God, before the beginning of time, from within Himself, laid out the foundations of the earth according to His purpose. From the heart of God came forth all created things wherein He could express Himself. The intensity of God’s love moved Him to impart from Himself into each vessel as He moved accordingly. Motivated by love, God began creating until He formed man from the dust of the earth and then breathed into this dust man that he might become a flesh and bone body with a God-life, receiving His Spirit. God’s purpose, that this man might become a house, a dwelling place for God to live in. This man, created according to God’s divine purpose, was to manifest the likeness and image of God Himself. Therefore, with man being formed from the dust for a body, he then received from God His spirit to become a living soul. In this, he was retained by a “light” covering in which to maintain himself in having fellowship with God, his Father.
However, in man’s coming disobedience, it caused him to fall away, losing his “light” covering and a large part of his life and memory of his former time and purpose in God. In this fall man fell asleep and couldn’t remember much of his pre-existence in God. But, through Jeremiah and his birthing as told about in the book of Jeremiah, God reveals for us of such a place in God that applies to the many called and chosen of God, even until today. Jer. 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations”. Note some key words in this scripture. “Knew”, meaning “had in mind what you would be”. “Sanctified”, meaning “set you apart”. “Ordained’, meaning “assigned you to be”. This leaves for us a knowing that God, in knowing us before our birth, had in mind what we were to be after our birthing. Therefore, before our natural birth, man was created for an assignment according to God’s plan and purpose and then birthed to fulfill that purposeful assignment.
Nevertheless, until an awakening could take place, the memory of that relationship with God remained asleep and was unreliable for the purposes of God. Note Job 38:4-7, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely, you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fasten? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Here fallen man, now lost into another world, wherein fellowship with God was invalid until God’s supplied redemption would come. Redemption speaks of “ransom, redeem, and repurchase; to set free by avenging or repaying”. This refers to the custom of buying back something a person has lost through helplessness, poverty, or violence. All that’s included in this lose is the results of disobedience.
While Job 41:10 challenges us to “adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty”, Isa. 52:1-2 reveals a need to yet be awaken from sleep, that is from the realm of death wherein we can have a renewed fellowship with our creator. “Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; Put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!” This speaks of an awakening, a renewing of the mind and a coming into the revelation of who we really are in God. This is being made free to walk with God again in the spirit of the day even as Adam walked with Him in the Garden of Eden before the fall. The fall resulted in Adam dwelling in the darkness of separation where most of mankind continue to live today.
What a day of rejoicing though as God’s offering, His sacrifice and the sent Holy Spirit, when received, brings an awakening which reveals God’s will and purpose, releasing unto receivers a day of redemption. This purpose is now upon us to enable us to become the fullness of that same will and purpose according to Gods eternal plan. A people who, having their names written in the Lambs Book of Life even before the foundation of the world are now becoming the over-comers that are to be clothed in white. These white garments speak of the light and glory of God. That is, garments of incorruption and immortality, the fruits of the pureness of God. Rev. 3:5 declares, “He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels”.
Your name (your nature), is it known in heavenly places? In understanding God’s willingly imparted knowledge of His purpose and callings, it makes for an overcoming walk in God. A birthing takes place that enables this people to dwell, to live according to the heavens while walking on earth among all creation. Rev. 12:5, “She [God’s true church] bore a male Child [first-fruits] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne [living according to His divine governmental order and nature in receiving His divine authority]”.
In knowing that the kingdom of God is within and His throne-room is within His kingdom, this overcoming people spiritually ascend in their knowledge and understanding of God, herein knowing His purpose. His purpose, to manifest Himself through them while dwelling on earth. These take dominion over God’s creation, first in the heavenly (the spiritual) realms and then over all the earth realm. Rev. 12:7-9, “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the enemy, even that adversary who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”.
This speaks of total victory unto those who, while walking on this earth, they have spiritually ascended to dwell in the heavens (divine governmental order, the mind of Christ) wherein the life of God, without exception, now lives within and through them. Because these now know an open heaven, the salvation, strength and kingdom of God, they now have a knowing that the power of the Christ within them has come.
With the opening of heaven unto these called and chosen of God, those whose names dwell in the Lambs Book of Life (mind and nature of Christ), the kingdom of God does now manifest and establish that kingdom from within them. With a people now dwelling in these high places of God, the purpose of God from the beginning is now manifesting in an increasing manner. The establishing of God’s kingdom shall be, as these chosen ones, this remnant people, exercise the authority given to them by God. Jer. 1:9b-10, “… Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. See I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant”. According to God’s purpose and because of a relationship with Christ Jesus, God is now activating this King/Priest anointing by the residing Holy Spirit in this our season.
Eph. 1:3-5 & 11, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, … In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined [foreordained order for those who willingly and obediently respond to Gods call and maturity within the spirit] according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will”.
(Read Rom. 8:24-30). The Holy Spirit’s abiding within is the promise that releases deep instructions to His people. In the spirit of obedience, this people wait upon God and respond in whatever method He desires to move them. God blesses His people as they receive His insight and enablement. God may move through His people with weeping, travailing, wrestling, fasting, gifts of the Holy Spirit, dreams, visions, impressions, the quickening of scripture or even silence. In this, we should continually wait upon God and give Him time to move in and through us. Psalms 62:5, “My soul [mind, will, emotions and desires] wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”. “According to His purpose” in Rom.8:28 He speaks of a deliberate plan, a proposition, an advance plan, an intention, and a design. Our salvation, well planned, also demonstrates the abiding faithfulness of God as He awaits the consummation of His plan for His church.
1 Cor. 2:5-10 speaks of wisdom that exceeds far beyond the wisdom of man. It is this Godly wisdom that now dwells within those responding chosen one’s who are now being sent forth from God. “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of the age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered the heart of man the things, which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God”.
This word “mystery” in the above scripture does not mean “mysterious or difficult to understand, but denotes a truth hidden in God’s mind until He chooses to disclose it”. Therefore, as God is revealed to this people, the Divine of God is opened and imparted unto the overcomer that the world through this overcoming people might begin to know Him. Deut. 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law”. This word “revealed” has the meaning of “to uncover, reveal, open, lay bare, strip away, denude, expose, disclose, and unveil”. Meaning that God is making bare, exposing, revealing, uncovering, and disclosing His secret plans to His chosen people. In this God’s purpose and the full disclosure of Himself is now upon His creation as the “fullness of times” is come. God, divine in purpose, does establish Himself in His people with the glory still and always belonging to God. Our day of God’s divine purpose has come.