Therefore,since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Hebrews 12:28
We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and that is how we are righteous.The Father rose Jesus from the dead and He said, “That’s what I impute as righteousness.”
Ephesians 1:3-14 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… (Read this out loud. The reason is that there is an activation going on right now inside of you and you may not be fully aware of it. But, the more you participate, the faster it activates.
It’s not a mental thing that we’re appropriating. It is internalizing and releasing the sound of heaven. So the Word of God is eternal and is most powerful.
I want to impart these first 10 verses,so that with what I’m about to say, you can you’re your place in what I’m saying and not lose your place. Most of the things I’m about to say, we hear with religious thinking. Therefore, we can never receive the liberty it’s supposed to bring.
Every heavenly blessing is yours, and you’re standing before the Father in love – as a son having been redeemed by His blood. You are forgiven. You have the awareness that all things are being summed up to one in Christ. You are also aware that, in the summing up of all things, you have a good inheritance – you.
I want you to be able to experience, and have awareness of the sealing work of Holy Spirit as He comes to secure as the down payment, and as we are in some ways carried in escrow until the full revealing of the sons of God. This is what I want to release. But it will come with more authority by our first reading out loud. I’ll release it to you and then we’ll go into a teaching that I think you’ll hear correctly.
Let’s begin again. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: that in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will: that we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.
Now hold your hands out and receive and pull and let these truths now come alive…..
Heavenly Father, as You show me, I ask now that the revelation by the Spirit of God and the light of God and the love of God, there would come an awareness even if we have not yet touched it, we would become aware and accept that all heavenly blessings have been given to us in Christ in the heavenly places – that each and everyone here would become again aware…that we are standing before God in love – holy and without blame, regardless of the day you lived yesterday and the thoughts you thought this morning, you are before Him in Christ, holy and without blame and standing before Father in love.
You are being loved. Receive His love. Welcome His love – undisputed – cannot be shunned away or driven from you – inseparable LOVE. Receive the predestination that you were set apart to become a son of God. And, having become a son of God by Christ, you stand as a son before Father.
You are in Him, according to the riches of His grace, according to the counsel that He determined. And you are loved! You are redeemed by His blood. You are forgiven.
Receive it. In the abundance of this grace, you have been given the ability to see the largeness of what God is doing and the intrinsic intimate details of what is happening, as He is bringing all things into one, in Christ, to Himself.
In this union, there is an inheritance that each of us have – a good inheritance. Better than the one you lost, better than the one you tried to get, better than the one you would hope
for. Brilliant, powerful, wonderful, valuable. It is yours. It is ours.
Nothing to obtain, nothing to work for. Inheritances aren’t worked for – they’re given and you’ve been given a good inheritance. We all have been given a good inheritance.
As a guarantee, a promise, so that we might be sealed and secure, Holy Spirit comes to witness these very truths to us, to abide among us, and in us. He comes to reveal and to guide and to teach.
Holy Spirit, we acknowledge Your ministry in us and upon us now. Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit You are welcome to fulfill all that Jesus set in motion and accomplished. Now here is who we are and this is where we live from and this is where we’re going to and this is the consummation of all things yet to come…so now, Lord God, as we step into the activity of the effort, we say God we step into this truth, from this position of love; of acceptance; of blessing; of sonship; of inheritance and heirs and Holy Spirit given, in Jesus name, Amen.
This is supposed to be practiced at home. I’m bringing you in on my little life that I live. It’s really huge in God. I’ve had more fun with Him these days than I ever had in my entire walk with Him and He’s resurrecting.
We’re in the resurrection moment of time. The resurrected Christ, the resurrected Church…The liberation of the Church to liberate planet earth.
Hebrews 12:18-29:For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) But you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. Yes and Amen.
Two covenants. Two times of God’s entry. Mount Sinai is the first mountain that was burning, in darkness and tempest. Here God came and gave the perfect religion- The perfect law, the perfect commandment, the perfect observance. He even told them what day to celebrate.
If I was to choose a religion, I would choose Judaism. I honestly would. I think it’s probably the most stabilized, culturally building – a family, community, integrity, value – It’s the best; how could it not be? It was the only one given by God. But I can’t choose a religion because I have chosen a Man, Christ Jesus. Who saw the religion of Judaism as the door to bring the promise to Him, who was the Seed to fulfill something that was greater than, bigger than anything.
If I was to choose a religion, I wouldn’t choose Christianity because it’s a convoluted mix of Judaism, revelation of Christ and a bunch of paganism thrown in there. But I don’t have to choose a religion, I get to choose a Man, Christ Jesus. He is ever beautiful and perfect and He has taken possession of what is known as a new race of man.
When He was born again in hell, He became absolutely at total liberty to take hell for Himself and when you and I come into that liberation that you have been ordained to walk into, you will walk in your hell as though it’s your living room. You will move with undisputed authority because you are no longer bound by the thing that carried you down. And yet the very thing that carried you down is the very door that God has opened for hope, for humanity.
“If satan had known what would happen if he crucified the Lord of Glory, he would never have touched Him. He would have killed everybody else; Pilot, Herod, Caiaphas…he just would have annihilated all of the peripherals who were trying to force this Jesus to the cross.
But he didn’t know because he can’t perceive. He cannot see. He’s blinded in rage. He is not capable of seeing and discerning. He does not walk in light or love. So, he cannot discern the workings of God. He is a master-mind, he is a genius. He is an ego-maniac who can convince himself continually that he is still going to win.
If he had known what would happen to you after he took you down, he would never have touched you. He would have left your life pristine, and let everything be perfect, because he would understand that resurrection comes after death and death precedes resurrection. He would not have cooperated. He would not allow his hate to be leveled at you, or his evil speaking. He would not have raised up his accusations. He would not have pulled you into religious practices that would capture you and then tear you apart and make you feel so ugly and awful. He would not have touched you with any of it because he would have said, “Leave them alone and let them go home to heaven, because they have no power unless they resurrect. They just live with an awareness but they have not yet come into a joint-heirship. They have to enter into the sufferings of Christ if they’re going to have the power of resurrection.
But again, he doesn’t know that. So he hates God and he hates what is in His image. And now, he hates the Church equally as he hates Israel, because there is the first covenant made that is to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and now there is a new covenant made to Jesus and Hisbelievers, those who have come into faith.
But I’ve got really good news for you. You might think that all hell is breaking loose. The truth is heaven has broken loose. And because heaven has broken loose, hell is shaking in its boots. And everything that is not of God’s eternal kingdom is now shaking apart. There is a statement. It says in verse 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: That is an important word because it means to “beg off”. It means that someone is approaching God – on this occasion He was approaching a people that He wanted to make kings and priests unto Himself.
And overwhelmed by the voice, they knew that it would cause them their own death. They said, “Please don’t talk.” And this ‘don’t touch anything’ –just the essence of what law becomes…touch not, taste not, handle not…was too much. “Don’t touch the mountain, or you die….this kind of connecting relationship….I don’t know how to operate there. Remove me from a few places. Let Moses get the law and we’ll do what he says.’ But now, we’ve come to Mount Zion.
First, every one of these 6 declarations are visitable today. You do not have to die and go to heaven, because then how could we have come to that already? We’ve come to Mount Zion. We’ve come to God’s dream of worship and fellowship and being chosen and loved and valued. We’ve come to the city of God, which is the heavenly Jerusalem…something born from above. Not the Jerusalem today that’s in captivity….that’s held in high captivity.
But my identity comes from the New Jerusalem above, the heavenly Jerusalem. Your identity. It’s going to be the Bride of Christ. It’s already being prepared and we come to this place. We come to an innumerable company of angels.
The angelic activity over the house of God is so intense these days because they are sensing what is coming of the revelation of the sons of God and salvation upon the earth. It’s like, “I want in, I want on the front row, I want to observe this redemption place – We’ve come to the general assembly of the firstborn.
The general assembly. The Church of the firstborn. That’s who I am. I’m not in a religion. Trust me, I have spent my adult life serving in religion. I was asked of God to become a professional in religion. I was buried under religion. I was left for dead in religion – but God!
God loves His church and He loves you. He sees in the earth whom He foreknew, whom He predestined to be conformed to His image of His son and He sees him in church. He sees us in this house. He sees them in the Catholic Church and the Methodist church. He sees them in synagogues, He sees them in mosques, He sees them in temples, He sees them in Atheist groups, He sees them in covens, He sees them in hierarchies. He sees His sons and His daughters and He is revealing Christ, first to be born again and then mature in Christ, so that the church can become fully awakened.
We’re closer to the maturing of the church than we are the birthing of the church. Israel had 2,000 years to carry the covenant and reveal God and they didn’t do a very good job. The Church has had 2,000 years to reveal Christ and to bring Christ… and we have done just as bad a job.
So the way I see it, we are both even. We both need to be saved, Israel and the Church – all religions, all peoples connected to any kind of practices, observances that we then take refuge in and say, “Well, because I have this system of belief, these observances of my life, these ways I’ve walked in my culture that I am this.
When all of everything started by, “I believe in God the Father who raised my elder brother Jesus from the dead.” Father said, “That same faith I saw in Abraham, if I see faith in anyone, I will impute it, I will push it inside of your being – the righteousness of My own self into you, because you believe I can raise anybody up. I raised My Son up from the dead, then you believe I can raise you up from the dead.”
And that’s the thing that’s coming forth. You can feel it. If you get quiet enough, you sense it. It’s as though heaven is saying, “I’m calling My own to Me and I don’t really care where they are, or where they wandered, or where they went. I don’t care if they’ve been buried in every diabolical scheme of man. I’m calling them up. I’m calling them out—but not to escape.
He wants in. So He’s coming in. The Forerunner of the Church was born again in hell. Jesus was born again in hell. He was the first born of many brethren, born in hell. That is not the place I would like to be born in. But guess what – same place.
When you come into resurrection life, you will be born again in the captivity you are in. And the captivity will lose its power of captivity. It will begin to become the launching pad of
your everything – whatever.
That is scary to the devil and its thrilling to God. He uses ashes to build stuff. We’ve come to God the Judge. We’ve come to the spirits of just men made perfect.
So, the sense of this is that those who are in heaven, those who have matured, those who have been pulled out of hell—The church of the firstborn. It’s registered in heaven as you and me and everybody in heaven but God doesn’t see the Church as the Church in heaven and the Church on earth. He sees us as one. We’ve come to the Mediator of the new covenant and we’ve come to the sprinkling of the blood which speaks better things.
Now we begin admonishing; now therefore don’t refuse Him who speaks from heaven. The word refuse is the same ‘begging off’, I’m letting Jesus into my stuff, my captivity, my life. As His voice starts to invade, it shakes apart anything and everything that’s man-made. It’s threatening to everything that is not of Him and we have to respond, “I don’t want to refuse You. I want to keep inviting You in – come on in.” And the reason you can’t hear it from the Zion of religion is the first thing He wants – if He shakes something about you and you feel bad about yourself, you’re going to shut down. If you think that all of a sudden He’s pointing out your covetousness, you think, ‘oh no, He doesn’t like covetousness, I’ve got to hide my covetousness, you’re going to shut down. When He points out you’re in adultery, you say, “I’ve got to hide that thought in my mind, I don’t want that to be a point that I’m infiltrated, I’ve got to change before He comes,’ – No, you can not change unless He comes. You’ve got to let Him in. Don’t go religious and think I’ve got to change because He’s coming. You cannot change; He wants in……
Let’s jump to verse 28: Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved…The word “receiving” is a double Greek word. It has the meaning “to take hold of something” and receive it. But, it also has the idea of the “nearness”. May I suggest that if you are going to do anything right in this season it is to get near to the One who has called you. Come alongside into the very company of Jesus. Join with Him in your walk. In your heart, separate part of your day to be with Him. I want to receive the kingdom. He hands it to those who are near. It’s not transferable over long distance – it has to be near. It’s like Elisha with Elijah. ‘If you see me when I go you’ll get what I got.’ It’s just closeness. It’s something we receive.
And since we are receiving the kingdom, let’s hold grace. It’s all we need. If you’re going to hold anything, hold grace. By grace I’m saved…by faith, hold grace…the graciousness….the kindness….the favor….the disposition of heaven saying, “you know what – I’m going to make you such a winner! I am so excited about what I’m going to do with your life! I can’t wait to release resurrection through you.” Because it’s all Jesus. It’s not me! Right? Is there anything you do that makes Jesus do what He did? Or is there anything you can do that un-does what He did? We know that in our head but we have to learn it in our heart.
You’re going to be terrifying to the world that you’re in because you’re not going to be of your world any longer, nor kept by the evil one any longer. You’re just going to walk in the midst of resurrection life and you’re not going to be waiting till you get out of hell…Jesus did not jump out of hell. He said, “Wait a minute, I’m free, I destroyed hell, I took away the keys, I trampled under principalities. I’m going to go preach a little bit while I’m here.” It says He preached.
So why would God want to get you out of your hell until you get to preach and you’re not going to have anything to say until you’re resurrected. This kingdom, this realm, this rule of the king, this God that you have imbibed, that you’ve received, that you’ve accepted, that has taken residence, that has translated you from the power of darkness to the kingdom of light, who has caused you, by identification, to walk through the sufferings of Christ, to come to the resurrection of Christ—this glorious One who opened vistas of experience that are now ours to enjoy and to be pressed into, to be discovered and received and enjoyed and blessed. It’s now taking possession that everything that is not Him, just starts shaking apart.
Sunday, November 2, 9am: Rufus Nash will share on “The Redeemed of the Lord”, what we carry as those that have received redemption.
Sunday 10:20am: Nations Prayer-Reigning with Christ on earth as priests and kings to our God.
Sunday 11am: I will be sharing on “The Rest That Remains” There is a rest that overcomes all warfare, undoes all strategies, and brings refreshing and repose to the soul. This is our inheritance and this is the rest that remains.
Wednesday, November 5, 7pm to 8:30pm: Exalt, A Night of Worship Over the Nations!