The flourish is in Christ alone.
You can spend so much life knowing what you aren’t, that you have no idea who you are.
“The Glory of YHWH has been revealed,
And all flesh together have seen, For the mouth of YHWH has spoken.
A Voice is saying,
And he said, `What do I call?’
‘All flesh is grass,
and all its goodness is as the flower of the field:
Withered has the grass, faded has the flower,
For the Spirit of YHWH blew on it,
Surely the people is the grass;
Withered is the grass,
faded is the flower,
But the Word of our God rises forever'” Isaiah 40:5-8 ELT.
It just sounds wrong to read: “Surely the people is the grass” because I expect it should say, Surely the people ARE grass? But God said the people “is” grass because all the people were one thing together in Adam.
I love how it is written that the Word of our God “rises” forever.
The Hebrew word behind rises is קוּם. It is pronounced koom.
Koom is a Resurrection term.
It can mean stand up, remain or abide. But it has the connotation of rising.
Most hearts refuse to face the withering of what was because the mind of the flesh stubbornly holds onto an idea that when the Spirit blows on flesh that somehow His Spirit will make our flesh flourish, as if the Spirit is come for the enhancement of people.
He must? He is love.
Not so much for the old man.
He is the end for that one.
Of course your sins are taken away in Him.
He is Jesus.
But when we say things like: The Gospel is all about how He has taken my sins are away, we are still see ourselves at the center, and we have removed Jesus from the center.
The Gospel is Christ.
The Spirit of YHWH has worked death in all that is not Him, of His Spirit.
Only the One Spirit of I AM remains.
All that is apart from His Spirit is not.
He alone is.
The Name YHWH actually means I AM.
In facing Him, I see that I am not.
I see the Spirit of Christ alone as the center of God’s Life and view.
I cannot focus on the things that were made not. The things that are not are peripheral.
Is your heart set to know the One who is?
Knowing any other is off center. It is a ministry of death, and works death.
Seeing things that are not the One Who is, is not the same as knowing the I AM.
Focusing on a lack of Him, is not knowing the One Who is.
All that is not Him has been brought to nothing.
All that is outside of the faith of God.
“Would you call yourself a spiritual Christian? I was asked.
The one asking had no foundation or frame to build on.
I couldn’t even answer yes or no.
Yes. because His Spirit is in me. No because my flesh cannot reveal My center.
Even though the whole earth is filled with the testimony of the glory of I AM, so many hearts can only glory in self.
The name of the Lord: I AM came to fulfillment in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, because this is when all that is other than Him was made not.
“With Christ I have been crucified together and live together; and I am not, but Christ lives in me: and the life Who I live now, in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loving me, and gave up Himself for me ” Gal 2:20 ELT.
In the original language Paul only wrote “I” once in this passage, when he said “I am not.”
My soul was made “not” by the death of Jesus.
This is what the cross is all about. Jesus said,
“The one who is loving the life of his soul will lose it, and he who is hating the life of his soul in this world will keep it to eternal Life” Jn. 12:25 ELT.
This cross is rest for the soul.
It is good news to me because I am lost in Him.
“I have known the thoughts that I think toward you, says YHWH, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your final end.” Jer. 29:11 ELT.
I have been brought to my end and beyond in the work of Christ.
All of the old things have passed away.
I am found in Him, By His Resurrection, having nothing of my own.
Nothing of the Old.
One New Man, One New Creation.
Let go of this human spirit.
It is a false imagination.
There is no “spirit of man” found in Christ.
A human spirit is part of the lie.
“Having lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only.” Mt. 17:8 ELT.
Are you a spiritual Person?
The only spirituality is the Spirit of Christ living in a people.
This is not just being contrary.
The “first man”, Adam, “became a living soul;” the last Adam a life-giving Spirit. (Gen. 2:7) But not the spiritual first, but the soulish; afterward the spiritual.” 1 Cor. 15:45-46 ELT.
Spiritual birth is not where God transformed you back into a spiritual being.
The restoration of your human spirit is the false salvation of a false christianity.
Being “born of God”* was never the enhancement of man. There is no such thing as a human spirit in God sight.
The Resurrection was never the promise of you again, but Him in you.
“You have known that I am YHWH, In My opening your graves, And in My bringing you up out of your graves, O My people. And I have given My Spirit in you, and you have lived, And I have caused you to rest in your land” Ez. 37:13-14 ELT.
In The Resurrection, Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Spirit of man. The Body of Christ is filled with only One Spirit, God’s own Divine Spirit filling all and in all.
The soulish man can only look on the outward, the external, the chaff.
The inward Man must be revealed.
His Seed is in you.