Beloved Family… I ask you to notice that, currently, there is an enormous and obvious rift that exists between the mentality of the Self-life people of this world, as opposed to the mentality that our righteous God requires His people to embrace and embody. In this age, God is adamant in pointing out that He sees two separate human races when He observes this fallen world. And that rift between the two races is obvious and clearly defined, is it not?
And this tells us that, as things currently stand, that rift can only be understood when we realize that there isn’t just one human race in this world; there are two! And they are completely different in nature and are worlds apart from each other! Each springs from a totally different source than the other. The two will never reconcile; and one of them will always be an enemy of God.
This is why, when God’s Living Word was sent to reveal Himself to us, who at that time were among the number of those who are His enemies, He required us to repent of our Sinful ways and to drop every earthly created person or thing we were currently idolizing and placing above Him:
“Then Yeshua said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after Me, HE MUST DENY HIMSELF, TAKE UP HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOW ME. For whoever wants to save his (fraudulent earthly Self-) life will lose it, but WHOEVER LOSES HIS (Self) LIFE FOR MY SAKE, WILL FIND IT!
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is about to come in the Glory of His Father with His angels, and then ‘HE WILL REPAY EVERYONE ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.’” (Matthew 16:24-27 TLV, Amplification and Emphasis added)
“The statement is trustworthy: For if we died with Him (Messiah), we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, (to us, whether we persevere or not) for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13 NASB, Amplification and Emphasis added)
“The one who is not with Me is against Me; and the one who does not gather with Me scatters.”
“Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His;” and, “Everyone who names the Name of the Lord is to keep away from wickedness.” (2 Timothy 2:19 NASB)
Can you see how ‘all or nothing’ the terms of enlistment are, in this current age, for those that God summons to become part of His Heavenly Host? You are either in with your Messiah all the way, for the duration of the War, or you are determined to remain one of His enemies! There is no ‘in-between’ or neutral ground for any of us to select and occupy. It’s totally black or white. You are either in, or you are out; it’s either life or it is death. You’re either a Blood brother friend to God, or you’ve chosen to remain a slave to the Serpent!
Scripture warns us that each of these two human races produces lasting effects that affect all of God’s Creation, for good or for evil. Each race does what it does according to the Laws of Creation that God has established:
“For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.” (Proverbs 23:7 NASB, Emphasis added)
So, the inner workings within us produce our results according to God’s laws of Sowing and Reaping:
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever (kind of seed) a person sows (into his innermost being), this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will reap destruction from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.
“Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let’s do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” (Galatians 6:7-10 NASB, Emphasis added)
Whatever a person sows into his own heart will be what he or she actually reaps in real life! Results follow choices; choices flow from one’s nature. Or, as the Lord so graphically pointed out:
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers! How can you who are evil say anything good? For from the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man from his good treasury brings forth good, and the evil man from his evil treasury brings forth evil. But I tell you that on the Day of Judgment, men will give account for every careless word they speak. For by your words (your heart choices that lead to actual results) you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:33-37 TLV, Amplification and Emphasis added)
Those who do actually repent (in their minds and wills) begin a transformational process. First they forsake their former Sin-corrupted Self-life. Then they truly allow the Cross to strip off their penchant for valuing and elevating created things even over God Himself. They then will be required to undergo a radical mental and emotional transformation that will reconfigure their minds and brains and align them with the new God-empowered nature that is now at work in their newly regenerated spirits!
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NASB)
When this deep and heartfelt level of repentance happens, these people actually do become brand new creations through and through, endowed with a new spiritual nature. And in that sense, they actually die to being and acting according to what they once were. Now they are brand new beings, with brand new identities and purposes and status levels in the sight of God! And this is why we also need to create and install into ourselves, brand new neurological identity data and the new mental programming that will go with it. This new, up-to-date information is needed to create the new mentality and lifestyle that conform and align with that nature. Then we’re fully reconfigured and equipped to embody the Life of God’s Living Word that abides and operates from within our spirits. And this serves as the supernatural evidence proving that we actually did die to our former worldly Self-life and are now alive to God and equipped to know Him and interact with Him on His terms!
This new life and the renewed mind, and new neurological wiring that go with it, enable us to see, think, act, react, and interact in ways that radically differ from the way we formerly did when we were still part of that race that is made up of the living dead enemies of God. That transformation in motive and behavior give obvious proof that we’re actually en route – making a true exodus from radically independent Self-life… and proving that we are no longer God’s enemies, but His true Covenant friends and eternal sons of God! So our new God-given nature equips us with brand new, supernatural life qualities and abilities.
“Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree (a Spirit-filled human spirit and mind) cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree (a spiritually dead human) produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit.” (Matthew 7:15-20)
Discerning the Difference is Essential
So it’s absolutely necessary for us to be able to discern the difference between these two different races of people! The two have opposite polarities that move them to follow conflicting purposes. And that makes it easy for us to understand why God always separates those who are His own, from those who do not believe, and rely upon, and serve Him. It’s vitally important that we understand the reason for this separation, beloved ones. We must beware of indulging in false sentimentality about ‘all humans are brothers’ and following the misguided worldly attitudes that say: ‘everyone is welcome’ because ‘we’re all in this together’ and therefore, ‘anything goes.’
Friends, that is demonic deception that makes it possible for those who truly do serve Satan, to ‘infiltrate’ the ranks of those who truly do belong to God. If they succeed in gaining entry into the ranks of the true disciples, they will begin to contaminate, corrupt, deceive, sabotage and misdirect minds and lives of believers with their Truth-twisting propaganda and alluring, entrapping suggestions!
“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does Light have with Darkness? What harmony does Messiah have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
“He presented to them another parable, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while the men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Now when the stalk sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared. So the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?’ But he replied, ‘An enemy did this.’ Now the slaves say to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go out and gather them up?’ But he says, ‘No, for while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time, I will tell the reapers, “First, gather up the weeds and tie them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.’” (Matthew 13:24-30 TLV)
So from these texts we get a good idea of how Father views those who are righteous and who tremble at the Holiness, Purity, and Authority of His Word, as opposed to the way He regards those who spurn, despise and defy His Word:
“ADONAI is in His holy Temple. ADONAI’s Throne is in Heaven. His eyes are watching. His eyelids observe the children of men. ADONAI examines the righteous.
“But the wicked and one loving violence His soul hates. On the wicked He will rain down fire, brimstone and scorching wind as the portion of their cup!
“For ADONAI is righteous—He loves justice. The upright will see His face.” (Psalm 11:4-7 TLV, Emphasis added)
“Thus says ADONAI: “Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is the House you would build for Me? Where is the place of My rest? For My hand has made all these things, so all these things came to be,” declares ADONAI.
“But on this one will I look, one humble and of a contrite spirit, who trembles at My Word!” (Isaiah 66:1-2 TLV, Emphasis added)
So, beloved, we’ve been sufficiently warned by God’s written Word. Father most definitely separates, those who are His, from those who are not His.
“Moses went up to God, and ADONAI called to him from the mountain saying, “Say this to the house of Jacob, and tell Bnei-Yisrael (children of Israel), ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagle’s wings and brought you to Myself. Now then, if (unlike the Egyptians) you listen closely to My voice (My Living Word), and keep My Covenant, then you will be My own treasure from among all people, for all the earth is Mine. So as for you, you will be to Me a kingdom of kohanim (priests) and a holy (separated to serve Me) nation.’ These are the words which you are to speak to Bnei-Yisrael.”
“So Moses went, called for the elders of the people, and put before them all these words that ADONAI had commanded him. All the people answered together and said, “Everything that ADONAI has spoken, we will do.” Then Moses reported the words of the people to ADONAI.” (Exodus 19:3-8 TLV, Emphasis added)
We discussed earlier why those former slaves, who were selected to be part of the first Exodus generation, were unable to honor their Covenant promises simply by relying on their ability to persevere in making God-honoring decisions, and striving to back up their good intentions, and drawing from their own personal ‘strength.’ God had clothed them externally with a new calling and given them the title of ‘Chosen People.’ And He had physically intervened and set them free from their enslavement and bondage under the lashes of their Egyptian taskmasters. But they were still entrapped within and in bondage to the fallen, Sin-corrupted ‘flesh’ that all humans inherit from our original father Adam! Their spirits were willing… but their flesh was much too weak to jump through the hoops that God’s Perfect Righteousness and Standards of Holiness required.
“As Pharaoh approached, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were coming after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone so that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness!” (Exodus 14:10-12 NASB)
God Reveals Himself As Our Covenant Representative
We’ve seen that in the New Covenant God made with His chosen people (and those Gentile ‘wild branches’ who are also grafted into Israel’s Covenant ‘Olive Tree’), that after they proved so often to be unable to fulfill their part in the Covenant, God stepped in and sent His Living Word to take over on their behalf.
Fallen humans demonstrate the Death that we all inherited at conception. That’s what makes it impossible for us to reach the level of holiness required to satisfy God’s Perfect Standards. And this is why Father promised to make another Covenant in which He would equip us by sending His own Living Word and Holy Spirit to live and operate from within us! God intervenes and makes sure His Covenant people can fulfill their responsibilities before Him. He commits to do in their name, what they cannot ever in their own strength.
“Therefore, my loved ones, just as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence—work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For the One working in you is God—both to will and to work for His good pleasure!” (Philippians 2:12-13 TLV, Emphasis added)
Dear ones… we are now finally, fully equipped and able to live according to God’s Righteousness and Sin-less ways! This is why we must remain ever-mindful of the fact that Almighty God Himself is within us to serve as our new Life! Now He can reveal Himself from deep within our spirits… and we can always draw whatever we need from Him so that His Power and Faithful Love can empower us to obey and fulfill His plan for our lives. God does it in us and through us, in our name, with our obedient cooperation! And so now we have no excuse!
And, because God lives and works from within us now… we have yet another awesome privilege that the New Covenant makes possible for us. Now we are also commissioned to intercede on behalf of each other, and also on behalf of the people of that other race who also inhabit this poor, dying, Sin-corrupted world. God loves and wants them all to become members of His Eternal Covenant Family. But there are still so many that are caught in that living death state into which all of us are initially conceived and born. They still do not yet know God and His stupendous Grace and Mercy. They are still caught in that dismal God-less existence that is filled with hopelessness, and continual pain, emptiness, bondage, and shame. Covenant friends of God have always had this intercessory privilege, as we can see from the ‘job description’ that Father entrusted to the tribe of Levi through the Covenant of Sinai:
“At that time ADONAI set the tribe of Levi apart to carry the Ark of the Covenant of ADONAI, to stand before ADONAI to serve Him and TO PRONOUNCE BLESSINGS IN HIS NAME—as is the case to this day. Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers—ADONAI is his Inheritance, just as ADONAI your God had promised about him.)” (Deuteronomy 10:8-9 TLV, Emphasis added)
But now, in the New Covenant, we are all blessed by, and included in, this awesome privilege of being able to ‘pronounce blessings’ upon all people, in the Name of our Heavenly Father!
“But you are a Chosen People, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a Holy Nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of Darkness into His marvelous Light. Once you were “not a people,” but now you are “God’s people.” You were shown “no mercy,” but now you have been shown “mercy.”
“Loved ones, I urge you as strangers and sojourners to keep away from the fleshly cravings that war against the soul. Keep your conduct honorable among the Gentiles. Then while they speak against you as evildoers, they may—from noticing your good deeds—glorify God in the Day of visitation.
“For the Lord’s sake, submit yourselves to every human authority—whether to a king as supreme, or to governors sent by him for the punishment of those who do evil and the praise of those who do good. For this is God’s will, that you silence the ignorance of foolish men by doing good. Live as free people, but not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil. Rather, live as God’s slaves. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
“Slaves, with all respect submit yourselves to your masters—not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are harsh. For this finds favor if, for the sake of conscience toward God, someone endures grief from suffering undeservedly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and get a beating, you endure? But if you endure when you do good and suffer for it, this finds favor with God. For you were called to this, because Messiah also suffered for you, leaving you an example so that you might follow in His footsteps: “He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.” When He was abused, He did not return the abuse. While suffering, He made no threats. Instead, He kept entrusting Himself to the One who judges righteously. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we, removed from sins, might live for righteousness. “BY HIS WOUNDS YOU WERE HEALED!” (1 Peter 2:9 24)
In the above passage, Peter is describing the lifestyle of the first century, New Covenant Kingdom of God on Earth! We are no longer dwelling on this Sin-corrupted earth to live as slaves of the Serpent and of Sin. We are no longer here to live radically independent existences apart from our wonderful God. We have been chosen, personally selected, to serve God while we live in this world. As His regenerated, Spirit-empowered sons and Eternal Covenant friends, we are equipped to live the same Spirit-led New Covenant life on Earth that our Messiah Yeshua lived while He was training His original disciples. He demonstrated that glorious Spirit-empowered intercessory Life before their eyes, in all kinds of earthly situations and circumstances. And, after He rose again and ascended into Heaven, His Father imparted the Holy Spirit to them so that He could equip and empower them to live as their Messiah, God’s Living Word made flesh, who always and only did His Father’s Perfect Will, in the name of our fallen, Sin-damaged humanity.
“At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all together in Solomon’s portico. But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem. And increasingly, believers in the Lord, large numbers of men and women, were being added to their number, to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any of them. The people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together as well, bringing people who were sick or tormented with unclean spirits, AND THEY WERE ALL BEING HEALED!” (Act 5:12-16 NASB, Emphasis added)
Last Days Disciples – Holy Spirit’s Point of Entry Here On Earth
Now our risen Lord was able to live and operate and obey His Father’s will and fulfill His Plan for Creation from within His New Covenant people… through the obedience and cooperation of their airtight faith in Him. Yes, their flesh was weak, but the Awesome God, to whom they were joined by the Holy Spirit, is infinitely Perfect and Omnipotent! And the Perfect, Infinitely Righteous Life of His Living Resurrected Messiah was abiding and working and revealing itself from within them! And, together with Him, they were now able to share and participate in His intercession for the human race that He offers as our Eternal High Priest. Now the New Covenant saints could stand before their Heavenly Father, thanks to their union with Yeshua, to expedite and agree with and bring down to Earth, the Perfect Fulfillment of His Will and Plan, as it already existed from Eternity past, in His Heavenly Realm.
Beloved, if we lovingly minister our Spirit-imparted love response of agreement and obedience to our Father, even as we make our way through the turmoil, weakness, damage and Sin-corruption that permeates fallen human flesh in this world, then along with our Messiah Yeshua, we can serve to bring the total Fulfillment… and the Blessings… of God’s Will and Plan down upon whoever and whatever we encounter in this world… anywhere and at any given time… so they can become aware of the Reality and Goodness of our God!
We are not to be OF this world, but we are deployed IN the world to ‘sow the seeds’ of God’s Salvation into every nook and cranny of it that still abides under the malevolent tyranny and domination of the powers of Darkness. We are here to reclaim it and bring back to the feet of our Heavenly Father, what has always truly and rightfully belonged to Him!
Now we can serve as ‘points of entry’ and ‘bases of operation’ and ‘living embodiments’ of God’s awesome world-transforming Presence, Grace, Mercy, and Lovingkindness! We can believe and pray for those who are not yet able to believe and pray for themselves. We can cover their nakedness with the Intercession of our Messiah, and join our heartfelt agreement to His prayers on their behalf, as we stand with Him before our Heavenly Father… whose idea it was in the first place, for us to be equipped to do this.
“So that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me—a messenger of satan to torment me, so I would not exalt myself. I pleaded with the Lord three times about this, that it might leave me. But He said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for (My) Power is made perfect in (your) weakness.”
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the Power of Messiah may dwell in me. For Messiah’s sake, then, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in distresses, in persecutions, in calamities. For when I am weak (in myself), then I am strong! (in Him!)” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 TLV, Amplification and Emphasis added.)
So beloved, it is God Himself, abiding within our spirits, who is our Treasure and Strength, and Eternal Triumph! He is our Righteousness and our Ability to please, honor, worship, and agree with our Heavenly Father’s Will and Plan for whatever pertains to us and to our earthly domain. We have the authority and the commission to bring down to Earth the Fullness of God, so that He may fill and complete the fallen human race’s dismal, bankrupt, emptiness!
“For this reason, since we have this ministry, just as we received mercy, we do not lose heart. Instead, we renounced the hidden shameful ways—not walking in deception or distorting the Word of God, but commending ourselves before God to everyone’s conscience by the open proclamation of the Truth. And even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so they might not see the Light of the Good News of the Glory of Messiah, who is the Image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Messiah Yeshua as Lord—and ourselves as your slaves for Yeshua’s sake. For God, who said, “Let Light shine out of Darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts, to give the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the face of Messiah.
“But we have this Treasure in jars of clay, so that the surpassing Greatness of the Power may be from God and not from ourselves! We are hard pressed in every way, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not in despair; persecuted, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; always carrying in the (weakness of our Sin-corrupted) body the death of Yeshua, so that the (Spirit-imparted) LIFE of Yeshua may also be revealed in our mortal body.
“For we who live (by drawing from the indwelling Life of our Messiah Yeshua) are always being handed over to death for Yeshua’s sake, so that the Life of Yeshua may be revealed in our mortal body. So death is at work in us, but Life is at work in you.
“But we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.” So we also believe, and therefore we also speak, knowing that the One who raised the Lord Yeshua will raise us also with Yeshua, and will bring us with you into His Presence. For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace that is spreading through more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow—to the Glory of God!
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. For our trouble, light and momentary, is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, as we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal!” (2 Corinthians 4 :1-18 TLV, Emphasis added)
Yes, beloved, what God has put into our spirits has nothing to do with this fallen world. It is the ‘Living Water’ of the Awesome Presence of God’s Word made flesh which regenerated Spirit-empowered believers can now release into this world! Our oneness with our risen Master authorizes us to ‘irrigate’ what is fallen and dead with the Living Presence and Fullness contained in our Messiah. The Holy Spirit empowers us to embody and introduce people to the one who brings the dead back to Life… back to Life in God!
This is the Fulfillment of what Father inspired the prophet Ezekiel to prophesy, and it is the Fulfillment of what our beloved Messiah promised to make possible for those who would be His own in the New Covenant Era!
“Then he brought me back to the door of the House (the New Covenant Temple of God). Behold, water was flowing out from under the threshold of the House eastward—for the front of the House faced east. The water was flowing down from under the right side of the House, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around outside by the way of the outer gate, the way of the gate looking east. Behold, water was trickling out from the right side.
“When the man went out eastward with a line in his hand, he measured a 1,000 cubits. Then he led me into the water—water to the ankles. Again he measured a 1,000, and led me into the water—water to the knees. Again he measured a 1,000, and he led me into the water—water up to the waist. Again he measured a 1,000, and now it was a river that I could not pass through, for the water had risen, water to swim in—a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man?”
“Then he brought me back to the bank of the river. When I had returned, behold, there were very many trees on one side and on the other, along the bank of the river. Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region. They go down to the Arabah (Jordan Valley) and enter the (Dead) sea. When they arrive at the sea, the waters of the sea will flow and will become fresh.
“It will be that every living creature that swarms will live wherever the rivers go. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because this water goes there and makes the salt water fresh. So everything will be healed and live wherever the river goes. Fishermen will stand by it; from En-gedi to En-eglaim, it will be a place for spreading of nets. Their fish will be of many different kinds—like the fish of the Great Sea, a huge quantity. Its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be set aside for salt.
“On the river, on its bank, on this side and that side, will grow every kind of tree for food. Its leaf will not wither; its fruit will not fail; it will bear new fruit every month, because its water flows out from the Sanctuary. Its fruit will be for food and its leaf will be for healing.” (Ezekiel 47:1-12 TLV, Amplification and Emphasis added)
“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Yeshua stood up and cried out loudly, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” Now He said this about the Ruach (Spirit), whom those who trusted in Him were going to receive; for the Ruach was not yet given, since Yeshua was not yet glorified.” (John 7:37-39 TLV, Amplification and Emphasis added.
Dear Family, we’re not much in ourselves. That’s obvious. Nor are we exceptional or noteworthy by worldly standards. But, by God’s Grace and Mercy, we contain within our spirits, the most Priceless Treasure in all of Creation – the risen Lord of Glory, God’s Living Word made flesh, and the Spirit of the Living God, abiding in our hearts. We serve as God’s Abode on Earth! We have the awesome honor and privilege of releasing Him into every particle of our being and throughout our earthly existence… in intercession. We can serve as ‘GOD BRINGERS’ to this Sin-devastated, fallen, and very temporary world. And our God is here, ready to reach out from within us, to do what only He could do, which is… to bring whatever is dead… into HIS LIFE! For as Father says about His Son, and those who are one with Him:
“The Ruach of ADONAI Elohim is on Me, because ADONAI has anointed Me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the year of ADONAI’s favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of ADONAI, that He may be glorified.
“They will rebuild the ancient ruins. They will restore former desolations. They will repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. Strangers will stand and shepherd your flocks, children of foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers. But you will be called the kohanim (priests) of ADONAI, they will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations and boast in their abundance. Instead of your shame, double portion. instead of disgrace they will sing for joy. Therefore in their land they will inherit a double portion; they will have everlasting joy.
“For I, ADONAI, love justice. I hate robbery in the burnt offering. In faithfulness I will reward My people and cut an Eternal Covenant with them. Then their offspring will be known among the nations, their descendants among the peoples. All who see them will recognize them, for they are the seed that ADONAI has blessed!” (Isaiah 61:1-9 TLV)