7th September 2007
Behold I Tell You A Mystery
6th Sept 2007
This will probably be one of the last things that I will share for
a while, as Tim and I are off to
"Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed ..."
How many of us have the faith to walk down the hall, or down the isle, or down the street, just to die on our feet? That will more than likely happen to some people, you know... by faith.
Just how this will happen, I don't know. They'll be vaporized by an atomic blast maybe, or perhaps just dissolve somehow. They will then pass right on into the fullness of the resurrection, forever changed, their body redeemed, the Spirit bearing witness saying, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
It is true, beloved, that we will not all sleep (as in our bodies lying in a state of corruption awaiting a physical resurrection), but we all will be changed through some sort of physical death and bodily resurrection. A big question is though, just what resurrection will our body be raised in? There is more than one, you know... and they're an age apart.
When the time comes for the fullness of the first resurrection (I say "fullness" because the first resurrection work is threefold -- spirit, soul, and body), will faith be found in us whereby we can "walk down the hall, or down the isle, or down the street" in perfect peace even knowing that the walk will lead to our physical demise? The Father could ask just such a thing of us, you know... Are we ready for that? That kind of obedience? That kind of faith?
I know that some of y'all don't like hearing about this sort of stuff, BUT, this is what the Holy Spirit is giving me for now, and though I don't even know yet if I can walk in the measure of faith and obedience that I've been writing about, I CAN walk in a measure of obedience that leads me to share whatever it is that God gives me a burden to share (some of you might remember that "transparency" series -- ugghhh, that was a real toughie).
Honestly, beloved friends, this is not exactly my favorite subject to write about, but I didn't choose this subject for me to write about ... God did.
He said to me just this morning, "The first will be last, and the last will be first." I said, "What do you mean by that?" He said, "For ages men have longed to see and understand the things that I am now releasing to my church. This generation; the last generation of this age, is the first to have unveiled to them many of the things that I am now revealing to you! Record what I've shown you. Make it plain, so that the one who reads it may run with the message. Though much of it is yet for an appointed time, I assure you, it will not fail. Though it tarries, My people should wait for it, for it will surely come to pass..."
Related: The Ultimate State