“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38)
We have been learning to live from a present fellowship experience with God from the holy of holies.
We consider Christ because He had to endure the hostility of sinners. This is the cross of conflict of “willfulness that resists sovereignty.”
1 Peter 2:19 says, “For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.” The word commendable here is the same word for grace. So when we start on a journey that God has called us to, we will come into a conflict, we endure the grief, I yield to my will, then this releases grace.
Peter then points us to Jesus…
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
“Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Peter 2:21-25)
Here we see that Jesus kept yielding instead of asserting.
This is the Champion’s call, because we aren’t the peacock strutting our feathers, but rather the lamb slaughter brigade, the ones who disesteem themselves and have no confidence in the flesh. We are the ones being called together because God wants to shift mindsets and disengage forces of hell, where Satan has been illegally holding captive our mindsets, to see outside of the Kingdom. This is why there is so much warfare.
Listen to Elijah in Isaiah 53: All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
The iniquity of man—here is the center of the cross—conflict for Jesus, our salvation and our everyday life: All we like sheep have gone astray, we have all turned to our own way.
“My way” is the “I will” of me. Its flowing out of my wounded soul, connected to the world I’m involved in—and it’s STRONG. The yielded will is the greatest thing you will gain in your journey besides turning into a sweet lover. To be a sweet lover and totally yielding…This is the school we are in. The whole kingdom is about yielding—not achieving, not doing and not being—it’s yielding.
Beloved, I release this over each one of us as we walk this Champion journey together: To be a sweet lover and totally yielding.
Tuesday, February 25, 7PM: Join our journey of the “Saved Your Seat” Discovery Group: Men and women will meet separately to discover truths in each chapter and discuss how to incorporate them into our lives. This week we are discussing Chapter 6 and Chapter 7. (Next Tuesday 3/4/14 we will be studying Chapter 8.) We will also hold ongoing discussions on our web site blog and Jubilee’s Facebook page. (Click here to join the discussions.)
Wednesday, February 26, 6PM: Discovery Service–Practicing being in the Moment in Eternity–Divine Mindfulness
Wednesday, 7PM: Glory Service–Taking a Different Form being found in another appearance. The art of Jesus mindfulness
Sunday, March 2, 9AM: Kristin Shomber and the Prophecy Team will share “Declarations of the Prophetic.”
Sunday, 10:20AM: Nations Prayer–Moving Nations to His feet, Psalm 2.
Sunday, 11AM: I will share “The Message You Don’t Want to Hear at Church”…really this week. The Essence of God.
Monday, March 3, 7PM – 8:30PM: We continue our six Mondays of prayer, which started January 27th. Come be a part of pre-conference prayer gatherings to discern the heart of God for the Champions—Spring Conference, which will be held 3/12/14 to 3/15/14.
Grace and shalom,