BY: DALE THOMPSON
We have an earthly Father and a heavenly Father. The earthly Father has passed his genes, his traits, part of himself to us. This includes our headaches, our cancers, our blood pressure and heart disease etc. Our heavenly father says that the earth is not our identity because Jer. 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, [and] I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Before we ever entered this world, we were in God.
The Bible says Eccl. 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
The Spirit returns to God who gave it for it is part of Him.
Eccl. 3:21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
God is the God of ALL.
Num. 27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
Man lost his identity in the Garden of Eden. The deception led man to believe that his identity was from the earth. However, we know that our identity, our origin, where we actual come from is from God.
Eph. 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
We must come into a place where we awake and identify with our true Father. This takes a change of mind.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
We who know our heavenly Father know that Rom. 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
It is so liberating to understand that we are SPIRIT and we are being transformed daily, progressively into the image and likeness of God.
God promised us Ezek. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:
He is saying we will not remain in darkness to Him for we will be enlightened.
Thus we know 1Cor. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
This means that I am not a sinner but I belong to God. If God does not recognize or choose to remember my former life then why do I if He is my true Father? 1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Think about that! DOES NOT COMMIT SIN. Why? “Because you are no longer of this world.” Your new life is a spiritual life not a fleshly life.
1 Cor. 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Who makes us flesh and blood? It is the identification with our earthly Father. For God is a Spirit. You are what your Father is. Correct? If you identify a man as your Father then you are flesh and blood and you cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. If you identify God as your Father then you have full access to all the Kingdom has to offer. For at that point, you have accepted the words of Christ who said “The Kingdom of God is within you.”
Luke 14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Psa. 73:25 Whom have I in heaven [but thee]? and [there is] none upon earth [that] I desire beside thee.
We must mortify that which identifies us with natural man. When the Bible records that we are a new creation that is what it means. Completely NEW, there should be no traces of the old. If the old has been swallowed up then ALL that is now is that which is SPIRIT.
Matt. 23:9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
2 Cor. 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Col. 3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
We must change our natural thinking because God is a Spirit and we must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. The natural man will never allow himself to be led of by the Spirit. If the Spirit does not lead us then we are none of His.
What is this new man but one who recognizes Father God in heaven as their origin.
Gal. 5:16-26 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Eccl. 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
God is trying to get our attention inwardly. 1 Cor. 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
2 Cor. 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.
So, as the Spirit leads us we are Sons. Our Father will not withhold any good thing from us. To deny ourselves is to say that we are not natural but rather spiritual. Our consciousness comes into a new reality. “A reality that is Spiritual not temporal.” We are not of this world we are SPIRIT shinning an invisible light unto a dark world who sits in their own ignorance and outer darkness not understanding who their true Father is.
Your covering is not a man, a church, a denomination, your covering is the love of your heavenly Father. This is where you have come from and this is where you are going. One may deny this and attempt to avoid such an appointment but God is sovereign and His will shall be done.
What is God’s will? 1 Cor. 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Does this verse say every man? Yes it does. When you feel the heart beat of God beating in your own being you see His plan very clear. He wants to be our Father. 2 Cor. 2:16 God gives us His Word, His Promise “as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Who among us can deny the Word from our heavenly Father? Who believes that our Father cannot deliver us from this present evil world? Phil. 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
1 Pet. 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
The will of God changes us and His good pleasure will take hold of our lives. Men and carnal thinkers will not always agree with us, support us or even see the difference in our lives but we are compelled to go where our Father leads, say what we hear Him say and do what we see Him do. As I personal experience Christ manifesting in my life I find myself with a different mindset than I had a year ago. This is my Father revealing His truth within His temple. Give yourself therefore unto God and experience the transformation in your own life.
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