“The Lord is not slow about His Promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” 2 Peter 3:9
“Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to UNDERSTAND this mystery, brethren, a hardening has come upon part of Israel, UNTIL THE FULL NUMBER OF GENTILES HAS COME IN, and so all Israel will be saved…’The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will BANISH UNGODLINESS from Jacob’; and this will be My covenant with them WHEN I take away THEIR SINS.’ As regards the GOSPEL they are enemies of God, but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers…
Just as you WERE once disobedient to God BUT NOW HAVE RECEIVED mercy [grace, salvation, redemption, justified, called, sanctified, glorified, partakers of the Spirit, partakers of the divine nature, having come and TAKEN the Water of Life without price; EVERY good endowment, EVERY perfect gift, coming DOWN from God the Father of lights, the Father of glory, the Father of Jesus who is NOW the Risen Christ in GLORY and HONOR and POWER and AUTHORITY and BLESSING, the River that flows from the THRONE of God our Father where the Lamb of God is at the RIGHT HAND of Power and Authority and DOMINION; the MUCH MORE of Risen Christ WHEN we repent, ask, receive,
giving thanks for RECEIVING of abundant grace AND the free gift of righteousness to REIGN IN LIFE through Jesus The Christ (Romans 5:17); considering ourselves to BE dead to sin and come alive TOGETHER WITH Risen Christ Jesus (6:11)] so they have now been disobedient in order that BY THE MERCY shown to you they ALSO may receive mercy. For God has consigned ALL men to disobedience, that He may have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches [of the glory of Christ] and Wisdom [from Above] and Knowledge of God [the Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, reverential Awe and Wonder: the sevenfold Spirit of God given to those born again OF God OF Living Water OF Spirit]! How unsearchable are HIS judgments and how inscrutable are HIS ways!…For from Christ and through Christ and to Christ are ALL things. To God be the glory forever. Amen” Romans 11:25-36
Now you see why God is waiting! Now what are YOU waiting for?
Jesus says, “Repent or perish“( Luke 13:3,5).
“By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed…For the power of the horses [demonic power of satan] is in their mouths [word curses; speak death not life] and in their tails like serpents, wounding heads [trauma shatters souls, wounds hearts, minds, and wills to make ungodly choices, motivated by fear or intimidation, perverted desires, twisted minds, wounded hurt hearts looking for love is all the wrong places]. The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, DID NOT REPENT of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping DEMONS and IDOLS…nor did they REPENT of their murders [includes spirit of anger, hate, malice, rage] or their sorceries [includes spirits of witchcraft, deception, manipulation, control] or their immorality [and sexual sins including spirits of lust and pride] or their thefts” (Revelation 9:18-21). The angels bring the seven “woes” of the wrath of the Lamb (6:17) to harm only those who DO NOT HAVE THE SEAL OF GOD UPON THEIR FOREHEADS (9:4) and NOT HARM the “oil and the wine”: those with Holy Spirit and Christ within (6:6).
Risen Christ says John the Beloved shared IN JESUS the tribulation AND the Kingdom AND the patient endurance (Revelation 1:9) AND “IF you keep My Word and do not deny My Name and keep My Word of patient endurance, I WILL KEEP YOU FROM THE HOUR OF TRIAL coming upon the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth [in Christ you dwell in God; a citizen of heaven while the Holy Spirit dwells in you on earth, a new temple of God (Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19)]. I am coming soon; HOLD FAST what you HAVE, so that no one may seize your crown” (Revelation 3:8-11). “Behold, I stand at the door and KNOCK; IF any one HEARS My Voice and OPENS the door, I WILL COME IN TO YOU and eat WITH YOU and YOU WITH ME. He who CONQUERS, I will GRANT to sit WITH ME on My Throne as I conquered and sit with My Father on His Throne” Revelation 3:20-21
Prophesy in the old covenant is fulfilled in the NEW in Christ. “Who shall ascend the Hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in His Holy Place [in Christ]? You who have have clean hands and a pure heart [through the precious and very great PROMISES prophesied and FULFILLED in the precious and very great POWERFUL Blood of the Spotless Lamb of God and the Name Jesus, the Name ABOVE every name that can be named; MADE righteous through faith in Jesus in God, cleansed from ALL unrighteousness in the pure Blood; washed in the pure Water of Life, with the Word and the Spirit], who does NOT lift their soul to what is FALSE, and does NOT swear DECEITFULLY. He RECEIVES blessing from the Lord [EVERY spiritual blessing from God our Father above the highest heavens Ephesians 1:3], and VINDICATION from the God of our SALVATION…those who SEEK HIM [find Him! Ask and RECEIVE; seek and FIND the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness; knock and the Door OPENS Matthew 7:7], who seek the face [Presence; Glory] of Risen Christ Jesus. Lift up your heads! and be lifted UP! that the King of Glory may come in to YOU, strong and mighty!” Psalm 24:3-10
IF and WHEN your face is lifted up to see face to face in the Spirit in Truth in the Glory of the Presence of Christ during worship in Spirit and in Truth, you KNOW you are never the same and when it repeats over and over you realize the King of Glory has come and Christ does abide and remain in you AS you abide IN CHRIST and remain for you 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 one Body of God in Risen Christ, I live by FAITH in the Son of God who loves me and have HIMSELF for me. So I do not nullify GRACE. I am no longer BEWITCHED or beguiled or bothered but REJOICE and am GLAD as a true “yokefellow” whom Jesus broke the yoke to the world system of beliefs and united me to His True Faith in God our Father, having come from God and returned to God so He could send the HOLY Spirit to be WITH and IN His new temple of God; in HIS living stones in HIS Body, no longer OF the world but in it; not taken OUT Of the world but KEPT FROM (John 17) the darkness, evil, devil, demonic assignment as we KEEP YOKED, hitched, “wed”, “married”, joined, united with the Lord therefore ONE SPIRIT with Risen Christ (1 Corinthians 6:17-20).
The body is meant for the Lord and the Lord for your body (1 Corinthians 6:13b). “God RAISED the Lord and also raises you UP by HIS POWER. Do you not KNOW that your bodies are MEMBERS OF CHRIST?” 1 Corinthians 6:14-15
“NOW [in Christ] you are the Body of Christ AND individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27) “a pure bride betrothed to her One Husband” (2 Corinthians 11:2b).
“Working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says,
“At the acceptable time I have listened to you,
and helped you on the day of salvation.”
Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We put no obstacle in any one’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, tumults, labors, watching, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, 7 truthful speech, and the Power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
11 Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide. 12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13 In return—I speak as to children—widen your hearts also.
The Temple of the Living God
14 Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 What accord has Christ with Be′lial?[a] Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,
“I will live in them and move among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore come out from them,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch nothing unclean;
then I will welcome you,
18 and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.
Since we HAVE these PROMISES, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make HOLINESS perfect in the fear of God” 2 Corinthians 6:1-7:1
“HIS Divine Power grants to you ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who calls us to HIS OWN GLORY and excellence, by which He grants you HIS precious and very great PROMISES, that THROUGH THESE you may escape the corruption in this world AND become partakers of the divine nature” 2 Peter 1:3-4
IN CHRIST we go from 666, the number of man to 777, the number of the new creation, the new creatures joined WITH Risen Christ of the NEW covenant between Father and Son to enter the NEW marriage covenant between the Bridegroom and the Bride. Thank you Lord God Almighty.
“IF any one is IN CHRIST, you are a NEW creation, the old has passed away, BEHOLD, SEE, the NEW HAS COME” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Apart from Christ is the OLD, and you can do NOTHING (John 15:5); the double minded receive NOTHING of God (James 1:8). But IN CHRIST the old is FINISHED; let it be DONE in you according to HIS WORDS; “Behold, I make ALL things NEW…These Words are Trustworthy and True…To the thirsty I GIVE from the Fountain of the Water of Life. He who CONQUERS shall have THIS HERITAGE” (Risen Christ in Revelation 21:5-7).
You who SEE the Light of Glory of Risen Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18) and conquer HAVE the Promises of Risen Christ in Revelation ch. 2-3; those who live in their sins if unbelievers or live in the sin of unbelief in believers, are warned to repent and turn from idols to the Living God (1 Thessalonians 1:9), turn from darkness to light, turn from the power of satan to the Power of God, that you may RECEIVE forgiveness of sins and a PLACE [in the PERSON of RISEN CHRIST] among those who are SANCTIFIED BY FAITH in the Son of God, the Risen Christ (Acts 26:18).
Thank you Lord, You have been so Good to me! When I couldn’t see Your Footprints You were carrying me through every fire and flood and trial and test of my faith and deep grief and sorrow and loss, but Your Comforter, Your Holy Spirit and Your Holy Anointing brought me Good News, brought me healing for my broken heart and shattered soul through trauma, freed me from captivity and prison of my own mind, declared the year of the Lord’s favor for believers and the day of vengeance for those who slandered, gave false witness against me, reviled and hated because they listened and followed the devil and were used by evil to hurt and harm me, BUT GOD! what the enemy meant for evil, what the thief who came to steal, kill, and destroy meant for harm, God my Father has TURNED for my good and I SEE the Absolute Goodness (grace and glory) of the Lord in the land of the living and I give God thanks in advance for what He is doing to rectify, restore, regenerate, renew what was taken from me.
In my great need causing me to stay yoked/joined to Christ, God gives me the kingdom of heaven; in my deep mourning God has comforted by the Comforter, in my “meekness” God gives me His inheritance as co-heir with Christ, in my hunger and thirst for His righteousness I have been filled and satisfied, in my giving mercy to those who came against me out of ignorance, I receive abundant grace upon grace, new every morning, and I see and have seen the glory Jesus promises; I have yielded to the Holy Spirit, surrendered all to Jesus, submit completely to God and resist the devil and he had to flee from me despite the assignments of the enemy against me. “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kind of evil against you FALSELY on My account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven” (Matthew 5:3-12). After four and a half years of word curses against me, the thief trying to harm me by stealing, killing, and destroying, has just driven me to delve even more deeply in the Word and yield more and more to the Holy Spirit and TRUSTING completely God as Father and Christ as Husband; surrendering EVERYTHING to Jesus and submitting ONLY to God our Father, giving Him all the dominion.
I give God ALL the thanks, honor, praise, worship, glory, majesty, blessing, power, authority, and dominion in ALL things. Understanding James 1:2-4 even deeper, higher, longer, wider; KNOWING the Love of Christ beyond knowledge, filled with ALL the fullness of God who is POWERFULLY working in and through me to give ALL the glory to God (Ephesians 3:14-21). IN CHRIST, you also!
Bless the Lord O my soul! Bless the Lord O my soul! and ALL that is within me bless your HOLY Name! For He has done GREAT THINGS! more than I could ask or think or imagine! Bless Your HOLY Name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name! Jesus!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
3 who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the Pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works vindication
and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his acts to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 He will not always chide,
nor will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor requite us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children,
so the Lord pities those who fear him.
14 For He knows our frame;
he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
he flourishes like a flower of the field;
16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
upon those who fear him,
and His righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.
19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, O you His angels,
you mighty ones who do His Word,
hearkening to the Voice of His Word!
21 Bless the Lord, all His hosts,
His ministers that do His Will!
22 Bless the Lord, all HIS Works,
in all places of HIS Dominion.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I press on to make Risen Christ my own, because Christ has made me HIS OWN…One thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and pressing forward to what lies ahead, the goal of the prize of the upward call of God IN CHRIST” Philippians 3:12-14
Thank You for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame, in love You came
Gave amazing grace
Thank You for the nail-pierced hands
Wash me in Your cleansing flow, now all I know
Your forgiveness and embrace
Crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious
High and lifted up
Jesus, Son of God
The darling of Heaven, crucified
Worthy is the Lamb” ~Darlene Zschech