Holiness week 22 – by Tanner age 18

God’s grace is the only way anyone will ever be holy. People can strive in their flesh to do better works but that is not even close to the life the God intended for us when he sent his son. He wants us to live a life where relationship with him is the primary objective . Jesus died for sin to be removed from what God created (Matthew 26:28) and to reconcile us to the Father (Romans 3:24-25). In this reconciliation after sin is removed, God is able to start from fresh …all new. That is the new birth. Keeping all of this in mind, I want to come back to a word I mentioned and go from there. Reconciliation; to restore a friendship or harmony. Another way of putting it is that He came to bring us back to a place of right standing or right relationship with God. Being in right standing with God is righteousness. “Whom God hath set forth to be a reconciliation through faith in His blood to declare His righteousness by the forgiveness of sins that are passed.” And, righteousness bares its fruit unto holiness.” So, right standing or relationship with God brings forth fruit unto holiness. Holiness comes out of your relationship and if you aren’t in relationship with God, holiness cannot be. This is one reason why so many Christians do not have holiness in their lives, they do not have a solid relationship. If you have a relationship with Him, He will do the works through you by His grace. Just seek Him and seek to know Him and He will produce the works. (John 17:3) When Jesus is talking about us knowing the Lord, He is talking about relationship. Reconciliation is restored relationship and relationship with God bears its fruit unto holiness. The gospel is so simple and always has been. Just seek Him, love Him and your heart will be made right. Then your actions following. Just seek relationship with Him. That’s all He wants…relationship.

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Romans 3:24-25 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Who were you designed to be?

Can you tell Me? Do you know? Have you eyes to see or a mind to understand? Who were you designed to be? For lo, you were formed and fashioned in My image. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Yet My people neither see, recognize nor understand they were designed to be My beloved. For sin, flesh and this world has blinded them. Yet I say to you, allow Me to open your eyes. Allow My spirit to reveal to you who you are designed to be. For you were created for Me, By Me. You were designed to be a Holy People, My beloved bride, set apart just for Me. You were designed for communion, communion with Me. You were designed for that intimate relationship I so desire. So come, come unto Me. Fulfill all you were created for sayeth the Lord of hosts.

Will you let Me burn?

Let Me fuel it! Let Me be the fuel to My fire that burns within you. I say, be full of My word. Be full of My spirit. Be full of My love and all I am. For know this, out of your relationship with Me, you create an atmosphere and fuel for Me to use. For when you spend time in My word and in My presence you build up and build up the kindling for My fire. I will saturate you with the oil of My spirit. I will cover you and overflow. I said I will baptize you with the Holy Spirit AND with fire. I say, My fire will be set ablaze not only in you, but on you and through you. For I will blow upon that which you are full of and you shall be consumed and set ablaze for Me. All those around you shall know. All those around you shall see. For your life will bring Me glory, praise and power sayeth the mighty Lord God of hosts.

Is your heart in sync?

Can you hear it? The beating of My heart? Can you feel it? Is our heart in sync? Does our heart beat as one? I tell you, that is what I desire. For you to be so in love, so in sync, our hearts become as one. Many people who say they are mine, their hearts are off, out of sync. Their hearts run after things, after other people or status. If only they would focus on Me. For when they focus all they have and all they are on Me, they will receive what they are looking for. So I would say to you, seek me out, ALL of Me. Love Me for who I am till our hearts become one. For I tell you, watch all that happens. The moment you do, suddenly you will realize you no longer resemble yourself anymore, you look just like Me sayeth the Lord God Jehovah.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Will you come?

Let Me encapsulate you! Allow Me to cover you with all I am. Let Me surround round about you. For those who choose to dwell in My sanctuary, in My presence, the enemy touches them not. Yes, there are many who desire My protective power, yet they refuse Me. They refuse to humble themselves before Me. They refuse to lay down their own lives unto death. They choose to live for themselves, for their own benefit, their own belly. I cry out to you, will you come? For My desire is to cover you as a hen covers her chicks. Come, come today. Pick up your cross, follow Me. Dwell under the shadow of My hand whilst you still may sayeth the Mighty God who loves you, the Lord God of heaven and earth.

Are you accepted?

Are you accepted? By who? Who do you seek to be accepted by? Is it man, the world and the flesh? For I tell you, too many of those in My body struggle and strive. They try to be accepted by the world. They struggle to be accepted by Man. I tell you, you have already been accepted, you have been accepted by Me. I tell you, the world will not accept that which they do not nor cannot understand. For My people are a different breed, born of Spirit, born of blood, transformed into My image. I say to you, you focus on Me. You walk in My fullness and My love. For it is love that all can relate to. Choose to be the beloved and walk in all I am. For I have accepted you and made you My own sayeth the Lord.

What have you fed?

That which you feed the most becomes biggest and strongest. So, what have you fed today? Will you feed on Me? Will you eat the manna from heaven? Will you fill up on My spirit, My word and My presence? Will you fill up with Me and your relationship with Me? Too many of my people have fed a lie. Too many have fed their flesh. They gobble up all that the world has to offer and yet try to walk as if they are mine. They are not walking in My fullness. It is time to fill yourself with Me. Time to fill yourself with My word. Time to fill yourself with My spirit. Time to eat the fat and drink the sweet. It is time for you to be so full you are pressed down shaken together and running over. For what you feed the most becomes strongest. So I say, feed on My word, feed on Me. Become strong and let Me be big in your life sayeth the Lord.

Holiness Week 21 – by Tanner age 18

Holiness means to be separate from the world. God’s true separation is the only way. Some think that separation is primarily outward, they don’t do the things the world does. Some think that the separation is primarily inward, they think differently, but still participate in the things of the world. Both of these have their pros and cons. One lives better but still wants the things of the world and the other knows the sinful deeds are wrong but still does them. Neither of these situations are complete and neither of these situations leave the person in complete freedom. Both of these situations, are products of man’s attempt to be holy before God. When someone is separated by the power of God, the first thing that changes is the lense they look through…how they view life. They no longer think the way the world thinks or see the way the world sees (new conviction)…and this comes through repentance. After this all new revelation of truth, God will give grace so that the person can walk according to this truth that has been revealed to them. God is the only one who can do this in men. As much as someone tries to be holy in their heart and do good deeds, they will never be able to have both. God changes the hearts of men to the point where they live their lives differently out of their love for the truth. When you see the truth of who you are and who you were created to be, you can’t help but love God with everything you are. When you see God’s love for you it drives you to love him “we love him because he first loved us.” (1John 4:19) God did not just come to change us on the inside or just on the outside, but to change us to be pure through and through so that we reflect His image and likeness. “Clean the inside of the cup and the outside shall be made clean.” ( Matthew 23:26 KJV cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.) God did not send His son for some of the price to be paid for freedom but all. He paid it all.

Titus 2:14 (KJV)

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

1 Peter 3:18 (KJV)

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Romans 3:24-25 King James Version (KJV)

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Has it manifest?

Tell Me, has it manifest? What, what has manifest in you? What has manifest in your life? For I desire that you manifest Me, My love and My glory. There are many who do not. There are many who manifest the world, the flesh and the enemy. For I tell you, all will be exposed. That which is hidden will show forth itself. I tell you, you must be full of Me, My spirit and My love. For unless you are, you will NEVER manifest My glory. For as you dwell in Me, you manifest all I am. For I will fill you, I will abide in and through you. For I will take that which is hidden and broadcast it upon the rooftops, so hide My word within you. Hide yourself in Me. I will shine forth in you for all the world to see sayeth the Lord.

Are you not mine?

Who will you listen to? For I have seen what is happening today. I know the travesty. For there are those who say they are mine and speak in My name, yet they do NOT speak My word. They do not know Me nor My Spirit. I say and have said, seek YE first My kingdom. For those who seek Me WILL find Me. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, shall be filled. You search Me out. I sent My Spirit to you, the spirit of truth, to dwell in you. For He will reveal all truth to you. Yes, there are some who speak My word, in spirit and in truth. Yet, you must know Me. You must know My word. You must know and recognize My Spirit for yourself. Remember this, spirit gives birth to spirit, flesh unto flesh. Those who know and love Me, you will know by My Spirit, for they will walk in and act in all I am sayeth the Lord.