And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Ephesians 1:19
The Bible says in the little book of Philemon, verse 6,
That we would become effective, by the Acknowledgement of every Good thing that is in us in Christ Jesus.
So many children, and adults will be picking through Easter Baskets in the morning to see what the Easter Bunny left behind…
Although I won’t comment on that right now,
There is a Real Basket in the Heavenlies-
chocked full of Treats with no tricks about it.
I’m taking inventory, like I encouraged you all to do a couple of days ago-
Of what’s been left in my basket.
One of the things I’m finding today, after having had an attack yesterday,
Is the reality of Jesus’ having “Been There.”
Hebrews 4:12 is Resonating with me this morning, as I struggled hard core through the night last night.
Anxiety was trying to get a foothold in my life again.
I’m sharing this to let you know, I’ve been there.
Too many times to count.
But like I said the other day, where there has been struggle, there is always deliverance on the other side!
He’s been there, and He showed me the way.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God knows our hearts.
Even in the midst of the struggle.
I want you to look back with me at some Words Jesus uttered, before, He said,
It is Finished.
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mark 15:34
This was this next scripture being fulfilled for us.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
So, last night, after spending a day with chest pain and other symptoms,
I lie awake, blaming myself for too much caffeine–
Thinking on what it “could be,”
But having done what God SAID to do,
(Dust and I touched the symptoms in Jesus Name- taking authority over our bodies, and standing in agreement)
I resolved to take a deep breath,
(which wasn’t easy at the time)
Trusting- that My God would not Forsake me.
Hear Me Brothers and Sisters.
Rather, Hear Him.
Jesus was touched with every feeling we would ever experience.
That comment he made about being forsaken was from the soul, not the Spirit.
The Spirit overcame, the Same as He will for us,
And went on to say….
IT IS FINISHED.
That’s the emphasis of what it means for the Same Spirit that raised Jesus from death–
to dwell in us.
The Spirit is now raising every dead thing.
He has Saved us forevermore in our Spirit.
All of our eggs are in His Basket.
I was reminded by a friend today that our life is hidden with Christ.
But my friends, He is also in the process of saving our souls.
And our bodies.
That’s how this life is lived out.
He Saved me, is saving me, and will save me Again… like Paul said.
We have to find,
in the Truth,
Everything that He accomplished,
if we are going to look like Him in the earth,
Before we get to Heaven.
We’re lining up!
It’s show time.
That will be the next “store” we shop in together.
This is our story behind the curtain.
Pre-stage, so to speak.
He’s Coming Back again–
The same way He was Taken (Acts1), the same He will come again,
For His Pure, Holy, Spotless Bride, who has had all things returned unto her.
Remember the Old Covenant, and David getting everything RESTORED?!
Until His enemies be made His footstool……cheers to Jesus!