God is in the process of seeing His Holiness, Righteousness and Purpose wrought in me and is revealing things to me about Himself for His glory and the benefit of us His Church. Blessed be God forever. AMEN.
These Revelations which are shared for Gods glory in the edification of the Church are the fruit of Gods labours and travails in and through His Admiral. They are the very fruit of His labour in me and through me and have been wrought out of much suffering, anguish and many tears on the part of God who even allowed me to share in His sufferings, anguishes and tears for me and His Church. All the many hours of listening to and reading the word without any immediate result are beginning to show results. The reading and listening to of the word was the seed the Lord planted and that tree has been nurtured by Him and is now beginning to show fruit.To God be all the glory forever and ever. AMEN.
[b]On the Holiness and Glory of God and His Glory: Our sole Purpose for Being 5/01/06[/b]
God is Holy, All-Holy, All-righteous, All-Sovereign, God is all in all. To be shown the Holiness of God is to be told by Him and shown of Him that this Holiness is going to be wrought in your own life whether you agree with it or not, like it or not or want it or not. To be made Holy and righteous by God is to be made an abomination to man, an offense. The coming to completion of this work of God which can only be done by Him is offensive to men because it exposes the fallacy of the righteousness and holiness of man (which is an abomination to God) which comes forth from an attempt to express his perceived sovereignty (only God is sovereign). When Peter was shown by God the Father who Christ was as the Messiah, this revelation made it so that His life would be forever bound to that of Christ, in fact his fate was sealed, he would end up dying for that same Christ. When Paul saw Christ on the way to Damascus, the Lords Holiness and Righteousness began to be wrought in him and his life was turned from persecuting the Church to being a champion raised of God for the Church and also a tool with which God brought about the governance of the Church. It is a fearful thing to behold the Lords Holiness for one will not be left the same thereafter. We are bought by Christs very blood so we are not our own and do not live unto ourselves of for our own pleasure. We live for the Glory of God the Father, we live to have Christ formed in us that God the Father may receive His due glory through us His Church which was His intent from before the foundations of the world. All this which is around us is not extravagant in anywise; for God in creating all things and making things to be the way they are by whatever means did all this to glorify Himself in and through His Church. Dear brethren we are to live wholly for Him and not delude ourselves into thinking we deserve anything less than hell for if we did not then Christs death would not have been necessary. But let us remember Christ did not die to save us from hell primarily but to glorify the Father, being saved from hell is a byproduct of this. Christ came to do the will of His Father as he always said. When Paul said for me to live is Christ, he was speaking of a complete forfeiture of his past life and ways in exchange for this life of Christ. Are we willing to give it all up as Christ did? Christ even though He was God didnt consider His Godhood something to be taken by force but freely laid it down for the cause of glorifying the Father via living and dying for our sake, that God would be glorified in us being reconciled to Him. What more then of us? If Christ gave up His Godhood and life for Gods glory and we are His servants who can not be greater than the Master, how much more then should we lay ourselves down for Gods glory? How much then should we forfeit our own ideas, desires, ambitions, traditions, abilities, gifts, talents and all other things which make us us in exchange for the life of Christ which seeks to glorify the Father? How much more then should we suffer affliction for Gods glory? Are these afflictions even worthy of mention compared to the glory which we shall receive in heaven for glorifying the Father here on earth? Are we not called to Holiness? If not then how different are we from the heathen? How much more broken should we be over our fallenness and iniquity and unholiness and unrighteousness in light of this call to be Holy as God is Holy? We should be weeping and mourning and prostrating ourselves before an All-Holy, All-Righteous, All-Sovereign God repenting, repenting and repenting some more! Oh that the Lord would reveal to us our pitiful state before Him and shame us so as to compel us to repent and be humble before Him that He may lift us up and make us Holy like He is Holy so as to glorify Himself in us His Church!
The coming season of judgement on His Church will lay waste to all the false walls of holiness and righteousness and perceived sovereignty of men which are abominable before God. From the ashes of this destruction will come forth the repentance which is required of us first before the Lord can bring forth revival. This revival will usher in a new apostolic age even greater than that which was at first after Pentecost. The Lords Holy Spirit will move and pour out gifts of all kinds to manifest Gods power until such time as Christ is formed in the Saints and His very Life which is true Life (anything outside of this is death) flows out of His saints as springs of living water.
Praise God He is jealous for His Church and will see this work through to completion. Lord see your name glorified in us and through us your Church. AMEN.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The Lord Jesus Christ said these words to His disciples in Matthew chapter 6. Throughout this section of the word, Christ speaks to His disciples about not worrying about what they shall eat and wear or where they will sleep because God the Father in heaven is aware of these things and has tended to them already. As a result and instead of this we are called to seek first the kingdom of God and all these other things will be added unto us. If we are to be Christians, if we are to be like Christ we must like He did, come only to do the Fathers will (John chapter 5 vs. 30), which is to see God glorified for he is indeed more than worthy of all the praise and glory! For us to do the Fathers will is our existence, this is the sole purpose for the existence of the Christian. Out of this purpose issues forth all that is pleasing to God because the source is God Himself. Gods purpose for His Church is to be glorified and if what we do doesnt have its roots in the glorification of God, that is to come from the very Throne of God, it cant be pleasing to God. If in fact such works are done they are an abomination to God for they are done in His name but have no roots in Him but in our flesh. Who then can be sufficient?!? Who than can do what is pleasing to God?!?! Only he who has died to the flesh and complied with the requirement that all fleshly things must die before God is sufficient. Only he in whom Christ Himself has been wrought and in fact lives is sufficient for Christ is the sufficiency.
What then brethren? What shall we do in light of this tall order issued from Heaven? We must forsake all, bear our cross and walk behind Christ. Let us look at what Christ then said to the multitudes in Luke 14:
25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple
What can this mean? ive heard this explain in several different ways the consensus being that it is not to be taken literally. If this is the case then why did Christ use these words? i myself struggled with concept until the Lord revealed this to me. We have a natural love for family, friends and life which comes from our souls and our natural man which is sufficient while we are heathens. However when we come to Christ and must have our flesh crucified with Him that we may live, yet not us but Him in us, even that love must be sacrificed because it is no longer sufficient for the purposes of God. We must give up our natural love which comes from our souls and experience and resolve to know nothing save for Christ and Him crucified so that God the Father can then show us how we are to love as we ought. What sort of love is this then? Let us look at John chapt 15
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
We have further evidence of the sort of love which is required of us as demonstrated by God and Christ.
John 3 16 says
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
This is then shown by Christ dying on the cross to Gods glory through our salvation. That sort of love cant issue forth from our outer man, instead it is a thing which must be wrought and forged by God Himself. This is the love by which the early saints were able to sell fields and possessions and have everything in common and as a result no one wanted for anything for everyone had enough. This was a function of Holy Spirit living out this love of Christ in them. Why then in this day do we not live as such? We do not love as we ought, our love which stems from our flesh is not sufficient for us to behave in such a way. First our fleshly love must die on the cross so that God may issue forth His own love and impart it to us so we can love properly. What of this then in Mark chapter 10?
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
If we love anyone or anything above Christ then we are unworthy of Him. This sort of love which is fleshly is the love Christ is speaking about, this sort of love can and will place other people or things before Christ because its root is not in God but in our flesh and no good thing dwells in the flesh as per Romans 7
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
But praise God that the above scripture continues thusly!
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body F27 of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Through Christ we are freed! Through Christ we are freed even from this bondage of fleshly love (which is not love at all for it places people and things before Christ) and can have the Love of God flow out of us so that we can love properly or show forth the Life of Christ in our love or should i say His love flowing out of us.
Oh that these things which are the Life of Christ which is to the glory of God may be wrought in us by God the Father! But dear saints the fact that these things must be wrought speaks to the need for much travail to see these things done! Much time in a quiet agony as those things which were once dear are nailed to the cross and kept there to die that they may be exchanged for the glorious and even dearer things in Christ. When iron is wrought, there is much heat and he that works it wields a heavy hammer which he uses to strike the iron so as to shape it. The fire removes impurities; the hammer turns the iron to the desired shape. Such is the nature of how God deals with us to see His Holiness and Righteousness wrought in us.