THE REVOLUTION IS ON! - Blog 130
Spiritual Warfare: Identity Point #2 - You Were Never An Afterthought
Timelessness...The Foreknowledge of God...And Your Calling - Part 2
In the previous post (see Blog post 129) on the topic of 'Identity' we began to explore one of the ideas the Spiritual Warrior must have deeply planted in his or her faith department and that is the truth that God has known you, called you, and prepared for you successes (or we could call them 'works') even before the first molecule of any element of creation was ever spoken into existence.
God, because God exists at a level greater than time (time being a created thing...God being the Creator of the things including time), is not bound by that which is created and therefore is presently in what we interpret to be the past, what we interpret to be the present, and what we interpret, because of time, to be the future as well.
It is into this realm of timelessness that those born again with divine birthright from above, up and over creation where God exists, that His sons and daughters are welcome to participate together with their Father.
This is where Jesus and the apostles breach into the revelation of 'foreknowledge' and 'predestination', meaning that God knew and knows you at a level transcendent to time and that a divine goal is already existent for you to be just like the image and likeness demonstrated in His firstborn Son, Jesus - the Christ and Savior sent to open the doors of salvation to all who will hear his voice and receive what it is he has to give us.
"To every individual who receives him (Jesus the Son of God) there is granted to them the privilege and the right (the legal jurisdiction in reference to a territory) to exist then, walking upon the earth and appearing in the historic records, as the sons (the offspring, the direct genetic offshoot) of God. This portal is open to everyone who believes on his (Jesus) name..." (John 1:12).
Here is how it works:
1). Jesus expressed the Father because who the Father is was transferred into him by genetic birthright.
2). The disciples expressed Jesus because who Jesus is was transferred into them by the genetic birthright of their spiritual regenesis.
3). Jesus and the disciples expressed the Father because who the Father is was transferred into all of them by means of the eternal regenesis.
4). Jesus is as the Father is, as the Father is as Jesus is, as the disciples are as Jesus is, as the Father is as the disciples are, as the disciples are as Jesus is.
Does that make it clear enough? Or, does this do a better job;
"I pray...that they all may be one and the same as, in the harmony of You Father in me, and I in You, that they also may be one and the same within us, for the purpose that the world may attain to the confident persuasion that You are indeed the one who has appointed me.
And the same splendor You have given me, I have given them so they too may be one and the same as, even as we are one and the same as.
I within them, and You within me, so they may be formed and finished completely as one and the same as, and this for the purpose that the world may have the deepest possible awareness that You have appointed me, and have loved them in precisely the same proportion and way as You have loved Me...
You loved me before the foundation of the world" (John 17:20-24).
This is the meaning of righteousness, to be the same as, and it is a gift from God.
There is only One God, and you are not Him, just as there is only one Lord Jesus Christ and you are not him, and there is only one Holy Spirit and you are not the Spirit.
But the invitation is to come, become one and be as He is at the same functional and representational level, in a symbiotic perfect blended harmony, becoming the offspring or we could say the direct offshoot of God through interactive listening to His Spirit.
Neither you nor the masterful purpose you have been given is an afterthought.
In the foreknowledge of God a mission was created for you that is so unique, only you can accomplish it. It is in this mission the power of God rests in unlimited measure, not only calling you but also enabling you to fulfill.
The invitation is to walk continually in the power of a mission and works that have already been completed, finished, and provided for within the dimension of timeless eternity.
There is a success that has already been granted.
There are works unique to you that have already been completed in their entirety. Works were prepared for you walk in.
There is a stream flowing out of the throne of God unique to you and every time you touch it fascinating things happen.
God conceals these things from men until their hearts within them hunger to know the high meanings of their own created purposes and desire to align, and as they seek, it begins to open up to them;
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing (a business, an occupation, an utterance, a work), but it is the wealth and dignity of a king (one given a measure of rule) to search the work and business out.
The heaven is for height and the earth for depth and the heart of kings is for searching these things out (Proverbs 25:2-3).
There is a place of rest that God has given us where we engage the works already completed for us. This is that place Jesus spoke of where we are no longer floundering around and chasing one new idea after another in the pursuit of the next Christian fad, but we have found that place uniquely carved out for us and engage the works prepared before the world began.
It is there we find the yoke easy and the burden light because we are walking in the power of what has already been finished;
For those who have believed enter into rest, according to what He said, 'As I have sworn in My indignation, they (hard of heart, unbelieving) will not enter into My rest, even though the works were finished completely from the foundation of the world (Hebrews 4:3).
There remained because of this, a rest for the people who are of God,
For the person who has now entered into His rest is the same one that has ceased from his own works, just like God did from His.
Let us make it our occupation then to enter into that rest so no one falls after the same example of unbelief (Hebrews 4:9-11).
For we are His workmanship, His handiwork and examples of His highly skilled craftsmanship, who have been created within Christ Jesus to the position of good works, which God has previously ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
Come to me (Jesus) all of you who labor and are heavily laden and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke on you and learn from me for I am gentle and encouraging and supportive in heart and you will find rest for your souls,
This is because my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).
Remember how the apostle Paul kept trying to go into Asia? He knew his calling as an apostle to the nations and had a burning passion to see the word of the Lord spread all through that region, but Paul also knew to work according to the work of God. Because the Holy Spirit forbids him from entering Asia he did not do so.
It turns out the Lord had a higher plan in mind that would propel the work through Paul into an entirely new dimension. Instead of heading into Asia, Paul found himself in Ephesus at the school of Tyrannus for two years. Because of this work that God had planned, all of Asia then heard the word of the Lord in a streamlined efficiency.
It was here that the Lord also did something else unusual that would appear to be prophetic because it says special miracles were done by the hands of Paul.
He would pray over cloths and when these cloths arrived at a sick person or a demon possessed person, they would be healed and delivered.
What was happening was a multiplying effect as it became apparent that Paul did not have to go in person for the work of the Lord to progress, but instead it became clear that Paul could impart what was in him into others and they would go out multiplying the effect.
Many of the churches that were planted as a result of this Paul never visited face to face, but he walked in the works God had prepared before the foundation of the world and it worked with incredible impact.
And this continued by the space of two years so that all of those living in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, including both Jews and Greeks.
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul,
So that from his body handkerchiefs and aprons were brought to the sick and their diseases left them and evil spirits went out of them (Acts 19:10-12).
Your highest effectiveness in offending the darkness is to walk in the power of those works the Lord set aside with all power and provision before a speck of dust was ever created.
This is the rest that has been provided for you that supersedes all created things.
It is your part, as one who has been given the rule of a certain measure to seek out those works and walk in them. You will find amazing grace there.
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