Received on February 18th, 2007 - 1:40PM Last Updated: February 22nd, 2007 - 12:03AM
As my congregation worshipped the Lord, several words came from the HolySpirit. After many of them, He gave me this word:
"This is a Miracle.
"What you see here is proof that I am in your midst.
"For what building ever built itself, but rather is always built by someone else?
"But this is the Miracle of the Assembly, that it puts itself together.
"For as you speak My Words, you are building each up upon Me as the Cornerstone.
"But you are the Building itself, and you are doing the building as you cooperate with My Spirit.
"This is the Miracle, that you as the stones of the Building are putting yourselves together as that Building.
"For you are placing each other one on top of the other, each resting on the other, with Me supporting you all.
"Therefore, whenever you come together and cooperate with My Spirit like this, and hear the many words I speak through you all, know that there is a Miracle taking place. It is the proof that I am in your midst.
"For you, as the Assembly, the House of God, are putting yourselves together with My help!"
8Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building. 10According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it. 11For no one can lay any other foundation than that which has been laid, which is JesusChrist. 12But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or stubble; 13each man's work will be revealed. For the Day will declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself will test what sort of work each man's work is. 14If any man's work remains which he built on it, he will receive a reward. 15If any man's work is burned, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but as through fire. 16Don't you know that you are a temple of God, and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him; for God's temple is holy, which you are. (1 Corinthians 3:8-17)
Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the HolySpirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, (1 Corinthians 6:19)
So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly. (1 Corinthians 14:12)
19So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, ChristJesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
15but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ; 16from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16)
God is glorious and His glory is shown through His works.
Here we see that the very spiritual House that He is building is being built by itself with His help.
Imagine seeing a physical house putting itself together, brick upon brick, from the bottom to the top.
But yet this is what is happening spiritually—for as the people of God cooperate with the HolySpirit, speaking His words in the midst of others, this House is being built up by itself—as each believer is a spiritual stone, he is putting himself together with the other stones, upon the Cornerstone itself, the Lord JesusChrist.
We can discern Yahweh to be so wonderful, that He reveals His power—what He has given to us through His Spirit enables the miracle of self-building.
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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8Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's farming, God's building. (1 Corinthians 3:8-9)