ALIVE IN GOD
BY: LENNY ANTONSSON – JULY 18, 2001
At the fall, our spirits were harvested like a seed, and then we lay there dormant in the flesh until we were germinated by the Spirit of God; when the Spirit of God germinated us again, we became alive, but alive to a totally different dimension. It was not just our spirit that came alive, but it was our spirit joined with the Holy Spirit that became a totally new creation birthed from the union of our spirit and God’s Spirit. The two shall become one, a new wonderful spiritual being has been developed, has been formed. It has been a total change, just like the change for the butterfly. In the law, we were in a cocoon, not really knowing what we were until we were brought forth. Now, we are desiring to see what we are, and to experience what we are in this new creation. We know that we can only be what God is, because we are IN Him and OF Him. First, He made us in His image and likeness and then He put us to sleep for a while until the fulness of time, when He came and germinated us, made us alive again, and now we know that everything is God. He is all and in all (Col. 3:11), and because we are IN Him and Of Him, we can only be what He is.
How I hunger and thirst to express myself in this new creation. Father, open it up so that we can be what we are. It is no more the natural in operation. It is all the spiritual, and it is all Him. It is not us anymore. We have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20), physically, in the natural, and in the spiritual, our spirits have been joined with the Holy Spirit “But he who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him” (1 Cor. 6:17, RSV), and we became a new creation. “and you were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead” (Col. 2:12, RSV). The old has passed away; behold all things have become new (2 Cor. 5:17). I have used the holy of holies as a reference point for all this glory and majesty coming from the Lord and the Lord was just showing me that even this was also a shadow of things to come. It was not the real thing. So, Lord, we’re asking to see and to hear and to understand and to relate to the new, that which is new in you, that which is NOT a shadow anymore, but the total reality coming from you, all that you are.
Just like I have not yet experienced fully the new creation, so Father, we have not experienced You completely in a way that is beyond the holy of holies. Father, we are ready to step into it, but it is only by Thy grace that it is going to happen. We lean on You, Father, completely. The scripture keeps coming to me, over and over and over again, “As He is, so are we in this world.” We are exactly like Him. Father, we need to see it and experience it and understand it, now Father. The scripture does not say, “As Christ was when He was walking the earth.” It says, “As He IS, now, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). There is something just beyond me that I can partially see, that when I step into it, it is going to take care of all the things we struggle with right now. All of these problems in the physical, in the intellectual, in the emotional, in the financial, in the spiritual, we will be clear about all these things and we will be able to release others into this also. I see it as the full manifestation of the sons of God (Rom. 8:19). “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Rom. 8:22-23, RSV).
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