Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus
Or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in Your Presence
Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah
Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine So TRUE BLESSING BE MULTIPLIED TO YOU THROUGH THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD And through the SON, JESUS. He's the Christ. The Yeshua Homeshiak!.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
My Thesis: How can we enjoy God's Presence to the core?! As God's *called *out ones?! Ekklesia in Greek.
2/27/2016 Gayle Erwin's - The Nature Of Jesus 2- Youtube
https://youtu.be/gyvdz2y6weY Made whole diesothesan means to be made whole through and through. A complete restoration takes place within the person. The person is complettely cured, spiritually and inwardly, as well as physically and outwardly.
The above healing is what Christ did for some sick folk at Genesserat in Matthew 14:34-36, and He most assuredly can do the same for you in Redemption and "Thereapuo" healing in Christ's Salvation Atonement which is by His Blood for Jesus's Sake! Diesothesean is the Greek word for wholeness in verse thirty six and is only mentioned in this place as this Greek word.
Let nothing be unreal in honest Abe you but in much thought honestly before God let nothing be less real and by all possible means more real as time goes on than this abundant life in Him. Gaining Christ and Heaven and you get them both when you have the Savior Jesus Christ (Lambano, Greek received. Another word is: laid hold of.) You OBTAIN LIFE REAL LIFE in the Born Again Salvation experience in the Savior receiving Him following HIM! "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." Colossians 3:1-4. Experience more scriptures in abiding in Christ (Greek, menos,) and some to Salvation that follow. All the verses are in The New American Standard Bible. Imagine that by the possibility of coming to Christ leaving all behind in admitting to being a sinner, and actually committing to BELIEVING in the crucified /Resurrected Christ of these and other scriptures like these because through the Holy Ghost being placed within you, you can through a move of God in a congregational sermon service or meeting or through a personal witnessing tool obtain through the Blood of Christ, Salvation, "a friendship even a relationship with God of peace through choosing (God has chosen you in Christ) to be 'in Christ' and be on the road to abundant life" in The Gospel Message of Salvation from God following through a part of Christ's Family!! You obtain peace with God in this relationship of satisfaction and a newness of life. Knowing the Living Word, Jesus Christ, as Savior from sin and King of your life even Lord so that believing on Him, even positively encountering Jesus of The Gospels, (A Literal Greek Translation being read) reading Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and internalizing it you're introduced to the Living Exalted Word, JESUS Who is Christ (Messiah,) you're saved as you receive heart knowledge from the Holy Spirit as to New Testament Christian Testimony. It's not a bunch of Hokus Pokus, rituals, rules, nor even regulations (some wrongly presume laws or "rules" of the Bible are presumebably for society's knitting together some or even an explanation of all that's unknown,) in following Christ but humbly instead knowing God simply through the Son and better indeed in personal experiential knowledge by experience (Epignoskgo) all the time getting to know God personally through God's Son in His Resurrected Presence in your heart and life perceiving Holy Spirit living unto Holiness Corinthians 3:2,3! It's living the Jesus Style humbly! God does breathe in you wind (Theoneoustos in Greek) of the Spirit of God and the Seed of the Word. Guided by Him and led of Him, The Savior Jesus won't leave you helpless nor leave you at all fact, nor fail you at all nor let you down at all! He grants wisdom to those who ask so ask. Without faith it's impossible to please Him. He rewards the diligent in our searching for the lost and we getting them and us with them TO HIM Hebrews 11:6. Peace begins with God in Christ knowing you through the Holy Spirit by Christ's Finished Work. Start a life of faith believing in the Savior turning your eyes upon Jesus and love God! Trust Him with all you've got within you for it's at His Word you lean in dependence and acknowledging Him as your all in all, your everything that He is your Source and shield and bulwark, high tower. Acknowledge Him in all you say and do and you will know His hand on you. You can surely confess being a sinner knowing inside you have been too proud to acknowledge your need for help from God before and now want to receive Christ's sacrifice being Saved, Born Again! Remember it's a relationship in and with God by a new and living way in Born Again Newness entwined to us, sewn into fabric of life, granted or endowed to us to help us worship our Heavenly Father God through the Lord Jesus Christ and not a religion we grasp at. Talk to Him. There's strength in that Divine connect. Matthew 3:7 says Jesus thought man-made religion was a viper brood of white washed sepulchers but Phillipians 2:6,7 that He was equal to God not thinking that was something to be grasped but instead He was made a servant even to death so should we. In the cross at the Death of Christ He was God in our place even at the Empty Tomb our Atonement. God's move in His hand will lead us to abundant pardon then for we need our sins forgiven most definitely if we haven't had the pleasure nor delight and God will answer prayer prayed for that in Jesus, our New Covenant for "we who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us: which we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil;" "and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own Eternal blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. ..How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 6:18b,19;9:17,18; 2Cor. 3.
Pastor Rich says in his recent sermon, "Scripture in Galatians 3:2 asks, "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law or by the hearing of faith?" It's a rhetorical question but the plain obvious answer is we receive by the hearing of faith. Faith has to put God, the Source, as its Object. Its not faith in faith in other words. Faith in God is very real. Christ is the waters at the oasis in our desert. The Person and Work of Christ is the essence of the real reality that would fill us with spiritual vehemence to live properly even good satisfaction in Christ and starve us for every good thing supposedly this world has to offer us presuming to satisfy us but instead we're hating sin and sinning as an Eternal itch which gets us. We need God alone and a great hunger for Him. Christ's Person and Work will fuel God's Desire for real zeal at our reception of that hunger. His Person and Work within is His Holy will for us to know and confidently fuels His Desire and passions in motivation as we are getting to know Him in sanctification. To accept Christ as the focal point of all life and our Salvation, quickly determine you are in the ballpark of the right idea of Who He is and in the right ballpark generally as well. Pray a side holster of a prayer something like this: Dear Abba Daddy, God I confess I'm a sinner completely exposed to Your Searchlight in Your Word and I'm sorry for my sins and failing of your laws. Confessing I'm a chiefest of sinners I want to turn from them (my sins) and repent. I want to receive Christ and love and serve You! I believe Jesus Died, that His victory Ultimately was very great on the cross and resurrection and makes me risen inside though also crucified according to Gal. 2:20 and He's the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) and He's My Beloved Abba's God Only Begotten Son God says, and for being our substitute on the cross I'm thankful, grateful, and content. Humbly I come to You God and accept Your Son (God's Only Begotten of God meaning First of Creation or Resurrection,) Jesus my Savior and Lord over sin, death, Hell, and grave. It's by grace I'm saved to good work to perform greater works Christ did first fore-ordained in Eternity for me to do so. In Jesus Name, Amen. Now follow Him. Moment by moment deny yourself, lose your life in this world, take up your cross, and follow Him. It's daily surrender.
It's an inner glorious inward life. It's a wonderful adventurous life. Would to God revival come. Character within is created by God immediately at Salvation given by Him in and you're ushered into God's Kingdom of His Son by His love for you, you increasing in passions for godly things. Further God ignites these passions with His sparks. Cultivating inner love for God by His placing His Holy Spirit in you we dwell with God's Presence intensely while we become like Him transforming from faith to faith glory to glory healing to healing. The Holy Spirit is central to a right foundation in Christ, and being made in Christ's image because He's creating desire for Jesus's lifestyle inside as in Hilarious Giving to God first, not just money also, a Holy godly attitude in lifestyle, and passions for doing the right thing, attitudes, and Lordship over our check books, we learn about the right fear of Him. God gives us all one heart one mind (homotheumaden in Greek) and puts His Holy Spirit IN us. To reverence Him is to know His honor and/or terror. We serve with reverent fear and respect and rejoice with trembling. We work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
Christ left us and Ascended On High and when He did He sent us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit's given for convincing, conviction, and judgment for indwelling in us that we might be where He is and His fire is and know that He is Holy (Quidosh in Hebrew) and be available for His use. He's our sanctuary as well. He's got our hand in His and He keeps us. "Modern day idols have to be taken out like worry and fear," Pastor Rich says Ez. 11:10-12,13,19-21; 36:25-28. He doesn't change our personality but He does change our individuality some giving passion from Him until we reflect Jesus Christ in us being changed outwardly and inwardly even transformed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of our Lord to be like His image 2 Cor. 3:18. He gives to us even taking away the veil completely away within us giving a soft heart. We're looking at His example even willing then and always to do His will. You can have a lot of externals without having God within so be sure you have the right Hermaneutic real yielded sparked devotion to Him Born Again. Being Born Again you can see and tell what the Kingdom of God should be by the Holy Spirit. It's righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. It's the rule and reign of the Holy Spirit and Jesus in the life of the believer. In the Word of God the majority of Jesus's parables declare and show the highlightedness of the Kingdom of God. A spark of His love for us in us will spark a passion. We will have new ability to see as He sees and loves. Love has to be connected back to Jesus Christ and being grateful in Him and He giving contentment. "God cannot be giving us Power if we do not want a Holy Character as well," my Pastor Rich Catapano says. "He can take that love of power right out of us and give us desire to be humble," He adds. Humility and being preferring other believers others-centered is always good for a right cause. Humility is being no less nor more than who God created you to be. The humble are eventually exalted and the proud are humbled. But agape love expressed humbly can give us the right amount of power in humility to lovingly fascilitate revival should God send it. Revival is a Sovereign move God performs. "It's like whipping each other forward in a roller derby which would win a roller derby contest as a team of people and horses would win pulling in the grape harvest. We would gather the grape of the harvest as reaching what's before us to the high calling of God and placing the grape in the basket of the Christian in front by placing it next to us, cutting off the right from our right side and placing it with the left hand in our brother's basket," my Pastor says. It's a picture of unity in diversity.
He can help us love Him with a humility to a level that we wish to be great or greatest in the Kingdom of God but through servanthood quality specially with willingness to serve each other to be lowest in rung of the ladder service to Him (underrowers of the lowest third level on a ship as Paul refers to His service) and through that same worship of Him to be greatest in willingness to be lowest in social status as well to serve God by serving God others-centered. Jesus said the greatest would be the serving of the elder as to the younger and individually servant of everybody. God wants to bring the corrective power of our passion. When we stray it will convict us and bring us back into great shape." Dave speaking: I'm Born Again and my goals in trying to be a better Christian is to be more like Christ and a kingdom and priest unto God. And I want to minister to God and do His will and this delight is to be without being a bigot, a racist, nor any nature a hypocrite. A few good Salvation verses:
INTRODUCTION. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. I Tim. 1:15
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17.
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:1-3.
Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved!” Acts 2:37-40a.
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, but of God. St. John 1:9-13b.
For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. Titus 3:4-8.
And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children. I John 5:11-13;20,21a.
But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.You must be Born Again. John 3:3,5.
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— Colossians 3:10.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3.
Hi! Dave! I love the Lord because He heard my voice and my supplication. We must be men of lionheart bravery embracing the unknown in Christ excitedly fervent in faith juxstusupposing adventure with Christ faithfully with being introduced as to the King of kings, men in Christ, stalwarts. Faith is a calm assurance even a certain feeling, a firm certainty in spite of everything coming against it. Faith is a confident trust in God Jesus is enough and not healthy, wealthy, and wise as the answer. We will leave the results of prayer with God but prayer for salvation of everyone including unsaved family members is inclusive. What does it mean to serve the Lord in a foreign land? Even among lions? It takes a bold faith. Yes we should serve (even in a lion's den or in captivity be courageous) and sing there to Him too in joy." Psalm 137:4 (Dave's transliteration.) I shall lift up the cup of Salvation and call upon the Name of the Lord. Psalm 116:1,13. Even as Isaiah 40:1,2, "Comfort, comfort my people for her warfare is accomplished and her iniquities forgiven!" The last two verses were given by my beloved Pastor at my parents death ten years apart approximately my Mothers, Psalm 116 concerning "precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of saints," and, "taking the cup of salvation," and Dad's Isaiah 40:1-31, the Isaiah account speaking for God's Care, Strength, and Goodness.
Our God is Great! Grand! His thoughts and ways are much higher and much greater than our thoughts and ways. "And (you are sinners, lost)..such were some of you: (But God has saved you,) But you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God," I Cor. 6:11. I'm forgiven. Oh say but I'm glad! I'm obedient to the Heavenly Vision and His invitation to the Divine occurrance at Calvary that to ask Christ inside and subsequently be saved! I received Salvation from Him at once encountering Jesus. The Holy Spirit came inside. Heaven awaits those accepting God's Invitation to become born again following to the end enduring and they gain assurance. In Titus 3:7 we have the promise of the hope of Eternal Life in Jesus Christ. The Promise is from Him, Everlasting Life or Eternal Life for from Everlasting to Everlasting (we know) He is God and we are the sinner turned Saint now obedient one to the faith Romans 1:5. If we live by the Spirit let's walk in cadence in the Holy Spirit. Gal. 5:19 We aren't called to change so much as to be called into Life, Christ's life within John 10:10.
He pre-knows us and pre-identifies us to be adopted 'in Christ.' He knows this as fact as something that already occured before our natural birth and as sacred knowledge now for us in Eternal time and true spiritual joy in our Rebirth if we continue in Christ to the end. He knows every hair on our head and every expectation we have of what HE will do for us like giving peace and grace to obey laying up treasure in Heaven we will do through His Spirit we truly understanding Matthew 6:25-34 for Matthew 6:19-24. Even within our anticipatory hope in Him He will do as He instructs and we acknowledge Him changing us and He moving mountains within. What He intends in His way and His timing He loves us with too. He's actively working out within us Salvation, knitting every single thing that happens together to work for our good Romans 8:28. There is no luck just trust in God and go with the flow of the Holy Spirit. It means God is Sovereignly in control even without us seeing how or why. Our lives are like the wind blowing everywhere the Holy Spirit lists it in being born of the Holy Spirit John 3:8. He provides for us everything we need Phillipians 4:19! He lets good win over the devil and all evil and good win over death Revelation 22:21. "Do homage to the Son," the Psalmist, David pens or in other words, kiss the Son. Psalm 2:12. He would get angry without the Holy Spirit's wind so do this by drawing near. "His Word is pure like gold extra purified or pure seven times over like silver refined in an oven seven times Psalms 12:6. God makes confident in His Voice with His Word of grace in the New Covenant of His Blood He put in place through His Atoning Sacrifice in Blood in us Matthew 26:27,28. By the Word of God I'm helpless to save me being born in transgressions and sins BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy saves me, forgives, forgave me, regenerated me, roots me forever in His Son. As I root sin out according to His help, He convicts and tears us broken binding us up also with healing. He made me alive in Christ: and for me to be made Holy in the future state also having fallen upon the Rock, which is Christ, should Jesus tarry occur being first born again born but of God continuing to fellowship in the Son and with the Father. Ephesians 2:1-10; I John 1; 3:2. We're a part of the Family of God, Born Again, having entered the Kingdom of God by translation.
Being an heir of God and co-heir with Christ by faith I'm sitting in Heavenly places with Christ and I feel confident to write like this. My goal is to imitate Christ as best I can to be a humble reflection of His life and not to be like an imitation but to be an imitatOR. Imitations can be forgeries but imitators of Christ can have a chance at likeness to Christ Ephesians 5:1,2. Here I stand Romans 5:1. I'm Holy at once at Salvation and over a lifetime too at a High Price, meaning the Work of Calvary Paid in full sin's bill of wages which is death, so at once at my belief I'm saved but continuously continually exerting faith He transforms me also into someone with newness of living in conformity to Christ's model for a whole intimate pathway in Jesus to be like our Father Holy God through time II Peter 1:3-11. Firstly be rightly related to God by receiving Christ, as Savior and as Lord. Jesus YHWH said, in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven in reality one must enter through the Door and Gate which is He Himself and be born again John 3:3,5, and in this hear on good ground the word of the Kingdom to produce yield growing Matthew 13:1ff. Obedience is better than sacrifice. We want to be forever fruit bearing God's fruit making the tree good, a disciple of the Kingdom of God, a wheat bunch not a tare at harvest Romans 6; Galatians 5:22,23. There are nine fruits or perhaps love as a fruit and its eight-fold commentary, (the other eight fruits listed,) on love. Our love response to being loved by God at the cross, is being made sanctified for Heaven to be like Him in the process, a reflection of Christ's, and occurs mysteriously so in the end result we'll hear, "well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in a few things, you can be ruler over many things, enter into the joy of thy Lord."
"Becoming faithful in little things." What does that mean to us? He's Holy, Yet Loving, not willing that any should perish. We want to return thanks. We don't want to despise the day of small beginnings, scriptures includes. Within our relationship with God obedience to Him is primary. It should mean intimate revelation of Who God Is and Jesus, and the Who the Holy Spirit is also along the way of where we journey or are going. We're to desire increase in personal growth in knowing who I am and enhanced faith in Who He is. I stand totally undeserving of all this FROM HIM and everything that follows BUT GOD, BUT GOD Who is rich in mercy and supremely almighty in strength and under Whose hand I bow and gently humble myself kneeling even prostrate on the floor too, indeed HE exalts me in His Due time. This way in He being our mighty King revealed inwardly majestic yet gentle in His Character and grace at the Cross in graciously loving-kind chesed with gentle tenderness example: He forgives and forgave, thank His wonderful grace and He grants us through His Merciful Grace, to have Eternal life through Christ. An old hymn says, "It is joy unspeakable.., full of glory."IT IS JOY JOY JOY JOY JOY!! This forever life starts when we're Born Again!
As I stand at the Awesome Wonderful Wondrous Cross, "Upon which the Prince of Glory Died," and when I survey this wondrous Cross upon which Jesus Christ died where my tears and the tears and love of HIM weighed my Savior down and love and sorrow flowed mingled down, this God actually planned as a tremendous Victory in His sight. Man is learning this awesome exponential infinite victory Christ obtained. Let us ponder and worship the blueprint reason why He came. He took our place on the cross bearing our penalty for sin. The cross is an affront to our minds some. It was there the burden of my heart rolled away as Jesus Sovereignly made me whole (Greek for made through and through cured, a complete restoration: spiritually and inwardly, physically and outwardly and in every other way whole, diesothesan in Greek) by taking my sins away when I asked Him to Matthew 1:21. He made me whole to be the WHOLE unique person David. All sins were forsaken too because in joy JESUS TOOK them away and I followed through Acts 3:19. It was as far as the east is from the west they were taken away gone out-a-here Psalms 103:11-17.
He gives us to Himself The Savior does and welcomes us into His Holy Kingdom to be Holy sons of His (in Renewed Natures.) Phil. 1:6 says we can be confident God will complete, definitely complete the work He started within us. God reached out to infect mankind and me too after a while (John 17:20) with offered wholeness which is a good thing and a sure blessing even Salvation of the soul from sin. All our sins can be thought a ball of sin, Pastor Rich Catapano of our local Assemblies of God Church says. God's Holy Work (God's Atonement) brings peace with Himself and is for us to believe in the Only Begotten Son of God Jesus Christ and continue believing in this One God Sent, Jesus The I Am That I Am of God John 6:29. Receiving living manna, Heaven's Bread, God only can make a revelation to us or someone else using our words and other lelao (chirping gossiping of the Gospel) words from others to bring conviction to become saved. Never underestimate the evangelistic need to be responsible to tell others of hell and heaven in the realm of the good news of the Salvation we share a part in accomplishing. Intercessary prayer and up close and personal testimony of God's working in us is ours and is persuasive of the Lord to convict others even proportionately with the Holy Spirit's help. His Presence is the answer and answers. We bring condemnation if we add to it (His words) but we should not. Pray in every situation we find ourselves that times of refreshing will come from the Presence of the Lord. And intercede that revival will come and conviction will come to all that hear and that hearing with ears to hear will occur and with all that will happen God may be glorified, enjoyed forever as the Westminster Catechism says. Christ is God and we want to be enjoying, and glorifying God in making Him known. He's our waters of oasis in the desert. The Pentecostal way is fruitful in the sharing of God's whole counsel if we pray and sincerely ask God for wise aid from elders and pastors. The Promise of God is from Everlasting to Everlasting that of Eternal life of Salvation in Christ in making Him Lord and Savior keeping Jesus Christ within faithfully revealed from out of us and I or we being awestruck pondering to joy the obedience expected of ourselves. We want to do this walk of His walk in End Days talk to the end persevering faithfully to earthly existence end by bringing via the Message of the Gospel to everyone our influence for God as He sees giving it. We recognize its not about me or us but Him! We say He's worthy and surrendering all we may not be able to attentive give the Gospel to everyone we meet but by faith our spirits will touch others, reach through a hand up, a word aptly spoken, an act to help somebody or gesture warmly given to contribute to warn and teach all men in all wisdom! That's in Colossians. Keep The Living Word Jesus written inside within your heart by enthroning the Holy Spirit of God and without in sparks of passion of love from God and for God 2 Corinthians 3:2,3. Salvation is by faith which is Christ in you, the hope of glory abiding in Jesus The Incarnation of God John 15:1; Colossians 1:27; Hebrews 1:3. By heeding the Word the Bible hiding portions of it in your heart Psalm 119:11 you will escape pollutions of the world Gal. 1:4, or performing sin habitually Rom. 6:1, for you'll be ear awled to being a bondslave of Christ, baptized into Christ's death and Risen will abide in Him by grace and hear teaching obeying meticulously methodically circumspectly the New Covenant in which is grace to help to obey in fullness. By faith Jesus Christ and God can do anything (with God anything is possible) and bring Salvation to anyone and at any time so let's be faithful to testify to others and bring a word, in season, that it might bring grace in seasoned salt to those that hear Colossians 4:6.
There's an incorruptibility about God and His way, spontaneously extremely obeying what Christ says meaning do it quickly following through. We can have a perfect conscience before God in Christ pleasing Him by faith. The softest pillow it is said is a clear conscience. Develop sensitive sensitivity to the sensitiveness of the Sensitive Voice of the Holy Spirit and progress in efforts to gain Christ to have extreme obedience to Him meaning not what we want but His will looking up in His eyes. In faith live before Him and repentance (Greek Metanoia) from His conviction observing the kindnesss of God leading us to change our minds. I obeyed at an Altar of God at a Gospel believing Bible supporting and Bible touting Assembly of God Church Altar (our Bethel) that I approached, and walked up front and to the altar furniture, knelt, and gave my heart to Jesus Christ, a sinner come undone and without one plea but that Thy Blood was shed for me and I came Face to face with our Lamb of God, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because like He called every contrite penitent sinner, and student who became a disciple later that He asked questions of, I came too just as I am. I had people praying for me in the pew and at the altar. I really actually made commitment to Him to follow Him and be saved and became a disciple of God's Kingdom as did they, hopefully. By the way I've attended by faith faithfully the same Church for fifty eight years!!
Something happened to me inwardly innerly within as Jesus in virtue came into me my heart and I was saved and I committed my life to follow Him. It's a Simple fact: Christ engages us by showing us encounter, "..the superlative of Holiness," as Simon Ponsonby writes in his book, The Pursuit Of The Holy, and thereby God's conquering our softened hearts in kindness and gentle forbearance with us by the tasting and seeing of us that He is good and the Truth Who is Jesus. He confronts us with His pure Holy commands to either obey Him or disobey Him and we choose life to serve Him all our days while He changes us mysteriously. He transforms lives. What someone used to do they now don't do now anymore for they love God sincerely. They do the do's with passion leaving no time for the don'ts. It's gradual and grateful in God's way and in His timing how God exposes our wrong and we can confess our sin and He stitches us up binding us up healed spiritually in saving our souls in our eye salve from Him (see Revelations 1-3) in our profession of faith in Him. Being a Christian should be about what we do do rather than what we don't do which it is so often. The Savior won my heart when I got saved and I profusely rejoiced in sins forgiven. Like Peter getting out of the boat I said, "Command me, Lord, and He did." He showed me what a life looked like ahead He had for me in my walk (on water) in my spirit through peace. Thank God for miraculous salvation and in Catharsis I bowed my head and heart to His awesome Holiness to obey His calling out but for the do's don'ts mentally dwell on the don'ts but dwell on them to die crucified as God replaces your dead thinking at your thinking being renewed in His Presence even newness of life and openness of heart in our Lord Jesus for The Account is settled, founded, established long ago at Calvary is the Eternal positional truth. Believe this?! Do the do's with eager ambition and the don'ts will fall into line.
The Price is Paid in full and Jesus did it!! The war with man's sin is over. Sin lost. He defeated the devil. Jesus took the keys of sin and death. I gave up surrender of me and my sins including everything I have to Him and now He's my all in all, my everything. I submitted to Him for the character He wants of me to be evident as well as powerful Christ led living in the Holy Spirit. I went after His call. Whatsoever my hand found to do I did with all my might. Christ moving through a personal witness and testimony from Mother to me wondrously saved me, and He became my Lord even Savior. "If you want to know The Word, hang out with Jesus," Pastor Rich says. He will become real!
In our hearts and in His call to march to Mt. Zion, our goal is to enter that New Jerusalem, where our God keeps a accurate precise record of everyone written in the Lamb's Book of life and what they do even gold, silver, and precious stones, or God's gems for only those persons whose names are written in it (and kept by Him as you keep in His hand) will go to God's Heaven. Onward Christian Soldier for the Bible is clear on this in the Book of Revelation chapters 13:8, and 20:15 and Daniel 12:1. I hid His Word in my heart that I might not sin against Him.
Our Lord, the Savior, The Magnificent Majestic Jesus Christ our Messiah and God's Perfect Lamb keeps preserved for us a godly inheritance, a bag if you will of our God's Eternal riches in grace in kindness to us even in rewards accurately securely kept for us, as we do everything unto Him in the Name of the Father and in the Son for this He does for all His saints (the called out ones ekklesia in Greek.) The called out ones are not just called but responders even first responders some of them. And the inheritance is in Jesus Christ kept preserved in Heaven for the Day of Condemnatory Judgment for unbelievers (The Great White Throne) and Day of Celebration and great rejoicing for the believer, (The Judgment Seat (Bema Seat) of Jesus Christ.) We don't claim an inheritance now but we're just stewards. We surrender what we can when we can to His Lordship counting all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord. Paul put everything on the dung heap as is the understanding but for this. Paul wanted the intimate knowing of Christ in the power of His Resurrection, the suffering, the fellowship of His sufferings.
God puts JESUS CHRIST, to be Lord, and to be the King of the Universe, King of Kings, and Lord of lords, and judge of all mankind. And this summing of all things in Jesus Christ is to be revealed to us in faith and specifically specially at His Second Coming even the Kingdom of God in fullness. We've come to Christ, a living cornerstone, rejected of men, accepted by God, indeed repentant over sins committed with a willingness to change and do the right thing, (metanoia in Greek), restored, and in committment to accomplish restitution acts, changed in thoughts, thought patterns, and spiritual thinking, and actions. It's one hundred eighty degrees turn in coming genuine to Christ Who is our Life. In Christ we're making an about-face turning difference with regard to sin becoming like Him in the process. Christ within makes a difference to be transformed as we become Born Again! We're new creatures more aware in the Heavenlies of God's Grace rather than lies and deception on earth all around us. We're even knowing with confident assertion how wealthy in riches of grace of God by God's forgiveness we are as we have received forgiveness once and for all at Salvation and how greatly in merciful lowly humility our calling out is as we're being transformed into Christ's image from faith to faith in the Family, la Familia then on! Let's walk in Him as we have received Him Colossians 2:6 says.
As we ultimately make it to the unutterable inestimable faith more precious than gold, weight of glory in Heaven through this veil of tears being overcome by His overwhelming Calvary Cross Works spiritually (Romans 8:18) with every footstep a poetic footprint stomped on His surgical surgery to us within in our adventure with Him laying us bare before Him upon life's journey way we're blamelessly innocent hopefully and firmly listen to this Family, we're innocent as children are childlike as we can sing every day a song of deep worship, praise and thanksgiving 'til the morning and evening is through for we're in joy and/or Eternal happiness. For the Blessed Lord in our lives is FOR us and loves us and we're just before HIM, as if we had never sinned! Hallelujah! I'm humbled by His mercy, His merciful Majesty, His Magnificent unique attention. It's all in Christ! He's Creator/Sustainer too John 1:1-10; Col. 1:16. As Commander in Chief of The Lord's Armies He came in Joshua's time. We bow in worship in spirit and truth and adoration of Himself Joshua 5:13-15. This is Jesus in our Old Testament making an appearance.
It's our privilege to let it be known the message of truth of Gospel in scripture to the Body of Christ and those standing outside the same. we leave the door open until they become alive to the Spirit hearing aright the Voice of God.
I humble myself under the mighty hand of God for showing us and myself how great our God is continually and even my forgiveness from Him of sins forgiven realized in Salvation intimate that is in grace and our mind of Christ which we are freely given, compelled to act to, and to reveal itself within us, to expose any sin, convict and convince through us and to us, use us, and to be IN us flowing as a mighty Niagra of His Presence in our hearts, as His Christ's ambassadors of Reconciliation II Cor. 5:19 as well, justified, minds emptied of ego of all kinds which allows us to know Him in might intimately. Yes ego destruction is there from Him to raise a Standard even the new heart we're given from Him and His heart to be revealing to us in Him the disciples of the Kingdom, the princes of the Kingdom of God, and the real sons of God in Liberty the leading of God's Spirit by example Romans 8:14. For we love not our lives to the death in this born again Christian life as we deny self, take up our cross and follow Christ loving the Blood of Jesus everywhere applied in I John 1:9 and Romans 5:15 Grace abounds; Romans 6:11,13. We reckon ourselves dead to sin via 6:11 and obey verse 6:13 to present our body parts to God alive to God, and yield them alive to God as instruments of right living to God and via verse 19 to Holiness, again alive to God! Chapter 12:1 and verse two takes this a step further to the presenting our bodies for sacrificial service alive in renewing of minds. We can't have verse two without verse one and vice versa. This translates into the whole person obeying our Savior with His created rod in His Hands like He did for Moses and Elijah and our availability to be Matadors who allow each other with contributing brave encouragement to get them through to Christ (like a bull in the arena.)
And by the Spirit of God we're putting the self life to death in mercy crucified and in testimony we are given from Him Rev. 12:11, for we're humbly alive to Him Romans 6:11-13. Christ calls each of us to obey Him talking softly or loud on life's journey even witnessing to Jesus closely holding to His hand being upon us aware of His hand holding us. We buffet (not Buff-AY) our bodies even with extreme obedience with whole-hearted passionate pleasing of God BY FAITH. We sleep on our pillow in safe peaceful fellowship with God for forgiveness of sin, from God permeates. We count healing of old habits on a par level with physical healing like the Books of Peter says in I Peter 2:21-24. We have a position even of peace in right standing being Born Again a royal priesthood, holy nation, in sonship not because of rules and regulations we keep but inner relationships particularly our relationship with God through Christ. Powerfully relational with God, the Bible describes God's Character as Utmost Holy, set apart from all sin and uncleanness and continuously being instantaneously setting apart from sin and uncleanesss within the world on a continual basis. We are sharers together of His mercy and grace and pursue His holiness. That focal point of Christ will keep us until even someday holiness will be perfected (teleos) in our bodies perfected in Heaven Phil 3:20. We're sharers together unified in one purpose as He allows each of us in His Holiness to partake Hebrews 12. Hebrews 12:7-11 says, "It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness." Choose healing specially healing of the mind and spiritual feeling in the Lord. Choose healing of mind and spiritual building up feeling specially when life is hard hearing Jesus gently firmly calling. Come up higher Rev. 4:1. The Parousia or Rapture is always immanent meaning could happen anytime. Comfort with these words.
When He Who is our life will appear in glory we will too be with Him in glory and be like Him seeing Him as He is. Every day we look for His return wanting our utmost separate and only for His Highest. Sanctification thus follows justification or right standing with God as a separation unto God of ourselves in every area, making Jesus Lord. He's cutting separating us for His use. My Godly passion and my emotion is to be a New Testament Christian living every day a reflection of Jesus Christ with His warm superlative passion for souls within. May His way and Power within hold the reins calling the shots, as Lord. He's separating the Holy from the profane or even the Holy from sin in me until I'm definitely more like Him even like as a tempered metal. As a surrendered godly slave of His then I have been crucified with Christ, dead to me, raised together with Him risen within identifying with Him I will obey His fervency to bring me into preps for abundant life. This means also His Desire is for me to crucify my flesh and having crucified my fleshly desires with their affections and lusts that are not proper if indulged in before marriage to prosper in being Risen with Christ too inside. I further deny myself surrendering my mind will and emotions to God experiencing God's spark to grace to obey His Holy Spirit. We daily want to please Him claiming His approval in our worldview and in sound teaching we hold to, to be abiding in our Lord alive to God fully. Daily obedience to God in Christ is primary and not distractions to His High Holy Purpose in and for us. We should visit the sick, infirm, imprisoned, widows, orphans, disadvantaged, and feed the poor. We should listen to God patient and be full in the fullness with the Holy Spirit to obey. Selfishness should rightly diminish in and through us and selflessness continue.
Pastor Rich of our Church has a very interesting challenging paragraph on the features of denying self, taking up our cross, and following Christ which follows: "The cross does not mean merely bearing one's particular hardship in life, such as poor health, abuse, unemployment, invalid parents, an unsaved spouse, a wayward child. The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively (to self will.). He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). He is to put his will, his desires, his wants, his ambitions to death. In their stead, he is to follow Jesus and to do His will all day long. Note this is not negative, passive behavior. It takes positive, active behavior to will, to deny self, to take up one's cross, to follow Christ. A person has to act, work, get to it, be diligent, consistent, and enduring in order to die to self. There are several ways the believer dies to self. Romans 6:11-13 spells out the ways as clearly as they can be."
I believe Pastor Rich has got an excellent handle on this topic. I met Jesus at the crossroads where the two roads met as a broken sinner indeed falling on Jesus's neck even falling on the Rock which is Christ, and was changed transformed into a lump of clay or coal to become a son in son-ship with Christ in salvation at the calling of my heart to the heart of God within from the Word of God passionately lived out by God's Spirit on the road to Galilee. I was Saved a diamond in the ruff. I wanted to see the Savior everywhere to fall on Him and sit at His feet and humbly bow to the God of Heaven. My life has a spark especially at the Church Altar Christ has enthroned in my heart and hopefully daily my lifestyle shows. I'm different because of Him. I'm spiritually changed by daily now presenting my body to Him a living sacrifice pleasing to Him in renewal from His Standard of Holy lifestyle within enthroned. He calls me a son of the Kingdom in the end should I keep in His hand which is my desire greatly as is His. Pastor Rich Catapano uses Phil. 2:5-8 with II Cor. 10:3-5 very well together as follows:"The cross is always an instrument of death, not just an object to carry or bear. The Christian is to die mentally and actively. He is to deny himself daily. He is to let the mind of Christ, the mind of humbling himself to the point of death, be in him and fill his thoughts every day.." (Phil. 2:5-8; 2 Cor. 10:3- 5). We do well to heed his words and obey the spirit and meaning of his words through the Holy Spirit in doing so too in putting to death the self-life and ego and live crucified of the old life ad infinitim by living in no self will but Agape love and mercy lowering ourselves to lowest least rung on the ladder to serve Jesus Christ in love in compassion of potentially actively serving all people walking with our Lord in His mind and heart for the lost, for the hurting, in love prospering for Him and others and The Holy Spirit's joy! Jesus is joy! Resurrection living flows! We make JESUS Lord serving Him calling on Him for guidance in things large and small. We let the words of Christ ruminate within us and experience God and fullness. Agape love is motive in purity in obedience to Christ leading us into compassion of others in the spleen to (Greek healing therapeuo) heal and this practically takes on practicality in ministering with our time in love and mercy and in Phileo love expressed as well. Its God's Kindness to remember His kindness leads to Repentence by conviction of us in order to feel what He feels and break our hearts for what breaks His. This is not condemnation but Christ's burdens and we need to know the difference Romans 8:1.
Here is a quote from Rev. Rich Catapano, "And the test of a servant is how he responds when you treat him like one. In other words how will he act when treated poor rather than react. In the Bible people didn't think of themselves as an end in themselves but called to wash each other's feet (specially in the Early Church.) They did.. with an attitude of service, joy, love, and a hand extended by humbling themselves and saying, "Lord however you want me to serve!," says Pastor Rich. "Lord help us to lay aside the me and lay hold of YOU!" No matter how jarred the cardboard cup God pushes around what's inside 'til it comes out Matthew 15:17-19; Eph. 4:24,25 so let's be sweet examples to the flock.'In the dramatic historical present' flow of the New American Standard Translation Bible the spending quality humungous more mega time with Christ is my and our focused goal at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Franklin Square, New York. Fixing our eyes on Jesus among a great cloud of witnesses is also our goal. The Concept of the Altar of God, & The Person of our Savior and Lord: Jesus are IN me, in my spirit and I am New. I'm a new creation. I am His Holy Temple and I'm destined to belong to Him. I have a new mind, a new heart, a new spirit, and new nature from God in me. I'm a partaker of His Divine Nature whole. Seeking God loving Him with the First and Greatest Commandment as it is being asked and commanded of me, I would minister to Him firstly and would like to show compassion to people like He does. I WANT to see people as He does and see my life through His eyes in order to love them to the cross and Resurrection. Seeking Christ I seek the Hidden treasure of Christ and Salvation in the field He was in and am selling everything to buy that field for that Who is Hidden in the field the Christ even The Kingdom of Heaven of which He rules.
There are precious moments along the path Christ planned for me at first works of Salvation for Him to produce (see Rev. 2:5, Jesus speaks to the Ephesians Church) saying yes to Christ in sincere faith, obedience, and in first love, follow through. Our Lord said, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. On this hangs all the Law and Prophets. Love your home Church well. Knowing God first means God knows you in a personal intimate sense for you know it too invisibly by faith having coming to Jesus and honestly continuing in Him attending Church faithfully He having found you. I've accepted His Son's Sacrificial Death for myself being born again at a public altar here. The two words Father God are terms of endearment of intimacy for God for Who He is for He's truly Holy love. Given the wholly high cost of discipleship to count up to follow Jesus I believe we should all count the cost and surrendered be willing to pay it and to follow at His feet. In other words I plucked down my desires and rights on the table at that moment and reminded myself moment by moment at the Cross as well as daily anywhere: to do the same violence to my personal rights moment by moment as I did at Salvation at first always because God gave grace to repent and faith to believe and committment to follow through. This does not mean I'm a dishrag but that I do stand up for the truth. I lose my life in this life to find it in the next one. I hope to be a good steward of all I'm given by God and to be a fisher of men. All of salvation is by grace but our response must have good deeds. I became a child of God through New Birth and as Born Again was given the Holy Spirit. I fell upon the stone which is Jesus and all He stands for by The Holy Spirit's help and in God's sight potentially I was claimed by God a child of His, sorry for my sins a runt of a child of four years old is when this happened willing to change meaning repent of sin to the end. I heard that God is love and now I really would want to hear it expressed in a variety of spiritual feelings as with then so now in 2016 the year of our Lord because I see it with the eyes of my heart enlightened and lifted gentle by His Mighty Holy Presence.
In addition God's Love has lifted me from the pursuit of hills but from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord! Even the God of Heaven and hell. God lifts my view. Now I walk and I talk with the King. I'm adventuring where His Throne is to the Heavenly City where God is the architect of His blueprints. I'm on His side here with Him He at the helm of His Gospel ship and I want the Salvation of everyone in the boat because His Presence never fails, never leaves nor forsakes. His love never fails, it never gives up and never lets down. He is Commander-in-Chief of the Lord's Army and I bow to Him prostrate on the floor. I see what He offers me, down here my sins forgiven, up there a home in Heaven which is in prime varied prism colors of the color spectrum, and a zestful sparky abundant life here. I'm invited, Praise God that's the way for me. I have come to Jesus Christ at the cross and empty tomb to have my sins forgiven and taken away by Christ following the Christ for a newness of living lifestyle. I remain in the general area of the Cross to further go beyond the Empty Tomb to aim where He can be more to me in Resurrection living expressed by and in a brand new case of newness of living of myself belonging to Him. I'm denying myself and taking up my cross and following Christ. I'm crucified with Christ and obeying His Voice in acts of self-denial denying self-interests daily to obey/please Him and allow His Life to surface out in me Galatians 2:20. I'm being romanced by God like Christian in Pilgrim's Progress!
I'm born again from Him Who is Alive The Living Word & in Him I'm dead to my rights or dying a death to my own rights, my ambitions, will, desires, wants, and therefore I am leaving them at the door of ops so I can go to the foot of the cross for orders of Him like an armed forces serviceman fights for right yielding rights to His CO. I voluntarily become an obedient slave, living crucified yet resurrected and in Him, alive yet dying profusely to the self-life with all the affections and lusts of it nailed to Christ's cross which are further nailed to the wood of the cross in the present moment for the self life of me to be off the throne of my heart and life and the putting on the Lord Jesus on the heart's throne continuously living for Him by The Holy Spirit's power so I cling to Him. I have a measure in His victory. I have given him the nails to my cross and coffin.
I want godly passion to be in me examples of which are: to love the Lord, obeying, praying, serving, praising, and worship, etc. I have a sense of awe and wonder as to Holiness first as Moses who was raised up to deliver Israel in the desert was told by Jehovah God to take off his sandals, 'for this is Holy ground.' Moses saw by the godly fire that was not consumed that God is Holy and to be Reverenced in Awe. This Holiness God showed Moses is to me like Christ showed just before His Death on the Cross also requesting of His Father having finished all things and knowing all power was given into His hand, asked each disciple individually if He could wash their feet with the towel with which He was girded with His hands and then went out of His way (to Power over every thing) to wash dirty feet and washed the feet of each of the disciples before His Cross Death (and I gratefully give thanks in gratefulness receiving from Him.) This tangible example of our Lord's humble action spiritually even symbolically showed me His Holiness in example form so I can reach out and grab His love to myself. For in His separating from sin each disciple by name He did such Holy love Shepherd work in washing feet so coming to serve and not to be served indeed but to serve by example, even being a Ransom for many. And as a shepherd inspects a flock and cares for his sheep every so often (maybe once a year?) and becomes the gate at night for the sheep herd also who congregate together in a group in the pen to ward off wolf attacks, so this separation God puts between the Holy and the profane between the Holy and sin even in the case of sheep profoundly cared for by shepherds and Ultimately He the Good Shepherd Great proved to me God was Who He said He was. He's Compassionate, Holy, Righteous, All-Powerful, Loving, Gracious, Tender, Merciful, Just, Gentle, and indeed a Totally Perfect Being and His word convinced me to come His way to Him through the Son of God Jesus to the Father. The intricacy of God's Creation's design further confirmed God's existence Psalm 139, 19, Job 38,39; John 1:1-10. Thus I have faith in God, in His Providence to provide for my needs Phil 4:19. Staying humble under His hand I'm aggressively obeying His eye. Staying focused on Jesus in all things I'm learning of Heavenly Father His will for me with and without fleeces and how to confirm it to myself by the Word of God I'm listening to, and via others. The Holy Spirit makes it real.
From His Work Done, I do just what Jesus says to do from hearing His Still Small Voice. I may trip over my feet at times and hurt my toes by deliberate disobedience for that being a very stupidity of enormous proportions but Jesus is Judge AND Lawyer and He pronounces forgiveness and in my confession lifts me up to press on and go directly to the light Phil. 2:1-13; I John 2:1,2. Humbly I approach His awesome Presence beating my breast, a sinful man, O Lord but kneeling too. But by the Blood and Work of Christ and the Spirit I'm forgiving others, freely, because I'm forgiven an infinite and finite debt. This Christian life lived out of me additionally in my actions of grateful thankfulness is in response to His grace alone. I'm sorrowful but ever rejoicing for godly sorrowful works repentance not to be regretted of, for sure. Encouraged of God my expression sparks explosive pulsing God's love and passion in my life. My attitude believing for encouragement ably in the Lord to aid each other is fully hopefully in motive to contribute even shine my light before all men emphazizo (Greek disclosed) in His Light disclosing His willing and His doing Phil 2:13. This is what God is after, our heart simply put to contribute to the common good. When He has won our heart He can spark our passions and mark them godly ones that prove them able through the Holy Spirit dynamics. This brings encouraging disclosure of God's great love to us in all circumstances as we each contribute talent. When He has won our hearts He can HEAL our spirits, (healing, Greek "therapeuo,") progressively. Our perfect spirit's (now that you're saved is perfect in position) need is for God to come in and make changes to our soul. We are told in the imperative to guard our hearts diligently for out of it are the wellsprings of life. That's in Proverbs 4:23. We see what He's doing Pastor Rich says, like a microscope viewing a small area of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon prep area because that's all we see while God sees the whole thing.
I can humbly try to be like God, be weeping God's tears, be a man of prayer, pray God's prayers, dream God's dreams as I'm a joy-filled Born again believer, a little Christian, a little Christ gratefully a saved individual thankfully hid with Christ in God by the power of God BY THE GRACE OF GOD kept because of the Finished Work of Jesus: This Atonement, of Christ at Calvary as I respond in kind Col. 3:3. My anchor holds and grips the solid Rock steadfast for I seek those things above where Christ is seated with the Heavenly Father God above at Father's Right hand and I enjoy profound sitting in the Heavenlies with Him Eph. 2:5,6. With an Eternal vantage point up at this view I'm sparked with passion to be in love with God, enjoy Him forever in unlimited unmerited grace, mercy, love, and favor from Him and glorify Him every chance I get. I am given mercy full and free and grace unbounded. In obeying Him I hear Christ's Still Small Voice more clear Hebrews 4:13-16. Like the consecrated priesthood of Levi, the first priest being Aaron of the Old Testament they with those saints (Hebrew saints, haggios) looked ahead to Messiah. I have Christ's Blood applied symbolically to the right ear, for understanding and the right thumb of the right hand, for hearing and the right big toe of the right foot (I look back to the Cross) to go in through wilderness hand and foot. I go where Jesus goes. Whithersoever Christ goes I go. He's the very Lamb of God. That's the way it is. To remind me that The Holy Spirit is applied at Salvation Oil is Anointed over the Blood. His Word with passion travels and accomplishes the thing that pleases Him even to where He sends it. Isaiah 55:11. My transliteration.
He is my Abba Daddy. He's a good good Father Who is all that is good. I just buried a good friend who died of cancer but another friend in the same timeframe survived open heart surgery, praise God! The friend who survived is doing lots of ministry where I live. This is God's benefit for both to happen even in disguise with one. The Lord gives. The Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! From His goodness we have grief and Salvation (II Corinthians 5:17,18) for it's newness of Life and its all of grace. For Christ's obedience offered to His Father and God we serve His proffering reach outreach hand up to us given which is in the Cross and Resurrection and not by works of righteousness of anyone's nor by ourselves in any stretch of the imagination to the lost. He's Creator and we Creation. We can't earn this. We can't earn this grace. His right hand got Him the victory at the Cross. We are humbled and stand AMAZED in the Presence of the Nazarene! I'm standing and kneeling (both) at the Cross humbly urging others to do the same under God's influence to get every man there by willingly obeying the Holy Spirit to heed Christ's Voice having heard or heeded His call to Salvation knowing Why He Died we persuade others. Presently I'm publicly taking a complete stand for Christ in fullness of the Spirit being humble to follow my Pastor's wisdom in this. He has created cut Covenantial Relationship with me to have separated Chesed (God's Lovingkindness in Covenant Relationship,) with Him separated from sin and on His theological spiral with me (NOT comprehensive by any sense but the combined theological knowledge I have,) in Christ and I'm on Holy ground in Salvation taking off my sandals before Him in His sight. I'm receiving (Greek lambano) Jesus and walking to more lay hold Him everywhere and to be open in heart present tense, past, and future. Justification by faith is His doing at the Cross. I'm on a mission from God in the good and the bad in good times and through all situations. Through tough times and in all kinds of adversity of various (Greek, Thilipses, tight almost immovable places) light momentary affliction scripture says to make it through is only with His help. To be a victor in Christ, having done all, stand. Afflictions like oysters are annoying to open become eclipsed by glory effortlessly standing in the Armor of God. In this I'm joyfully whole and blessed to help others to the reconciliation I've found to God in/through Christ. Even when suffering wrongfully for Christ or righteousness I'm going through it. (Thilipses tight place in Greek) cause taking a stand in God's armor to armpit alertness continually to be lifted up taking a stand for righteousness and for the Name. The Bible calls me blessed when I suffer for Christ's sake and not for my own mistake. I in 'unjust' circumstances doing the right thing and suffering for it I'm blessed with Christ in the school of prayer with the Spirit of God in me and upon me and I'm blessed. My own faults bring suffering too but the Spirit helps with the infirmity (weakness.) We seek His fullnes to be blameless without spot or defect before Him.
The goal of faith is to live pleasing to God in love. Let Jesus be exalted in you and making Him Lord in everything. I'm in Christ for the long haul marathon in this race. I'm totally submerged, submitted, and submitted committed coming up from the waters of Baptism to Him in the fullness of His Death and Resurrection speaking in other tongues. In enduring persevering longsuffering to possible death or on a cross of God's doing being under His surgery He doing a number on my mind for I'm for the Name Romans 6:1-7. I was Water Baptized at twelve and Baptized in The Spirit with speaking in other tongues at fourteen being Baptized into Christ Romans 6:1-7; Acts 2,8,10,19. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. I'm victor even more than a conqueror living victorious in our Lord rejoicing in Jesus and His Name Who is our Rock, Bulwark, Fortress, Deliverer, and Shield, and in the High Tower of His Name even on God's mountain where the air is rare!
He's a Giving God and leaves a good heritage. HE'S dwelling IN and through me. HIS Word dwells richly within and is The True life of my life replacing my life with His Life and joy. I'm dead, I died with Christ. Christ is my life and I'm living by faith in His Life and by faith further His life Galatians 2:20. Like a wild olive shoot grafted into an olive tree Jesus is Life within. Jesus is my imputed infused Righteousness as my name is a small part of His Name Romans 6:1. I'll have no other Savior I Corinthians 15:58. I'm just not kidding about this new reality having accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord as a four year old child through the Holy Spirit's conviction. I'm free from sin now working out my Salvation in Union life reckoning myself dead indeed to sin Romans 6:13, 11 in a sense of newness of life in Him (II Corinthians 5:17) and alive to God now. I'm yielded being renewed in the spirit of my mind in the likeness of God's likeness and image which is Created in holiness and righteousness of the truth. I'm becoming a slave bond-servant of Christ to Him He making me a son in the process and the final decisions of control in all decisions is His because He's Lord. I'm fascinated, contributing to the common good, shining, and letting my light shine before all men that they may see the good works by which He transforms my life making changes. I'll someday (in Heaven) be His reflection in the mirror by His mercy and grace as He's calling the shots and I trust Him.
Recently as a Gideon (of twenty years a runner) I am looking to have Refined refired character from Him and love that is genuine. Distributing God's Word comes with the love of God outward as I distribute Bibles handing them out prayerfully to a person to win precious souls to our Lord. I'm surrendering to Him my willingness breaking walls apart of supposed offense and hurt so I turn on the faucet of forgiveness so it can flow like a river through me, in me, and out of me. I'm to guard my heart (Prov. 4:23) with all diligence and to be humbling myself before Him. In heart and soul all the time I'm recognizing He's in control. Through the Son I'm coming to God daily surrendering willingness in His goals for me. I'm conversing in awe with Him evermore talking it up with Him so because of what He did: love me at Calvary. I came to be a beggar at first but able through His help to call myself chiefest of sinners. Because of Second Birth Born Again life I'm joyful to tell other beggars where to find Bread. The bread is Jesus Christ, The Bread of Life. God is my Source and my everything, all in all. As with this Great Good Shepherd, Who holds me, a lamb in His arms nurtured to be in Him I'm thus in vitality greatly nourished. Sick sheep don't eat. He saves me from being dinner or lamb-chop and/or pork chop from false teachers going where food is not beneficial. Spiritually green pasture and still water instruct me to go to Christ to learn when I'm exalted in haughtiness or selfish pride of my own achievements learning Who He Is and humbly who I am: in essence, His creation, humbly, and He, everything. I'm giving to God the Highest Widest possible glory submissively under His hand, and I'm decreasing, He, increasing. I'm weaned like a child in this.
People need a power transformer transfigured relationship with God not just a religious environment. Do not attempt this without Jesus. Jesus is central. He has to be Mediator. My enthroning Him within my heart Lord is my best love response. Have the Son inner inwardly within and you have THE LIFE. By default the opposite is true also. I'll admit, altruistic desires nonetheless interfere with prayers and goals pressing me forward for I want to let Christ have the rule and reign over my life and follow Christ near and close every way I traverse. In all situations I want to leave all behind yes everything every last aspect ANY possession tries to put a hold on me or make me covet or to feel, behind. I take due diligence to realize my works apart from God's work in me are finished because just as God finished His works the seventh day I rest in His Rest because he that has entered God's rest has ceased from his own works as He did from His. His Salvation is great like this rest is to us. I want to labor to enter that rest with total absolute abandon, trusting, circumspect, and with confidence from He the Spirit, to follow through. To finish strong and with a thorough abandonment to be open in Him I'm doing all His will by faith which is my delight and desire. His will is real and my delight.
I have triumphant victory over the schemes of the Enemy. Being aware of them aptly more specifically alert to me I'm aware of just how unfairly deceptively subtle (when tempted) his tactics are and lying lies are. I know Christ in constant warfare for the Salvation of souls by it. I don't get offended period. I forgive. I have patience and ask God for more potential hurt decide not to get hurt by. Christ is our Mighty Warrior in the midst. He works fighting the satan's deceptive flanking maneuver from the side. I can gain Christ by me but not war him (satan) for Christ defeated him even his minions too by Jesus stepping into the room and he and they falling down paralyzed knocked out good a spectacle before all men. So then I won't have to fight he or them either for Christ already did. They're defeated. I take heed lest I fall sure. I'm triumphant overcoming in the Lord from being gummed by ignorance of his diabolical deception in the history of my existence and from tiredness from his influence indirect I'm now winning triumph. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's. Alive to God, The newness of life, new man, and armor of God we all put on then being believers to triumph over the schemes of the devil or schemes of his minions and so we do this. The schemes, not the devil himself nor his minion's but the schemes we stand firm against and don't give ground to but drawing a line in the sand, "here and no further," we say, and so we outwit him and them and tire him and them out. With our resist him and them motion he and they flee. These afflictions become eclipsed by glory standing in the Armor of God effortlessly for I'm whole and blessed to be there. The Armor of God in His Presence is going before me as it's also the Armor of light mostly defensive but our weapon is the Word of God. I'm casting down every thought or imagination or divine argument that sets itself or exalts itself against the knowledge of God and employing from God something positive in faith outwitting the devil's scheme, tactic, or flanking maneuver for I'm God's child instead of victim. I'm victor more than a conqueror living victorious rejoicing in Jesus and triumphant for His Sake. The devil the adversary will try to obstruct the follow through. Satan's name means enemy, adversary. I individually agree with God about everything He's saying in His Word and profoundly agree with it. I walk in agreement with Him. The battle is truly the Lord's. I stand still and see the Lord's Salvation. I'm being renewed in the spirit of my mind to put on the New Self which is created in true holiness and righteousness of the truth Eph. 4:24,25. I put off the old self which is rotting and put on the new self which in the likeness of God Has been created in knowledge of truth. The battleground is the thinking. The devil can get mad all he wants for he lost this soul he thought he had. First we submit to God! Then resist spiritual wickedness even in high places. Lift the shield of faith to quench fiery darts. He was destroyed at the cross and Jesus is going to see how that lives out. I am saved to take an authoritative right stand a right position with my Creator. In the relationship to God I have peace for the Blood within. I'm blessed and learning how to worship Him fully with joy, love in spirit and truth, worship. I'm knowing He's FOR ME and I'm always under-girded by His hand and through Him I'm by His aid ably showing mercy to the Body too being empathetic in the beloved. I humble myself under God's mighty hand for in His hand is the best place to be. I'm accepted in the beloved and by Him accepted even first come first serve at Banquet times so I'm hungry to accept one another contributing to the common good showing compassion as He did me, empathizing rather than sympathizing where I can. Sympathy as such is powerful in writing a card, a hospital visit, but ultimately limited to the written word, a sentiment. Empathy or feeling other's pain brings relief to others stitching them or binding wounds up, winding bandage and antiseptic edifying them gifting them inner healinglike them building them up in love but sympathizing makes one stand aloof. Only God does great healing is the ultimate truth. We are God's pawns, healers, and observers but doing the greater works He is honored for as His collective Body in the world Christ said we would do. C.S. Lewis called us 'little Christ's.' Empathy is listening well even performing healing (therapeuo) by the Anointed Christ and us His reps ministering to others in agape! This is spelled T-I-M-E. And love and action. I rely on Holy Spirit ministry fullness for the next step (Greek parapeteoo,) within the cadence of walking by the Spirit. I am attached to Him abiding in the Lord enjoying His touch in other words firmly abiding in the Lord and rejoicing in Him evermore. He at times carries us with one set of footprints! Praise God!
I'm for God's glorifying Jesus alone in my ministry and NOT myself! Let Jesus decide rewards, credit, or glories! I like being unsung and among Church family fairly given a fair shake but in Him. I want to look to the interests of others caring concerned about showing compassion unconditionally and in phileo love unto Agape at them. I lay all my dead works apart from Christ down and on the dung heap and if there are any left, burn them immediately completely. Triumphing in the cross which is God's victory which was shown to be Victorious over sin, death, grave, hell, and the devil, and at the Empty Tomb victory was played out which is the ultimate expression of good. I'm an Assembly of God adherant in victory. God's mercies towards me inspire me in my spleen to show others compassion like the Good Samaritan or Jesus weeping over Jerusalem! Jehovah Elohim Adonai Abba is the God of compassion, of all comfort! God is calling us to have compassionate hearts of mercy and bowels and do something in social righteousness in Him in love to share the comfort God gives us through trials. If I by grace can make in love Agape, Phileo example lovingly then that decision of connection with God that of seeing others like God sees them I will do well. And cement that and treat them like that in the way of Jesus greater works I will be blessed and happy. I by His grace want as well to obtain the desire to be pressing in for the prize in Christ of Gentle Kind Tenderness in chesed (Covenant Lovingkindness) in Christ's godly spiritual human temperament ready and available for use. His Lovingkindness is better than life. His ways are higher His thoughts are greater than ours.
Freely you have received, freely give.To Him Who has, more shall be given and he shall have an abundance (of hearing God's words.) The Bible is firmly clear, "God is love." He is love not that loves but that He is love! He will not cry out to argue nor cry in the streets to announce Himself to sinners nor quench a wick that is smoldering at all but let it kindle as needed. The smallest spark He will encourage. By that love agape let us serve one another and build each other up but don't get tangled up by other's left hand/foot behavior. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. His yoke is wearable and is big enough for two for He will lead both pushing the plow. Even the ox is there not muzzled strengthened by prayer. Ask, seek, knock for everyone who asks, receives, he who knocks, opens, and he who seeks finds. And I'm praying for open doors with utterances to be a witness to make CLEAR the Gospel individually with more of me BEHIND ALL OUTREACH though there is more suffering for Christ that occurs that way and I'm studying fervently in white hot flames of love to obey God's call in me to fervency and seeking His will reverently and awesomely in wonder to be a mighty bold witness to be proclaiming His Message of the Gospel (Carrusso in Greek meaning 'bringing down a great message') and be one in Him of Christ Jesus alone with one mind and heart, and mouth unified in glorifying Him in His Body (homotheumadan in Greek. Win disciples to Christ preaching the Gospel. Be a witness. It's GOOD NEWS. When necessary use words like John Wesley said. And pray for yours and their salvation like Charles Finney or praying Hyde or the Wesley's, John and Charles. Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God often and He will lift you up in His Due time. Worship Him truly meaning every moment give Him overwhelming worth-ship as to His Holy Nature and Character and surrender to His Majesty even adoration of Him and give Him His Due honor Due His Name and even in down time worship Him in spirit and truth realizing anything is possible with God. Dream big dreams of God's Dream. In all situations rejoice in the Lord and count your blessings. Positively believe that even to a corpse He is Able to do anything, anything being possible with God so glorifying Him you are abiding in Jesus as well as shining your light dead to dead works alive to Him as in giving constant glory continually to Him! I'm purifying myself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit (by the Holy Spirit) in the Holiness of God! Transliteration Of II Cor. 7:1. He is with us always even to the end of the world never to leave nor forsake us (Mat. 28:20) so persevere to the end though hated or loved for Jesus Christ with you/in ya. Abide in Christ. Commit your way to the Lord trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass Psalm 37:6. In Jesus Name, that Name which is above all others, matchless. Amen. Http://www.bethelagny.blogspot.com. Http://www.blogtalkradio.com/davidcandel. Http://www.davvvyc.blogspot.comSubmitted by DAVID CANDELFor the benefit of the Body of Christ.Dave