Are you pursuing His purpose or your own agenda?
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to #His purpose.
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.
What is the purpose of the Father?
Hebrews 12:10 For it became Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory, to perfect the Captain of their salvation through sufferings.
11 For both He who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers,
12 saying, I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.
13 And again, I will put My trust in Him. And again, Behold Me and the children whom God has given Me.
Remember what Jesus said about His true Kingdom sons and daughters in Matthew 12: 46 But while He yet talked with the people, behold, [His] mother and His brothers stood outside, desiring to speak with Him.
47 Then one said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers stand outside, desiring to speak with You.
48 And He answered and said to him who told Him, Who is My mother? And who are My brothers?
49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Behold, My mother and My brothers!
50 #For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother.
Those who shall be revealed as God’s firstfuit company of manifested sons and daughters after the likeness and image of His firstborn Son shall truly walk as Jesus walked after a very long season of wilderness and bootcamp training.
Romans 8:12 Therefore, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die. But if you through the Spirit mortify (CRUCIFY) the deeds of the body (FLESH) you shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT SERVE THE LUSTFUL DESIRES OF THE OLD MAN. HE RAISES, TRAINS, DISCIPLINES AND EQUIPS US TO WALK AS JESUS WALKED.
You shall have no earthly desire left or alive in you when you’ve been crucified by the Spirit with Christ.
YOU WILL SUDDENLY FEEL DYSFUNCTIONAL IN THIS WORLD.
All that will be left is the all consuming desire to live for Him and to be driven by the power and the nature of His love according to His plans, desires and agendas.
As with Christ you only want to say as He did in Luke 2:49 How is it that you sought Me? knew you not that I must be about My Father’s business?
The simplicity of the New Testament Gospel through the doctrine of Christ is to come into a personal intimate relationship with God through His Son Jesus and to pursue Him daily by spending time with Him in His word, through prayer and worship and to allow God to have His way with you until He transforms you to become as He is.
This is the doctrine of Christ which is the fulfillment and replacement of the old covenant of do’s and donts.
The old covenant through the works of the law was powerless to work any change into us because it was based upon performance.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
He fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law by paying the ultimate penalty and price for the sins committed so that we might be forgiven as we turn away from our lives of sin.
He changes us from glory to glory by touching us through the power of His transforming love until we manifest the image and likeness of His Son Jesus Christ.
He is the doctor that operates through the power of divine love and the great Physician that works change into those that are diseased by sin, inner pain and brokenness.
When you have been supernaturally transformed and made whole then you naturally walk in agreement with the Father as He naturally empowers you by His love.
LOVE IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW
Through the gospel God does not call into performance. He calls us unto a graceful work of transformation which He works and accomplishes in us, until we become like Jesus and walk as He walked according to Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with [the] Holy Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good, and healing all those who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with Him.
We are called to grow up in the Lord until we can declare as He does in Isaiah 61:
1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah [is] on Me; because the LORD has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 to preach the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
3 to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He might be glorified.
Are you submitting yourself to the “DRAWINGS” of God?
Jesus said in John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father which has sent Me draw Him.
Why do we need God to draw us to His Son?
It can only happen by the power of His love administered to our hearts by His Spirit of mercy and especially because of the reality of the weakness and inability of the flesh which draws us away to be distracted by the things of this world.
He wants us to discover Him as the ultimate living treasure of divine precious, eternal and holy pure love. It is God’s deepest desire to captivate the hearts of His children, as Father said to me. Nothing can satisfy the heart than to be cherished by His love, but few are willing to sacrifice worldly distractions, for indeed most are enslaved and driven by their own desires, agendas and pursuits.
The flesh is contrary to the ways and desires of the Spirit of God. We read in James 4:5 in the Easy English translation “With good reason, the scripture says to us: ‘God has caused His Spirit to live in us. He wants very much to keep us for himself.”
Basic English translation
“Or does it seem to you that it is for nothing that the holy Writings say, The Spirit which God put into our hearts has a strong desire for us?”
International standerd version
” Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?”
” Do you think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?”
Mat 7:21 Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in heaven.
What is the will of the Father?
That we yield ourselves to Him drawing us to His Son because as we read in John 1
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
God is light and we have been called out of the sin and bondage and the lusts of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the stupidity of the pride of life by which we draw attention to ourselves because we like to worship the idol of self. The carnal man loves to boast and brag about it’s accomplishments whereas those who are crucified with Christ loves to stay hidden in Christ.
HUMILITY DOES NOT PARADE ITSELF AND SELF EXALTATION IS THE WAY AND NATURE OF SATAN.
We are not called as followers of Jesus Christ to gratify the desires of our fallen nature any longer because through those things the enemy of our souls draws us away from the God who sacrificed himself on the cross of His passion because He desires that we be brought into oneness with himself.
He calls us into the light of His holiness and into the glory of His Presence as those who radiate and manifest His glory in the earth.
Collossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation:
16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
17 And he is before all things, and by Him all things are held together.
18 And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has He reconciled
22 In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight:
23 #If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature who is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the church:
25 Of which I am made a minister, according to the commission of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; #Thethat we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29 For which I also labor, striving according to His working, who works in me mightily.
God is a jealous lover because His love is a costly and a higher love than the emotional love of humans so He draws us progressively unto Himself and eventually into himself because the Lover of our souls desires oneness through total agreement and surrender. We are called to become the temple and the dwelling place of a holy God.
2 Corinthians 6
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?
15 And what harmony has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God abides forever.
God the Father wants a bride for His Son. Jesus is the bridegroom. The Holy Spirit is the One who went out to prepare her.
Surrender yourself to the drawings of God until He has completely drawn you away from the influences of the world, out of yourself and the corrupted desires of your fallen flesh and INTO HIMSELF, until your whole heart is consumed by His holy amazing glorious all satisfying love.
Jesus said the following to me after a 12 day fast – “Did I not say in John 14 that I would come to those who demonstrate their devotion toward Me through an obedient heart?
Yes indeed, I love to inhabit a holy surrendered heart because so I have ordained it to be My eternal resting place. This is why I call those who love Me the temple of the Lord. Their hearts becomes the altar of eternal worship in the kingdom of My Father and their devotion towards us is like sweet incense before My throne.
I treasure a heart devoted towards Me because My love fills such a heart and is the greatest gift to man.”
To wilfully allow our hearts to be conquered by the love of God and to then enjoy the adventure of who God is while we live out His destiny and created plans about us should be the only and ultimate desire of each and everyone of us.