True Freedom For All

Happy 4th of July to you my friend!  I pray you are enjoying your freedom today.

Did Christ make us all free?

Did Christ make us all free?

I find myself very grateful for the freedom I am allowed to experience this day in this country.  I am grateful for those who have given their very lives so that could happen.  I am especially grateful to the one who gave his life for ALL people whether they realize it or not.

Did Christ really provide true freedom for all like the Bible says?

I have something else on my mind  when I woke up today that I want to share, but as usual, God has other plans.  His are SO much better than mine!  Below you will find me attempting to share “my” plan about the “Generations of Adam”, but you will quickly see the Spirit take over.  He is much more relevant as he brings us to Gods glorious plan of freedom and salvation for ALL people in Christ!  I guess that is fitting to discuss freedom on the 4th of July.  What was “I” thinking???

So, you may want to put on your seatbelt as we read what I begin to say because it seems that we are going “off-roading” or off-topic quickly.  However, I now realize that he want to speak about other things.

(This is “my” topic from morning about 5 hours ago)  This morning I want to share the amazing things I am hearing and seeing this week about the “Generations of Adam” and the “first Adam” and the “seed of the woman”.  I don’t have the pieces put together fully yet, but I am so excited to share the parts I see so far as God allows. The external natural mind will constantly attempt to make everything “fit together” and yet the reality is SO BIG and SO AWESOME that I can’t yet do so. The “pieces” come in flashes of internal life and inspiration in which my natural human mind immediately attempts to reconcile and “piece together” with what I already know.  This is not always possible and I have to simply “set some things aside” until he shows how they fit.

If God allows it, I am going to share what I can so far and hopefully I won’t go down too many rabbit trails.  God’s plan is so deep, rich and powerful and I often feel like a famished kid in a candy store.  I can also feel like a person who has returned from a trip to a new and very beautiful, perfect galaxy, the likes of which we have never seen before, and I am trying to describe it to someone else.

Very difficult indeed.

Before I make another attempt to share about the “Generations of Adam” and the “seeds”, let’s be reminded that the Bible is first and foremost a spiritual book. It is really about a hidden realm and true reality that none of us can know or understand from our natural human “experience”. The Word (both written and spoken inside you) who IS Christ, reveals the truth that was hidden from all peoples view until his Spirit was poured out to all at the cross.  1 Corinthians 12:13

Even now, the true reality or “truth” is still hidden from us unless God unveils our minds to it from within.  Although the entire story in the Bible appears to be about physical and natural things, I am very confident that the understanding that God wants you to have is not the physical, natural people and things.  The “true reality” is about the hidden things to come that we can’t yet see.

The entire Bible is an elaborate and complex story of the people, places and things from BOTH the natural, physical realm and the hidden spiritual realm.  The natural physical realm items were not the “true reality” or true “understanding” God wants you to know.  They were merely pointers or signs that represent the true item in the hidden spiritual realm.  Thus, the natural, physical realm events were really “types and shadows” or small snippets, “signs” if you will that point to a deeper meaning. Many appear as metaphors or parables and thus we often overlook them.  Jesus’ disciples asked this very question in Matthew 13.

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” 11 Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted Matt 13:10-11

Do you see what Jesus was doing?

He was speaking in a parable to the people and they just simply dismissed it as a “cute little story of a life principle”.  However, when Jesus was aside and in private with his disciples, he explained to them the truth.  It was NOT just a cute parable or story about a life principle, it was an actual revealing of the truth of the Kingdom of God.  The story had a much deeper meaning and Jesus was speaking about the TRUE hidden things that the natural people could not see.  We too can share in the disciples understanding if we dig into them and listen for Jesus to speak from within us.

As I mentioned, the Bible’s stories, events and people may or may not have all happened in the physical realm in everyday “normal” people. Whether they did or not is really irrelevant, however. The point is what they are saying or teaching us about the HIDDEN realm of God in the Spirit. They are revealing a part or truth of Christ (who is all truth!) who was and is still hidden. He is being shown to us in small parts or “puzzle pieces” if you will that begin to “unveil” our minds to the powerful and awesome truth or “true reality”.

All of us naturally see and believe a false reality because of the power of sin and death in our bodies.  As a result, we can only receive truth in bits and pieces or it would overwhelm us.  (I personally have EXPERIENCED THIS!) We are to take those “revealed pieces” and work at putting the puzzle together until we see a picture or image of his beautiful face. Then, as we ponder and think about what we see a most incredible thing happens – we are changed into that image from within!

He does all this work inside us.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit 2 Cor 3:18

I am telling you my friend, that this puzzle that God puts together inside your mind and heart from his Word is extremely beautiful. It will begin to strip away the lies and deceptions we all have been taught by man who is ruled by fear. It (he!) will FREE YOU.

God urges us to not look away from this picture or “image” as it appears to you.  He is the very image of God himself and the next statements only he can reveal to you.

This picture or image of him is a MIRROR of you! It is revealing who YOU REALLY ARE!

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. James 1:23

My friend, I hope you see what James is saying here. It will make your heart begin to LEAP for JOY.

Don’t let the words “doer” scare you. Under the new and TRUE covenant, a “doer” of the Word is one who believes it is true. This is called “obedience”.  God has now revealed the true (spiritual) definition of “obedience”.  Under the Old Covenant of law it meant us “doing” or performing an activity directly.  Now, Christ has revealed that the trueobedience” is of faith!  

Christ now does all things in and through us via something we call “faith” and we do not “do” or perform them ourselves like the law taught us.  Romans 1:5, Acts 6:7,  Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 2:10

This is because we finally see God face to face, we will have NOTHING TO BOAST about.  We will have done NOTHING of ourselves.  God will get ALL the GLORY and I say AMEN!

Thus, God is the one who actually “does” the actions through Christ who lives inside us. We just rest and trust while doing whatever he leads us to. He is gentle and his burden is light and will give us everything we need in order to accomplish whatever he asks us to “do”.  He is even leading us when times get very dark.  We have only lost our internal “sight” of him is all.  He’s still there, my friend. All his power that created the universe and raised Jesus from the dead is INSIDE US!  Ponder that a bit.

Our role is simple.

All we do is keep searching and digging into God’s Word and truth knowing he IS good and he IS love. As he takes you deeper and begins to build this beautiful picture of Christ inside you, he wants you to keep beholding or looking at it because it is a MIRROR. It is revealing both who God is and also who you really are!

Did you know that the person you and I have thought we were that is independent of God and in slavery, is DEAD?

That’s RIGHT!  He died with Christ 2000 years ago and your new and TRUE person (that you and I don’t yet see) is Christ himself! Gal 2:20 KJV (Don’t worry if you can’t reconcile how “you” died 2000 years ago. God is outside of time and there is an answer for this. I promise you.)

Because we can’t see this externally in our body, all of this takes faith to believe.  These things are impossible for our natural mind via our darkened, fallen, human brain to do. Our natural mind has no faith as it only operates on what it can sense or has personally experience in our body.  Our human brain and “natural mind” is still made of the spiritually darkened “dust” of the earth.  Only Christ can do all this from inside us.

(We could go into “how could we actually be Christ” but that would drastically side-track what I want to share. Perhaps another time, but always remember that you too have the very teacher himself inside you. You can be teaching or “sharing with me” just as much I am sharing with you. 1 John 2:20, 27)

I hope to encourage you to keep looking, keep digging, keep asking, keep knocking.  Seek and you will find!  Matthew 7:7 Your questions will be answered and scripture says it pleases God greatly when we do this. We will run into fear just as all of us do when searching for God.  Don’t worry, as fear is only in our natural, darkened bodies. This is why Jesus told his disciples to “fear not” so often.

Fear is the opposite of faith and it kills faith. 

Ask him to help you through any fear and simply wait. It WILL happen! You are really searching for  him and getting to know him better. As you do, an amazing thing occurs. You find your TRUE SELF! You find you have been looking through a faulty image up to that point.

You begin to find your real and true life that can only be found in Christ from within you.

What a journey this starts! I am so excited to share this with you as so many are being freed from prisons of darkness and fear that natural, religious man has put them into.

Wow, I just realized what happened.

I ran down a HUGE and exciting rabbit trail that Christ must have wanted to share, and never got to my original points I wanted to share. 🙂 This happens often but that is very good. He is the leader and he drives the car. I am just the passenger. We are to enjoy the scenery and HIM.  He IS the scenery!  He wants us to relax and enjoy his company and presence as he drives us around and reveals our one most-beautiful father to us. This is what Jesus calls “abiding in him” and it’s something that gives both him and the father much pleasure and glory to do so.

“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him Matt 11:27

Only Jesus can reveal the father to us.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples John 15:7-8

Don’t worry about the external things of life as all things have been put under the power of Christ.  Even the very powers of darkness are fully at his command and will.  He has a perfect purpose for them as I pray you will see.

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God John 13:3

All things are under the power of Jesus. Ponder this a bit. Once we have that settled in our mind and hearts, remind yourself of where Jesus is.

to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood Gal 1:16

Jesus is INSIDE OF US! The Kingdom of Heaven is WITHIN!  Luke 17:21 I am still astounded by this. And it doesn’t stop there. Go back to Gal 2:20 in the King James version and you see something more astounding.

Jesus IS us!

WHAT?  That’s right!

We are no longer separated, independent beings (or “branches”) living a life or “abiding” apart from God.

Christ has replaced us with himself.

We simply can’t see it because it is still veiled from us due to our natural bodies and brains. My friend, this is so powerful when you see it. I pray the Lord would reveal this to you right now.

Sadly, we are still being taught externally a law-based “Gospel” which I am sorry to report, is not the Gospel at all.  God is so good he can hit a home run with a broken bat and he is now showing us the truth. The Old covenant of law and New covenant of Grace do not mix at all. Old wine does not fit into new wineskins. Christ must replace our old wineskin (mindset or paradigm) with HIMSELF who is our new wineskin. Really “wineskin” is how we view God and ourselves.

If you still see yourself as separated or independent of God, you are in for an amazing and powerful revelation of who you REALLY are!

The true Gospel is that Christ was the LAST ADAM who fully replaced the first Adam.

Just as you were in the first Adam and he plunged you and me into death (living a life believing we are separated from God), you and I are now in the LAST Adam and he IS OUR LIFE!  He brought us all together as one Spirit.  We just don’t see it (yet)!

See the first Adam was only a living soul inside of a spiritually darkened human body that was made of “dust” of the “ground”.  Genesis 2:7

Let me share a secret God has revealed. “Dust” is not only physical, but it is spiritual as well!  (Remember I said the Bible is first and foremost a spiritual book?) “Dust” is the very spiritual material that is darkness itself.  Notice the “darkness” already existed in Genesis 1:2 and so did the “dust” that God used in Genesis 2:7 to form Adam.  God never revealed to us when he made them other than in verse 1 he says “in the beginning” God created the Heavens and the Earth.  Other parts of the Bible reveal there was a time when both “darkness” and “dust” were made. Please do some digging on it and think about what the Lord is revealing.  Proverbs 8 is a great place to start.

Here is a link to some cross references on “dust” on an excellent cross-references site.

http://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/search?q=gen+2%3A7

Here is another great idea that has helped me a lot to understand what the true meaning of things are in the realm of the Spirit.  I will do a search on the keyword “dust” in the Bible and then take all the verses and put them in a blank wordpad or Word document. Title it “Dust” and then copy all the verses you find into it along with any cross-references from the site I linked above. Then, carry it around asking the Lord about them.  Pay attention to your thoughts and anytime you hear anything related to dust (or whatever topic you are searching), write it on the paper and immediately where you are led. This is him leading you.  You will begin to see the truth as your mind is “unveiled and renewed”.

Here is a link to get you started with “dust” on Biblegateway.com:

https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=dust&qs_version=NASB

Aren’t you astonished the are 108 references to “dust” in the Bible?  What’s the deal?  Does God really like the ground?  No.  He isn’t talking to us about the physical dust of the physical ground.  It’s spiritual dust as I hope he will reveal.

God WILL SPEAK to you from within and it will be very powerful. He will tell you about the TRUE meaning of “dust” and other things you search for.  He loves a “hound dog” who keeps digging for a bone.

I have found when I am operating in unbelief due to fear or self-righteousness, I will NOT look into these things. I used to say “this is foolish, dust is something outside that is dirt” and forget it. During this time of unbelief, I would not search and dig deeper and would completely miss what God wants to reveal.

I pray you will be different than I used to be and dig and dig and wait until he speaks. I can promise you he will, but you have to wait. It will happen when you are doing something totally unrelated because you can’t find the answer directly via human knowledge and will. It suddenly “bubbles” up from within while you are riding your bike or driving to work. Or whatever “normal life” activities you do. This is when you will “hear” him and for me it comes from a spot more in the area of my midsection or chest and upper stomach area.

Could God have placed our physical “heart” in the same location of where our spiritual (true) heart is?  I have found that God often does that – he has a physical realm “pointer” that directly corresponds to it’s spiritual counterpart.

Ok, back to the “sudden knowing” that comes from the Spirit.

This sudden “knowing” that we “know not where it comes from” arrives as a bodily “sense” or feeling that’s hard to describe but is along the lines of “intuition”.  It is also related to what we call “realization” as in “I suddenly realized I was heading the wrong way down the highway”.  I also believe that women in general have better spiritual senses because their body or flesh is not as strong in the “works” or “doing” orientation.  Could this be where we get the phrases of “women’s intuition” and why more women attend Church than men?  I personally, believe that is the case.

Either way, this sudden “knowing” is the spirit speaking to your external being of your soul from within your true being who is your spirit man.  There is a veil separating these two beings and realms. When God reveals truth from within us it can be very powerful when we realize it.  However, we often don’t realize it is happening and I am sure it is happening to all of us at times as Christ is ALL truth. It is often very subtle and after you begin to closer attention, you begin to see what is going on. You will praise and thank him for it.  I am confident He is revealing the hidden secrets of the Kingdom to you personally!  This is the personal spoken Word of Christ to you.  This is where true Faith comes from.  The very Word of Christ inside.

This may offend some, but I am confident this happens all the time inside what Christians call “unbelievers”. They have Christ inside them too. Contrary to what religion (based on man’s traditions) teaches us, Christ fully replaced the FIRST Adam and not just parts of him. All people were in the first Adam who brought us all into death. This is the same for the “Last” Adam. All were placed into him as well and both of these events occurred outside of our human will. Go back to Gal 1:16 again and look at what Paul is saying about where Christ is.

to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood Gal 1:16

Where was “his Son” when God was revealing him to Paul?

Look at and think about this next verse especially the parts I bolded and in RED.  Look at these next couple verses.

to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory  Colossians 1:27

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man  Ephesians 3:16

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you— unless indeed you fail the test?  2 Corinthians 13:5

Contrary to popular religious teaching (of unbelief) this verse isn’t saying that Christ is NOT in some people.  It is saying that some fail THE TEST of realizing that Christ is already inside them!  That is also backed up by many other related scriptures.

My friend the truth is very powerful and we all have believed a lie because we were all deceived by the darkened, natural, body of the flesh.  Christ fully replaced the first Adam, even his physical body!

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! 1 Corinthians 6:15

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it 1 Corinthians 12:27

This is why in 2 Corinthians 5:16 God tells us to NOT “regard” or recognize/identify ANYONE according to the outer, natural body or their natural life.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer 2 Corinthians 5:16

God tells us to regard NO ONE according to the flesh! What does this mean? It means to recognize NO ONE according to their body or outer appearances/behavior.

Why?

Because all are in Christ and only the TRUTH of HIS BEING is what defines all people!  He has made all people righteous and Holy.  (Many just don’t know it yet.  It’s our pleasure to tell them!)

Inside every person’s heart is Christ. “They” may not know it yet, but he is there. At the proper time according to the fathers will, Christ will quicken their external being or their soul to life. He removes the veil that separates their daily experience (soul & body or “flesh”) from their TRUE being who is their heart and HIMSELF! This is even more astonishing:

He is ALSO THE VEIL! Hebrews 10:20

Think about this a bit.  His flesh or body IS the actual “veil” that keeps us from entering the “most holy place” and seeing God and the true reality.  Hebrews 10:20 tells us that as long as this “veil” is still “standing” we can’t find the way into the truth (Heaven).   Now, remind yourself that WE are his body.  The body of Adam has become the body of Christ!  His body is the veil itself!

Do you see what must happen?  It must stop “standing”.

His entire body must die for the veil to be removed and the way into the most Holy Place revealed.

I will follow this thought in a bit as this reveals God’s amazing plan for all people.

Need more “food” to convince you all people and ALL creation is in Christ?

a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all Colossians 3:11

Look at Colossians 3:11 above. Where is Christ? I know that’s impossible for us to believe, but if we are simply open to it being a possibility and ask God to show you in his Word, he will! The rest will skip it in unbelief as impossible. Please don’t do that my friend. I want you to see his glory and beauty. It does NOT depend on man’s will or efforts.

Here are some more verses to put into your “Christ is in all” file and think about:

http://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/search?q=col+3%3A11

Another angle you can look at Colossians 3:11 is to ask the Lord in his Word “who is a Jew”?  Also, “Who is the true circumcision and uncircumcision”?  He WILL reveal the very meaning of these drastically changed with Christ.  A true “Jew” is no longer a person who is circumcised in the outer flesh!  I’ll stop there and let you dig.  Once God shows you what a true “Jew” and true “Gentile” is, Ephesians 3:6 will make you fall off your chair with JOY!

Now, none of this was made known to anyone until Christ appeared and began to reveal it to us. This is called God’s “mystery” in the below verse.

which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel Ephesians 3:5-6

As you can see, this mystery was only revealed by the Spirit inside us. This is the same Spirit that makes our body move. This spirit was darkened and ignorant until Christ appeared to it and he drew it into himself and effectively replaced our human spirit. He who is joined to the Lord is ONE Spirit. 1 Cor 6:17 We are now one Spirit with Christ only most of us do not know it yet. The “outer tabernacle” has to be trampled and destroyed before some of us will see it. What is the “outer tabernacle”?  This is our natural body. It must die. Hebrews 9:8

SHOOT!  DID I JUST GIVE AWAY THE SECRET FROM HEBREWS 10:20???

Ok, the secret is out.  Here it is.

Once our natural body dies, we will all see the truth of what had already occurred at the cross! This is the most powerful truth my friend. Christ IS our faith and he has fully replaced the entire FIRST Adam! All of him! Body, soul and spirit!

I am sure this either sounds crazy or absolutely fabulous to you. It is so radical that I don’t know if there is a middle ground. It will either make a self-righteous religious mind (based on works and self effort) angry or it will cause your Christ-trusting spirit man LEAP FOR JOY like God says will happen in Isaiah! If a person can get over the initial anger and start digging on this, God will take them to the “leaping for joy” time eventually and they will join the celebration of CHRIST!

See, all the unbelief of this or the “veil” is in our bodies only. Even the most self-righteous, religious person who becomes very angry at these things will see this truth when their natural body dies.  God calls this being “circumcised” or cut away from the flesh.

This is what will happen to many when Christ reappears and the end of the “6th day” and to ALL those in his body at the end of the “8th spiritual day”.  Luke 2:21-24  He will rule and enforce the righteousness of REST on the fully thousand years of the “7th day” that some of us are already in.  His reappearing at midnight at the end of the current 6th day of man (remember 666?) will cut away much “flesh” (which exists in the external, natural bodies of all people).  However, all people will be released at the end of the 8th day or the “day of the Lord”.  Look at Luke 2:21-26 and remember that “we are his body”.

And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”  Luke 2:21-24

Now, do you see why a baby was circumcised at the end of the “8th day”?

As the very body of Christ, all people will suddenly be set free to see the truth that their inner, spirit man already knows. This will amaze and astound them that Christ has made the one single body of Adam into his one body. This body is one Spirit or simply “one”. All things were reconciled at the cross and made into ONE.  2 Corinthians 5:19

For now, we can only see these powerful truths by faith from within, but then we shall see face to face. Even then it will be by faith (Christ) but we will no longer be blocked by the external body of darkness. God calls our natural body “disobedience”. Ponder Romans 11:32 and 1 Corinthians 15:22-23.

For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all Romans 11:32

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming 1 Corinthians 15:22-23

My dear friend and brother or sister, God has placed us all in spiritually darkened human bodies he calls “disobedience” so he could have mercy and save ALL people. I know this offends the traditional beliefs based on man’s understanding, but this clearly what the Word says over and over. We must totally abandon man’s teachings and go directly with the Word. Man will usually not even attempt to explain these powerful verses as he does not understand them. They “shut him up” and that is what the law (Old Covenant) is supposed to do “until faith (Christ himself!) is revealed” inside us! Look at Galatians 3:23.

But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed Gal 3:23

There is MUCH scripture that the natural mind can NOT explain because it is purely spiritual. Romans 11:32 and 1 Corinthians 15:22-23 are 3 such powerful verses! The natural mind who is “shut up” to them will attempt to either ignore them or rationalize and explain them away instead of simply accepting them as a child for what they simply say.  If they would only accept them, they too could join us in the celebration!

Please do not do that my friend. Please ask God to help you simply accept what his Word tells you plainly and openly. Please don’t worry if you can’t reconcile or put together all the pieces. Always start with the pieces that God speaks plainly and simply and put the REST ASIDE for now. God will show you the pieces as they are to be revealed to you via faith who is Christ inside you. You will find powerful “rivers of life” beginning to flow from within and much external resistance coming from people. This is normal! Keep going! I can promise you that you are on the path of finding not only Christ but your TRUE SELF!

Once Christ begins to work from within, the external forces of darkness will come at you even more. Don’t worry as this is all by God’s perfect design. These powers of darkness are always rooted and based in law and law-based thinking which says “do to become” instead of “trust I am already there”.  Law always will kill us and our external man is under law and must die. These powers of darkness have a purpose from God himself.

Persecute, oppress and ultimately destroy the outer tabernacle so the full and true faith (Christ) can be FULLY revealed to you!

Do you know what the outer tabernacle is? I kind of told you earlier.  🙂

It’s our natural body!

It must be persecuted, rejected, oppressed and ultimately destroyed (die). This is the very purpose of the law and the darkness carries it out for God. The wages of sin is death. The sting of sin is death and the power of sin is the law. Do you see God’s most glorious and magnificent plan coming together?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me 2 Cor 12:19

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong 2 Cor 12:10

Here is God’s simple and powerful truth that is totally opposite of what we think as human beings.

The weaker the FALSE person we refer to as the “I” becomes, the more powerful the TRUE person we are who is Christ is!

This is why we have sin and death in our bodies in this current realm.

God’s power is made stronger in our weakness. The one ultimate weakness that ends all suffering of natural “life” is death. We are afraid of death because we can’t see beyond the veil, but we NEED NOT BE! Yes, from our natural or non-eternal perspective death can be very painful, tragic and ending, but it’s only temporary and only the BEGINNING of the story. Death is the very “pains until childbirth” all over the OLD Testament!

What happens when a mother has “birth pains”?

A NEW PERSON IS BEING BORN!

We are all suffering in this “body of death” because this suffering is the very pains of “childbirth”! All of creation has been subjected to this suffering. Please read and think about these next set of verses. They reveal this to us in a nutshell.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body Romans 8:18-23

My friend, I am virtually being pounded from with the most amazing amount of pure JOY by reading and sharing this. I pray the Lord is revealing this to you!

This is Gods plan for all of us. Die first and then be reborn from above. Some of us are “fortunate” enough to “die” (have the veil removed) while still alive in a natural body and be revealed the faith and TRUE LIFE inside while still in a natural body. This usually only happens via much external suffering. Unless a grain of wheat fall into the ground and die, it remains alone, but if it dies, it springs forth MUCH fruit!  John 12:24

In God’s amazing plan of salvation for all people, he puts us through a process we call “death” in a natural body that does “die” as we understand “death”.  However, it’s REALLY a process of spiritual NEW BIRTH like Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:1-3!  Remember, Christ came to DESTROY “death” and the last enemy to be destroyed is DEATH!  DEATH = NATURAL BODY!  Once everyone’s natural body dies and according to God’s plan for each person, all will see and experience the truth.

It is my hope and prayer that God will reveal these most powerful things to you. It is so hard to translate the pure love and joy I feel from God when he shares them with me. I do thank you for allowing me to write and share them. I have no idea who is even reading them, but my heart leaps for joy knowing someone is. Leading a person to the rivers of living waters is God’s job and I humbly thank him that he allows me to share in his work.

Even my external and false “I” works against these truths.  This will happen until the day he dies and I am free to experience these things first hand.  I can’t wait.

The tricky and deceptive “I” of myself which psychology calls the “ego” often convinces me that it is my job to make others see these things.  Then I once again fall under the Old Covenant of law based thinking only to be condemned internally.  I am getting better at recognizing this and I pray you will extend grace and forgive me during those times. I am only beginning to learn to walk and live in this amazing 7th (spiritual) day of God’s rest.

I am just learning to “be still and know he is God” (and not me!).

Well, once again, I have not talked about what I “thought” I was going to. I do hope what he wanted to say was encouraging. I do hope you will dig into his Word on all these things and wait for him to reveal the truth. He is our one teacher, father, pastor, leader, husband, brother, etc.. He is our all. If he leads you to reach out and connect, please do so. I’d LOVE to hear what he is doing in your life and be encouraged too.

Maybe next time he will allow me to share what I was going to share about the “seed of the woman” and the “seed of the serpent”, the “wheat’s and the tares” and the amazing gold nuggets I found on the genealogy of Adam and Christ along with the 7 “days” of creation. God has powerful and mind-blowing things in store that he is about to reveal to all of us.

Aren’t you so excited?

I am.

I thank the Lord for the beautiful country and the amazing freedom he has provided not only in America but in every human at the cross.  I pray he will reveal his to all people soon.

God bless you and Happy 4th.

Duane

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