Thought For The Day (August 20, 2012): The Word Of GOD Stands Forever In A Progressive Fulfillment

Developing our Christian walk in a correct understanding of GOD’s Word is crucial to our creation (Eph 2:10) and our well-being.

GOD’s Word is prophetic and it is designed for fulfillment. And, there is a profound dynamic of personal fulfillment that the Scripture carries, which the HOLY SPIRIT has come to bring into fulfillment.

o Jer 1:11-12 < Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.” >

o Luke 24:44-45 < Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. >

o In John 14:16-17, 26, YESHUA declares: < And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. …. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. >

There are personal, corporate (the Israel, the Church and the Nations) and cosmic implications to the fulfillment of GOD’s Word. However, all forms of fulfillment involve YESHUA and His Testimony.

o Colossians 1:15-20 points to YESHUA being at the heart 0f all fulfillment with clarity: < He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. >

All fulfillment in YESHUA involves the active ministry of the HOLY SPIRIT. And, all fulfillment involves the FATHER’s will being achieved.

o In John 16:13-15, YESHUA declares: < However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. >

This is why Scripture declares that the Testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of Prophecy (Rev 19:10c).

The Spirit of Prophecy is the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST (1 Cor 15:45c + Phil 1;19c). The Spirit of Prophecy is also the Spirit of the SON (Gal 4:6).

The HOLY SPIRIT communicates YESHUA’s Testimony – His Words – in, and by, and through, YESHUA’s Spirit and YESHUA’s Life!

o In John 6:63 YESHUA declares: < “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words (Gk: rhema – the quickened words) that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” >

o In Luke 21:33 YESHUA declares: < “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words (Gk: logos) will not pass away.” >

All personal fulfillment arises out of the Epistle of CHRIST perfected and completed into our heart – in a progression – by the HOLY SPIRIT.

o 2 Cor 3:3 (NKJV) reads: < clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. >

o 2 Cor 4:6-7 (NKJV) reads: < For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. >

All fulfillment flows out of the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets in the Person of JESUS CHRIST.

o In Matthew 5:17-18 YESHUA declares: < “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. >

The fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets is communicated into us and through us, through the Testimony of JESUS that forms the Epistle of CHRIST personal to our life and being in eternity.

It is crucial for us to read and understand the Scriptures by the Testimony of JESUS – and not merely as Law and Principle.

Every aspect of the Law and every principle in the Scriptures have their fulfillment only in the Spirit and Life of YESHUA, the faith and love of YESHUA, the Nature and Character of YESHUA, the Witness and Testimony of YESHUA communicated into our being by the HOLY SPIRIT. Amen!

Read and digest the Scriptures through the Testimony of YESHUA, brethren and, you will actualize eternity in your hearts through Blood Covenant. Amen!