When you recognize your soul hungers and thirst for righteousness, unsatisfied by the steady diet the fallen world’s offerings, you begin to eat of The Word and drink of The Spirit of God; the supernatural food and drink of the Living Bread and Living Water of Risen Glorified Christ; baptized INTO Christ, putting ON Christ (Galatians 3:27); born again to see and enter the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness; beholding HIS glory unveiled, to be changing and transforming into HIS likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who IS the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Those baptized into Moses drank supernatural food and drink in the desert wilderness, but they returned to idols, immorality, and grumbling, so 23,000 died in a single day, they were destroyed by serpents, and destroyed by the Destroyer (1 Corinthians 10:2-10). But NOW these things are warnings to believers in Christ, in the finished work of the Cross, as the END of the ages has come (10:11).
God is Faithful and those who are called and chosen and faithful to the Lamb of God, the Lord of lords and King of kings, have the “thief” coming against you to steal and kill and destroy, BUT GOD! in Christ and Christ in you, abiding and remaining, you HAVE resurrection life and Spirit; abundant zoe life (John 10:10). Jesus shuts the doors that can’t be opened, and opens the Door to God our Abba Father at the Throne, so we can enter the True Royal Family of God as our NEW Head of Household, and be ready for the knock of our Bridegroom to come in and sup with you and you with Him (Revelation 3:20-21) life-giving righteousness through the Power of the Gospel; peace, joy in the Holy Spirit; grace upon grace out of His Fullness; glory to glory beholding the glory of Christ; strength to strength by giving Jesus your weaknesses; by faith for faith (Romans 1:16-17); new life as a new creation in Christ.
Zoe is physical and spiritual life; the abundant life found in Risen Glorified Christ Jesus, in whom the whole FULLNESS of the Godhead dwells bodily, and we come to FULLNESS of life IN HIM (Colossians 2:9-10), as we make Risen Christ the Head of our spirit and soul and body and life and relationship; a redeemed, pure bride betrothed to her One Husband, who sanctifies, cleanses, washes, purifies, refines, makes whiter than snow in His Own Blood through the Cross, His Water with the Word and Spirit fire and glory; the Power to dissolve the old and form HIS new in you.
The King of kings and Lord of lords, the Word and the Spirit of God in Christ, comes to live in you (John 14:16-23); giving you of HIS glory that Jesus received from the Father (John 17:22-23), so you may be one with Risen Christ, joined to Christ in one Body (Ephesians 5:23-32), united to the Lord in one Spirit (1 Corinthians 13b-20) to glorify God in your body, worshiping in Spirit and in Truth; Thy Word is Truth! Jesus IS the Truth and Life of God made manifest in the flesh.
Zoe means possessed by the HOLY Spirit, aglow in the Spirit, in the Light, in Love with our First Love; full of the Spirit of God, filled with all the fullness of God; the Word in you being resurrection life and Spirit; Christ abiding and remaining in you; sharing the first resurrection; Jesus raised from the dead in the New Covenant between Father and Son, and between the Bridegroom and Bride, the True Church, the one Body and one Spirit of God in Christ.
Zoe means divine life, partaking in divine nature by the very great Promises of God to escape the corruption in this present world system (2 Peter 1:3-4) of counterfeit and false beliefs that manipulate and deceive through falsehood and lies under the god of this world who blinds minds, veils, masks and disguises darkness as light (2 Corinthians 4:1-4, 11:13-20).
Abiding and remaining in zoe, abundant fullness of life, you share in the first resurrection from the dead IN CHRIST; the second death has no power over you, for you abide in Christ and Christ abides in you: the Word and the Spirit of God.
“IF any one is IN CHRIST you are a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Glory in the Cross, the world crucified to you and you to the world; a NEW creation (Galatians 6:14-15); crucified WITH CHRIST it is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you (2:20); Christ formed in you (4:19); Christ strengthening you (Philippians 4:13); God supplying every need according to the riches of glory IN CHRIST (4:19); not harmed because IN CHRIST you are sealed by God with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:11-23; Revelation 7:3, 9:4); made ready in Christ and Christ in you;
HIS glory within is your NEW light; HIS lamp in you is the Lamb (Revelation 21:23); HIS fire, oil, and eyes to see in you (Matthew 25:1-13; Revelation 1:4, 4:5, 5:6); the seven spirits of the Lamb sent to earth (Revelation 5:6) the sevenfold Spirit of the Living God, Father and Son, the Spirit of the Lord, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge of God and his glory of Christ, Reverential Awe and Wonder (Isaiah 11:2); enlightening your heart to see, hear, conceive, and perceive what God reveals to you by HIS Spirit, to understand the spiritual gifts and endowments that come down from the Father, to HAVE the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:6-16, 12:1-27; James 1:16-18; Ephesians 4:23-24; Romans 12:2).
“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let those who HEAR, say, ‘Come.’ Those who thirst come; those who desire TAKE the Water of Life without price” Revelation 22:17
The Bride, the True Church, the one Body and one Spirit of God IN CHRIST and CHRIST in you, makes herself ready (Revelation 19:7) by coming to Jesus and yoking and learning and FINDING rest for her soul, so the Bridegroom finds her spotless and at Peace (2 Peter 3:14), having conquered (Romans 8:1-37; Revelation ch. 2-3) as Jesus conquered sin, death, and destroyed the works of the devil (1 John 3:8), overcame the world so we have Peace IN CHRIST (John 16:33), disarmed the devil and his minions, triumphing over them IN CHRIST (Colossians 2:15).
The Victory of God is found IN CHRIST crucified, died, buried, risen, ascended, glorified at the Right Hand of the Father’s Power and Authority and Dominion and Rule and Reign and Majestic Glory! We have full access through Jesus, through the finished work of the Cross, through the Blood, Water and Spirit of God, through the Words and the Spirit of Jesus, through the Living Bread and Living Water of Risen Christ, to God our Abba Father. Through many tribulations we decide to TURN (repent) from darkness to Christ’s Marvelous Light of Glory and Fire OF His Spirit, to be born again OF God OF Living Water OF Spirit, to see and enter the kingdom of God and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, to receive ALL of Risen Christ’s zoe fullness, abundance, shalom, wholeness, holiness, and true righteousness that matures and completes us.
“Abide in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 15:4
“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 14:20
In that day you can say beyond knowledge that you know you are crucified WITH CHRIST; it is no longer you who live, but CHRIST who lives IN YOU; and the life you NOW LIVE [zoe life] in the one Body and one Spirit of Risen Christ, you live by FAITH in the Son of God who loves you and gave HIMSELF for you (Galatians 2:20); joining true believers to HIMSELF (Ephesians 31-21); making you HIS OWN as you make Risen Christ your own; forgetting what lies behind and moving forward in the upward call of God IN CHRIST; maturing in mind; God revealing through the Holy Spirit anything that is not yet MATURE in Christ (Philippians 3:12-16), so you can hold on to what you ATTAIN in Christ, POSSESS in Christ, ACQUIRE in Christ, partaking OF Christ’s abundant grace, glory, righteousness, peace and joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (Romans 14:17; Matthew 6:33; Colossians 1:28; John 14:16-23; Ephesians 1:11-23; Revelation 22:17).
IN CHRIST, receive abundant grace and the free gift of RIGHTEOUSNESS to reign in life THROUGH JESUS (Romans 5:17); apart from Christ you can do nothing; the double-minded receive nothing of God. “Amen. Hallelujah” ~Revelation 19:4b