do not let ANYTHING interfere with the consecration of your spiritual energy. Consecration is our part, sanctification is God’s part; and we have to deliberately determine to be interested only in that which God is interested. The way to solve perplexing problems is to ask” (Oswald Chambers). Is the great spiritual battle going on for America something God is interested in? the answer determines if you stay a part of the fallen, broken, dark world system, or get behind the King of kings and Lord of lords as the Word of God goes forth, leading the holy angel armies, slaying evil with the Holy Spirit breath of the Word and ruling over nations. The battle for America the republic under GOD is being waged right now and instead of taking human sides, come to Jesus’ side, his pierced side that you enter through the Cross, to live, move and have your being IN Christ and Christ in you when he knocks at the door of your heart, as it begins to pound loud and fast, quickened as Jesus stands at the door and you OPEN to him and begin to eat what he brings: righteousness, instead of eating what the world is offering: polluted water and spoiled food, genetically engineered to destroy God’s image and likeness, instead of the pure, perfect, holy, righteous Food of the Word and the Drink of the Holy Spirit, naturally supernatural, full of resurrection life and Spirit of the Word, to restore God’s image and likeness in you; your inheritance of Light that the darkness can NEVER overcome. He who conquers unbelief is granted to sit with Christ as Christ sits on God our Father’s Throne (Revelation 3:20-21).
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory, born of fallen Adam. But when we repent, turn, and come to Jesus, we are born again of God of Water and of Spirit. We become like an innocent child and enter the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all things of Christ are given to you by God our Father. In Christ, in Truth, and in the Righteousness of Christ we are satisfied and protected, led forth in Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit; all our needs satisfied out of the riches of the glory of Christ Jesus. God makes Christ the source of our new spirit, mind, heart, will and body temple where the Holy Spirit dwells; new wine into new wineskin covered bones made alive and growing with Christ’s stem cells from Jesus’ perfect, holy, pure, royal Blood; regenerated in Christ’s image and likeness; our Cornerstone is Jesus; our Foundation is the finished work of the Cross; our roots are in the holy Roots of Jesus; our branches are in Christ above the highest heavens; satan’s tree burned down root to branch and the tree of life flourishing within, watered by the River of Water of Life from the Throne, having grown from the imperishable Seed of the Word, making you a planting of the Lord, an oak of righteousness, from God our Father sowing Jesus into the earth, so he can grow up in you and I who surrender all to Jesus, submit to God our Father, yield to the Holy Spirit and led by the Spirit.
“And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following 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 passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD! who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loves us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, MADE US ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by grace you have been saved), and RAISED US UP WITH HIM, and made us sit with him in heavenly places IN Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:1-6
“The Spirit of God has spoiled the sin of a great many, yet there is no emancipation, no fullness in their lives. The kind of religious life we see today is ENTIRELY DIFFERENT than the robust holiness of the life of Jesus Christ, ‘I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou would keep them from evil.’ We are to be in the world but not OF it; to be disconnected fundamentally, not externally” ~Oswald Chambers
“For he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical. He is a Jew who is one INWARDLY, and real circumcision is a matter of the HEART, spiritual and NOT LITERAL” (Romans 2:28-29; Colossians 2:6-15).
The Old Testament is types and shadows; before the Cross of Jesus, man was separated from God by sin, trespasses and falling short of the glory; but after the finished work of the Cross we can come individually to Jesus and give him the ENTIRETY of our past and take God’s “now and is to come” in Christ and Christ in you: spiritually, inwardly, a matter of a NEW heart and a NEW Spirit. You come out of the fallen world system and into Christ’s holy perfect Way of God, delivered from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the beloved Son, where there is redemption, the forgiveness of sin: no separation from God in Christ and Christ in you; you live, move and have your being in a DIFFERENT world but minister Christ to the old world system: the haunt of demons, foul spirits, sorcery (pharmakeia), harlots (counterfeits), beast minds of those who gave their power away to false government and false religion of lucifer. The kingdom of God and his righteousness living in you means you have conquered unbelief, taken Christ in you by faith, believed, received, know, see, hear, spiritually perceive through the revelation of Christ by the Holy Spirit; knowing that you are forever and always under the King of kings and Lord of lords and you will submit to NO OTHER. You are an ambassador from heaven to earth with diplomatic immunity; under the law of the Spirit of Life, no longer under this world system’s law of sin and death under the god of this world and his spirit of the world, the spirit of error, fathered by lies. In Christ and Christ in you, God is our Eternal Father of Glory, Jesus is our Eternal Husband and, Great Physician, and Holy Spirit is our Defense Lawyer and Advocate, our Counselor, Comforter, Helper, Help-Mate, Guide, Answer, Divine Solution, Anointing, Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might/Power, Knowledge of God and his glory, Reverential Awe and Wonder! The Spirit of the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom; the fullness of Wisdom is reverential AWE and Wonder-filled! as Christ in you is both the Wisdom and Power of God in you! so you can let the Living Water from the Throne in Christ flow from you (John 7:37-39), to give glory to God!
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light” Ephesians 5:14)
“Wait until you are clothed with Power from on high” ~Jesus in Luke 24:49
“Come to your right Mind; and sin no more” 1 Corinthians 15:34
“Do not be conformed to this world; take the renewing Mind of Christ and be transformed” Romans 12:2
Awake, clothed, and in your right Mind!