He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
The human mind, when bound by dead religion, cannot conceive of a daily reality where sin is not a controlling influence. In order to receive the ecstatic revelation of the finished work of the Cross, one must first say “yes” to God by the exercising of faith. With one decisive step into the impossible, Peter exercised his faith, defied the laws of physics, and encountered Jesus in the earth shattering revelation of His absolute mastery over all of Creation.
Do you ache for an encounter with Jesus which will lead you further and deeper into the revelation of His absolute mastery over all of Creation…through you ?
The operative word is, “YES.” This word spoken from your heart to the King, must be followed by ACTION. Trust me when I say when one first steps out into what’s been taught as an absolute impossibility, they don’t feel like it’s any more possible than the second before they decided to step. Each step into His heart releases exponential revelation of His nature, character and love. In His heart we find freedom from all that binds, hinders and ensnares. Hidden in the glory of God, we learn that every limitation has been eradicated, and we are taught by the King Himself how to live from this truth. Every crushing impossibility becomes a glorious opportunity to express His goodness.
Every. Single. One.
Faith steps out when there is nothing to step on. The stunning revelation of what He’s already done to make provision for the situation at hand, comes after the heart says yes. Because human reasoning dictates that we cannot say yes to something until we see, feel or understand it…many hang suspended in earthbound limitations, longing for more, desperate for the reality their spirit tells them is just out of sight, and fumbling for the right prescription of corrective lenses which will enable them to finally see. Faith says yes before we see, touch, or comprehend, and positions the heart for the revelation which causes transformation.
Some run, tearing across the landscape of life and jump with flying leaps, shouting laughter from hearts utterly undone…into impossibility.
Each step toward supernatural revelation is a step of faith filled obedience. The process of taking each step into the unknown, into the impossible, enlarges our heart for the revelation that will both cause and seal the transformation of our lives. Each step is part of the process by which our minds are renewed, and each step challenges us to live according to the rules and life giving principles of Heaven rather than the death fostering patterns of this fallen world.
This is how God gets Heaven “into” us, if you will…the process of replacing our thoughts and perspectives with His own, requires that we walk by faith and not by sight. We judge according to what He sees and hears not what we see and hear. Those circumstances and impossibilities which confront us daily are no longer subject to the principles of this passing world but, by the decree of our lips, become subject to the rules of Heaven. We live and breathe as those with all authority, by aligning ourselves with the King through a whole life that says “YES” to Jesus.
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
Though important, words are not enough; every part of our lives must agree with the yes of our lips, and God gladly empowers us to say yes with increasing faith as we yield to the smallest, seemingly inconsequential promptings. Often we fail to recognize the “little” we are being entrusted with because our vision is focused on earthly things and bound in an earthly perspective. We shall clearly see the “little” and know how to be faithful with it only when we view it from heaven’s perspective.
This is not mere spiritual theory but very practical truth. To see things from Heaven’s perspective, we must be seated with Him in the intimacy of sonship. The grasping and implementation of great revelatory truth is not necessary for intimacy with God, only the resounding yes of radical obedience to His word. We must believe that God has made all provision to obey His Word completely. When He commands us to be perfect, He has not given us a command which is impossible to fulfill. He has given us a command which is impossible to fulfill so long as we attempt to do it in our own strength and human reasoning.
In order to receive the ecstatic revelation of the finished work of the Cross, one must first say “yes” to God by the exercising of faith. With one decisive step into the impossible, Peter exercised his faith, defied the laws of physics, and encountered Jesus in the earth shattering revelation of His absolute mastery over all of Creation!
God invites us to abandon our reasoning and exchange it for His reasoning; to join Him in the beauty of His reasoning, to partake of the wonder working power of His reasoning.
The result of reasoning together with God?
The irrevocable restoration of our true identity in Him. We are able to see ourselves from His perspective. Though our sins were as scarlet, now they are white as pure driven snow! That which was hopelessly marred and filthy is now perfect in His sight. We are perfect in His sight.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.”
When we see as He sees, we live as He lives, think as He thinks…do what He does. His holiness is our holiness, His love is our love, a burning unquenchable force which consumes everything in its path. Nothing can stand before love! LOVE CONQUERS ALL. Every sickness, every inadequacy, every weakness, every failure, every darkness is utterly conquered by the Blood which poured forth on Calvary’s Cross. That Blood is the essence of God’s love. The shed Blood of the Lamb contains the beginning of Life and the end of Death.
ALL THINGS ARE MADE NEW BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS!
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17~
Throne Room Light!
Rick ~ October 3, 2010