“O the glory of Your Presence; we your temple, give You honor”
“Do you not KNOW that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and that temple you are” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
“Do you not KNOW that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit WITHIN you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. so glory God in your body” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. EVERY good endowment and EVERY perfect gift is from Above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own Will he brought us forth by the Word of Truth that we should BE a kind of first fruits of his creatures” James 1:16-18
“IF any one is IN CHRIST you are a NEW creature” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are HOLDING to your FAITH. Test yourselves. Do you not REALIZE that Jesus Christ is in you? — UNLESS you fail to meet the test” 2 Corinthians 13:5
Are you world-minded or Christ-minded? Are you mind-blinded by the god of this world or are you Holy Spirit-minded? Are you sin conscious or redemption conscious? Are you truly born again OF God OF the Water of Life OF the Spirit of Life, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead? Who brings you from “dead” because of sin in fallen Adam, to life alive with risen Christ when you surrender all to Jesus and ask and receive all of Christ in you. If you are still OF fallen Adam you are dead to holiness and righteousness, broken spirit of mind and body, but born again of God, Who is Holy and Righteous and Perfect Power, ONLY the Potter can change the clay with his “whirling wheels” when you are born again of the Water of Life and Spirit of Life. You overcome by the Blood of Jesus, the Words of his testimony, crucified with him to resurrect with him (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 2:10-15) replacing the lies of the father of lies with the Truth of God, Jesus IS the Truth, delivered from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the Kingdom of the beloved Son of God: righteousness and peace and joy in the HOLY Spirit. “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all will be yours as well” (Matthew 6:33). It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom when you come to Christ (Luke 12:32). Fear not! be not anxious for ANYTHING, but in EVERYTHING make your request known to God our Father with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:2-9) as a “true-yokefellow” with Christ. “Come to Me…yoke to Me” ~Jesus in Matthew 11:28
Jesus says, “Abide in Me, and I in you” (John 15:4) and “IF you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, ask and receive to give glory to God our Father” (15:7).
In Christ and Christ in you, when anything other than the Truth of God comes upon you or is present, you repent, turn from it to God, RE-MINDING yourself of the Truth, and his born again children are restored in the Truth, you don’t go along with the mixed messages of the world system, lies, falsehood, deception, or spiritual attacks that come when you stand fast, loving God and His Righteousness, hating lawlessness and disobedience to the Word, Will, and Spirit of God, but replace all falsehood, or veering left or right away from Christ, with the Truth of God, the Word of God: life and Spirit of Christ Jesus that has ALREADY overcome, conquered, triumphed, and IS gloriously victorious when we submit only to God, depend, rely on God’s Spirit of Power and Love and a Sound Mind, yielding to be led by the Holy Spirit who forms Christ in you (Galatians 4:19). IN Christ you can have Peace that is not of this world, but IN the world system of beliefs you have tribulation. Come out of her; come to Jesus and find rest for your soul, and life for your body; a new pure heart and a righteous spirit, when you live in repentance, forgiven and forgiving.
Yield to be led by the Spirit of God, in the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge of God and his glory of Christ, the Spirit of Awe and Wonder at all God has done through Jesus and IS doing through the River of Water of Life from the Throne of Father and Son and will continue to do eternity to eternity in Christ and Christ in you in whom there is no more death (John 8:51, 52), just take last breath in your temporary tent and next breath in a glorious new body.
Do not lose heart, but make sure Christ is dwelling in your heart, utilizing the gifts of the Spirit: faith, prophesy, healing, working of miracles, utterance of Wisdom, utterance of Knowledge, discerning of spirits [very important right now], various kinds of tongues and interpretation (1 Corinthians 12); drinking of the one Perfect, Righteous, Holy Spirit; fruiting love, peace, joy, gentleness, goodness, kindness, patience, faithFULLness, and self-control (Galatians 5:1-25); not a spirit of fear or timidity, but God’s Spirit of Power and Love and a sound Mind; rekindled by the laying on of hands if your “fire” goes out (2 Timothy 1:6). Jesus says, “I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished” (Luke 12:50); Holy Spirit and fire baptism of Jesus.
WITH the Lord one day is AS a thousand years (2 Peter 3:8); IN Christ, in that day you KNOW that he is in the Father, you in Christ, and Christ in you (John 14:20), a new holy temple of God with holy, righteous Christ in you; Holy Spirit dwelling in you, forming Christ in you. The day of the Lord comes as a thief to those in darkness, but IN CHRIST you have already passed from death to life (John 5:24; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Romans 6:11; 1 John 3:14; 1 Peter 2:24).
“As to the times and seasons, brethren, you have NO NEED to have anything written to you. For you yourselves KNOW well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When people [still of the world] say, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them AS travail comes upon a woman giving birth and there will be NO ESCAPE. But you [IN CHRIST] are NOT IN DARKNESS for that day to surprise you like a thief. For [IN Christ] you are sons of light and sons of THE DAY; we are not of the night or of darkness [OF fallen Adam, blinded by the god of this world under the father of lies, influenced by the spirit of this present dark world]. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us KEEP AWAKE” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, asked his disciples to stay awake with him in his sorrow, knowing he was sent by God to take our sins in his body on the tree [the brutal Roman cross] so we could die to sin and come alive together with him to life, born again of God to live with God in Christ, in the true Royal Family of God our Father, yoked, joined to the Head of the one Body and one Spirit, found in Christ of the Household of God, no longer yoked in bondage, enslaved to this present dark world system (Galatians 5:1; Matthew 11:28). NOW in Christ, he asks us to STAY AWAKE with him in his glory, in his light, in his Presence, in his Holy Spirit and fire. Ascended, glorified Jesus, seated at the Right Hand of God our Father, asks his disciples now to stay awake with him in his glory.
“KNOW what hour it is, how it is FULL TIME to wake NOW to wake from sleep…put on the armor of LIGHT…put on the Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 13:11-14
“Finally, be STRONG in the Lord and in the STRENGTH of his Might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to STAND AGAINST the wiles, schemes, and devices of the devil…against the world rulers of this PRESENT DARKNESS, against the spiritual HOSTS of wickedness” Ephesians 6:10-12
The armor of the old covenant was physical, literal, external; but the armor of the NEW covenant between Father and Son, and between Bridegroom King of Glory and Bride, is SPIRITUAL, internal, a matter of the heart, not literal (Romans 2:28-29). Our armor in Christ is salvation, righteousness, truth, peace, faith, and the Word of God, made flesh in Jesus, is our sharp Sword of the Spirit. Know it and use it. Keep in the Word and the Word in you keeps you. Keep in the Spirit and let the Spirit guide you and you will never be led astray, but if you are, repent and the Spirit of Truth will guide you into ALL the Truth. Jesus IS the Truth.
All God’s Promises are yes and we say “amen” in Christ and Christ in you; so be it; manifest! The Promises come through the righteousness of faith in Jesus; co-heirs with Christ. They depend on FAITH so the Promises can rest on GRACE and thus guaranteed…in the Presence of Christ in God..he gives LIFE to the dead and calls into existence things that do not exist… Don’t weaken in faith when you consider your own body…[Have] no distrust…no wavering concerning the Promises, but grow STRONG in your faith as you give GLORY to God, FULLY convinced God is ABLE to do what he promised. That is why FAITH is reckoned as RIGHTEOUSNESS…to us who BELIEVE JESUS…put to death for our trespasses and RAISED for our justification” (Romans 4:13b-25); just as if we had NEVER sinned or fallen short of the glory. Believe and receive and know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. IF the Son sets you free you are free indeed.