Saturday, April 17, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

First Fruits, New Creation

Jesus is the first fruits of man made into a new creation uniting heaven and earth. The first creation comes together through and for Him. The second creation comes through and for Him. 

Ten Virgins

Matthew 25:1-2 (ESV)

1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Everyone reborn from above is born with a virgin heart made so by repentance of sin. One must repent to enter the kingdom of heaven of heaven and doing so restores us as virgins before the Lord. We are ready for the wedding to come. Staying ready ensures we will go with Him. Seek the wisdom of the Lord. 

It is possible to be made a virgin in the kingdom of heaven, yet not be chosen as part of the bride of Christ. This is the message for us contained in the parable of the ten virgins. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Jesus Gave Them Permission

Mark 5:11-13 (NASB)

11 Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain. 12 The demons implored Him, saying, “Send us into the swine so that we may enter them.” 13 Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

Jesus gave the unclean spirits permission to enter the unclean animals. This could describe what happens to those who reject His truth and are given over to their desires and wickedness. 

There is nothing to prevent their headlong rush to the darkness of the deep, the waters of the world. They will lose the breath of life and drown in the waters of their destruction. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Life

The life of a natural man is in his blood. 

The life of a man in Christ is in the Holy Spirit. We will become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. We are one with Him now and will soon be like Him when He returns. 

You Have Been Anointed

1 John 2:20 (ESV)

But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

1 John 2:27 (ESV)

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

The body of Christ has been anointed by the Holy Spirit. This is the mark of God’s holy ones. Abiding in the Spirit, we have the mind of Christ. As a new creation, we have a new nature that allows us to to be made in His image. Our perfection will be achieved when we see Him face to face, for we will be like Him.