Salvation – sanctification – glorification.
The moment that Christ died, the veil was ripped open and He opened the way for us to enter into the Holy of holies to walk with God in the Spirit of manifest sonship, which is the fruitfulness of the life of Christ that’s been wrought out in the life of the born-again seed through the work and the discipline of the Father.
The flesh or natural earthy carnal man is undisciplined like an unruly, stubborn mule that wants to constantly go its own way doing its own thing being driven by the impulses of its beastly nature.
The new creation man, which is the born-again spirit wants to live in agreement with God and be led by His Spirit according to His nature and His desires and His ways.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these things oppose each other, so that you cannot do the things that you wish.
Romans 8: 12 Therefore, brothers, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you shall die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
To be led by His Spirit means that you are willing to allow God to have His way with you. How will you be led by His Spirit according to His ways if you are not willing to be changed by God?
THAT SAME GRACE THAT SAVED YOU MUST BE ALLOWED TO ALSO CHANGE YOU UNTIL HE BRINGS YOU INTO THE MEASURE OF THE FULL STATURE OF CHRIST – Ephesians 4:17-24.
The putting to death of the practices of the body refers to the administration of the ministry of the cross through the work of the Spirit, after that we’ve been saved by the grace of God.
We cannot just be saved by the cross beloved. God challenge us to allow ourselves to also be slain by the cross, which is the cross that Jesus instructed us to bare, if we desire to be His disciplined disciples – Philippians 2 and Philippians 3.
God’s Kingdom must become a developing reality in us until we are brought into the fruitful manifestation of a 100 fold mature son after the likeness and image of Christ.
Mark 4:20 And these are the ones sown on good ground, such as who hear the word and welcome it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
30 fold baby.
60 fold developing children.
100 fold mature manifest sons and daughters.
26 And He said, “Thus is the kingdom of God as if a man should cast seed on the ground,
27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and should grow, he himself does not know how.
28 For the earth produces crops by itself: first a shoot (30 fold fleshly outer court immature baby) then a head of grain (60 fold inner court developing child), then full wheat in the head of grain (100 mature fruitful son and daughter of the kingdom that walks by the Spirit as Jesus walked) 29 But whenever the crop permits, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
God’s purpose is to bring forth a harvest of righteousness through your surrendered, discipled and disciplined life.
We start of as a 30 fold born-again baby seed in the level of salvation.
Then He takes us through the sanctification of the ministry of the Word through the renewal process of the fallen mind so that we might be brought into agreement with the mind of Christ and the way in which God thinks and operates. The water of His word is administered to the born-again seed in us like the rain to bring forth the release and the manifestation of the sons of God .
Isaiah 55: 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways,” says the LORD.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the earth, and makes it grow and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 so is My word that goes out of My mouth: it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do.
12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace. The mountains and the hills will break out before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.
THIS SPEAKS OF THE LIBERATION OF CREATION THROUGH THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly awaits the unveiling of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but on account of Him who subjected it in hope;
21 because even the creation itself shall be freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
22 For we know that all the creation groans together and labors in birth together until now.
23 And not only that, but also we ourselves having the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting adoption, the redemption of our body.
That redemption of the body shall be the glorification of the mature sons and daughters of God as they are fully crucified through their obedience to the work of the cross in laying themselves down on the altar of demonstrated love.
NOT JUST SAVED BY THE CROSS, BUT ALSO SLAIN BY THE SPIRIT THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF THE CROSS UNTO FRUITFUL LABOUR WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER.
This shall be their obedience to the commandment given by Christ in John 15 as friends of Christ.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; because apart from Me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out like a branch and dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask whatever you may desire, and it shall be done for you.
8 By this My Father is glorified, that you may bear much fruit; and you will become My disciples.
9 “Just as the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and I abide in His love.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may abide in you, and that your joy may be full.
12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends.
Glorification unto fruitfulness and manifested sonship comes through the cross for a seed must die to be brought into the new creation life and reality produced by the death of the seed.
Can we expect to see the glory of a fruitful harvest unless the seed first dies?
1 Corinthians 15:36 what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.
We don’t follow Christ through the cross to be saved because salvation is a gift, but we do follow Him unto fruitfulness to be made obedient useful vessels as true disciples and servants of God exactly as Jesus illustrates within himself in John 12:23 But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.
24 Most assuredly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it for eternal life.
26 And if anyone serve Me, #let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant shall be also. If anyone serve Me, him My Father will honor.
That same pattern is wrought out into His bride as we followed Jesus not just to the cross unto salvation as babes in Christ, but we pressed on to know the Lord and to make our calling and election into manifest sonship sure by following Him also through the cross in obedience unto the death of self which is a work wrought into us by the Spirit of righteousness as we are brought through the discipline of the Father.
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
7 It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons. For what son is there whom a father does not discipline?
8 But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who disciplined us, and we respected them. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
10 For they indeed disciplined us for a few days, as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may partake of His holiness.
11 Now no discipline seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, later it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those having been trained by it.
Destiny is being birthed and the fullness of the Kingdom is breaking through the darkness.
YOUR PAINFUL TRAVAIL SHALL RESULT IN A GLORY EXPLOSION !
…the veil of the flesh are being torn open to reveal the glory of the New Creation and the Spirit of the Lord shall resurrect the sons of God into the joy and the liberty of the NEW DAY.
No more pain Father said because it’s a NEW DAY.
1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up like calves of the stall.
3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts.