God's Message Revealed In A People

“Listen, I will send my messenger before me to prepare the way. And then, the one you are looking for will come suddenly to His Temple—the Messenger of God's promises to bring you great joy. “Yes, He is surely coming,” says the Almighty (Malachi 3:l).

Now we long for the reality of His coming into His temple, “which temple YOU ARE,”(l Cor. 3:l7). We desire much more than the 'measured portions' which have been given to us. I know that He dwells within 'Our Hearts' by faith, as Paul said in Ephesians 3:l7. And we know that He dwells within us by His Holy Spirit, if so be that we have received the Holy Spirit of promise. (l Cor. 3:l6). Yet for all that we have received OF HIM, we still only 'know in part and prophecy in part'...(l Cor. 13:9). We should desire that our God would come and FILL OUR TEMPLE...HEARTS to overflowing, so that in truth it is no more I, but 'CHRIST' who lives in me. HE IS the MESSENGER of the new covenant which HE shall fulfill in us. His coming also precipitates a processing, that we may become a temple 'FIT' for His dwelling.

Malachi 3:2-3 goes on...'But who may abide the day of His coming and who shall stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire...: and He shall sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver, THAT (to this end/purpose) they may offer unto the Lord as an offering in righteousness.'...(Godliness). When He, who is our righteousness, has fully purged and purified us, we are made (to become); the righteousness of God IN HIM, '...(2 Cor. 5:1l).

Isaiah also prophesied saying,'The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, PREPARE you the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.' And then he goes on to tell us what is needed for that way TO BE PREPARED...'Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the GLORY of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'..Isaiah 40:3-5.

How we need a PREPARATION MINISTRY to sweep across our nation and around the world.

This present generation stands in a desperate need of a move of God to counter-balance all the evil and corruption that we see all around us, and to bring forth the reality of Jesus Christ within our hearts in a new and different dimension. There is an awareness that God shall have a people who are 'FULLY SURRENDERED TO HIM, that He can use them in these end times in this 'PREPARING THE WAY OF THE LORD'.

Salvation is more than an experience, it is that, as we are made safe and sound in Christ, but, ultimately salvation is A PERSON, for this deliverance is personified both in the Christ but also in the Corporate Body. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior. Yet, we are joined to the Lord in One Spirit, becoming One in Him, filled with His fullness and also have become part of this 'Corporate Savior Company' of Believers.

As many as received Him, to them gave He power to BECOME the sons of God...John l:l2. There is a PROCESS OF BECOMING. It is not an instantaneous work but it is a GROWING in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord...old things have passed away(or should have) and all things BECAME new. Ultimately, the BECOMING results in a STATE OF BEING. So that the message is not just something 'we say'...but WHAT WE ARE!

'YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD'...Matt. 5:13-14. And all of this because it is 'God which worketh in you (by His Spirit) both to will and to do of His good pleasure – That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without (need of) rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom YOU (SHOULD) SHINE AS LIGHTS in this world...(Phil. 2:l3,l5).

God is bringing forth luminaries...LIGHTS. He is the Father of Lights...(and) Of His Own will beget He us with the Word of Truth, that WE should be a type of first fruits of His creatures...James l:17-18. Not only is He the Light of this world, but in Him...WE are to become the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

Thus, our very existence should be the message revealed to the world by the indwelling Holy Spirit, revealed to a lost and dying world, with clarity and purity (holiness) of a SHINING LIGHT. We are to be blameless, faultless, irreproachable...even as Jesus said, “The prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me...John l4:30.

Evil has become good and good evil. But, the Lord is to bring us back to the singleness that is in Christ Jesus alone. See II Cor. 11:3. Not the confusion of two wills even in our church business meetings, His and Ours, but ONE WILL, for we are to yield to Him that we might be ONE in HIS WILL. It will end all the DOING OF SELF-WORKS AND BRING US INTO UNION WITH HIM, and thus into what WE ARE IN HIM. Pure truth does not need to be defended. It just is. And, we surrender and when we are one in His Spirit of Righteousness, then what We are In Him is our defense. Therefore, the culmination of the Bride who are in this processing and preparation will express who CHRIST IN THEM REALLY IS. Thus, our very nothingness is a clear signal that HE will be revealed as OUR EVERYTHING, when we are filled to the full with His fullness.

The focus now is more upon the Christ, for we are not presenting ourselves to declare what we will become, but we only need to die daily and lift up Christ, what HE IS, and He will finished His work in us. For when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is (1 John 3:2).

Paul wrote, 'We are ambassadors for Christ' (2 Cor. 5:20). Obviously, we well understand the earthly realm and we understand all the frailties of humanity. But, now, we need to come to KNOW HIM. So, how can we truly 'represent Him' if we really don't 'know' Him...just about Him. He must work the very Nature and Character of our Lord into our hearts, otherwise, we won't truly know in whom we speak and serve. Jesus, ALONE, is all we need. He united both the earthly and the divine.

There is at our disposal such a ONENESS UNION with the Son that He says “In that day you shall ask the Father in My name, and He will give it to you. And, when the work is done within, the mediatorial work of the Son being complete in our personal behalf, we shall have DIRECT ACCESS TO THE FATHER. We do not bypass Jesus, for it is in His Name, Nature, and Character within us that we shall approach the Father. There will come many dimensions as we are willing to CLIMB UP HIGHER as we go from glory to glory..as our relationship with Him deepens and unfolds. Because of His indwelling, we will live as He lives, speak as He speaks, do as He does, being an expression of HIS LIFE IN US!

To tell people we are something we cannot manifest is of no value. Far too many of us look on others and have to admit that we have nothing to give. We are as 'wells without water'... 2 Peter 2:l7. When our innermost beings can flow as the fountain of the Holy Spirit arises in us, then we will have something to give a thirsty man.

No wonder there has to be such a deep processing within each one of us...'till all self is slain, and the cross has canceled out all of the 'I Will', that it might say instead, 'Thy Will'. As Paul prayed for us, “That you may be filled (thru all your being) unto all the fulness of God..That is, may have the richest measure of God's Divine Presence, and become a Body 'wholly filled' (Our Oil Lamps Full) and flooded with God Himself (Ephesians 3:l9.)

And, the ultimate goal is for HIS IMAGE to be 'clearly' seen in us, His True and Faithful Bride, in TRUE HOLINESS.

Indeed, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with Fire.”(Matt.3:ll) The Holy Spirit and With Fire...Some want the touch of His Holy Spirit only...But the infilling of the Spirit is to enable us to endure the process of going through the fire! The soothing oil of the Holy Spirit to balance out the purging of the fire!

Why did He come? You say, to reveal the Father, and our relationship with Him. Yes! You say, to preach the kingdom, and call us into it. Yes! You say, to conquer death and give us victory through the resurrection. But, HE ALSO CAME TO SEND A FIRE.. For, He knew that was what was required TO THOROUGHLY PURGE AND PURIFY MANKIND, so that we would be able to offer up worship in RIGHTEOUSNESS. For, He which hath called you is Holy, SO BE YE HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION; BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN 'BE YE HOLY...FOR I AM HOLY...I Peter l:l5-l6.

The Lord will be revealed through a people who reflect His image..God wants more then people reflecting His image. He purposes that we BE PARTAKERS OF HIS DIVINE NATURE AND CHARACTER, conformed to HIS OWN IMAGE. Then 'All' that we say and 'All' that we do, will be a TRUE MESSAGE of His life flowing out of our innermost beings.

The Lord will blow the coals and the fire until it melts our will and it flows into 'ONE' with HIS WILL. It purges out the lusts of the flesh, so that we are filled with the PURE DESIRE of His Agape Love and Grace. It produces an inner radiance that LIGHTS OUR LIFE, and DIRECTS OUR STEPS in His Way. Branded by His fire, now on, we shall be totally at His disposal to reveal the message of His everlasting Gospel of His Agape Love, reconciling 'all unto Him'. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY...' You Won't Stumble In The Dark If You Walk In The Light

...Of God's Word'. Quote...Rexella Van Impe