Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,

John the Baptist/John the Baptizer – cousin or relative of the Lord Jesus said:

The Amplified Bible (AMP)I indeed baptize you in (with) water because of repentance [that is, because of your changing your minds for the better, heartily amending your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins]. But He Who is coming after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy or fit to carry; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.  His winnowing fan (shovel, fork) is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear out and clean His threshing floor and gather and store His wheat in His barn, but the chaff He will burn up with fire that cannot be put out.Matthew 3:11 (AMP)

The Message Bible (MSG) – “I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything new in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.” Matthew 3:11 (MSG)

To be born again is to be Spirit-filled; the Spirit of God lives within. Therefore, to be “in Christ” is to be born again and Spirit-filled. That is, the Spirit of God lives within each person reconciled unto YHWH (with inserted vowels YAHWEH transliterated JEHOVAH commonly interpreted the LORD) by the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Followers of Jesus the Christ – believers – saints (set apart ones) – the elect – sons & daughters of God are referred to as kingdom citizens because we are in the world but not of the world . . . qualified by God the Father, called out of Satan’s kingdom of darkness, and transferred into the kingdom of His only begotten Son – YESHUA/JESUS to be light & salt as evidenced by the good fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

God’s Kingdom of which we are current citizens has a culture which comes to us on earth through the Holy Spirit. For such is the work or Ministry of the Holy Spirit on earth until the Second Coming of Christ Jesus – KING of Kings and LORD of Lords. The Holy Spirit is fully integrated with YAHWEH and YESHUA/JESUS; the three persons are One. It is the redemptive work of Christ Jesus – His perfect obedience to the will of God the Father on behalf of all mankind that allowed for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit Who intervenes and “realigns” us with God’s original purpose for which we are called; living above our environment and circumstances for self and others. To paraphrase another, when we respond by yielding to the LORD God and His purpose(s) miracles occur.

 “Yet what we call ‘miracles’ (aren’t) extraordinary from the point of view of the kingdom of heaven. They (are) natural outcomes of the influence of the heavenly government in the lives of those yielded to (God). . . . The dominion of the kingdom of heaven over the earth.”1

Scripture describes those born again and Spirit-filled as “the ones chosen by God, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted1 Peter 2:9 (MSG). Not to lord it over others but rather to reflect the character or essence of God, the evidence d good fruit, The Blessing of Abraham (material), and the fullness (spiritual, authority) thereof by the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. That the lost might desire the same for themselves; and in common day language, THAT’S the ultimate “Influencer”.

Speak the promise . . . Harriet

(read/see, listen/hear – Luke 1:8-36; John 17:14; Psalms 119:19 & 39:12; Hebrews 11:13; 1Ch 29:15; Colossians 1:13; Matthew 5:13-14; Luke 11:33; Galatians 5:22-23; Revelation 19:16.)


1 Monroe, M. (2007). The Most Important Person On Earth: The Holy Spirit, Governor of the Kingdom. (pp. 79-81,92). New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House.