TODAY YOUR LIFE
The Spirit is the Reality by which the angels ascend and descend on the sons and daughters of men, just as they did on Jesus.
'Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock' Matt 7.24 NIV.
As a new creation we grow up into Christ. We do this individually and collectively. Keeping Jesus’ word is keeping our focus on Him and finding ourselves in Him. It is also obeying what He said and what His apostles explained in the New Testament. In regard to His teaching, Jesus said, ‘Build on My teaching and you will build on Rock’.
'Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them' John 14.23 NIV.
A focus on the church, ministry, a denomination and even the Bible is not a focus on Jesus. He can provide life to the above but they cannot impart life. An allegiance to the truth is not necessarily the worship of Jesus. Truth is a Person. Truth when worshiped is often the compilation of our ideas, which means that it is the worship of self. Jesus is the way and the truth and it is He who reveals truth through the Holy Spirit, His words and our life events.
'Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me' John 14.24 NIV.
Keeping Jesus word pleases His Father and our Father. It demonstrates humility and a worshipful heart, all of which attracts the Presence of God. Keeping Jesus’ words means receiving Jesus’ death as our life and accepting with joy the Gift of His Holy Spirit. Jesus is the supreme Person of the New Testament age. The Holy Spirit is the Gift of God, multiplying Jesus in and among His people. But this is not all that is put in the shop window. The Holy Spirit is the reality of an Open Heaven. He is not only the Agency of God being among His people. The Spirit is the Reality by which the angels ascend and descend on the sons and daughters of men, just as they did on Jesus. Heaven is opened so that the world can see that heaven is real.
'If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you' John 15.7 NIV.
The Presence of Jesus in the Spirit makes possible the community of Jesus. God makes His home with us. The Presence of God joins His People to God through the blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit too, who illustrates that God is at home with His people to heal, restore and bind the schemes of the Enemy. In Him and His word we multiply what Jesus can in His authority and power.
In Jesus we find eternal life and a door to infinite life. Although once dead in Adam we are made alive in Christ. In the letter this is just words. In the Spirit it is life and strength.
We can live from the earth as a peasant absorbed in survival or we can life as a life-giving spirit by living from heaven a kings. 'Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die' John 11.25 NIV. This life begins when we receive Jesus, receive His words and live in His life.
But hey, there's more. When Adam died the world began to die. When Jesus rose from the dead the earth arose with Him. All of creation began to come alive because life had overcome death in the person of Jesus, the Life of the World. Don't delay the new creation by living in rebellion or religion. Don't stunt yourself or limit the Kingdom by living from the earth and the world system. Christ is your life and the life of of the new creation.