The very God of Peace, sanctifies WHOLLY; praying your WHOLE spirit AND soul AND BODY be PRESERVED blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calls you, and also will DO IT (1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV).
Do we have faith in God our Father and his Christ, or do we have faith in the world system? Do you seek the praise of men, or God? Are you conforming to the world, or is the Holy Spirit forming Christ in you? Faith is evidence, substance, assurance, confidence in the Word and Spirit of God. The old covenant was only a type, shadow, or copy of the heavenly things; the NEW covenant is the actual substance and Spirit of Christ, through Christ, by Christ, in Christ, and Christ in you. Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” (John 15:4 RSV). This we take by faith for faith, as we take HIS righteousness by faith for faith, and LIVE (Romans 1:16-17) through the Power of the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, the exact image and likeness of God (2 Corinthians 4:4).
“Lord, who has BELIEVED our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been REVEALED? They could not believe God…blinded eyes and hardened heart, lest they should SEE with their eyes and PERCEIVE with their heart, and TURN for God to HEAL them.’ Isaiah said this because he SAW his glory and spoke of him…unlike those who love the praise of men more than the praise of God” John 12:38-43
The way that SEEMS right to men leads to destruction and death (Proverbs 14:12); the “wide road” of the world is “easier” because it goes along with the world consensus mind, but the Way of God, the New Living Way, is through the broken body of Jesus, through the curtain that was torn from top to bottom, through the veil that separates sinful man from God, earth from heaven, but removed through and in crucified, died, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus, who IS King of kings and Lord of lords, the Word of God made flesh, the Spirit of God the Father, God the Son, the HOLY Spirit sent to born again believers, even the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, Counsel and Might, Knowledge of God and his glory, Reverential Awe and Wonder of the amazing grace and Marvelous Majestic Glory of our Heavenly Father, reflected in the Son of Righteousness, who rises in believers with healing wings; the glory of God the Son as he is NOW and is to come, REVEALED by the Holy Spirit; to God be the glory!!!
“Now the judgment (crisis) of this world is coming on [sentence is now being passed on the world.] Now the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world shall be cast out (expelled)” John 12:31 AMP Classic
God is our True Refuge and Mighty Strength, a very PRESENT Help in this time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, for there is the River of Water of Life of our risen Lord Jesus Christ, whose Stream make glad the new “cities” of God where Christ abides, the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness and peace and joy in the HOLY Spirit, where Christ dwells, lives, and has HIS glorified Spirit. The Kingdom of the Beloved Son is wherever a person makes the Word and Spirit of God King of kings and Lord of lords, the new temples of God where the HOLY Spirit dwells, in bodies emptied, surrendered, FILLED with the the River of glorified Christ Spirit, YIELDED to be led by the Spirit of God, made holy HABITATIONS of the Most High who dwells far Above the highest heavens AND in the humbled hearts of those who love God and are called to HIS Purpose. God is IN THE MIDST of her, she shall NOT BE MOVED; God HELPS her right early. The nations rage, the kingdoms of this world totter and will FALL; God utters His Voice and the old world melts away; the old elements dissolve in Christ’s fiery Presence: his glory of the Father he gives to those consecrated in Truth in Christ in God. The Lord of hosts is with born again believers; the God of Jesus is our Refuge, Strong Tower, Fortress, Safety, and Security. Come behold the works OF THE LORD and greater works of the HOLY Spirit. Be still and KNOW that Jesus is God; exalted among all the sheep nations, exalted on the new earth (Psalm 46; John 7:37-39; Revelation 19:7-16, 21-22; Romans 8:1-14:17; Acts 17:28; Matthew 5:14; Colossians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Hebrews 12:25-29; 2 Peter 2:1-3:14; John 17:17-23; Psalm 91; John 14:12-16:33; 2 Chronicles 20:1-30).
“I have given them THY WORD; and the world hates them because they are NOT OF THE WORLD, even as I am not OF the world. I do not pray that Thou should take them out of the world, but that Thou should KEEP THEM from the evil one. They are not OF the world, even as I am not OF the world. Sanctify them in the TRUTH; Thy Word is the Truth. As you sent Me, I send them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate Myself, that they also may be consecrated IN TRUTH” ~Jesus in John 17:14-19
The Gospel comes in Word and in Power and in the HOLY Spirit with full conviction; satan condemns and lies and deceives and manipulates and leads astray from the Word and the Spirit of God our Father and his Christ. Turn from idols of this world to serve the Living and True God and be delivered from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:2-10).
“Lead a life worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory…Thank God constantly for this, that when you RECEIVE the Word of God…you ACCEPT it, not the words of men…but the Word of God at work in believers…exhort that none are MOVED by these present afflictions…the Will of God is your sanctification…know how to control your own body…KNOW GOD…who gives HOLY Spirit to you…Don’t be ignorant…don’t grieve as those with no Living Hope…Declare the Word of the Lord…Keep AWAKE…encourage…build one another up…exhort…encourage…help…Rejoice ALWAYS, pray CONSTANTLY…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the Will of God IN CHRIST for you. DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT [by your religious spirit of the world]…Do not despise prophesying, but TEST EVERYTHING; hold fast to what is Good [of God]; ABSTAIN from EVERY FORM OF EVIL [coming from satan’s tree of GOOD and evil]” 1 Thessalonians 1:12-5:22