“Now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the Blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one Body through the Cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And He came and preached Peace to you who were far off and Peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the Household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the Cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in Whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” Ephesians 2:13-22
What time is it? NOW in Christ
What day is it? the Day of the Lord in Christ
What year is it? the Year of the Lord’s favor in Christ
What is your new address? in Christ
What is your new city? Christ in you
What is your new state? content in Christ, content with godliness
What is your new nation? singing the new Song of the Risen Glorified Lamb of God, ransomed for God from EVERY nation, people, tribe, and tongue; made a NEW kingdom and priests to God our Father; under God in Christ; under the Government of God upon Risen Christ Jesus Who was given ALL power and authority in heaven and on earth; believing Jesus and God the Father Who sent Him, knowing and being known by God through the Holy Spirit sent to true believers, so we raise the standard of His Righteousness, for He has overcome this upside-down, dark, present world hosting antichrist spirits; this dark world of wrong beliefs, thoughts, feelings, emotions, desires, choices, and actions that cause great harm.
BUT GOD! Jesus conquered sin and death, destroyed the works of the devil, and overcame this world. God disarmed and triumphed over the principalities and powers in Christ, so we can come to Christ and receive ALL of Christ by willingly emptying ourself of the old world; the Holy Spirit pouring into ALL our spirit and soul and body, from God, our Father through Jesus and the finished work of the Cross.
We make the finished work of the Cross our firm foundation, dead to sin and alive to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24-25). We make Christ the Cornerstone from which our new spiritual house is built by the Holy Spirit, as new living stones, a new holy temple of God where Holy Spirit dwells in our body (1 Corinthians 3:16-17); a new Holy Spirit temple within we have from God to glorify God in our body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), where our Lord and Savior is our High Priest and our King of kings and Lord of lords; where the testimony of Jesus, the Spirit of prophesy abides within (1John 5:10; Revelation 19:10); where the Holy One anointing abides within, Christ in you, teaching you everything true and no lies, and teaching you to abide in Christ (1 John 2:20,27); the Spirit of Truth guiding you into ALL the Truth (John 16:13) when you can finally bear the Truth (16:12); take personal responsibility and repent, turn, change your mind, so God can give you a new heart and right Spirit.
Jesus the Risen Christ never changes but we are made new in Christ and Christ in you!
“Abide in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 15:4
The old world of wrong beliefs, thoughts, feelings, desires, choices, and actions was DESTROYED by water (2 Peter 3:5-6) in the days of Noah. “By the same Word [as in the days of Lot, the perverted world of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed by fire] the heavens and earth that now exist have been stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (2 Peter 3:7).
This present world of wrong beliefs, thoughts, feelings, desires, choices, and actions is destroyed by the fire of God, now and is to come: “God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29). John the Baptist baptized with water for repentance, but Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11-12; Luke 3:17-18). “As many as are baptized into Christ, have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:27). If and when you abide in Christ, ALL things are made NEW as there is NO wrong belief, thought, feeling, desire, choice, unclean spirit, curse, abomination, darkness, or falsehood in Christ Jesus; therefore be born again of Spirit as spirit (John 3:6), born anew of imperishable Seed of the Living Active Abiding Word (1 Peter 1:23) the life and Spirit of God (John 6:63); abiding in Christ and Christ in you (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 Christ you see and enter a NEW world of His beliefs, thoughts, feelings, desires, choices, and actions; Thy Will be done on earth AS it is in heaven. Holy Spirit and fire consume the old and form the new in you. “Therefore, IF any one is in Christ you are a NEW creation, the old has passed away, behold, the NEW has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; the life I NOW LIVE I live by faith in the Son of God Who loves me and gave Himself for me” Galatians 2:20
Apart from Christ, all unholy, unrighteous, ungodly will be destroyed, but do not wonder why it hasn’t happened yet, for God doesn’t want anyone to perish but for all to come to repentance, all to reach repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
In Christ you live in a different world, but Christ in you makes you a new light house, a new city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14) to shine the light of Christ to a dark, hurting, broken, fallen world, so others can come out of the old world (Revelation 18:2-4), seeing to turn from darkness and the power of satan to the Light and Power of God (Acts 26:12-18); coming out of the old and being born again, anew from Above of God, of Spirit, of Living Water, into Christ where ALL the fullness of God dwells bodily and you come to FULLNESS of life in Him (Colossians 2:6-10)
In Christ, you also (Colossians 2:11; Ephesians 1:13, 2:13); receiving the abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness to reign IN LIFE through Jesus the Christ (Romans 5:17) considering yourself dead to sin and coming alive together with Christ in God (Romans 6:11; Colossians 2:11-15).
“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation [America a restored Republic under God; every other nation become a nation UNDER GOD not the god of this world who blinds minds] 27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us, 28 for
‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your poets have said,
‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-31
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“And you who He made alive, when you were dead through trespasses and sins in which you ONCE walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. Among those you ONCE all lived in the passions of your flesh, following the desires of your body and mind, and so we WERE by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. BUT GOD! rich in mercy, out of His great Love, loving us, even when we WERE dead through our trespasses, made us ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by grace you have been saved), and RAISED US UP WITH HIM and made us SIT WITH HIM in the [new] heavenly places IN CHRIST” Ephesians 2:1-6
“Conquer and be granted to sit with Christ” Revelation 3:21
“For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but… AGAINST the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the [old] heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12
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