One of Jesus’ more prophetic Parable; the “sower sows the seed” - Lk. 8:5 is more about receiving; not sowing. And just as stated; “While the Earth remains, seedtime and harvest, will not cease.” - Gen. 8:22. But before any seed is sowed the field has to be prepared for sowing. A certain physical practice, but really; a Heavenly and Spiritual Truth. For many crops fail despite adequate preparation and yet from arid and desolate fields; crops will prosper with the force of God's Spiritual acumen as stated; “And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.” - Ex. 9:25-26.
Three times the sower sowed the seed and regardless of the seed; Faith (growth) was governed by the nature of the ground. Our spirit is that ground! For this is where Faith resides and is germinated with the smallest of hope and has the potential to expand as stated; “He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.” - PS. 1:3. Jesus ultimately demonstrated this metaphor and being fruitful with His followers left His DNA in His crop. A crop, for the most part, has yet to take hold of His identity into their fulfilling as stated; “For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God” - Rm. 8:19. This can be said as; "The physical awaits for the Spirit". Unfortunately, many just like Adam; depend more on their minds and bodies rather than the innate spirit given to them.
Self-actualization is a part of becoming the superior Christian God created and Jesus reflected in His entire life. But where and how does one transform their once sinful nature into the Revelation of God’s Glory? By man! This may sound contradictory but it is God’s will. God's plan on the surface may have looked flawed but it was strategic to fool His fallen angels and their proxies as stated; “which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified (Jesus) the Lord of Glory.” - 1 Cor. 2:8. God could have used His entire Angelic force to overwhelm satan and his minions, but instead, He creates a man to stick it to satan and his cohorts knowing full well that in the fullness of His time Jesus the man would have accomplished just that. It was not His Spirit to carry the cross but His flesh and Blood. But because Jesus operated in the superiority of God’s Spirit; He not only overcame the cross but also defeated death and is alive seated in judgment over all that is named as stated; "That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment - Matt. 12:36.
The moment Jesus died; all were atoned giving rise to the superior Christian. It is finished - Jn. 19:30; is the eternal statement affirming that death, disobedience, and sin can reign in the life of man. But by His Blood; these unrighteous offenses can be covered for those who surrender to God's hand of mercy having been foreshadowed by the placing of the lamb’s blood over the posts of doorways as stated; “and when He sees the blood on the lintel and, on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.” - Ex. 12:23. The physical doorway being the Christian’s mind. This is affirmed by Jesus’ statement; “by your thought, you sin” - Matt. 5:28; and the Faith of the spirit to disown these unrighteous thoughts as stated; “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the Knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” - 2 Cor. 10:4. And; "Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; and for your body, what you shall put on" - Matt. 6:25. Another way this can be said which is more akin to the battle at hand is; “ignore fear” and "Have Faith in God" - Mk. 11:22.
The mind and thoughts are either your ally or your enemy! By this we are talking about your consciousness; which is the Spiritual Wisdom and not the knowledge or understanding that is innate or learned by the mind. One thought taken without a Righteous perspective of Godly Wisdom leads to another thought, and then to another into the act of sin. The temptation is not sinning! But temptation is the attempt from the enemy for you to commit to the act of sinning. At some point, there is a stop sign that needs to be heeded before running into a fatal collision at the road intersection. When you know the temptation will lead to sin and you do not abate it; this leads to offense and separation from the Blood’s source of protection, provision, and providence which is God. We only sin because we do not heed the gentle voice of God’s Holy Spirit. The prevention or denial is better than the cure or the humility of suffering because of sin.
We love, seek and honor God not for His Power but for His integrity, standards, and honesty. We admire Him for what we desire to be in ourselves and what others would reveal about us. Respect! Without this earned attribute; nothing we or God does has any real value. But the real foundation of respect is in identity and not superficial things that as stated; “where moth and rust destroy” - Matt. 6:19. With true and Righteous identity which provides for self-respect naturally and Spiritually; leads to the true intended reflection of God’s image; who is Christ into the servant's heart not for servitude but for nobility as stated; “That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;” - Gal. 4:1.
Moses represented the law and as such was unable to receive the Promised Land because under his seat of judgment; the people failed to heed the Spirit of Faith. He did not fulfill the law but only administered it as something to be checked off. But Joshua, the prime advocate of taking the Promised Land despite the unfaithfulness around him for forty years is obedient to God to lead His people to receive all that was promised; from a harsh wilderness into a prosperous land. Did you notice; Aaron the priest of tradition and culture was not the Anointed to lead the children or rather heirs of God into the Promise Land. God chose Joshua; the military general to carry out His ultimate will of Salvation. Joshua is the foreshadow of Jesus (Yeshua); of which both names are the same. Moses represented the Old Testament which by its nature of blindly following the law is unable to reach the Promise Land but by the correct thinking of the New Testament represented by Jesus is the promises of God fulfilled. By taking and applying in our lives Jesus’ attitudes, aptitudes and actions fulfill the law into its holistic purpose of Righteousness.
The world teaches instant gratification but God trains us up like a good father ought to his children; delayed gratification, studiousness (discipline) and reward. Because no one can receive the full Blessings of the Kingdom as Jesus did without first as stated by Jesus; “pick up your cross and follow Me” - Lk. 9:23. This statement is not motivational but a practical statement from Jesus the man who is telling the sinner to confront the weight of his sins and by imitating Christ receive the Salvation promised, revealed and delivered by God; not Jesus. Jesus may have been the eternal Blood sacrifice; having taken the sin of the world but He did not save Himself; because He went to the grave just like any man who because of sin would. It is God who entered the eternal grave of death and retrieved His spirit, mind, and body making a mockery of satan’s vain attempts.
Now Jesus is said to be as stated; “firstborn among many brethren” - Rm. 8:29. For which by the promise of Salvation we too are to be of this kind. But Jesus is the second Adam of not a different but the same kind. Jesus did not have any additional gifts that Adam did not; thereby affirming as stated; “For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made Righteous.” - Rm. 5:19. If this is so; then we who have been restored by the Blood’s sacrifice are of the same kind as Adam and Jesus. Then why do we fail to have Jesus’ spirit? Because we cling to the old, traditional and culture of the law in fear rather than the Grace in Faith to change back into God’s original image. An heir of the Kingdom that is authorized to wield its Power for Righteous dominion. God states; “My people die because of the lack of knowledge” - Hos. 4:6. The knowledge of the Truth and Righteous repentance and redemption. For which one follows the other. Meaning; it is the turning back from a wrong and disobedience path towards an obedience path. We ought to make the u-turn that is required to become that superior Christian in Christ!
Why would God send His perfect Word to become flesh if not for the perfection of the original intent? John states it clearly; “The Word became flesh and dwelled among us” - Jn. 1:14. The purpose is not only Salvation but the example of perfected Love of God and to man. The two greatest commands as reiterated by Jesus. With the Light of Christ which is not a download as from the movie Matrix from a redemptive act, meaning working towards Righteousness as stated; “that we may become the Righteousness of God” - 2 Cor. 5:21; and become as stated; “a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth” - 2 Tim. 2:15. The Bible contains the word; but not Jesus, who is the Word of God! It reflects the Word! So to truly know the Word by the word; we must “rightly divide the Word”; that is Jesus. Why? Because the Word; Jesus is not only judging, evaluating us daily but is our intercessor to plead for Grace from God; despite our ignorance of not walking as the superior Christian as stated; “all I do is by the Father in me’ - Jn. 14:10. Because without the Father's Spirit; we will be as stated; “the blind leading the blind” - Matt. 15:14. This is why the word is critical to our redemption of becoming the heirs of God’s Kingdom.
Because it was a man that caused disobedience; then it would be just that by another man in obedience would satisfy the offense with a pure sacrifice. For as long as the Earth remains; seedtime harvest would determine the consequences of that sown seed. There is no indication that despite his sin of disobedience; Adam neither offered a sacrifice nor sought forgiveness. The just appeasement God rightly demanded was fulfilled by Jesus the man and because He walked in perfect obedience; His offering was justified as the perfected Tabernacle; unlike the previous, offering up hundreds of unworthy animal blood as stated; “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.” - Heb. 10:4.
Now does God’s Power of His Kingdom matter? Of course! But this desire for power is what leads to unrighteousness. The power to control, influence and wield is the pinnacle of pride and because we are relatively immature to God we tend to abuse any position of power unless it is determined by God’s pretext for its use. We are not mature enough to see the long terms effects of such abuse because we are not immortal nor have been given the power of creation much less destruction on the universal scale that God has. We are divinely created to be only conduits of God’s awesome Power and Glory. And here lies the Christian’s superiority to any other religion and evil force that operate in the Earth and heavenly places affirming the mandate as stated; “to the pulling down of (evil spiritual) strongholds” - 2 Cor. 10:4.
The superior Christian today ought to be no different than those of yesterday. Because God as stated; “Is respecter of no one” - Rm. 2:11. To put this in perspective. The Old Testament “Christians”; that of Jewish heritage did not have Jesus’ Blood, but the New Testament and the Current Testament Christians have. They did not just go around and proclaim; “In Jesus’ Name”! But they had to some extent greater revelation of God’s Power and Glory! Why?
As stated; “Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast Godly Love, Justice, and Righteousness in the Earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” - Jer. 9:23-24; and “But this is the covenant that I (God) will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put My law (way of doing things) within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, "Know the Lord"; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” - Jer. 31:33-34. Both these declarations apply today as they did with those men and women of the Old Testament.
Only God by His Word and Spirit can enable us to be the superior Christian as Jesus Christ. Most Christians today look to another man but those of Old looked only to God. There is only one true Shepherd and He is Jesus as stated; “for all have fallen short of the Glory” - Rm. 3:23. Yet; this very nature of being fallen is what God requires, but God is not talking about the sin nature but the “heir” nature of being a son or daughter of the Kingdom by Jesus’ Blood. The sinful nature no longer should have any power, debilitating or having a detrimental effect on the Christian’s daily walk. It is only by self-guilt not by satan; do many Christians fail in taking authority over their trials and tribulations. If, as a Christian, you do not see satan as a defeated foe then you automatically give him power through fear over your daily circumstances of debt, lost and anxieties. For his aim is your body, mind, and spirit; in that order. When you feel, take unrighteous thoughts and be unfaithful; then you subject yourself to be powerless to speak and take action that enacts Faith which is something from nothing such as the Blessing; including favor, healing and deliverance by God. The immature Christian must stop living the past; redeem the present and walk in the vision and reality of Christ; which is revealing God by His Spirit in all their works of action (body), words (mind) and Christ (spirit); as stated; “Have the Mind of Christ” - Phil. 2:5.
With Christ’s mind; we are fulfilled to become and act as the superior Christian in this dying world especially to those who are blinded, subjected and fearful of it; and by becoming obedient to the Word of God as stated; “to be the Light in the world” - Matt. 5:14; not hidden but exposed as stated; “no one puts a lamp under a basket” - Matt. 5:15; and “the salt of the earth” - Matt. 5:13. All these metaphors speak to enlightenment, empowerment and enhancing the world, exposing unrighteousness and reviving a dead world into Salvation which is nothing short of God’s intent started with the Garden of Eden; as with the Garden of Gethsemane and accomplished by Jesus as declared for us as stated; “waiting for satan to be put under His footstool” - Heb. 10:13. This is the superior Christian mandate from God!
Flush it Out! - How your Faith hears, it will manifest for you - Mk. 4:24.
This is not about arrogance or boastfulness; both of which are anti-Christian. This is about confidence and Faith in the persona of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom we are called to be imitators of His Life. A Life that is all about revealing God; the Father of us all. Jesus is the second Adam and unlike Adam; He fulfilled God’s command to as stated; “Be fruitful, multiply and have dominion” - Gen. 1:28. We are no longer of Adam but of Jesus Christ!
Jesus is not at the Right Hand of the Father because He worked for it. He is there because of God’s Grace and His Faithful obedience as stated; “it is only by Grace are you saved” - Eph. 2:8. Now; do you understand? Without the flesh; carnal mind and repentant, redemptive spirit; there is no completion of true Salvation into Righteousness as lived, demonstrated and fulfilled by Jesus; the Son of God; for which all mankind was ordained to be from the beginning. If we could transfuse Jesus’ Blood into our veins; we would be Jesus; the effective and efficient Word in action on this world! Because by His Righteous Word is the sons and daughters of God’s image made for “fruitfulness, multiplication, and dominion”. The Christian cannot be one third saved! Meaning you can’t receive Salvation’s full promises by accepting Jesus partially; which is commonly only the spirit. We must accept Jesus in all three components that we are made; the spirit, mind, and body. When we do this it is the enemy who will fear us!
Throughout the Bible, many men of God reflected Jesus before He became flesh as well as after. As stated; “and when the (dead) man was (in the grave), and touched the bones of Elisha, he (became alive).” - 2 Kg. 13:21. And as stated of Paul; “many were healed by his handkerchief and (demons left them)” - Acts. 19:12. As James stated; “Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.” - Jm. 5:17. And as stated and maybe the best example is of Philip; “the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again” - Acts 8:26. With Philip; a man of Righteousness by his obedience to the Spirit went to the Eunuch and then after was in the spirit, mind, and body relocated to another city approximately thirty miles away. This occurred because Philip walked in perfection as Jesus did in his spirit, mind, and body. There was no shadow of fear, sin or unrepentance in him! These and others fulfilled Jesus’ expectation as stated; “greater will you do than Me” - Jn. 14:12.
Are these men not examples of the superior Christian! Because they “imitated Christ” into perfected obedience and walked by God’s Spirit with His wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding. This is why Adam failed! Because instead of humble obedience to God and seeking the Kingdom by God’s method of acknowledging the Two trees of Knowledge and Life in that order; he relied on his abilities rather than God’s. We do the same also and receive Adam’s reward and this is why so many Christians remain weak; constantly lamenting to God rather than in perfect obedience acknowledge God’s ways of Victory as stated; “Seek the Kingdom and all these things will be added to you” - Matt. 6:33.
Feb. 17,, 2020.
The Superiority of Christianity!
The Christian is superior because it's not our problem! But by Righteous obedience, we part take and allow God to use our life for His Glory. Some say; “you don't know my problems, so how can I be in Righteous obedience”. You see; God makes every effort to Bless you by your right standing but if you are in an unrighteous state all that's left is His mercy and compassion. This statement is going to offend some, but mercy and compassion are for slaves. Not even Jesus; God's only begotten Son received mercy and compassion as He was used for God's Glory. Someone in and walking in the divine image given to them from God has matured into heirship. And because his identity is rooted in Christ then problems are nothing more than a hiccup to their Righteous destiny of Blessings, favor, prosperity, and peace. Jesus Christ despite daily attacks and trouble did not seek mercy and compassion from God; but with unwavering Faith, trusted God in all things including the cross and its consequence of death into the pits of hell.
When we abide in God's Kingdom ways as Paul states; “die to oneself”; then God’s entire arsenal of the Spirit, Angels, and even Jesus is made available to us as stated; “for my strength is made perfect in weakness; therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities (shortcomings), that the Power of Christ may rest (enclose) on me.” - 2 Cor. 12:9. We only need to open our spiritual eyes just as Elisha requested for his servant when their enemies surrounded them as stated; “And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire” - 2 Kg. 6:15. Did you get it? Elisha asked for his servant’s carnal eyes to be opened by his spiritual eyes. Elisha being in God’s Spirit already saw the Angelic Army God sent. Why are Elisha’s eyes spiritual; compared to his servant? Is it because he is a prophet and has been anointed by the Holy Spirit? This was true but no longer a fact or reason for not having the same spiritual eyes today as Jesus stated; “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill it.” - Matt. 5:17. In simple terms; the law was a foreshadow of who would perfect its original intent; that is Jesus who has been raised by God to sit as the true Righteous law (judge) in the passing of judgment on all who use, abuse and are ignorant of the Spiritual law that overrides any man-made law. Hence why by the Spiritual law (eyes) and Faith pronounced judgment over the carnal law (eyes) of unfaithfulness. The Spirit will always win over the carnal!.
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