HABITAT FOR GOD
BY: MARVIN E. COPE
MAY 2001 – Berwick, PA
THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
DIVINE SCHOOLHOUSE LESSONS
Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived it’s distinct words, saying, ‘See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God’“ (Rev. 21:3) (Amplified)
“Encamp!” “Tent!” This has the sound of God’s voice saying, “I want to move in with you! I want to live in your house, the house I’ve created for this very purpose, that we may be one Family across the beautiful planet I created for our eternal honeymoon together.” Talk about partnership, about Koinonia fellowship, this is it!
Living with God!
What is it like, living in the same house with God? It is like the Bride of Christ married to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords with Him wanting to wash her feet! It is like having a wedding banquet and inviting those found in the old world’s hedges and pigpens to come rejoice with you every day.
Our Holy Father is the BEING part of our humanity. Webster tells us that BEING is absolute. There is an inner part of every human BEING that is absolute and contains Eternal Life. “Awake! Awake! Put on your beautiful clothing” (Isa. 52:1). This message is sent to your address, to your street number, to whomever is still asleep spiritually and inwardly. This is the very reason for Christ’s coming, to awaken the captives, who all their lives have believed that living in Babylon and its harlot church systems is good and normal. “The whole world is deceived,” Jesus said. Awaken and turn on the Light of BEING inside. Become a Lighthouse for the old dark world! The BEING of GOD in you is that Light!
We pay very close attention to those of our family with whom we live, being attentive to their wishes, their movements. How much more does our Father pay attention to us? He lives here within us closer than any other family member. What are His desires in this glorious family relationship? What are His words already given us by Prophets and Apostles? How close is my attentiveness to His Word? My earthly BEING is living with the all-powerful ONE who has all-authority in heaven and on earth! How awesome can your life become when you awaken in the Presence of the King of Kings!
As I live with God, He is teaching me gardening His way. It is the parable of the seed and the sower. Now, my new imagination in Christ is the seedbed! The seed is the word of God given by His Prophets, who gave us word pictures of our new Kingdom. These pictures are sown in our seed bed, along with the imagination of Christ, and held in the darkness of our earth womb until they germinate and the kingdom sprouts up and out into the light of manifestation in our lives. For instance, the finished picture of Isaiah, Chapter 60, is held in the imagination of the corporate man, Christ, with all power to fulfill itself once planted. This is the way my Lord is teaching me to garden with Him, and wait for the full harvest. It cannot fail!
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal. 2:20) (RSV). What does it mean? It means the same as the passage He read in the synagogue that got Him thrown out (Luke 4:18) He was quoting from Isaiah 61:1, which says that, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because He has anointed me, to loose captives.” In living with God, the loosing of captives is an automatic occurrence, because we’re living in His all-powerful Light. It is like the sun arising in the morning fog. The sun doesn’t fight the fog, it just shines through transforming everything it touches into a form of life! This is what the Lord does living in my house with me, as He transforms my entire life from earthy to heavenly. Invite Him into your house and be transformed!
THE ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
When I was little, I walked one mile to a one-room schoolhouse. We had one teacher for eight grades. My life is just like that all over again. This body is a one-room school for my teacher, the person of the Holy Spirit, who teaches all grades of spiritual enlightenment from babes to adults. He even holds night classes like California schools have for years. In this private tutoring, He is revealing as much of God’s Kingdom in the mirror of my imagination as I can picture. After all, I am still just His child in understanding, (Prov. 4:7), and in school for all eternity!
DIVINE SCHOOLHOUSE LESSONS
Don’t judge the book by the cover. Look at the epistle written on the heart. We are living letters from Christ to the world. (II Cor. 3:3)
So far, this inner educational process has meant unlearning everything the old world has taught me, including the so called religious world that majors in outer works of the hands, while ignoring the Koinonia Kingdom of Heaven that comes from “inside out!” (Luke 17:20-21). Now, in living with God, I am once again the child and He the watchful and loving parent, never absent from this house for a moment as He trains me up into Kingdom rule and reign with many brothers and sisters in our Family Habitat for God!
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