Abiding in the Blood III

V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE

PART 30

ABIDING IN THE BLOOD III

“Having therefore brethren, BOLDNESS to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. By a NEW and LIVING way, which He has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; and having a high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is FAITHFUL THAT PROMISED)”. (Hebrews 10:19-23)

“For Christ is NOT entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the “figures” (symbols, types and shadows) of the true; (spirit realm) but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us”. (Hebrews 9: 24)

We’ve all read in the Old Testament about Jehovah making a covenant with His people as He wrote His commandments in stone and demanded rivers of sacrificial blood. These spiritual offerings throughout the ancient world were a “temporary covering” for the sins of those who by faith desired forgiveness and a right standing with The Lord. This covenant was a “miracle of mercy” because it revealed His desire for a conscience that is pure and His endless love and compassion for all souls. In chapter eleven of Hebrews we admire the courage and determination of those who believed God’s Word and trusted His prophecies of a Messiah that would fulfill every holy promise. They were the pioneer overcomers that subdued kingdoms were valiant warriors and through suffering, obtained the hope of eternal righteousness. But even in these awesome victories and supernatural experiences, they could not receive the personal “vow” of a Savior that would once and for all deliver His people from the curse of the fall and restore spiritual authority through a new covenant written in His own blood. “These all died in faith, not having received the promises but having seen them afar off (with their spirit eyes) and were persuaded of them and embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth”. (Hebrews 11:13) “And these all having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the promise: God having provided some BETTER thing for us (the new covenant – the divine reality of His indwelling presence) that they without us should not be made perfect (COMPLETE)”. (Hebrews 11:39-40) Praise God! We are complete in God through Jesus blood! We are redeemed, restored, delivered, forgiven, justified, sanctified, ransomed, rescued, healed, empowered, anointed and filled with His fruits, gifts and thoughts! We can “breathe” Him, feel His presence, know His will and listen to His voice constantly because He lives inside of us! IF we are functioning on all 8 cylinders (spiritually speaking) how can we not walk on this earth as rulers and kings? IF we are living in His divine reality how could Satan not be terrified of God’s presence within us? When we are walking in the will of His covenant – heaven and earth becomes our inheritance! The covenant means that He gives His life for us and we give our life for Him. All that we have is His and all that He has is ours. Faith is knowing who you are IN HIM and releasing the confidence to live in His revelation.

Let me ask, how could we possibly not be an overcomer in this world if all these super-natural promises are being manifested? Is this REAL or a bookshelf full of dogmatic “mumbo jumbo” that falls into the category of a religious fictional cartoon? We can talk and sing all day long about victory in Jesus but what exactly are referring to? Colossians 2: 14-15 say’s, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it”. The idea of covenant is based on the fact that we can be an overcomer in this life because He overcame death and the grave. I am not condemning anyone but I am also not agreeing with the concept that defeat is “ok”. If we ever face a crisis from the devil and succeed, it will be the result of God’s power. If we are defeated – it will NOT be the failure of God’s Word! The immediate acceptance of hopelessness reveals the complete lack of covenant faith in everyone that comes into an agreement with natural logic. There is only one reason why anyone would not turn to covenant in times of trouble; the lack of revelation knowledge and the absence of living in divine reality. Many times when children are brought up in a home where the parents are moderately religious and not sold-out to the gospel, it leaves an impression on them to also not take the spiritual dimension seriously. How many times have we seen others live without an “investment” in God’s Word and find their back against the wall in a life threatening crisis? It is usually too late to start building foundations of rhema revelation and searching for mountain moving faith when your head is spinning from confusion, depression and fear. Allow me to ask you; is there any tragedy that cannot be miraculously restored and healed? Of course not. But how much loss do people suffer because they are not who and where they should be? How can a person be successful at anything if they do not “practice”? How much time will they have to learn – between the crisis and the deliverance? This practicing is experiencing how to live in the spirit realm hour by hour and day by day. It takes focus, concentration, dedication, commitment, study, revelation and complete determination to master the flesh and overcome the dark side. This is what growing STRONGER and MATURE is all about! The idea of putting down the baby bottle and crawling out of the crib is working hard everyday to become stronger in faith and developing into a fierce warrior that becomes victorious in every circumstance and situation. Am I saying that miracles are only for those who are in the spiritual position to receive them? I believe our free-will is an opportunity to learn how to live His abundant life. Selah. God’s truth is sharp and painful but I cannot compromise with an idea that everything is predestined. I respect God’s sovereignty and omniscience but I also realize that He is a God of perfect divine order (and not a respecter of persons). We do not blaze trails in the abilities of our flesh only – but are potential catalyst of super-natural power because an unlimited blood covenant of Jesus Christ that is functioning within us, through us and for us to accomplish HIS will (the fulfillment of His Word) for HIS glory!

How serious is knowing about His covenant and living in it? It can and will make the difference between life and death! God is not a cosmic vending machine but must become a constant relationship of meditation and passionate love. Religion lives a life that is controlled by carnal thinking and calls on God to help when something breaks. The religious mindset does not have a covenant dependence because they have no intention of giving their heart as a “vow” to walk holy with Him. The FULL gospel is; to be fully equipped with His battle armor and to have His Word foundations already set so when a crisis appears we can overcome by the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb! Do you want to hear a news flash? Read the headlines; the devil is angry at God and wants revenge! He will never forget how he became so puffed up with pride while serving God in heaven to the extent he considered trying to take over as the new CEO of all creation. The Lord had to deal with it and “booted” him and a third of the angels that supported this ridiculous idea completely out of heaven, where they fell to earth with a humiliating thud! But instead of being embarrassed, humbled, broken and repenting – he took his training manuals and a few customer service managers and started his own corporation called, “Imposter Industries”. With savvy marketing and worldwide distribution his “smoke and mirrors” campaign to make everyone a secular humanist has made him a household celebrity. He discarded the old red devil suit, cancelled the negative “pitchfork” ads and is now the face of tolerance that promotes a peer pressure filled “politically correct” agenda. The truth is – he is not really that strong or influential! The problem is that he is allowed TOO MUCH input in our life! If we listen to his trash and repeat his garbage, it is like making him a part of our family and welcoming him in every night to have dinner with us. If we partake in his pleasures and enjoy his dainties then we are compromising our representation of God’s Kingdom. No one can play with king cobras or swim with sharks without suffering the consequences of foolishness. Yes, there are times we are weak and tired but we cannot walk in the open battlefield with our guard down. Running naked in the line of fire to satisfy our carnality makes an easy target and is a sure way to end up as another senseless casualty of war. The devil is not omnipresent which means he can only be in one place at a time. He obviously is not a genius or he would bow down to God in humility, but he does know one thing – someone who walks in God’s presence. Most people already know the basic historic truths but allow their familiarity of bible stories to give them a sense of arrogance and false security. This haughty spirit of being puffed up with religious pride causes their reverential fear of God to become deadened. This attitude of pious, lukewarm apathy is the heartbeat of religious ignorance. Each week millions of people occupy fancy buildings with crosses on them but are numb to who God is. I am not necessarily being critical of those who attend church but the ones who intentionally play games with God will perish from the lack of obeying His requirements. Those who do not seek God will not find His will for their life! Jesus rebuked and stood against the Pharisees because He knows the cold, dark, destructive spirit that drives its agenda. Satan has come to steal, kill and destroy by distracting all people from the reality of blood covenant and does not care if a person goes to church five times a day as long as they do not PRAY, SEEK GOD’S FACE, or WALK IN BLOOD COVENANT! The responsibility of preparation is the key to prevention! Selah.

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