Anticipating The Year

Expectation with Anticipation!

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timeclockcalendarEach of us already has a pretty full plate of anticipation about the coming year. We are built to anticipate. If we are honest, I believe we will admit that we are continually anticipating what is ahead whether we are anticipating good or bad, productive or nonproductive, desired or undesirable. Right in the middle of it all it would be quite helpful to us if we considered that it is quite difficult to anticipate the provision or intervention of God if we are not looking to God and His Word. Ps.145:15 (NKJV) “The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season.”  (NET)  “Everything looks to you in ANTICIPATION, and you provide them with food on a regular basis.”   (This is the first excerpt from Marty’s article “Anticipation”.)


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Christ the Apostle, His apostles, and the kingdom of God!

In summation of the posts on the kingdom today, the vital link to the kingdom is first, Christ the Apostle, the one who called the apostles through the Holy Spirit and explained to them the kingdom of God!

Then, in having to fill the void left by Judas, who vacated His position of an overseer, God, who know the hearts inside and out, chose Matthias, to occupy “this ministry and apostleship…” Ac. 1:25

PAUL, who was known as Saul before His commissioning to be an apostle, had his “Damascus Road Experience”, in which His calling was made known to him. In Romans 1:1, he testified to being ” called as an apostle, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and set apart unto the gospel of God. In Romans 1:5 he said, “Through Him (Christ) we have grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name’s sake…”

In I. Co. 15:9,10, he says, “For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. BUT, by the grace of God I AM WHAT I AM, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS WITH ME…”

IN 2 Co. 4:1 he wrote,”Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.” He was talking about the ministry of the Spirit, the ministry of the New Covenant to which he had been called to be an apostle by the Lord Jesus Himself. In 2 Co. 4:5- For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.

In Gal. 1:11,12, 15,16a, he said, “But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
“But when it pleased God, who separated (set apart) me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME, that I might preach Him among the gentiles, immediately I conferred not with flesh or blood…”

Apostle Paul then summed up in Eph. 3:8-12 His “administration of his apostleship”: “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and an to make all see what is the “fellowship (stewardship) of the mystery”, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might by made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly realms THROUGH THE CHURCH, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”

We see, therefore, that Christ is the “Chief Apostle” to the church, which is His house and Christ served AS A SON OVER HIS OWN HOUSE, WHOSE HOUSE WE ARE IF WE HOLD THE CONFIDENCE AND THE REJOICING FIRM UNTO THE END. (HEB. 3:1-6) Paul’s apostleship, given by the Lord Jesus Christ through the Spirit, acknowledged that his calling to be an apostle and setting apart, was “TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME….” it is through sonship that we receive the apostleship because we must first “be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN.” (Romans 8:29)

Romans 8:30, 31- Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What shall we say to these things? IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?

Blessings,
JB

 

 

 

 

 

2017- Inaugurating a NEW ERA!

On Inauguration Eve, it is evident, or it should be, that there is a “Change of Administration” taking place in the land! Whether you agree or disagree with the political shift, ALL of us who are Spirit-Filled, Bible-Believing, Sons of the Kingdom should recognize that the “natural” and the “spiritual” are running parallel in this hour!! In fact, Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4:23-“But the hour is coming, AND NOW IS, when the true worshipers will worship the FATHER in spirit and truth; FOR THE FATHER IS SEEKING SUCH TO WORSHIP HIM.”

The Hour that now is and HAS COME, is the Hour of the FATHER GOD HIMSELF!! John 4:24 Jesus goes on to say, “God is Spirit, and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” Every person worships something or someone! The real meaning of “enthusiasm” is more than intense enjoyment or interest, it literally means “God Within” or to be possessed by God! In other words, what you have intense joy and passion and purpose in, is what you worship! True worship is not in a personality, its not in a place and its certainly not in a position! It’s in THE FATHER, WHOM THE SON REVEALS. (Matt.11:27)

The reason why we’re in the midst of an incredible change and a powerful shift is, that God our Father, through the Lord Jesus Christ, is literally bringing the heavenly realm and the earthly realm into ALIGNMENT! In other words, the only two kingdoms that really exist, the kingdom of this world and the kingdom of heaven (God), are on a Collision Course! But Col. 1:13 says concerning the saints, “He (The Father) HAS delivered us from the “domain of darkness” and translated (conveyed) us into the kingdom of the Son of His love”

This Collision Course is NOT to see who wins, or that the kingdom of darkness has power over the kingdom of light, it is about “earth being enveloped with heaven”, that is, the the earthly realm coming in aignment with the heavenly realm. Rev. 10:7 and 11:15 are running parallel with this collision: “…but in the days of the seventh angel, when He is about to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets…”

Rev. 11:15- Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom (singular) of this world have become the kingdom (singular) of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever!”

We are in the HOUR OF THE REVEALING OF THE FATHER, which is about the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and of the increase of His government of peace, of which there shall be no end. This Change of Administration taking place on earth right now is simply a reflection of the (New) inauguration taking place in the Kingdom of God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, revealing who the Father is!

As this is taking place, this is when the true church, the Ecclesia, will be coming into alignment with the Father’s kingdom in such a way, that the earth and this present age are literally being “swallowed up” into the Father Himself!!! Thats why the kingdom and the church are coming together because with the “keys of the kingdom” we are unlocking the mysteries of the kingdom and rendering helpless the powers of darkness through the power and authority of God through Jesus Christ!

Church, Let’s come together and agree with heaven in what He’s saying in the earth! Fathers and Sons are coming together to reveal the order of God, the order of the kingdom, fathers and sons! Now that the Hour of the Father is being revealed, “the hearts of the fathers are once again being turned to the children”, and the hearts of the children being turned to ‘their’ fathers…( Mal. 4:4-6) As the order and origin of the fathers and sons come forth, it will heal the land of every curse of sin, of death, hell and the grave!

Let’s rejoice and celebrate CHANGE, because the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, has prevailed. Rev. 17:14- “These (worldly powers) will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; AND THOSE WHO ARE WITH HIM ARE CALLED AND CHOSEN AND FAITHFUL.”