Scripture stands in what YHWH has predestined for us in the Mystery of His Will – in personal, corporate and cosmic terms.
Ephesians 1:8b-11 declares: < … In all wisdom and insight He (the FATHER) made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him (in JESUS CHRIST) with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him (in CHRIST JESUS) also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will >.
What GOD has predestined, in the Mystery of His Will, is exclusively appointed for fulfillment in JESUS CHRIST: “the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth”.
Colossians 1:17-20 reads: < He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. >
There is a personal revelation of JESUS CHRIST that we must pursue, by the HOLY SPIRIT (see Rom 8:2, 1-4; John 6:63; 16:14, 13-15).
Ephesians 1:17-23 points to the fact that the revelation of JESUS CHRIST to our inward parts, ultimately, has cosmic implications: < 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. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. >
From a personal revelation of JESUS CHRIST in our hearts, there is a dynamic of the call that will open to our hearts, in the surpassing greatness of His power that works within us (see Eph 3:20; Heb 1:3b), so that we will become functioning members of the Body of MESSIAH having a clear understanding that we are predestined to communicate the fullness of YESHUA so that He fills all in all – cosmic terms (Rev 21:10-11; Eph 3:19; Rev 21:22-26; Eph 1:3-10; 3:7-11)!
There is a serious danger today, that many in the church think that power exercised through gifts and anointings are the ultimate purpose of all things.
We must never mix “the tools of the trade” with the essential purpose and destiny of the Church, to be a Bride for the LAMB, so that His Fullness will fill all in all. All the tools of the trade – the anointings and giftings – must be developed as living expressions of MASHIAH YESHUA, or we will misuse them (see Matt 7:21-23).
Isaiah 55:10-13 declares: < “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, and it will be a memorial to the LORD, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.” >
We enter into what YHWH has predestined by choosing to: (i) Hear and understand GOD’s Word (Matt 13:23); (ii) Hear and accept GOD’s Word (Mark 4:20); and, (iii) Hold fast to GOD’s Word in a good and honest heart and, choosing to bear fruit with perseverance. We must do this by the HOLY SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS (Rom 8:2).
In the New Covenant the Word stands exclusively in the Testimony of JESUS. Without the Testimony of YESHUA there would be no New Covenant (see Jer 31:31-34; Eze 36:25-27; 2 Cor 3:3, NKJV; Heb 9:11-15).
The Word understood in the Testimony of JESUS will communicate the Spirit of Prophecy (Rev 19:10c). The Spirit of Prophecy is the inward anointing, arising from CHRIST being formed in us (Gal 4:19; Phil 4:13, 19, NKJV; Col 1:28, 26-29; Eph 3:3-4, 7-11), that will enable us to do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us, so as to actualize the predestined purposes of GOD.
The Spirit of Prophecy is the spiritual DNA for the fulfillment of the Word (Heb 1:3b), YHWH has predestined for fulfillment (Jer 1:11-12).
The Spirit of Prophecy is the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST (1 Cor 15:45 + Phil 1:19c) that is the Spirit of Holiness (Rom 1:3-4), fulfilling the Law and being invested with resurrection power; the power that works within us to give us exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think (Eph 3:20) according to the counsels of GOD’s will (Eph 1:11) that will fulfill the Mystery of the FATHER’s will (Eph 1:9-10; Rev 10:7). Amen!
Simply put, the Church that is marginalizing the Testimony of JESUS, is beginning to operate in the spirit of error.
Remember Colossians 1:17-18, < He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. > GBU.
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