Our God Builds by His Grace

Our God works (operates) in and through our lives by His grace (His Loving help to be and do the impossible).

Our God’s Grace for ALL Believers, in All Things, and All Places

Ephesians 4:4-10 (NIV) 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us GRACE has been given as Christ apportioned it.  8 This is why it says: “When He ascended on high, He took many captives and gave gifts to His people.” 9 (What does “He ascended” mean except that He also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very One who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)

The Holy Spirit of our God, through our Apostle Paul, emphasizes the reality that we are One in and with Him through Christ Jesus.  He highlights the predetermined will of our God, and His plan to manifest the Truth that we are each part of the same Body, with one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one Sovereign God and Father. 

The Holy Spirit inspires His apostle to highlight the Truth that each believer has been given grace (our God’s loving help to do the impossible), according to our assignment from His Anointed One.  In other words, every gift in our lives exists because of the grace of our God, because of His Love and will alone; we benefit from His grace; however, it is given for HIS purposes and goals.        

The Purpose of Jesus’s Ascension (above all) Grace

The testimony of the Gospel of our God and His Christ is that His sovereign (above all) grace worked in, through, and on Jesus’s behalf,  equipping and empowering Him to sojourn through the earthly life, embrace the sting of death, and travel into the depths and heights of all creation, returning in full victory over evil (Philippians 2:5-11) .  He is our God-appointed Lord of all lords and King of all kings; through Him, believers are has granted access to all our Heavenly Father and all that He preordained for us.  We are restored, transformed and conformed into His image and sent (apostolic) into the world to enforce all He has accomplished.  By our God’s grace, we work to establish the kingdom of our God in the hearts of humanity; in doing so, we build the Body of Christ:

Ephesians 4:11-13 11 So Christ Himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up 13 until WE ALL reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Matthew 28:18b-20 All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.     

Our God’s purpose and goal in depositing and working His ascension grace in the lives of believers (as exemplified in Jesus The Christ) is so that we understand He uses OUR minds, mouths, hands, and feet to lay HIS foundation and build believers in HIS Truth, faith and love, that we may walk in HIS righteousness, that we make full use of HIS processes of repentance, regeneration, resurrection, transformation, and conformity.  By and through His grace, it is every Christian leader’s responsibility to train HIS people to hear HIS Voice, as WE ALL walk by His Word, in His Holy Spirit.  In this the sons of the Most-High God manifest in His Holy Spirit of Unity, Truth, and Love and the Body is built up together, conforming to the life and ministry, the express image of Jesus The Christ.  This is our God’s kingdom revealed.

The Result of the Working (Operation) of our God’s Grace

Ephesians 4:14-16 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Understanding of the working and application of our God’s grace, by faith, and according His plans and purposes brings the believer into maturity.  We come to know our God’s Presence, His character, nature, heart, mind, and will.  Unbelievers recognize we are disciples, followers of Jesus Christ because of the charity (giving Love) that flows from and among us.  We become a part of maturing and building process as we speak the Truth in Love, supporting one another with hearts that desire ALL mature and succeed.

Our God’s Grace for ALL who Believe

Ephesians 2:8 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.  

Romans 6:1-4 (NIV) What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Our God’s Loving help did that which was impossible for us, as He rescued our lives from destruction through His operations in the life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and seating of Jesus The Christ, our Savior and Lord. His will is that believers enforce the full manifestation of humanity’s rescue from deception and restoration by His sovereign grace, just as He revealed in Jesus The Christ (1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 4:18-19; Acts 10:38)). 

Our God’s grace IS NOT is not a cloak nor license to sin and escape its cost or punishment; to believe this is to be self-deceived (Romans 6:1-2; 14-15).  Our God is gracious, knowing we are no match for satan and the kingdom of darkness without Him. He desires that none, not one perish, and has given His very best in providing our way of escape from the deception of satan, the flesh (sin nature), and the lasciviousness of this world, through Christ Jesus (2 Peter 1:2-8).

The purpose of our God’s grace working in human lives is to rescue, protect, provide for, and unite those who believe in Him and His work in Jesus Christ, the Head of the Ecclesia.  Our God’s grace IS sufficient, IS more than enough for us all.

May We Never Abuse our God’s Grace

Galatians 2:19-21 (NKJV) 19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

We must never neglect nor abuse our God’s grace, to do so is to toy with the wrath of our God.  Consider this as we read Jude 3-5 (KJV):

3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

These verses tell us plainly that our God delivered His people from Egypt, yet had to destroy those who lived in rebellion because of the absence of faith in Him.  They displeased God, and their unbelief would be as a ravenous disease among the people.  This Scripture lets us know that judgment is assured for those who abuse and misuse our God’s grace.  Let us not be named among those who abuse our God’s grace, and be quick to repent when He convicts us for doing so.

May We Make Full Use of Our God’s Grace and Gift of Righteousness

Romans 5:15-17 (NIV) 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Understand, death has no claim or rule in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Our God, by His Loving Help, doing the impossible through us and on our behalf conquered sin, death, hell, and the grave IN Jesus Christ! In the eyes of our God, each believer in all He has done took the beating IN CHRIST, was hung on the cross IN CHRIST, died and was buried IN CHRIST, arose and ascended IN CHRIST, and is now seated in heavenly places, as the Right -Hand authority of our God, IN CHRIST (1 Corinthians 15:54; Colossians 2:15; Romans 6:4-10)

Manifest sons of God, manifest.  Make full use of the loving help of our God, accomplishing the impossible through us, and on our behalf.  Hallelujah! Rise up with the Loving help, by the grace of our God.  We must ask for and expect our God for wisdom and knowledge of His purposes and plans for our lives and walk in the Light that He shines upon our steps and paths (James 1:5; Psalm 119:105).

BELOVED FATHER GOD,

We love You and so appreciative for loving help, for Your grace to do, receive and give that which is impossible for us alone.  We are grateful for every gift, talent, and ability.  Thank You for the diversity of the working of Your grace and that we have all sufficiency because You love us so. 

Thank You for strong, relentless conviction when we neglect, abuse, and frustrate the grace upon our lives.  Thank You for teaching us the operation of Your grace in our lives.  Our confession of faith is, “We understand the working of our God’s grace in the lives of humanity and life around us.” 

Thank You for the ability to discern Your heart, mind, and purposes, and for Your equipping and allowing us to join in with You and one another as we build the Body of Christ together.  Thank You that each part is supplying its portion at optimum levels.  The working of Your grace tells us that nothing spirit nor flesh can stand before us, because our lives are hidden in Your Christ, our Lord, Jesus.  Thank You for Your ascension, above all, sovereign grace working in, through, and on our behalf, as root up, pluck up, tear down and destroy the strongholds of darkness, and build Your kingdom in the hearts of humanity.  Thank You for the grace to take the kingdoms of this world for and by Your Christ.

Do all that is in Your heart, today and every day.  We open wide doors, windows, portals, and gates for the entrance of Your glory.  Show Your Arm, oh God.  Grace us with Your Presence.  We look with earnest hope to see Your hand moving in the land of the living.  We know our hope will not be disappointed. 

In Jesus The Christ name, we pray.  Amen and amen.

The Grace to Face Down Death

1 Corinthians 15:54b-58 (NIV) 54b“Death has been swallowed up in victory.”  55 “Where, O death, is your victory?     Where, O death, is your sting?”  56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Watchmen all over the world, once we truly engage in spiritual warfare, we soon realize we must face down death.  Our God IS Life, who sent Jesus The Christ to restore His progressively abundant life to humanity.  In stark contrast, satan is death, whose operations are murder, theft, and destruction; all of which are the fruit and manifestations of loss in some form.  The focus of his operations is murder, theft, and destruction of destinies, as he and his cohorts work feverishly to prevent humans from coming into the revelation knowledge of our God; hell is terrified of manifested sons of the Most-High God.

As our God’s watchmen, we face down death by confronting and addressing the threats of his agents, the spirits of doubt, fear and intimidation, with The Truth of His Word, backed by His Holy Spirit and heavenly host!  Hallelujah!  As our God’s submitted servant warriors, we do not take no for answer:

James 4:7 (KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Watchmen, we have each experienced deceptive thoughts, thoughts diabolically opposed to the Person, character, nature, and promises of our God.  These thoughts are sent by the contrary one; his strategy is to bombard us with threats against our well-being, our future, or someone/something we truly care for; his goal us to push us to yield and accept his lies as truth. This is then our undoing; therefore, we must stand strong, advancing by bombarding the kingdom of darkness with what we know about our God. Our God’s Word carries sovereign weight (authority and power).

Watchmen, we confront and conquer these spirits and their attempts to influence and control our thinking, believing and decision- making, by obeying the Word of our God:

 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (AMPC) 5 Inasmuch as we refute arguments and theories, and reasonings, and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 6 Being in readiness to punish every insubordinate for his disobedience, when your own submission and obedience (as a church) are fully secured and complete.

 This is powerful Word for God’s watchmen!  We must understand and fully embrace the power, and authority available for our use; we must responsibly and fully commit to align our thoughts, speech, and behavior with our Great Example and Standard, Jesus The Christ (by His grace and mercy).  We stay in the press; trusting in our God’s love, and rejecting excuses.  We reject the lies and smokescreens of satan; we trust our God (The Only Righteous Judge) to settle all disputes, as we wage war in the spirit realm.  Nothing is hidden from, nor out of reach for our God (Hebrews 4:13; Isaiah 59:1).

 It IS Finished!

Ephesians 1:19-23 (NLT) 19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.

Our Christ has fully faced down and conquered death; He has shone the marvelous, irresistible Light of our God’s Truth into the utter depths of darkness and deception.  The rulers of darkness, no matter the level, have no other recourse, but to bow when we speak our God’s Word in faith, sealed with the signet ring of Jesus’s name.

Our Christ has fully redeemed humanity, restoring our position, authority, power and all that was stolen by satan.  We are anointed to take it all back, with our God’s Word and the signet right of Jesus’s name.

Our Christ is the walking, talking, Living Tutorial of the fully restored life and faith of the offspring of the Most-High God.  Our lives are hidden in Him and He lives through us, in alignment with and by the power of our God’s Word and Holy Spirit.

 2 Corinthians 2:14 (CJB) Thanks be to God, who in the Messiah constantly leads us in a triumphal procession and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of what it means to know Him!

Our victory over death is fully revealed in the Gospel of our God and His Christ.  Our God’s grace (loving help to be and do the impossible) is already available in Christ, by His name, and backed by our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit and heavenly host. Hallelujah!

THE GOSPEL, THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST

The believer’s victory over death is clearly documented.  1 Corinthians, chapter 15 speaks of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, of the promised resurrection of believers who have gone before us, and of the transformation of believers who are here when He returns.  Our Apostle Paul prophesies to us by our God’s Holy Spirit, making clear that the same wonderful Holy Spirit who raised Christ from the dead, shall do the same for all who believe (Romans 8:10-11).   This is the Gospel of our God and His Christ; this is the power of God unto salvation, deliverance, healing, provision, and every good thing… for all who believe. Hallelujah!

WE ARE THE OFFSPRING OF THE CONSUMING FIRE

Deuteronomy 9:3 (NKJV) Therefore understand today that the Lord your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you.

 Psalm 104:1-5 (AMP) Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, 2 You are the One who covers Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretches out the heavens like a tent curtain, 3 Who lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters. above the firmament, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, 4 Who makes winds His messengers, Flames of fire His ministers. 5 He established the earth on its foundations, so that it will not be moved forever and ever.

Watchmen all over the world, we are the manifested offspring of the Most-High God.  We have already been graced by our God and His Christ to confront and face down death and the kingdom of darkness, just as Jesus did as He walked the earth. 

Death is the servant of our God who ushers all who believe into the present of our God and His Christ when our spirits leave these earthen vessels (2 Corinthians 5:8).  We must know that death cannot take us, except our God allow; until then we must face down death, graced with His Truth (Scripture and Jesus), His Holy Spirit and the heavenly host. 

 WATCHMEN, WE WIN!

Our God’s Word is True and Unfolding Before Us

Romans 6:12-16 (NIV) 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Watchmen all over the world, I recently had to separate myself from a very dear friend.  Though my friend would not acknowledge it, it became apparent that this beloved friend had entered into covenant with someone or something, and it was affecting his soul (thinking processes, ability to make autonomous choices, ability to control and monitor one’s emotions).  Our souls can only be kept in perfect peace by faith in and living by our God’s Word and His Holy Spirit’s loving help (grace).

THE CHANGES

My friend’s thought processes became skewed.  He began to justify wrong, throw up smoke screens of deception and launched a verbal attack when questioned about the changes in his personality.

My friend is generally someone capable of deep thought, discerning, and expression.  Sadly, this person was nowhere to be found.

I spoke truth to my friend and prayed for him; however, I discerned there will be no rescue until he acknowledges where he is and that what he is doing is unacceptable.  He was making the conscious decision to do whatever he was/is doing!

WE MUST TRUST OUR GOD

Our God says His desire is that all humanity come to the knowledge of His truth; He has already ransomed the lives of all who choose to believe.  

I choose to believe my friend will have a Road to Damascus experience and return to the God of his youth.  I trust our God and so should we all.

WE WILL FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH; IT IS ALREADY WON, IN JESUS NAME!

It’s All About Our God’s Grace

Watchmen all over the world, our God gave me a working definition for His grace: HIS LOVING HELP TO BE AND TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE.  A genuine encounter with our God’s Word reveals the Truth that our God knows and has always known that without Him, humanity is no match at all for satan and his wicked methods and operation.   

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMPC) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR GOD’S GREAT GRACE

Ephesians 2:4-9 (NLT) 4 But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) 6 For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. 8 God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

Ephesians 2, verse 8 in the New Living Translation tells us that our God saved us by His grace when we believed.  This statement is true, but only a reflection of the whole Truth.

The Truth is:

Our God provided the sacrificial Lamb, Jesus The Christ, before He laid the foundations of the earth.  (Revelation 13:8).

The Truth is:

The redemption of humanity was complete the very moment our God planned it; it was already done:

Isaiah 43:13 (AMPC) Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I will work, and who can hinder or reverse it?

The Truth is:

The original high place and God-given authority of humanity was fully restored before Jesus, the Word of God made flesh was born. The Truth is before He died, Jesus agreed with our God declaring, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

The Truth is:

Jesus The Christ (0ur God’s Word/human) used our God’s Word, faith, confession and obedience to manifest the Way, Truth, and Life back to our Heavenly Father:

John 14:6 (AMP) Jesus said to him, “I am the only Way to God, and the real Truth, and the real Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

The Truth is:

Our God laid out and finished His plan for the salvation of all humanity before He created humanity, before Adam (male and female man: Genesis 5) fell, and before Jesus (His Word human) manifested in the flesh.  HE IS GOD!!!

The Truth is:

Ephesians 1:3-4 (NLT) 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.

We must use our God’s grace, in accordance to His Word, which gives us faith to partake of His table of provision and safety (His table already set and ready for we who believe) no matter who wishes otherwise for us:

Psalm 23:5-6 (AMP) 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You have anointed and refreshed my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell forever (throughout all my days) in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

The Truth is:

Our God’s grace, “His Loving help to be and do the impossible” was sufficient for Jesus The Christ, for the Apostle Paul and our other ancestors of the faith, and it remains sufficient for all who believe today.

The Truth is:

It is all about our God’s grace.  We must remember what He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more has said:

Mark 9:23 (KJV) Jesus said unto him, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

Mark 10:27 (KJV) Jesus looking upon them saith, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”

Watchmen all over the world, let us purpose in our hearts to trust the operation of our God’s grace, through our faith, as He operates in total agreement with His Word.  May we learn and partake of the loving nature of our God and His sincere desire to see His best manifested in our lives.  Let us agree with His grace as He corrects, guides, and provides for us.  It truly is all about our God’s grace!

Waiting, our God’s Grace Gift to Serve

The term waiting also means serving; as we wait to see our God’s hand move in our live and in the lives of those around us, we are called to serve our God and humanity.  Our faith and obedience to our God are the keys to receiving our God’s gift of grace to serve, to be and do the impossible. We know when we submit to our God’s Holy Spirit strength, wisdom, and power, He works through us, helping us, equipping and empowering us, so that we do not say or do anything before His appointed time.  
 
Our God keeps us working in His season and timing (Kairos), even as He protects us from being exposed to more that we are able to comprehend and process (physically, mentally, or spiritually). As Jesus told His disciples, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.”
 
While humans are limited in comprehension and process, our God is not.  Nothing can hinder nor change our God’s will, as it works behind the scenes, but our ignorance and unbelief.  While our God’s Word works to change our minds and build our faith, His Holy Spirit Love, light, and resurrection power are at work around us, in that which is unseen and unheard.  Our Sovereign God walks on darkness and uses it as His hiding place (Psalm 18:9; 11). Then, in the fullness of time, Kairos (God’s time) kisses Khronos (man’s time) and the harvests of past seeds sown bring up.
 
All over the world, men and women have been faithful to stay in right relationship with our God.  All over the world, people are waiting for Kairos and Kronos to kiss one another; they are waiting for their personal fullness of time.  They are waiting to hear our God say, “It’s your time; it’s your turn!” Who can successfully contradict our God, when He has spoken? Who can stop Him from doing what is in His heart? Our Heavenly Father is getting those who belong to Him ready to receive His Glory.
 
The birthing of who we are in Him has been painful for the multitudes.  Crucifying or dying to the flesh has been a seemingly long tedious instruction to walk out.  Much has been laid down, sacrificed, given, and even stolen.  Through it all, we say, “It is well!” because we know our God the Promise Keeper shall reward all who continue in faith towards Him:
 
Matthew 5:10-12 (KJV) Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
 
Matthew 6:3-4 (KJV) 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. 
 
Matthew 6:6 (KJV) But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
 
Luke 6:35 (KJV) But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
 
Colossians 3:23-24 (AMPC) 23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as something done for the Lord and not for men, 24 Knowing with all certainty that it is from the Lord and not from men; that you will receive the inheritance which is your real reward. The One Whom you are actually serving is the Lord Christ The Messiah.
 
Watchmen all over the world, let us remain faithful to our God, His Christ, and His cause.  Our God keeps His promises.  He watches over His Word to ensure the performance of His will.  He watches His Word spoken from our hearts in the same manner He watched and watches over every Word spoken by Jesus Christ (the first of His sons, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, King and Big Brother!)
The watchman prayer for His people is that of Jabez:
Father God, bless us and expand our territory.  Be with us in all we do, and keep us from trouble or pain. We remind You that You granted Jabez’s request, and because we know You are not a respecter of persons, our earnest expectation is that You will to do the same for us.  It is so! 
Thank You that Kairos is kissing Kronos, that we are walking into our fullness of times, and nothing, nor no one can change Your will, Your way.  Thank You for the grace to wait, the grace to serve You and humanity as we watch to see Your glory manifested in our lives and the earth.
 
We pray Father, that You do all that is in Your heart.  Leave nothing undone that You desire to do; Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, both today and every day.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen and amen!

Crucifixion of the Flesh (A Work of our God’s Grace)

Galatians 2:19-21 (Disciples’ Literal New Testament) 19 For through the Law I died to the Law in order that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ! 20 And I no longer am living, but Christ is living in me. And what I am now living in the flesh, I am living by faith in the Son of God; the One having loved me and handed Himself over for me. 21 I am not setting aside the grace of God! For if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died without a reason!

Watchmen all over the world, do not be deceived through any doctrine that justifies entertaining carnal thought, speech, or behavior (ourselves or anyone else’s).  Carnality is the activity of the flesh or fallen nature of humanity.  It is the sinful (rebellious, contrary) nature used by satan to taint the nature of the first Adam (male and female man: Genesis 5).  It is the nature that thinks, speaks, and behaves in opposition to God; it is influenced by the spirit of the anti-Christ, who is obsessed with jealousy that humanity is made in the image and likeness of our God, Master of All.  Flesh or carnality must die; it must be crucified, and we must use the tools of the kingdom to crucify it!

Don’t Entertain nor Justify the Flesh/Carnality; Crucify It!

Watchmen, the operation of the flesh or carnality is satan’s well-thought out plan against the manifestation and success of the sons of the Most-High, Holy, Sovereign God. The purpose of carnal thought, speech, and behavior is thinking, speaking, and behavior in ways and characteristics that fall short of who we truly are.  Carnality causes us to live beneath God’s original design, privilege, and entitlement for our lives. 

The Story Behind Carnality

Believers all over the world, we must understand that jealousy and hatred fuels satan, as he relentlessly waits for an opportunity to influence and deceive us into using our faith, thoughts, words, and deeds for his purposes.  Entertaining and justifying carnality provides the open door for satan to gain access to our lives; it is entertaining, justifying, identifying with, or agreeing with satan!  It must die; WE must crucify it!

Watchmen, we must understand that satan seeks to influence our thoughts and beliefs, so that WE use our faith, confession, and deeds to create and promote confusion, hatred, disappointment, discouragement, depression, oppression, sickness, disease… in our lives, the lives of others, and the world around us.  Ultimately, his goal is murder, theft, and destruction to all that looks like our God; he still wants to be god, even though he is a completely defeated foe and servant of our God and His Christ (in whom we live with power and authority)!

The Operation of Carnality

What happens when we entertain carnality? 

(1) To give our attention to (We allow our focus to be moved, drifting away from the mind, nature, and things of our God)

(2) To allow ourselves to be amused by (We choose to find unChrist-like thought, speech, and behavior funny, rather than being repulsed by immorality)

(3)  To be attracted to (We allow our emotions and appetites to be ministered to by immorality)

(4)  To be tempted or consider agreement with (We imagine what it would look like, sound like, feel like, smell like or taste like and lust is birthed.)

 What happens when we justify carnality?

(1) To give reason for (We make excuses for unChrist-likeness.)

(2) To adjust (We choose Scripture that “fit” our personal agenda, authorizing thinking, speech, and behavior unbecoming to God.)

(3) To declare right (We use human intellect and understanding as the measuring standard to determine that our thinking, speech, and behavior is acceptable to God.)

Believers, when we entertain and justify immorality (anything contrary to the Person, character, heart, mind, nature, authority and power of the only Good and Holy Living God), we leave His protection and give place to satan.

Ephesians 4:27 (AMPC) Leave no such room or foothold for the devil; give no opportunity to him.

Let us ask our God to anoint us to be open and sensitive to His Holy Spirit alone, so that we sense His loving conviction and close the door to carnality.

The Operation of Crucifixion

Crucifixion of the flesh (the carnal nature) is the process of overruling or overpowering (making as dead or nonexistent) the part of our being that thinks, speaks, and behavior contrary to, or in rebellion to the image and likeness of our God. 

To crucify means:

(1) To destroy the power of (We conquer that lower nature rule and tendency to arise and express itself, through the authority, power, and love of our God’s Word and Holy Spirit.)

Romans 8:12-14 (NLT) 12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.

(2) To mortify (We destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of the lower nature that opposes the nature of our God.)

Colossians 3:5 (AMPC) 5 So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members (those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin): sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

(3) To treat cruelly (We have no respect, regard, or patient for or with carnality.)

1 Corinthians:26-27 (AMPC) 26 Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary. 27 But like a boxer. I buffet my body (handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships) and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit (not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit).

(4) To put to death by nailing or binding the wrists or hands and feet to a cross (We agree with our God by reckoning the sin nature to have been crucified and fully conquered by Jesus The Christ, who thoroughly, completely, once and for all conquered sin and rebellion against God, through the death of His flesh.)

The murder of the innocent Jesus The Christ, created a debt that satan cannot repay; he cannot give life.  We must understand that satan is nothing but darkness and death; we must understand that he uses deception and trickery to influence our thinking, speaking, and behavior.  This type of rebellious thinking, speaking and behaving is sin working through flesh/carnality:

Galatians 5:19-21 (ICB) 19 The result of sin’s control in our lives is clear. It includes sexual immorality, impurity and wild living, 20 worshiping false gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, 21 having envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like this. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not be in God’s kingdom.

The Tools of Crucifixion

(1)   Acknowledge sin

(2)  Confess sin

(3)  Repent of sin

(4)  Give and receive forgive

(5)  Embrace our God’s Word and will concerning the matter

(6)  Depend on His promise and power; press in to trust and obey until victory manifests and carnality is conquered.

(7)  Stay diligent to deal with it harshly unto death, every time it shows itself

 Our God has graced us; He has given us the tools we need to live a life crucified in and with Jesus The Christ.  Faith, true repentance and renewing our minds and beliefs with our God’s Word is our sure anchor, that keeps us safely hidden, yet empowered in our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King!  We crucify carnality with our faith, by and through our God’s grace (His Loving help to be and do the impossible). 

We are fully capable of crucifying the fallen carnal nature, while living a life filled with love, joy and peace.  Living the crucified life in The Christ, is living the kingdom life of our God’s righteousness (morality), peace (wholeness), and joy (supernatural well-being); it is living a Holy Spirit led life!  Hallelujah!

We are the offspring of the Only True and Living God; He made us in His own image and likeness.  He established our inheritance through the sacrificial life of His Living Word made human, Jesus The Christ.  Through Jesus, our God has provided keys to the doors of His kingdom’s storehouses, which are never, ever empty, nor unable to meet a valid need.  We have access to all our Heavenly Father is, to all He has and will do, because of Jesus The Christ. 

The Tables Turned Where Turned on Calvary’s Cross!

Watchmen all over the world, the mightiest threat and weapon satan had to use against we was death, or eternal separation from our God.  Jesus has made open shew of satan in his own domain (bowels of hell). The power vested in Jesus, because of His obedience, consumed the power of death; He lead every demonic captor into captivity and now death is our God’s usher who leads His beloved from this dimension into His presence! Hallelujah!

To the Pure in Heart, Nothing is Refused

Matthew 5:8 (AMP) “Blessed (anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature) are the pure in heart, those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character, for they will see God.

Psalm 84:11 (KJV) For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

As the opening Scripture declares, we live out our lives in authority and power because we fully believe the Gospel of our God and His Christ (Anointed One and His anointing).  We are able to do all things through Him; that includes crucifying the flesh/carnal/fallen nature.  It IS necessary that we crucify the carnal nature and abide in our God’s Holy Spirit, as He tells us:

 John 15:6-8 (AMPC) 6 If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a broken-off branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you live in Me (abide vitally united to Me) and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

Watchmen all over the world, let us crucify the carnal nature/flesh and abide in the nature of our God.  In this He uses us to transform the kingdoms of this world into the kingdoms of our God and His Christ.   

Hallelujah!

God’s Grace Through Christ

Romans 5:1-2 (NIV) Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 THROUGH WHOM we have gained ACCESS BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE in which we now stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Watchmen all over the world, have you have heard the saying, “Hidden in plain sight?”  Though all creation (all that we can see, hear, taste, touch, and smell in nature) declares the existence, wisdom, intellect, excellence, power, and authority of our God (Romans 1:20); still the multitudes are ignorant of the Ultimate Authority of Creation, our God, Yahweh, Jehovah, The I AM, The Light, Love, Abba Father, Elohim, Adonai, The Ancient of Days…. 

The immeasurable grace of our God (His Loving help to be and do the impossible) is at work all around, in, and through us, continually, as we invite and allow Him (Philippians 2:13).  The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the immeasurable grace of our God at work revealed. 

We Must Seek with a Believing Heart!                                                                          Hebrews 11:6 (AMPC) But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must necessarily believe that God exists and that He is the Rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him out.

Watchmen all over the world, when we choose to take our God at His Word (Scripture and Jesus The Christ), and apply His Truth (guided and helped by His Holy Spirit) HE walks us into revelation knowledge of those things hidden by sin and the deception of satan’s deception. 

Heaven’s Truth and treasures have always belonged to humanity; but has been hidden in plain sight by satan and the kingdom of darkness. The kingdom of darkness has nothing to do with color! Spiritual darkness is simply ignorance!  It is as our prophet Hosea declared, “God’s people are killed, stolen from, and destroyed because we lack knowledge of our God, who He is, His ways, and His authority and power.  We are ignorant of His Christ, Jesus, His Anointed One (Hosea 4:6).  We are ignorant of the Truth that we are residents in Christ and therefore just as anointed as He is (1 John 4:17)! 

Watchmen, as we submit to our God’s Truth, He rewards us with His anointing of understanding and wisdom, backed by His authority and power.  In other words, He walks us into the revelation knowledge of His immeasurable, undefeatable grace, as we embrace His Gospel.  We discover the immeasurable power of our God’s grace, as revealed in the life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and seating of Jesus The Christ, the first of the many sons of the Most-High God (Romans 8:28-29).

Once Hidden, Now Revealed in the Gospel of Jesus The Christ                                       The Gospel (Good News) of our God’s work in and through Jesus The Christ is our God’s Truth communicated to humanity.  Our God’s Truth communicated and received by humanity is called “revelation knowledge.”  This Truth is the foundation upon which the following biblical account is built:

Matthew 16:15-18 (KJV) 15 He (Jesus) saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art The Christ, the Son of the Living God.” 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven.”  18 And I say also unto thee, “That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Watchmen, this rock is the revelation of Jesus as The Christ, the Son of the Living God; this rock is the key to understanding who humanity was created to be.  We are our Father’s offspring, created in His image and likeness.   The Gospel of Jesus The Christ is heaven’s testimony that believers are given a new name (just Simon was now named Peter) with the tools to walk out our own faith, our own sonship, as we replicate our God, through Jesus The Christ, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and coming King.

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ is our God’s message, His promise, His proof that He is well able to restore all who believe, back to the life He originally intended.  Revelation of the wisdom, authority, and power exemplified in the resurrection of Jesus The Christ is The Rock, the Cornerstone of the strong foundation that satan and darkness are completely and thoroughly defeated.  His life and ministry provide the Way, Truth and Light, equipping us to fully and forcefully enforce the will of our God and His Christ in the earth, with our faith, by our God’s grace, in Jesus name.  Hallelujah!

Our God’s Grace Works for and through All Who Believe

1 Corinthians 1:28-31 (AMP) 28 God has selected for His purpose, the insignificant base things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, 29 So that no one may be able to boast in the presence of God. 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God (revealing His plan of salvation), and righteousness (making us acceptable to God), and sanctification (making us holy and setting us apart for God), and redemption (providing our ransom from the penalty for sin), 31 so then, as it is written in Scripture, “He who boasts and glories, let him boast and glory in the Lord.”

Watchmen all over the world, the Gospel of Jesus The Christ is written to and for all humanity, that we may believe and depend on our Loving Creator God, our Loving Heavenly Father.  He desires that we see, understand, and know Him for who He is, AND that we may see, understand, and know who He has made us to be.

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the fulness of the Person, nature, character, heart, mind, authority, and power of our God, our Heavenly Father, The Source of every good and perfect gift, The Covenant Maker and Keeper, our Great I AM!

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the fulness of the unlimited inheritance of His Offspring. It is our God’s great grace exercised, explained and walked out by His infallible Word made human.  It is proof that any human believer can do all things through our God and His Indwelling Christ, who covers and strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).

The Gospel of Jesus Christ IS the mysteries of our God revealed to humanity.  

Watchmen, let us be fearlessly grateful as we watch our God fulfill His promises.  Let us praise Him as He breathes on humanity afresh, opening blinded eyes, unplugging deaf ears, and loosing tied tongues.  Let us rejoice as He brings humanity to the valley of decision, to the decision to receive or reject Him.  Let us worship together as we draw closer to the return of our King, Jesus The Christ.

Watchmen all over the world, I give thanks, as our God’s Faith and Great Grace  encourages, equips and empowers us all to stand, trust, pray, say, and obey!

                                                       His Word to His Watchmen                                                     Romans 16:19-20 (TLB) 19 Everyone knows that you stand loyal and true. This makes me very happy. I want you always to remain very clear about what is right and to stay innocent of any wrong. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

Let us stand strong in faith, watchmen, as we watch the prayers of the righteous long gone, be fulfilled before our very eyes.

Romans 16:24-27 (KJV) 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

Stand strong watchmen, as we declare and decree the will of our God together.  As it is written, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess” the God-appointed Lordship of Jesus The Christ.  The nations shall honor The Christ, God’s Chosen One, by choice or by prophetic fulfillment.

EVEN SO, COME LORD JESUS!