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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

THE PATH OF HUMBLE AUTHORITY

It was somewhere between heaven and earth I was being caught up into the vision which I will call “The Path of Humble Authority“ This vision was not just for me only, but was meant to be shared with the body of Christ especially to those who long to be a true disciple of Christ. So put yourself in this vision and see that Jesus is drawing you to this humble authority.

VISION: I first saw an opening, then a path going upward to heaven that looked like a brilliant red carpet. I knew the Lord had done this and was inviting me to go up. As I started up I just knew this red carpet was created from a lifestyle on earth of forgiveness, repentance and purity through Christ’s blood. It was amazing; as Jesus made known to me that heaven’s red carpet is earth’s bloody path. When I reached the top I could see the Father was there but I could only see His glorious light. I also saw Ricky my little son sitting with Jesus and smiling at me as if to say I watch you and am waiting for you.

Then Jesus walked up to me as to greet me. He held a beautiful red robe in His hands, which He placed on me. As I felt the robe on my body I knew it symbolized a life drenched in His blood. Faith in Jesus shed blood created this robe to always cover, to cleanse and to give His very own life and strength. The Lord motioned to me to come sit with Him. Before I could sit down in my own personal chair He came to me and placed a gold chain around my neck. I just knew the gold chain was giving me the authority to rule and reign in my personal inheritance and I felt the life-giving strength of the beautiful blood-red robe around my shoulders as it covered me.

Then Jesus reached out for my hand and placed a ring on my finger that had the imprint of the face of a Lion on it. This ring belonged to the Lion of the tribe of Judah. I knew it was His ring given for me to use in His behalf, by the authority of His name. I was overcome with His presence as Jesus said to me, “I have placed my roar in you that you will prevail and I will lead you.” I knew this was a place of my being seated with Christ in heavenly places as is revealed in Scripture. Jesus sat down at the right hand of Father. He held His scepter in His right hand. He reached out His scepter to me and I touched it. Now I am hearing” Ask and It shall be given.” I saw the words “if you abide in Me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7 Suddenly I saw a fire close to the throne and Jesus said to step into it, so I did. It was a holy fire and I felt its power. When I stepped out of the fire there was a blue flame resting on me.

The scene suddenly changed and I was back on the earth. I was walking on a narrow dusty road. I was wearing a brown robe with a large hood on it. You could hardly see my face. It seemed I was walking hidden in this brown robe. I knew it was a robe of humility and hiddenness that a lowly servant would wear, but also it was for protection. The Lord said to me I have shown you now how I want you to live your life. You will rule and reign in My Kingdom matters and operate your life on the earth from My heart. You are here seated with Me in heavenly places with all My authority for all I have destined for you, but you must walk out your life on the earth as a servant of all with my humility. Then you will be hidden with me in the Fathers will. I have given you a Kingdom….I saw a shoreline …and nations. I did hear more but for now I feel the Lord would have you pray on this vision for what He would say to you and add to you.

INTERPRETING THE VISION

“THE BLOODY PATH WE WALK AND THE BLOODY ROBE WE WEAR.”

This is the robe: “For if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” I Jo. 1:7

 This is the red carpet: We can come boldly to Holiest by the blood of Jesus. It’s a new and living way or path. Hebrews 10:19-20

 The Blood of Christ is authority and Power: For there are three that bear witness in heaven, The Father, the Word and the Holy Sprit and these there are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth; the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and these three are as one. I John 5:7-8

Let me explain what the Lord revealed to me from the verse: When the Spirit, the cleansing word, and faith in the blood of Christ come together to witness on the earth it will align with Heavens witness of the Father, the Word (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. This alignment is power and glory for Jesus happens and heaven comes to earth. The blood is an integral part of heaven and earth meeting together as is the word and the Spirit. Therefore we rejoice that in life and in death Jesus provided “the bloody path we humbly walk and the royal bloody robe we gladly wear.” We boldly thank Jesus for sending Holy Spirit into our spirit giving us the authority and power to live out this life victorious in His glorious light. I will “walk it and wear it” with faith and hope. There is wonder working power in the Blood of the Lamb of God, The Lord Jesus Christ, and the Son of God.

RULE FROM A HEAVENLY PLACE WITH CHRIST

 God made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, far above all other powers. Ephesians 2:5-6; 1:20-23 This is NOW beloved.

The “scepter” has meaning in the book of Esther as she gave all to stand before the King. If she found favor the king would allow her to touch his scepter and ask what she desired. Esther 5:2-3 This is amazing grace

Daniel and Joseph were given” gold chains around their necks’ when they were appointed to rule and reign in the Kingdom. (Daniel 5:20;Genesis 41:42) We are given this gold chain to rule and reign in the Kingdom as we are given our own personal inheritance on the earth. Jesus Christ is the King of kings. We were born to rule.

Revelation 1: 5-6 “and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.”

“The Holy Fire and blue flame” could pertain to Revelation 5:5 says Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne,, which are the seven Sprits of God. The Seven spirits of God are the seven spirits resting on Christ in prophesied in Isaiah 11:1-3 which also rest on us as we abide in Christ. Also the hottest purest fire will burn blue. Blue is symbolic of heavenly fire.

PRAYER:  Father I ask in the name of Jesus Christ your Son for Holy Spirit to give the understanding and the revelation of all that you are saying to your people and ignite them with the power of this vision as you have shown me. Release the power of this vision deep within every one who reads it with an open heart toward You Father. Give us the grace to walk in the humble authority you died to give. Do Holy Spirit what only You can do.                                                                                                       Janee Hawks

GRACE IS SUPERNATURAL

Grace comes from God. A measure of God’s grace is upon the whole world, because it belongs to Him and He holds it all by the word of His power. However a disciple of Christ has access to His “amazing grace” without measure.

NO LIMITS

Great grace was on the early church. The supernatural life in Christ cannot be lived without His amazing grace. This grace knows no limits in a humble heart where anything is made possible. His grace is stronger than the deepest darkest sin of mankind’s fallen nature. It is stronger than the very best that mankind could ever produce. It is God who is sufficient inside a believing heart. His grace will always give strength, endurance, and ability beyond the human capability and undeserved favor for whatever is needed.

NO MEASURE

His grace has no measure in the empowerment to accomplish His will on the earth. It goes on and on and on. It never ends. You can’t reach too high, go too low, stretch too far or extend too wide that His grace is not present to help and to empower those who love Him. The riches in His grace surpass all else. God’s grace in a life can become much more than one could ever be in the natural. Count it all joy believers, for whatever you face in this life His grace will always be sufficient for you.

FAITH TO FAITH

We are to grow in grace as we grow in the knowledge of Christ Jesus. The scriptures say to humble yourself under the mighty hand of God and He will give you more grace. Keep your heart yielded, be completely obedient and utterly dependent on God. These are great pathways to experience the ability to go beyond what you can do. We get stronger in spirit as we go from faith to faith and grace to grace. We always need more grace to live a supernatural lifestyle, which is living heavens culture on this earth. That is our challenge as a believer, Christ in us the hope of glory.

GRACE IN HIS VOICE

Faith in the amazing grace of God starts with hearing His voice and obeying that voice. When you know you have heard His voice something powerful happens inside you. Faith replaces fear, Courage arises and doubt is gone. Hope and expectancy comes to life as never before. The voice of God is powerful and when you obey that voice great grace will be upon you to accomplish His will. You will see miracles happen and surprise you. I have experienced this many times in my journey with the Lord, and that would be a book. When tragedy or difficult times come, when trials linger on, or the unexpected shakes our very foundation, His grace will keep and sustain. When circumstances are beyond human ability God will give His amazing grace

SCRIPTURES

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus Ephesians 2:6-7 (AMPC)

Study Grace: John 1:17; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Ephesians 2:6-7;  2 Corinthians 9:8; James 4:6; Romans 4:16; 6:14; Ephesians 4:7; 4:29; Hebrews 4:16; 12:28; 13:9; Psalm 29:4; I peter 1:13-14

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ALL YOUR HEART

“ALL YOUR HEART”

 “And you shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind, and with ALL your strength.’ This is the first commandment. Mark 12:30

Jesus answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your strength, and with ALL your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

What does that look like?

 All is a big word but it is a Key decision that opens up the heart for God to pour out His Divine Love in our lives. It takes a lifetime of faithfully keeping the heart on that journey. Scripture says to Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it flow all the issues of life.

The spiritual heart is a deep place, a large intricate place with many avenues and rooms, unique to each person. It lies deep in the inner man. I actually believe it joins the soul and spirit together. Just maybe half rests in the subconscious mind and the other half in the spirit of man. Every heart enters this world with a fallen nature and must be born a second time; made new by the Holy Spirit. Christ is the great caretaker of the hearts of mankind. He is the heart mender, the heart healer. He is always standing at the door of hearts knocking longing to make Himself known. He alone can soften a hard heart and make it sensitive to His voice and able to receive His undying love. Therefore, we are to keep a watch over our heart asking Holy Spirit to alarm us of anything in our heart that does not please Him or is not the way of righteousness.

Many times I pray, “Holy Ghost to do an MRI on the motives of my heart so they can be pure in Your eyes, show me where they are not. Now I give You, Holy Spirit, permission to go into every room, every avenue of my heart with Your light and shine so bright that it shows up any thing that is harmful, evil, or unpleasing to you. Sweep every area clean, remove the dust of worldliness, take out all trash, remove any broken things, throw out all lies that have rooted, examine any un-forgiveness I’ve swept under the rugs, even take fearful pictures or painful experiences off the walls of every room in my heart. Shine your glory into ALL of my heart and fill my whole heart with Your love. Hang your pictures, (Your visions and dreams) in every room of my heart so my focus will always be first on You. Give me that big “amazing grace chair” of trust and rest You have shown me. Place one in every room. Your word to me is that Your grace is so much greater than our comfort zone and it will supersede any uncomfortable challenge I face in this life. Decorate every room in my heart with heavens colors so I will be able to know and see Your beauty and goodness deep in my inner man. There is a throne in the center of my heart and I am asking You Lord to please rest firmly on that throne completely and constantly. I relinquish control to You and surrender all my rights to You. You are life, You suffered and died to give me life, you rose again to give me the power of Your own Spirit. You only, You alone, deserve to be absolute King and Lord of my heart. This lifetime is a fast moving train taking us to an eternal immortal life. It is a journey of learning to Love you with ALL my heart and then myself and others.”

Question: And now how do we know this great love the Father has given us?

Answers:

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. I John 4:9-10

 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. I John 3:16 Jesus said there was no greater love than to lay down ones life for his friends. John 15:9-14

The love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

Question: And how can we love God with the love He has given us?

 Answers:

Jesus said if anyone loves Me he will keep My word, and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make Our home with him. John 14:23

 “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.  He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps His word; truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.  He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” I John 2: 3-6

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,” Deuteronomy 10:12

Next we will discuss learning to Love the Lord with Part 2, ALL OUR SOUL …     Janeehawks.com