Thought For The Day (August 24, 2012): Pursuing The Revelation Of JESUS CHRIST In The Shabbat-Shalom Of YHWH

The reality and actuality of JESUS CHRIST is an inward revelation from the FATHER-Heart of YHWH – actualized through consistent and persevering prayer.

[Tongues are a powerful tool in actualizing the Mystery of MESSIAH in our inward parts – see 1 Cor 14:2 + Col 1:26-28.]

Ephesians 1:17-19a (NASB) instructs us on the need to actually pray for the revelation of JESUS CHRIST: < that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. >

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (NKJV) speaks of the revelation of YESHUA MASHIAH as treasure in our hearts so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of GOD and not of ourselves: < 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. >

The inward revelation of JESUS CHRIST makes us each an Epistle of CHRIST. 2 Corinthians 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. >

In CHRIST JESUS, we are empowered to do all things. Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) reads: < I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. >

By CHRIST JESUS, GOD will supply all our need according to the riches of His Glory. Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) reads: < And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. >

As growing Epistles of CHRIST, we are to develop our capacity to do things in thought, word, deed and relationship, in CHRIST JESUS and by CHRIST JESUS, through the HOLY SPIRIT.

And, in the actualization of our every capacity to function in CHRIST JESUS and by CHRIST JESUS, in our inward parts, we are created as unique vessels, in accordance with the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets.

The yoke of lawlessness that afflicts all of us (through the flesh) can only be broken as we actualize the realities of Scripture through the Spirit and Life of JESUS CHRIST; with every reality of the Word being established in us in the faith of JESUS CHRIST and, with every reality of the Word being brought to fulfillment in us in the love of JESUS CHRIST.

The antidote to lawlessness (which is the spirit of this age, the spirit of the anti-CHRIST), which is increasingly besetting the Church, is the actual communication of the Nature and Character of YESHUA MASHIAH into the fabric of our being, by the HOLY SPIRIT.

The actual communication of the Nature and Character of YESHUA MASHIAH into the fabric of our being, by the HOLY SPIRIT, is what will yield the Fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT in each one of us.

Actualizing freedom from the Law of Sin and Death – by living by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS (see Rom 8:2, 1-4) – is the exclusive basis for actualizing our prophetic potential which stand in the many-faceted promises of YHWH.

Our prophetic potential is described in 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NASB) as follows: < For as many as are the promises of God, in Him (in JESUS CHRIST) they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. >

Our prophetic potential in JESUS CHRIST is also described by 2 Peter 1:19 (NASB): < So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. >

The practical reality of operating, free from the Law of Sin and Death, is the actuality of the Shabbat-Shalom of YHWH in our heart. Here’s why this is so.

The ‘Shabbat’ speaks of the Sabbath rest YESHUA has opened to us, by the HOLY SPIRIT, in His Witness of Spirit, Water and Blood alive within us in a new birth (see Rom 8:2 + 1 John 5:7-10a, NKJV). Hence Hebrews 4:9-10 declares: < So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. >

The ‘Shalom’ speaks of the peace that stands in the atoning power of the Blood of the LAMB (see John14:27; Col 1:19-20).

The Shabbat-Shalom in our hearts is the practical reality or, the spiritual environment, of operating by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, in the fulfillment of the Law (Rom 8:2, 1-4).

The Shabbat-Shalom of YHWH [YHWH M’KADDESH (Ex 31:13) and YHWH-SHALOM (Judg 6:23-24)] is the basis of actualizing and developing the prophetic into our being and through our being as we unfold as Ministers (Servants) of CHRIST, stewards of the Mysteries of GOD (see 1 Cor 4:1).

The Sabbath Day Law (Ex 31:12-18) is fulfilled in the Shabbat-Shalom of YHWH in our hearts through the Witness of YESHUA in Spirit, Water and Blood, energized and quickened in our inward parts by the HOLY SPIRIT.

The Shabbat-Shalom is an operating state in YHWH (by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS) where we have ceased from our works of the flesh (see Heb 4:9-10) and, we have embraced capacities of function from GOD – in CHRIST JESUS, by the HOLY SPIRIT, in the faith conviction of having been set free from the Law of Sin and Death (Rom 8:2, 1-4). Amen!

All the Gifts, the 5-fold Gifts (Eph 4:11-12); the Gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT (1 Cor 12); the Ministry Gifts of the Believer (Rom 12:1-18)
must be developed and operated in the Shabbat-Shalom of YHWH, actualized by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS, in the faithful and true Witness of JESUS CHRIST – in Spirit, Water and Blood. Amen!