(Part 1b – continued from same day; part 1a here)
The one who can heal every sickness and disease, multiply food, supply money through the mouth of a fish, calm the storm, walk on water, give supernatural knowledge and wisdom about the past, present, and future, deliver the oppressed and possessed, raise the dead ~ He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and we now have unrestricted access to Him 24/7/365. All of the healing, provision, wisdom, understanding, guidance, counsel, insight, instruction, direction, protection, strength, fruit of the Spirit and gifts of the Spirit that we could receive if Jesus were here with us in the flesh are available to us NOW through Him living in us by His Spirit. If we are abiding in Him and He in us, we are loaded with all we need to enforce His complete Victory in our lives and to enforce the enemy’s total defeat. Though He might not instantly deliver us from every obstacle and problem, He has promised that His Grace is sufficient for us; His Power and Strength is made perfect in our weakness (II Corinthians 12:9). Though all of us would have been consumed long ago without His continual mercy and grace, He has been re-solidifying in us in this season that this promise that His grace is sufficient for us does not mean that He’s telling us to just resign ourselves to living in subjection to the works and weapons the enemy has arrayed against us! Rather, He’s assuring us that His Grace (His Power, His Strength) that He gives us in our weakness is MORE THAN ENOUGH to empower us to be able to overcome. Again, though He might not always intervene to deliver us in the way we ask (by miraculously removing the problem and giving us an instant manifestation of the victory He’s promised and provided), He will always supply us with more than enough of His Grace, His Power, and His Strength to walk out the process of enforcing our victory by His Word, His blood, His Name, and the Power of His Spirit in us.
Though many may have mental knowledge of these truths, walking in the fullness of them is often a different story. I know in our present battle the Lord is challenging us to come up to higher dimensions of walking in these truths. We pray for ourselves and the whole body of Christ to truly walk in the full revelation and manifestation of Christ in us ~ that we will truly do the things that He did and even greater things, as He promised we would when we’re actively believing in Him. And we pray that we may all walk in the full revelation and manifestation of the glorious riches of His inheritance that is IN US ~ that we will believe and receive ALL Jesus has purchased and provided for us ~ that not one thing He suffered in our place would be in vain.
Renewing our minds to these truths in His Word and promises, letting the richness of His Word dwell and abide in us, and acknowledging all that we have through Him are vital parts of receiving this rich inheritance He has supplied (John 14-15, Colossians 3:16, Romans 12:1-2, Philemon 1:6). The more we meditate on the truths that Jesus lives in us and on the full implications of all He has purchased and provided for us, the more we can begin to access and administer the glorious riches of our inheritance in and through Him.
This devo from KCM this morning brought confirmation to these things the Lord was re-emphasizing:
You Have the Treasure
We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7
… Take time to feed your inner man so you won’t burn out. Keep feeding your spirit until you increase in strength. Burn brighter and stronger every year. Be transformed from glory to glory by “beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Increase the wattage of your spiritual generator by spending time focusing on the Lord. Work with Him instead of just for Him. Take your focus off the things of the world and look at Him.
Where must you look to see Jesus? First, in the Word. Second, in your own spirit. We can see Jesus great and magnificent in the Word. We can envision Him sitting grandly in heaven at the right hand of the Father. But we haven’t developed our ability to see Him living inside us. And that is the key.
You must have that ability to survive the pressure in these last days. You’ll need to be able to see Jesus within you just as clearly as you can see Him in the Word. You’ll have to know—not just with your brain, but with every fiber of your being—that He who is within you is greater than he that is in the world.
Never forget this: Once you truly see that the very Spirit and power of Jesus resides on the inside of you, nothing—no amount of debt, no disease, no problem of any kind—will be able to defeat you. When your inner image of the Jesus who lives in you becomes bigger than your image of the problems around you, you’ll conquer any challenge the devil brings your way.
The answer to everything is inside you right now (through Christ). Everything you’ll ever need is in your spirit. All the money…all the health…all the strength…all the wisdom…all of it is in you because that’s where Jesus is! Remember, we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us! Scripture Reading: John 17:20-26 (Copyright © Copeland Ministries)
May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]— To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). Ephesians 3:16-21
Lastly ~ I wanted to share a powerful visual image the Lord gave as a confirmation in July. Because He had been re-emphasizing the vital necessity of us focusing on the revelation of Christ in us to empower us to overcome in our current battle, I was thinking about these things one night as I was getting ready for bed. When I saw myself in the mirror, I leaned in as close as possible, peering deep into my eyes, searching to see Jesus looking back, and said, “I know YOU’RE IN THERE; I NEED TO SEE YOU and EXPERIENCE YOU FULLY – PLEASE BE MADE FULLY MANIFEST IN ME. LET ME WALK IN THE FULLNESS OF THE REVELATION OF YOU IN ME AND ME IN YOU.” Though we have prayed to walk in this full revelation and manifestation for years, I had never spoken these things to Him in the mirror like this. The next morning, I opened one of my daily devos and was overwhelmed by what I saw. The devo was focused on this very issue, and there at the bottom of the message was this photo (attached). (I added these words to it and now have it in a frame by my bed).
May we all walk in the full revelation and manifestation of
~ CHRIST IN US,
~ the hope of our calling
~ the incalculable wealth we possess through the glorious riches of His inheritance that’s IN US
~ and His incomparably great power for us who believe!
In doing so may we do the things that Jesus did and even greater things, manifesting His Glory and displaying His Splendor ~ demonstrating to the world that God truly sent Jesus, that He is still alive and well, and is now living in and through us. May we be emptied of self, wholly filled and flooded to all the measure of the fullness of Him, and see the fulfillment of Him doing exceedingly, abundantly, above all we could ask, hope, or imagine according to this Power that is working IN US!
(I think this is to be continued…) (Incalculable Wealth part 2A here)
Love and Prayers!
Copyright © Laura Jewell Tyree