Once again, it is important to recognize that we have been programmed by centuries of wrong thinking and a mindset woven into society that requires us to expect death – never mind the fact that Jesus canceled our appointment with death. What happens is that because of this wrong mindset and thinking permeating God’s people, Jesus gets cheated out of a people – especially a seasoned and mature people who can teach and mentor believers with Jesus’ mindset.
Let’s pick up right where we left off last week. We were talking about the revelation of Resurrection that comes in water baptism. The truth contained in this revelation is nothing short of stunning! In order to get a hold of it, however, we have to be able to shut down all of the pre-conditioning we’ve had throughout many generations.
The whole concept of being raised from the dead and walking and living in Resurrection Life is something that is more theory and mysticism in many parts of the body of Christ than reality. Most Christians still believe that death is a certainty for them and they expect to die.
Resurrection from the dead is a topic we’ve discussed from time to time, but never really explored with full revelation. Resurrection is a topic we associate strictly with physical death, but it goes way beyond just the physical aspects. In the coming weeks, I’d like to dig into this with you. Don’t know where this will all lead yet, but Holy Spirit has been downloading revelation in the past couple of weeks, so we will see where this takes us.
We ran long last week, and will run long again this week. I’m trying to cram a lot into these two weeks before we move on to a new series.
It was my intention to begin a series today on Resurrection From the Dead, and walking and living in Resurrection Life, but I’m not quite finished yet with that writing. Thought I’d take a break for the next couple of weeks and discuss something that we’ve talked about throughout the years on a few occasions – the practical nature of discipleship, and how it differs from conventional teaching in the body of Christ today.
Integral to the Spirit of Poverty is the Spirit of Deception. It all began in the Garden of Eden. We were discussing the lie of tradition last week and how much tradition has contaminated religious thinking throughout the centuries.
We’ve been talking about the Law of Sowing and Reaping, and how it is so integral to the Law of Prosperity. As noted last week, it is the absolute antithesis of the Spirit of Poverty. Let’s see how far we can get in today’s discussion in understanding the poverty mindset and the spirit that drives it.