THROUGH EYES of FIRE SERIES # 2
BY: DANIEL YORDY
LET IT BE
Let it be to me according to Your Word. – Let it be to you according to your Faith.
Here is a quote from the Internet I have used before.
Compare a cell to a building project. You have a blue-print (DNA) that many workers will use to make sure they’re building the structure properly. If the blue-print goes away, the workers can still do work, but they can’t go check the blue print. With the cell, you have various workers (proteins, RNA, etc.) that interact with DNA to do their respective tasks. If the DNA is gone, the various cellular components are still there, and they can still do their jobs. In red blood cells, even without DNA, there is still hemoglobin that can bind oxygen.
Without the blueprint, after a while, mistakes will pile up and eventually the building process will break down (for building and for cells). Without the ability to make new proteins, the cell will die more quickly. Also, the cell can’t reproduce without its DNA, just like you can’t start a new building without any plans. http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/mole00/mole00828.htm
…as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, “See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” Hebrews 8:5
My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. Galatians 4:19
The Word is the DNA of the Father; faith is the DNA of the mother. When a child is conceived in the womb, at the moment of conception, for each of the 23 chromosomes of a human being, one side of the chromosome comes from the Father, from the Word, and the other side of the chromosome comes from the mother, from faith. Thus all 23 chromosomes are perfectly matched pairs, eye to Eye, heart to Heart.
This, then, is the pattern that all the workers inside the human cell read and continually refer to as they build each cell in the formation of Christ.
The Word is Christ our life. Faith is Christ living as us.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:18
We do not transform ourselves. All self-transformation is deceit. Self improving self – the gift of the serpent.
The worker in this building project, the formation of Christ inside of us, is the Holy Spirit. He transforms us from the inside out, spirit, soul, and body, by the pattern of Christ, the Word God speaks.
But that pattern must be in us in a particular and active way in order for the Holy Spirit to accomplish what He alone does.
Let it be. — Let it be to me according to Your Word. — Let it be to you according to your Faith.
What is the Word? What is Faith? How do these two operate together in our lives? And into what, exactly, do they transform us?
Let’s start with the end result.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born… of God. John 1:12-13
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
Those who insist on defining God by human conclusions, that is, by the Nicene Creed and by Augustine’s cold intellect, those who are comfortable saying, “God the Son,” or anything similar, cannot know God and can never be transformed into one who is just like Christ.
We know God only be what He Himself says. We describe Him only by a Man laying down His life for His friends, and we in Him, and we also.
The goal is to be exactly like the Lord Jesus Christ in our makeup and being, to be true human beings, that is, to be God revealed, God manifest in the flesh.
My heart is so burdened. I so want to convey more than human words allow, how important it is for us to know the Father and to know the Lord Jesus Christ as they ARE. That means, in part, to speak of them only as the words of the New Testament speak of them and not by the conclusions of human logic. And, incredibly, that includes the removal of 1 John 5:7 (three that bear witness in heaven), a line clearly inserted by a monk during the Middle Ages.
The more we find ourselves just like Jesus, the more highly we honor Him. Those who allow themselves to be exactly like Him in all ways, in makeup and being, in function and purpose, are the only ones who truly honor Him.
The moment we see Him as He really is, we discover that we are, in all ways, just like Him. We see through eyes of fire. If we are not just like Him, it’s entirely because we do not see Him as He is.
What is the Word that is one half of the DNA by which the Holy Spirit conforms us into the image of Christ?
The Word is not Bible verses, per se. There are many who write Christian articles, who fill their pages with endless Bible verses. Yet, no matter how often they write those words, they will never, by them, be transformed into the image of Christ. Why? Simply because the words, usually from the King James, are entirely separate from them. Those words are “other” to the writer, they are not God Now, they are not God Here, and they are not God Personal in them.
Now, in complete contrast, when we speak Christ our only life, we may type particular verses through our spirit onto the page. Those verses then speak of Christ here, of Christ now, of Christ personal in us.
It is also good to put the things God speaks into our own words, making them even more personal.
The Word is Christ our life.
Any “Bible verse” that we use in any way other than Christ our life, is not the DNA of God and cannot transform us into the image of Christ.
But how do we make a “Bible verse” into Christ our life? I’m glad you asked. It’s so easy. Open your mouth and speak.
LET IT BE! Let it be to me according to Your Word.
Let it be to me now; let it be in me here, let it be me, personal and Christ.
And thus Christ is planted inside of us and thus the Holy Spirit now has the pattern inside our hearts and minds by which to build us into the very image of Christ, the express image of the Father.
Let it be to you according to your Faith.
What is faith? Faith is specific; it is concrete; it is substantial.
Trust is vague and general. We trust in God always to direct our paths and to keep us. We trust Him to provide for our present needs. We rest entirely inside of trust. Trust is the medium inside of which faith works. But trust is rest and faith is very active, even strenuous, work. Yet faith cannot do anything except it operates entirely inside the full rest of trust.
Hope is a little more specific than trust. We hope for those things that are clearly future to us. We hope that the favor of God is always coming our way. We hope that our body will be transformed into a glorious resurrected body. We hope that we will stand upon this earth as a manifest son of God. There is nothing wishy washy in hope, no “Maybe, maybe.” Hope is absolutely certain as an unmovable rock.
Trust is the air which we breath; hope is the rock upon which we stand.
But faith, though in the same category as trust and hope, is unique and different, a far bigger deal than the other two.
Faith is Christ as us; faith is specific to the Word God speaks, eye to Eye and heart to Heart.
Now, this faith IS the faith of the Son of God, a faith that fills our hearts because He fills our hearts.
We know that. Yet we also know that His faith IS our faith. Thus we never think about whether we “have faith” or whether our faith is “adequate.” Is the faith of Jesus not enough for us?
Well, the faith of Jesus is more than enough for us, and thus we are free to be presumptuously bold, to stride right into the Holiest with all the audacity of the faith of Jesus, knowing that our faith, that is, His faith, that is, our faith, is more than enough to please the socks off of God.
People make too much out of “You are dead.” They turn “dead” into something living, as in “you’re just a dead man walking.” People who consider being “dead” cannot ever know God. “Dead” means “ceased.” And whatever ceased no longer exists. Death happens only once; our death happened 2000 years ago, how can we possibly remember it?
From age 13 to age 17, I walked the halls and sat in the classrooms of Lebanon Union High School. Then, in June, 1974, that time of my life ceased. To go around saying, “I am dead,” is far more absurd than it would be for me to go around telling everyone, “I’m no longer in high school; I don’t have to go to high school tomorrow.” Duh!
It happened 2000 years ago; it is finished. Get over it. Jesus is not dead; He is entirely and only “was dead.” I am alive unto God forevermore.
Why do I still keep my high school diploma? I have it just in case someone challenges my high school graduation so I can whip it out and silence them. Why does God say “You are crucified with Christ”? So we can silence the accuser.
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God that you believe in Him whom He sent.” John 6:29
We understand Jesus’ words entirely by Paul’s gospel. That is, we do not “believe in” something back then, up there, someday. Notice Jesus said, “In Him whom He sent.” That is, “Jesus-Sent,” that is, Jesus inside of us, Christ our life made Personal in us, God manifest in our flesh.
What is faith?
Faith is the evidence of things not seen. What is not seen? God. Faith is the proof of God. Faith believes that every word God speaks, Christ our life, is entirely true, here and now, personal in us.
BUT! Faith believes that God speaks true in matters of Christ our only life AGAINST all opposition, against the sight of our eyes, against the feelings of our emotions, and especially, against the face of Eve. That is, especially against the outward judgments of other Christians.
If we have to see something visibly, something specific that God says, before we believe it to be true, we are not in faith and we cannot please God.
Now, there is a walk into faith. There is an ignorance of God that is perfectly innocent. My parents knew nothing about any “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” for most of their adult lives. My dad was about my age when he first heard that God had something more for him to experience. The moment he knew, he lifted up his arms to God and received Him. The moment God opened the door to them and said, “Welcome, will you please come in,” my parents stepped through the door into God.
Christ our only life is the third door into God.
We walk up the pathway, having heard that God is our only life, that He fills us full with all of Himself. We are very interested; our hearts long to know Him, to know the Glory that fills us to overflowing. We skip up to the porch and knock on the door. The door instantly flings wide open, and God Himself, filled with all joy, says, “You are so welcome here, please, enter in.”
And so we do. We enter in. And having entered in, we never more think of ourselves as anything other than Christ our only life. Yet Christ is very large, and now, our entire joy and the only thing that passes through our mind and heart is to know, ever more fully, ever more deeply, this One who is the only life we know, that we are just like Him in all ways.
Except. Some do not go in.
I want to point you to a very, very sad occurrence.
It is right and appropriate to “want to” enter in as we walk up the path, step onto the porch, and knock on the door. It is entirely normal to be overwhelmed by the wide-open door and the beaming smile on the face of God. When God says, “Welcome, welcome, you may freely enter in,” He knows that you will ask Him a very important question first before you dare to step across that threshold into all that is Christ. He already has the answer to your question waiting for you.
The angel Gabriel appeared to two different individuals in the first Chapter of Luke, speaking to each of them a very similar word. Both hearers asked a question. Zacharias asked, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” Mary asked, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
Now, those questions sound almost the same; the thing is, they came out of two very different hearts.
In response to Zacharias’s question, Gabriel closed his mouth so that he could not speak a thing until John the Baptist was born. Pastor Joel Osteen pointed out correctly why Gabriel did that.
Zacharias was a skeptic; he was prone to speaking negatively about most everything. God did not want his words to work against the entrance of Christ and His forerunner into the human experience. Zacharias could fuss and fume inside himself all he wanted, but he could not speak his negative words, he could not give voice to his unbelief, and thus, he could not prevent Elizabeth from bearing and bringing forth the prophet of Christ.
In complete contrast, Mary asked for a clearer and more specific Word from God. Mary asked out of a heart of boldness, a heart of faith, the heart of her father, David. As a result of Mary’s question, Gabriel spoke more specifically the word of Christ into her faith. He also gave Mary a very important confirmation, a “proof,” that is, the pregnancy of Elizabeth. In response to that further clarification, Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to Your word.”
Let it be to me according to Your Word.
Now, when God is standing there beaming, saying, “You are so welcome here, please, enter into Me with all the boldness of God,” He is fully expecting a question from you born out of hesitation.
“But, God, I make mistakes, I blow it, I get angry, I fail. I stumble and fall flat on my face in the mud. I often do foolish and wrongful things. How can I say that Christ is my only life?”
It is true that God will answer each one according to his or her heart. God is patient and kind and He bears long with all, but at the same time, to the froward God shows Himself froward. That means that to those who are simply playing games with God, God quietly closes the door and walks away and the person outside doesn’t even know it. They don’t care. I am not speaking of such when I say, “There is also a very, very sad occurrence.”
But what of the normal human question from a heart that truly desires to enter in, if they dare? Let God’s answer be so very loud in your ears and in your heart. Here it is in its formal wording.
My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
And in response, as we step boldly across the threshold into all of Christ as our only life, that we are just like Him in being, in makeup, in purpose, we say: “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
But when we know God intimately, here is what we hear, “Good, I’m so very glad you are weak. I can be perfect only inside your inability. If you were not weak, you could never know Me. Because you know that you are incapable, because you cannot “see” and don’t need to, because you honor Me by insisting that Christ your life is really true, then I can be fully God in you.”
I want to speak, here, of the timid towards God. The door is wide-open, God is beaming at them. He has answered their doubts, making it clear that “ability” is not on their side of the deal. Nothing prevents them from engaging totally with Christ their only life.
Yet they stand there, not entering in, yet not turning away either. And God does not shut the door, because He is tender and kind. Yet they stand there and say the very saddest words in the Kingdom. “I wish I could enter in.”
Now, these words come in a number of different forms, but the root is the same. They all come out of “I wish,” and they are all built upon the conviction that God is not to be trusted, that is, that God lies.
Here are some other ways it comes. “I wish that Jesus could be seen and not me. I wish that I were more like Him. I wish that I would decrease so that He might increase. I wish that Christ could truly be my only life.”
Let’s reverse the roles. You are the one holding the door open to a guest whom you specifically invited. You beam with delight and welcome them into your home. But they do not come in. Instead, they simply stand there and say, “I would like to come in, if I may.” And you reply, “Please, enter in, you are more than welcome.” Now, they have the invitation you sent them in their hand. They know you have invited them in. But they still stand there repeating, over and over, “Please, we would like to come in, can we?”
What do you do? At first, you kind of shake your head – weird! After awhile, feeling very uncomfortable, you fade into the background, still aware of the open door and these pernicious guests standing there saying, “I wish to come in,” but never doing so. You are also aware that there are many other invited guests pressing in behind them.
There comes a point when any normal person would just get fed up. You go up to these people who really are treating you with disgusting contempt and say, “Listen, the door is open! I’ve already told you to come in, but now you are making a mockery of me to the whole neighborhood. There are many other guests who would like to come in, but you are distracting them. Please, get off my porch.”
So then, because you – will not enter in – , I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:16
Timidity never honors God; it’s perfectly okay at first, for a little bit, but after awhile, it becomes simply offensive and disgusting.
Never, never say, “I would like to be,” or any form of it.
Christ says only, “I am.”
How do the Word of Christ our life and the Faith of the Son of God filling our hearts full operate together in our lives?
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus…2 Corinthians 4:13-14
Faith speaks. Faith speaks Christ.
To speak Christ is to prophecy; to prophesy is to speak Christ. The prophecy of Christ does not “predict” the future, it calls forth all reality.
And I will give to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy…Revelation 11:3
As you speak Christ, all that Christ is, as your very and only life, you are these two witnesses, the second witness of Christ, that is, the normal Christian life.
Now, Christ is the Word God speaks, all that God speaks, made personal inside of us as the only life we are.
Yet Christ, the Word God speaks, made personal in us as our only life, is only one half of the DNA, the pattern, that the Holy Spirit uses to form Christ in us. The other half of the DNA is the seed of the woman, a very human woman, Christ as us – faith.
Faith speaks. Faith speaks Christ our only life. Faith says, “All that Christ IS, I am. I am just like Him in all ways and at all times.” Faith calls those things that “be not” as though they are.
Please understand, if there is no visible “be not,” there is no faith in operation. The one who insists on “seeing” first, that they, by their own judgment and wisdom, now “look like” Christ “ought to look like” BEFORE they will speak Christ not only CANNOT please God, but are actually treating Him with contempt.
It is the one who knows he or she does NOT look like Christ in outer appearance at all, but who speaks Christ our life against that outward knowledge BECAUSE of the quiet conviction, the decision, that God is telling us the truth that is the one who honors God with faith.
Faith is bold and audacious presumption. Faith presumes that if God said it, then it’s the only thing that is true. Faith boldly enters in.
Here’s how it works. What we speak is the formation of our lives. We WILL become what we speak. There is no other possibility. Christ is a prophetic Spirit, always casting reality by the Word that He is.
The one who says, “All that Christ is, I am,” becomes all that Christ is by the transformation of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s see how it works.
To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19
Here are two people. One says, “I wish I could be filled with all the fullness of God.” The other says, “I am filled with all the fullness of God.” The first one is not speaking the truth. Look at their words. What they are really saying is, “I KNOW that I am NOT filled with all of God.” They are saying, “Not here, not now, not me.” They are speaking the words of the serpent. They are casting their future and all the paths of their feet. A million years from now they will still be saying, “I know I am not filled with God.”
In complete contrast, the second is calling those things that “be not” as though they are. Can we do that?
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Romans 8:30
God has already spoken; our future is already past tense. God is NOW in us.
Understand that “filled with all the fullness of God” is the largest statement in the Bible. The earth is not large enough to contain the books it would take even to begin to scratch the surface of that which fills us full and overflowing right now.
You can never say, “I am filled with all the fullness of God,” too many times or in too many ways. In fact, I really don’t see any point in saying anything else about our relationship with God, except the converse, “God flows out of me as rivers.”
Here is something so very important.
If we can say something, anything, about Jesus, we can and must say the same about ourselves, for He is our only life. In contrast, if we cannot say something about Jesus, but we say that thing about ourselves, we are prophesying anti-Christ into our hearts and our futures and there we must live until God wakes us up.
Now that we speak Christ – I AM – the Holy Spirit has the complete DNA, the Word AND faith, eye to Eye, heart to Heart, and now He can do what He does.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11
It’s called resurrection; it’s called incorruptibility – sealed utterly into God, seated always upon His throne.
We become what we speak; there is no other possibility. We become only what we speak.
God wanted John the Baptist to come before Jesus, so He shut Zacharias’s mouth tight shut. But Mary was different.
Let it be to me according to Your Word. — Let it be to you according to your Faith.
For nine months Mary carried the life of God inside her belly. She could not see it, though she could see very well that she was getting more awkward, clumsy, and fleshy, and she could feel Him kicking around a bit from time to time.
Speak Christ alone. Speak what God speaks concerning the only life you are – Christ.
Speak, “I am.”
I began this part of my journey, speaking Christ my only life, in the fall of 2006, as I wrote The Jesus Secret Volume 1. That was six-and-a-half years ago. The things I wrote in The Jesus Secret were out from my dim knowing of God then. Writing those things at that time was entirely by faith. There was no “seeing” involved. I wrote them because I knew God speaks the truth.
These several years later my knowledge of God filling me full has gone way beyond whatever it was then, yet I have hardly begun to know Him.
I speak Christ my only life. Some people may think that I am some “great man of God.” Oh no. Those who judge me outwardly, and there are some that do by very, very strong definitions of what Christ ought to look like, find me utterly lacking. If I listened to their counsel, I would burn all my books, repent of my folly, and crawl back under their whip. To them I am certainly no “man of God.”
And I’m not. I’m really not.
Christ is perfect in me as I am, tired, incapable, and often foolish. I make mistakes all the time and sometimes it even takes me awhile to get over the embarrassment and back to speaking Christ.
Yet I glory in my infirmities, as Paul says, and I continue to speak Christ without worrying one moment about anything. I continue to say, “I am –” and nothing less. I could care less what I “look like”; I speak Christ alone because I cannot, I will not be, I am not found anywhere else than utterly and totally inside of him.
THROUGH EYES of FIRE SERIES, Pt. 2, Let It Be [Daniel Yordy] 2013 ~ BOOK 1