2000 years go Jesus went to the cross, and in so doing He obtained eternal redemption for us by His blood. In this way He prepared a place in the Father FOR US. This is part one of a two part atonement work. And now beloved ones, at the end of this age, it is time for the fulfillment of part two of that work. That is this:
“Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and once for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation to those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him.”
Dear and blessed saints, a mystical page has been turned in the spirit, and God is now finishing His work of preparing IN US a place for God Himself. Yes… He is coming suddenly to His temple, and the only one who will be able to stand in this unprecedented fiery “coming” to us IS… Christ Himself… that is; Christ in us; the glory of God in men.
THAT dear ones, is the End for which your fiery trials were, and are even now being prepared for you BY THE FATHER. Please realize that the suffering that you might experience THROUGH these trials is nothing compared to the glory that will come forth from within you BECAUSE OF THEM.
So… in whatever you may be going through now, or whatever might come your way in the near future … rejoice!! You are not in a war against the devil so much as the Father is now subjecting you to higher levels of spiritual warfare as a means to purge away all of the vestiges of your carnal nature once and for all! This is a second heaven war that we must sometimes pass through in order to get to the third heaven (ask the Father about this).
Oh, dear friends in Christ, call me crazy if you will, but God is soon going to have a remnant of called out ones who will present to Him lives wholly sanctified and sacrificed, they will present to Him actual offerings of righteousness. Our Father is SOON going to have a people who can even say as Jesus did, “I of mine own self can do nothing” for there will no longer be any self-life left in them; no longer any “conflict of interest” between the will of God and the soulish ways of men.
God IS bringing many sons to glory, dear Christians. This has absolutely NOTHING to do the commonly held Christian (mis)conceptions of “dying and going to heaven” or getting caught up in an escape “pre-tribulation rapture,” by the way.
Beloved, it is “through much tribulation” that we enter the Kingdom, for this IS THE WAY appointed for God’s own; the way of the CROSS. THIS is the way to a self-life crucified, and THAT is the ONLY way for the LIFE of Christ to come forth from WITHIN US with power and great glory!
May this word find its rightful place in your heart…