Even Greater Works Part II
We have a work to do, both individually as well as collectively as the body of Christ. Our work is primarily to gather an end time harvest for the kingdom of God. Even though salvation is the primary thing, for Godís will is that no man or woman perishes, it is not all there is. There is more to salvation than missing Hell.
Salvation is wholeness; spirit, soul and body. It is our spiritual liberty (freedom) and it comes with spiritual power from on high in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who is the Spirit of God Himself and Who dwells within us. This power of the Godkind enables us to realize our inheritance through our divine destiny as joint heirs with the Christ. Revelation 5:12 is the summation of all that we have inherited in Christ:
Revelation 5:12 (NKJV) 12 "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!"
Whatever the Christ has inherited, we have also inherited by virtue of our being in Him.
There is more to us as the true children of God than what we see on the outside. We have a divine nature alike that of Jesus the Christ and God the Father. We are royalty of the Godkind! The highest form of sovereignty there is.
1 Peter 2:9 (AMP) 9†But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [Godís] own†[a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds†and†display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
We are kings and priests who have been purchased by the precious innocent blood of the Christ.
Revelation 5:9-10 (AMP) 9†for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10†And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
This is our righteous identity with our Lord Jesus Christ and our heavenly Father.
There are Christian people that may not believe this way. I, myself, first struggled with it until I received a revelation of my righteousness. At which time, I realized that the foundation of miraculously doing the works of Jesus and even greater works, fruitfully gathering the end time harvest for the kingdom of God and magnificently reigning as the kings and priests of the King of kings all springs from revelation knowledge of our true righteous standing with God.
Romans 3:22 (NKJV) 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
When we donít know or donít have a perception of what our spiritual rebirth has caused us to inherited and who we really are as a result of being born again spiritually from darkness into light; it can hinder our faith, hope and even our love for our brothers and sisters and say nothing of the love that we have for ourselves. We may be intimidated, self-conscience and feel unworthy to do the good works that God has planned and destined for us to do before the foundation of the world.
We have an enemy, who is Satan and our accuser. He always tries to bring our past up to us reminding you and me of how unworthy we are. However, all is forgiven through righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Revelation knowledge of our righteous standing with the Father stops Satanís accusations from having any effect on us and gives us boldness and confidence in God. Not looking at the outside, but looking within at who we are on the inside. We are the spiritual heirs of God! Nothing can change that!
We are spirit beings created in the image of the Father.
Genesis 1:27 (NKJV) 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
God is Spirit.
John 4:24 (NKJV) 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
Our spirits are who we really are. They are our real selves and are more real than our physical bodies. Our bodies were designed by God to house our real selves. Our physical bodies cannot exist without our spirits within them.
Jesusí body was provided by God in Mary, so that He could enter this world as a man. No human being can enter this earth; accept to be born into it. Jesus Himself (His spirit) was inside the body God prepared for Him.
Hebrews 10:5 (AMP) 5†Hence, when He [Christ] entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired, but instead You have made ready a body for Me [to offer];
Jesus knew that He was Godís Righteousness. The works that He did came from His righteous nature; His spirit man. Jesus lived from the inside (His spirit) out; doing only what He saw the Father do within His spirit by the Holy Spirit and saying only what He heard the Father say within His spirit by the Holy Spirit. For God was within Him.
John 14:10 (AMP) 10†Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I am telling you I do not say on My own authority†and†of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the ([a]His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).
The same is true with us. God dwells within us by His Spirit within us.
Revelation 21:3 (NKJV) 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
The greater works that you and I are called to do comes from within our spirits, which is our righteous spiritual nature; our spirit man. We do by faith what we see the Father do in His word through the Holy Spirit within our spirits and we say by faith only what we hear the Father say in His word through the Holy Spirit. Of course, in order to do this we have to have the word of faith within our spirits.
We are design to live from the inside out by faith. Jesus is our example. By so during we reign as kings on this earth in life through the King of kings, Jesus the Christ and do even greater works than He! Amen! (So let it be)!
Romans 5:17 (AMP) 17†For if because of one manís trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [Godís] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
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