12.09.11

The Living Word Manifested

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The purpose of the glory is not only to be blessed and having ecstatic experiences, which can easily puff up, but to be transformed until we have the image and character of Christ! His essence is Love and until we can truly love our neighbor as our self, we have missed the mark.

II Cor.3: 17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Christ living through us is nothing else than the Word manifested through the Spirit of life. Any attitude, mindset, emotion, opinion, etc. contrary to the Word, is not of Him and must receive the death penalty in my core-self so that the glory of His life can shine through us.

The purpose of our encounters with the Living Word, is to KNOW Him and to be transformed into His likeness so that we can be living epistles – living His Word so that Christ can be seen and heard through our living His Love.

As we live and abide in His Him, in His Word and in His Love, the light and truth and glory of it transforms us from one degree of glory to the next. Hallelujah!!!

John 6:63 ”It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”

12.06.11

THE HIGH CALLING

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“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:14)

Has anyone ever wondered what precisely this “high calling” is? Is seems as if this “calling” is forever reverberating from the womb in the ones who are searching for the deeper depths in Christ. The invitation stands, “Come away My beloved, Come away”.

Deeper and higher? Yes! Paradoxical? Yes! The deeper my search becomes, the lower I shall go in an ongoing knowing of my nothingness without Him and in the process, the higher my spirit shall soar higher into the heavenly realms. As with the Master, so shall it be in the servant – if we want to follow Him, worhipping in spirit and in truth! Obedience to death of self? Yes! In the heavenly realms there can be no mixture – only spirit to Spirit.

The upward call is into the ascension life of Christ Jesus as He “has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph.2:6). So positionally, if we have died together with, Him, we have been raised with Him in resurrection life and we are seated together with Him in ascension, for “our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look” (Phil.3:20) with His perspective as we mind the things of the spirit (having died to the flesh). Now it is only a matter of coming to the realization that He is living His life in me and through me by the Holy Spirit. He gave me His life in the Spirit to live through me as I simply abandon myself to His rule and reign, abiding in Him, in His Word and in His Love and therefore my joy is full. (John 15).

Gal 2:20 – “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

What a glorious way He has made for us through His death, resurrection and ascension to live the abundant life! Hallelujah!

12.04.11

Evidenced transformation in the glory

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When we spend time with the Lord in intimate fellowship, we should pay attention to the impartation of substance of the Word which we receive into our spirit. If we process it properly, a transformation will take place in us, then a fulfillment as well as an expression of His glory. What He does in us, should be readable by others and be evidenced in our conduct, character and relationships.

Let’s meditate on this and not be forgetful hearers.

Mark 4:24 (Amplified Version)

12.03.11

The Ascended Life-style

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JAMES 3:13 “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”

PRAISE GOD that we are not left to try and make it while leaning on our own limited understanding, but in EVERY situation where we have to make decisions, we can position ourselves to receive the heavenly counsel, simply by rising above the turmoil of the issue at hand, becoming still, then asking the Lord for the wisdom from above and wait on the Spirit to release it into our inner being. It’s a matter of total reliance on HIM and when He speaks I will know certainly that it was not my idea, because it will be a higher way than my way, the way of the Spirit and not of the flesh and a way of peace. And when I simply apply His instructions, without mixing it with my “good” ideas, it will certainly solve the situation in a simple, easy way – without sweat, but definitely through obedience. We are sons and daughters of the Most High God, so let us become simple like little children – trusting Him and only doing what He says. Father always knows best. Hallelujah!

Prov. 3:5-8
Ps. 46:10
James 1:5
Col 3:15

12.01.11

Lessons from Peter’s life – part 2

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THE LESSON LEARNT FROM PETER’S LIFE
This is the revelation I received from the Lord:
When we love our loved ones with “phileo” (emotional affectionate love), we do not want them to go through any sufferings and we try to reason with them, just like Peter reasoned with Jesus, to spare them their crosses and sufferings. We try to persuade them with human reasoning to agree with our way of seeing things. We also vie for their affection and love, fearing that we may lose their acceptance, so our judgment gets impaired in crisis, as we ourselves are captives through our emotional involvement.

In the process we move into the flesh and the devil can upset us in such a way that we can even deny the Christ in our actions, simply because we do not know Him and the security of His unconditional love for us and our brothers and sisters and family, and therefore cannot answer with the same “agape” love of total trust in His Wisdom.

To die to our rights, control, self-justification and opinions seems foolishness to human reasoning, yet the cross is the way to LIFE and the wisdom of God that brings the ultimate victory over the enemy – ALWAYS!

Until we have laid down our lives on the cross, we cannot rise above the level of earthly involvements and it will always draw us into the flesh, causing us to react in the flesh, trying to protect ourselves, instead of walking in the counsel and power of the Spirit. When we have died, we rise up in ascension power – above the gravity of emotional pull and we can then see with the eagle eye of divine perspective. Then, with the compassion of “agape-love” and forgiveness we can minister resurrection life to our loved ones, without being pulled into emotional turmoil and fleshly reactions.

Therefore, give your loved ones to the Lord in total trust, releasing them emotionally. Then get saturated in “agape” by the empowering of the Holy Spirit in transparent light to receive His counsel and wisdom, releasing His Word of Wisdom with “agape” (divine love) into their lives, while having compassion on them in their weaknesses and bearing with their shortcomings with longsuffering and lowliness of heart so that they can be restored and in turn rise up as life-givers through “agape”. Hallelujah!

AGAPE LOVE IS IN THE SPIRIT (Col 1:8), FLOWING FROM THE DIVINE SOURCE
PHILEO IS FLESHLY, EARTHLY, EXPECTING SOMETHING BACK, HAVING EMOTIONAL TIES & REACTING FROM INSECURITIES, SOULISH AFFECTION

We have to disentangle ourselves from emotional ties and become lovingly detached in order to move in the Spirit’s love and feed the sheep with spiritual food.

Col 1:8
John 21:16-17