Peace is the essence of the Prince of Peace, the embodiment of His Nature within our jars of clay.
Peace is to transcend the ways of man for as it is written ‘the way to Peace they know not”. Peace is the tranquility we find as we enter His rest, rest from striving, and rest as we abide in His presence drinking from the quiet waters He provides.
Peace is trust in action, knowing that nothing can ever separate us from His Love, which enables His Peace to flood our being.
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The whole creation is eagerly awaiting His sons to come forward in His Nature.
This is the only item in this world that is sorely lacking, is the Nature of our Father.
Man can never muster the qualities needed, regardless of his desire, man is incapable, woefully unqualified.
Today we walk on the cusp of the biggest breakthrough in the history of man. It is close, and each day we press into Him, eating and drinking of His flesh and blood, experiencing the transference of His Love.
It is our Fathers great desire to give us His Kingdom, yet we must desire this above all else. We must in His grace have are hearts set upon His will, to become exactly what He has planned for us to become, Holy. This is only possible in and through the Life of Christ coming forth in our lives. He has set the table before us, we must reach out to partake of His Feast.
Our brother Paul’s prayer is clearly our need.
“the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:18~22
We must have our hearts open unto our Lord, seeking Him and His righteousness to over take our mixture. The Day has come that the mixture is no longer enough. He is seeking hearts that are given unto Him, that He might inhabit. This is exactly what the prophet Jeremiah saw as vital.
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Today we are being called out of this age, and our corrupt nature, and called into out Lords very heart. To walk into His Spirit and to partake of His very Nature, and then to express this as He leads.
What does the world need now more than ever? His Nature, Love. Of all there is, none is greater than Love. For Love is God, and God is Love.
May we have ears to hear what the Spirit is expressing to the Body of Christ.
True Treasure is Before Us
This morning our Lord has been emphasizing the need of our pursuit of Him. Emphasizing that there is always more, more of Him, His nature and His attributes.
We must taste and see of His goodness, faithfulness, and the Truth of His Love.
What He brought to my heart was the Shulamite, and how she tasted the kings love, knew of his ways and once she had experienced this, she was wrecked by him and his love. She then sought, asked and found him. And as she did she was completely surrendered, open, and responsive to his love.
This is but a shadow of how we are to experience the width, depth, highests and breadths of His Love. Remembering Love is His Nature, so to know Love is to know Christ and Him crucified. Paul’s prayer is to be our prayer. We must come to know our Lord, and with each day experiencing His beauty unfolding like a banquet table before us.
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16~19
Our Lord desires to have our hearts burning for Him, He is creating within us this passion, desire, and intensity to ask, seek and knock on the door of His heart, and to keep doing so. To taste and keep tasting the beauty of His presence, and the depths of His Love.
This is true living, walking into Him and His Love each and every day, learning to know Him, and to learn His ways, eating and drinking in Spirit and Truth. This is the transformation that moves us from darkness into His Light. The old order dying, and the Newness of His Life being experienced within us.
Everything we could ever possibly need pertaining to Life is open before us. It is in His Faith that we explore this Treasure, and dine at the table He sets before each of us. In this we learn to trust in our Lord, His true Love develops this beautiful condition of trust. We learn to trust when we know His True Love.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5, 6
Peter saw this, and experienced this radical transformation in his life. Peter moved from speaking to knowing, his life is one for us to learn from. Peter became overwhelmed by the Nature of our Lord.
2 Peter 1:3~8
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
May we open our hearts before our Lord, seeking Him and His perfect Nature to overtake our flawed nature. To become in Spirit and Truth a New Creation in Christ.
The Great Cloud and Us
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” ~ Hebrews 12:1
This verse and in particular the phrase ‘great cloud of witnesses’ has been on my heart, and I sense that there is something vital to see here.
The phraseology used with the word cloud, seems to tie into the literal for means of understanding. In scripture rain is seen as a blessing, as something that imparts life to earth.
There is a cycle found in nature that we can glean from. Water due to heat from the sun evaporates and rises, where it cools and condenses forming clouds. When these clouds reach a saturation point the moisture is released allowing it to return once again to the earth. This cycle is repeated over and over.
The Living Word is compared to Living Water, and this Living Water can also be likened to the Holy Spirit. We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses through the Spirit; those who have through the ages went before us. There is indeed an oneness with them all on a plane of Spirit. They like us are longing for a completion, and we deeply benefit from their walk.
This is the oneness of Zion, where we find each of us bring something to the table, and this is in and through the work of our Lord, and His life formed within us.
“Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fertile field, And the fertile field is considered as a forest.” Isaiah 32:15
Although we may not see this, it is very true.
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised,
because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.” ~ Hebrews 11:39, 40
The key to see here is they are not apart from us, this is the oneness we experience in Zion. Just as the water cycle indicates this, the Holy Spirit flows through Zion, we are enriched by our predecessors, as they are enriched by each of us. The veil that separates us is diminishing, and will vaporize, this is a day to eagerly press into, for this is our Fathers heart.
“So rejoice, O sons 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.” ~ Joel 2:23
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”
~ John 7:38
May it be so Father, may it be so.