When the HOLY SPIRIT comes upon us, in a Latter Rain Pentecost, He will empower the Word of the Kingdom, manifesting its realities in His Sovereign Will into the operating parameters of Spirit, Water and Blood within us [see 1 John 5:8, NKJV].
We need to prepare for this outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT by praying the Word of the Kingdom into our inward parts of spirit, heart and soul [as identified in Heb 4:12].
When rightly defined in the revealed Word of the Kingdom structured into our inward parts: (i) in the Spirit and Life of YESHUA; (ii) in the faith and love of YESHUA; (iii) in the Nature and Character of YESHUA; (iv) the Testimony of YESHUA; then the Witness within us will pick up the Witness that will come upon us and we will begin to operate in the Kingdom as we rise as eagles into the Mount of the LORD [see Isaiah 40:31; 33:16-17].
The Spiritual [Gk: Pneumaticos] quickened in us will combine with the Spiritual [Gk: Pneumaticos] that will come upon us as noted in 1 Corinthians 2:13 [NASB]: “combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words”. [I have deleted the translator’s inserts.]
And, this will open to us what 1 Corinthians 2:9 declares: < 9 … “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. >
The Spiritual we are speaking of is of the Spirit and Life of YESHUA [see John 6:63 + Heb 1:3b]; and, this must be so because Scripture declares that the fullness of MASHIAH YESHUA must fill all-in-all and the fullness of YESHUA MASHIAH is the exclusive basis in which the FATHER reconciles all things – in heaven and earth – to Himself [see Eph 1:23; see also Col 1:17 & 1:19-20]!
Hence the fabric of the Spiritual will be of the Spirit and Life of YESHUA. This is why I have capitalized the letter “s” in “Spiritual”.
“Spiritual” = “Spirit” + “Life” of YESHUA, whose fullness is to fill all-in-all [see Eph 1:23, 22-23]. Any other kind of spiritual will open the Mystery of Lawlessness [see 2 Thess 2:7, 9-10; Matt 7:21-23].
If we walk away from this understanding of the Spiritual then what we will see are false miracles and signs and wonders that YESHUA will disown [see Matt 7:21-23; 2 Thess 2:9c]. Power without the Testimony of JESUS has no status in the Kingdom of GOD [see Heb 1:3b; Eph 3:20b; 1 Cor 1:18, a & c, NASB].
As YESHUA pointedly declares in Matthew 7:21-23 [NASB]: < 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ >
The Kingdom is of the BELOVED SON as pointed to in Colossians 1:13 [NASB]. And citizenship of the Kingdom is exclusively of the Spirit and Life of YESHUA. The Spirit and Life of YESHUA is the definitive fabric of the Spiritual that gives expression to the Kingdom of the BELOVED SON. As Ephesians 1:23 declares MASHIAH YESHUA’s fullness is to fill all-in-all.
Colossians 1:19-20 [NASB] declares in no uncertain terms: < 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him [YESHUA] all the fullness should dwell, 20 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. >
Understand that the Blood of YESHUA’s Cross is part and parcel of the Witness of YESHUA, faithful and true [see Rev 3:14b], that we carry in Spirit, Water and Blood [see 1 John 5:10a, 8, NKJV].
When we pray by the SPIRIT or, worship by the SPIRIT, or minister by the SPIRIT, we do so in all that stands in the fullness of JESUS CHRIST, in the fabric of His Spirit and His Life. The fabric of Christian Spirituality is of the Spirit and Life of MASHIAH YESHUA that Scripture decrees is to “fill all-in-all” and to “fill all things” [see Eph 1:23; 4:10c].
The spiritual fabric of the Spirit and Life of MASHIAH YESHUA is the fundamental fabric of Kingdom operation and function – by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS [see Rom 8:2, 1-4] – energized in the Witness of YESHUA is Spirit, Water and Blood, by the HOLY SPIRIT.
Tongues are an effective and powerful tool to energize function and operation in the Witness that opens the Mystery of CHRIST, the Mysteries of GOD, the Mysteries of the Kingdom, the Mystery of Faith [see 1 Tim 3:9] and, the Mystery of Godliness [see 1 Tim 3:16] to our inward parts.
The wrongful use of tongues can open the Mystery of Lawlessness to our inward parts [see 2 Thess 2:7 + Matt 7:21-23 + 2 Thess 2:9-12 + Heb 6:4-6 + Heb 10:29].
Tongues can be used in prayer, in worship and to activate the Rhema Word of YESHUA’s Power [see Heb 1:3b; Eph 3:20] in our mouth and in our heart [see Deut 30:14-15, (KJV+NASB) + Rom 10:10] in the faithful and true Witness of JESUS CHRIST, operating in Spirit, Water and Blood – in us and amongst us [see Luke 17:20-21, NKJV+NASB]. This is the operating framework of the Kingdom of the BELOVED SON in us and amongst us.
Tongues are an effective means by which we operate by the SPIRIT, in CHRIST JESUS through the Witness faithful and true, so as to open the Mysteries of the Kingdom [see 1 Cor 14:2; Matt 13:11; 1 Cor 4:1; Col 1:26-27] in the Testimony of JESUS [see Rev 19:10c].
As we have explained in previous articles, the Spirit of Prophecy is the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST [see 1 Cor 15:45c + Phil 1:19c]. True Spirituality communicates in the life-giving Spirit of JESUS CHRIST, which is, the Spirit of Prophecy.
The Mysteries of the Kingdom [see Matt 13:11] open – by the SPIRIT, in the Witness of JESUS CHRIST – according to the call of YESHUA; and, the Mysteries of the Kingdom open in the context of the gift mix YHWH has predestined in our lives, to fulfill the call of YESHUA in our lives.
We shall explore the Mysteries of the Kingdom in our next article in this series.
Amen: come, Lord Jesus.
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