The glory of the new creation.
As revealed by the Holy Spirit.
A great distortion and corrupted version of the new creation has been taught for a very long time throughout the body of Christ because the gift of salvation and our call to mature sonship has not been distinguished from each other.
There is no sin or corruption within the new creation man, created after God in true righteousness and holiness. Nothing of the old man is present within the SPIRITUAL MAN because it’s nature is to be like Christ. God infused His divine sinless nature into the spirit man for it is born, bred and created of the incorruptible seed of His own holy word.
2 Peter 1: 3 According as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him Who called us by His own glory and virtue;
4 Through which He has given to us the greatest and most precious promises, that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not conform yourselves to the former lusts, as you did in your ignorance.
15 But according as He Who has called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all your conduct;
16 For it is written, “You be holy because I am holy.”
17 And if you call upon the Father, Who judges according to each man’s work without respect of persons, pass the time of your life’s journey in the fear of God;
18 Knowing that you were not redeemed by corruptible things, by silver or gold, from your futile way of living, inherited by tradition from your forefathers;
19 But by the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot;
20 Who truly was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for your sakes;
21 Even for you who through Him do believe in God, Who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Having purified your lives by obedience to the Truth unto unfeigned brotherly love through the Spirit, love one another fervently with a pure heart.
23 For you have been begotten again, not from corruptible seed, but from incorruptible seed, by the living Word of God, which remains forever.
This holy, pure, righteous and sinless new creation is implanted within every born-again child of God in a 30 fold manifestation at the moment of re-birth through the born-again experience and we come forth as spiritual babies in Christ.
In order words, the victorious kingdom of God enters our lives in a seed form at the moment of SPIRITUAL CONCEPTION.
Jesus illustrates this process of spiritual conception, growth and development in Mark 4:14 The sower sows the Word.
15 Now the ones by the way, where the Word was sown, these are the ones who hear, but Satan comes at once and takes away the Word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And the ones which were in like manner sown upon the rocky places, these are the ones who when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with joy;
17 But because they have no root in themselves, they do not endure; when tribulation or persecution arises because of the Word, they are quickly offended.
18 And those which were sown among the thorns, these are the ones who hear the Word,
19 But the cares of this life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things that come into their lives choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful.
20 Now those which were sown upon the good ground, these are the ones who hear the Word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one thirtyfold, and one sixtyfold, and one a hundredfold.”
30 fold babies
60 fold developing children
100 fold fruitful sons and daughters, created after God in true righteousness and holiness because they manifest the fruits of Godliness, which is the life of Christ wrought out in the life of the born-again seed. The fruit is the mature stage of the seed.
God’s kingdom is an invading kingdom which subdues all other kingdoms and it’s influence as it develops in us.
Jesus further explains this process in the following verses of Mark 4:26 Then He said, “The kingdom of God is likened to this: It is as if a man should cast seed upon the earth,
27 And should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, but he does not know how.
28 For the earth brings forth fruit of itself, first a blade, then a head, then full grain in the head.
29 And when the grain is mature, immediately he puts in the sickle, for the harvest has come.”
30 And He said, “To what then shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we compare it?
31 It is like a tiny mustard seed, which, when it has been sown upon the earth, is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth
32 But after it has been sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all the herbs, and produces great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to roost under the shadow of it.”
In Isaiah 61 it is declared that He brings us forth as a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.
Isaiah 61: 3 To appoint to those who mourn in Zion, giving 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.”
After that we receive the new creation in a seed form at the moment of Spiritual conception and we start of in the kingdom of our Father as babes in Christ He admonishes us through scripture to grow up in Christ.
1 Peter 2
1 Therefore, having put away all wickedness, and all deceit, and hypocrisies and jealousies, and all slanders,
2 As newborn babes, yearn after the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow,
3 If you yourselves have indeed tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To Whom coming, as to a living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, and precious,
5 You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house—a holy priesthood—to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For this reason it says in the scripture, “Behold, I place in Zion the Cornerstone, chosen and precious; and the one who believes in Him shall never be put to shame.”
7 The preciousness is to you, therefore, who believe; but to those who disobey, the Stone that the builders rejected has become the Head of the corner,
8 And a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense; especially to those who stumble at the Word, being disobedient, unto which unbelief they also were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen stock, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession of God, that you might proclaim His excellent virtues, Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 Who once were not a people, but now are the people of God; who had not received mercy, but now have received mercy.
11 Beloved, I exhort you, as strangers and sojourners, to restrain yourselves from fleshly lusts which war against the soul;
We find that we enter a war and spiritual struggle because of the battle which rages on the inside of us between the fleshly earthy old man and the new creation spiritual man.
No baby is born into perfection and maturity and therefore we need to understand that we grow through stages and seasons. A child can only be to where it has developed and grown and we are not in a competition of religious performance, rather, we are undergoing the process and growth of supernatural transformation wrought into us by the hand of God.
Because we are His workmanship and He shall complete the good work which He started in us as long as we live our lives in passionate pursuit of Him who has delivered us out of the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His Son.
Philippians 2:12 So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God Who works in you both to will and to do according to His good pleasure.
14 Do all things without complaints and disputes;
15 So that you may be blameless and without offense, innocent children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Our salvation and deliverance must be understood, for it is much more than just the born-again experience. We cannot stay babes in Christ then expect to be brought into the full manifestation of the new creation which is created after God in true righteousness and holiness.
The new creation, when fully developed, manifests the fruits of Godliness, which is the nature and full expression of the life of Christ.
The Holy Spirit explained it in the following manner;
“as we bore the image of the earthy fallen man, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (Jesus).
The beautiful thing about the gospel is that this heavenly Man came to conquer the earthy man through a demonstration of divine love and this is exactly the work of God unto sanctification in our lives.
He lovingly and affectionately works out that which Christ has already accomplished on our behalf.
His victory becomes a reality more and more as we follow Him out of darkness into the freedom of His glorious light.
All darkness in us becomes visible the closer we move to God, then when exposed, it is expelled through a demonstration of His conquering love – KINGDOM INVASION.
His delivering power progressively rescues His children from the grip and the influence of darkness in every area of their lives as they lovingly and willingly submit and yield to the divine influence.
It is never a matter of cruelty as the enemy would want us to believe but in fact a beautiful demonstration and a rescue from the powers which threatens to destroy us and keep us in bondage – Isaiah 61.
The destiny and purpose that God has for you requires for you to be mature and completely whole and healed of all cracks in your foundation otherwise you will not be able to handle and cope with the weight of glory which you are called to walk in – THE GLORY OF MANIFESTED SONSHIP.
Therefore we need to embrace the pressures of our trials because it strengthens and restores our foundations. We are not ready to come out of the furnace until we can dance with Him in the fire – THIS IS WHEN HE FULLY CONQUERED AND HEALED US WITH HIS LOVE.
“The key to transformation is yielding in trust to the LORD’s hand and touch – instead of fighting to do the work in your own human strength and effort. You cannot transform yourself into the image of the Lord.
It is impossible!
But what is impossible for you, is possible with Me. While you yield, keep your heart focused and connected to the Father’s heart.
You must sever all ties to false perceptions of Us – religious, fear-based nonsense that erects a false god in your heart and separates you from what is true and holy.
What you are to persevere in is a God-conscious dependence, surrender, and trust. This is the path to glorious transformation that I Myself will work in you.”
Now the lamb shall become a ruling Lion.
We are reaching the top of Zion, the Mountain of God.
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO BECOME NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL.
The rulership of manifested sonship shall be established as the Spirit of burning completes the sacrificial ministry of the lamb 🐑 ministry of Yeshua Jesus the Christ within the lives of those who have placed themselves on the altar of demonstrated love, by which we have been raised, trained, equipped and disciplined as serving priests within the temple which we have become. Our minds have been renewed and we have learned the ways of God to be placed in the throne of the overcomer as a functioning heir.
1 I exhort you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service.
2 Do not conform yourselves to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind in order that you may prove what is well pleasing and good, and the perfect will of God.
We have learned humility, submission, obedience and willingness to obey and follow the voice of the Shepherd. We have taken on the serving loving gentle nature of the love of God. We also understand that you can only mature in the love and virtue of God’s Spirit through sacrifice.
The time has come to unveil the firstfuit forerunners and the great harvest of souls shall be activated as the bride of Christ is brought into full maturity and full fruition.
We shall run like lions and subdue as kings and the spoils of war shall be our portion as He empowers His army to be fully prepared and equipped because we have much work to do before the end can come.
Almighty God declared to me “AS SOON AS I CONQUER ADAM FULLY, I WILL GIVE HIM THE GARDEN BACK. I SHALL STRIKE THE DRAGON WITH THE IRON SCEPTER THAT SHALL RELEASE THE WEALTH TRANSFER.”
The Lion ministry of King Yeshua is depicted by the lion for He is King of kings and Lord of lords which are the manifested sons of God.
Father showed me a vision few months ago how we are brought into the mountaintop glory realm of manifested sonship.
If you surrender yourself fully to the God of love, and if you ask and allow Him to invade you into your foundation by the power of His fiery holy love, then He will become the ultimate GIFT, the most explosive JOY, the deepest sweetest enduring PEACE and ECSTASY of your life and entire existence, because HABITATION was always His intense and deepest desire.
How can God fully occupy you and indwell you unless you are first emptied out by the passion of His holy jealousy?
Would you like to share your spouse with other lovers?
Pretenders to the Thone of God are those that only speak well of God but fail to allow Him to dethrone and conquer them in the flesh.
Can any king reign over that which has not been fully conquered?
They like to stay in control, expecting God to serve them and their desires while they live as strangers before Him. They think God’s ok with a Sunday visit to a cathedral while being ignorant of Him during the rest of the week.
God’s kingdom comes where His will is done and His will and deepest desire is to conquer you by the power of His love so you might understand what it means to be the living tabernacle, habitation and temple of the Lord.
I say to you that He’s moving by His Spirit to seek out those who are willing to let Him have His way in their lives.
This end-time revival through the awakening of nations is about restoring His rightful place within the hearts of those who wants to call themselves by His name.
We cannot claim to believe in God while we live in the rebellion of our old ways. Their must be a willing commitment and outcry to the Throne of grace to be taken over by the Lover of the souls of men for which the greatest price of redemption has been paid.
We are not our own anylonger !
1 Corinthians 6:15 Don’t you know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? MAY IT NEVER BE!
16 WHAT! Don’t you know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? For He says, “The two shall be one flesh.”
17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man may commit is outside the body, but the one who commits sexual immorality is sinning against his own body.
19 WHAT! Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, which you have within you from God, and you are not your own?
20 For you were bought with a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Spiritual harlotry must be clearly understood for if we live in pursuit of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of this life then we are whoring with the spirit of this world 🌎.
SPIRITUAL VIRGINITY SPEAKS OF PURENESS AND HOLINESS AND INNOCENCE BEFORE GOD.
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with the jealousy of God because I have espoused you to one husband, so that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
We are considered spiritual harlots if we refuse to abandon ourselves to Christ. The flesh and it’s enticing seductive desires Jesus told me is Jezebel’s bed because this spirit lies within the bosom of every man.
Jezebel is the spiritual harlot that works through our fallen fleshly weaknesses and lustful desires to seduce us away from being purely sold-out and devoted to Christ and promises temporary satisfaction but obviously at a great cost.
The Holy Spirit spoke the following about the overcomers, to those that follows Jesus on the road of the cross in obedience unto the death of their former selfish sinful way of life lived in the flesh.
1. The call of the cross is to die to self.
2. The way of the cross is to follow Christ.
3. The purpose of the cross is to live for God.
4. The glory of the cross is to reign with Christ.
If what you speak is not a wrought out reality in your life to which you can testify, then you are a false witness.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
Focussing on the overcoming power of the blood; These have embraced the ministry of the redemptive work of the Holy Spirit by the blood of the eternal covenant. A covenant that seals the marriage between Christ and His beloved bride in death through the working of the cross and the ministry of the blood.
These abandoned love slaves continued with the Lord in His trials, being faithful, and through the cleansing power of the furnace of affliction they have been given a new heart.
A heart in total submission to God, a heart according to Isaiah 48:10 and 11 that will not touch the glory of God.
These devoted ones lives have been redeemed by the power and the working of the blood in that their souls are completely cleansed, healed and delivered of earthly defilement and by way of surrender are seated in heavenly places living a life hidden with Christ in God.
This overcoming reality is not just referring to the salvation of the blood while you carry on living in the sin and rebellion and the stubbornness of your own carnal ways. It speaks of those who appropriate the ministry of the blood by the Spirit of burning as they follow Jesus into the wilderness of testing and trying circumstances.
This is the true power and meaning of the cup of the Lord’s passion by which we are not just saved by His cross, but also allow ourselves to be slain by the cross.
After the salvation experience Jesus invites us to partake of His cup if we want to be counted worthy to receive the crown of the overcomer and a place with Him in His throne.
Mark 10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Teacher, we would that you should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would you that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, You know not what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized shall you be baptized:
40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and sat down with My Father in His throne.
He denied himself to the will of the Father by drinking the cup of self-denial.
Mat 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Your will be done.
To deny oneself by following Christ on the road of the cross is to answer the actual upward call of the Father into the maturity of manifested sonship.
The seat and the crown 👑 of the overcomer belongs to the disciples of Christ who have been brought to the end of themselves and their own ways as they pass under the rod of the Father’s discipline through seasonal trials and their own wilderness encounter.
We find the type and shadow of this in Ezekiel 20:35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face.
36 Just as I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, says the Lord Jehovah.
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.
We cannot escape the rod of the Father’s discipline and then expect to be brought into the glory and fruitfulness of mature sonship as a functioning heir.
Hebrews 12: 5 And you have already forgotten the admonition that He addresses to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor grow weary of being reproved by Him;
6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He severely disciplines every son whom He receives.”
7 If you endure chastening, God is dealing with you as a Father with His sons. For who is the son whom the Father does not chasten?
8 But if you are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then you are bastards and not sons.
9 Furthermore, we have had our fleshly fathers who chastened us, and we respected them; should we not all the more willingly be subject to the Father of spirits, and live forever?
10 For in the first case, they chastened us for a few days in whatever way seemed good to them; but in the second case, He chastens us for our own benefit that we may be partakers of His holiness.
11 Now truly, no chastisement for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruits of righteousness to those who have been exercised by it.
His bride honors His covenant by giving themselves to Him fully in love. They allow Him to strip them of self so that they might be filled with His fullness. Our ways must die in order for His ways to live. This happens as we discover Him as our greatest of treasures in the wilderness of intimacy.
Focusing on the testimony part: They overcome by the word of their testimony means that their whole lives have been conformed to the power, the truth and the reality of the Lord’s gospel.
Their lives testifies of the reality of the overcoming truth because of their experience and faithful witness to the truth. In other words they become expressions of the Lord’s truth and victory. No experience of the truth, no testimony and experience comes through obedience by applying the truth.
First the word becomes flesh within you through your obedience and relationship-building with the Word (Jesus), next you become filled with the Holy Spirit because the Word and the Spirit are one and the Spirit manifests the life of the Word in you. Then you become the voice and the operation of the Word by the power of God through the leading of the Holy Spirit. In God you become the authority.”
Focussing on the loosing their lives unto the death of self means that they, by revelation of the Spirit, saw, tasted and live in the experiental reality of a heart that has been conquered by the love of God.
They esteem being wholly devoted to the Lover of their souls far above any earthly gain because they have discovered, through the sacrifice of all, the Lord their God as the only satisfying factor, experience and reality in their surrendered lives.
Therefore the god of this world and all of his carnal fleshly lures have lost their power to intice these devoted ones to draw them away because they perceive what this world has to offer as a total obstacle and hindrance through the eyes of love.
Their desire is that there must be no interferance to their devotion to Christ because the truth and power of the cross has unlocked the joy and the freedom of His love in which is no earthly desire. By abandoning all they have gained Christ and there is no greater treasure and desire fulfilled than this.
Never lessen the glory and the crown 👑 of the overcomer to just a salvation experience.
Ask Him in humility each day to release the supernatural draw and power of His love.
By Pieter Kirstein
God is the most irresistible Person because He is love.
We have been drawn out of the essence of His nature which means love birthed us and we were created to respond to love. Anything beyond this is not from God.
Problem is however that we all come through some form of abuse and the enemy keeps us in bondage through pain and brokenness.
On top of that is the fact that our natural man known as the flesh has been corrupted through the fall of Adam and it’s nature is contrary to God so our spirit man is in a constant fight and wrestling match.
Galations 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.
It’s what keeps us in bondage inwardly through our flesh and brokenness that prevents us from responding to His love and this is why Jesus said in John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father who has sent Me draw him.
Also in Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Also our carnal natural mind must be brought into submission and agreement to the mind of the Spirit which is a supernatural work that only God can accomplish.
So simply ask Jesus to touch you in every place of pain, bondage and human brokenness until you are free.
Never trust in your own ability because you’ll run into frustration but cry out to God to empower you by His Spirit to do and to will according to His design and purpose and be patient and gracious and merciful with yourself because we are not in a competition rather undergoing loving transformation from glory to glory.
Only God can empower you to grow out of the weakness of your flesh.
A child can only be to where it has grown and never fall into the trap of legalistic religious performance and condemnation. We grow through seasons and in stages and God never loves you more or less because love is who and what He is by nature.
Throw yourself upon the God of love and simply ask Him to infuse your heart with His passion and His zeal. Ask Him to make you the person whom He desires you to be.
NEVER FORSAKE THE TIME THAT IT TAKES TO SEEK HIS FACE BECAUSE IT’S WHEN WE ARE TOUCHED BY THE POWER OF HIS LOVE THAT WE EXPERIENCE CONSTANT SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION, CHANGE, HEALING AND DELIVERANCE.
Declare the ministry of the Spirit of God over your life and let God be the one to bring you into maturity and freedom. Be willing to sacrifice everything He shows you through which the enemy works to distract you because this is how He takes us higher by yielding more of ourselves to Him.
Be God inside minded and know that He’s with you always so develop an attitude of constant prayer, communion and fellowship with God everywhere you go because He is never limited by the limitations and the weaknesses of human flesh.
KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON HIM AND LET HIM BE YOUR PEACE.
To follow self is the same as to spiritually sacrifice your kingdom destiny child to demons. IT’S SPIRITUAL ABORTION. Account will be given.
Many kingdom destinies have been aborted because they love this world more than God.
Be a wise virgin !
THE WISE VIRGINS ARE NOT FULL OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR OWN WAYS, THEY ALLOW GOD TO EMPTY THEM OF THEMSELVES SO THAT HE MIGHT FILL THEIR VESSELS WITH HIS SPIRIT TO WALK IN HIS WAYS.
Consider the price of following Jesus.
Know that most men will misunderstand you.
Consider where your focus is the most.
Make time and ask the Holy Spirit to discipline your flesh and to bring your mind in total agreement with God so that you find yourself constantly mindful of the Lover of your soul.
Make the necessary sacrifice to spend as much time as possible in the Lord’s Presence.
Ask the Holy Spirit to enable and empower you daily to study the word of God.
Consider what you expose yourself to.
Personally I renounced the idiot box (TELEVISION) a long time ago because it defiles the mind and stains the conscience and frankly I enjoy the extra time in the Lord’s Presence and being about the Father’s business.
Consider your associations and refuse to expose yourself to things and to people that does not add value to your life.
God is a Gentleman and will occupy the room and the space that you allow Him.
He rewards those who diligently seek Him
Draw close to Him and He’ll draw close to you
Check your availability in the body of Christ and ask the Lord to show you ways in which to serve others. Jesus had a prayer ministry even while He was nailed to the cross.
To take up your cross means that you lay down your life to be made useful in the kingdom of God.
The God of love desires to draw you out of yourself into oneness with Him.
HE WANTS TO RESCUE US OUT OF OUR PRISONS OF SELF-CENTEREDNESS AND DESTRUCTIVE CARNALITY AND BRING US INTO THE JOY OF HIS PRESENCE AND HEAVENLY BLISS.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
WE EITHER CONFORM TO THE IDOLS OF THIS WORLD OR TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST
I want to share with you the wonder of the Father’s heart about man and how He spoke it unto me.
The Father said to me that there is “THAT PLACE” “THAT DEEPEST MOST SACRED PLACE” “THAT ULTIMATE PLACE” in God’s Kingdom called “The deepest desire of the heart of the Father”
He said that the very thought, idea, desire, design and plan concerning man originated out of that deepest most sacred place called “The deepest desire of the heart of the Father”
You were drawn out of that place which is the core and the essence of God’s nature which means LOVE BIRTHED YOU.
You were designed and created to respond to love. Anything beyond that is not of God.
That’s why Satan since birth even, with many people tried to offend us against love through abusive relationships and human brokenness. He knows that if he can succeed to pervert pure love then you will flee from God and expose yourself to the destruction of lust. Lust is his replacement for pure love.
This is why many people got molested sexually as children or abused by parents, relatives or family members even strangers. Satan knows that if he can succeed to destroy the foundation of a child through hurt, destruction and abuse then that child will be crippled for life.
This is why we struggle many times to respond to the love of God because we are kept in bondage through our inward brokenness that prevents us from responding to His love. We need to be changed by being touched by the power of God’s nature to restore us back unto love. Love birthed and created us and we are called to return to love.
LUST BREAKS US DOWN AND DESTROYS US AND LEAVES US EMPTY AND MISERABLE
LOVE RESTORES, REBUILDS AND HEALS US AND IS THE ONLY THING THAT CAN TRULY SATISFY
This is why we must be willing to sacrifice everything and allow God to deliver us from everything that keeps us away from His love.
One day during worship in my room Jesus came and stood face to face with me and spoke the following to me; ” isn’t it amazing how you fight the fiery hand of love that wants to rescue and deliver you from the influence of your corrupted fleshly desires when all that I want to do, through your personal cross, is to take you unto Myself because I want to be with you.”
We must allow the God of love to bring us back to himself and to keep working in us until we say like David in Psalm 131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 3 Let Israel hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever.
We do not submit ourselves to God’s workings through a personal cross to be saved because salvation is a free gift which was purchased by the blood of Jesus and cannot be earned.
We do however choose to embrace the way of the cross to be brought by God into an overcoming experience because what does it help to only be saved unto salvation through the finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ then never experience the further blessing of being delivered, changed and set free by the work of the cross?
Do we want to be saved but selfish, self-centered, broken, angry and lustful children of God still full of sin and carnality or do we want to see our God further glorified by allowing Him to kick the devil completely out of our broken lives?
Also, God does not save us to only live for ourselves beloved. We are called to serve in the kingdom of our heavenly Father and to receive the victor’s crown of the overcomer by completing the race set before us.
The upward call of God in Christ is when you allow Him to draw you out of yourself and your own little world into the majesty and glory of His shared Being as Jesus declared to me, “YOU MOVE FROM SPENDING TIME TO BEING WITH ME”
1 Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
No one can walk with Jesus and be His overcoming reigning bride if they cling to self and this world because the Lord has a kingdom agenda and the flesh of man has a self-agenda and these two are in conflict with each other.
Remember always that to be only a born-again saved citizen of heaven on the level of salvation and to to take up the cross and follow Jesus as an actual disciple are two completely different kind of individuals in the household of the Father.
Consider the following scripture; 2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are His. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared to every good work.
Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If you are not willing to become a servant then you cannot be His disciple.
If you desire to sit at the table of the Lord as one of His true friends, brothers and close disciples then consider the following words of Jesus.
Luke 22:25 And He said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
27 For who is greater, he that sits at table, or he that serves? is not he that sits at table? but I am among you as he that serves.
28 You are they who have continued with Me in my trials.
29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as My Father has appointed unto Me;
30 That you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
IF YOU DESIRE TO BE CONSIDERED A TRUE DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST THEN YOU MUST TAKE UP YOUR CROSS AND LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE TO BECOME A SERVANT IN GOD’S KINGDOM. HERE WE ARE ALL SERVANTS.
John 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is My commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are My friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
If you want to live for yourself then expect to be placed in a much lower ranking and realm in the kingdom than the Lord’s servant bride.
His disciples are fishers of men and to become a co-labourer with God in His harvest field, the self-life must go.
Luke 9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow you wherever you go.
58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.
59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God.
61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid them farewell, who are at home at my house.
62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
THE COST OF BECOMING A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST IS VERY HIGH THAT’S WHY MOST CHRISTIANS DON’T ANSWER THE CALL.
Luke 14: 16 Then said He unto him, A certain man gave a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I pray you have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them: I pray you have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the Master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the lame, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, That none of those men who were bidden shall taste of my supper.
25 And there went great multitudes with Him: and He turned, and said unto them,
26 If any man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
27 And whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. (THROUGH THE CROSS YOU LOSE YOUR LIFE AND YOU TAKE UP THE LIFE OF THE LORD TO SERVE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD)
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?
29 Lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation, and desires conditions of peace.
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
34 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its taste, how shall it be restored?
35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dung hill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
We partake of the Lord’s sufferings if we desire to reign with Him as serving priests and kings. It is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus and to attain the victory one must run in order to be successfully crowned.
1 Corinthians 9:24 Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
25 And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:
27 But I roughly treat my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.
I am sure this is all starting to make sense to you now. Remember if Satan cannot steal your salvation then be sure he will attempt to steal your crown by causing you to live for yourself.
Are you willing to let go of your old self-centered carnal heart that wants to keep you in bondage to the lower life of the flesh or are you willing to embrace the challenge of discipleship?
Do you just want to be a saved person or do you desire to be raised up as an overcomer?
As Christians we have been called to conform to the death of His cross so that the new order of the life of Christ might be brought forth through a powerful resurrection and demonstration of the Spirit of glory into manifest sonship.
Do you want to stay in yourself or do you want to be found in Christ?
The scripture clearly says that if anyone is in Christ then he will be a whole new creation created after God in true righteousness and holiness.
The Spirit of the Lord declares this reality in the following manner, TO BE IN CHRIST describes a condition and state of being that is given by God in His word that must be clearly understood. The glory and the reality of the new-birth in Christ is realized through a spiritual resurrection and manifested in a new creation that has been born of God.
In this elevated position your heart is not influenced by earthly desire anymore because your heart has been totally transformed and conquered by the love of God. To be in Christ means that the Lord’s agenda has become number one priority in your surrendered life as you allow yourself to be led and influenced by His Spirit.
The truth and reality of sonship must be clearly understood because there is much deception concerning this matter amongst the immature.
A life lived in the flesh pursues earthly things and selfish desire whereas a life in the Spirit pursues and administers the agenda of heaven in the earth to the lost, the needy, the sick, the poor, the afflicted, the widow and the orphan.
The scripture does not say if anyone is in himself but rather if anyone is in Christ because if you are still in bondage to yourself then the evidence of that will be that you are still living for yourself and are still driven by the lust of the flesh, the pride of life and the lust of the eyes, which are satanic distractions that keeps the soul of man in carnal bondage and ignorant to the ways of God.
But when you have been transformed in the cocoon of God’s grace and have developed into a mature son after the likeness of Christ and your flesh have been crucified and buried in the tomb (Rom 6), then the reality of being resurrected into Christ will be evident in a life that is lived by the power of God’s Spirit.
YOU WILL WALK AS JESUS WALKED
You will worship God in Spirit and in truth which means that your whole life will be conformed to the standard of the truth of the Lord’s gospel and you will live by the power of His Spirit manifesting the fruits, the virtues and realities of the Christ-life.
This is what is meant in Gal 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
This is a powerful gospel and it must be understood through the mind of the Spirit because His work is an accomplished work as we said earlier in this study, In Christ we have already won, it is just now being worked out in our lives as we grow up into the fullness of Him. The King’s victory can only be realised when you become a person whom the Lord has conquered.
Remember the Lord is not revealing these deeper truths about His gospel to you to put condemnation on you; rather He is waking you up to the reality of your true spiritual condition.
He is revealing to you the shallowness of the traditions and the doctrines of men which enslaves His people and keeps them locked up in spiritual prisons of despair and hopelessness while they are serving themselves of the Lord’s flock to build their own fleshly kingdoms while being themselves in bondage to various lusts and sin.
There are far too many wolves running around in sheeps clothing and these will not escape the judgment of God (Ezekiel 34, Micah 3, Isaiah 3:12-26 and Jeremiah 23) To be in Christ is a state of being and the evidence will show in your life as a son or daughter in subjection to their Father and my reference to this is Isaiah 61 and Acts 10:38.
If you are NOT walking according to these scriptures and if these truths are not a living reality in your life, then my friend I am sad to say, YOU ARE NOT IN CHRIST BUT STILL IN YOURSELF and still understand things from your own perspective.
The life of the King in the kingdom of God is brought forth in the freedom of the Spirit as righteousness, joy and peace and the life of the flesh imprisons people in the ways of the world and keeps them in bondage to Satan’s carnal materialistic empire.
The life in the new creation of the Spirit is a life of freedom, joy and honorable ecstasy in the Presence of God compared to the life in the old fallen creation of bondage, oppression and suffering.
Let it therefore be known that the agenda of God is revealed in Isaiah 61 and the agenda of self is revealed in 1 John 2:15-16.
We are called to become bond-servants of God as Paul declared in Acts 20:22 I GO BOUND IN THE SPIRIT.
This means just as we used to be in bondage to sin, we now become the love-slaves of God. We become servants of righteousness by being yoked with the Lord. We then prove our devotion and servanthood to Jesus through our wilful obedience because we allowed Him to align our hearts with His heart.
When you have been brought to the place where you are clothed with, inhabited by and driven by the Spirit of Christ, then you will understand what it means to BE IN CHRIST.
You will declare like Jesus in Luke 2:49 How is it that you sought me? Knew you not that I must be about my Father’s business?
Your life will manifest the fruit of the Spirit because fruit is the mature stage of the seed. The reality of the Lord’s gospel will be evident in your life and the whole kingdom of darkness will be in total subjection to you as a person who has submitted himself to God in every area of his life.
To be wholly sanctified means that every area of your life will be under the control of the Holy Spirit and the devil will have no hold on you because you will be so hidden in God that you cannot be touched.
Jude verse 24 will be a living truth in your life which says, Now to Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
We are called and have been ordained by the Lord God Almighty to become living epistles of His Sons gospel demonstrating the power and the reality of His kingdom within the earth. When your life has been transformed by the power of the true gospel of Christ then you will be a person who has become one with Him in vision, desire and purpose.
You will be one who has kissed the world GOOD-BYE.