The counsel of the Gospel

This is the gospel that most don’t know nor understand.

Jesus defeated satan through His cross.

Then He challenges you to be defeated by your cross, because He called us unto obedience through the death of self, which is the old man corrupted through various lusts.

We all have been emotionally abused, wounded and crippled and through the work and journey and process of our cross God walks us through our brokenness.

It’s when you have been made a whole person and when He has fully crucified you within yourself that He raises you up to truly reign with Christ in the Spirit.


Many are just saved by Christ but still ruled by their flesh. To reign with Him in the Spirit means that we allow Him to put us to death to the influence of the old man. Jesus said to me that you are truly crucified with Christ when you are no longer influenced by this world.

This is the hope spoken of in Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and love to all the saints,

16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in [the] knowledge of Him,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what [is] the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing according to the working of His mighty strength

20 which He worked [in] Christ in raising Him from [the] dead, and He seated [Him] at His right hand in the heavenlies,

21 far above all principality and authority and power and dominion, and every name being named, not only in this world, but also in the coming age.

22 And He has put all [things] under His feet and gave Him [to be] Head over all [things] to the church,

23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

When you’ve answered this upward call of God in Christ in the way of the cross through a laid down life you will be able to faithfully and truthfully give the testimony of the overcomer because if what you speak is not made a reality and unless He has worked out that entire salvation in you which He accomplished on your behalf you are a false witness.

The meaning of “SALVATION” is deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ.


The entire redemption, salvation and freedom from the influence of sin was accomplished through the finished work of His cross and becomes a reality when the fruits of the Spirit is brought to maturity within the life of the developing born-again seed.

Nobody is born into SPIRITUAL MATURITY.

That victory of His cross must be wrought out in your life as you follow Christ in the way of the cross and His way is a life where we present ourselves as a living sacrifice on the altar of demonstrated love to become useful within the kingdom.

We are called to serve each other in the love of His Spirit which demonstrates SPIRITUAL maturity and righteous fruitfulness – Romans 12.

You are called to mature in Christ, not only to be saved by Christ. Most have only been saved by the salvation of His cross. Few has taken up their cross to allow themselves to be slain by God in the corruption of their fleshly ways so they might walk as a spotless crucified bride, that truly belongs to Him, in the power and the reality of His Spirit.

Those that live for themselves, although they are saved, show that they still belong to themselves and the ways and the life of His Spirit are foreign to them.

Galatians 5:24 But those belonging to Christ have crucified the flesh with [its] passions and lusts.
25 If we live in [the] Spirit, let us also walk in [the] Spirit.

A sold-out bride that have abandoned themselves through the death of their own ways through the obedience of their own cross, UNDERSTANDS THE REALITY OF A LAID DOWN LIFE, by which
we become united with our Bridegroom to walk in His ways.

Matthew 10: 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.

His bride is worthy of Him because they esteem Him higher and more important than their own ways and their own lives. Christ died for me so I might die to myself and only live for Him.


3 levels of Sanctification : 🖊️Pieter Kirstein

1. Outer court – THE FLESH – God takes you out of the world and He takes the world out of you. 30 fold baby stage.

2. Inner court – THE CLEANSING AND HEALING OF THE SOUL – God heals the damage that the world has caused and he takes you out of your world. 60 fold Developing child.

3. The Holy of Holies – God brings you through the veil, CAUGHT UP IN THE SPIRIT, into His world to abide and live by the power of His Spirit in His manifested Presence = Crown of the Overcomer. Here you are enthroned in Psalm 91. 100 fold manifestation of mature sonship and SPIRITUAL FRUITFULNESS
after the similitude of Christ.

The fruits of righteousness, which is the life of Christ expressed through SPIRITUAL MATURITY can only be attained in the life of the born-again seed if we submit ourselves to be discipled by the Holy Spirit and disciplined by the Father. The old man which is the flesh is like a wild stallion that must be broken in and brought into submission to the will of the Master – Hebrews 12.

This is very serious !


The Father gave me better insight and understanding about those who shall be counted worthy and allowed to ascend into His mountain to dwell in His Presence as they become the actual habitation of God because many Christians disqualifies themselves because they choose to camp on the level of salvation.

They are saved but are disobedient to lay down their lives as Jesus commanded us in John 15.

Remember what is written in Hebrews 12:12 Therefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 Looking diligently lest any man fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any immoral, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.

Esau is used because many settle for the pot of lentil soup which signifies the fleshly appetites that causes them to be distracted and preoccupied with themselves and their own desires because they would rather forfeit their kingdom SPIRITUAL BIRTHRIGHT OF MANIFEST SONSHIP and all that it includes
in exchange for immediate and temporary satisfaction.

Psalm 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in His holy place?

4 He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Those who lift up their soul to vanity are those that dwell in the flesh that likes to draw attention to themselves because they are really bound to themselves and pursues the vanities of the pride of this life, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes which the Father spoke about in 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.

The vain people are those, because of self preservation resist being slain by cross so that they might only live for God. Jesus spoke about this fact in John 12.

The following scripture confirms this in Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but rubbish, that I may win Christ,

9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is 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 unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if indeed I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

All of His disciples died to their own plans, desires and worldly agendas so that they might become servants of God as those who were truly led by His Spirit.

Pieter Kirstein

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