The Church has had much time since Jesus left to go be at the right hand of glory for it to continue to become that which God will need it to be now, as a collective whole. There has always been a great emphasis placed on the building up of the individual member; however, the emphasis was not there to emphasize the individual as the end point, but to build up the body with strong members in order to emphasize the collective whole as the end point. What one member can’t do alone, we all can do as a collective whole for the body of Christ. The one thing that each and every member has in common regardless of that member’s generation is that each of us is a member of the body of the exact same Jesus Christ: Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” In natural English pleased? In natural English it just simply means that the before us generations in Christ had the victory, the current us generations in Christ have the victory, and the after us generations in Christ also will have the victory: all we can do is win win win no matter the members’ generation in the Body of Christ. Now we go through many things in order to build our selves up to become that in which God will need us to be as a whole when time comes to be it. The build up is not for God’s sake, but the build up is for our sakes so that we will know what we can do in Christ Jesus. If we don’t experience the build up, going from small things up to bigger things, then we will not keep growing to keep knowing all that we have in our victory package. So we just practice to be made ready for our time when it comes. Building Up For Our Time With Father.
When we practice to be made ready, it is not to win that which we have already won; but, it is to receive that in which we have won. The Devil has sticky glue on his hand, and with him being the Prince of this world, he has been allowed to make it hard to pass our things through his customs. This is why we practice so that we will become familiar with the powers that we have been given in Christ Jesus. We need to all know, and be confident whenever we run into trouble trying to pass through the customs of the devil. Since we, the Church, make up the Body of Christ, we have access to the fulness of God, but we do have to operate in it in order for it to give us the power to overcome the customs of the devil. It’s like MJ at his current age playing a game of basketball with a fifth grader: if he just stands there smiling and looking at the fifth grader, well some of that future star talent will score some points in the game. Now, if MJ decides to bring what he has, even now, that fifth grader with future star talent will be overcome in just a little while, after. We may get some resistance from the power that the devil has been allowed to use here on earth for now; however, once you and I know what we have to bring, and then decide to bring it, then the devil’s power against us will be overcome in just a little while, after we decide. Some one may ask how do we get to that power? Once you come to Jesus, you are already in it: Colossians 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him (Jesus) should all fulness dwell.” So, since when we come to Jesus, we are in him; then that makes us in the place (in him), where all fulness dwell. The thing that we have to do is learn to operate in the fulness that dwell in Christ; furthermore, the fulness is there to flow through us the members, the body of Christ, who make up his him. The key to learning how to operate in the power is to follow the format by which the fulness operates. Building Up For Our Time With Father.
The fulness is not just dwelling in Christ like a big swimming pool for us to just land into once we come to Jesus, but it is more like a completeness to complete, on an as you need to complete basis. Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” So the format to dwell in the fulness of God is by the Godhead bodily; and this means that we will move into the Godhead needed on an as we need to complete basis. Jesus left a super great example when he was having a little talk with the Apostles just before his ascension up on high: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” We all know that Jesus was the Word made flesh to come among us; however, Jesus kept his moonlighting because he is still the Word Godhead along with being our Lord and Savior. Jesus here has now given the Apostles all the Word that they need to bring to pass their commission, but they need the next level of God’s power that is ready now on an as we need to complete basis. The Apostles can not go running all over the world with just the Word only, but they will need to be endued with power from on high even with Jesus being right there personally giving them the Word. When you and I have done what is needed to be done with the word of hope given to us, that is bringing it to full faith; then we will need on an as we need to complete basis, the next member of the Godhead: the power or the Holy Ghost, will need to show up in order to complete that phase of what we need to complete. Then there is one more level of the Godhead left to complete on an as we need to complete basis, and Jesus called him the greater; and of course, we are talking about the Father. John 14:28, “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.” We will talk about the Father’s presence in the as we need to complete basis in the near future. We always go in and out as we need to, into pastures, it’s Godhead style: John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” Building Up For Our Time With Father.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.