Progressing in Spiritual Matters

Last year I sensed from the Lord that He wanted me to start sharing spiritual things with my friends in a kind of devotional way. And now I have a blog.
It is time we began to shift our thinking and progress in spiritual matters. There is a “finish” that we need to see. So this is going to be one of the venue’s I will use to disseminate these truths to you. I have come by many of these truths the hard way; by being broken by God, by being searched by God, by going around the same mountain many times (Deut. 2:1-3) It is truly my prayer that you will be blessed as I have been by these truths. I shared with the brothers and sisters today that God’s intent has never changed. What He started in the beginning, He will have in the end. Genesis 2:12 says that both the trees were in the midst of the garden. They may have been side-by-side. The fruit on the tree of life was Christ in palatable form. We see this in John 6. What did Adam not have? The fulness of Christ as mentioned in Colossians 2:9-10 and 2 Cor. 3:18. I have always said that the Father has always wanted His creation to just see His Son, to experience His Son, to Love His Son, to appreciate His Son. Adam could of had this, yet he choose to eat of the wrong tree. What did this tree represent? It was the tree of independence. To be independent of God. The other tree represented total trust and reliance on God – total dependence. Notice something in Galatians 1:15-16 “But when it pleased God, who seperated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace, to REVEAL HIS SON IN ME!!. Brothers, this is huge!! Think of what is being said here; Paul is saying that the reason he was even born and called was so that God could reveal His Son Jesus in him. This was and still is the Father’s original intent: to reveal His Son in us. Not necessarily to us, but in us! His intent even goes deeper than this; please see Ephesians 3:8-11. So often we read the Word of God, yet we fail to see. 

I want to say something here. Proverbs 28:14 NKJV reads, “Happy is the man who is always reverent.” We need to reverence His Word. Not just read it, but be in awe of it. David said in Psalm 138:2 that He has magnified His Word above His name. When He speaks, mountains tremble, legions of soldiers fall back and to the ground, entire worlds are created. John said His voice was as the sound of many waters, mighty thunderings, the sound of a great multitude. His Word is powerful. His Word raised the Lord from the grave!! Think of it!! 

Our hearts should be overflowing with gratitude and appreciation for His Word. This is enough for today. My prayer for you is the same as what Jabez prayed when he said in 1 Chron. 4:10 “enlarge my coast (territory)” and also what David prayed in Psalm 119:32 “enlarge my heart”. Oh God, enlarge our spiritual capacity to receive. You said in Acts 13:36 that David served his generation. Precious Heavenly Father, we want to serve our generation. We will not pass quietly into the night. We will cross over and possess the land, for You are with us of a truth. I so believe this with all my heart. Help us to believe even more, help us to see more and to see further. You showed Moses the good land, yet he couldn’t enter in. Let this not be said of us. We are well able to go in and possess it. Help us to obey even more. We are rebuilders of the wall and we are repairers of the breach. Help us to be led by Your Spirit, and not our souls or minds or emotions or even our experiences. Your Word is greater than our experience. You said that as many as are led by the Spirit, THESE are the Son’s of God. Help us to see that Sonship is a position of maturity. Paul said in Galatians that it is not the child who inherits, but the son. A son knows what is going on in his Father’s house and with his Father’s business. You are waiting for the manifestation of your sons, not children. Help these truths to sink down into our hearts (Luke 9:44) and as Peter said in NKJV John 6:69 “we have come to believe and know”. We are coming to believe Lord. We are shifting spiritually. Our spiritual paradigms are being broken through and broken down. Our misconceptions and preconceptions of You are falling by the wayside. We are beginning to see who we really are in Christ. All the walls we’ve built between you and us, all the fences we’ve put up are coming down. We are Your garden Lord (1 Cor. 3:9) therefore we take out all the thorns and thistles, we uproot all the weeds, we remove all the rocks. We turn our hearts to You oh God. And we believe ~ yes we believe. All You’ve ever wanted is for us to believe. No more games Father, no more masks or facades. No more playing church. We want to be the Church. We want to proclaim You and Your greatness and majesty. 

Walking together with you on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:15)

Your Brother & Servant ~ Robert

P.S. Notice something about Luke and Cleopas here in the above mentioned verse: As they “communed” and “reasoned” about these things together, the Lord Himself drew near and walked with them. As we fellowship and talk about these things, the Lord Himself draws near to us and begins to expound His Word to us, which in turn will cause our hearts to burn within us (Luke 24:32) which in turn will cause our eyes to be opened and behold Him (Luke 24:31).

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