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We had great day yesterday at Alife. My son Jonathan and I were blessed to minister together. There was an atmosphere of life, change, family, and home. God is up to something good. It is great to be a part of the community of God. It is good to be a life-connected member of the body of Christ.
Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
We are the body of Christ, the body that Christ abides in by the presence of His Holy Spirit. We are the eternal Eve joined to the eternal Adam to be the likeness and image of God in human expression for the glory of God in heaven and upon the earth. Jesus reconciled us to the Father while we were still sinners, but we must come to Him to receive what He gives. We have to willing embrace being a part of His body to walk in our destiny as members of the body of Christ for eternity. It is not just for heaven to come, but for heaven to increasingly come into our lives here upon the earth in our journey of eternity. The Holy of Holies is the body of Christ, it is there we find the manifest presence of Jesus in our lives. We must draw near to Him to know the fullness of who we really are in Him, the one flesh reality of Jesus Christ the head and Christ the body. It is there that our communion is not only with Jesus, but with a growing intimacy with God our Father. No one can come to the Father except through His Son, Jesus Christ, but all are welcome and called to boldly come.
John 14: 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
The blood of Jesus justifies us to live, but it is the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives that empowers us to rein in life. Jesus poured out the blood of human flesh to give us access to the blood of the Holy Spirit. Blood is the substance that gives and sustains life in the body and the blood of the body of Christ is the life of the Holy Spirit. This is the blood of the New Covenant. We are justified to live through the mercy of God made known to us through the seven-fold sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ in our lives. We reign in life through the seven-fold life empowering Holy Spirit in our lives. It is the blood that makes it possible for the pure water of sanctification to be made known in our lives. Jesus bled from His soul to give us back our will. Through Jesus we exchange the will of our flesh for the will of the Spirit made known by the Spirit of the Lord – an attribute of the Holy Spirit living and working within our hearts. Jesus bled internally when they blind folded Him and beat Him to intimidate Him by natural experience and sight. Through Jesus we exchange the internal fear of our hearts for hearts empowered by faith towards God made known by the Spirit of Wisdom – an attribute of the Holy Spirit living and working within our hearts. Jesus was fully submerged in human blood when the scourged Him and caused His entire body to bear the testimony of all that is bitter and disgusting in this life. Through Jesus we exchange a submersion in a testimony of bitterness to a submersion for a healed testimony of life by the Spirit of Understanding – an attribute of the Holy Spirit working within our lives. Jesus bled from His head when a piercing crown of thorns was placed upon Him. Through Jesus we are freed from the control of the flesh and liberated by the life-giving authority of the Spirit of Counsel – another attribute of Holy Spirit working in our lives. Jesus shed blood from His hands to give us back raised hands of praise to God as those who are part of the fellowship of resurrection life. Jesus broke the power of death by the power of life that can never die. This is by the resurrection power of the Spirit of Might – another attribute of Holy Spirit abiding within our lives. Jesus shed blood from His feet when He judged us with an eternal judgment of mercy upon an iron nail of right and wrong. Love proved to be more powerful than a justice system of right and wrong. Holy Spirit reveals our true part in the community of Christ by the Spirit of Knowing – a knowledge of intimacy and love in the communion of Christ. Jesus shed blood from His side, when He died and a spiritual rib was poured out upon the ground to call forth His bride from the nations of the world empowered to rein with Him by the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord – an awe of God in our hearts. As was symbolized in the red heifer, we are the body of Christ in this world.
One must acknowledge their sin to receive the forgiveness of sin in Christ. All are called to be priests unto God, but only those who believe receive the benefits of being priests unto God. We must be born of the water and of the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God. We have experienced a ‘first resurrection’ in Christ and are thus guaranteed a full resurrection in Christ. We have a testimony of the ‘third day’ sprinkling and are guaranteed the fullness of the ‘seventh day’ testimony of perfection in our lives – the full resurrection of our lives unto the fullness of glory.
Numbers 19:12 He shall purify himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day; then he will be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not be clean.
In Christ, we have been purified by the word of God in our lives through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. In Him we have the continued blessing of the washing of pure water that comes by the work of Holy Spirit in our lives to the full measure of our journey in life. No power of death can swallow up the testimony of the life of Christ within and upon our lives. We are clothed in Christ and we are growing in the testimony of being joined to Him and joined to one another in this body of life. It is a progressive reality of our sanctification in a body filled with His presence. He who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it. Every revelation from God is an invitation to have an encounter with God so that we will be transformed by God and become a revelation of God in this world.
Ted J. Hanson
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