John 10:10,The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Let’s just do away with all of this, “that they might have,” stuff for a moment; and let’s just say it the way we will have to play it. Here we go part one: so Jesus has come that they who seek after him, and believe by faith in his name that he is the Son of God, they do have life. You see how that goes, and how we can remove all of that they might have life into that they do have life just by replacing the might of it with the doing of it; yeah, now that is something I can roll with. Now here we go part two: and Jesus will come that they who receive his Word, which is his spiritual body, and make it flesh, then they do have life more abundantly. It is almost as simple as a general math equation is to understand: you take what you already have in the natural, you import the substance that you need from the Spiritual, and make it flesh or natural; and now like a basic math addition equation, just add what you already had to the new substance that you just finishing making, and that equals to more than you started out with. And you just keep doing that process of adding new substance made natural or flesh, to that in which you already had, and they will have life more abundantly. Oh, yeah, this is Spiritually lawful: all the Father need is that you be willing to allow his Will in heaven to replace your will on earth, and this will give his Will the green card to operate legally, and lawfully in the earth. And as one of my all time favorite late great actors would have said on his show, “oh no, you didn’t think that the prince of this world was just gong let you operate in the earth just because you claim to be God almighty, now did cha?” This is why the fight for our wills is so great, and also why what we will must be of free choice: both the prince of this world as well as the Father in heaven is always in our gardens of gethsemanes out campaigning for the right to our will. You remember how Jesus sweat fell to the ground like drops of blood as he and the Father had a little talk, and I literally mean that the Father really had little talk: get ready, get ready for Will war in order to have life more abundantly.
The Father put together this amazing plan centuries ago, and once the time finally came to send the right personnel to make it work, the Father has not looked back when it comes to giving us life more abundantly. I think that we come up short at times when it comes to abundantly life because we misunderstand what Jesus is saying about his part in this abundance thing. You see, we misunderstand Jesus to be the deliverer of the abundance, when Jesus was sent to be the deliverer of our souls to eternal life. Here again, as stated above, is what Jesus had to say about why he came: John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Many do not take the word might in its meaning to have permission or freedom to life, and life abundantly. Many take the word might in a meaning to be an absolute to life, and life abundantly; and there is nothing absolute in the meaning of might about Jesus death on the cross. The only thing near absolute concerning the life that we might have, in general or in abundance, is that the price for a sin debt to please the Father was absolute in its eternal payment. That is it: we still have to seek Jesus for our selves, we still have to believe on his name for ourselves, and we still have to receive him as the Son of God for ourselves; these requirements along will disqualify absolute from this word might, absolutely. And if it was, to use a more workable term, automatic, we would have no members of the body of Christ in lack, let alone having certain demographics in the body of Christ living in less to no lack. And what demographics might that be? The demographic that operates by the qualifications of the world, and nothing is wrong with that: we members of the Body of Christ who are educated, talented, skilled, and highly trained by whatever means, mostly have life without lack, and some of us have it abundantly. When it comes to the many others who society is not favoring because of whatever, is there a God who does give life more abundantly, when the system does not? Now that is the Father many members of the Body need to know, or they will continue to live in lack, how be it their souls are saved. I will pick up with tomorrow’s post on how to operate in this abundance in the Father, by starting out with the one that started this operation of Word made flesh: Jesus!
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good!