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Living by Faith

“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

Our going out to a place to receive for an inheritance is of course God, we sojourn into the unseen world of His nature exploring by Faith His very heart.

In this we are established by what we see with the single eye of Faith and what we touch with our hands of Faith. Here we see as we are seen, and know as we are known.

From this we forsake this earthly realm for our citizenship in our Fathers heart. In this we become strangers in this strange earthly realm, fixing the eye of Faith upon Christ and His resurrection.

Faith when mature creates the transition from the physical body into our Heavenly body, from our earthly nature into our Heavenly nature.

In this like the prodigal we return home, with this experience permanently inscribed in our hearts…the beauty and warmth of our Fathers heart.

And to never take it for granted, but to esteem His Love above all else, for it is the essence of Life.

Blessings

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Life is His Nature

John states through divine understanding that God is Love. Therefore if we are to express Love, we must do so in His Nature.

Paul agrees with John, as he states in the following:

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.”
Romans 12:9~13

The world is waiting upon this to become true, a living, breathing example of God’s Nature. We who call upon His Name have a response to this relationship. That is none other than to share His very Life with all who are before us.

Today when we hear His voice, we must above all else, be channels for His Nature, His Life, and this is Love.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34, 35

This is the Good News that the world needs, and it is our calling.

May it be so Father, may it be so.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Jesus Christ

 

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How to Walk

Gen. 17:1 The Lord expressed how Abram was to walk, and although he wasn’t perfect in his walk, he was blameless.

“Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
“I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly.”
Abram fell on his face…” Genesis 17:1~3a

 Abraham was faithful in his walk, learning obedience through the things he suffered. Ismael, lies, and whatever else did not deter him. He kept his focus upon who was leading him, and is an example and encouragement to those of us who walk in the spirit of Isaac, as sons of Abraham.
 Our walk is indeed like Abraham’s, we are to allow the Lord to be exactly what He is…Our Lord. Not by our human thinking or strength, but in and through His very presence. This is the intent of His grace. This is what Paul was referring to when he stated; “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.” I Cor.15:10
 
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Posted by on June 26, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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The Work of the Cross and Living Letters

Submitting to our Fathers Will

As Jesus walked the earth and proclaimed our Fathers heart/will He had many hard teaching. Words that cut to the bone, that leave no doubt what His intent is.

“and any one who does not take up his cross and follow where I lead is not worthy of me.”

Today the work of the cross is often misunderstood, yet just as the Living Word was active then, it’s just as true today as yesterday, and will be true tomorrow.

The cross is the means of bring to bear that which is true, just, honorable, and pure…Christ. With this in mind we must come to see not only the need, the beauty of this experience, and the precious fruit that this process yields.

Today we can clearly see a great need for the Living Word to be expressed, expressed in authenticity, passion, and Truth. This is the will of our Lord, and He watches over His Word to perform or accomplish this, and it is indeed being accomplished.

“And I— if I am lifted up from the earth—will draw all men to me.” ~ Jesus

Once again The Living Word is being made flesh and dwells among us, and once again it will yield the precious fruit of righteousness.

Our Father is seeking His sons, those vessels that are willing to submit to His discipline.

“Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?” Hebrews 12:9

This living that the author of Hebrews mentioned is life in the Spirit, and this is exactly what our Father is seeking, sons who walk and speak in Spirit and Truth.

“You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men;

being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God,

who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians” 3:2~6

“You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.”
~ Psalm 60:4

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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What is a Son Worth?

Seeking The Sons of Abraham
The following post is from “Seeking The Sons of Abraham”

What God does in us has greater importance than what He does through us.

What is a true son worth? There are true sons and false sons. Heb. 12 states:

4 ¶  You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;

 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”

 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.

The writer of Hebrews tells us that if we have not experienced the chastening of the Lord in our spirits, we are illegitimate and not true sons. It is the work done in our spirits that creates His nature in us. This is borne out by verses 9-11.

 Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected themshall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?

10  For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

11  All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

The work done in our spirits enables us to share in His holiness. This is His nature created in us. This is all done within the realm of our spirits, not the soul life. Many are the troubles and tribulations we face in the soul realm, but they do not lead to Christ’s nature being formed in us. Only the dealings of the Lord upon our spirits can bring forth true holiness in us. Why is this so? Because His dealings upon our spirits go to the root, or essence, of what we are. Only in our spirits are we conformed to the image of the Son (Rom. 8:29).

Jesus said several times through the gospel of John that the Father loves the Son. It is a unique relationship. The Father delights in Him. The Scriptures teach us that God did not spare His only begotten son, and that Christ learned obedience through the things which He suffered. Because of Jesus’ willingness to humble Himself and become obedient to the point of death on a cross (Phil, 2:5-11), the Father bestowed upon Him the name which is above every name. The Son is one of a kind. The term “only begotten” implies that He is unique and special. This same uniqueness is re-created in the many sons being brought to glory (Heb. 2L10). The many sons are having the one Son formed in them. Christ’s nature is being established in His sons, thus, they also enter into the Father’s delight.

The work that goes into the creation of a son surpasses any of the works that may later be accomplished through them. All of Christianity focuses upon ministry of one type or another. The emphasis is always on accomplishing something in the name of the Lord, but the maturing of a son is a work that only God can accomplish. A son is priceless in the eyes of God. The subduing of Adam in a Christian, and crushing that Christian’s spirit until it is in is obedience and harmony with the Father’s will, is the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Until such a work goes deep into our spirits, we continue to have hopes and aspirations that originate with us, or at best, a mixture of us and God. It is the purpose of the Father to bring every son’s will into subjection with His own. When the Father sees this being accomplished in us, His words in Gen. 1 apply.  “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”

It is important to remember this message as God creates in us His son on an experiential level. Heb. 12:11 says: “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”  Opening our hearts to allow God to thoroughly scourge us is the greatest thing we can ever do. Finding those with such willingness is the Father’s delight. Contrary to all the clatter in certain circles of Christianity about “manifested sons,” only a few are paying the price. The following psalm should comfort and strengthen the heart of every son coming to birth.

Psalm 30

¶  A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

 O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.

 O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.

 Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

6 ¶  Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, “I will never be moved.”

 O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, I was dismayed.

 To You, O LORD, I called, And to the Lord I made supplication:

 “What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?

10  “Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper.”

11  You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

12  That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Zion

 

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