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Matters of Fact

(#050 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of the Messiah, for the sake of His body, which is the assembly [called out chosen], of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from the Almighty which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of the Mighty One, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them the Almighty willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Nations: which is the Messiah in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:24-27)

They will come, not with persuasive words of men, nor with anything suave or slick, but in the power of Yahweh (1 Corinthians 2:3-5). This is how you will know the “sons” for whom all of creation groans with eager expectation (Romans 8:22). In this final hour they are being raised up to release the Power of Yahweh into the lives of the chosen, and the power of judgment onto those deemed wicked by the Father.

The sons have secrets loved one, mysteries of the Kingdom of Yahweh to reveal (Matthew 13:11). They will share with you the patterns to the secrets; the signs on the narrow road, if you will. Expect a paradigm shift with every mystery revealed. Even those who are seasoned in the faith will have their eyes opened to these new vistas. Yes loved one, if your salvation (saved mind) was complete, you would be revealing the secrets rather than receiving them, no?

Let’s explore the deeper mystery of forgiveness. As a result, you will perceive its profound intent, purpose, and pattern. It all begins with an honest “self” assessment. Your “self” only cares about yourself. And through your faith, you have come to believe that your spiritual obligation is to forgive your oppressors, and in this there is a portion of truth. But your “self” skews the pattern. It looks something like this. “This was done to me and I know I am called to forgive; but, it’s just so hard.” And so you subtly convince yourself that forgiveness is yours to offer, rather than a heavenly gift received, which you then pay forward by His grace. It would correctly sound something like this; “I am the chief of sinners without the the Messiah (1 Timothy 1:15-16), therefore, all forgiveness must come through Him.”

Abandon the religious attempts at forgiveness and step into the mystery revealed about true forgiveness, the kind that keeps no records and seeks nothing for itself. It’s impossible to do this unless you are empowered by Yahweh, which first allows you to experience genuine forgiveness within. That experience is the Messiah in you, the hope of glory.

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