The message over the past couple of weeks has been around the calling and that the calling finds you. Jesus calls his first 12 disciples while they where tending to their business, Elijah calls Elisha while he was tending the field. When you look through history, all the men of God that did significant works, all received the calling while busy with their business.
The calling will turn into your provision as you step into what God wants for you. There is a level of uncertainty in the natural realm but in the Spiritual realm God has already provided all that you need.
Staying true to the vision of 2021, which is perfection, one needs to get a picture of what perfection is. It sounds good right out of the mouth but perfection is not a natural outcome, its not materialistic, as all things are constantly dying or fading away. A perfectly made car today is a rust bucket years down the line so perfection is something that happens on the inside and manifests outwardly through peace, joy and love. Makes one think about the fruits of the Spirit…
In Hebrews 6 it is written:
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.Hebrews 6:1
In other words, being saved is one thing but stepping into the perfect will of God is another. You need to strap in your seat belt because the spiritual realm is far more real than this dying natural realm.
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,Hebrews 6:4
Understanding this, that there are things waiting for us that we have not yet seen, there are places that we have not yet discovered. But all of this is possible due to the word in verse 20 “Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.”
And this is confirmed with so many sayings by Jesus:
- I am the way the truth the Life,
- I am going to prepare a place for you
- No one can see the Father expect through me
- My kingdom is not of this world.
and the list goes on.
Perfection is Kingdom, and Kingdom is life eternal.
Why did Jesus have to die and then be raised? I believe it is for us to unite again with God’s perfect plan for us.
In Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love”, and we find in Isiah 55:7 “Forsake your ways wicked men and your thoughts you unrighteous”
So if your thoughts are the things that brings in righteousness or unrighteousness, then looking at Hebrews when he says God is not unrighteous towards you, one can understand that the thoughts of God towards us is for perfection and for us to step into eternal life, the Kingdom.
But it takes a choice from our side
“every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters,Isaiah 55:1
and he that hath no money;
come ye, buy, and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
and your labour for that which satisfieth not?
hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.”
You have to become Hungry for that which is perfection – Hebrews 6 – Let us go unto perfection. The choice has always been yours and now, understanding that the door has already been opened through the crucifixion, we can boldly step into the plan and into the perfection.
One becomes that which he consumes, and the evidence is all around us. When you come into contact with someone that continually reads the news, the conversations always tends to go into a certain direction. When you someone is into the living word of God, you find it in his/her conversations and it naturally flows out.
Input equals output.
Moving on to perfection, we find in 1 Corinthians 15:12-32 if we do not believe and testify to Christ being raised from the dead then our preaching and faith is in vain and we have no hope if we hope in this life alone
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”1 Cor 15:19
This means there is more than just this natural realm we live in! There is another that’s far greater.
Take a read through 1 Corinthians 15 and you will start to see the picture.
“Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.”1 Cor 15:36
Christ is the First Fruit of many to come
But do we know that if we say we have been raised with him it also means that we have died with him.
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”1 Cor 15:50
When we become one with Jesus He will consume our body, our corruption, and then death is swallowed up by life ( Verse 54 )
Immortality is attainable but the body will be different than the seed.
We sometimes if not always try to put things together in our natural mind; How is this going to work, how am I going to achieve this or that etc. Some of the things written in the bible are way more crazier than the things they make up in movies or alien conspiracies, and so the Word talks about a different realm.
Trying to understand it with the natural man mindset is impossible, but luckily for us Jesus says; That which is natural comes first, then that which is spiritual after.
So we start in the Natural, but let’s not stay there. Get a hunger for that which is Spiritual.
Go through John 6, Jesus says: unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in you. John 1 In the beginning was the word and the word was god later he says this word became flesh and dwelt among us! That is profound and also the secret to the spiritual life, the Bread of Life. Remember, one becomes that which he consumes.
Finally, all these things is part of your calling and remember to stay faithful with that which is in your hand and the calling will find you.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.1Cor 15:58
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.