This morning in my coffee with Jesus this old worship song came into my heart, “Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks because He given Jesus Christ our Lord, and now let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us, give thanks!”
I “saw” something new this morning when I opened my eyes; it was spiritual and I can’t quite describe it, but it thrilled my heart. “Knowing” came to my heart: knowing Jesus is the Way (John 14:6); to know Jesus and the Father, is eternal life (John 17:3); knowing the Father and Son are one (John 1:30). Knowing the Word to know the Will of God, our Father through Jesus. Know the Spirit of God to know the Truth!
As we ask the Father of Jesus, the Father of Glory, for a Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God and His glory of Christ, the eyes of our heart enlightened, our understanding enlightened, we can know our calling, know our inheritance in Christ, the riches of glory, and know the immeasurable greatness of His Power in us who truly believe, the work of God is ACCOMPLISHED in Risen Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:16-20) in THIS AGE and the ages to come (1:21), joined to the HEAD of the one Body of God in Risen Christ, the True “Church” whom Christ fills with His Spirit to belong to Himself (1:22-23). I give thanks for the one Body and one Spirit of God in Christ (Ephesians 4:4)!
We can know God and be known by God (Galatians 4:9) with Christ in us, the Spirit of the Son in us (Galatians 4:6-7; Romans 8:9,11,14-15,30,32; Colossians 1:27); maturing in Christ (Colossians 1:28)! Glorious! Awe-struck Wonder!
Then I took a spontaneous deep breath, and the illumination of the revelation of the inspiration of Holy Spirit that the resurrection BREATH of Jesus IS the Spirit of God! “He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). When I had despaired of life and the world’s Rx immediately took away my last thread to life, I threw away the prescription and canceled the appointments and turned to the Holy Bible that I had never read, only hearing the parts from the pulpit all my childhood and young adulthood, filtered through what the Lutheran pastors had been taught in seminaries, but when I turned to Matthew and started reading, desperate for what I didn’t know, the Word opened to my understanding, as the Holy Spirit spontaneously taught me page by page the week before easter that year long ago; three days of reading with my mouth open in amazement and writing copious pages in my journal of the glorious truth and life coming through the Words, as pure light of resurrecting life. On the third day, fire fell and went through my body and I was drawn to take a bath, but while the water was filling the tub, the Holy Spirit started breathing me as “I” was observing it but not doing the breathing. Then Holy Spirit moved my arms up over my head, again “I” experienced my arms being moved and when they were above my head “I” was caught up and when “I” came to my “normal” senses again, I was in love with God and knew He loved me and ran around the house shouting “God is REAL! God is REAL!” and my soul began a new journey that had many wrong turns and dead ends, until I realized it was ONLY Jesus that satisfies, ONLY His righteousness that fills, fulfills, blesses and satisfies, so forsaking all others, cleaving only onto Him who had spoken these Words to me, holding His Arms out to me, “Come to Me, you who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.” At His Words I felt the fire that had come down and went through me at the initial visitation, now ignited anew in my solar plexus area and the flame increased and move up until I felt what was like fireworks, an explosion, chains broken off my heart and tears of that profound encounter too holy to tell for many, many years. I went outside, took my shoes off, and walked barefoot to sit under a tree and let God continue to pour, saturate, immerse, and establish His tree of life to begin to grow in me from the imperishable Seed of the Word He spoke to me.
Holy Spirit has had to prune me often, removing dead branches, especially the counterfeit branches that were “new age” counterfeits, and old mixtures of His Truth with the subtle lies the enemy uses to deceive and try to take the Words planted in you by God. It is necessary to stay awake with Risen Christ Jesus, stay watchful, sober, aware of the plans, plots, schemes, devices, wiles, strategies, agendas of the devil, the counterfeit lying lion who roams this world to find prey to devour, steal,, kill, and destroy lives; enticing, seducing, enchanting, manipulating, deceiving, and outright lying.
But God! exposes the darkness and lies and falsehood and replaces the lies with His Truth; delivers and sets free when we yoke to Christ, learn from Him, and find rest for our souls, as we yield to Holy Spirit to be led as new creatures of the new creation of the new covenant under the Blood of Jesus, under the dominion of Father and Son Who are one, under the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Word AND the Spirit of Almighty God!
Salvation is easy, only believe God can give you this gift through Jesus and His Cross; through His shed pure powerful royal Blood! But then we must work out our salvation that God worked in us (Philippians 2:12-15) by the Holy Spirit and fire sent to true born-agains, born anew from Above of God, of Spirit, of His Living Water of Life; the fire consuming the old and Holy Spirit forming the new in you! “For our God is a consuming fire” Hebrews 12:29
We are all in travail until Christ be formed in you (Galatians 4:19).
Those who ask for Holy Spirit, receive Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:7; Luke 11:9-11). “Those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven” (Luke 12:10); the unforgivable sin. And those who refuse to renounce all that you have, cannot be Christ’s disciples. “So therefore, whoever of you does not RENOUNCE all that he has cannot be My disciple” ~Jesus in Luke 14:33
I like what I heard a pastor say once, “You only have to give up what God never created in you or for you.” Renounce the old inheritance, the heritage of the fallen first Adam under the father of lies; the god of this world blinding minds of unbelievers, so they can’t see the NEW, can’t behold the glory of Risen Jesus and be changing into His likeness from one degree of glory to another; for THIS comes from the Lord who is the SPIRIT (2 Corinthians 3:18). When we see the glory, the face of Risen Christ, the manifest Presence of the unmanifest invisible Majestic Glory of Abba Father, we begin to change and have THIS new treasure in our earthen vessels; HIS Power in us, and the resurrection LIFE of Jesus can begin to manifests in the mortal flesh of our body (2 Corinthians 4:1-11); the fruits of righteousness filling us (Philippians 1:11) with the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (1:19); Christ forming in you (Galatians 4:19) supplying every need out of the riches of glory IN CHRIST in you (Philippians 4:19); able to do all things through Christ who strengthens you (4:13) thinking about what is TRUE, Jesus, what is pure, noble, honorable, just, excellent, gracious, lovely, praise-worthy things ABOVE, not the thing of earth (Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:1-3; Romans 8:1-9).
What you LEARN yoked to Christ (Matthew 11:28-29); what you have received, heard, and seen by the Holy Spirit, do, and the God of Peace will be with you (Philippians 4:9).
“And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Counselor, to be WITH YOU FOREVER, even the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees or knows Him. But you know Him because He is with you and will be in you…the world will see Me no more, BUT YOU WILL SEE ME…I will come to you and manifest Myself…the Father and I will make you our Home…the Holy Spirit will teach you ALL things and bring to your remembrance ALL I have said…I will come to you” ~Jesus in John 14:16-19,21,23,26,28; Revelation 3:20
Do not be ashamed of the Gospel for it is the POWER of God; be righteous by faith and live” Romans 1:16-17
“The kingdom of God does not consist of talk but POWER” 1 Corinthians 4:20
“The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” Romans 14:17
“Advance the Gospel, so that it is known…made confident in Christ…much more bold to speak the Word of God without fear…full courage now as always Christ honored in your body…to live is Christ, and to die is gain…convinced of THIS progress and have joy in the faith… glory in Christ Jesus…stand firm in one Spirit, with one mind…not frightened in anything by your opponents. THIS is a clear omen of their destruction, but of your salvation FROM GOD…participation in the Spirit…compete joy having the same mind, same love, being in full accord and one mind WITH Jesus…Have THIS mind among yourselves, that was in Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:13-14,20-21,25-28, 2:1-2,5
Thank you Abba Father for the Cross and Risen Glorified Jesus! Thank you Jesus for distributing Your Fire, Your Presence of Fire and Glory (Revelation 1:12-18; Acts 2:3-4; Luke 12:49-50; Mark 9:49; Matthew 3:11-12; John 17:17-23) upon our heads and filling our body with Your Holy Spirit and fire (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19-20; Revelation 21:23; Zechariah 2:5; Acts 2:3-4; John 14:16-17) so we can glorify God in our body (1 Corinthians 6:20), our new holy temple of God where Holy Spirit dwells upon and within (1 Corinthians 3:16-17); beholding the glory and changing, transforming, transfiguring; “dark spots” to light (Jude verses 23-25); the power of satan to the Power of God (Acts 26:18); our eyes opened to see, our ears opened to hear, our hearts opened to conceive, perceive, receive ALL that God our Father wants to give us through Jesus by the Holy Spirit fire and glory (1 Corinthians 2:6-10, 11-16).
Resurrected Jesus breathes His Life and Spirit into disciples (John 20:22); those who continue in His Words, knowing the Truth and the Truth makes you free (John 8:31-31); His Words written on your hearts and on your mind kept and guarded in Christ; repenting always (Mark 1:15), turning EVERYTHING over to the Lord God Almighty; believing Jesus always and in all things; renouncing all of the heritage of fallen Adam (Luke 14:33) renouncing all that is of antichrist spirits (1 John 4:3); forsaking all others and cleaving only unto the Bridegroom, the Head of the one Body of God in Christ (Ephesians 5:23-32; Colossians 2:9-15), the Faithful, True, Righteous, Trustworthy Word and the Spirit of God, the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:10-16, 21:5, 22:6); taking the NEW married name, “His Delight in you” (Isaiah 62:1-5,12) His Christ Spirit in you; the glory of Christ in you! a new sought out city of light on a hill (Isaiah 62:12; Matthew 5:14) LIKE a bride (Revelation 21:2) having the glory of Christ as your inner light (21:11,23) the lamp of the Lamb your inner oil, fire, and eyes to see (21:23); “Christ is there” (Ezekiel 48:35; Isaiah 60:1-2, 61:1-11, 62:5,12; Colossians 1:26-27). Glorifying and thanking God!
Therefore, those new beloveds of God, His people, the sons of the Living God (Romans 9:23-26), ransomed for God out of EVERY tribe, tongue, people, and nations (Revelation 5:9-10), coming out of suffering into the revealed glory (1 Peter 4:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:18) count it all joy for the full effect: being perfect (lacking NOTHING of Christ) and complete in Christ and Christ in you (James 1:2-4), holy (set apart), blameless (under the Blood, Water, Spirit of Jesus), irreproachable (Colossians 1:22), sanctified, cleansed, washed spotless, nourished, cherished, joined to Himself (Ephesians 5:23-32), two become one; Christ in your earthen vessel (2 Corinthians 4:6-7; Colossians 1:25-27), maturing in Christ (Colossians 1:28; Philippians 3:15-16). Giving ALL the glory to God in thanksgiving!
Knowing Holy Spirit, for He dwells with you AND in you. “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
“My Words make you clean. Abide in Me, and I in you” ~Jesus in John 15:3-4
“IF you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ask whatever you will and you will receive to give glory to My Father…so My Joy will be in you and your joy complete and full” ~Jesus in John 15:7,11
The Joy of the Lord is our STRENGTH; the Joy of our salvation. So why does the false church hate the joy of the Lord? Maybe it is because they have never asked and received the Holy Spirit? having religious spirits instead? so when they sweep their “house” seven worse spirits come to dwell (Matthew 12:43-45).
“Blessed are those who HEAR the Word of the Lord and KEEP it” ~Jesus in Luke 11:28
“Ask Me for My Living Water…God is Spirit and those who worship must worship in Spirit and in Truth [in Christ]” ~Jesus in John 4:10,24
Behold, the new has come; the old has passed away for those IN CHRIST (2 Corinthians 5:17). Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Unveiled by Christ you can behold the glory and be changing into Christ likeness by the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:12-18).
“Come to Me and drink of Me…rivers of My glory will flow in and through you” ~Jesus in John 7:37-39
“Come to Me…and you will FIND” ~Jesus in Matthew 11:28-30
“Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all will be yours as well” ~Jesus in Matthew 6:33
“Seek the kingdom and these things shall be yours as well” ~Jesus in Luke 12:31
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s Good Pleasure to give you the kingdom” ~Jesus in Luke 12:32
“Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God” ~Jesus in John 11:40
“When I am lifted up I will draw you to Myself” ~Jesus in John 12:32
The Spirit of the Son is in His Father (John 5:19-24,30, 6:40, 7:16,29, 8:19,28, 9:33, 10:30, 11:22,25, 14:7,10-ll,20) so we give our body and soul and spirit to the Son of Righteousness and He puts His Spirit in our spirit to strengthen our inner spirit man with the riches of His Glory (Ephesians 3:16).; the Son of Righteousness rises in us (Malachi 4:1-3); when we conquer unbelief His morning star can rise in our hearts (2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 2:28). Risen Christ is made the Source of your wisdom from Above, your righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). The fruit of the Spirit begins to spring up in you (Galatians 5:22-23).
He puts His fiery Spirit into our mind (Ephesians 4:23; Romans 12:2) to consume the old thoughts and form the new; new neural networks that look like trees! resurrected Christ is the Tree of Life that can spring up in us when we give Him the old satanic tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so the imperishable Seed of the Word, Jesus, planted in our soul, can grow a tree of life with the light of life (John 1:1-16; 1 Peter 1:22-23; Isaiah 61:3b; Matthew 13:3-23) in our spirit and soul, for in God is ONLY Pure Goodness, Pure Light, Pure Holy True Love, and righteous HOLY Spirit of Father and Son; invisible and visible glory light and POWER! “Have the Mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 1:27, 2:2, 3:15-16, 4:7-8; Colossians 3:1-3; Romans 8:5-9). “For behold I create new heavens and new earth; and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind” Isaiah 65:17
He puts His fiery Spirit into our heart to consume the damage from sin and being sinned against, and falling short of the glory; consuming the old hurts, harm, wounds, scars, hardening, darkness, anger, lust, pride, envy, jealousy, covetousness, ungodly desires, betrayals, slander, losses, grief, mourning, sorrows, abandonments, despair, forsakenness, desolations, rejections, lack of loving, unmet needs, uncomforted hurts, dissed, harmed, abused, used, and broken-heartedness. God is closest to the broken hearted and crushed in spirit to give you His Comfort of the sevenfold Holy Spirit, His Holy One anointing to form the new in your redeemed heart in Christ and Christ in you. “Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12). His Spirit and Anointing binds up your broken heart and sets you free from the prisons of the past (Isaiah 61:1). “Be glad and rejoice in the NEW I create” Isaiah 42:9, 43:18-19, 48:6-7, 65:17-18). “The eyes of your heart enlightened” (Ephesians 3:18; Hebrews 6:4-5).
He puts His fiery Spirit into your will to consume the old will, doing what seems right but leads to destruction and death, ungodly choices, and forming the new will in you to do “Thy Will be done on earth AS it is in heaven” having His pure desires fulfilled in you, a tree of life (Proverbs 13:12).
The imperishable Seed of the Word planted by the Lord in a repentant, redeemed soul, is a new watered garden where a growing tree of life springs forth to fruit Christ’s Spirit, Light, and Righteousness; His holy fire consuming the tares, weeds, chaff, and dross of the old, as the Holy Spirit forms the new in you.
He puts His fiery Spirit of Power, of His glorious Presence, in your earthen vessel, in your body, in your mortal flesh (2 Corinthians 4:6-7,10b,11b) to consume the old of fallen Adam in you and form the new of risen Christ in you. The fruit of Light is all that is good, true, and right (Ephesians 5:9). “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light” (Luke 11:33-36).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us IN CHRIST with EVERY spiritual blessing in the [new] heavenly places, 4 even as He chose us IN HIM before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. 5 He destined us in love to be His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His Will, to the praise of His glorious grace which He freely bestowed on us IN THE BELOVED. In Him we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished upon us. 9 For He has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of His Will, according to His Purpose which He set forth IN CHRIST as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things IN HIM, things in heaven and things on earth. 11 IN HIM, according to the purpose of Him who accomplishes ALL things according to the counsel of His Will, 12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of His glory. 13 IN HIM you also, who have heard the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 which is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory” Ephesians 1:3-14
“Worship God in Spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:3
Giving thanks always for the Holy Spirit, participating in the Spirit, to know God and the glory of His Christ!