We are all pressing on into the fullness of the Christ within us at different measures and still united in His most excellent Spirit drawing us all into His Glory to fulfill His plan in all of us by His doings not ours or not by our feelings. Not by power or by might but by his Spirit. One petal at a time unfolding as the light shines into it's presence to burn off all impurities.
We must die to ourselves in order for His Spirit to be able to bring forth His growth in us. How can we stand before Him in our presence if we cannot even stand in our own presence.
God is bring forth a mighty people filled with His glory and power to conquer and be the over-comers of all flesh. That is the goal and we are passing the baton as we move closer and closer. neck stretched out on tippy toe. A people interwoven with His vines willing to die for each other through the power of His LOVE that is the strength that binds the branches together. Love is all in all the power and strength we all need to become ONE in Him.
Glory to the most high God that loves us so much He died for us! Praise Him as He does His work in us feeding us through His humble servants. taking the bread that is given to nourish and strengthen us according to our ability to hear and see what the Spirit is telling us. As each of us gives to the body different nutrients we cannot let our egos rule but allow our humbleness to accept what is before us and praise the Lord for what we have. Thank you Father for the table you have set before us. Let us be humble and praise you in every word that comes before us in Your holy name. In the knowing that what ever God brings together let no man or principalities try to pull apart.
"There is glory which surpasses glory. There is power which surpasses power. Therefore, the perfect things have opened to us, together with the hidden things of truth.This is the way it is: it is revealed to him alone, not hidden in the darkness and the night, but hidden in a perfect day and a holy light."
If we know the truth, we shall find the fruits of the truth within us. If we are joined to it, it will bring our fulfillment.
Most things in the world, as long as their inner parts are hidden, stand upright and live. If they are revealed, they die.For so long as the root of wickedness is hidden, it is strong. But when it is recognized, it is dissolved. When it is revealed, it perishes. That is why the Word says, "Already the axe is laid at the root of the trees" (Mt 3:10). It will not merely cut - what is cut sprouts again - but the ax penetrates deeply, until it brings up the root. Jesus pulled out the root of the whole place, while others did it only partially. As for ourselves, let each one of us dig down after the root of evil which is within one, and let one pluck it out of one's heart from the root. It will be plucked out if we recognize it. But if we are ignorant of it, it takes root in us and produces its fruit in our heart. It masters us. We are its slaves. It takes us captive, to make us do what we do not want; and what we do want, we do not do. It is powerful because we have not recognized it. While it exists it is active. Spiritual warfare, strong hold and lofty imaginations.
The Samaritan gave nothing but wine and oil to the wounded man. It is nothing other than the ointment. It healed the wounds, for "love covers a multitude of sins" (1 P 4:8).
We must recognize that which we don't like in someone else is usually what must die in ourselves in order for that perfect love to shine out from our very being.
I was thinking about what Jesus said to His apostles right before He had to leave them.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
That is all we must do and allow Him to finish the work He has prepared for us to be done in us. As we allow the Spirit to move in and through us and we focus on Him not us, then and only then will we see the precious promised begin to come forth. As we take our "minds" off of "SELF" and enter into His rest. Peace be still and know that I Am God ;)
Much love to all our precious brothers and sisters!
I pray that this message is received in the pureness that in which it is sent in all love and humility, in perfect respect for His body of Christ.
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. - xox