We have just celebrated Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. The Resurrection story is not just a story of God’s love; it was a foundation for human purpose. Jesus came so that all of humanity could see God rightly. He came so we could each become empowered to see God as our Father, and not as some demanding deity. He is the giver of life and Jesus came so that we could see God for who He really is. He has never needed anything from anyone. He has always desired to be Himself. He is the One who gives life, breath, and all things. The kingdoms of the world are kingdoms bound to the power of darkness. The power of darkness is the power of not being able to see. Those in the kingdoms of the world are not able to see clearly who God is because they are blinded by a mindset of sin. That mindset of sin is a mindset of self-desires, self-seeking, and self-fulfillment in all things. Sin never stopped God from seeing who we really are, it only stopped us from seeing who He really is and thus blinded us from seeing who we really are. All people are called to be children of God, maturing sons and daughters of God, and co-partners with God in all things. The gift of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the resurrection of Jesus has conveyed us into the reality of His kingdom – a kingdom of love knowing of true love.
Colossians 1: 13, 14 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
The Old Covenant was a shadow of the good thing that would come in Jesus Christ. The good thing was an intimate relationship with God whereby we would not live under the law of what to do, but we would be internally empowered by the law of love – a love-motivated desire from within. The internal realities of righteousness, peace, and joy can only truly be known by the manifest presence of the Spirit of God in our hearts. Unless we are born again, we cannot see it; but being born again gives us the power to embrace the internal path of being sons and daughters of God. The Old Covenant shadow of these things was seen in three feasts. They were seen in the feast of Passover, the feast of Pentecost, and the feast of Tabernacles. Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant feast of Passover when He shed His blood in the path through Calvary. Holy Spirit fulfilled the Old Covenant feast of Pentecost when there was an outpouring of His presence upon the Body of Christ that from hence forth cannot be stopped in the nations and generations of men. A first fruit church in the first generation of Christ empowered believers fulfilled Old Covenant Tabernacles through a partnership with God as their Father in all things. Wisdom was justified by her children. There was a first fruit measure of humanity that overcame the opposition of all that was anti-Christ by the power Christ within them. They overcame every opposing spirit by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony, and loving not their own lives even unto death. These things set a foundation for the future generations and all who know Christ in them and the reality of being in Christ can live in a place of Paradise Restored. The kingdom of God is within us and we have righteousness in the Holy Spirit, peace in the Holy Spirit, and joy in the Holy Spirit from within our hearts. We have an internal relationship with God, and we can confess from our hearts that Jesus is Lord. We have a relationship with God as our Father, and we are now living to be children of God knowing our sins are forgiven and we have a Father who loves us. We have internal peace by the Holy Spirit in our hearts. There is no separation between us and God. What is within us is spilling over in our lives and the fruit and power of the Holy Spirit is becoming increasingly evident. The external testimonies of our lives testify that there is no separation between us and God. Our testimony is one of the power of the Holy Spirit in us. We have internal joy in the Holy Spirit. There is a growing understanding of our purpose because we know the presence of God our Father in our hearts. We abide in Him and He abides in us. We are part of the family business and we have joy in the Holy Spirit. The power of our destiny is a demonstration of the power of Jesus name. We are the body of Christ, the fullness of Him in all things.
Thank you Jesus that the tomb of death is not only empty, that temples of our lives are filled with the presence of Your Spirit. We can live, move, and have our being in in Christ. All things can work because of You, because we proved that nothing really works without You. Paradise has bee restored through the resurrection life of Christ within us.
Ted J. Hanson
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Thank You So Much – Ted J. Hanson