The World is finding it’s “life” from the dark source of vain imagination therefore it is a place that is lost and in need of Jesus. For God so loved the World that HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON that whoever believes into Jesus shall come to know FATHER AS SOURCE AND ZOE LIFE. The world has NO LIFE to give only death. Come to Jesus so that you may come to FATHER.
In the world you will have tribulation – but we are not IN the world but IN Christ Jesus. Yes, yes I know we are in the world but Jesus prayed to the Father and said
John 17:14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
We are in the world but not of the world.
That is we are NOT ISSUING FORTH OR FLOWING FORTH out from the world...but we are issuing forth and flowing forth as a river of life OUT FROM FATHER – with and inside UNION with JESUS.
Sanctify them by Your truth Your word is truth
We are not of or from the world. To be of the world means that you are drawing your life from that source which of course is a polluted pond. We are coming out from Father–the river of pure water of life from the very throne of God. Then Jesus prays ‘sanctify them by Your truth/word’. Jesus is that WORD…and now He is YOUR LIFE….spirit with spirit, soul with soul, body with body…you are one with Jesus the WORD of the Father full of grace and truth and ZOE life.
We were of the world–we were coming out of that polluted stream that issues forth from darkness and death. So we learned the ways of the world and flowed with it. To some degree even if it is only in our imaginations we still think like one belonging to the world….having it as our father and source. Therefore Jesus prays that we may be SET APART UNTO FATHER AS OUR SOURCE. Sanctify them by your truth. Prune them. Train them. Shape them, Teach them. So that their roots go down deeper into all that You are as FATHER. Till we come to progressively KNOW FATHER as our source of LIFE and our ALL IN ALL.
In the WORLD you will have tribulation or pressure….but be of good cheer for I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.
Yes how did Jesus overcome the world? Jesus overcame the world which seeks to be the SOURCE through ABIDING INSIDE THE DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY of FATHER AS SOURCE.
Father is our LIFE SOURCE…Our well that we spring up from…..We are of the same substance as He…for He is the LIVING WATER in us. It is even purer than that…He IS us FLOWING FORTH from within Himself. It is not you separate from God but you inside of God.
Tell me if you fill a glass half full from a tap and then fill it to the brim from the same tap can you see the difference between the first water and the second water? It is the same water! You cannot see where one ends and the other begins so it is with us– Father and you are ONE WATER –ONE SPIRIT–inside of and joined to JESUS. That union of persons – is the reality that overcomes the world.
The world has darkness because it is NOT COMING FORTH FROM FATHER. The Kingdom has light because it is the full manifestation of Light Himself–issuing forth and shining forth from within Jesus inside of Father.
Just as a side not—-So many these days are using the name “Yahweh” for God and Messiah for Jesus or just Christ. Every time I hear it my spirit cringes!!
Jesus or Yeshua or Yesus as the Indonesians and Africans call Him is Messiah or Christ I understand that. And God is Yahweh yes all good.. I am not denying it. But Jesus came to REVEAL GOD AS FATHER. Not some stand offish HIGH AND MIGHTY TITLE TO KEEP YOU AWAY.
Ex 6:2 And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the LORD. (Yud Hay Vav Hay – Yehovah) 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty(el shaddai), but by My name LORD(Yehovah)I was not known to them.
God has many titles and names and He is not offended with us if we call Him whichever one. But what I am getting at–and I believe it is the Spirit’s intention, is that WE WOULD COME to find God more and more as FATHER just as Jesus did. He is my Father. My dad Billy died at 55 when I was 19. He was my step dad. My biological dad Donald Andrews was not permitted by his ‘well to do’ family to marry my mum and so I never knew him. Born a bastard child but raised from 3 months old by mum and Billy Rhodes yet aimless and lost because of that spiritual wound which happens to all fatherless children. At 27 years of age I finally FOUND MY FATHER when His presence filled the bedroom I was kneeling and crying out to God for help as my first marriage collapsed around me.
I was born again and filled with His Spirit. He embraced my fatherless heart and healed me over and over….Father loves to HUG His children.. He loves to touch us deeply. Father’s are NURTURERS. They get it from THE FATHER who knew us before we were in our mother’s womb. If you are calling Him Yahweh or Yehovah good for you…but for me and for Jesus my Brother, I will KNOW HIM AS FATHER and draw near to Him for His hugs and kisses. This is MY BELOVED SON says my Father to me…..and to you too. This is MY BELOVED DAUGHTER says Father. No one flows forth out from El elion or El shaddai or Yehovah — we flow forth out from our FATHER and FATHER FLOWS and bubbles forth inside you His child.
Eternal life is to KNOW FATHER and Jesus Christ whom He has sent into your heart. This LIFE we have is FATHER’S LIFE flowing through Jesus to us and within us. Father is LIFE. Father and Jesus ARE ONE and they are ONE inside of YOU —making you ONE with themselves. It is. You are. So we abide IN HIM and learn that being ourselves is being a manifestation of GOD in the world.
We dwell inside Jesus who dwells inside Father and so we are ONE with Him. That is who we are and where we are and why we are!! WE manifest His glory every where we go and in everything we do. Light and Life and Love and Peace all flow forth from us because we dwell inside FATHER with Jesus.
The World wants to stay SEPARATED from God and be it’s own source—it’s own god. Yet because it’s source is NOT A LIFE GIVING SOURCE it cannot ever satisfy or truly GIVE anything to us. It is a delusion, transient, a passing shadow – a poor imitation, a fake. The world is passing away and the lust of it as God shakes all things.
That shaking will cause all people to be restored to UNION inside of Father–knowing Father as their SOURCE and their Creator.
Haggai 2:6 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. 8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”
All people shall come to Jesus the Messiah who is the DESIRE of all nations….the ONE WHO CONNECTS US within FATHER’S HEART to be living stones in His temple–The body of Jesus Christ – Jew and Gentile – a people filled with love and peace and joy radiating FATHER to all creation.
Luke 2:10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, good will toward men!”
God sent Jesus for ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE–as the Mediator –to Reconcile all of us to FATHER. His coming is to be GREAT JOY TO ALL PEOPLE–WHY? Because Jesus is their SAVIOUR and Redeemer and Lord…to turn them from darkness to Light and from Satan to God –from the false father to The ONE TRUE FATHER.