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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Bait and Switch 3: God's Switch

The great PUN of History
 is Bait and Switch
His Name is as ointment poured forth
If the devil is a thief ,liar and a murderer from the beginning
then all that he offered us of freedom came out of his own self for self drive  to make gain at our expense
The earth had been given to the sons of men ONLY, not to angels.
He wanted to steal that birthright from us, He is a thief.
To do so he lied. He is a liar. He lied about God, He lied about us being able to live independently and be as God, which is his own lie he believes about himself. See Isaiah 14.
And he lied about death. He is a murderer. Surely you will not die, By infecting our spirits we were immediately on a death course. Death spiritually, death in our souls, and the inevitable after effect , death in the body.
The devil promised several things. All were lies. Through our submission to him, he stole our rulership over the earth.....or tells us continually he did, and he infected us with death. His own death.
The wrath spirit that is within his person infected us.

God likewise doesn't tell us straight away about all aspects of His switch.
But His switch comes out of  His continuous"Love for others " drive. Unconditional agape.
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”1 Corinthians 2:9

One of the reasons God gets us talking in other languages that we don't understand is that our minds would just not be able to take the nature of the information. So great are His promises.

John1 But as many as received Him,
to them He gave the right to become children of God,
even to those who believe in His name,
13 who were born, not of blood
 nor of the will of the flesh
 nor of the will of man,
but of God.

Right there you could end this post describing God's surprise switch.
To receive Christ, who is from the I AM, the eternal Now
we are receiving a man, but recognising He comes from God.

Now we could, like the disciples, be receiving a man in front of us, an ex-carpenter....but actually that doesn't help too much. Because outwardly He looks normal or like us. Only in the Spirit would we know He is come direct of God.  And that realm is outside of time anyway.
So actually receiving Him through preaching all this time later doesn't actually make any difference,
we are still taking the testimony of other people who have seen into the Spirit, and we are believing their Word, which also made the SWITCH from Darkness to Light in them
And now we receive this Word and also receive inward confirmation.....HEY, THESE THINGS ARE SO.....and we too become co-knowers, co-receivers of new birth.

When the Prodigal Son returned home and His Father saw  him afar off, He rushed to greet him.
He embraced and kissed him. Before anything.

The sons response is contrition. He had been to the bottom. It was a bottomline response from" the end of the universe of his own choice".

The Father on the other hand calls for
THE BEST ROBE
A RING for his finger
Sandals for his feet

Covering
Authority
THE Divine ability to walk things out

Rev.12They overcame by
the Blood of the Lamb.....the first layer in Christ
The Word of their testimony....the young men of 1 John 2 expressing/confessing their authoity
and loving their lives not even unto the death ...the father level....walking things out in Divine enabling.   Having our feet shod in the preparation of the gospel of peace.

Meditate on those scriptures and how they all interrelate.

The Switch: Our High Position
  • But First How could this occur?
    In an outward way to an outer court people before the Holy Spirit was given, you can see God scratching His head trying to work out how on earth do you convey the two aspects of Christ's work on the Cross, which was ONE ESSENTIAL WORK in the Spirit in an outward way.
    The Two Goats is how He did it. And this is covered in more depth here.
    and then spills out into a second post here
    Our old man, old spiritual man, died. He had to die. As we enter the very Temple or tabernacle area in the outer courts, there is no discussion or prevarication, we look upon a brazen altar upon the death of a creature, looking in the Spirit at the Lamb of God who takes away the SIN of all the world. The sin spirit of all the world.
    But that death this side of our reality does not show Jesus taking that sin into death, andwhat happened there. So God wheels out the second image to show what happens beyond the veil of flesh.  The second goat is chased into the wilderness never to be seen again. The scape goat.
    We are not left dead, but the Holy Spirit leaves our old man judged in Sheol, and raises our spirit in Jesus as His Body is raised and given life.

    Romans 8 is a complete breakdown of how this works
    Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

    9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

    12 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

    18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

    Our Victory in Christ
    26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

    28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written,

    “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
    We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
    37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  • He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit
    However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.
    What is "walking in the flesh"?   We all have flesh This phrase describes our former default before knowing Jesus. Our Romans 7 discovery that God leads us into is that my problem was sin , or the sin spirit manifesting in the the flesh or my body. It's not "Oh the devil made me do it." A kind of get out clause. No that isn't the point of Romans 7. It's getting us down a dark lone alleyway where there is no other thing or person to blame....just me....and I finally learn .....hey....being independent isn't independence.
    There is no such position of being a self run soul. An alone- I  .  Just to live and move I have to be empowered by a deity spirit. Either God....or a "derived god"......Satan who positions himself falsely as a god....

    but really He is NOT SEPARATE either, but has twisted God's empowering in on itself.....and he has become a self for others creature.....and the devil seeks to persuade man to join him in this apparent independence....but really he usurps us and then becomes our controller.
    Being a god in our own right is a lie.

    But that is not now our reality. Well it is if we choose it. If we set our minds on the flesh....as if there was an existence called self spiritual godhood....then sin abides in us still and reigns over our mortal bodies....

    but if we set our minds on the Spirit and confess that we have died in Christ and it is nolonger us that live, but Christ ....then this Becomes our new default. This is what maturity in Chriat is.
So unashamedly then our high position that the Switch, God's answering Bait and Switch, has brought us into is

Psalm 8


O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established ]strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
4 What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!


Isaiah 53


Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
6 All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He was cut off out of the land of the living
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
9 His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
10 But the Lord was pleased
To crush Him, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out Himself to death,
And was numbered with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.

Isaiah 7.14

The SWITCH means God is NOW NEAR US....Emmanuel

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.

Song of Solomon 2:3 
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 “He has brought me to his banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
5 “Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
6 “Let his left hand be under my head
And his right hand embrace me.”

Colossians 1:9




9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

The Incomparable Christ
13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Ephesians 1 then 2


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

And finally concerning the Holy Spirit who is given to REVEAL all the things that are now ours in this DIVINE SWITCH

1 Corinthians 2



And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 9 but just as it is written,

“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.


A wonderful gift to your life would be to spend days, hours and weeks committing all the passages in this post to memory.They are all so wonderful revealing all the things Jesus is and has done.Glory be to His Name. His Name is as ointment poured forth.

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