"The Riches of God's Glory"
By Barbie Breathitt
is calling us to rise up as the sons (and daughters) of God in order to manifest His glory. This is only possible with faith. Faith is a master key that creates and unlocks our internal doors and spiritual gateways. It is one thing to have faith IN God; it
is another to have the faith OF God. The plane of faith and the degree of godly character we master determines the depth, height, width and breadth of the future we will decide to demonstrate.
of the Divine Nature
Faith defines the levels of God's grandeur we will choose to exhibit in our lives. "[S]o that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though
He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.' Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like
gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:27-30).
As partakers of the
divine nature, we release God's powerful activities in and through our lives. God's boundless love and infinite intelligence dwells in the hearts of those who believe in the reality of Jesus Christ as their personal Redeemer.
The Father of Glory comes to awaken us to a new day of opportunity. The Holy Spirit opens the eyes of our understanding, and we are spiritually enlightened. When we are born again, godly revelation empowers us to see how to enter into the Kingdom
of God in order to prosper and to fulfill all that God has purposed. No one can enter the Kingdom of God (which is within), unless they activate their childlike imagination in order to see, believe, perceive and accept the Kingdom of God (see Mark 10:15).
Believers are endued with the power of influence, authority and a commanding sway of godly presence. We are called to reveal the mysteries of God that have been concealed within the hope of Christ. As partakers of
the divine nature, we release God's powerful activities in and through our lives.
The Riches of God's Glory
The futuristic visions that Christ projects
within the Believer's imagination shows him or her how to operate in the riches of God's glory. Everything we could ever want, need or desire is eternally stewarded in the realm of glory. When we take on God's glorious image and likeness, we become part of
His glorious inheritance.
"[T]hat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints." (Ephesians 1:17-18)
If we, as Believers of God, are able to enter
the future to believe, see and understand the plans of God before they happen, we will be called upon by the kings and presidents from every nation of the world to boldly advise them from the wisdom found in the council chambers of God. The Gentiles shall
come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising (Isaiah 60:3).
The love of Christ Jesus dwelling in the imagination is the creative force that empowers us to access, know and surpass all
the natural knowledge of this world. When we become aware that we are being filled with all the fullness of God, we are then able to gain understanding from another higher, more advanced spiritual dimension in God.
The various attributes of the Seven Spirits of God are all unique master keys that give us entrance into the Father's many mansions (states of being) of God's Kingdom. When the truth of Christ's unlimited presence dwelling within us is actualized
in our spirit man, we are able to live life in an exceedingly abundant state of prosperity.
We have been given access to the mind of Christ, to see Him for who He truly is, to know His full capacity and
to obtain a broader dimension of the future. Tapping into the imaginative, creative, all-knowing mind of Christ gives us the ability to gain the supremacy of wisdom to move above and beyond all that we can ask, think or even imagine.
As this new era dawns from the womb of the morning, we arise as one mighty army that shines in the beauty of holiness. God is our strong tower of defense in the day of trouble. The Kingdom of God, and the power of His Christ has come. We have been
given the power to prophesy the heavens shut, so that no rain falls. In this day of His power, we freely volunteer to cast down the accuser. Our songs of deliverance declare God's power and mercy echoing throughout the earth, then rises as a triumphant crescendo
to the heavens.
Take a moment to IMAGINE what it would be like to live in a perfect world; a beautiful, tranquil world that is full
of love. Imagine a world where everyone is at peace, full of love for their family and friends, and they care for their neighbors as themselves; a world where no one thinks evil of anyone, much less intentionally harms another. IMAGINE a world where the furious
lion and the innocent, gentle lamb lay down together in harmony. IMAGINE a world that functions under God's covenant law where people only do unto others as they would have others do unto them.
a world where the thoughts and actions of people are always positive, kind, merciful and full of God's grace. IMAGINE a world that is free of hatred, prejudice, violence, disease, destruction, war and death. IMAGINE a world where people have the divine mind
and Spirit of Christ dwelling within their being. IMAGINE all of the people in the world from every nation, race, tribe and tongue living together in one accord, freely worshiping the One True God in the Spirit of unity and truth!
IMAGINE being a part of the solution, the person who has the answers to all of the questions. IMAGINE being the person who brings salvation, peace and prosperity to the world. IMAGINE knowing God's voice, understanding the mysteries of God and being
able to interpret dreams, visions and all mysteries. IMAGINE having access to all knowledge, all wisdom and all power in order to solve all of the world's problems.
Jesus, the Savior of the world,
has all power and all authority, both in Heaven and on Earth. He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Jesus gave His Believers power and authority over all demons and the power to cure diseases. He imparted
His power to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, so that nothing by any means can hurt you.
Believers receive power from the Holy Spirit's presence, coming in and upon
them to be witnesses to the resurrection power of Jesus, to demonstrate signs, wonders and miracles of His great grace from one end of the earth to another. Jesus raised up Believers so that He may show His power in us, so that His name may be declared in
all the earth.
The God of hope fills the Believer with joy and peace in believing that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. All things are lawful for us, but not all things are helpful.
All things are lawful for us, but we will not be brought under the power of any, for Believers are submitted to the power of and controlled by the Holy Spirit.
Seated in Heavenly Places
Believers are seated with Christ in heavenly places far above all principalities, powers, might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. All things were created by God that are in Heaven
and on Earth, both visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All Things were created through Christ and for Him (see Colossians 1:16-17).
The Believer is complete
in Christ, who is the head of all principalities and powers. As Believers we should pray always that our God would count us worthy of this calling, so that we can fulfill all the pleasures of His goodness, and so that all the works of faith can be demonstrated
with His power. God has empowered us to be His ambassadors here on Earth.
Believers are called to demonstrate God's power, while being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. We
are to uphold all things by the word of His power. Jesus, by Himself, purged us of our sins. Then, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High. His work is finished. Now we are called to manifest His Kingdom here on Earth.
Our prayer should be, "Lord, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven!" For our God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we, the Believers in Christ, can ask, think or IMAGINE, according to the measure
of our understanding of the power of God that works in us. The all-knowing, omnipotent God strengthens us with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy. In order to be Believers in Christ, we must be conscious
of Christ's Spirit working in and through us.
By Dr. Barbie L. Breathitt
President, Breath of the Spirit Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321