"Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
The past three lessons have focused on the proper ways of taking Holy Communion.
These lessons are also filled with God’s instruction and correction on how to live and walk in the spirit of love and holiness. If you missed these teachings, please take some time to go back and study them. Just scroll down.
As time is moving us forward at a quickened pace, The Church is getting closer to the time of the return of the Lord, when we will meet Him in the air.
We will walk in the higher ways of His righteousness and power now, for His Spirit is at work in each of us cleansing, refining, and purifying those inadequacies of the spirit that have held us back.
It is the Spirit of God who is at work to remove every spot and wrinkle and blemish from each member of The Church, but He is limited because He requires our cooperation. Our part is to hear and obey. Saints, when you grow up, I grow up and vice versa because we are members of one body.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
“But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.” Daniel 7:18
I’m sure you sense in your spirit that things are changing. Changes are about to accelerate even more as the Lord will do a quick work at the end.
It’s our time to advance and possess the Kingdom of God, just as there came a day when God told Joshua to lead the children of Israel out of the wilderness and possess the land of Canaan.
“Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.’” Luke 17:20-21
The Kingdom of God resides in The Church!
THE MYSTERY OF THE CHURCH
“Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
“So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
“For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:24-33
- Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her
- Christ desires to sanctify and cleanse His church
- Christ cleanses the church with the washing of water by the word
- Christ desires to present the church to Himself
- Christ’s glorious church does not have spot or wrinkle, or any such thing
- Christ’s glorious church is holy and without blemish
- Christ loves the church
- The church is His body, of His flesh and of His bones
- Christ and the church is a great mystery
“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27
Who is God revealing this mystery to?
To you and to me, His body: The Church!
We have much more to learn about who we are in Christ.
Just think of a few scriptures that describe our identity and the realm of the spirit:
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…”
“… just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…” Ephesians 1:4
“ … and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus …” Ephesians 2:6
How do we process such divine statements of the Spirit?
THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Revealer--John 16:12-15
Spiritual matters require us to receive revelation knowledge of God’s Word so that it can be planted in our spirit man. As we meditate and speak the scriptures of who we are in Him, the process of renewing the mind takes up full residency within us.This is how the Kingdom of God manifests in the earth.
The Church of this generation is on assignment from Heaven to continue to press into the glory and attain the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As we become The Glorious Church for our King, the brightness of that glory will draw in the nations. Read Isaiah 60:1-3.
“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” Romans 8:17
“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”
As we learn more fully about how to be led by the Spirit, I believe we’ll be pleasantly surprised at what the Lord will do through each of us. It’s time for you to lay hands on the blind and see them recover.
This is an amazing time to serve the Lord, Saints. Fear not! God is with us!
Signs of the Times
Nasa scientists have predicted the coming of four “blood moons” in a row. What’s different about these blood moons is that they each will occur on a Jewish Feast Day: Passover and Rosh Hashanah. We are set to see the first of these signs during Passover this year—April, 2014.
Have you heard John Hagee’s excellent teaching on the Blood Moons? If not, his two session teaching from Cornerstone Church is on YouTube.
Also, Sister Billye Brim has just completed an outstanding teaching on The End Times at Kenneth Copeland’s Eagle Mountain Church. There are four teachings: two sessions on 3/30/14 and two sessions on 3/31/14. They are on the EMIC website archives so you can watch. Just click on media:
“Then He spoke to them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.’
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.’” Read Luke 21:25-36
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