As we purse the Kingdom of God and the transformation into sonship, we have to ask ourselves, “What source is fueling us?” If we have surrendered all, than, we will only have one source, The Father. We cannot partake of the Kingdom of God, if our source is anything other than the Father. Not because the Father doesn’t want to bless all or has a vendetta against others, but because the Kingdom of God cannot exist without the presence of God. It is here that some will say “If God is good than why did this happen? Or if God is good than why doesn’t He help those who serve Him?” The problem with these questions, is they place the Father in the world of the natural. We forgo the Father, and make a man made image of the Father that is rooted in flesh. Not the opposite of being transformed into the image of God, through the power of the Spirit. After we create a god with our natural mind, we began to imitate this fleshly creation, not realizing we are far from the Fathers actual nature.
With this fleshly creation, we then need “help” entering “his presence”. We seek the “high” of the Lord we once felt. Here our desire is not rooted in Spirit, but rooted in flesh. As we begin to seek aids to further our relationship with the Father, we are not realizing that the flesh is committing adultery. We have contaminated the marriage bed, inviting others and objects in, while being deceived into thinking that we are just. At this point we must turn away from our aids and ask the Lord to purify, for if we need someone or something to bring us into the Fathers presence, our relationship has roots in flesh, and flesh cannot lead us into the Spirit. The image of God that many worship is nothing more than a man made god. This god is far from the true nature of the Father. For the Father is Spirit, but because we have been fueled and ruled by the flesh, we couldn’t possible father the Father. Instead of purging our flesh, we created a god more relatable. A god created out of the carnality of man, from the wisdom of man and not the revelation of the Spirit.
From the man made god, we have religions and traditions. To see the Father, we must move from these, from attempting to plan the movements of God, for all these can only causes bondage, and the Father desires us to walk in complete freedom. The reason the Pharisees and Sadducees hated Jesus, was because He broke the laws of their sacred traditions. He only held and kept the Word of His Father. He came as an example, showing that nothing that comes from flesh can produce Spirit. Just like the Pharisees and Sadducees we try and bring the Spiritual and Natural together. Adding one element of Spirit and an element of the flesh. This mixture only causes confusion and adulteration of what the Father wants and desires. We will see the Spirit change, transform, and manifest, but we will never see it partner with the flesh. They have and always will WAR against one another. When this realization comes, let us not work on weaning ourselves from the flesh of our lustily desires, slowly giving up the things of the natural man, but let us completely do away with them. Seeing what is hardening our hearts towards the Father and causing us to not pursue Him, then putting to death these things. We must begin to hear, think, speak, and do what the Father is saying, thinking, speaking and doing.
As we hear the question of the Spirit, “Will you surrender? Will you forsake everything as the old dies away or will you cling to the old because you have poured yourself into it? As the flesh is painfully crucified, will you continue to surrender? Or would you rather be fully flesh because the way of sonship is difficult?” I pray all of us respond to the voice of the Father, for He is calling His Sons forth.
Morning Thoughts 4/21