Sunday 6 November 2011

Mighty Rushing Wind IS the birth of the Church and We are Fishers of Men

So, completely flattened by their own behaviour while Jesus was crucified, and even after He had warned them many times that he would be taken away from them and would be killed, Jesus visited many times in His resurrection Body. The most incredible time was probably on the beach, when He prepared breakfast. His probing love got Peter to really face the trauma of who he really was, and not his previous projected self-confident image. On one of these occasions Jesus breathed or blew upon them and they received the Holy Spirit, and from this point on were properly regenerated from within. They knew they had been born again. Notice this was some 3 years after first being called by Jesus.

So this was the Church. Sort of. They were born again individuals, forged by a common calling, and a common training in the most amazing teachings about the Kingdom, and witnesses to the most incredible signs and wonders, some at their very own hands.

But they weren't really the church yet. They were really individuals with commonality. In Tabernacle terms they had experienced the brazen altar sacrifice of Christ's sacrifice firsthand, and His own sovereign Word which had cleansed them over 3 years, similar to the Laver also in the first outer courts section of the Tabernacle.

But for an active priesthood to be activated, they needed the Priestly oil of this New order. And for that,Jesus had to first ascend to God the Father. It's the Mighty Rushing wind that forms the Church. Until we are properly anointed we don't properly function together. The Church is just a theory. A glorified synagogue.

After the Holy Spirit has come, the Anointed Head controlling and expressing Himself through every part of His Body is a reality. Not theory.

The Holy Spirit forms a church in one day. It has nothing to do with human organisation. Human training.It is power and revelation from the Living Christ ON HIGH. END - Chris Welch


by Joan Reilly on Friday, 07 October 2011 at 20:32
Jesus is the same as he was 2000 years ago.  He is the same yesterday TODAY and forever.  Two thousand years ago God sent his Son to the earth to become a man and thus he was born of God and man.  His name was called Emanuel, "God with us".  He walked the earth and grew in His Fathers grace, love and power.  He listened to His Father's voice and only did what he saw the Father do.  He showed us what it was to contain God in the body of a man.  He taught by Word and example what he heard from the Father.  He fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead.  Then he paid the unimaginable price for the sins of mankind by willingly taking man's place for the death penalty he/we deserved.  He was crucified,  died and was buried.  On the third day, He rose from the grave and is seated in the heavenlies at the right hand of the Father.
Back when Jesus called Peter, John and the rest of the deciples He told them they would be "fishers of men".  How could that be?  When the deciples received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, they became "fishers of men".  On that day, they contained the risin, ascended Christ in their mortal bodies.  They became vessles of Christ, "God with us". They carried Christ incarnate exactly as Jesus.  They taught the people by Word and example.  They fed the poor and healed the sick.  They listened to their Father's voice.  They only did what they saw the Father do.
God sent the Holy Spirit to be Christ in Peter and John and the rest of the apostles that day, but he also sent Him to be Christ in His church (you and me).  This is the mystery hidden for ages and generations, but is now made manifest in the saints. (you and me)  To them (us) God chose to make known how great among us are the riches of the glory of this mystery which is "Christ in you, the hope of glory" CHRIST IN YOU!!!  There is now no separation of God and man.  He has made us ONE with His Son.
 Paul wrote to the Galatians that it was no longer he who lived, but "CHRIST IN ME", and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith OF the Son of God (His own faith) who loved me and gave Himself for me.    Gal. 2:20 KJ  He didn't stop there.  He went on to say..."I do not nulify the grace of God for if justification were through the law, then Christ died to no purpose".  (that sounds serious)  Why do we as the church mix law with grace?  We have nothing to "do" but walk IN Christ and listen to what the Father is saying.  We're like a bunch Marthas, all of busy doing this and that and running here and there, that we don't hear God.  He's telling us what to do.
If we as individual members of the Body of Christ could slow down and hear the Father's voice, we would "rest" in his finished work and the Glory of God would cover the earth.  When that day comes, I can't imagine sickness, hunger tyrany or poverty.  He's given us all things that pertain to LIFE AND GODLINESS to be "fishers of men".
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    • Rich Novek Amen, wonderful article Joan! I told you you would be writing, and I am so glad it is sooner rather than later! You have so much that He has done IN you, it just can't wait to come out! I have some other good news I learned today my friend, I will share in a private message! Bless you!
      08 October at 01:04 ·
    • Joan Reilly Thank you Rich, dear friend. Coming from you this means a great deal to me.
      08 October at 01:51 ·
    • Maggie Dnistran BEAUTIFUL!!!! We get the fun for men...He gets to clean the fish! Great word, Joan!
      2 hours ago ·
    • Rich Novek Just read it again, and just as powerful the second time!
      2 hours ago ·

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