"IT IS YOUR FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE"
"Fear not little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12: 32.
We are joint heirs with Christ, yet we cannot do anything alone. To be given a kingdom bespeaks of who you are. You are of Royal lineage. One who receives a kingdom is a king. Father has invested you with authority in the kingdom of His Son. When we are given the kingdom, it speaks more than to internalize kingdom ethics and principles. Though that is one phase of its meaning.
I am prompted to say, as long as we deny these things, how can we possess them? The children of Israel entered not in because of unbelief and rebellion. The only way to understand our sonship and bona fide judicial oneness with Christ Jesus in His kingdom authority is to believe Him. He declared it: "The glory that you (Father) gave me I have given them." Jhn.17:22.
One thinking the reign and royalty with Christ is symbolic, figurative, an emblematic something - cannot receive it, Christ is in us ruling His kingdom. Thus we are co-heirs of God with Him. The way it works is through prayer and intercession before Father Almighty.
"Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets..." Hab. 2:2.
Beloved you are the tablets - the "Living epistles known and read of men," the "Living stones" of the Father's "Royal priesthood" He purifies for His use. Holy Spirit is writing it plain on the tablets of our redeemed hearts the revelation of His Son and our relationship with Him.
"Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith, prove your own selves. Know you not how that Jesus Christ lives in you, unless you fail the test." 2 Cor. 13:5
"God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has not the Son of God has not life."
When we received the Son of God into our hearts, that was heaven. The kingdom of heaven is not a material place, but the spiritual essence of the Father and Son in whom we live and move and have our being. Heaven is Father sharing His Divine (zoe) Life Himself with His sons and daughters, they in Him, and He in them. Joh. 14:3, 20, 17: 10, 24, 26. The Lord is ever ready to meet our every need when we are ready to receive, and we can draw from His Divine life all that we need any and every moment! Just trust Him for all!
"The love of Christ constrains us." Man has made it so hard to reach, but Jesus fits comfortably into any culture, any race, He reaches out embracing ALL in the Father. His love is unbounded - it is mans religious traditions that puts boundaries of Father's word, on His love, His mercy, His grace.
The Father's purpose and intent before the world was to "Cross" out the Old Adam race and raise up One New Man-Christ. Wherefore He says, "Put off the old man with his deeds," and "Put on the New Man." The Father is only ones Father through the divine birth of His nature in us. Many know Christ by learning, but more blessed are they who know Him through birth and suffering. "If we suffer with him we shall also reign with him."
Beloved, our Father has deemed it worthy to "prepare a body" and companion for His First born Son, called the "Body of Christ." Heb. 10:5, 1 Cor. 12:27. His "body" is prepared for a judicial oneness with the Head. Thus within Himself He shares with you His throne.
Preachers tell you that you must perform works to receive the Kingdom of God. Holy writ tells us that "Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness." This victorious and transcendent spirit realm Father has provided for us and lives in with us is not of our performance. By faith through grace we take dominion over darkness, setting the captives free. "As many as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." Gal. 3:27.
You did not put on Christ by works of law. Such outrageous presumption is an illegal squatter that must be forcibly evicted in order for faith in Christ to rule. For when the saints give such ungodly ideas life within their lives, when such does not inherently belong within the boundaries of one who is "in Christ Jesus," pluck up that "tare" and cast it into the 'fire to be burned." Extinguish the life of the doctrines, tares, presumptuous teachings of law. They are illegal squatters in minds of saints.
"It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." It is all a gift, not earned by the sweat of our brow! "You are not a servant but a son." We become aware of the total gospel and understand the wealth of our inheritance when we are birthed into and of the Life of Christ. In Him we inherit all that He is-our true being is spirit. When we know intimate union with the Son of God, we trust the Holy Spirit to animate our behavior. Our focus is not on religious rules, our focus is now on "Christ who is our life." Col. 3:4. We walk in the Spirit and tread on any intruding thoughts of lusting after the flesh.
Father's Mystery of His Amazing Grace is Christ in you! This mystery has been unveiled and made plain, thus it pleases Father who called us by His grace to reveal His Son in us. Gal. 1:15, 16. You in the 'high calling of God" today are aware of being energized with divine Spirit life now, through Christ indwelling you. Christ is not just in our life, He is our Life. When you fully realize the mysterious union you share with Jesus and Father, your salvation is come to full fruit bearing. Jhn. 14:20.
"Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
If any man destroy the temple of God, him will God destroy. For the temple of God is HOLY, which temple you are." 1 Cor. 3:16, 17.
God declares the believers "HOLY." His temple is holy. Paul says, "We are the righteousness of God in Christ." 2 Cor. 5:21, Phil. 3: 9. A believer living in Grace can't be given a prescription of rules telling him that he must live by them. For grace is a higher Source than mans rules. We have a living Person-Christ living and quickening our life to the glory of our Father's Good Pleasure. Should we try to keep prescriptions, rules and law, we will always fail. Father gets no pleasure in all that, nor do we!
Love for the Lord focuses our heart on obedience to His commandments. He said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." To all living in Father's grace, they eagerly keep His commandments. Love for Him is our focus, not law! It is not painful for us who live by grace to obey Father's commandment's. Jhn. 14: 15. Keeping His commandments "are not grievous" whom His grace is upon. 1 Jhn. 5: 3.
The church at large is currently undergoing a transition, which end result will be the manifestation of the one hundred and forty four thousand standing with the Lamb on mount Sion. These having the Father's name and the Lamb's name in their forehead. This manifestation is foreordained of Father to reveal the true body of Christ, and uncover the antichrist church system built on mans knowledge of good and evil. Antichrist means anti-anointing, and does not imply, anti-Jesus. It is flesh minded man's religious system denying the Holy Spirit baptism, and Holy Spirit gifts and their function in any Christ believing worship service from the apostles down the ages. This type of thinking and teaching sets mans fleshly intellect above Spirit, and it is not at all Father's Good Pleasure. Who would deny that there is a war between flesh and spirit? Gal. 5:17.
Beloved, it is by the Spirit of Christ alone that anyone can be placed in Father's divine order of the "high calling" today. The gentle expression of Christ's "Life" in me assures me of victory. "For the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." Rom. 8:2. In verse 4 Paul tells us: "That the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Therefore the "law of sin and death" can only find expression in the flesh, apart from Christ. Without Him we can do nothing!
"Doing" is the legalist's focus on God's will! A legalist goes to the Bible looking for a verse to find the will of God. But, "They that are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." All led by Father's Spirit and are conscious of being His will-and are experiencing His will, know the joy of experiencing Father Himself! One who knows Christ is in Him, and he in Christ is not conscious of lack. Whereas the opposite of that is: a sense of separation, of non-fulfillment, a sense of hunger, and a deep sense of lack!
"We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, not of us." 2 Cor. 4: 7.
Paul is talking of living in and from the life of Christ. Being born of Christ's Spirit determined our identity before the world. Christ's Life (zoe) not our performance is our life! I have witnessed preachers who gets great delight in making the saints believe they are sinners and get them to the altar in every meeting and repent of their sins. Holy writ says that Jesus, "Through death presents you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in his sight." Col. 1:22. And: "He has chosen us in him from before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love." Eph. 1: 4.
What a wonderful Father we have - we are "holy" and "blameless" and "without "reproach "in His sight." He doesn't impute sin to us, because of Jesus. Rom. 4: 6-9, 2 Cor. 5:19.
The good news is, "Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." He Himself does it all, fulfills it all in us, and law and grace is a sinister mix. The law of performance sounds wise, but is death. Grace sounds like failure but is life. "My grace is sufficient for you."
The law of Moses does not fit into the New Testament! "The law entered that the offence might abound, but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin has reigned unto death, even so may grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 5: 20, 21. So beloved, the law and its works of do's and dont's is lifeless. He calls the law "written in letters, engraved in stone,the ministry of death." The whole Mosiac law could not give life. THE LAW KILLS!
> We have let our spiritual tap roots down into Father's unfathomable, unexhaustable resurrection Life and grace! The whole world needs what we have discovered and received of Father's good pleasure that Jesus declares that He gives us.
Beloved of the Father, His lavish grace, love and "good pleasure" in giving us the kingdom within, we now can do as Jesus admonished, "Love your enemies." Our enemies? The neo Tensel -town movies polluting America's culture? Your neighborhood's ruling drug dealer? Our inner city abortionist? These few things have dominated believers lives, and driven out love, causing Christ's gospel of grace and love to become misunderstood.
All religions of the world depend on their merits to get them to heaven. They know little or nothing of God's "all sufficient grace." Man cannot earn God's approval, it only comes through Jesus death on the cross. The grace of God is not His reward for our merits. I know that His grace, love and mercy extends beyond mans finite understanding and judgment. "The mercy of the Lord endures forever." How can ministers and believers in general come to the concept our loving Father is a God of hard bargains? It sure looked that way in the Old Testament. But not so under the New. The Old is abolished, and "done away." Our Father does not drive hard bargains. He did say, "Ask, seek and knock, and it shall be given to you..." Matt. 7:7, 8.
Through Father's illuminated apostle of grace, Paul was revealed that God has lavishly poured out His grace on us, justifying believers of all our nakedness and heinous sins. There is no sin that God will not forgive. Acts 13: 38, 39,
"Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him ALL THAT BELIEVE ARE JUSTIFIED FROM ALL THINGS by which you could not be justified by the law of Moses."
This if read by the intellect, and its reasoning, sounds absurd after what Moses, Jesus, and John said, .there were sins that would not be forgiven. "Whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven in this age, neither the age to come." Matt. 12: 31, 32. Jesus was then under the age of Law. The age to come was the early church. He said, "If you for give not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matt. 6:15.
John taught: "If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it." 1 Jhn. 5:16.
Jesus told the 12 that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit was unforgivable, and being un-forgivable of others was unforgivable. He said that adultery would not be forgiven, and those who did were in danger of Gehenna fire. He said that lusting after a woman in ones heart was the same as adultery. Matt. 5:32. And whoever called anyone a fool was in danger of Gehenna fire.
Jesus also declared: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
For truly, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or the least stroke of a pen, will disappear from the law until all be fulfilled.Anyone who breaks the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever do and teach them, the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5: 19-21.
Under the law of Moses there were a great many sins that could not be for given. See Leviticus 18: 1-29. Read vs 29, "For who ever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be destroyed from among the people."
So Jesus laid down sins that could not be forgiven, and then added those of Moses law in addition. And the apostles of Jesus preached what Jesus had told them. Acts 21:20, 1 Jhn. 2: 3, 4. The apostles teaching of salvation and forgiveness of sins in the Jerusalem church had limitations even as the Law did. And to the knowledge of the apostles, there were sins that God would not forgive. And after they believed, if they committed any of those sins they would be cut off, and their name blotted out. 2 Pet. 2:20-22, 1 Jhn. 5:16, Rev. 3: 5.
Saul of Tarsus a great enemy of the church was apprehended on the road to Damascus by the ascended glorified Jesus. Saul was dedicated on killing those heretics that preached about Jesus. The Lord transformed Saul, making him the greatest witness for Jesus that has ever been known. He was given the apostleship of the Gentiles. And was a man "born out of due season." He was "blinded by the great light of Jesus appearing to him. Jesus said, "Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?" After Jesus told Saul who He was, he told him to go to Damascus to a "street called Straight." He also sent a certain disciple named Ananias, who laid hands on Saul, and there he received his sight, as scales fell from his eyes.
Later Paul went into the Arabian desert and received the Spirit born revelation of the Son of God living in him. Then Saul went home to Tarsus, and later Barnabus was sent to Tarsus by the Spirit, and brought Saul to Antioch. Acts 11:26. Later the Holy Spirit sent Saul and Barnamus across the Roman Empire. And Saul's name was changed to Paul (Little). When they arrived at Antioch Pisidia, they went into the synagogue, and was asked if they had anything to say. "Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said..., Be it known to you therefore men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses." Acts 13: 38, 39.
The law forgave men of some sins, it pardoned men of some sins. But the law did not JUSTIFY THEM. Jesus justifies men of all sins, and to justify means NOT GUILTY. "The Law was weak through the flesh" in that it could not justify all sins. Rom. 8:3.
When God committed the Gospel of Grace to Paul, you can see that he out distanced all those who had followed Jesus in His ministry for three and a half years. Paul was given the revelation of not only the salvation of all mankind, but the forgiveness of ALL SINS-even those that had once been unforgivable in past ages. Now all sinners can and will be justified, and sins forgiven because of Jesus at Calvary. The law of Moses could not do that! The Father engraces us in the ONE always Beloved. Eph. 1:6.
"You being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you of ALL trespasses."
On the day of Pentecost the law (torah) expired with the preaching of Jesus Messiah as God's way of salvation. Yet certain concepts of the law was held by Jesus disciples. Now people are beginning to embrace the Reconciliation of all mankind who could not hear it before,. I am receiving testimonies all the time from the readers of these epistles, and from our web site for the truth they receive.
Theologians of Christendom have persuaded their followers that after this life, no one can be saved. But scripture tells us that after this life, in Father's good pleasure, all are saved. 1 Cor. 15: 22-28, 1 Tim. 2:6. It is the Proclamation of Emancipation to those desiring the more liberating way of Father's Good News of Grace. "It is the Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom...prepared from the foundation of the world."
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