The ways of God are not the ways of man.
The fallen life lived in the flesh produces death and is an illusion compared to the heavenly blissful divine kinda life of Christ that becomes the portion of those who allow themselves to be truly crucified with Christ.
THE DEATH OF THE OLD SHALL USHER IN THE RESURRECTION OF THE NEW CREATION CREATED AFTER GOD IN TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS.
You must follow Christ THROUGH the cross unto the death of your former lower earthy sinful way of life if you want to become a true mature son well trained and raised up, that’s only driven by the agenda of the kingdom. The pathway into the mountain of God is beautifully explained in Hebrews 12.
Don’t be an undisciplined illegitimate, stubborn and rebellious child. It takes much training, equipping, Holy Spirit schooling and focused determination to be a true disciple of Jesus until God brings you forth as 1 that walks as Jesus walked.
Are you walking according to your own fleshly ways and desires and standards, or have you allowed Him to take control of your life to become His His vessel of honor within the earth?
Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loves he chastens, and whips every son whom he receives.
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?
8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they truly for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to them which are exercised thereby.
TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE GLORY OF THE MANIFEST LIFE OF CHRIST AS A SPIRIT LED PERSON THAT OPERATES IN THE FULNESS OF THE DEITY TAKES SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION OUT OF YOURSELF THROUGH A LAID DOWN LIFE.
The doctrine of Christ is to become like Christ.
Do you know and understand the way into the life of manifested sonship or are you a stranger to the ways of God?
1 John 2: 4 He who says, I have known Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His Word, truly in this one the love of God is perfected. By this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk even as He walked.
CHRIST IS COMING TO APPEAR WITHIN THE CRUCIFIED ONES. GOD GAVE YOU A LIFE TO LIVE IT IN PURSUIT OF HIM. THE OLD MAN DOES NOT PRODUCE THE FRUITS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS. IT TAKES THE DISCIPLINARY WORK AND THE POWERFUL OPERATION OF THE SPIRIT TO ANSWER THE UPWARD CALL OF GOD IN CHRIST UNTIL WE MANIFEST HIS LIKENESS AND IMAGE.
To gain Christ by being brought into the reality and truth of His life as a living example that walks in His power and glory costs us to lay down, sacrifice and let go of our former way of life. To be resurrected by His Spirit into the reality of a new order and way of life that’s totally contrary to the old earthy Adam means that you first are brought to the end of yourself.
Philippians 3:7 But whatever things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
8 But no, rather, I also count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them [to be] dung, so that I may win Christ
9 and be found in Him; not having my own righteousness, which is of the Law, but through [the] faith of Christ, the righteousness of God by faith,
10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death;
11 if by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with Him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience:
7 In which you also once walked, when you lived in them.
8 But now you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, that is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.
THE NEW CREATION CREATED AFTER GOD IN TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HOLINESS ONLY BECOMES A TRUE REALITY AFTER THAT THE SPIRIT HAS FULLY CONQUERED AND CRUCIFIED THE SINNER IN US ,WHICH IS THE OLD EARTHY ADAM. HE DIED FOR US SO THAT WE MIGHT DIE TO OURSELVES AND LIVE FOR HIM.
2 Corinthians 5:15 And that He died for all, that they who live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto Him who died for them, and rose again.
16 Therefore from now on know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet from now on know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.