UNTO FULL AGE
The nominal church's concept of God is that He is in a far away heaven. But experience, the bible and spirit of revelation show us that He is in us. And to be in heaven is to be 'in Christ," who is Spirit. we don't identify with the visible, but the invisible. Paul was not conscious of the visible, we need not be conscious so much of the visible. Father God is invisible, and the true you is the image of the invisible God. Our Head, "the firstborn of every creature," is "the image of the invisible God." Col. 1:15.
We are conscious of a grand awakening among Father's people. Yet, there is a new awakening coming, and a painful one, as Father calls on His people to drop off practices of no spiritual value. Many traditions have been carried out with us, even into our ministries. The manchild coming to "full age," won't carry any weights of yesteryear.
The mind of the Lord cannot be delivered on mans conditions, and traditions. We cannot rest in the glories of bygone years, and fanfares of past conservatism. We can't come out of there clinging to her concepts.
This surpasses all that we have ever been with and sat under, or taught. It is greater than the great theologians have heard or dreamed. This is a work of the Spirit. We are "girded." "When you were young, you girded yourself, and walked where you would. But when you are old (of full age) another ( Holy Spirit ) shall gird you, and carry you where you would not." John 21:18.
When we were young in the Lord, we girded ourselves, and walked where we would ( our will ), but the ""the Spirit of truth shall lead you into all truth,"
and carries us where we would not go.
"Strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
All who are of full age discerns both good and evil, that is the subtle-ness
between good and evil. Some are saying there is no such thing as evil. "Such
is just imagination." Yet, scripture of truth says "In Adam all are dying" "eating'
the bitter fruit of knowledge of good and evil. "In Christ shall all be made alive," and having their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. There is a difference in "knowing good and evil," and to "discern both (between) both good and evil, by reason of use, exercise their senses.
All mankind born of Adam has had the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," "the carnal mind" inbuilt within the midst of their garden. "To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." The Father
optioned to birth into us the "mind of Christ," His Son which is life and peace.
"Adam knew his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain." Gen.4:1.
There is a difference in "knowing good and evil," and "discerning good and evil." To know is to partake of, one enters into personally, that which he knows. When we say, "I know my Father personally," that means that you have an intimate personal spiritual relationship with Him. To be of "full age"
and discern both good and evil is to "catch sight of," "to recognize and under
stand," and to "differentiate" between good and evil. We are not looking under rocks and crevices for such, but Christ Jesus has by birth given us an
inbuilt spiritual electrical power plant of discernment of both good and evil.
"We have the mind of Christ." 1 Cor.2:16. That is one of our highest priorities
of this day.
Those teaching the letter of the word today are laboring under delusions, and are walking down rabbit trails to unexpected ends. But beloved, what a
great new day of splendor and awe to all whose hearts are open to the revelation of Jesus Christ, and His body today. In Him mortality is swallowed
up of life within. Where He is there we are also. John 14:3. And we are clothed in the robe of our King, who is life and immortality. The Living Word is
walking in these "earthen vessels" in this hour. Thank Him that He is walking in your shoes. Thank Him that He is wearing your crown on His head, and is wearing your ring on His finger. "Upon his head were many crowns." Rev.19.
The revelation of Jesus Christ is not in the history, it is in the mystery. The revelation of Him in you. The revelation of Jesus Christ is given to His "bond
servants the things it is necessary to have done speedily." Rev.1:1. It is stated to be a prophecy. Rev. 1:3. But it is fulfilled in you and I.
Many are looking for visible glory, but such is short termed, and no glory. There is no greater glory than the glorified Christ, who is in you. And "whom he justified, them he also glorified." Rom.8:30.
We see the spiritual disability that has gripped the Christian world, and to the unspiritual, that puts it on a normal plane with all religions, none differing.
But the giant strength of Father's anointing is being poured upon us afresh,
from Father's Paternal heart. Bringing His sons to "full age" is His ages long
Our Father loves His creation, and time for its deliverance has come. "As
He has declared to His servants the prophets." We are hearing the "voice of the archangel," and His voice proclaims that He has come and resides in us, and we know Him. He has raised the dead, and that is us! And He is yet raising the dead to life and immortality. 1 Thess.4:16, 17. "The sea, death
and hell" are still "delivering up their dead." Rev. 20:13.
The "last Adam" was Father's ultimate intention, and restoration of all things in Him. Christ is God's perfect design. That is from my Father's side. Jesus Christ is Head of the New Creation Man." The New Creation Man is many and yet One.
Beloved, we go from "child training," to "son forming." Or conforming to maturity in Christ. Tradition holds the believer in Jesus Christ in infant-hood, though he may be a church member for 60 years. Some people advocate the complete discarding of all tradition, while others hold tenaciously to every bit of it. Now tradition is not altogether bad. it is merely the accumulation of past knowledge and experience. Thus, it becomes a great mixture. Its disadvantage is that it hinders progress spiritually. Because it harkens back to the old, to the past--and the older the better. This results in peoples faith becoming fixed and inflexible. There being nothing new in it, any kind of progress is automatically retarded, if not ruled out altogether. So tradition can be very strengthening, but it can be a bondage too.
Now having said that, I will say this: A person who likes the old wine is prejudiced against anything new. Like tradition, he will not even consider the possibility of fresh ideas from God. Tradition simply ignores anything new from the Holy Spirit, and insists on the old.
God is Spirit, and every spiritual principle is ever and always present. Even time or place has no relation with our access to the Father.
"you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father. But the hour comes and now is (eternally present) when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
God is Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." John 4:21-24.
Every principle of the eternal Spirit is not rooted in time (history) and is for ever available. And by this I question mans theological time plans, and time slots.
When one comes to realize that the Father is inside, rather than over there,
and one has a Father son relationship, He assures you that you don't have to wait for the millennium to reign with Christ in victory. We worship our Father in spirit and in truth, not in relation to history or geography.
Beloved, we receive our inheritance on the same principle, "Of his fulness
have we all received, and grace for grace" (abounding grace). We don't just have a spark of life, we now, we now "have received of His fulness, and grace for grace."
There is no money in this, there is no prestige in this. But we are manifesting His kingdom of love, and are reigning over all fear and turmoil. We have "righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit," kingdom. This is a
spiritual walk and we walk on holy ground, and the King resides inside.
We are not seekers of fame, yet we are identified in Christ. He told me, "I
am in the earth walking in shoe leather." Beloved, that means that Jesus Christ is walking in "another form" today, as in Mark 16:12, Luke 24:15,16,
Those texts reveal to us that two disciples was walking to Emmaus, a village, after Jesus resurrection, and that Jesus drew near to them, and went with them. "But their eyes were holden that they should not know him." They asked Jesus to, "Abide with us, for it is evening time. so He went in with them.
"As he sat at the meal with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave it to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him."
Beloved, that is the same today, when the bread of life is broken to us, our
eyes are opened, and we know Him. It is in "breaking of Bread" which bread
we are that know Him, for who He is in one another. He appears in your
form to others.
Jesus spoke of the little sparrow that falls to the ground, "not without being seen of the Father. And T.A. Barron said, "Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal matters somehow, I have a place in the pattern, and so do you." You are worth much more than the sparrow, and the snow crystal to Father. Your value is not equated on what you do, for the Father loves you, and who and what you are in His estimation. He reckoned your worth by His Son's death on the cross. "You are accepted in the beloved."
Eph.1:5. You already have the Father's approval because of the Beloved. There is absolutely nothing that can make you more pleasing to Him. As you sit observing everything from His perspective, you see the more sure syndrome of God personality everywhere. One last thought: "The mystery of
all mysteries is that God dwells in mankind.
Love and hugs,