We have a perfected spirit man….we are born to be WILD in the Kingdom of God! His seed is in us and is giving birth to God's plans. God has created us for exploits.
Why isn't the body of Christ living in the victory God intended for us?
We need to be willing to be abundantly pardoned.
Isaiah 55:8-11 says, "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. 8 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 "For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth, and bud, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
The context in the previous scripture is about God's pardoning. God's forgiveness is such that He abundantly pardons; that is why his ways are not our ways.
We want to be people who operate in God's ways, so we need to be people who abundantly pardon.
We overcome if we are born of God.
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" [1 John 5-3-5]. "Everyone who has been fathered by God does not practice sin, because God's seed resides in him, and thus he is not able to sin, because he has been fathered by God" (1 John 3:9).
"He cannot sin because he is born of God." We have a perfected spirit man; His seed in us is giving birth to God's plans. We are born to be wild in the kingdom of God!
We need to release and forgive. Forgive yourself and others.
It's not about us getting anything from God.
If you need healing, the Bible says you HAVE healing. If you need a miracle, the Miracle-Worker lives inside of you. It's not about us getting anything from God but about releasing things that weigh us down or erroneous belief systems. A person gets used to living with weights, but we need to release some of the things hindering us from victory.
Guard a place of peace and rest. To obey God and do what He commissions us to do, we need to hear the still, small voice from within and pay attention to what's going on in our hearts.
It is in peace that we hear the voice of God in our hearts. When we guard and protect creativity within a place of peace and rest, we function best and become super-creative. Jesus called us to a place of peace and rest.
Jesus is, after all, the "Prince of Peace." Where the Lord is present, there will be Peace.
Peace and rest are where we function best.
"Mary Magdalene went, telling the news to the disciples: "I saw the Master!" And she told them everything He said to her. Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, "Peace to you." Then he showed them his hands and side. The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: 'Peace be with you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.' Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. 'Receive the Holy Spirit,' He said. "If you forgive someone's sins, they're gone for good. If you don't forgive sins, what are you going to do with them?" (John 20: 18-23)
We have a choice to either hold on to someone's sins or let them go, but not as if we're stepping in place of God. When you know someone has something against you, you can often sense it when you walk into a room. God says, "I'm sending you, receive the Holy Spirit, and you need the Holy Spirit so you can release things." We are empowered for this.
Many people look at these verses in John 20 as the birth of the church. We know on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were all empowered. But this is a remarkable saying…the Lord is giving the disciples a commission. Look at the order in which Christ spoke these things, and it shows that the heart of the Gospel is in the power of forgiveness.
We have been forgiven, and we can extend that to others or choose not to extend it. It is upside down how the kingdom of this world works.