Who Is In Me?


Who is in me?

 Rev 1:12  And turning to see the voice which said these words to me, I saw seven gold vessels with lights burning in them;

13  And in the middle of them one like a son of man, clothed with a robe down to his feet, and with a band of gold round his breasts.

14  And his head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15  And his feet like polished brass, as if it had been burned in a fire; and his voice was as the sound of great waters.

16  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword: and his face was like the sun shining in its strength.

17  And when I saw him, I went down on my face at his feet as one dead. And he put his right hand on me, saying, Have no fear; I am the first and the last and the Living one;

 How do I reveal This One in me?

Is this The One in you?

How do you reveal This One?

Phillip 3: 8  Yes truly, and I am ready to give up all things for the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, which is more than all: for whom I have undergone the loss of all things, and to me they are less than nothing, so that I may have Christ as my reward,

How much are you and I willing to give up to reveal This One to ourselves and then to the world?

 Verse translation from The Bible in Basic English

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Its All A Matter of Your Gut!


 Romans 6:9  knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, no longer dies. Death is no longer master over Him.

Eph 2:6  and raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,

Christ was raised from the dead, and the Christian was co raised with Him.

In Romans 6:9, the words for “knowing that” is oida.

Oida is gut knowledge.

This is not knowledge that you go to school to gain.

Oida means that “you know, that you know, that you know.”

When you see a girl with a blue dress, you know it’s blue. No schooling required.

In your gut, you know that Christ was raised? Oh yeah, we have no problem with that!

Eph 2:6  and raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,

But in your gut do you know that at the moment Christ was raised, so were you?

If you say yes, you are lying

With my head I knew that I’ve been co raised with Christ.

But for thirty six years I have not lived as such, clinging instead to, and governed by earth.

Today, this was settled in my gut.

I’ve been detached from earth’s dictates by sheer distance between it and me, because I am raised.

My life begun anew.

I am physically higher in distance above planet earth.

The laws of earth are not my governing principle.

Neither are politicians or the economy or anything else.

Sin and pain and sickness can no longer stick to to me.

I am physically above their heads so they can’t reach me with slimy fingers.

I am hovering far above the earth, looking down.

I’m living from the environment and culture of the heavens rather than the earth.

Eph 1:20  which He worked in Christ, having raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies,

 Eph 2:6  and raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,

God’s raising up is not the means to the end.

God raised up Christ to make Him sit.

So where did Christ end up sitting?

It’s on a throne made up of God’s glory. Every atom of it is glory.

God’s glory is more potent than all.

God’s glory is what transforms people from sinful temporal creatures, to the eternal and perfect.

Because Christ is seated, He functions from authority and rest.

This throne is physically above all demonic and angelic principalities and everything that has a name, which is everything.

Mt 25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all he holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

So God raised us with Christ in order to make us sit with Him.

How does it feel to live a life seated on a throne made up of glory?

On massive cushion of glory is all that is around you.

This cushion blocks off all the stuff occurring on earth.

Everything ebbs from this throne in power, glory, authority and endless riches.

Is this you?  Is this your revelation? Is this what drives your gut?

We can go on and on.

The bottom line is that it’s all a matter of your gut.

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The Emperor’s New Clothes


Ro 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on <1746> the armour of light.

Ro 13:14  But put ye on <1746> the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on <1746> incorruption, and this mortal must put on <1746> immortality.

1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on <1746> incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on <1746> immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

2Co 5:3  If so be that being clothed <1746> we shall not be found naked.

Ga 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on <1746> Christ.

Eph 4:24  And that ye put on <1746> the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Eph 6:11  Put on <1746> the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on <1746> the breastplate of righteousness;

Col 3:10  And have put on <1746> the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Col 3:12  Put on <1746> therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

1Th 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on <1746> the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

Re 1:13  And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment <1746> down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

Re 15:6  And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed <1746> in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

Re 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed <1746> in fine linen, white and clean.

Strong’s Word # 1746 literally means to sink or plunge into new clothes.

The one who follows Jesus Christ has been unclothed of her sinful nature and has slipped into the clothes of the resurrection life

It’s not enough to know that you have been unclothed from the old and clothed with the new. You need to have an  in-depth understanding of your resurrection clothes.

We humans have been clothed so long in sinful clothes that our knowledge is primarily of what we have taken off. Even then, these old clothes, though now removed,  hang on to us like bees swarm to honey.

This is called mistaken identity.

Once the old come off there must be a systematic education  of what we now wear.

1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on <1746> incorruption, and this mortal must put on <1746> immortality.

1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on <1746> incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on <1746> immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Note that for death to be swallowed up in victory there has to be a meticulous accounting of our new resurrection clothes

In the short fable by Hans Christian Andersen, the emperor was promised new clothes, but was in fact naked after being swindled by two tailors.

Though we are arrayed in the glorious apparel of resurrection many will end up like the emperor and his new clothes, that though he we are sovereigns in Christ, we march before the world naked through the un renewing of our minds.

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Stop Camping Out In The second Heavens!


2Co 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows–such a one was caught up to the third heaven.

Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

What does a dead person do?

  • He is free from sin.
  • He is delivered
  • He is free from sickness.
  • He is free from his past.
  • He is free from his old identity.
  • He is not susceptible to rejection.
  • The corpse in fact is the freest person in the earth.

Many times the devil will make you feel that you are the one with the problem.

You are the one who is sick, or depressed, or without energy.

In more than half of the cases, you don’t have the problem.

It’s a lying attack from the outside.

But the devil will make you feel that it’s you, so you can never break free.

I have known for many years that I am dead with Christ, but the revelation never sank in to the point that I could deal with it and go on to the next level.

As long as the revelation of being a corpse in the grave with Jesus is not a total reality, and I still behave like an alive man in any way, the devil will hit me!

The devil would hit me with a sickness, or a problem, or with things that affect alive people, but not dead ones.

As much as I tried to break out into freedom I couldn’t, because freedom belongs to the dead.

So by the devils tactics he kept in the limbo of living in the second heavens.

The first heavens is where we naturally live, on earth.

The third heavens is the one which Paul talk about.

Its where God’s throne is.

It’s what Paul calls heavenly places.

Its where God has raised us up to, to sit at the right hand of God.

In between these two heavens is the second one, where Satan’s principalities, powers, dominions and spiritual wickedness in high places function.

When Christ resurrected, He did so by going through the first heavens, and through the second where He disarmed these principalities and powers and took them as the captive prisoners of a triumphant king, by His victory on the cross.

From there, He proceeded to the third heavens and now sits on the throne of God.

For the Christian, God sees him or her already seated with Him on His throne in the third heaven.

Bu the experience for most of us, is just not so!

Most of us are stuck somewhere in limbo land between the first and the third heavens!

Really, most of the church camps out somewhere in the second heaven, trying and trying to break out on the third, but finding herself in a never ending see saw war.

As long at the revelation of you being as dead as a door nail, and only Christ in you doing all the work through you, has not sunk in, the demons will hit you with things belonging to alive people, and through that, keep you tied up in the slime pits of the second heavens.

The moment that you realize that you are a corpse, you become free from the sin and the sickness and the attack of the demon, and from the slime pit of the second heaven, and suddenly thrust in and through into the third one, to walk and live from above, in heavenly places.

Some rules of engagement to get out of the second and into the third heavens.

What does a dead person do?

He is free from sin.
He is delivered
He is free from sickness.
He is free from his past.
He is free from his old identity.
He is not susceptible to rejection.
The corpse in fact is the freest person in the earth.
The devil does not mess around with a corpse for too long.
The biggest problem that Christians have is that they are way too alive.

Have you ever had an enemy?

God gave me a vision of Jesus Dying on the cross.

Surrounding Him were hundreds of Roman soldiers with menacing spears in their hands.

Sometime during the vision Jesus dies. A little while later, the soldiers begin to realize that the Lord had expired. One by one they left the scene of the crucifixion, their menacing spears no more. Jesus was dead. Everything was over and done.

As long as one is alive, the enemy feels threatened and might attack.

Once the person dies, the enemy has nothing that threatens him and departs. He gets bored with a corpse.

2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

 Greek: That they may return to soberness or awake out of the snare of the devil, after having being hunted down, taken captive, and caught alive by the devil, to do his will.

 The devil is always actively hunting to “catch alive” by trapping our free will and make it to become passive, so that his will in us can then become active.

 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

 Be temperate dispassionate and serious in your life, be awake and watchful, because your opponent in a suit of law, the devil, as a roaring lion, conducts himself around, arduously and earnestly seeking, whom he may drink down, swallow, consume, and destroy.

 Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

To give place to the devil as constructing an airport runway on our back for the devil to land upon! Only our sin and disobedience can do that. Any time that we are in willful disobedience to the Lord, we automatically open up an airport on our backs, where the enemy can land and take off at his personal fancy!

 Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

 Many of us imagine that this focuses on non-Christians. That’s false. The devil is an equal opportunity deceiver.

 The Greek word for worketh is defined as giving energy to.

The sons of disobedience energize the schemes or plans of the devil. The word for disobedience is being non-compliant. If a Christian is continually noncompliant in an area of his or her life to the will of God, will he or she energize the works of the devil? Yup.

Any obstinate, stubborn, defiant, person, Christian or non, will energize the devil’s schemes

 Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

 He travels continually throughout differing arid places “seeking a cessation of his now unpleasant circumstances” (because he has been cast out of the man), and in no way finds it (showing the necessity the demons have to possess a living being).

 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

 I will return into my house whence I came out, and having come, finds it vacant and occupied, and in a perfected state of being swept, and cosmetically adorned.

 How many people’s lives are cosmetically adorned on the outside but empty on the inside. They are great target practice for the devil.

2Co 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

 Lest Satan exploit us, for we are not without knowledge of his schemes.

 The word devices for devices is “noema”, or thoughts. The devil has a big thought life which he can interject into an individual’s mind. Thus we must be led by the voice of the Holy Spirit .A mind doing its own thing and independent of the voice of God is a target practice for the devil’s own huge thought life. The devil cannot interject thoughts into the spirit of a person if the Holy Spirit dwells there. Is your mind doing its own thing? If it is you are a practice range for the devil to volley the golf balls of his thought life into it.

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Do You Have The Faith of Abraham?


The Faith of Abraham

Romans 4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk (Greek: march as a soldier ) in the steps (footprints) of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

The faith of Abraham is a military walk after the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Do you follow God’s voice as a soldier does the commands of a general?

This is the key to true success.

Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead (corpses), and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Abraham once and for all, as something which had been settled, believed God.

He agreed with what God said about him and not what circumstances dictated.

Who is this God whom Abraham believed in?

Abraham believed in the God whose nature is to continuously give life to dead things which are so dead that they are corpse like.

This way it’s God who does the work in you and not you in your own strength.

What situation do you have in your life which is as hopeless as a corpse?

Rejoice, for its right where God enjoys working the most. God loves to work with dead things!

Abraham also believed the God who continuously calls the things which are not, just as if they are. The word “as” is a very interesting. It means in the same manner as, or having the same content.

So Abraham believed the God who calls the yet not existing things as if they had the same makeup or content of fully existing ones.

Romans 4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Abraham, with all hope gone, believed upon a foundation or structure made up of hope, that upon this foundation he might become the father of many nations, in relation to the voice of God which told him that he would.

Do you place your walk with God upon a foundation of hope, and the expectation of what He will do?

Romans 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead ( now in a permanent state of a corpse) , when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness ( the corpse-likeness) of Sara’s womb:

It says that Abraham did not consider, or focus his understanding on the functions of his own body which wrtr now in a state of a corpse and also the corpse likeness of the womb of Sarah.

20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong (Receiving God’s power) in faith, giving glory to God;

In the view of what God has promised him, Abraham did not vacillate between two completely opposite outcomes but was strengthened knowing God’s ability and knew that the only outcome would be the one which God promised him.

What outcome do you believe for, yours or God’s?

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

Persuaded means to be fully carried.

Abraham allowed himself to be fully carried into the opinion that what God promised him, He was able and capable to fully complete.

What about you?

Do you have this type of confidence in the Almighty.

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The Principle of the Last Day


The Principle of the Last Day

The principle of the last day is that Christ works at the moment that we become supremely desperate and give up on our own resources.

Working out hopelessness and strengthlessness is part of the walk of faith.

It causes us to always die to self.

It forms and reveals the Person of Christ in us and causes us to trust solely on Him, and what He can do.

As we become desperate in our powerlessness we cry out to Him and see His salvation, and Christ obtains the glory.

John 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:54  Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

2Cor 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

Sentence – is the answer of death

Trust in God who is constantly raising the corpses.

10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

Aorist middle indicative.   This indicates a completed action that will definitely occur and is worked on our behalf by Christ Himself.

Christ has rescued us by faith, by drawing to Himself.

 The Principle of Resurrection

Everything must be taken to and through death and the resurrection, so that what is corrupt, natural and earthly can be put to death and the eternal and incorrupt may be raised up. This is why grace requires much effort in cooperating with the Spirit of God. It’s not a license to do as what we please. It’s a license to obey God, even all the more.

Num 17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

9  And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

10  And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not. {rebels: Heb. children of rebellion}

Heb 9:4  Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron ’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

 The Corn of Wheat and the Alabaster Jar

The need for our brokenness in the soul realm is vital for the Holy Spirit to emerge,  be released and then fruit can be born for the Lord.

Mrk14:3  And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. {spikenard: or, pure nard, or, liquid nard

John 12:23  And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.

24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

Present active/abiding alone if it chooses to live (loneliness)

Present active/ bearing much fruit if it chooses to die. (Much company)

25  He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Devote it to destruction and total ruin

To guard and keep watch over what is life

2Cor 4:10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

To carry about the corpsing of the Lord Jesus

11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12     So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

Present middle indicative.  Death constantly energizes itself in us, so bringing life to you.

2Cor 12:9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Linear concept.  God’s power grows in proportion to our weakness.

10  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

The Shekinah glory of God will tent over and become fixed upon a person in weakness,

Mammon

Mark 4:23  If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

24  And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

25  For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

We must continue to acquire God’s inheritance through obedience to continue to get more and more from the Lord.  The disobedient person will start to lose even what he thinks he has.

Mat 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

No man has the dunamis power which is power in capacity or ability to be a slave to two lords.

To be a slave and do service to.

No one has the power to serve two lords.  It is a black and white situation. One will he love unconditionally the other one he will hate.  He will cleave to one, and hold firmly to one.

The other, he will think down upon and thinks little of.  That is the danger of loving money.

It will suck out the love for the Lord

Mat 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

All things, as many as he has, he sells and buys that field.

 45  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46  Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Sold/ perfect active. This is a completed and comprehensive action.

Mat 19:23  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

“Hardly enter”: With difficulty

24  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25  When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

We must be stripped of everything in our hearts to be able to serve the Lord.

26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

27  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

We have left all things behind.

28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Mr 10:21  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

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Jesus Must Find Faith on Earth

Lu 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Will he find faith rightly belonging to the earth?  Jesus is always looking for present faith.

Our Victory Comes Through the Revelation of Jesus

Rom 9:15  For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

The Righteousness Belonging to Faith

Ro 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

A righteousness of God is revealed in relationship to the gospel.  Righteousness is the outward manifested inheritance of God to us which was in the invisible spiritual ream in mystery form.

A righteousness is disclosed through the way of faith that arouses more faith.

The one who is just on the principle of faith alone shall live.  The revelation of God’s inheritance of God on the principle of faith shall live, out of God’s inheritance.

The righteous man will always live in relationship to his faith.  There is no other way.

Rom 3:20  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Ro 3:22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

A righteousness and of God through faith of (in ) Jesus Christ is revealed into all the ones believing.  It is a righteousness, meant to all the one believing

Grace is God’s doing. The more faith, the more righteousness.

Faith is the root system from which God’s actions emanate.

God’s revelation of His inheritance through our faith must lead us into greater levels of faith.

The goal is always more faith. This is why the Christian life is one of constant activity.

The righteousness of God is uncovered out of faith.

Ro 3:27  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

The law or principle belonging to faith. Faith is a law. A law tells us that under specific circumstances, specific results will always take place. Hence the law of gravity.

Ro 3:31  Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

We establish the law through the faith.  We make the law constituting of the righteousness of God, the revelation of His inheritance, to stand firm from minute to minute through faith. The righteousness of faith is a law.

We must make this righteousness stand from moment to moment by this law.

Faith works on itself from moment to moment to bring this righteousness. This is why faith is a law. Works, or our trying to please God apart from the voice of the Holy Spirit, will destroy the law because it is impossible to keep.

Ro 4:5  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Righteousness is the manifestation of all which God wants to give to us.  To the one not having a relationship of works but to the ones constantly believing from moment to moment activates the righteous actions of God upon his life. His faith working upon itself brings forth the manifestation of God’s inheritance. Many time believing require continual activity in the Holy Spirit. Believing many times is not a passive complacent life style.

The good news has a component of faith to it.

Faith is regarded as the normal attitude of the heart. It is not a sudden emotion or an isolated act.  It is developed and becomes a life style

 Ro 4:9  Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

Makarismon- the blessedness or the happiness of the man that walks by faith.

Ro 4:16  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead( corpses), and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Even God who is constantly quickening or calling; the nature of God is to be constantly giving life to those that have constant faith.  The life comes to the corpses.  He is constantly calling forth the things not being.

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Who beyond hope upon the foundation of hope believed.  Whose hope being gone hoped on in faith; according to the thing being said.  The rhema must come first so that we may act on faith.

Ro 4:19  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:

In view of the promise of God he did not vacillate in the sphere of unbelief upon two mutual expectations.

He was fully persuaded with finality that what God had promised to do that He would accomplish.

He did not decide against the promise of God by unbelief.

Ro 4:20  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

Faith is a Spirit

2 Cor 4:13  We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

We having. Continuously possessing the same spirit of faith.  It is a spirit, which is in possession of faith. We believe and can speak with effect and confidence.  As we believe, we shall also go forth speaking.  This is prophecy and the use of the gifts of the spirit.

This spirit of faith speaks on this wise- We believe something into righteousness or causes God to act and speak it out into salvation or God’s deliverance and final culminating result

2Co 5:7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

We conduct our lives not through what appears to our naked eye but by a moment-to-moment relationship with faith. We order or conduct our life through faith and not through what appears. The faith of God is found in His voice.

 Faith Must Start With The Rhema Word of God, or the voice of His Spirit

Romans 10:5 Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Near you is the rhema word. It is in the mouth of you and in the heart of you. The rhema word of faith is what we constantly preach and believe. Again, the rhema word is the voice of the Spirit.  The righteousness belonging to faith comes out of the original rhema and must have mustard seed qualities.

The rhema word of God is always near to us in relationship to our mouth and heart.

8  But what saith it? The rhema is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the rhema of faith, which we preach;

9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Faith is exercised in the heart by the revelation of the rhema word of God.  Wherever there come the rhema word also comes the faith.   God operates by faith, and His words must have His faith, so that all that He says comes to pass.

So therefore God’s Faith is in possession of something called His rhema word

A hearing that owns faith and a rhema that owns hearing.

10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the rhema word of God.

We must develop a type of hearing that comes out of faith and functions solely by the rhema word

Faith then emanates out as a report of our hearing and hearing comes through and by hearing the rhema word of God.

God’s type of hearing must always come out of the rhema word as its source.

 Joh 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The rhemas  that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

The works of the Holy Spirit are described by and are bounded and limited to the rhema word. No more and no less. The closer we function to the rhema word, the greater will be the anointing.

Joh 17:8  For I have given unto them the rhemas  which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

The rhema word will always reveal the person of Jesus.

Ga 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith  of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I now live my life in the sphere of faith belonging to Christ Jesus.  Even the faith of Christ that constantly comes out of Him through His rhema word and is being lived out constantly in me.

But I am living no longer as I. But in me now lives Christ, and that which I now live in the flesh, in faith I live and that of the faith of the Son of God.

This is why we must live out of the rhema word. The rhema embodies Christ’s faith.

Unbelief carries a power of its own.

 Mt 13:58  And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Heb 3:7  Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

8  Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness

12  Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

The Rhema Word Must Carry Miraculous Faith

Mat 8:8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Mt 17:20  And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Nothing will be without power.  Faith renders every rhema of God with its inherent dunamis or ability or capacity.

The grain of mustard seed is the rhema word of God.  Faith in every rhema word must be mustard seed or miraculous type of faith; where everything small becomes big.  The impossible must become possible.

Mustard seed faith (THE RHEMA WORD) though it is a minimum amount of faith, must be a grain of miraculous faith.  Faith is an up rooter of mountains.

Faith is the acceptance of the rhema word. Or the acceptance of the rhema word as a grain of mustard seed or miracle working faith.

1Co 13:2  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing

All faith to keep on removing mountain after mountain continually.

 Mark 11:22  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. {Have…: or, Have the faith of God}

Constant present command from Jesus to live in a state of constantly having faith in God or leaning upon the faith of God.

23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Present middle tense.  This shows continual action upon itself.  Belief begets belief. Believing that I am getting it now, and at this moment by the inherent action of the believing itself. It is self-acting faith.

Thus what I say now, has immediate present reflexive action upon itself to make things immediately take place.

Shall not doubt in his heart.

Not having two judgments

Joh 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my rhemas abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Believe / receive; A command to believe immediately, that I begin to receive immediately in the here and now.

 The Need for a Pure Conscience.

We don’t hear much today about conducting our lives in a pure conscience.  Many leaders violate or betray their conscience for monetary or political gain and that always to their own hurt.

1Tim 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

1Tim 1:18  This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

1Tim 3:9  Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

2Tim 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

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Your Position Is Everything


How to Make Our Position in Christ a Reality in Our Lives

Please look at the six scriptures below.  These verses express six specific events that every ‘believer in Christ shared in common “TOGETHER” with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Every Christian shared in these six occurrences simultaneously with the Lord Jesus.

These historical events have exerted an identical influence, and produced matching outcomes for us as they did for the Lord Jesus.

We are absolutely one with the Lord in the course and development and execution that these six events took Jesus Christ through.

Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

If you are a person who has received Christ as his or her Lord and Savior, and has the indwelling Holy Spirit inside of you, these six events are your reality.

When Christ was CRUCIFIED, we were CRUCIFIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

Rom 6:8  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

When Christ DIED on the cross, we DIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

When Christ was BURIED in the tomb, we were BURIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

Ephesians 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;-)

When Christ was BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, we were BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

Ephesians 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

When Christ ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN, we ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.”

When Christ SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN, we SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

 In Christ

We know that the crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and the sitting down of Christ at God’s right hand to reign, ARE ALL HISTORICAL EVENTS.

Roughly two thousand years ago, in the succession of time, theses six incidents left their mark in history.

Their historical occurrences will influence time for all eternity.

All “born again believers” from the past, the present-day, and the future, were “TOGETHER WITH CHRIST” and therefore PRESENT AT THESE SIX EVENTS;

EVERY BELIEVER WAS THERE EXACTLY AT THE SAME TIME, AND IN THE VERY SAME LOCATION AS THE LORD JESUS WAS, when these events took place.

THE IMPACT, AND THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THESE SIX EVENTS UPON THE LORD JESUS’ LIFE, WAS IN EVERY WAY OUR IMPACT AND OUTCOME.

How can this seeming impossibility be a reality?  You and I, were not even born two thousand years ago!  Secondly, Jesus died and rose in Israel, and most of us live in different parts of the world, which is not Israel.

The answer lies that every born again believer IS IN CHRIST!

Imagine for a moment that Christ Jesus is “a book.” You, and I, and every believer that has and will pass through the pages of global history, is a piece of paper.

We open the book, slip the piece of paper deep within its pages, and close the book.  The piece of paper is now IN THE BOOK!   Hence every born again believer is IN CHRIST! Every person, at the moment of his or her conversion, automatically becomes IN CHRIST.

Whatever happened to the book or wherever the book went, will also be the paper’s destiny because it is forevermore in the book.  So it is with us, and the Lord Jesus.

John 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 1 Cor 15:22  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Rom 5:12  Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned—

Rom 5:19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Every person in human civilization is IN ADAM.   Even though billions of us were not yet born when Adam roamed the face of the earth, spiritually speaking, he and Eve gave birth to all of us, through a long line of their descendants.  Let us look at the result of our being IN ADAM.

Rom 5:12  Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned—

Romans five and twelve tells us that sin came into the world through this one man, Adam. Sin has spread and will continue to spread to all men and women in civilization causing the eventual death of all humanity.  In other words, the impact and the outcome that sin had upon Adam have now become our impact and outcome.

Our being IN ADAM has caused us partake “TOGETHER WITH” him of his sinful nature.

However, at the very moment that any man or a woman becomes “born again,” they have now become IN CHRIST, and forevermore have partaken TOGETHER WITH Christ in His life, death, resurrection and ruler ship.

 The Past Tense

These six historical events that we partook “TOGETHER WITH” the Lord Jesus Christ are all in the “past tense.”

The Indicative And The Subjunctive Moods

Every grammatical tense in the Greek language is further explained by its grammatical “moods.”

The grammatical mood gives life to the past tense in this case.

There are three moods in the Greek grammar; we will however only deal with the two that concern us today; the indicative and the subjunctive.

The indicative mood is a “statement of fact.”  When used with the past tense it tells us the following:  An event without fail has occurred, or will occur, and will punctuate the progression of history, makes no mistake about it!  This is called the past indicative. There is no possibility of its not coming to pass.

The subjunctive is the mood of “probability and possibility,” and its occurrence is conditional upon a person’s free will to make it happen.

The past subjunctive can be defined as an event that will punctuate the succession of history if an individual is faithful to carry out it as an act of their free will.

The Six Events

 Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him(Past Indicative), that the body of sin might be destroyed(Past Subjunctive), that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Rom 6:8  Now if we be dead with(Past Indicative) Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with(Past Indicative) him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk(Past Subjunctive) in newness of life.

 Ephesians 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together(Past Indicative)  with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;-)

Ephesians 2:6  And hath raised us up together (Past Indicative), and made us sit together (Past Indicative)in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7  That in the ages to come he might shew(Past Subjunctive) the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

 Romans 3:22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

As we study the six events, I want you to take special notice of the glorious beauty of the Lord’s accomplished works as seen in the scriptures above.  His crucifixion, death, burial, coming back to life, ascension, and sitting down at God’s right hand to reign, are all in the past indicative!  This tells us that without fail, He faithfully executed theses six events to utter completion!  Hallelujah!

You will notice however that as we progress through this section of our study, that because Christ has once and for all unmistakably accomplished all in the past indicative, our walk with the Lord is tied up in the past subjunctive.

The big problem throughout history is that the church, through its ignorance of its position in Christ, has left the accomplished tasks of Christ in the heavenlies, unaccomplished on earth.

I don’t think that we yet understand the eternal ramifications of our not completing into manifestation the accomplished tasks of Christ on earth through a life of disobedience.

It is most sobering to know that in our hands lies the responsibility to become free, Spirit filled Christians, which can bring, or fail to bring, the spiritual kingdom of God into the earthly realm, through the obedient or disobedient exercise of our free wills.

A free will, which is obedient and continuously yielded to the Spirit of God, will bring forth the reality of God’s accomplished acts into the earth, and will cause all circumstances to line up in accordance to it.

Let us look at one example

 Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified(Past Indicative) with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed,(Aorist Subjunctive) that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Our old man was crucified “TOGETHER WITH” Christ.  Please notice the past indicative.  In that the Lord died two thousand years ago, we died two thousand years ago together in Him.

The apostle Paul stresses that it was “our old man” which died. Our old man was made up of the body, or the essence of the sin that dwelled within us. The “old man” is all that embodied and defined sin in us.  In the reality of our spiritual position in Christ however, we are sinless. There are several reasons for this.

Rom 6:7  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

The King James mistranslates verse seven of Romans chapter six. This verse should read as “For he that has died is justified from sin.” Justification is defined as innocence. A corpse has no sin. Therefore, he cannot sin, nor can he be tempted by sin.  Because of his sinlessness, and his inability to sin, he is innocent from, or of sin. A corpse is therefore justified from sin.

When we died and were buried together with Christ, we became a corpse, totally set free from sin.

However the manifestation of this reality in our lives is tied up with our free will, our faith in believing this positional reality and our obedience to the Lord as seen with the past subjunctive in Romans 6:4 below,

Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with(Past Indicative) him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk (Past Subjunctive) in newness of life.

The Righteousness of God Which is by Faith

Romans 3:21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Romans 3:22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

 Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the  (Rhema) word of God.

God’s righteousness is defined as the deeds and works of God executed on our behalf.

God’s righteousness is released by our faith, and comes upon all those who believe.

The faith, which releases God’s righteousness, is His rhema word in our lives as seen in Romans 10:17 above.

The six events become a reality in our lives as God works them into our lives through the righteousness of God by faith.

Our daily Christian walk is nothing else than taking the accomplished events of the Lord, which dwell positionally in the spiritual realm, and making them a manifested reality to us in the earthly realm.

To the proportion that these positional events in the heavenly realm become a reality to us in the earthly realm as a rhema word, and we can then believe them in faith so that God can make them come to pass through the righteousness of God by faith, is to the same proportion that they will become, or not become, a reality in our lives either setting us totally free, or leaving us in partial bondage.

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Greek: And you shall know through progressive learning what is genuine and correct about God, and in proportion to your accurate understanding of the things of God will be the same proportion that these truths will set you free

The devil will constantly hit us in any area of our lives that these positional events are yet not a reality to us as a revelation from the Lord.

We can have 99% truth as relational truth and 1% uncertainty or unbelief.

The devil will hit this 1% percent until it becomes revealed.

It is imperative to know that in these six events we were IN CHRIST and that they are all PAST INDICATIVE OCCURENCES.

Matthew 9:29  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Matthew 8:13  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

If we are not fully assured by the revelation that these six events occurs as we have taught they will not become a full reality to us and we will remain in bondage.

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Crossing the equator at Subukia, Kenya