Have patient endurance with eager of expectation! Apart from Christ there is no hope, but in Christ there is Living Hope that does not disappoint. In Christ, hope is not deferred but a desire fulfilled, a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12). In Christ is the righteousness of God, taken by faith, to live, move and have your being in God with Christ, hidden with Christ in God, the power of the gospel revealed, manifested, lived by faith through grace, in eager expectation of all the fulfilled promises of God that are all yes and amen in Christ.
“Testify both to Jews and Gentiles of repentance to God, and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” Acts 20:21
The Truth is Jesus and Jesus is the Truth! “Listen to Him” ~Mother Mary at the wedding and Father God at the transfiguration mountain
Get rid of all idols that have taken a higher place in your heart than Jesus. Cast out all idols and things you have put before Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ is our BAE, before all else, pre-eminent in all things in divine order, and put your life into spiritual order. Get rid of dead religion or a form of religion without the Power of the Holy Spirit. “Now the Lord is the SPIRIT and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM. And with UNVEILED face we behold the glory of the Lord and are being CHANGED from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
We are saved by Jesus, the Cross, HIS Blood, by the Power of the Gospel, the power of salvation, by redemption, the forgiveness of sins, taken into your heart and confessed with your mouth — repenting — turning from idols to the Living God; turning from darkness to his marvelous, glorious Light; turning from the power and principalities of satan to the Power, rule and reign of the King of kings and Lord of lords; taking all of the Lord Jesus Christ in exchange for all of old you; coming to the Spirit and the Bride and taking the water of life without price; for Jesus already paid the FULL price for you. If you refuse to come and take the mind-blowing, heart-opening, will-changing, desire-changing, motivation-changing, intention-changing, mind-changing and heart-changing GIFT, you are still under the influence of the god of this world who blinds minds from SEEING THE LIGHT of the gospel of the glory of Christ (2 Cor 4:4). Instead, come out from under the influence of lies, deception, manipulation, control, suppression, repression, oppression, or possession of the enemy who always comes to steal, and kill and destroy the imperishable seeds of the Word to keep them from growing in you, becoming a tree of life watered by the River of water of life from the Throne of God our Father and his Christ.
The weeds choke out the planting by the Lord; the lies negate the Truth of the Word (Matthew 13:1-58; Mark 4:1-32), until you are able to awake O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you HIS Light (Ephesians 5:14): powerful, brilliant, clear as crystal, blinding Light that blinds your old sight to be able to see anew, aright, with new vision of the new resurrection life and Spirit of God our Father and his Lamb, who took away sin, death and destroyed the works of the devil so you could come to Jesus and do the works he did, and even greater works when he prays the Father to send you the Holy Spirit, even the Spirit of TRUTH that the world cannot see, know or receive, but he will be with you and in you. No longer an orphan as Jesus will come to you and manifest himself to you. And to those who love God and his Christ, keeping his Words, they make their Home in you. And to those who love God and are called to his Purpose on earth, our Father works all things together for our GOOD. “Did I not tell you that you would see the glory if you believe?” ~Jesus in John 11:40
All who are led by the Spirit of God are the “sons of God” and all of creation is groaning for them to be revealed. The true Church, the one Body and one Spirit of Christ flowing with the River of Water of Life from the Throne, the fiery presence of glorified Christ in the midst of their lampstand bodies, know without a shadow of doubt that they are saved. “What do I need to be saved?” “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” “And they spoke the Word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds and he was baptized at once…they ate…and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God” (Acts 16:30-34). “This Jesus whom I proclaim to you IS the Christ…TURNED THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN…seek God, feel after him and FIND HIM…The times of ignorance God overlooked, BUT NOW he commands every one everywhere to REPENT, because he has FIXED A DAY on which he will JUDGE the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by Jesus whom he has appointed, and of this he has given us ASSURANCE by raising him from the dead” Acts 17:3-31
“Because you have kept My Word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming upon the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth” Revelation 3:10
“For the creation waits with eager expectation for the revealing of the sons of God…because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” Romans 8:19-21
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did NOT RECEIVE the spirit of slavery to FALL BACK into fear, but you have received [in Christ and Christ in you] the spirit of sonship” Romans 8:14-15
The elder religious brother is jealous and refuses to celebrate when the younger prodigal brother realizes what he gave up when he wasted all of his inheritance and returns to The Father who was waiting day by day, who RUNS to meet him when he RETURNS, giving him back his Name [signet ring of sonship and wedding ring of brideship], taking off his old soiled clothes and putting on the new robe of righteousness, shoes of the gospel of peace on his feet, and celebrating in joy with a feast for he is returned to tabernacle with the Father! To the jealous, religious brother who never understood The Father, only following external rules and orders, God said, “Son, you are always with Me, and all that is Mine is yours. It is fitting to be merry and be glad, for this your brother was DEAD, and now is alive; he was LOST and now he is found” (Luke 15:11-32). When we are born again of God, we receive a new heart and new right spirit of Christ’s Spirit in us, we are led by the Holy Spirit; internal glory and fire light of the lamp of the Lamb of God.
All have sinned AND fallen short of the glory. Jesus takes away your sins when you come to him and turn [repent] and are redeemed in the Blood. When you receive the baptism of Jesus, Holy Spirit and fire, you receive a mantle of praise, so you can worship in the glory, in Spirit and in Truth, where you are one with God our Father and his Christ in the glory, through the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God: righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit within you. “I have said this to you (John ch 14-16), that IN ME you may have PEACE. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” ~Jesus in John 16:33
Be of GOOD CHEER! be patient in EAGER EXPECTATION! Jesus already conquered sin, death and the works of the devil; Jesus already overcame the world system; Jesus already cancelled the bond against you along with its legal demands, nailing them to the Cross, DISARMING the powers and principalities, and publicly TRIUMPHING over them in Christ (Colossians 2:9-15), so when you come to Christ and receive Christ in you, you are more than a conqueror, an overcomer, a triumpher YOKED to glorified Christ as a true yokefellow, consecrated in TRUTH. The High Priest Jesus, in the order of Melchizedek, prays that you receive the glory that the Father gave Jesus, so you can be one with Father and Son NOT one with the fallen, broken, dark world, the dwelling place of demons, foul spirits, enslaving souls, buying souls for promises of power, sex, wealth, fame, dark leaders of this present dark system, spiritual hosts of wickedness (Ephesians 6:12). THEREFORE take the whole armor of God: TRUTH, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit: the Word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit; keeping alert with all perseverance, and patient endurance, and eager expectation of the Holy Spirit moving, working, falling upon all flesh, exposing the darkness, exposing the evil, exposing the lies, deception, manipulation and control by fear and intimidation, and threats and blackmail and bribes and proof of indiscretions and sins and perversions that compromise those who were elected to serve the people so that they only serve themselves, enrich themselves, enslave and sell out all those who they took an oath to serve and to protect from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Father we ask you to help us, for we are powerless against such pervasive and ubiquitous evil, but you said we could take your armor and STAND and able to WITHSTAND in the evil day, and having done all to STAND (Ephesians 6:13).
“I know you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Word and have not denied My Name. Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of satan who say they are Jews and are not, but LIE — behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet, and learn that I LOVE YOU. Because you have kept MY WORD with patient endurance, I will keep you from the great tribulation and write My New Name on your forehead…Give you gold refined by fire, white garments, eyes anointed to see… continuously repentant, continuously turning to God…Behold, I stand at the door of your soul and knock; if any one opens the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me [intimate communion, reunion, connection, right relationship, marriage, joining as one] and when you are able to CONQUER unbelief, I will grant you to sit with Me in heavenly places (Revelation 3:21; Ephesians 2:6) as I sit with My Father on his Throne” Revelation 3:7-21
God has gotten you alone so the Holy Spirit can come, reveal Christ Jesus to you, convict you of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:7-11), so you can repent, turn, return to the Father and receive the Holy Spirit to inhabit your spirit and soul and body and life, indwelling your body, making you a new, holy temple of God (1 Cor 3:16, 6:19; 2 Cor 13:5). Jesus takes away your sins as far as the east is from the west, but have you received the glory to be one with the Father and Son? the presence? the light? the Holy Spirit and fire baptism? the old dissolving and the new coming? the River of water of life continuously flowing? the Word growing into a tree of life, maturing to fruit Christ: the fruit of the Spirit, the fruit of Light, and the fruits of righteousness?
We all have sinned AND fallen short of the glory; but not all have been cleansed of their sins and unrighteousness AND not all have received the glory only the Lord Jesus Christ can give you. Jesus asks us to “Abide in Me and I in you” so we must be grafted onto His Vine and be pruned to bear more fruit. But if you are still yoked and in bondage to the father of lies, the devil, you are still enslaved, oppressed, suppressed, repressed, or even possessed by lies, deception, manipulation, controlled, under the influence, numbed, distracted, falling for the wiles, schemes, devices, and shenanigans of the devil, the father of lies (Ephesians 6:10-13).
“Come to Me, all who are weary, tired, heavy laden with burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke and learn from Me, for I am gentle and compassionate and humble-hearted and tender, and you will FIND rest” ~ Jesus in Matthew 11:28-29
“Behold, I make all things new” Revelation 21:5
“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
“I betroth you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her One Husband” 2 Cor 11:2
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all things will be added unto you. Ask and receive Christ Jesus; take him to heart; hear the Word, take it to heart, let the Word be made flesh, living, active, a sharp two-edged Sword of the Spirit as the Spirit inhabits and indwells in you. Seek and FIND! The Door of the Lord Jesus will open so you can be reconciled, reunited, reconnected, returned to God the Father and receive the Holy Spirit.
“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
Abstain from polluted seas of idols; abstain from participating in the lies of the enemy who steals, kills and destroys lives. Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to remove the veil, and for Holy Spirit to be Lord over your spirit and soul and body and life, yielding to be led by the Spirit of God. Come into one accord with the Mind of Christ, transformed, renewing in the continuous River of water of life: new wine into new wineskins. No longer conform to this present dark world system, do not consent to the world hive mind nor consensus trance of a dark, fallen, broken world system. Abstain from unchastity, sexual sin: sins against your own body that make you one with unclean spirits, demonic spirits, even evil spirits depending on who you join your body to. Come into the New Covenant with Jesus with the Father.
Rejoice at exhortations! “Prophets Judas and Silas exhorted with many Words and STRENGTHENED them…and sent them off with PEACE” (Acts 15:32-33). Teach and preach the Word of the Lord…strengthen churches after contention or splits…exhort, teach, preach, strengthen; Paul saw visions, fell into trances, heard Holy Spirit’s Voice, and had angels come to give him messages; and four unmarried daughters prophesied, “Thus says the Lord” (Acts ch 15-21) therefore we should be careful not to quench the Spirit or despise prophesying, but test everything. What you have seen, heard, learned, known from Paul, DO, and the God of Peace will be with you! “The Will of the Lord be done” (Acts 21:14). Come into the great hush of being alone with God in the presence; see the Light; know God’s Will and see the Just One; hear the Voice from his mouth; be a witness for him; open eyes to see to turn from idols to the Living God, turn from darkness to light, turn from the power of satan to the Power of God, receive the forgiveness of sin, AND a place among those who are sanctified BY FAITH in Christ (Acts ch 22-26).
Rise, be baptized, wash away your sins, die under the water and be resurrected with Christ, breaking through the water; be baptized INTO CHRIST to be a co-heir of all the promises of God; call on His Name, take His New Name, partake of His Nature; flow with His River of Spirit and Wisdom and Understanding and Counsel and Strength of his Might, and Power, and Knowledge of God and his Glory in reverential Awe and Wonder!
“Testify, both to the Jews and Gentiles, of repentance to God, and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” Acts 20:21 in 2021
Jesus is the Word! Jesus is the Way! Jesus is the Truth! Jesus is the Light of resurrection Life and Spirit!