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THE MINISTRY LETTER 2020 ISSUE 8

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

 

    ...."We will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word".... Acts 6:4 NASB 

 

          To all those who are truly seeking first the Kingdom - those who love God with all of their heart:

 

TRUST IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF HONORING ANOTHER

 

        ...."O Lord of hosts, how blessed [divinely empowered and prospered] is the man/woman who trusts in You!".... Psalms 84:10-12 NASB

 

        Trust is one of my very favorite topics - and it is also something that is very close to the Heart of the Father. When we are found trusting Him [and the others He would have us put our trust in]it does something VERY special to His Heart - and it plays a key role in the advancement of the Kingdom in the earth, and our part in it.

 

        I would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in the Father and His Word, and for "valuing" [trusting] this ministry in your pursuit of the fullness of your Kingdom-destiny, in Christ. What one truly values opens the door wide for them to partake of the fullness of all that the Father intended - in this case, the anointing that is on this ministry to help empower those who are truly seeking first the Kingdom to both enter into and fulfill ALL that they were created for, in Christ, from before the foundations of the earth.

 

        When we exercise "trust" it releases a flow of divine Love in our midst - a flow of divine Love that is the very essence of all true Kingdom-unity and one accord. In these days, the Father is raising up a people who [in the power and direction of the Holy Spirit]are continually found releasing the "force of trust" [empowered by the trust they have, first, trusted God with] and this is producing an "exponential increase" in not only our relationship with the Father and His Word but, also, with each other in the remnant Church.

 

        I will expand more on these thing in the days ahead [as the Father expands what He has been showing me concerning the "force of trust"]- as it is a truly powerful revelation! The bottom line is that trust is the highest form of honoring another - and it is a precious thing in the sight of the Father. Again, thank you for your trust and support of both myself and this ministry - you will not fail to reap a superabundant harvest as the fruit of your faithfulness to God on my behalf.

 

        ...."Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place [a place of abundance, overflow, satisfaction]".... Psalm 66:12 KJV

 

        ...."Many a man/woman proclaims his/her own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man/woman?".... Proverbs 20:6 NASB

 

CONCENTRATE ON TRUSTING THE FATHER IN ALL THINGS

 

        Even those of us who are truly seeking first the Kingdom can just barely comprehend [relatively speaking]the glorious days ahead where the Glorious Church and the Kingdom are concerned - even with all of the precious revelation we have been blessed through the years. The reason for this is that whatever the Father has in store for His faithful servants in this final hour will truly be found to be "exceeding abundantly beyond the exceeding abundantly".

 

        ...."How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear [reverence] You, which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, before the sons of men!".... Psalm 31:19 NASB

 

        I keep thinking back to the scripture in Ephesians below and have come to realize that one would be wise in these days to simply concentrate on trusting the Father in ALL things so as not to limit Him in ANY way in the final hour - an hour in which Heaven and the Kingdom are going to "touch" [influence] earth in a very BIG way.

 

        From here on in, it will truly be a time like no other! It will be like a "domino effect" and, when the dominoes start to fall, EVERYTHING will fall into place [unfold]perfectly - and in an accelerated manner. Our part is to be found abiding in the "place called Done" - the place wherein an absolute faith and steadfast trust are continually released in the "finished work" of Jesus [who we are IN Him] and ALL that is encompassed in His holy Name.

 

"the place called Done"- is the place wherein one rests in the "finished" work of the Lord Jesus Christ [and the entire scope of the Father's Will - past, present and future] through the continual exercising of an absolute faith love, and obedience. It is the place wherein the Grace of God abounds towards one - empowering them perfectly in ALL things.

 

        ...."But by His [the Father's] doing you are IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB

 

        ...."Now to Him Who, by [in consequence of] the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] - to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen [so be it]".... Ephesians 3:20-21 The Amplified Translation

 

THE FATHER IS TRULY PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

 

        The Father is truly perfect in every way. Through the years, I am very thankful for the "big things" He has done but it has been in the "little things" where I really came to know Him, love Him, trust Him and appreciate Him to a continually greater degree. He has ways to thrill [surprise] our hearts in the "little things" as well as the "big things" - and that will continue for the rest of our time here - and forever.          

 

        ...."He [God] is famous for great and unexpected acts; there's no end to His surprises".... Job 5:9 The Message Translation

 

        ...."He/she who is faithful [found trustworthy] in a very little thing is faithful [found trustworthy] also in much".... Luke 16:10 NASB

 

A word from the Father

 

*       Faith "releases". Therefore, the continual exercising [releasing] of an absolute faith and trust in Me [and My Word] releases the fullness of EVERY Covenant promise and blessing [divine empowerment] into the life of My faithful ones.

 

        ...."But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak".... 2 Corinthians 4:13 NASB

 

        ...."Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be [granted] him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe [based on the finished work of the Cross, the Word of God and the Blood Covenant] that you have [already] received them, and they will be [granted] you".... Mark 11:23-24 NASB

 

"DISTANCING OURSELVES"

 

        ...."Therefore, we consider and look not to the things that are seen [the lower reality - that which is real to the five physical senses] but to the things that are unseen [through faith in the higher Reality of God's Word]; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting) [subject to change], but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting [Eternal]".... 2 Corinthians 4:18 The Amplified Translation

 

A word from the Father:

 

*       Disregard your present circumstances by "distancing" yourself from them  [spiritually - through a perfect obedience in your thought-life] and continually be found focusing on the joy [vision - dream - revelation] that I have set before you.

 

"Disregard" - to give little or no attention to [in this case, not let physical {outward} circumstances take precedence over the reality of God's Word];

 

"Precedence"- the right to go before in order, rank, or importance;

 

        Gaining [and diligently maintaining] a revelation of the Father's Heart [Word] lifts us high above the "past" to focus on that which is both "now" and Eternal in the Holy Spirit. Something that I have been experiencing [especially in my quiet times with the Father] - is a deeper revelation of the importance of "distancing" myself from the "natural realm" [the things that are presently seen through the five physical senses] - even in the midst of the necessary activities through the day - to remain focused [in faith]upon the "reality" [revelation] of the Father's vision and plan "abiding" in my heart.

 

"authoritative proclamation" - words that are in perfect alignment with a revelation of God's Word/Will in one's heart, spoken in an absolute faith and trust [empowered by the "spirit of faith"] - which then releases the "fullness" of one's Authority and Power [in Christ]into any given situation to bring it into perfect conformity to the Father's Will and highest Kingdom-purpose.

 

        The key to "distancing" ourselves from the things that are "seen" or "experienced" in the natural realm to "fix" [focus] our gaze on the things that are not seen in the natural realm [but ARE in the spiritual realm] is to IMMEDIATELY bring EVERY negative thought captive to a revelation of the Father's Word/Will - through the "authoritative proclamation of "words that are aligned perfectly with a "revelation" of the Father's Will/Word. This places our feet solidly in "the place called Done" - the place of Spiritual Reality wherein we are found going from faith to faith and obedience to obedience into the "fullness" of our precious Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ. This is the way of faith - and this is the way of the Kingdom.

 

        ...."Let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God [Ps. 110:1.]".... Hebrews 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation

 

                                                 THE HAND OF THE LORD

 

        ...."But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand".... Acts 13:8-11 KJV

 

        ...."And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord".... Acts 11:21 KJV

 

        When one sees a reference to "the hand of God" or the "hand of the Lord" it means two things:

 

1.      It speaks of God's Power expressed in judgment on the "adversaries" of God's people - Satan being behind the persecution and affliction. God's judgment on the situation went directly to Satan - and he made him pay compensation [in this case, "a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord"].

 

"Penalize" - to subject to a penalty; to declare (an action, deed, etc.) punishable by law or rule; to put under a disadvantage or handicap;

 

        Satan was "penalized" [totally defeated at Calvary] and yet [partly due to our negligence where our Covenant is concerned], he has continually violated us throughout our lifetime. In this hour, great compensation is about to come to those who are standing in faith for it!

 

        ...."And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go. And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians".... Exodus 3:20-22 KJV

 

        ...."And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten".... Exodus 13:3 KJV

 

        ...."Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble".... Exodus 15:6-7 KJV

 

2.      It speaks of God's Power expressed in blessing [divine empowerment to prosper]on His faithful ones.

 

        ...."And now, Lord, behold their threatening’s: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need".... Acts 4:29-35 NASB

 

"COMMAND YE ME"

 

        ...."Concerning the work of my hands command [appoint, assign and commission] ye Me".... Isaiah 45:11 KJV

 

        What the Father is saying concerning this scripture is this:

 

        Through the release of faith-filled words, "loose Me to work on your behalf, give Me an order, give Me a mandate to carry out for you; give Me the opportunity to bring judgment on your Adversary - and blessing [the divine empowerment to prosper] on you.

 

            COMPENSATION FROM THE ENEMY [THE DEVIL NEVER WINS!]

 

        ...."If he [the thief] be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house".... Proverbs 6:31 KJV

                                                       

A word from the Father [concerning His Plan for divine restoration and compensation]:

 

"Tolerate" - to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit; to endure without repugnance; put up with;

 

"Theft" - the wrongful taking and carrying away of the personal goods or property of another;

 

        Many of My people are "tolerating" the Enemy's attacks against them to a certain degree - and, thus, he is getting away with things he should not be. Because of this lack of resistance to his schemes, he is being "allowed" to set up camp, so to speak, and remain in a place where he has a "direct influence" [control] in their lives.

 

        There are others who have stood in faith and trust against his attacks and they have gained a certain victory over him [and in this, I am well-pleased] BUT they have neglected to make him [compensate] them [as is their Covenant right] for ALL that he has put them through - or stolen from them.

 

        In these days, I am commanding My people [in their pursuit of the Enemy until he is consumed] to begin to not only stand in the "fullness" of their Covenant protection from the Enemy's attacks but, also, commission [command] Me [in the power and wisdom of My Spirit] to bring judgment on him - for, as they do, I will SURELY "stretch forth My Hand" against him, and I will "force" him, by My great and awesome Power, to compensate any damages he is responsible for - seven-fold!

 

        Praise God! The Devil NEVER wins, when one continues to exercise a steadfast faith and patience where their Covenant" is concerned! The above word from the Father presents another aspect of the "transfer of wealth" in this final hour. In our diligent pursuit of the true Kingdom-works that we are called to, let us be found obedient to "take back" ALL that is rightfully ours, in Christ. For it is certain that as the children of God are compensated "seven-fold" for ALL that the Enemy has stolen from them throughout their lives it will lead to "divine overflow" in our midst on a major scale - a divine overflow that will empower us to truly get the job done!

 

        ...."And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all".... 1 Samuel 30:8 NASB

 

        ...."I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and I did not turn back until they were consumed and I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; And they fell under my feet. For You have girded me with strength for battle".... 2 Samuel 22:38-40 NASB

 

        ...."In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. NO weapon [and that includes "theft"]that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me, declares the LORD".... Isaiah 54:14-17 NASB

 

        ...."The righteous will be rewarded with prosperity".... and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous".... Proverbs 13:21a,22b NASB

 

 THE FATHER:

 

"Wreak" - inflict;

 

"Havoc" - destruction; ruin; devastation;

 

*       In this hour, I shall begin to wreak great havoc upon Satan and his forces, and My faithful ones - in pursuing and overtaking the Evil One in their perfect obedience - shall recover "all" that He has stolen from them in the past [both individually and corporately]. And truly I say to you, this last generation of My Church shall gain back not only that which has been stolen from them but also that which has been stolen [and never been recovered] from every previous generation of My Church. And with these Kingdom-resources they shall win millions to Jesus - and not just "to" Jesus but to the place where they are "in" Jesus and Jesus [and the "fullness" of My Spirit - Who is the Spirit of Christ] "abides" within them.

 

JESUS:

 

        And, thus, shall My Glorious Church continually grow, and My Glory shall expand to such a great degree in the days ahead  [in the midst of My holy ones] that the "resurrection power" abiding within them - in one moment of time - shall cause them to be "lifted up" [in the "fullness" of time - the time wherein the mandate I have given My Church is perfectly fulfilled] to meet Me in the sky.

 

        ...."I will praise Jehovah with my whole heart; I will recount all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee; I will sing forth thy name, O Most High. When mine enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished at thy presence: For thou hast maintained my right and my cause. Thou sittest on the throne, judging righteously".... Psalm 9:1-4 Darby Translation

 

        ...."Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, NOW I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him/her in the safety for which he/she longs".... Psalm 12:5 NASB

 

        ...."Rejoice, O sons/daughters of Zion, and be glad in the LORD your God; For He has given you the early rain for [your] vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, The early and latter rain as before. The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil. Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten.... You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied and praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you".... Joel 2:23-26 NASB

 

        ...."As in the days when you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you miracles".... Micah 7:15 NASB

 

        ...."Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed".... 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NASB

 

                                                   DIVINE "OVERFLOW"

 

        ...."You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance"....  Psalm 65:11 New Living Translation

 

A word from the Father:

 

*       Sowing to the Holy Spirit in obedience will always produce a perfect harvest for one's future [on EVERY level]. I am the God of "more than enough" - and, thus, the spontaneous fruit of ALL that I touch is "superabundant overflow" in the lives of My faithful ones!

 

        It is written, "where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty" and, now, in this most critical hour, we are beginning to see the first fruits of a people who are continually filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Because these holy ones have remained in constant fellowship with God they have become "partakers" of the Divine Nature [2 Peter 1:2-4] and, as well as abiding in the Mind of Christ [1 Corinthians 2:16], they have come to know intimately the deepest thoughts and intentions of the Father's heart. There are NO words to adequately describe the days that are now beginning to overtake all those who truly love God - those who have laid down their lives completely to do and say only that which they are commanded [instructed] to do or say [by the Holy Spirit abiding within].

 

        As individuals move forth from the place of intimate fellowship with the Father and His Word - in the obedience that is its spontaneous fruit - He, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is now going to supernaturally establish "true" [genuine] corporate unity and one accord in the midst of His people. This true unity and one accord will immediately begin to produce an exponential increase in the Presence and Power [Glory] of God in our midst - the spontaneous result [fruit] being that there will be a "divine overflow" [a divine superabundance of life, light, Love and financial prosperity] that will be poured forth through a holy people [as a witness and demonstration of the Kingdom] upon all that crosses their path [Joel 2:1-11].

 

        This will produce great healing and restoration in the lives of those whose hearts are towards God and bring great devastation [judgment]upon ALL that has been established apart from Christ.

 

        ...."Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 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 Corinthians 3:17-18 NASB

 

        ...."According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is [to be] revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire".... 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 NASB

 

        ...."So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze," says the LORD of hosts, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch".... Malachi 3:18-4:1 NASB

 

        Let us keep our hearts pure in this hour [through constant fellowship with the Father and His Word in the "inner chamber"]. For it is the ONLY way for us to safe-guard against slipping into the self-exaltive [unrighteous] words and practices that are about to be exposed in our midst - and, also, the only way for us to be "fit" vessels of His unlimited Love and Goodness to a generation that is perishing to a greater degree with each passing day.

 

        ...."But I tell you that every careless [idle, non-faith producing, useless] word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned".... Matthew 12:36-37 NASB

 

        ...."Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see [both know and understand] God [and His highest purpose]".... Matthew 5:8 NASB

 

        ...."Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising".... Isaiah 60:1-3 NASB

 

Prayer:

 

        Heavenly Father, we thank you for the profound Kingdom-revelation [absolute Truth] that You are revealing to Your faithful sons and daughters in this most critical and glorious hour - revelation that will ABSOLUTELY devaste Satan's schemes in our midst in such a way as to put him to flight [on the run] right through to the end of the Church age [as we keep the pressure on him through the continual exercising of an absolute faith and trust in You].

 

        Father, place a burning desire in our hearts to exact EVERYTHING from the Enemy that he has stolen from us throughout our lifetime - even those things we "allowed" him to steal, in our previous times of fear, neglect and unbelief as we were learning to trust in You.

 

        We thank You, Father, that You have raised us up a people who NOW trust You with ALL of our hearts - a people who are truly   ready to receive ALL that you have stored up for us "for such a time as this", with a view to our accomplishing the Kingdom-mandate you have given us  [both individually and corporately]. And we declare ALL of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis]in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory.  Amen.

 

                   NUGGETS FROM THE INNER CHAMBER

 

*       When one is truly trusting in God with all of their heart EVERYTHING they are trusting Him for ALWAYS works out perfectly! - and to His greatest Glory  [regardless of what it may look like or feel like in the process of time].

 

        ...."For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man/woman who trusts in You!".... Psalms 84:11-12 NASB

 

*       To the depth that one "allows" the deeper working of the Cross [by the Holy Spirit] in their lives, it is to that degree that they will partake of the reality of true Kingdom-living

 

        ...."And He [Jesus] summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me'".... Mark 8:34 NASB

 

*       "Traits" are simply the fruit of the "blind spots" that are the result of one [willfully] holding onto ANY form of fear or self-desire. These "blind spots" then manifest [unknowingly] in self-righteousness [self-exaltive] attitudes.

 

"Trait" - a distinguishing characteristic or quality, especially of one's personal nature;

 

"Blind spot" - an area or facet of one's personality of which one remains ignorant or fails to gain an understanding of;

 

        ...."The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays".... Luke 11:34-36 NASB

 

*       The Lord in His earthly ministry was continually having to be on guard concerning "questions". Questions ALWAYS reveal the true motivation of one's heart. Righteous questions are always with a view to one learning more about the Lord and His Kingdom while unrighteous questions are always self-seeking - and contain a "hidden" agenda. The gift of the word of knowledge allows one to read the heart of another like an "open book" - allowing the discerning one to continually rise above and overcome the tactics [wiles] of the Enemy in this area.

 

        ...."And one of their number, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him. Teacher, which kind of commandment is great and important [the principal kind] in the Law? [Some commandments are light - which are heavy?]And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind [intellect]. [Deut. 6:5.] This is the great [most important, principal] and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. [Lev. 19:18.] These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

 

Now while the Pharisees were still assembled there, Jesus asked them a question, Saying, What do you think of the Christ? Whose Son is He? They said to Him, The Son of David. He said to them, How is it then that David, under the influence of the [Holy] Spirit, calls Him Lord, saying, The Lord said to My Lord, Sit at My right hand until I put Your enemies under Your feet? [Ps. 110:1.] If then David thus calls Him Lord, how is He his Son? And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day did anyone venture or dare to question Him".... Matthew 22:35-46 The Amplified Translation

 

*       There is nothing wrong with "titles" EXCEPT that many in the church at large call themselves by "titles" born out of a seeking after self-glory - and the honour and praises of men that are its spontaneous by-product.

 

        ...."Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying: 'The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

 

They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men. But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted".... Matthew 23:1-12 NASB

 

        ...."I do not receive glory from men; but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?".... John 5:41-44 NASB

 

*       It is very important for every child of God to "maintain" the revelation of an "open Heaven" - as well as to know that we, as true sons and daughters, are no longer limited [as we rise up in faith to be seated at the right hand of the Father, in Christ] by any type of "ceiling" [hindering tactics] that the Enemy has tried to establish in order to keep us far below the fullness of our precious inheritance [salvation], in Christ.

 

Words of prophecy [concerning an "open Heaven"]:

 

+       I have called My children to "abide" [dwell] in My Kingdom - in peace and joy and righteousness [Romans 14:17] that they might be found continually accessing the peace that passes all human understanding; be empowered by the joy that continually produces divine strength and courage - and be found to be righteously motivated in ALL that they say and do [Matthew 5:48]. This is the true Kingdom-life - and truly I say to you, those who set themselves to diligence [spiritually speaking] in this most critical hour will SURELY experience an open Heaven and, thus, they will literally experience Heaven on earth superabundantly - and in a manner that they never thought possible this side of Heaven [Eternity], itself!

 

+       An "open heaven" simply means that there is nothing hindering Me from pouring Myself [a revelation of My true Nature and Character] and My blessing out in the midst of My faithful and obedient ones.

       

        ...."Turn to my reproof [correction], behold, I will pour out My Spirit on you; I will make My words known to you".... Proverbs 1:23 NASB

 

*         It is NEVER easy to love those who mistreat us BUT the good news is that we, having the revelation that we, in ourselves, are incapable of loving with a Divine Love, can simply continue to access the Grace of God on a continual basis - KNOWING [having a deep revelation of the spiritual reality] that He is faithful to NEVER allow us to experiencemore than we can endure [at the hands of the Enemy].

 

        ...."Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [Prov. 25:21, 22.] to show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven".... Matthew 5:44-45 The Amplified Translation

 

        ...."Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by Whom also we have access by faith into this Grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God".... Romans 5:1-2 KJV

 

        ...."Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing".... James 1:2-4 NASB

 

*       Part of what happens in the "inner chamber" is that the holy Light of God [the Spirit of wisdom and revelation] will shine into our hearts and show us things. One of the deepest works of the Spirit of the Cross [the Holy Spirit]is to break up any ground within one that "thinks" that it has the capability to be holy or righteous. It is THEN [freedom from any form of "self-righteousness"] that one truly comes into a full dependence on [an absolute trust in] the Father and His Word for ALL things - having gained a deep and abiding revelation that there is NO good in the "flesh" and that the "flesh" [anything that has its origin in "sense-knowledge and perception"] profits NOTHING where the true Church and the Kingdom are concerned. The bottom line is that it is the Holy Spirit's job to bring us into holiness - and ALL that we are in Christ,"experientially" [in our daily practical experience] - as we ALREADY are [in Christ]in the Father's sight, through the precious Blood of Jesus.

 

        ...."It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh [sense-knowledge and perception] profits nothing".... John 6:63 NASB

 

        ...."But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness [to be righteously motivated in ALL things]".... Matthew 6:33 NASB

 

        ...."But it is from Him [the Father] that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 The Amplified Translation

 

 

 

 

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