I saw Great Grace and Abiding Glory standing at the door of 2019.

Early in January of this year, as I was praying, the Lord spoke to me this Statement; “Grace and Glory are standing at the door of 2019 ready to walk with those whose hearts fear the Lord and are seeking His will to be done on earth.”

Then as I prayed I saw like an allegory type vision: It was a heavenly scene and Jesus entered the scene dressed in brilliant light. I knew Holy Spirit was present as well for He was holding a scroll. It was the beginning of a Heavenly ceremony.  It is difficult to describe this but it seemed that out from the Holy Spirit came Grace standing personified. Then came glory in the same manner and they stood together side by side. Then the ceremony continued and a scroll was opened. Grace and Glory were being commissioned into a covenant union for the purpose of a great manifestation of God’s Kingdom on the earth in presence and power through the body of Christ. I could see that Grace was carrying the fire of God and Glory was carrying the presence and heart of God. Wherever Grace went Glory would be there too. They walked and moved together, a union of covenant power sent out from Holy Spirit to the body of Christ. I knew this was something Father God was orchestrating. It was for us to take hold of and appropriate into our lives this year.

Grace is the unmerited Blessing and favor of God in us and on us. His grace enables us to be more than we are; His grace anoints us for our assignments and missions, and teaches us to move in the supernatural. His grace trains us how to live godly in this world (Titus 2: 11-12), His grace enlightens us, illuminates us, strengthens us, enables His gifts to move through us. His grace reveals truth and mysteries of God to us.

His grace is sufficientfor all that we might face in this life. We carry his grace and it supplies God’s ability when we need it. His grace is sufficient to perform all the will of God through any difficulties. We are to glory in our infirmities and difficulties for in them His power will rest on us. (2 Corinthians 12:8-10.)                                                                                                                        “And God is able to make ALL grace abound toward you, that you, ALWAYS, having ALL sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance for EVERY good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 “WOW

More grace is given to us every time we humble ourselves before the Almighty God (2 Peter 5:5-6) for we know that without Him we can do nothing of eternal value.

Glory is the manifested presence of the Lord Jesus. Jesus present “with us” is Glory. He is always in us as we are in Him, but His abiding glory is when His presence is manifested in habitation with us not just visitation. In His habitation Glory we can operate in His ease, His rest, at all times, practicing to stay in this place in all we do.

When we can live in His glory it means He will be the one moving in us, through us and with us, performing His way, and uniquely drawing others to Himself like a magnet. We step aside and let Him move as He breathes on people around us and manifests His power. We are just being His clothes. Selah

His glory presence is like a cloud we can live in, ascend into heavenly places, which bypasses time to encase the past, present and future. It is gained or acquired in the your intimate private tent of meeting with the Lord. Exodus 33 is the best scripture story to teach us. Read the chapter carefully. Moses was a friend of God; He went aside to his tent of meeting away from the camp to meet with God. Every time the cloud of glory would come over the tent, others would see it and be drawn into worship.

God spoke to Moses face to face. Moses was to lead the millions of people on to the Promised Land. Moses says to God, “Who are you sending with me Lord for You have said I have found GRACE in you sight?” And the Lord says, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest” Then Moses says what we all need to say, Lord if your Presence does not go with us then let us not go, for how will others know that You are with us, that we are your people, that have found GRACE in you sight. Lord, show us Your GLORY. The Lord promised Moses to let His goodness (JESUS) pass by him and to hide him in the cleft of the Rock which He passed by. This is a great picture of His Grace & Glory working together. God is ready to do this again in a fresh powerful way for His people.

We are to take hold of this truth and pursue the Lord for this union of a powerful new impartation of His Grace & Glory for 2019 and I would advise that we are to receive it first thing every morning before we rise for the day. I pray all who take time to read this will receive this word by faith and experience the manifestation in real life.

Father we say, who are you sending with us this year? We ask that Grace and Glory would go with us in 2019 and walk with us daily, abiding in us and with us as we stay in intimate communion with You, Holy Spirit. Grace and Glory abide with us as we live face to face with Jesus. Let our eyes, ears, and heart be covered with the light of Your presence that we my Know, see and speak as you direct bringing the manifestation of the kingdom of God in our world. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord we pray and believe.

Janee Hawks 1/8/19

 

“GRACE AND GLORY at the DOOR”

I saw Great Grace and Abiding Glory standing at the door of 2019.

Early in January of this year, as I was praying, the Lord spoke to me this Statement; “Grace and Glory are standing at the door of 2019 ready to walk with those whose hearts fear the Lord and are seeking His will to be done on earth.”

Then as I prayed I saw like an allegory type vision: It was a heavenly scene and Jesus entered the scene dressed in brilliant light. I knew Holy Spirit was present as well for He was holding a scroll. It was the beginning of a Heavenly ceremony.  It is difficult to describe this but it seemed that out from the Holy Spirit came Grace standing personified. Then came glory in the same manner and they stood together side by side. Then the ceremony continued and a scroll was opened. Grace and Glory were being commissioned into a covenant union for the purpose of a great manifestation of God’s Kingdom on the earth in presence and power through the body of Christ. I could see that Grace was carrying the fire of God and Glory was carrying the presence and heart of God. Wherever Grace went Glory would be there too. They walked and moved together, a union of covenant power sent out from Holy Spirit to the body of Christ. I knew this was something Father God was orchestrating. It was for us to take hold of and appropriate into our lives this year.

Grace is the unmerited Blessing and favor of God in us and on us. His grace enables us to be more than we are; His grace anoints us for our assignments and missions, and teaches us to move in the supernatural. His grace trains us how to live godly in this world (Titus 2: 11-12), His grace enlightens us, illuminates us, strengthens us, enables His gifts to move through us. His grace reveals truth and mysteries of God to us.

His grace is sufficientfor all that we might face in this life. We carry his grace and it supplies God’s ability when we need it. His grace is sufficient to perform all the will of God through any difficulties. We are to glory in our infirmities and difficulties for in them His power will rest on us. (2 Corinthians 12:8-10.)                                                                                                                       “And God is able to make ALL grace abound toward you, that you, ALWAYS, having ALL sufficiency in ALL things, may have an abundance for EVERY good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 “WOW ! More grace is given to us every time we humble ourselves before the Almighty God (2 Peter 5:5-6) for we know that without Him we can do nothing of eternal value.

Glory is the manifested presence of the Lord Jesus. Jesus present “with us” is Glory. He is always in us as we are in Him, but His abiding glory is when His presence is manifested in habitation with us not just visitation. In His habitation Glory we can operate in His ease, His rest, at all times, practicing to stay in this place in all we do.

When we can live in His glory it means He will be the one moving in us, through us and with us, performing His way, and uniquely drawing others to Himself like a magnet. We step aside and let Him move as He breathes on people around us and manifests His power. We are just being His clothes. Selah

His glory presence is like a cloud we can live in, ascend into heavenly places, which bypasses time to encase the past, present and future. It is gained or acquired in the your intimate private tent of meeting with the Lord. Exodus 33 is the best scripture story to teach us. Read the chapter carefully. Moses was a friend of God; He went aside to his tent of meeting away from the camp to meet with God. Every time the cloud of glory would come over the tent, others would see it and be drawn into worship.

God spoke to Moses face to face. Moses was to lead the millions of people on to the Promised Land. Moses says to God, “Who are you sending with me Lord for You have said I have found GRACE in you sight?” And the Lord says, “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest” Then Moses says what we all need to say, Lord if your Presence does not go with us then let us not go, for how will others know that You are with us, that we are your people, that have found GRACE in you sight. Lord, show us Your GLORY. The Lord promised Moses to let His goodness (JESUS) pass by him and to hide him in the cleft of the Rock which He passed by. This is a great picture of His Grace & Glory working together. God is ready to do this again in a fresh powerful way for His people.

We are to take hold of this truth and pursue the Lord for this union of a powerful new impartation of His Grace & Glory for 2019 and I would advise that we are to receive it first thing every morning before we rise for the day. I pray all who take time to read this will receive this word by faith and experience the manifestation in real life.

Father we say, who are you sending with us this year? We ask that Grace and Glory would go with us in 2019 and walk with us daily, abiding in us and with us as we stay in intimate communion with You, Holy Spirit. Grace and Glory abide with us as we live face to face with Jesus. Let our eyes, ears, and heart be covered with the light of Your presence that we my Know, see and speak as you direct bringing the manifestation of the kingdom of God in our world. In the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord we pray and believe.                 Janee Hawks 1/8/19

 

“THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING”

There are three days in our history, His-Story, which completely defeated the revolt against God both in Heaven and Earth. These three days made the way to restore all creation back into its original harmony. These three days gave all mankind a way back to the glorious life in the Garden of Eden designed by our creator God. Every year we celebrate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. We tend to forget there was also a second day, Saturday, when our Lord became “the Champion” over the entire dark Kingdom. Jesus rendered the devil powerless and reversed the fall of all creation.

On Good FridayJesus knelt in the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. His soul suffered to the decree of sweating great drops of blood as He surrendered to His destiny. He saw the cross that the sins of the whole world would lay on Him and knew God would have to forsake Him for a moment of time. This day He died on the cross in the greatest suffering which was the greatest victory ever won. The sacrifice for all sin was made and the debt mankind owed was paid. God Himself, In Jesus, became man, laying His life down as the ultimate sacrifice for all people. Now whoever will believe and repent can become like God living forever with Him. What a great exchange.  He was condemned, we were forgiven; He was forsaken, we were accepted; His soul broken, our soul made whole. The final word Jesus spoke on the cross, “It is finished,“echoed with great power throughout all eternity!

Picture the cross with me; there hung the Word who was with God in the beginning, who was God, the creator, willingly paying the price for the sin debt of the revolt against Him. This was the greatest demonstration of His amazing love.  There on that cross sin died, and the fallen nature of every person who would believe died.  (Galatians 2:20)  Sickness, disease and the curse were conquered. Through faith in His shed blood the DNA of God was transfused to the believer. The Transformation to become like God was made possible and the believer was translated out of the dark orphanage of the devil into the Kingdom of light, the family of God. A great exchange was made, a translation happened, a transfusion was given, and a transformation was made possible for all mankind.  This began the process of the mystery of God to consummate heaven and earth as one in Christ Jesus. (Eph.1:10)  There is so much more!

Jesus looking at the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. The joy He saw was all people who would believe, of every race, which would be His forever.  So let go of every sin that hinders you and run this race to win as though your life depended on it, because it does. Set your focus on Jesus who birthed His faith in you and will lead you into the finished work of that faith.                                                                   (Hebrews 12:1-3 Eph. 1; Ro.6, Gal.3:20) (Suggest reading Isaiah 53)

One of my favorite songs says it all; “AMAZING LOVE”

I’m forgiven; He was condemned; I’m accepted; He was forsaken.                                                       I’m alive and well, and His Spirit lives within me                                                                                 Because He died and rose again.                                                                                                                Amazing Love, how could it be, that you my King would die for me                                               Amazing Love, I know its true, and it’s my joy to honor you;                                                                         In all I do, I honor you.

TO BE CONTINUED:  Day Two: “The day the Champion conquered”    JANEE

THREE DAYS THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

There are three days in our history, His-Story, which completely defeated the revolt against God both in Heaven and Earth. These three days made the way to restore all creation back into its original harmony. These three days gave all mankind a way back to the glorious life in the Garden of Eden designed by our creator God. Every year we celebrate Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. We tend to forget there was also a second day, Saturday, when our Lord became “the Champion” over the entire dark Kingdom. Jesus rendered the devil powerless and reversed the fall of all creation.

On Good FridayJesus knelt in the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. His soul suffered to the decree of sweating great drops of blood as He surrendered to His destiny. He saw the cross that the sins of the whole world would lay on Him and knew God would have to forsake Him for a moment of time. This day He died on the cross in the greatest suffering which was the greatest victory ever won. The sacrifice for all sin was made and the debt mankind owed was paid. God Himself, In Jesus, became man, laying His life down as the ultimate sacrifice for all people. Now whoever will believe and repent can become like God living forever with Him. What a great exchange.  He was condemned, we were forgiven; He was forsaken, we were accepted; His soul broken, our soul made whole. The final word Jesus spoke on the cross, “It is finished,“echoed with great power throughout all eternity!

Picture the cross with me; there hung the Word who was with God in the beginning, who was God, the creator, willingly paying the price for the sin debt of the revolt against Him. This was the greatest demonstration of His amazing love.  There on that cross sin died, and the fallen nature of every person who would believe died.  (Galatians 2:20)  Sickness, disease and the curse were conquered. The DNA of God was transfusedto the believer. The Transformationto become like God was made possible and the believer was translated out of the dark orphanage of the devil into the Kingdom of light, the family of God. A great exchange was made, a translation happened, a transfusion was given, and a transformation was made possible for all mankind.  This began the process of the mystery of God to consummate heaven and earth as one in Christ Jesus. (Eph.1:10)  There is so much more!

Jesus looking at the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. The joy He saw was all people who would believe, of every race, which would be His forever.  So let go of every sin that hinders you and run this race to win as though your life depended on it, because it does. Set your focus on Jesus who birthed His faith in you and will lead you into the finished work of that faith.                                                                   (Hebrews 12:1-3 Eph. 1; Ro.6, Gal.3:20) (Suggest reading Isaiah 53)

One of my favorite songs says it all; “AMAZING LOVE”

I’m forgiven; He was condemned; I’m accepted; He was forsaken.                                                       I’m alive and well, and His Spirit lives within me                                                                                 Because He died and rose again.                                                                                                                Amazing Love, how could it be, that you my King would die for me                                               Amazing Love, I know its true, and it’s my joy to honor you;                                                                         In all I do, I honor you.

TO BE CONTINUED:  Day Two: “The day the Champion conquered”    JANEE

SOAKING PRAYER IS AN OASIS

Soaking Prayer is an Oasis for me!  It is like being a sponge in the presence of Jesus and soaking up  God-life, peace, and strength. It is like my soul is drinking living water and my spirit is drinking His wine . When Jesus speaks to me its like honey & power to my lips. Deep within me I sense heaven and am lifted above all the issues of life.

Soaking prayer for me  is positioning myself humbly before God to spend quality time with Him alone. It is to lie down within my heart and mind in His green pastures and find His rest and refreshing still waters. It is to quiet my soul and know that He is God over all that concerns me. I am reminded that I shall not want for He is my Shepard.

  I ask Holy Spirit to soak me in the presence of Jesus so I can be changed into His likeness. There in that place He quiets my soul so I can hear His thoughts and not my own. I love to soak with worshipful songs because music easily ministers to my deepest places.  Worshipping Him in spirit and truth just seems to drown out the onslaught of all the cares of life so I can get into the presence of Jesus.  

 However, I also cherish the experience of just total quietness with Jesus longing passionately for His voice and His touch. In this complete quietness there is strength, a supernatural rest, and restoration to my soul I find no other way. I believe the faithfulness of God never fails to meet us when we come to Him by faith. Time begins to fade and problems seem much smaller. When you leave this soaking prayer it is true that you carry more of Jesus with you and the grace you need for whatever you may face for that day.

These scriptures describe for me the value of soaking prayer.
Psalms 46:10 says, Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. TPT or “Be still and know that I am God.” NLV.
   

 Matthew 11: 28-30 says Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me, I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you will discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear. TPT

Psalms 23:1-3 says, “The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bless. That’ s where he restores and revives my life. TPT.

Father, In the Name of The Lord Jesus Christ I ask you to put your anointing on all of us who love you to seek you diligently and to hunger passionately after one thing: to be with You and live in You. Lord, grace us to continually obey You and be in Your manifested presence, living under the shadow of Your wings, and releasing Your Kingdom in this world. Amen,     Janee Hawks

ETERNITY

As I spent time with the Lord one day about eternity I ask;  “JESUS, let me look into eternity. Let me know you, Jesus ,in the scope of eternity. I want to live with access to the past present and future in my spirit man.”  Holy Spirit give your understanding and revelation.

 “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” Jesus in John 17:3

 “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

 Act 15: 18 “Known to God from eternity are all His works

Why does Holy Spirit write in I Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts but especially that you many prophesy. And in 14:39 desire earnestly that to prophesy. I believe it is because the realm of prophecy is the eternal realm of past, present and future all of which are eternally present to God. Our spirit man can access this eternal realm with God through various forms of the realms of prophecy. An excellent example in the scriptures is Moses on the mountain in the cleft of the rock asking out of a heart of love and surrender to see God’s glory. I believe Moses was able to access this eternal realm when he met Jesus on the mountain of transfiguration. You could say that Moses went back to the future and saw Christ the hope of glory.

Time is just a gift to us now before we fully enter eternity. Time is like a fast moving train that runs through eternity. We get on this time train when we are born and we get off it when we die bodily, in the natural state. Death is just separation from one place to another. To die in the gift of time is just to separate from this natural world. Enoch jumped the time train into eternity without dying because of how he walked with God. Wow! Selah!

We each had our beginning in the Father God’s heart where we existed as eternal spirits. The Father’s love sent us into time when He knit us into our mothers womb. Every person is born with an eternal purpose to accomplish during their time on the earth. Time is a gift, a chance to shine in our purpose.  Time is a chance to be a partaker of eternal life with God. It is a choice every person must make. We should live every day of our lives with an eternal perspective. Eternity is in us!

” He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” From Amplified Version: Ecclesiastes 3:10-15

Janee 

SHUT THE DOOR

Many come in to the Secret Place with the Lord, but forget to shut the door. We may miss what is most important for us. We need to remember to shut the door. Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private.”

I believe that some of shutting the door is just a constant consciousness effort each time we pray of closing all the cares of life out of your mind and determining not to let anything or anyone distract you from your special time with the Lord no matter how long it is or short. Always it is the quality not necessarily the quantity.
I will just share some practical and simple things that might be helpful reminders of how to shut the door. Sometimes we know these things but just need reminded. I know I do.
So first of all you may want to shut off your phone. If you open your technology and connect with social media it might steal from the time you want to give Jesus. Just work it out so you don’t miss the time with your Creator. You also may need to get up a little earlier or stay up at night for the time. There are days I will skip the noon meal, find a quiet place and pray. If you are home get comfortable place to pray and even shut a real door if possible. Have just your bible and a pen and paper with you. Set this time as best you can when you can be alert and are least apt to be needed or interrupted.
Whenever and wherever you pray He is there with you because He is always faithful. The Lord loves to hear your voice so sing or just thank and praise, as He is as close as the breath you breathe. Romans 10:8 “The message is very close at hand; It is on your lips and in your heart.” Practice and perfect the art of being still in His presence and tune your ears into His voice. Ask Him to show you what is on His heart and mind. Ask Him who and what you need to bring before Him, because if you are like me there are too many and too much to remember. Write things down. Every day ask and trust faithful Holy Spirit to speak to you about the prayer needs of the day and for the grace to love and be obedient. This way His burden is light and His yoke easy because you will be moving with Holy Spirit. When I quit striving to do things right and just lean into Holy Spirit it is like the EASE of moving in water.
Lastly, when we pray we must pray IN FAITH and WITH FATIH. That is praying what God says and thinks and then believing it.                                                       Janee Hawks

MOTHERS

MOTHERS

Another name to call Mothers could well be “Grace & Mercy”

Woman is meant to be the image of the female side of God for sure. She reveals the heart of God as not only a Father but as a Mother.

God is Grace and God is Mercy. Grace and Mercy are the warm arms of God that hold us secure and wrap around us with love throughout our lives. His arms pick us up and give us a push forward and upward to our purpose.

When God took that rib from Adam and made a woman He mixed the golden threads of Grace and Mercy together and knitted it into the heart of the woman to be a Mother.

God graces a Mother with a tender heart toward all those she has birthed and nurtured; some are natural children, some may be adopted and some spiritual children. She empowers her children to become all they were meant to be. She is gentle but strong, She is forgiving but wise, She is patient, but progressive. She is kind but firm. She is sometimes true friend but foe. She has played the role in her child’s life of whatever they needed at the time, be it playmate, nurse, trainer, teacher, guide, counselor,, friend, or best cheerleader. Her heart knows great love, but great pain. She carries but releases. She gives her children security but wings. She holds on tight but lets go freely.

Whether she is a new mother, young mother, busy mother, lonely mother, unhealthy or older mother she is always a MOTHER. She is always in Her role.

Respect and Honor should always go to all MOTHERS!                                                           MOTHERS are an image of the arms of God, Grace and Mercy.

A Tribute to my 3 Daughters and Daughter in Love; Ronda, Robin, Ranee and Melody.

They all so gracefully and wonderfully fit the role of a God fearing mother. Their lives are decorated with the blessing of sacrifice and kindness. They effortlessly give and forgive, persevering, trusting, and loving their children unconditionally. They guide with patience, hopeful and believing the best. They see beyond the natural to help win the battles for their children. As wise mothers they have seen beyond the outward to the inward, and have been the greatest encouragement for all their children to find the treasure within. They all four give of themselves endlessly without considering their own needs first. They take their role as Mothers seriously before God and I am so thankful today that they have never given up trying to be the kind of Mother their children each need. I thank God for them today and for the 12 Grand’s I have because of their grit, courage and faithfulness.                                                             Janee Hawks

MOTHERS

MOTHERS

Another name to call Mothers could well be “Grace & Mercy”

Woman is meant to be the image of the female side of God for sure. She reveals the heart of God as not only a Father but as a Mother.

God is Grace and God is Mercy. Grace and Mercy are the warm arms of God that hold us secure and wrap around us with love throughout our lives. His arms pick us up and give us a push forward and upward to our purpose.

When God took that rib from Adam and made a woman He mixed the golden threads of Grace and Mercy together and knitted it into the heart of the woman to be a Mother.

God graces a Mother with a tender heart toward all those she has birthed and nurtured; some are natural children, some may be adopted and some spiritual children. She empowers her children to become all they were meant to be. She is gentle but strong, She is forgiving but wise, She is patient, but progressive. She is kind but firm. She is sometimes true friend but foe. She has played the role in her child’s life of whatever they needed at the time, be it playmate, nurse, trainer, teacher, guide, counselor,, friend, or best cheerleader. Her heart knows great love, but great pain. She carries but releases. She gives her children security but wings. She holds on tight but lets go freely.

Whether she is a new mother, young mother, busy mother, lonely mother, unhealthy or older mother she is always a MOTHER. She is always in Her role.

Respect and Honor should always go to all MOTHERS!                                                          MOTHERS are an image of the arms of God, Grace and Mercy.

A Tribute to my 3 Daughters and Daughter in Love; Ronda, Robin, Ranee and Melody.

They all so gracefully and wonderfully fit the role of a God fearing mother. Their lives are decorated with the blessing of sacrifice and kindness. They effortlessly give and forgive, persevering, trusting, and loving their children unconditionally. They guide with patience, hopeful and believing the best. They see beyond the natural to help win the battles for their children. As wise mothers they have seen beyond the outward to the inward, and have been the greatest encouragement for all their children to find the treasure within. They all four give of themselves endlessly without considering their own needs first. They take their role as Mothers seriously before God and I am so thankful today that they have never given up trying to be the kind of Mother their children each need. I thank God for them today and for the 12 Grand’s I have because of their grit, courage and faithfulness.                                                             Janee Hawks

SUFFERING FOR CHRIST’S BODY ON THE EARTH

Suffering for Christ body on earth

 Colossians 1:24 [Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [on our part] of Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church. AMV

What is Holy Spirit saying here through Paul the apostle?

                                Colossians 1:24-27 (NKJV)

 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 The message to the church in these verses is this; as believers, our hope of the fulfillment of being completely in His glory presence is having Christ fully alive in us. It is to grow up into the full stature of Christ. However, that will require the sacrifice of suffering what is still left of Christ’s sufferings. God has left us a part of Christ’s sufferings to fulfill in order for us to be completely filled with His glory presence. We must complete the sufferings of Christ that God has ordained for the purpose of the whole body of Christ to come to full maturity. It is our stewardship to fulfill the word of God especially for ministers gifted to mature the church, but also to all as ambassadors of the good news. The call is to all in different ways and levels. Jesus said to God the Father; “You have given me a body to do your will, I am the offering, once for all.” It is still His body on the earth that must do His will, which includes fulfilling the completion of Christ sufferings. Christ fully mature within us is our glory, The sufferings we willingly endure for the sake of a mature empowered church and to advance the Kingdom of God will grace our lives with such an increase of anointing and resurrection power.

I Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.

So Father in Jesus Name let us come before you willing to suffer to do your will for the sake Your Glory in Christ ‘s body on the earth. We are encouraged and thankful that there will be much increased favor and grace on our life.  All we do we do out of love for you Jesus.                                                                    Janee