Christ constrains us that we should walk no more knowing you in the flesh. This is the wonderful thing about it. The things you did before you were saved aren’t remembered anymore but you are seen in the born again state. Every human being is a rebel; all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. But when I see you, I see you in what you have become and where you want to go, not who you were and what you did. That’s the way Christ looks at us. That means that being born again should remove shame and weakness of the enemy trying to put you in a place that you don’t need to be. Isn’t that incredible?
How many like to be loved? Let’s start in Matthew 10:34, Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me is not worthy of me. I think that scripture tells you as much about who is saved and who isn’t as any place in the Bible. He’s not come to send peace but a sword, and that is to divide those who don’t want God. They may say they do, but they’re religious. Jesus said, I’ve come to separate those that want Me and those that don’t. Those who don’t want Me can go their own way but I’m going to have a people on the earth who love Me and want Me. You may have some contact at times with those who don’t want Him, but the reality is if you allow someone to own your soul you’re in trouble. You have to understand the difference between owning and authority. Those that have authority you submit to. We need to understand that God sees and knows that your enemies are your family more than anyone else. In our social church today they really frown on that. But Jesus is the one who said it. He said, I am so valuable to you that if you love anyone else more than Me, you’re not worthy of Me. He’s looking for a wife. The church is the wife, and He says, If you don’t love Me more than anyone else in the world, or anything, I don’t want you. I’m not going to marry you. The only place you’ll find true love is from Jesus. He’s the one who will teach you what true love is. True love is harsh if you don’t have grace, because true love is truth. Jesus came full of truth and grace. He tells you what to do, and He gives you a period of time to learn how to do it. That’s what grace is. He said, if you love anyone more than Me, you’re not worthy of Me. If it wouldn’t be Jesus speaking, I would say that’s arrogant. But because He is perfect in all of His ways, and He and His Father own everything, it’s not arrogant.
Satan wants to own your feet to go places that God doesn’t want you to go and to do things that God doesn’t want you to do. Your feet are the strongest force that have the potential to carry you off. Where you go and what you do is extremely important.
We want to talk about by far the most important thing that should be in our lives. The most important thing that we can do is love the Lord. If we don’t have a true love for Him and keep it alive through relationship we’re playing with fire because the enemy wants to destroy us. I have different ways of loving Him, thanking Him for inviting me to live with Him forever. In John 3:14, And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: What was Jesus talking about? What was the serpent’s job in the wilderness? If they looked at the serpent the plague would be stopped and they would be healed. So Jesus said, And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: When you look up at the cross and see Jesus hanging there, He is your healer. Verse 15, That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. What better healing can you have than having eternal life and living with Him forever?
Those that are quickened into the realm of the Spirit that minister in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus to the Father, this is their description: They are without an earthly father, without an earthly mother, without a descendant, having neither beginning of days nor the end of life, but made like unto the Son of God abide a priest continually.
...the way you purify your mind is to see everything through the hands of the Creator. Otherwise you’re not going to be able to push out the world. The best gauge I know of to have the pure heart is that I can see God every day. When I see it, I worship the Lord. Even just acknowledging, God, You’re the Creator. You’ve created it and it’s marvelous. And just as You created something I can’t do in this earth, You must create in me something I can’t do. In that place you’ll begin to have a pure heart.
Let’s look at Deuteronomy 8:18, But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. God gives wealth to those that obey Him. Why is it that kings choose their offspring to take their place instead of a peasant or someone who’s common? Because their offspring know the ways of kingship. Moses was a common person as far as where he came from, but God put him in a kingly place for 40 years to learn kingship. Everything is a mindset to where you feel you can go. It’s all a mindset. That’s why they have motivational speakers that make big money to stimulate and activate people in their business. They want to expand their ability in their mind to realize that they can do more than what they are doing. That’s exactly what this is all about here in Deuteronomy. God took the children of Israel out of Egypt. They were all servants and slaves of Egypt. So God said, if you serve Me I’m going to give you the power to become wealthy so that you may establish My covenant. To establish a covenant means to be in kingship. In the midst of all these things that are happening, if you have a real close relationship with the King of kings and Lord of lords, you should begin to walk in the wealth of who God is. The limitations of your mind will begin to fall away and you will begin to arise into kingship to be established in the earth in the kingdom of God.
"To enlarge your tent, when God gives you a promise, you have been ordained. If you seek His will on it He will give you the ability to accomplish it and you’ll rise up and get it done. But you have to know His ways because in preparing you have to know what He’s doing to you so you can work with Him. You can’t do it, but you know the One that can and He will even ordain you."
"Every time the children of Israel disobeyed the Lord, God lifted His blessing off of them and allowed vanity to take them over. The church has become a wimp. We’re not overcomers as the church and we don’t rule and reign. We are not conquerors. He wants to raise up those who will be conquerors, and more than conquerors; and that is to rule and reign in Christ Jesus, that His will would come on the earth. We have to get that in our spirits and not quit and not allow ourselves to go backwards but to keep going forward until the end."
"1 Peter 2:9, But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. So as you are called out of the world that is full of darkness, into His kingdom which is light, that’s how you can receive the blessings because you see not like the world sees. Verse 10, Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. When you’re not a people of God you do not have grace upon you. But when you become the people of God, His sons, you receive grace. Verse 11, Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. When God visits them for salvation they will remember the acts of God in those that are truly His. If you walk in righteousness and holiness and they see the quietness, God can use that on the day when God visits them."