It’s seems harsh, brutal and even cruel at times because the foundation work must first be completed.
Father said to me that if I truly desire to be a complete new creation then I need to allow Him first to destroy the old foundation.
The first part of the ultimate praise and worship of God, in the way of the cross, as one places themselves willingly on their personal altar of demonstrated love, is that we become a burned up living sacrifice Romans 12:1-2.
After the pruning season by which we are stripped down to nothing, comes the glorious resurrection into a kingdom celebration of explosive joy and worship.
God showed it to me early one morning at 3 am when suddenly His resurrection power struck me like a lightning bolt out of my bed and I suddenly found myself engulfed in the awesome life of Christ through manifested sonship. Immediately I found myself before the Father enraptured by the joy of His awesome love. He said that everything I suffered will be swallowed up by love.
Stay the course beloved because it’s imminent.
We are called to give our all to Christ through laid down lives, which speaks of the way of the cross.
Matthew 10:38 and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.
39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
The Altar of Demonstrated Love is what the Holy Spirit calls that personal cross which we are called to bare, experience and crucified by because the ministry of His fire of purification operates through the principle of the cross.
This is the Holy Spirit baptism of fire by which we are purified and cleansed from all the things which defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
God wants a clean cut and that’s why He refers to the administration of the work of the cross as a Spiritual circumcision in Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.
Further this cutting away process is done by the Spirit in us much like a deep inner cleansing and operation through Christ the Great Physician.
As we expose ourselves to Him He penetrates our deepest parts and progressively cuts away all that is not of Him. He does so through the discipline of the Father to make us more fruitful in Him.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser.
2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them who are trained by it.