Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

 18) For the story and message of the cross is sheer absurdity and folly to those who are perishing and on their way to perdition, but to us who are being saved it is the [manifestation of] the power of God.  19) For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing. [Isa.29:14.] . . . . 27) for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. . . .  30) But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].1 Corinthians 1:18-19,27,30 (AMP)

By the blood of Jesus the Anointed One and His Anointing, we were reconciled unto the Family of God with complete restoration of all rights and privileges as sons & daughters of Yahweh – The LORD. Supernaturally transferred into God’s Kingdom of Light (Colossians 1:13); rendered citizens of a kingdom governed by principles or precepts or laws unlike those of the world in which we were previously trained and accustomed. Therefore, it is imperative to know the truth (delineated in the Word of God) in order to recognize the lie (of the thief whose only purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy). It was by the trickery of the thief, that the first Adam committed treason against God which allowed sin to enter the earth and mankind’s loss of right-standing with God. It is by the finished work of Christ Jesus, Who walked in perfect obedience to the will of Abba Father for the benefit of all mankind, that we reign in this life (Romans 5:17) to establish God’s covenant in the earth. As it is written, God’s thoughts and ways are higher, and whatsoever He speaks must achieve the purpose for which it is sent (Isaiah 55:8-11). Although created in the image (i.e., DNA, character, likeness) of God and restored to right-standing by the Blood, renewal of the mind by the Teaching of the Holy Spirit, Who brings revelation of the information in the WORD and reminds us of all things JESUS must be continual or ongoing. Of such comes clarity that we are speaking spirits; we speak things into existence (Proverbs 4:20-24; Mark 11:22-24) in keeping with the way of God. That is, just as Christ Jesus only spoke and did as He heard of the Father (John 5:19, 8:26,28 & 38, 12:49-50, 14:10), we speak and do in the way of the Lord Jesus. Doesn’t matter what the situation looks like in the natural realm; faith walkers refuse to say anything contrary to the Word of God. Further, by prayer we endeavor to increase in the fruit of the recreated spirit of which its foundation is divine love that was poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Philippians 1:11; Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 5:5); we must remain vigilant about divine love for it is the operative power of faith. For in one breath, a child of God will admonish another about the need to forgive but in the next breath profess their own profound disdain for a different person. Faith walkers aren’t to rely on what they feel like doing because the thief is relentless at getting children of God to speak that which allows him entrance. (To reiterate that relayed in previous musings, neither divine love nor forgiveness is synonymous with being a doormat; we are not required to get hit over the head time and time again.) God is Love and Love sent His only begotten Son because He so loved the world, and the Son of Love agreed to sacrifice His life for the benefit of all mankind because He too so loved us (1Jn 4:16; John 3:16, 13:34-35, 15:17, 17:23-26). By the fullness of God’s grace and agape we are recipients of everything bestowed the Lord Jesus: “power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessingRevelation 5:12 (KJV). The power of God is within each of us, that we may call the (always) good things of God out of the spirit realm into the natural realm to establish God’s covenant in the earth. Faith pleases God because it exemplifies or acts with complete confidence that God is able and will do what He says (Hebrews 11:6). A significant number, however, tend to “settle” for far less than that which Christ Jesus sacrificed His sinless lifeblood that we may have (John 10:10). God gave dominion over the earth to mankind; the first Adam turned the keys over to thief but the Lord Jesus took back the keys of death and Hades (Revelation 1:18); and those “in Him” are entrusted to exercise the sacred ministry-of-authority in the Name above all names. “Now unto You Father, Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ever ask or imagine, according to Your power and work in us, to You be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, forever and ever and ever, AmenEphesians 3:20-21 (NIV) and personalized.

Speak the promise . . . Harriet