Fear Not Abraham,
I am your shield and exceeding great reward, Geneses 15:1
Yahweh gave himself to Abraham? Wow! What a wonderful gift. Praise the Savior! He said he would do the same for us! He is love and he promised to dwell in us. One cannot possibly have the Spirit of Love dwelling fully in him or her without reaping the benefits of it.
I am convinced that the greatest of all gifts is love. I want to have the same testimony that my Lord had as he hung on the cross, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” He uttered that at the darkest hour of his pilgrimage here. He was not repeating a simulated pious prayer that he had learned from a prayer book— this man was hanging there blinded by the blood that streaked down his brow; he had spikes in both hands and feet. The whole scene was reeking with humiliation, rejection, and shame. Though the darkness, sweat, and blood blinded him, he could hear their jeering and mocking. Aren’t you glad he had enough love to cover that scene too?
There is one goal I have before my face and that is to reach the place that I truly and honestly love my enemies so that I can truthfully rejoice in persecution and trials. Not because “all things work together for my good,” but because I want to experience Christ.
Without the help of the Lord we can never sincerely and completely love our neighbors and friends, much less our enemies. But I pray that Yahweh will fill me with Himself so that I can turn the other cheek in all circumstances and become willing to make myself do it, or try to, at every opportunity that presents itself.
I feel a growth in my spirit, and I know that He will continue to strengthen my efforts. Eventually my expressions will become a genuine Love expression and not an outward work of obedience of a law. I will eventually get to the place where I can turn the other cheek from the heart just as Christ did. I am convinced that the pain in his heart (that was there because of what was going to happen to his beloved children in the near future) was greater than the pain in his flesh, as he bore the thorns and the nails. I think his love for them was so overwhelming that the thought of their destruction grieved his heart deeper than any grief that we have ever experienced. Yet the Savior’s submission to Love’s demand was their only hope. We would have to experience the Love he experienced before we could experience the emotion he felt in the measure that he felt it.
I want to experience Love. Oh, I love in my human capacity, but even I can see my limitations. The only joy I experience now comes through experiencing the emotions of the love that I am capable of experiencing. I can’t imagine how very happy we would be if we could experience love on the level that Yasha experienced it. I think I used the wrong word when I used “happy.” “Happy” seems to be what we experience on the human level of pleasures. I think “glory” is more descriptive of what we will experience as we overcome and apperceive Love in its very deepest depths. I am convinced this is the goal we are reaching for, and I am equally convinced that the Father has placed this intense longing in my heart to experience it.
The Spirit speaks to his beloved body, saying, “Lay down striving, your struggle to produce this manifestation. You do not need a method that will fix the problems; you need to become a fountain of love and energy. Do not condemn and strive to reprogram people’s thinking, but learn to truly love them with the same compassion I loved them with. Let the cleansing water of My love flow from your innermost being until they become submerged in the flow.
“You are moving into a new administration of the Spirit where all strife must cease. Do not analyze or judge by your carnal reasoning at how it is possible for Me to work my work without your expertise and methods—they are out dated.
“This is a new administration that works for you only as you yield to Love. Do not seek to know what is expected of you, except by yielding your mind to My Spirit of Love. For nothing will be required of you except total submission to My Spirit. Do not fret or allow yourself to be overcome with anxiety over your inability to perform as you have in the past.
“Those who continue to perform in accordance with the present administration will remain on the gift realm. They will do great works on a lesser realm, but their operation will only meet the needs of the natural body. But your administration is in another sphere, and it will only operate in that sphere. “
We must overcome our lust for excess in the material realm. The revelation of the Kingdom will bring us to this light. As we see this truth, we will understand that the needs of the flesh are being met. Any excess is baggage we don’t need. When the Scripture speaks of our equal inheritance in Christ, it is speaking of his attributes and Spiritual power and not things that satisfy the greedy and lustful nature of the adamic realm. As long as one is attracted to that realm, he will continue to operate in it. It is the nature of our flesh to stand our ground. Most of us have no insight of the power that comes through the total submission to Love.
Paul spoke of our armor, but few will trust it in the battle. Take a moment to analyze the potential of the armor: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of Yahweh, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of Yahweh, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Yahweh: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, Ephesians 6:10-19.
You must allow your spirit to enter this sphere, for I cannot make your natural reasoning understand the principle of this higher realm. You can understand its concept only as you yield to it and become a part of it.
You must let go of earthly ambitions and trust Love completely. If you desire to enter into this administration, you must present your body a living sacrifice. You must not center in on the body’s needs. You must only desire Love, that love which is the Kingdom realm where Christ dwells.
his thought will not terrify you if you are walking in faith, for it is written, “First seek the kingdom of Yahweh and His righteousness and all of your earthy needs will be supplied out of the abundance of the life realm,” Matthew 6:33.
As you seek the Kingdom, you will fight the spirit of ambition—it will demand to see results. But you freely go about your earthy confrontations in peace and know that neither a step nor a breath is being wasted. Force all doubts and fears from your mind, for they come from the carnal reasoning of the natural mind.