The Deposits Have Been Made: Part 8

Jesus spoke in John chapter 4:

24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth.”

Our focus should be on Spiritual realm rather than the physical realm.  Yes, we are living in the physical realm but it is subject to the higher Spiritual realm.  Most believers do not have the proper perspective of this Truth.  They often rely on their physical senses as “truth” and fail to bring forth the Spiritual into the physical.  The world has no clue concerning the higher Spiritual realm thus they mock believers who focus on this higher realm.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 3:

17 Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of His Love will become the very source and root of your life.

18–19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every Holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing Love of Christ in all Its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His Love! How enduring and inclusive It is! Endless Love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant Love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!

20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for HIS miraculous power constantly energizes you.

We are empowered to discover which means we have a major part to play in achieving results.  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.  Each of us needs to have that power working in us.  For this power to work properly, we must have Agape Love as a foundation of our life. 

When faith operates by Agape Love, positive results will ultimately come forth.  There may be an apparent time delay because we live in a fallen world and have resistance to the expected results of our commands and prayers.  Daniel dealt with a 21 day delay as the angels were warring against spiritual powers even though FATHER answered his prayer immediately and the angel was dispatched (Daniel 10:12).

The adversary will challenge the power working in us in order to dissuade us from maturing in that power and authority.  This is what spiritual warfare is all about. 

Paul knew this by revelation as he wrote in chapter 6:

11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! 12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the Heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. 13 Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.

Armor is required for warfare so don’t think that you can live passively and peacefully in this broken world and bypass conflict.  Overcomers must be able to overcome!  Don’t let any apparent time delay dissuade your expectation of results.  When you have done all to stand, therefore stand.  Don’t let frustration or impatience cause you to move into the carnal realm and think you must look to other means to resolve the issues confronting you.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 6:

16 Don’t you realize that grace frees you to choose your own master? But choose carefully, for you surrender yourself to become a servant—bound to the one you choose to obey. If you choose to love sin, it will become your master, and it will own you and reward you with death. But if you choose to Love and obey God, HE will lead you into perfect righteousness.

It is hard to imagine why anyone would choose to knowingly serve sin unless their minds were so blinded that they were unable to see the benefits of life.  FATHER has sufficiency beyond our greatest expectation but we must pursue the Spiritual and it does require faith IN HIM.  This is why you and I are to testify of what FATHER has done for us in the past so that we encourage those who have yet to experience the Spiritual.

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