“Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4
“God gives us the desires of our hearts and makes all our plans succeed…We trust in the Lord…[In Christ] We are risen and stand upright. The Lord gives us Victory” Psalm 20:4
“Thanks be to God, who gives us the Victory [making us conquerors]THROUGH our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 15:57 AMPC
“Thanks be to God, who IN CHRIST always leads us in Triumph!” 2 Corinthians 2:14
Who can separate what God has joined together? the two who become one: Christ and born again believers; true yokefellows who learn and receive and hear and see and do what they hear and see (Philippians 4:9); two become one new being, a profound mystery to steward, through the life-giving Spirit of Christ (Ephesians 2:15-22; 1 Cor 15:45); betrothed as pure bride to her One Husband (2 Cor 11:2).
“Lord I give you my heart, I give you my soul, I live for You alone; every breath that I take, every moment I’m awake, Lord have Your Way in me” ~ Darlene Zschech
What was prophesied in Ezekiel chapters 36-37 is FULFILLED in Christ and Christ in you. What was prophesied in the old covenant (before the finished work of the Cross) is DONE in Christ and Christ in you (John 15:4; Revelation 21:5-6). Before the Cross the EXTERNAL multitudes of invalids, blind, lame, and paralyzed lay at the Sheep Gate, waiting for the angel of the Lord to move the waters, “trouble” the waters, but after the finished work of the Cross of Jesus, the INTERNAL invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed by spirits of fear, doubt, uncertainty, insincerity, anxiety, depression, death, infirmity, iniquity, disability, disabled, discouraged, disillusioned, dismayed, destroyed, ruined, and forsaken from God, with no hope, no future, under satan’s plans and purposes for humanity and the world system CALL ON THE BLOOD and the NAME of Jesus and receive the HOLY Spirit and anointing to bring good news, bind up the broken hearted, free the prisoners and captives of unclean spirits, deliver from the lies and anchor in the Truth of God, delivered from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the Beloved SON of Righteousness and Peace and Joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, who enwisens, counsels, enables, empowers, comforts, helps, reminds, teaches, guides, defends, advocates, mentors, leads, convicts, encourages, edifies, equips, fruits, gifts, inspires, and REVEALS what eye has not seen, what ears have not heard, what hearts have not perceived UNTIL you ask and accept the finished work of the Cross AND the HOLY Spirit reveals the Lord Jesus Christ to you as he now is.
When we HEAR Christ Jesus, the Lamb, the True Shepherd, and BELIEVE God who sent Jesus, we have eternal life, and we do not come into judgment but HAVE PASSED from death to life IN CHRIST (John 5:25). The dead (spiritually) in sin and falling short of the glory, come alive with Christ and come forth when they hear the Voice of Jesus, into resurrection life and Spirit; but those who have ears BUT do not hear, or hear and refuse to come, rejecting Jesus and the finished work of the Cross, denying God as Father, refusing his Perfect Love to keep the world’s tainted, perverted, twisted, very conditional love (if you can call it that; it is really lust, pride, selfish self-serving need, supplier, USING people to get your needs met instead of TURNING TO GOD who gives generously, freely, unceasingly, unendingly from the riches of the glory of Christ, expecting NOTHING in return for God does not need ANYTHING but you). Lazarus was DECOMPOSING when he heard Jesus calling him forth, and he was resurrected to physical life. HOW MUCH MORE now that Jesus is the First Born from the dead of the NEW COVENANT, the King of kings and Lord of lords given ALL power and authority in heaven AND on earth, can he resurrect you and bring you into HIS righteousness and peace and joy in the HOLY Spirit when you choose to follow him?
Unlike the sprinkled water, new heart and spirit (Ezekiel 36) of the OLD covenant under the law of sin, death and the works of the devil and like the very dry bones in Ezekiel 37, when we come to Jesus, repent, turn, return to God as Father, and receive the HOLY Spirit, we choose to be IMMERSED in baptism into Christ, our “body of flesh REMOVED, circumcised NOT by human hands” Colossians 2:9-20), dead to sin and come alive to righteousness, IMMERSED in the new pure River of Water of Life from the Throne, having our soul regenerated: mind, heart, will, yoking WITH Christ: a NEW creature of the NEW creation of the NEW Covenant between Father and Son (James 1:16-18) UNDER, IN, and OF the Blood of Jesus: NEW DNA, NEW pure Blood, NEW resurrected Bones of the one perfect Body of Jesus with the one holy Spirit of Jesus; the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, raises us up WITH Christ. The prophesy of Ezekiel 37 to the bones and breath were FULFILLED in Christ Jesus, and are fulfilled in us when we receive the testimony of Jesus, the spirit of prophesy, and BELIEVE it and RECEIVE it, to KNOW and BE who God created us to be in Christ and Christ in you: the restored image and likeness of God our Father in the Son (Revelation 19:10).
“Prophesy to the dry bones in the valley, ‘Hear the Word of the Lord, ‘Live!’ come forth!” (Ezekiel 37:6-7). How much MORE now in Christ, saying ‘Come forth in My Word, My resurrection Life and Spirit; My River of Water of Life without price!” Come Bone to bone with resurrected Christ, let Christ’s sinew and flesh come upon your bones and new skin covering the flesh. “New wine into NEW wineskin.” “A NEW garment, not patching the old” (Luke 5:36-39). Taste and see that the Lord is all GOOD, all LIGHT, all perfect, holy Love, all Spirit! “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And with UNVEILED face, beholding the glory of the Lord, you are being changed from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the SPIRIT” 2 Cor 3:12-18
“Prophesy to the breath, ‘Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon the DEAD.’ ‘Live! and stand on your feet, an exceedingly great host’ ” (Ezekiel 37:9-10). HOW MUCH MORE now in Christ and Christ in you when HOLY Spirit becomes your NEW breath so you can HOST the HOLY Spirit in your spirit and soul and body and life (John 20:22; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 13:5).
IN Christ we HAVE PASSED from death to life (John 5:24). IN Christ we are a NEW creation, the old HAS PASSED away, behold, the NEW has come (2 Cor 5:17). “It is finished” (John 19:30). “It is DONE!” (Revelation 21:6). “Behold, I make ALL things NEW” (Revelation 21:5). “I am crucified to the world, and the world to me” (Galatians 6:14). “So WHY do you still live like you belong to the world, or under bondage to the ELEMENTAL spirits of the universe instead of belonging to Christ and OF his Spirit?” (Colossians 2:20). In Christ: I AM 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, who loves me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). Those who belong to Christ have HIS SPIRIT, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. Dry bones hear the Word of the Lord! The Word of God made flesh IS Christ Jesus, and God puts The Word on your mind and writes the Word on your heart, so it can be made flesh in you. “The written code kills, but the Spirit gives LIFE” (2 Cor 3:6).
How much more than Lazarus, is Jesus calling you out of the tomb of your old, sin nature to partake of HIS NATURE in HIS NAME? (2 Peter 1:3-4; Ephesians 4:20-24; Colossians 3:5-11) How much more is the Father calling the dead and lost to Jesus? The “religious elder brother” was resentful of the prodigal who knew he squandered his inheritance and ending up living worse than the animals, so he returned to beg for forgiveness, but the Father was watching and waiting for him to come and RAN to him giving him NEW clothes, NEW shoes, a NEW ring of sonship, a NEW feast to celebrate, ALL was forgiven AND forgotten (as far as the east is from the west); while God our Father told the resentful elder who un-joyfully, religiously towed the line, “Son, you are ALWAYS with Me, and ALL that is Mine is yours. It is fitting to make merry and be glad, for your brother was DEAD, and is now alive in My Presence; he was LOST, and is now found” Luke 15:11-32
How much MORE when we abide in Christ and Christ in us in the NEW Covenant? in the kingdom of the Son? “Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all is added unto you” in the grace and glory of God our Father? “grace upon grace out of the FULLNESS of Christ” “seeing the glory of Christ we are changed” in the powerful, wonder-working Blood of the Lamb? in the POWERFUL Name of Jesus? the Name above every name that can be named; the Matchless Name of Jesus who HAS, and IS, and will ALWAYS have ALL power and authority in heaven AND on earth, now and is to come, forever and ever. Amen. Hallelujah!
“Come, take the River of Water of life without price!” “Come and drink of Me!” Come and see, hear, learn, receive, and DO out of your new BEING in Christ and Christ in you! “Abide in Me, and I in you…Apart from me you can do nothing.” PROPHESIED: “You have heard; now see ALL THIS; and will you not declare it? From this time forth I make you hear NEW things, hidden things which you have not known. They are created NOW, not long ago” (Isaiah 48:6-7). FULFILLED in Christ and Christ in you (Colossians 1:25-28).
All thanks, honor, praise, worship, glory, majesty, blessing, dominion, power, and authority be to God our Father and his Lamb! Worthy is the Lamb! Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty who was, AND IS, and is to come!