Perfected Through Christ's One Offering Once For All - Part 1
Perfected Through Christ's One Offering Once For All - Part 2
PERFECTED THROUGH CHRIST'S ONE OFFERING
ONCE FOR ALL ~ Part 1
It is not through much learning that the truths of the Father are made aware to us. But you experience them as they are reproducing the word and spirit in you. When Christ is formed in you (Gal.4:19), He births not just a clearer consciousness of the word, but He Himself the living word and spirit is reproduced within. Those in whom Christ Jesus resides, has the word accomplished in them, thus fulfilling the word.
The law that once condemned us now brings a glad remembrance of who we are by the New Birth in Christ. The law of sin and death that rules in the life of the unsaved, does not reign in our lives. Rom. 8:2.
Now the spirit of life in Christ Jesus makes me free from the law of sin and death. It no longer reigns in the redeemed, Holy Spirit immersed lives.
The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus is Commander in Chief in our inner
But the law of sin and death, only holds sway over the temporal outer man.
Do the words spoken above by the apostle mean what they say? Has made me free from the law of sin and death.
You can rest now in the inner man who is formed perfectly, operating only in the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, on the inner level of your being.
One finds himself far short of perfection that does not see God in everything. For He is in most sorrows as well as man's gladness and joys, whether increasing or decreasing. Happy are they who submit in love to Him in that realization.
Our Father has never intended for us to get caught up in a performance oriented yardstick of evaluating ourselves and others as we see everywhere today.
Hebrews 4:9 says: There is a rest for the people of God. All who find Father's rest spontaneously eat of the Tree of Life within, trusting in that inner new found life Christ in you the hope of glory.Col. 1:27. Thus ceasing the studious avoidance of things wrong for us and others; thus TRYING to do what is right, is eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Scripture of truth speaks of seeing with a single eye, and if we categorize everything as good or evil, we still have dual vision, or mind that is dual.
Jesus advised us, Judge not according to (outer) appearances, but judge righteous judgment. John 7:24.
THE FATHER SAID, "LET THE WEAK SAY I AM STRONG,"
BUT IN MY HEART I FELT IT WAS WRONG,
THEN I SAW CHRIST JESUS EMERGING FROM THIS MORTAL SOD,
AND I MARVELED AT THE GRACE OF MY GOD!
OH, I MARVEL AT THE GRACE OF MY GOD;
YES, I MARVEL AT THE GRACE OF MY GOD;
WHEN I SEE CHRIST JESUS EMERGING FROM THIS MORTAL SOD,
I MARVEL AT THE GRACE OF MY GOD!
Repeat key of C.
The law was our school master, designed of our Father to point the way to Christ the Redeemer. All must turn from the codified law of right and wrong to Christ Who embodies the law of the spirit of life in Himself.
Most of Christendom has been locked into a religious atmosphere where God is: Score Keeper, a cold critical judge, meting out rewards or punishment according to our performance. But in reality, the Good News is, our Father dispenses the fullness of His Grace (favor) upon us. The overriding evidence gleaned from scripture is: our Father does not judge you based on your performance.
Father has never intended for us to live by the letter of the Law. No man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for the just shall live by faith. Gal. 3:11. Those who mature in Christ, live by the Spirit the heart the prompting of faith not the cold rigid formulas. It is only through consciousness of our love union with Him.
As we become immovable in the truth of our union, we are gladly comfortable as expressions of Father. Our normal day to day living is He now living in us.
Throwing off the yoke of legalities of our former beliefs was hard. But finding our way through the maze gives us liberty within, of brethren who would hold us back and we ever have liberty in Jesus Christ to love them.
The law of sin and death has no substantial power over us. We that are born from above are set free of its chains. Thank God for His unconditional Grace and Love that gives us His approval of freedom.
It is unfortunate that the world is presented with a supposed failed system of Christian faith. Jesus came to give us eternal life; many are saying we don't have it yet. Christ was to establish His kingdom many say it hasn't happened. Rom. 14:17. Christ was to return, they are saying it hasn't happened. He was to return and bring salvation. Many are saying it hasn't happened yet.
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb. 9: 28.
Jesus also said, My kingdom is not of this world. The
is in you. Christ was to be King in His kingdom. Many in Christendom are saying it hasn't happened. Matt. 24:30, 25:31, 32, Dan.7:9, 10, 13, 14, 22, and 27.
Beloved, I am receiving from our Father a complete contrast to what the majority of nominal church leaders teach their congregants. Christ has returned and brought His completed salvation. He has already established His kingdom. We are it. Christ and the Father are present with us now...within. And He is King in His kingdom. We have eternal life now! He resides in His people now. And you must see Him in the Spirit. Men won't see Christ until they see Him in the Spirit.
Now unto the King, eternal, immortal, INVISABLE, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever. Amen! 1 Tim. 1:17.
The mind is the womb of the Spirit as word carry spirits and a picture paints a 1000 words, be careful what you see with your eyes and hear with your ears, because what you retain in your mind will conceive and impart its life as the husband of your soul. Father is taking residence by faith in the hearts of people whose lives become living epistles of present truth.
Those passages in the New Testament speaking of in Christ, are the same as in union with Christ. Read here where Paul speaks this august record of our union with God in Christ: But as of God speak we in Christ. 2 Cor. 2:17. In reality it means, But as of God, in the sight (presence) of God we speak in union with Christ.
Now let us read of our spiritual resurrection, and sitting in union with Christ in heaven now. Eph. 2: 4-6, God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has quickened (made us to live) together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Father placed us in union with Jesus Christ in His death on the cross, in His burial and resurrection, then in His ascension and enthronement in the Father over all. Yours is a life of at-one-ment in Christ, and all may live in consciousness of their living resurrection, sitting in Father's throne in authority. This is not boasting, it is actual, it is verified by the written word, Whereof the Holy Spirit is also a witness to us. Heb. 10:15.
To him that overcomes, I will grant to sit with me in my throne, as I have overcome, and sit with my Father in his throne... Beloved, there is only One in Father's astronomical throne. Rev. 5:1, 20:11. Can you conceive of Christ many-ing Himself in His many members? John said, I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given them... Rev. 20:4.
To see this in Spirit, we see vessels that have weaknesses and Father uses them according to His will and way. And people in unbelief wonder how can God use such? But we need to get an eye of faith fixed on Father in these vessels of clay. Man seeks to find sin (weakness) in others. But we are not to see our brothers and sisters in flesh, but in the Spirit, discerning the Lord's body spiritually. That is where the Father sees them.
Until we can love others unconditionally, we cannot see anyone perfect in Christ. We cannot look at anyone without judging them. And our sole interest will be to see their performance improve rather than loving and accepting them as they are even as God does.
Henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet from now on we know him not after the flesh no more. 2 Cor. 5:16. If any man be in (union with) Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; Behold, all things are become new. 2 Cor. 5:17.
To be continued.
Beloved, I have been in some circumstances that have kept me from writing for a while, and I am glad to be back. Thanks for writing me, and for the addresses sent. Our Father is in His house, and there can be no breaking and entering while He is home.
"PERFECTED THROUGH CHRIST'S ONE OFFERING ONCE FOR ALL"
"If any man be in (that is in union with) Christ, he is a new creation: old things has passed away; Behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor. 5:17.
Do we believe that? "We walk by faith, not by sight."
"This is the day of His appearing, the forth shining of the Son. The day of resurrection, a new life has begun." A day of walking in union with Christ the living One.
"When the Pharisees demanded of him when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them saying, The kingdom of God comes
not with observation: neither shall they say, Look here! or look there: for, the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20.
This heaven of spirit, often spoken of by Jesus and gospel writers, so real to them, has been our discovery within our consciousness in spirit reality. And whatever Babylon's "caterpillar, cankerworm, grass hopper and palmerworm" has eaten, leaving a life of burns, scars and little life - consciousness of the King of heaven emerging from within sparks the anointing, moving into Spirit manifestation and expression to fulfill by way of God's perfection, not by way of man.
The perfect One has come - is now here! He has brought us into His reality of having eyes and ears. We see and hear by Spirit, where man's limited sight and hearing falls short of heavens experience and reality.
All here is seen and heard by the eyes and ears of Spirit, not of human eyes or ears.
Being "heirs of God and joint heirs (in union) with Christ," all that Jesus Christ is, we are becoming. All His heir-ship of the Father is ours. You sit with Him in His throne and He manifests all His attributes in and through you. In this spirit union with Father and son, we have a super abounding heritage, for His is our Promised land wherein is no lack. When you have Love, what can be lacking? Our God is unconditional love that never fails! 1 Cor. 13:8. Father's perfection is in you and me. But as I said, "without unconditional love, one can't see us perfect in Christ." Love is the answer my brother and sister. Father spoke these words to me: "When the world sees your love for one another, they will believe." I thought He was quoting scripture, but I couldn't find it anywhere. It is close to what Jesus said in John 17.
The perfect One now occupies His temple (naos), and expresses his nature and character in and by you. Our perfection flows from love union with Father through His Son. We are conscious of walking in His will through this liberating love as Jesus brethren.
In this new found consciousness of Father's nearness we respond gladly to His love. There is nothing we can do to make ourselves more pleasing to our Father. it is through the crucifixion, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus that we enjoy and abide in Father's nearness.
Father's pure agape union with us has caught us up to a higher dimension of expression in the Spirit.
"By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all...For by one offering he has perfected for ever them who are sanctified." Heb. 10: 124, 15.
Perfection (completion) is Father's attainment in us, not our work or performance. We are sanctified of the Lord Jesus through his "One Offering," and, "The holy Spirit is a witness to us.," of our sanctification and perfection." it is also our son to Father union relationship to Him. John 14:20. Our Father tells us we are "perfected forever." Perhaps not already matured in His fullness. For a child when first born with every member and faculty intact is perfect at that age.
Through Christ's One majestic "offering" He has "perfected them which are sanctified." "We are sanctified once for all" through the one offering of the body of Christ."
I feel inadequate to this that the Father has required of me to write, knowing my weaknesses, failures and clumsiness, plus "thorn in the flesh." I see Pentecostal preachers were Paul's thorn. They followed him all over the Roman Empire giving him humongous pains.
Through this inChristed life we live, it is imparted to others by association, we apply what we receive from Him to those around us.
With this personal intimate consciousness in Christ Jesus, our life is delivered from legalism of the religious system of the hour. The love of Christ constrains us, his love lifts us out beyond the plane of legalistic rules. Further, His love brings joy, and encourages, inspires and motivates us to personal intimate fellowship in His body.
How can one know what pleases the Father outside this love union relationship of communion with Him. Not one of humanity's offspring can of itself be perfect.
it is through Christ's "one offering once for all" that we enjoy his Paternal approval, love and face to face communion. There are inexperienced facets of our Father's love awaiting the world and church at large.
Heaven once a far off place, but now a present reality, and currently available to all through Jesus and His "One offering" at Calvary.
When Jesus said, "It is finished," he triumphed over all death, Hades and the devil's works. In His entire unutterable and speechless splendor Christ arose out of the tomb triumphant "Lord of all." He said,
"If I go away (to the Father) I will come again and receive you unto myself (in glorious union), that where I am (in my Father) there you may be also." John 14:3.
Beloved, aren't you glad that the Lord, the King triumphed over every foe, and has personally come to you, making His residing place in you? I am too. john 14; 2, 20, 23. Because of Christ Jesus death, resurrection and ascension, he is now appearing and residing in you.
A change is taking place in the spiritual realm. And we are in great expectation of a metamorphous, world wide as kingdom provisions come into visibility. A beacon light like there never has been seen is beginning to sweep across Christendom and the world at large. The spirit word like mountainous tidal waves has set in to wash away all opposition. I just read that statistics show that the Christian faith is the fastest growing faith today. I got this book, MEGA SHIFT, the author's name is, James Rutz. I got it at Barnes and Noble book store, for 21 dollars and a few pennies. it will keep your eyes glued to its pages, and you will feel reluctant to put it down. It is almost unbelievable what God is doing among people who can't read or write, but are Spirit filled, and are led of the Spirit, changing whole nations for Christ, with miracles and the preaching of the Gospel leading the way. And it is all verified with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of
where it is happening.
House churches are popping up everywhere in these countries, and America too, but fewer so far.
People are getting hungry for the Truth. And Truth shall Prevail and save all the earth. Believers are tired of religious tyranny dictating their steps, that placed iron bars of spiritual darkness over their minds. They are ready to revolt against religious dictators in true faithfulness to Christ and His kingdom. The major segment of Christianity has kept her children enslaved in external religion. Existing in forms and rituals, of a far off God, an external Christ, an external heaven and hell too. Everything is futuristic, man of sin, serpent, Armageddon, Jerusalem, Zion, Day Of The lord, and an external word of God. All this is taught to them as external. In that, like the external Law, there is no Life.
"Be therefore perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect." Matt.5:48.
That came to me like this: It is a creative word of the Lord as was the Word in Genesis 1:3, 4, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good..."
Well, God has seen that when Jesus spoke the word, "Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect," He sees it as "GOOD." If He sees it good, why can't men? Jesus said to the disciples, "O you of little faith, how long must I be with you."
"We are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." Eph. 2:10.
The Literal Concordant version brings it out like this: "His achievement are we being created in Christ Jesus." WOW! That is overwhelming. "We are God's achievement." We can not achieve anything by our acts, or by works of behavior. We are Father's completed product in Christ. It is in our perception, in our consciousness. The only difference in us now, and when we first came to know the Father is in our perception.
We have heard about maturity, and stages of growth. But the growth is in our perception of where we are, who we are, and who our Father is. Our perfection is not accomplished on our part. "We are God's achievement created (formed) in Christ Jesus." Grace, Father's favor does not mean that we are to achieve. All we can achieve in His sight is bow our heart in humbleness, and love to Him. When we see with the eye of the Spirit, we see Christ in all that He does.
Inner division causes much of our inability to see perfection in Christ. Until we see that He and we are One, we will continue to clash within ourselves, neutralized in our consciousness by conflict. Once mans perception is aligned with our Father's, he will see the big overall picture that God excludes none! What a joyous laboring this is now. We are not trying to gain eternal life by keeping laws of works and performance. Abba's total love for mankind was manifested at the cross, in Jesus One Offering Once For All.
One must have a personal relationship with the Father to know what pleases Him. This love union relationship lifts us out of the vice of legalistic bondage of performance to the plane where the Spirit bears witness of sonship to the Father. Rom. 8:16. Legalism is a vice??? Yes,
legalism is not Grace! men become chained to their denominational rites to the core. And they don't know how to function with Christ without their church tenets. These tenets tie them emotionally to their projection of God. it is when we are conscious of our union with Father in the truth of our personal relationship which gives us liberty of expression, and we don't fear what is contrary to the faith.
Though we know that we must not destroy to preserve ourselves, and the faith. legalism's performance mode leaves no availability to Father's grace. it robs the Father's storehouse within believers of his divine provisions of Grace given in scripture. These vises have turned many aside from the real peace, joy and personal knowledge of union with Him that is theirs now! Union with the Father is for the here and now! 1 Cor. 6:17. By faith we reject the old sense of being, for acceptance of oneness in Father. Death and burial to our identification into the New Creation In Christ.
Clinging to yesterdays outworn garments does not enable men to confront the principalities and powers of today. The concepts that most are holding to must be turned loose of and superseded by the fullness of the inheritance in the Spirit.
"To know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God." Eph. 3:19.
Knowing the love of Christ which passes knowledge, ushers in the fullness of God. The secret of Father's fullness is right there: To Know The Love Of Christ Which Passes Knowledge--That You Might Be Filled With All The Fullness Of God." Emphasis mine. That text decodes the mystery of believers being immersed into "All The Fullness Of God."
Resting in the unutterable illumination of the Father's fullness, we behold eternity in His fullness, and are conscious of the vast expanses of His unconditional Love. Beloved, as I meditate here seeking to fathom Abba Father's unconditional love and reconciliation , I see Him smile, and all the earth sings with unbridled joy and ecstasy. Singing the luminous song of the Lamb with love and contentment.
Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." He then immersed us into Himself, saying, "You are the light of the world." We are sons of the day, and as light are swallowing up the darkness, the night. Day is "light." The "Day of the Lord" is light. When the Spirit quickens, He illuminates within, bringing light-which is Truth. Truth gives understanding.
The raging "Battle of Armageddon" is being fought in the battle-
ground of the minds of earth's inhabitants, the light versus darkness,
or, truth versus falsehood. Rev. 16. The Invincible "Two Witnesses" (spirit and Word) of Rev. 11, are advancing boldly, fearlessly
giving no place to the traditional teachings that have been prison walls,
holding people in spiritual dungeons of darkness.
Oh, what miracles we have witnessed just recently of prison doors swinging wide open, letting the prisoners go free, weeping and rejoicing for joy and gladness in their new found salvation in Christ the
Lord. It was the spirit and word of life that set them free. And we weep with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice.
Through Christ's Spirit we are empowered to approach Father in His majesty. empowered to sit in His throne. Nothing here is seen but by Spirit. In this dimension it is "Not I but Christ, " all is spirit. All who love His nearness is reaching for the fullness of His allness. All the saints who follow man cannot know the mind of the Lord's mind. Oh, His presence in me is pulsating, before me appears Father's unlimited love, mercy and grace. He has quickened me to know that the same fire (pur in the Greek) that destroys the sinner, is the same fire (pur) that purges the saints. "Our God is a consuming fire" (pur). The same
fire (pur) that destroyed the old me, by the same stroke of the divine fire purged me. Now we have the "divine nature" of the Father, and Son.
In His unlimited, unconditional Love and Grace.