Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Daily I stand in amazement at the consistency of the quickening of the Spirit

I see all around me how people look for inspirations in all sorts of places. I see them reading little booklets like “Our Daily Bread” and I see them buying magazines with headline promises about resolving their issues. I see them seeking out new music or a new book or a new companion... the list is endless. Always something new if only a new edition of an existing booklet or magazine. 

After having my faith made living by the Spirit of God and learning to touch Him only through the sanctified tools of His Spirit by coming into covenant with Him, I now find inspiration only in Christ. Those things which I once also found inspiring are no longer of any value to me. Not because I’ve snubbed them in favor of something else but because I’ve now experienced the reality of the fullness of Christ. To look for Him in those things now would be like favoring a picture of your loved one over his/her presence. 

Those things spoke of Christ in bits and pieces which were comforting in His absence but now I know where Christ is and how to abide in His presence. 

Praise God for the liberty we have been given in Christ!

When truth was in part and I was seeking out nuggets, I was trying to build faith while also building a foundation that changed with each new nugget. While felt whole heartedly at the time that this was a noble pursuit of faith out of my love of God, I now realize this was a foolish and endless maze I had fallen into which distracted me from Christ. Truth is the foundation for faith. If truth is in part, then faith is being built on sand. Christ warned us against this. 

Christ is the stone and our firm foundation. Christ is truth. If truth is something you glean in bits in pieces over your lifetime then that stone must’ve been smashed to pieces to become sand... The whole pursuit of truth is then a fantasy and vain labor. It was Christ Himself that brought me to this awakening. He put a hunger in me to know Him no longer in part but in whole. He put a hunger in me to know Him only in truth which is perfect with nothing missing and nothing added. He then put me into contact with a living apostle of Christ in order to receive Christ in truth. 

Praise God for restoring holy men and women of God again in these last days that we may forsake our vain imaginations, cast aside the philosophies of this world, and embrace Him in His fullness by taking on the yoke of His covenant while daily pleasing Him with perfect faith in cooperation with His Holy Spirit!

“For the Lord rejoices over the children of His righteousness for as they behold Christ in His tools by the eyes of His Spirit, so also does He behold Christ in their faith which reflects Him perfectly.”

Walking with God,

John Welty, Apostle of Christ
Second 8th Week Ministries