Rejoice, and rejoice again, in being peculiar (Deuteronomy 14:2; 1 Peter 2:9); abounding in thanksgiving.
“Giving thanks to God ALWAYS because of the Grace of God given to those IN Christ Jesus, that in EVERY WAY you are enriched IN HIM so you are not lacking in any spiritual Gift, as you wait for the REVEALING of our Lord Jesus Christ; who will SUSTAIN you until the end GUILTLESS…God is FAITHFUL” (1 Corinthians 1:4-9); sanctified wholly; spirit and soul and body by faith through the Spirit of God (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
“According to his Promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you WAIT for these, be zealous to be FOUND by him without spot or blemish” 2 Peter 3:13-14
“WAIT for the Promise of My Father UPON YOU…clothed with Power from on High” ~Jesus in Luke 24:49
“WAIT for the Promise of the Father, you hear from Me…Receive Power when the Holy Spirit has come UPON YOU” ~Jesus in Acts 1:4, 8
“I will pray the Father, and HE will GIVE YOU another Counselor, to be with you FOREVER, even the Spirit of Truth, whom the WORLD cannot receive, because it neither SEES him nor KNOWS him; but you will KNOW HIM, for he will dwells with you, AND will be in you…I will come to you…The world will NOT SEE ME but you will SEE ME; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will KNOW that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 14:16-20
When you turn to the Lord, the veil is removed so you can see and behold the glory of the Lord and be CHANGED and TRANSFORMED into the image and likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:16, 18).
The HOLY Spirit reveals the Lord Jesus Christ as he is NOW and is to come (Revelation 1:1), and FORMS Christ in you (Galatians 4:19).
“Gain Christ and be FOUND in him” Philippians 3:8-9
Seeing Christ Jesus as he is now, you are changed into his image and likeness (1 John 2:28-3:10). Born again believers OF God, OF the Water of Life, OF the Spirit of God, SEE and ENTER the kingdom of God and his righteousness by faith through grace through the finished work of the Cross. Ask and receive Christ in you; seek FIRST and find the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness, and all things are added unto you (Matthew 6:33); knock and the Door to God our Father is opened to holy angels ascending from Christ in you to our Father and descending to Christ in you with the gifts of the Spirit that are only understandable by the HOLY Spirit dwelling in your new holy body temple (1 Cor 3:16, 6:19). Peculiar to the world, but not to born again believers.
“God richly furnishes us with EVERYTHING to enjoy” when your faith, hope, love, trust, spirit, eyes, mind, heart, will, and life are SET on God, FIXATED on ascended, glorified Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 6:17).
Born again of God of Water of Spirit, daily, new every morning, we are washed, regenerated, and renewed IN THE HOLY SPIRIT river of water of life: POURED OUT through Christ Jesus (Titus 3:5-7); grace upon grace out of the fullness of Christ who is the fullness of God; glory to glory by faith for deeper faith; strength to strength in the STRENGTH of Jesus’ Joy for enduring the Cross; yoked to Christ, learning, growing, and maturing into the Head of ALL rule and authority, giving all DOMINION over your spirit and soul and body and life to God our Father. The Word made King of kings and Lord of lords over you, and becoming flesh in you as God writes his Word on your heart and keeps it on your mind (Hebrews 8:10; Romans 8:5-9); possessed AND possession of the HOLY Spirit so you can leave normal and new normal for the new City of God where Holy Spirit is: the Bride betrothed to her Bridegroom King of Glory; purified, refined, made whiter than snow in the Blood, Water, and Spirit of God through Jesus and the finished work of the Cross.
“Enlightened, tasting the heavenly Gift, and becoming partakers of the HOLY Spirit, tasting the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the age to come” (Hebrews 6:4-5); partaking of the divine nature by the divine Power of the precious and very great Promises (2 Peter 1:3-4).
EVERY good endowment and EVERY perfect Gift comes DOWN FROM HEAVEN out of God, the Father of Glory, the Father of lights [we are lights of God only through Christ in you], without variation or shadow due to change, out of His Will by the Word of Truth, we become a kind of first fruits of the First Fruit Himself (James 1:17-18).
Ask and RECEIVE; seek and FIND; knock and the Door OPENS that no one can shut, and the doors to evil close that no one can open (Isaiah 22:22; Revelation 3:7). ALL the laws, prophesy and promises of God are FULFILLED in Christ, and we come alive WITH CHRIST when we die to sin and come alive to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24; Romans 6:11). “For IN ADAM all die, but IN CHRIST all are made alive” 1 Corinthians 15:22
“So you must ALSO consider yourself dead to sin and alive to God IN CHRIST JESUS” Romans 6:11
“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 [of resurrected Christ’s one Body and one Spirit], I live by FAITH in the Son of God who loves me and gave himself for me” Galatians 2:20
Christ made you his own, so give yourself to Christ to make him your own (Philippians 3:12). “Any one who does not have the SPIRIT of Christ does not belong to him” (Romans 8:9). But the Spirit of Christ in you makes you living stones (1 Peter 2:5; Proverbs 14:1), built as new temples where the Father and Son make their Home in you (John 14:23); new cities, new buildings, new fields of Christ and Christ in you. All the hidden treasure is found in Christ: all the fullness of the Godhead, all the riches of glory of Christ, all wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge of God and his glory, reverential awe and wonders, miracles, faith, prophesy, healing, discerning of spirits, utterances, seven torches of fire, seven horns of oil, seven eyes to see to buy the gold refined by fire, white garment to clothe you, and eye anointing salve.
To you who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Jesus) are the precious and VERY GREAT Promises of God (2 Peter 1:3-4),; but for those who disbelieve, the very Stone you reject [Jesus] is the Cornerstone of the new holy temples of born again believer’s bodies, where the Holy Spirit River flows and dwells. The Stone, the Rock [Jesus] that people take OFFENSE at, to stumble and FALL because of unbelief, disbelief, lawlessness under the influence and activity of satan, disobedience to the Word; rebellion against the Word, Will, and Spirit of God; destined to join the ruler of this world’s judgment (John 16:11).
But in Christ you are a chosen new race, a new royal priesthood of born again believers, newly dedicated nations in the state of resurrected Christ in the new cities of Light set on the Lampstand of the Lamb who gives the Light of God in the glory of Christ in you when you yoke to Christ, learn Christ, grow and mature in Christ, joined to Christ, united to Christ, soul hitched to Christ; mind, heart, will wedded to Christ; spirit and soul married to Christ’s Spirit and Mind and Heart and Will, sharing the one Body flowing with the one HOLY Spirit, partaking of the NEW nature, taking the NEW Married Name: “God’s Delight in you” or Christ in you! Peculiar is AWESOME!
Those with the Lamb, the Lord of lords and King of kings, as the world system makes war against righteousness (Revelation 17:14), are called, chosen, and faithful to the Word of God: the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:10-16) who has ALREADY overcome the world (John 16:33) and in Christ and Christ in you, you are MORE than an overcomer. So work OUT what God is working IN you (Philippians 2:13). “Not in your own strength for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the POWER and DESIRE], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight” Philippians 2:13 AMP Classic
“Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust him, and he will act” (Psalm 37:4-5). FRET NOT! it is amazing to be seen as peculiar to a fallen, broken, dark world system and thick darkness her peoples making choices under the influence of the father of lies. Arise and shine so they will see the Light of Christ and come to Jesus, to ENTER the Light of Christ; delivered from the dominion of darkness AND transferred into the kingdom of the Beloved Son in whom we have redemption. In Christ we are God’s own people that we may declare the WONDERFUL deeds of him who called us OUT of darkness into his MARVELOUS, glorious, majestic Light. Once you were no people but now in Christ you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, justice, grace, or glory, but now with Christ in you, you have RECEIVED mercy, justice, grace, and the glory of Christ of God (1 Peter 2:9-10).
“For FREEDOM Christ has set you FREE, so no longer SUBMIT to a yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1). Come to Jesus and YOKE!
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the TRUTH…born ANEW, not of perishable seed of the world tree of satan of fallen Adam, but of IMPERISHABLE SEED OF THE WORD OF GOD found in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 1:22-25), the tree of life watered by the river of water of life, through the Living NEW WAY, through Jesus’ flesh, the torn curtain (Hebrews 10:20), the DOOR is OPEN to God our Father through Jesus (John 10:9), to receive the robe of righteousness, belt of truth, sandals of peace, covered by the faith of the Son in the Father, mind protected by salvation, and the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit, in your mouth: speaking death to evil; speaking life to righteousness (Ephesians 6:10-20). For we are not contending, warring, fighting, battling against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against the powers, against the world ruler of THIS PRESENT DARKNESS, against spiritual hosts of wickedness of the god of this world, the spirit of the world, the spirit of error, the power of the spirit of the air: the spirit NOW AT WORK in the sons of disobedience. Among these we ALL used to live, following lust and pride, perverted desires of body and mind, 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 in our trespasses, MAKES US ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (salvation is by grace through faith), AND raised us up WITH HIM to sit in heavenly places IN CHRIST (Ephesians 6:12; 2:1-6).
Conquer and be granted to sit with Christ in heavenly places (Revelation 3:21). Conquer all that God has shown us by the Spirit, in Revelation chapters 2-3, and come alive in Christ and Christ in you, giving God all the thanks, honor, praise, worship, glory, blessing, majesty, dominion, power and authority, now and is to come, and forever! Peculiar is Great!