The remnant of God, called to establish the kingdom of God in the earth, are now feeling the affects of being moved into that new spiritual level, another order or realm of God, as they are being anointed for this new place that God has chosen. This anointing is equipping them to become that which God purposed in them before the world was. Jesus, Himself, prayed that these called ones might receive the glory needed so that they might also glorify the Son, which in turn, glorifies the Father. This type of glory is the results of the oneness that takes place as we join ourselves with the Son who became our redemption, our atonement. Jesus prayed for this oneness, which brings forth a sharing of the same purpose, the same plan, with delegated authority and power. This people, just as Jesus Christ, realize that they come not to do their own will but the Father’s will. In this, their unity is dependant upon sharing the priority of seeking and doing God’s perfect will. In this oneness, Jesus prayed that He might glorify the Father. Jesus’ expressed purpose was to live and die that He might glorify God, His Father. Our consuming desire should be that we live with a passion to know God and then give all the glory to Him. Our very being is to manifest the glory of His person, His power and His presence. The Holy Spirit’s intent is that, through His workings in a people, fellowships, church groups, cities and nations, the glory returns to the Father. (Read John 17th chap.)
As Jesus prayed for this glory, His purpose was to make known and to leave a favorable impression in glorifying God unto humanity. This Jesus did with the extended desire that His people, the members of His body, would do the same. That is, to display here on the earth the splendor of a wonderful Father. When humankind saw Jesus, they saw the Father. How does humankind see you? Jesus also explained how He glorified God by “finishing the work” that the Father gave Him to do. To glorify God, is to complete our assignment. Our assignment is to be doing those things God has called, chosen, appointed and anointed us to do.
The promises of God are steadfast and as good today as when given. Luke 1:55, “As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever”. Gal. 3:29, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. With those in Christ being Abraham’s seed and heirs to the promises, we, those in Christ, can rest assured, and stand upon that which was given as a blessing from God through the Priest/King Melchizedek spoken of in Gen. 14:19, “And he [Melchizedek] blessed him and said: Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth”. What does this mean for us today? Are we likewise, those in Christ, blessed as Abrahams seed? If so, then the blessings given to Abraham, and that God was possessor of heaven and earth also applies to us who are in Christ. What does this mean? That those who remain in Christ shall likewise receive and walk in these blessings. All that God has for His creation is now available for distribution, as He delights in bringing forth offspring after His own kind and blessing them with all things in both heaven and earth.
God is calling forth the overcomers and is imparting, from Himself, the nature needed to manifest that which He is through those who are willing to take their place as the called ones of God. These are to establish God’s kingdom on the earth, to rule and reign with Him as Priest and Kings. Priest and Kings who make up the government that constitutes God’s kingdom. Fulfilling this call requires but one law, the law of love for God above all else. This love opens the heavens that we might see and become that which we see. To see Christ and become like Him means a people have overcome to take their place in Him. Overcomers are those who by the life of God put death to flight. The quickening of the whole man, spirit, soul and body, puts death under foot. To become overcomers we must also have the knowing that physical death robs us of the opportunity to overcome. At death we are what we are, but while living opportunity remains to become overcomers of all things. Rev. 22:11, “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still”.
The importance of knowing the full impact of what living “in Christ” means is for the believer to acknowledge Him in the heart. In John 11:26, we have a statement and a question concerning the fact of our believing completely in the all-encompassing work of Christ. “And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” With a knowing that Christ Jesus came to redeem humanity, He did not die and resurrect for Himself. He fulfilled His ministry that humankind might live and to live is what He asks of us to believe. Meanwhile the enemy of God has his own purpose, so he comes in like a flood, to blind humanity by deception. Through this deception, he makes prisoners of humanity until death destroys them. However, our Savior has come; He comes to give life and that life more abundantly. John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”. This word “abundantly” has the meaning of “superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, above the ordinary, more than sufficient”. God’s covenant with us is a covenant for abundant life. From the very beginning, scripture shows us that God wanted us to be happy and prosperous. God’s plan is for man to have an abundant life. Thus, Jesus declares His intention to recover and restore to men the Father’s intent. Jesus’ intention is to break and block the intention of the enemy whose desire is to hinder our receiving God’s plan from the Father.
Meanwhile, there is an awakening going on during this season. A people are awakening and becoming spiritually aware that the deceptive method used by man’s carnal instituted doctrines to do away with God or put Him so far off into the future He is unavailable, this is no longer holding them as prisoners. These ones are awakening to the fact that God’s purpose is for us now and just as the man healed at the pool of Bethesda through Jesus, the Christ is in our midst to restore us to life. We are no longer waiting for something to happen in the future, but the Christ, the Holy Spirit is here to restore now. Our response is to know healing and to sin no more. (THE SIN – refusing to accept what God has already done). John 5:14, “… See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you”. The worst thing is not accepting the new birth that God has declared was ours. This is a birthing that not only speaks of the spirit of man, not only speaking of the soul of man (mind, will, emotions and desires), but it also includes the birthing of a new body. This speaks of the whole man, which flows with the spirit of God in all things. This is a re-born man complete in Christ to come and go as the wind. John 3:8, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit”. Through this New Birth, we literally enter into a new realm, a place where God’s new kingdom order dwells. New Birth is a term that means more than simply being “saved” from past sins. It is a requalifying experience, opening up the possibilities of our whole being to the supernatural dimension of life and fitting us to move in God’s kingdom order. 2 Cor. 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new”. That which Christ accomplishes in man’s spirit is to manifest from the soul and body, the coming forth of the whole man. This God accomplishes in His progressive order, the Holy Spirit revealing and renewing daily until the completed man, the new creation appears.
Let us remember, that God has purposed for a people to rule and reign with Him. For this cause, He has sent forth His Word, not only written, but also as the Word made flesh. This Word, through believing it, will likewise be manifest through His people. Unto those who receive and believe, we know that God’s Word will not return unto Him void, but will fulfill, unto complete manifestation, through the believer. God’s Word contradicts much of the mind-sets established in the Christian Community of today that continually puts God at a distance, putting Him into a-far off, not relating to man, position. So, the necessity of believing in Him and that which God speaks and reveals will be accomplish, according to that which man receives and understands. Isa. 55:11, “So shall My Word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it”. When received, God’s Word of promise will never be barren. The power in His Word will always fulfill the promise of that Word. Faith in God’s Word promotes the bearing of fruit in the likeness and fullness of Christ. Therefore, let us seek to know Him that we might become like Him. Let us allow God’s love to consume us that we likewise might love Him above all things. Love, the open door into all that is of God. Eph. 3:17-19, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height, to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God”.