THE COMMUNICATION OF OUR FAITH IS OUR KNOWING

BY:  LINDA KEITH

FEBRUARY 2005

Philemon 6, “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

Gal. 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Col. 1:19, “For it pleased the Father that in him (Jesus) should all fullness dwell;”

Col. 2:9-10, “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”

John 1:16, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

Before we start looking at these words, above, and listen to what Father is saying to and through us, I want to look at a scripture that I hope will help bring some understanding to some.

Prov. 22:17-21, “Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.  For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.  That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee EXCELLENT thing in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?”

Father has given to us, in this scripture a truth that should keep each of us seeking Him. It is a truth that should keep us loving each other, rather than always trying to prove each other wrong. It is a truth that should make us know that maybe we have not received the revelations that other have, and keep us ever communicating, listening to what Father would say.  When we get a mindset on a particular belief, or one’s interpretation to a scripture, and will accept NOTHING beyond that interpretation, we cause ourselves to be lifted into a higher dimension of Father.

Here in Proverbs, this word, “EXCELLENT” has a meaning that, IF, our whole dependence is set on scripture, we should pay close attention to.  For it will keep us digging in scripture until we come to the place where the Spirit quickens the written Word to us. Then, is when a whole new way of being taught takes place. With this new way, comes REST and PEACE. What is this new way of being taught?  ALLOWING THE SPIRIT TO DO IT!!!   You know where the written Word says, “secrets have been hidden since the foundation of the world?”  This is how those secrets are revealed to us, by the Holy Spirit, and by us  “bowing our ear'”. As we bow our ear, that is when Father speaks.

This word, “EXCELLENT” means “3 fold” – 3 levels of understanding. That means that every word in the Bible has a 3 fold or 3 level of understanding to it. We may read a scripture one day, week or year, and out of the clear blue, we receive another understanding of that same scripture. A higher understanding than we had before.

There are some that would say, “how can you tell all these people that they ARE NOT sinners, when the written Word plainly tells us that we are sinners saved by grace?”  The answer is this:  I can tell them that they are no longer sinners because we have learned that when Jesus went to the Cross, He took with Him the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

Then, our attention is brought to another scripture, by the leading of the Spirit, that tells us when Jesus died on the cross we died WITH HIM; and we were also resurrected WITH HIM; and that we are not that person who died with Him, anymore. We are new creatures. (Rom.6;3-6,  2 Cor. 5:17, Gal 6:17)  Sinless, pure, holy, righteous.  We start looking at ourselves differently that we did before. When the carnal mind tries to tell us that we are this or we are that, the thought comes to us, “oh no, I’m not that person anymore”.  That thought is a truth that FATHER has worked into you.

THEN, He brings us to scripture that tells us who and what we are. “It is NOT I that live, but Christ liveth in me.”  Christ is someone who is God’s anointing. His anointing IS HIS LIFE!  So, WHO is doing the living?  HE IS. This life, on this earth, is HIS LIFE, NOT OURS. We are HIS BODY, and the Head is resting on His Body.  They are not separated. There is not 2 people living, it is HE THAT IS LIVING.

We are also told that “OF HIS FULLNESS WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED!!”  Do you really understand what that means? HIS love, HIS righteousness, HIS holiness, HIS power, HIS all knowing, HIS REALNESS is here, on earth, in these bodies, that we have thought was us.  As He works the knowing of this into us, we see differently than before. We begin to see that we are the Body of God walking the earth. When people see us, they see the Father, whether they know it or not, doesn’t change the fact of the truth. We are LIGHT. We are LOVE. We are HIS LIFE.  This is not a name it and claim it, blab it and grab it thing, it is HIS TRUTH.  Many say that they believe His Words on this, but we must WAIT. Well HE doesn’t say that. He says, “IF YOU WILL BELIEVE..”   This is the beginning of our awakening. As we awake, we keep our focus on HIM AND HIS TRUTHS.  As we do this, the manifestation begins to take place.  And each time the mind wanders and tries to pull us back to believing the lie that we HAD been living, He gently says “KEEP YOUR EYES IN ME”. And then we see and know we will keep on walking the earth as WHO we really are.

WE START OUT DOING THIS BY FAITH; BUT THEN, IT BECOMES A TRUE KNOWING.   One thing that I think some people miss out on and it is the most important fact of all; IT IS HIS FAITH< IN HIS KNOWING, that brings forth the manifestation. We received a measure of faith, but, when HE reveals the truth of WHO we are to us, it is HIS faith in His own Words and in HIS own plan that brings it into being. And that’s what it is BEING!!!

This brings us back to the Word that Father gave me, at the beginning of this study.

Philemon 6, “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

When we think of “communicate”, we usually think of talking to someone. This word “communication” means: PARTNERSHIP, PARTICIPATION, and INTERCOURSE.   Each of these words, means a ONENESS. So, the ONENESS of faith becomes EFFECTUAL.

The word “effectual” means ACTIVE, OPERATIVE, POWERFUL.  Let me ask a question.  Does ACTIVE or OPERATIVE mean “sit and wait”?  No, it doesn’t. Once He awakens us to the fact of our BEING, we OPERATE in that BEING. We are ACTIVE in that BEING. Because the voice we hear, the One we see, is HIM and HE IS POWERFUL.

How does this OPERATIVE, this ACTIVENESS, this POWERFULNESS come to be?  By the ACKNOWLEDGING of that GOOD THING THAT IS!!  We receive HIS revelation, we discern and we KNOW the Truth of our Being.  Nothing or no one can take it from us. We are flooded with a love that we’ve never known. We see people differently. We see with a single eye, not in duality. US AND HIM.  Folks, IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM. He is not a mere mortal man. As we’ve been told that we are. WE ARE AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD!!  IT’S HIS LIFE!!  My dear brothers and sisters, let me tell you something. YOU are ALL that He says you are.  Don’t worry about what others say when you ACKNOWLEDGE WHO YOU ARE. You are blessed. YOU are the Firstfruit. YOU AND HE ARE ONE PERSON, ONE BEING.

Many think that John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. He did not prepare the way for Jesus; he prepared the way for the MANIFESTATION of the Son. Many think that Jesus came to prepare the Kingdom, but He came to MANIFEST the Kingdom.  We now, are EXPRESSING the Kingdom, we are EXPRESSING HIM. HE and HIS KINGDOM has been here all along.  The Kingdom is within us. As we express it, it is seen.

1 John 4:17, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as he is, so are we in this world.”  (Remember, judgment is simply correcting what is incorrect.)

 

 

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