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Today I am in Deming, New Mexico. We have had several days of great meetings and a time of the prophetic and refreshing presence of God. God is manifesting the unshakable presence of who He is in our midst. I am very encouraged with what I sense and see emerging in the body of Christ. We are in a blessed season as the church and we can expect to see His kingdom rising in our midst as we see His presence in our hearts!
God wants us to know who He is and He wants to give us an internal revelation of who we are in Him. When we know we were born of Him, we know we are His children. When we know we are His children, we know He is our Father. When we know He is our Father, we know we are His family and it is only then we can discover our true identity, testimony, and purpose in life. He doesn’t want us to serve Him, He was us to know we are His sons and daughters and it is an internal revelation of Him in our hearts that empowers the actions of our lives to be acts that serve Him in honor and passionate love! The last prophetic words of the prophet Malachi in the Old Covenant spoke of the promised Messenger who would come and make us a true message of God in all things. In the life of Jesus, God become flesh so all flesh could become children of God. The word became flesh so all flesh could become an expression of God’s word! Jesus came to put the true Spirit of life within our hearts, the Holy Spirit who works internally to refine us as sons and daughters of God. His work within us empowers us to spill over with external expressions of true holiness to the Lord. The Prophet Malachi declared God’s desire in this.
Malachi 3:17 “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”
The gift given to us in Christ through the life of Jesus is about the testimony of the family name. He loves us, but He wants to make us a testimony of Him as His treasures in the earth. He wants to make us testimonies of His love – testimonies that show His love in our world. It is about revealing God as a Father. Not a Father because we love Him, but a Father because He loves us, and He gives us His inheritance. His is the One who cares for us, is there for us, and fights for us in all things. He gives us His character, nature, way, power, and authority in all things. This is an internal gift that manifest in external ways in our lives. As this happens it will be clear who is righteous and who is wicked. Righteousness is not defined by self-sufficiency. It is defined by a right relationship with God and man.
Malachi 3:18 Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
It will be clear who seeks God as Father and who seeks themselves. It will be clear who merely seeks to be blessed by God and who seeks to become the blessing of God in the earth. It will be clear who wants God to be the God of the people and who wants to become known as the people of God. The Messenger, the Holy Spirit, is the power of Christ in us that can change our world by changing the testimony and fruit of our lives. He is like a refiner’s fire and a fuller’s soap in our lives. It is through the power of becoming who we are destined to be in Christ that we will manifest the purpose of Christ in all things. The harvest of our lives is not meant to be a crop of our own ways, but a harvest of God’s ways made known though our lives. This is the power of our hearts turning to the Father and it reveals the testimony that the Father’s heart has always been towards us. It is by this internal knowing of Him that we grow to maturity and become fathers and mothers to the generations of humanity beyond our own lives.
Malachi 3:1 “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the Lord of hosts.
The messenger is not merely the life of Jesus to get us into heaven. It is not a messenger that gets us to come to some spiritual location. It is the messenger that comes into our hearts and lives, even as the Holy Spirit of God was in the life of Jesus Christ as a man upon the earth. It is the internal messenger that causes us to be the message of Christ in the flesh. It is the internal messenger that causes us to manifest as the true temple of God in the earth. The Holy Spirit in our hearts is the Messenger of the covenant that causes us to manifest as sons and daughters of God as Jesus was both the Son of Man and the Son of God in the flesh. It is time for the habitation of God in the earth and not merely another visitation. We need more than a revival. We need to be revived by God within our lives!
Ted J. Hanson
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Thanks Again – Ted J. Hanson
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