IS THE DIVINE POTTER’S WILL SOVEREIGN?
BY: SCOTT PARIS
NOVEMBER 17, 2005
I wrote this in waiting before Father, then waited over a week until I got the go ahead to send it out. So here it is… God Bless. SP.
The coming of the Lord is not external, but internal, within you. It is not future, though it is ongoing and present tense since the first century A.D. 1 Thess. 1:10-12. His coming is not the end of the world, but is the end of our old world, and the beginning of the new. “I will create a new heaven and a new earth.” You are that new heaven and new earth.
“If any man be in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.”
The Father spoke to me that people today rejecting this word are like the Jews of Jesus day. They were looking for their Messiah to come, but rejected Him who stood in their midst speaking to them.
In Christ we have a life that sings, it gives us a sparkle, a buoyancy, a gladness within and without. You get it because you are sure you are in the Father. In Him you go singing through life. Ones life won’t sing until Father lives and moves within.
Christ has come to us, not to impose moral laws on us, but that we may imbibe the full essence of Father as He is unfolded in us. He is unfolding the absolute of His life within us. Life works only in Father’s truth. Christ is Father’s way, truth and life. Jn. 14:6. He is the issue of all life and nothing else under heaven.
No one can mature in the kingdom of God unless they have confidence in Him. Christians are anemic today because they have not the abundant life of Christ flowing through them. The whole creation has the mark of Christ upon it and within it.
The Father created all things through Christ, all things that you can see, and that you cannot see.
“All things were created by him and for him.” “He has been appointed heir of all things.” Jn. 1:3, Heb. 1:2
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.” Col.1:16
Father’s will is wrought into the structure of all creation and living things. And the will of every living creature is linked to the loving Creator’s Sovereign will. The purpose of the Father and His touch is wrought into creation.
The Father’s will is linked into the life of His creation. Any other will is its own demise. Anyone not working in Father’s will wreaks its own ruin for a season until rebellion has run its gamut. “You turn man to destruction, and then say, Return, you children of men.” Psalm 90:3
We have an inner government guiding our life, not external, though it is inwrought into the external also. But an external will does not decide the result of departure from Father’s will. Some internal will rebels against His linked will. Father’s kingdom, plan, purpose and truth is wrought into the substance of our life. A person doing his own will, breaking from Father’s linked will, breaks down inwardly, disintegrating spiritually, and morally. All doing the will of the Father, whom the Father is his center “Abideth Forever.”
We were birthed to live in Father’s moral kingdom, and we cannot break the moral law of our Father’s kingdom without impunity. Anyone intentionally hurting another in His moral kingdom hurts himself. “What so ever a man sows that shall he also reap.” It is the Boomerang principle.
“He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and knows not where he goes, because that darkness has blinded his eyes.” 1 John 2:10, 11
One brother is in the light and illuminated because he loves his brother. The other is in darkness because he hates his brother. He does not know where he goes, his hate brings spiritual decay into his character. His spiritual atmosphere is darkness, his discipline is a condition – blindness. The worst of conditions is within himself: darkness has blinded his spiritual eyes. Discipline (punishment) is within, it is inherent, not from without.
Deterioration is within. The very nature of unrighteousness is deterioration, it is its own discipline (punishment) it is grievous.
I speak to the spiritual. When one lives a dual life he cannot feel related to the sum total of Father’s reality. That one thinks at cross purposes with Christ’s life and himself too.
The kingdom of God is one with moral-spiritual principles engraved in its grain that are unchangeable. The Father, Christ and life are One.
The divine life, nature and character are the substance engraved in principles of Father’s essence, and reality. Thus bringing into manifestation within us His New Name Being, which new name, nature and character is conquering the universe through us.
The coming/appearing of the Lord within us has unfolded new meanings in Him, and in us. When the Spirit brings us new revelation, He never lets us remain silent. There are dispensational truths that must be discarded when new truths arrive or are revealed. There is now a new awakening among multitudes of believers world wide. I just got a letter and video from a friend in China, of the house church movement (underground), telling of changing the destiny of Chinese worldwide. There is no stopping the Gospel of Christ, it is conquering all nations.
This is a great awakening and also a painful one. In that we are bidden to drop off teachings and traditions of no value. New truth is spearheaded by those who are not fearful of the powerful voice of tradition and challenges of her adherents.
Great multitudes of Christians are resting in the strong arms of past conservatism, and the glories of bygone years. This is the hour of those going on with the ever flowing Spirit of Christ must leap over the impregnable walls built around traditional doctrines. This is the time to be like a friend of mine who came to our meetings, and said, “I have jumped fences before, and I guess that I can jump another one.” And the most spoken of man in the Bible, David, said: “By you have I broken through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.” Psalm 18:29. Many after coming out of the system, cling to archaic teachings, forms and rituals, and erect those same walls of confusion and decay again.
The present coming/appearing of the Lord the Spirit is presently crowning and illuminating us with our inheritance, our illuminate Father of Light Himself. We have joined hand in hand with the angelic company heralding the arrival of the King of kings and Lord of lords in His kingdom.
The Bridegroom’s love call is sounding through all nations, kingdoms and peoples. I have been in the heavenlies with Father, His is “Greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell. His love goes beyond the farthest star and reaches to the lowest hell.”
His love leaps over every boundary set by men and devils. Not only is “our God a consuming fire,” His is Love, He, Love is Consuming Love, transcending all time and space. Love consumes all that is unlike Him. John the Baptist said of Him, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire; whose fan is in his hand, he will thoroughly purge his floor, he will gather the wheat into his garner: but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.” Luke 3:16, 17
In the burning processes of His love it certainly “purifies the sons…” Until we are like Him. Oh, do we see Him as He is? L-o-v-e which God is is unlimited in scope, omnipotence and ability. The hell theory has been dismissed by all knowing the Father intimately. But being dismissed from this kingdom of love–an inner hell arises in any not in union with Perfect Love in the form of conflict, inner disharmony, neurosis and discord, even mental and physical ailments.
Mans every thought, attitude and action brings one of two things, loving harmony or discord. They bring a certain degree of hell or harmony! There is nothing outside of men that decides which it will produce. The source-the-seed-the very nature of the thing itself brings on the results. Unrighteousness and its penalty is one and the same thing-its seed is in the thought, attitude and action. It has the Boomerang principle in it. “What one sows is what one reaps.” One thinking only of himself only produces civil war within himself. “Sow to the Spirit, and you reap life, sow to the flesh, and you reap destruction.”
One cannot run away from the moral law/principle of Father’s kingdom-for it is already engraved within everyone. These laws of mans being are a part of Father’s moral kingdom, whose laws are self-executing. The law of sowing and reaping is within all of Father’s whole creation, and the execution is certain.
Those who repent of sowing ill will to his neighbor, Father’s Grace turns the tide. This law of sowing and reaping is His universal law. That is why no one can escape its execution, good or bad. Humbling ourselves before our Loving Father in repentance, and loving our neighbor as our self gets us out of reaping spiritual, moral, physical/ mental/character decay.
Through the ages the church has lacked spiritual enlightenment when the Father proclaimed a new day to them. They clung to a dying past, their souls shriveling in famine. The Good News was rejected along with the messenger as heresy, while they were “rightly dividing the word of truth.” They have to make it fit into their reasoning. And today we see much controversy on Bible interpretation.
Each new age carries in its veins the blood of yesteryear. The new gives testimony of the errors and weaknesses of the past. In the kingdom of God the “New Wine” will burst the “old wineskins” of spirit-less tradition. This message trumpeting Christ’s coming in the here and now is shaking the traditional wine skins. The lord is come not to destroy those who claim the promises, but to fulfill the promises of giving “a new heart,” “a new song,” “a new name.” He also demands a new faith, and a new commitment.
Divinely transformed lives receives the new life Christ’s coming within brings in His appearing and kingdom. Jesus Christ is “coming in the clouds” in this hour of His ingathering of all nations unto salvation. For their spiritual fruit is to be gathered into His garner as wheat.
I am reminded of a letter I got from Norene Nichols just two weeks before she passed to the invisible realm, close to 18 years ago. Quote:
“You sure are a tearer downer of the caricature of God.” This coming from a sister of her stature was a positive compliment. Norene was one of the foremost writers of the 20th century on the overcomers and sons of God. I first began reading Norene’s writings in 1962 when she was living in Hollywood. Later she moved to a little desert community in Utah. She sent me a picture of herself taken in her trailer house. What a precious one Norene was-and is.
I look forward to seeing the traditional teachings of error eliminated from the face of the earth. I don’t preach elimination, but Reformation.
Many are preaching the elimination of humanity, making our Father look like a miserable failure. But not so, He like the wise master builder spoken of by Jesus, sat down and counted the cost. It cost Him His precious first begotten Son. Father had the cure before the wound, the “Lamb slain from the foundations.” Rev. 13:8. He knew the end from the beginning, and was never blind, or slipped up on, ever! He has never lost anything, and never intends to. He is sovereign! And being sovereign, means He (only), has power over all things, and controls all, and every will is inferior to His will, and linked to His will. The Divine Potter’s will is sovereign, and He doesn’t ask His creation of “clay” can I form you thus, and thus? No, the creature does not make the decisions.
“Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use?” Rom.9:21
“I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion of whom I will have compassion.” Rom. 9:15 – Ryrie study Bible.
The Father so designed us to be His temple to receive and express Himself through us. He comes to us and is our very life, fulfilling His purposes through us, occupying, willing and fulfilling His eternal purpose in us.
Father the Divine Potter purposed to unfold Himself in you through Jesus Christ being formed in you. This may be through the Word by revelation, and thus you become the living word. He pursues our soul for its agreement, and consent, for “how can two walk together except they be agreed?” All who are in holy wedlock with Christ are of the Bridegroom – being His members.
“As a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you (New Jerusalem): and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” Isaiah 62:5
Just as Jesus Christ married His mother, Mary, on the Day of Pentecost, so do the sons in the Son (a Man in a man) marry their New Jerusalem mother. It is all by the Spirit, the flesh is exempt. The “woman clothed in the sun” (Son) in Rev. 12 is the New Jerusalem mother of us all. “Jerusalem from above is free, the mother of us all.” Gal. 5:26
The “manchild” birthed of the “sun clad woman of Rev. 12 is the sons of God today. Christ Jesus is the “Tree of Life” that the scripture and Spirit would reveal. myriads of religious people have never bowed the knee to Christ’s continuing Lordship, that He may become their Source and Fountain of life as scripture and Spirit plainly teaches.
Beloved, Oh, how people needs a fresh Spirit unfolding within of Christ’s appearing, and His unveiling universal purposes for this New Day (day is inner illumination), nothing to do with your Calendar, or clock, or the sun rising and going down. Any church activities not containing the Spirit Christ within it is of no value. A new day has opened to us and we are bidden of the Father to a new plane that gives new life in our observance of His now appearing.
The new truth is radical move in light of the nominal church teaching of Jesus coming to physically catch the saved up to a far away heaven.
The kingdom of heaven is not place afar off, but a place of intimate union with the King of heaven in inward illumination, where all are living in Him with participation in Father and His invisible reality. It is illumined seeing, where all becomes living and operative in Spirit. Thus Jesus Christ’s coming/appearing is: The Lord’s magnificent unfolding within His body. “You are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” Therefore we are consciously identified in Christ. :”As he is so are we in this world.”
The Lord brings attention that Paul’s term: “Christ Jesus” has the meaning of Him in His glorified form, and synonymous of Him and his Christ Body. Him and His corporate body. The Spirit Christ resides in us, and we are nearer to the Lord than the disciples walking with Jesus when in His physical form.
The present coming/appearing of the Lord and His kingdom remains hidden from the masses of the world in particular and from Christians in general. But for those who recognize that the Lord has come in the Father-within them, the kingdom of God is reality. More real than visible and natural!
This most glorious day the Father has ordained for His sons has dawned and myriads of common folk are arising in the heavenlies to “meet the Lord in the clouds.” 1 Thes. 4:16, 17 We have embarked on a new frontier with new realizations and new expectations. We are now arising in celestial dimensions with celestial beings, with celestial witnesses. Clouds also means people. Heb. 12:1 speaks of us being surrounded with “so great a cloud of witnesses.” We are surrounded by all those hero’s of faith written of in the 11th chapter of Hebrew’s. Jude writes of as: “Clouds without water, carried about of winds…” That is, no anointing, or false anointing. Jesus spoke of “false Christ’s,” or false anointed’s. Paul spoke of “Being carried about with every wind of doctrine…” Eph. 4:14 This is all kinds of teachings but void of Him who is the Source and Fount of indestructible Life.
1 Peter 2:10-17 tells us they are ministries of the word. No wonder so many don’t want to use the word/Bible now days. Peter gives pretty negative description: “They walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, despise government. Presumptuous are they, self willed… spots are they and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceiving’s while they feast with you… eyes full of adultery, cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; they have a heart exercised with covetous practices: children who have forsaken the right way…are gone astray… these are wells without water,… clouds carried about with a tempest.” That is heavy, Huh?
This speaks of ministries “without water,” all dried up, not having the “water of life” that Jesus spoke of in John 4. “The water that I shall give him, shall be in him springing up into everlasting life.” Christ lives in you and is your very life. To share Christ the anointed, one must have Him inside. Many believers today look at God as outside. This Fountain of Life must be inside you to give life.
There is an abrupt change from the old to the new, and teachers and preachers must quickly change their stance to fit in. Quickening their pace spiritually or fall clear out of harmony with the rapid illumination of spiritual events which are rising in newer and newer sequences. All that Father summons into the new is transformed, making the nominal churches look archaic every whit. Their functioning’s, forms and rituals are dim shadows of the New Day reality.
I see a chain reaction on the horizon that is to startle the nominal believers with rapid change. The Rock Christ Jesus is about to fall on their boundaries like a lion on his prey, pulverizing them to powder. Ummm! The lion of Judah!
We are seeing some of their teachings take new turns even now at the Lord’s appearing and majestic presence. Multitudes are catching sight of Zion as their heritage, and are advancing meekly up her slopes surveying their inheritance as they take hold of spiritual reality in Holy Spirit.
Many are sensing being totally immersed into the “Father of lights.” The luminosity of the Father and the Lamb is the light of the city there of. Rev. 21:23, 25
The Father is quickening us on a higher dimension and anointing to teach and minister new life of His kingdom. He says, “Enter into the fullness of the new day, hasten your steps, quicken your spiritual pace and be not slack concerning these great and precious promises, for the receiving of them is life and health, joy and peace in Yah.” He speaks to all procrastinator’s now!
God spoke to the fathers in olden times by the prophets. Today He is speaks to us in His Son Jesus Christ. Heb. 1:1, 2 It is written that His Spirit within will teach you all things. And that you need no man to teach you. Beloved, if He who is heir of all things speaks to you from within, that is greater than visions and dreams. Though they are proper and in order, and are promises to us.
The unfolding of Christ is within and is ongoing, now as well as future. Saints, you are to put on immortality and demonstrate an incorrupt able life while walking on earth. Jesus revealed the potential of your glory on the mount of transfiguration. All who are imbibing these truths are overcoming, putting on Christ’s new name character which is required (as I have said before) that you may function in this momentous new day. (day signifying light). Arise now, meet the Lord in His new name coming and presence, that you may bear His New name character. Rev. 2:17
Jesus said, “I was sick and you visited me“ etc. Matt. 25:35-40 I am hearing from many that are sick, and sensing many more who are afflicted with great illnesses, and Christ is at the same time ill in you. I see it my role to visit you with this writing as I hear His voice crying to me from your sick bodies saying, I am ill, I need loving visitation.”
Beloved, these illnesses are not borne so much by the believers who love the Lord as much as they are by Him. He is the Lord the Spirit in whom we live, and “He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities.”
Everything that you feel, He is concerned about, it is personal to Him!
He bears our sorrows, and shares our grief’s in Himself.
Do we see Him hungry, thirsty, in prison, naked and sick? It is He in all your circumstances. “In as much as you have done it unto the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.” It is given to us to feed the hungry, come to those in prison, clothe the naked, give water to the thirsty. Spiritual as well as physical. His inheritance is in the saints.
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” Eph. 1:18
Our Father’s inheritance in the saints are of great import, and He will guard it all the way to the finished product in Himself. Don’t you love Him?
Love and hugs,
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