“We are complete in him who is head over all powers and principalities”. There is nothing else, and no one else who completes us. You can fortify yourself against the objects of your fears, but they are still there. There is only one true consolation. The fear of dying is the enemy. Fear is the poison that kills spiritual growth. Death is not so much a one time event of being dead, but a life driven by fear, that causes one to be dead to the provisions from God, gifted to us by His promises in His Son, to be truly free from all fears because “he who fears has not been made perfect in love because gear involves torment”. That’s the fruit given to those who reject Gods covenental provisions. So they turn to the world for comfort.
We see the effects of fear in the parable of the unjust steward who collected funds from his employers accounts to protect himself against joblessness homelessness and fortify his retirement. He said “4 I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses”. He was afraid to be without so He created a back-up plan, a retirement plan. This is the product of self-consciousness. We see a brick wall and we don’t know what is on the other side so we protect ourselves against this fear. “He who seeks to save his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for Christ sake will save it”. This is what we are talking about. When you run to the end of your account avigo it is expired. However we can never deplete the resources of the almighty God who said “let there be light” and immediate it appeared without resistance.
There are many who pursue to save the planet and are ignorant of Him who can recreate this with the same simple words. They spend their time and their estimation doing whst they think is good when the good that they do is ignorance of him who did it all.
Romans 1 says of these people 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Creation serves the creator just fine even now by mirroring to humans the conditions of their hearts.
“If you understand Gods never ending love, and his inexhaustible resources, you can relax your grip on this age and fall into the hands of the almighty God who eagerly awaits you to do so. God said “I will never leave you or forsake you”. But some just cannot have solace in that. So they depart to look for another. This is spiritual adultery that causes blindness to Him who is “at hand”.
So speaking of the wise steward”For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.9 “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteousmammon, that whenyou fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.”
Fear is the abscence of faith. Your faith has trade in value. But you must let go of your fears to recieve the exchange. If you truly trust God, you don’t need a dependance on a back-up plan. He who said “I will never leave you or forsake you” need not come back in the flesh a second time as a man to fulfill His Word in us. We are complete in Him, if you can receive it. The price was paid at the cross to reverse the curse and undo the fear based mind that started with Adam who said to the Lord “I heard your voice and was afraid”. God knew this would happen. Adam tried to cover it with a fig leaf, and people today are covering themselves with all kinds of things. But the words of job was, Naked I came naked I go, blessed be the name of the Lord.
The truth is God sees through all of our fig leaves and coverings anyway. For the word of the Lord is sharp and Powerful sharper than any two-edged sword dividing even bone and Marrow joints and ligaments it is a discerner of the thoughts of the intent of the heart. Then there is nothing hidden from the site with him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:12.
You cannot be afraid and trusting God at the same time. Consider the old women who donated her two mites, or in our culture, pennies. That was all she physically had, but for us the elect? She truly trusted in God and was spoken of for our guidepost. Not that God is asking us to live without money, but not to put too much trust in the uncertainty of riches.
The day we have the most money, in the day we have none should be equally joyous. Like the Widow with the two mites, she knew that the greatest joy comes Not from without but from within. Just as it said it’s in the book of James That every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights in whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning.
Christ “has delivered us who all our lifetimes had been subject to the fear of death”. We fear no more. And this fear of death is not a one-time dying but the continual dying and losing of self and the things we seem important. Do not be deceived we will all lose this body we eroniously call ourself and all its physical attachments. Every promise and provision from the god of this age will fail. You cannot stay here. You will lose that self by degree one death at a time. Or you will grow in the Spirit by degree one revelation at a time. And it is Gods word that is our food for our transformation. That we may participation of the things the God. It is the god of this age competes with the things of “hath God really said?” For our intellect to challeng. And if God said it, repeat it over and over until you get it. This is your struggle. It must become you.
Every time we come to this point in our inner dialogue where fear reminds us of our frailties, it is here that we can grab a hold of something Eternal by faith, or turn in fear and fortify the thing that’s dying.
Everything that we do for health care and for retirement to fortify our position here are provisions for the God of this age.
James says “5 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire”. Who knows my friend if you will be around to spend your retirement. It my temporarily give you peace of mind, but that might be all you get. We are instructed to store up things not on Earth where moth and rust in thieves steal, but the store up our Treasures in heaven.
For the Elect? “We have a more enduring inheritance in heaven”. He who loves the world, the love of the father is not in him. We put on the things that God has given us we see in His Son.
So when the scriptures say that “Christ came to deliver us from the subjection of the fear death? We put this on. This is how we appropriate this. At that moment of fear, we step on that fear and replace it with faith. We reiterate the promise that we have a more enduring inheritance in heaven.
If this more enduring inheritance was only something to be experienced later, then it would be harder to hold out for. But because Christ has suffered at the cross for us, having taken away all the criticisms and condemnations aimed at us from the law, he shows for us here that because the payment is rendered in full, the gift is activated. Gods Word has no time lapse. For this very reason not only does the fullness of the godhead body dwell in him, but we are complete in him who is the head over all principality and power. Meaning we are not waiting for something to come later. We are not exchanging one physical element for another physical. No these things are sewn corruptible raised Incorruptible in the spirit of our mind, which is the place of our new existence. “That which is flesh is flesh, that which is spirit is spirit. You must be born again. This is how that happens.
And as we’ve spoken many times before that the heavens that are carnally known as being filled with stars and galaxies, is not as large as the expanse of our mind which grows bigger and bigger by the expansion of the Holy Spirit. And even as a worm cannot understand the life and flight of a butterfly, so then those who are driven by fear and controlled by fear and fortify themselves from that fear, cannot know or understand the life in flight of those who were born of the spirit.
Christ said “7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Such are we. We are not fortified here of the promises of the God of this age for the supplements of this age, oh no. Every time we have a fear, we offer up to God his Son, the only sacrifice that is acceptable to Him. His son is Word. He was the word broken down forethe promises of God in Scripture to find root in the linings of your heart and soul.
When the fear comes you offered that promise to God showing you are the sons of God. In this way we are shown to follow the spirit of God and confirm our identity as his children. He came to deliver those who are all their lifetime subject to the fear and the fear of death, we no longer fear those things. We no longer spend our times or fortifying our self against the inevitability that we will lose our external self. Even now we participate in the richness of our inheritance of the things of God.
So if we lose ourselves in Christ, we gain everything Eternal. For what profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul? Nothing
It is those who have gained everything of this age that have nothing in the other. It is those of us who have no realiance in this age that have everything in the other age now. Just as Christ was seen by some as a peasant on a donkey riding up to Jerusalem, but He was filled with the fullness of the Godhead.
It is we who are walking incognito, have Gods things that the glory and the essence we participate in may be of God and not of ourselves. Even as scripture instructs “since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised”. We are renewed in knowledge to be just like Christ in our understanding. Don’t let the peasant fool you.
We have traded physical things for invisible things and only those of us who are Spirit born again can master this.
For those who are looking for a physical mastery? It doesn’t happen. So many would say to us as well, who are you? And our answer to that is, not the man. Not what you’re looking at. These things are hidden from your site. Go on and sleep, the time is near.
Even now, The Kingdom of God is at hand.