The Life of the Spirit Part l
By Nita Johnson : Sep 10, 2009
New Orleans Revival Teachings
The Life of the Spirit Part l
God wants to do a special work of grace in His church because of the difficult things that that the powers of darkness are preparing and readying for release across the face of the earth. He wants to enlarge the heart of His Church, to build up her in faith and prepare her in grace, drawing us to Himself, so that many will walk in union with Christ. In the days ahead. these over comers will not fall and will know how to conquer the enemy of their soul in the midst of a very difficult season.
The Lord said to me, "I want you to start training my people. Train them how to walk, and to live in the life of the Spirit." There are many things that He has taught me in visitations on how to walk with Him in deeper places than most Christians know. These truths are in the Bible--truths about the life of God, truths pertaining to our heavenly calling that are so high and so holy that they are worth any price you have to pay to obtain them. In my own life, the price has been enormous. Would I pay it again? Absolutely--many times over.
When I hear that there is someone in the Church that walks in places I have yet to obtain, if I can somehow have a meeting with that individual to learn the things that I have not yet learned on my own with the Lord, I would fly half way around the world to meet with them, and I have done that. Not because I have a big budget for airfare, not because I like traveling halfway around the world, but because the truths of Christ are so precious, so valuable, they are worth any price you have to pay to have them--if you will live by them. If you will not live by them, to you they are worthless. But if you are willing to hear, to receive, and to allow your life to be challenged by the ways of Christ, then you cannot put a price on any truth you can hear that will take you higher.
I have sought the Lord with an ardent zeal, not so much because I was concerned about being a great warrior in the end days. That isn’t why I sought the Lord. Nor did I seek the Lord because I wanted people around me to think that I was spiritual. I didn’t care about that either. I sought Him because I had an insatiable hunger for Jesus. I just could not get enough of Him. My childhood was a very difficult one, and in meeting Christ, I found for the first time in my life what it meant to experience love. In fact, my salvation experience was a baptism of love. Because of that, I told Him, "I don’t know what this prayer means, I don’t know what I’m feeling in my heart right now. That is, I have not known love like this. I didn’t know love could feel like this. If this is what You are, I want to go as deep in you as a human being can go this side of heaven. Don’t take me home until you’ve answered my prayer." That is basically how I got saved. Here we are 30 years later and I mean it as much today as I did then, maybe even more.
The road has been difficult. In fact, it has been full of great challenges. But I have learned that the truths require such challenges because He has to make us worthy of His truth. As we prove ourselves worthy of His truth, God is willing to give more and more and more to take us deeper and deeper and deeper into the revelation of Christ.
We need to go deep in God. If you will do what you are being taught how to do, when the darkness comes (and it is coming soon), you will be ready. It will be no match for you. I don’t want you to go into this quest out of fear of the darkness fast approaching; instead, I want you to keep your heart on the quest for the sake of love—the love of your Savior, the desire for His presence and for His life.
I’m going to share with you tonight and then I’m going to expound on the visitation and help you understand how it pertains to you as a believer.
All of my Christian walk, I’ve had such an insatiable hunger for the Lord. Now, years down the road in the process of this journey, the Lord has helped me understand that He is the one who put that hunger in my heart. It wasn’t something that I was just smart enough to develop. He did it! He did it for two reasons: number one, to lead me down the path on the journey into Christ; number two, because a time would come when the Church must begin to have these truths imparted. I would in fact at that time be instructed to teach the Church what I have learned and help His own down the same journey. So He’s allowed me to have many experiences not only "with Him," but also experiences "because of Him." With Him--times that He would come to me and teach me the deeper meanings of Scripture so that I could set my course by these truths. Because of Him--because when the enemy knows that you are running hard after the Lord, he is provoked to run hard after you by reason of your new divine association. He just cannot rest. Now, if you are one of those Christians who gets saved and just becomes a nominal Christian, albeit beginning to attend Church on Sunday, praise the Lord, go back to work on Monday and maybe even praise the Lord on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, but not pressing into God so that you, in the end, become dangerous to the enemy’s territory, he (Satan) has no worries over you. However, when he sees that you have a quest for Christ, a quest so strong that you are not going to stop until you enter deep into God, he knows you are ultimately going to be very dangerous to his territory.
Now, if your calling is in the ministry, and you want to help raise up members of the Church to be able to defeat the evil one, you first of all have to walk in the overcoming life yourself. You cannot take someone where you are not walking yourself. It is not possible. When you live in what you’re teaching, your words have great weight and you have the capacity by the Spirit of the Lord in you to impart His life into the believer who has prepared himself for such a holy walk. You have the capacity to help others walk where they would not otherwise be able to walk.
Kenneth Hagin came to a truth of walking in divine health years ago during his ministry. He did it through belief in the Word, faith in the Word, faith in God’s desire to give a person good health. Because he set his heart and set his course in that direction, he walked in health. But not only he. I have friends who walked in key positions alongside Kenneth Hagin. They were his right hand men and they both told me that all the years they traveled with Kenneth Hagin, they not once got sick. Just walking under the umbrella of that faith ushered them into something miraculous. A special shield of protection, almost a palpable force, enabling them to walk in the same faith for health. It’s the same with going deep in God. It’s the same with becoming a mighty warrior in God when you’re walking with people who have had certain victories in their past. Just being in their presence draws an impartation of grace upon you to go places where you couldn’t otherwise go.
He Came To Me
About 20 years ago, I was worshiping the Lord when suddenly the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me. When he did, He was 500lbs fat! I was shocked at His size, but He chose to reveal Himself in this manner to make a very great statement to me.
I said, "Lord, you’re so fat." He smiled. Again I said, "Lord, you’re so fat." He smiled. He wasn’t offended at all. He was trying to impart a message. He was fat with truth. 500lbs fat with living truth. He was an amazing sight to behold and I could perceive what He was revealing to me. I don’t know how to explain what the Lord does when He wants to show you something in the realm of the Spirit, but He gives you the capacity to see and understand the supernatural things that you cannot see in the natural. How do you see that someone is full of living truth? I don’t know how to explain that. All I know is that when you’re standing in front of He who is truth and the truth is living and moving, and the Lord wants you to see that and understand that, you see it and you understand it, and it is an awesome, awesome experience. So, there He stood, 500lbs fat living truth. This startling revelation of the Lord Jesus fat with living truth lingered on for several minutes before it slowly subsided away as it was being replaced by another supernatural reality.
Galatians 5:22: "But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness."
As the revelation of Christ as the living truth began to subside, what emerged in its place was love. Divine love. I saw love emanating from the Lord. I saw how He is love -- divine love, not human love. This love was so extraordinary. It is not the type of love that you feel in a service when the Lord is moving through us in worship and at times you feel so close to Him and He touches you with His love and you start crying and you feel so deeply moved and cherished by Him. What I saw in Him that day was a love that was strong! It had great strength in it, like the rock of Gibraltar, so immovable it could not be swayed, touched or perverted.
This love of God is steadfast and faithful, unlike the love found in our world in the natural. If someone wanted to poison friends and loved ones, they just fall headlong into such an evil purpose and do that evil deed. The person who believed in you the most yesterday suddenly turns on you and doesn’t believe in you anymore. But it is not so with the Lord. If someone is mad at you for some hurt they think you caused them, truly or otherwise, they might decide to poison everyone around you by murmuring and complaining about you. But the Lord cannot be swayed in His steadfast love towards you. He knows what you’re about, and He can’t be swayed. His love doesn’t change. He doesn’t remove it just because you’re mad at someone. He doesn’t remove it just because someone is angry with you. His love is strong and immovable and that was made very real to me that day. His love is impenetrable even by the strongest of foes, so even the enemy of your souls cannot negatively affect His love. It is so strong that it can hold you through any storm and any circumstance throughout your Christian experience. This is an amazing thought. Think about that. Through the good times and through the horrible times, His love is quite sufficient. It is strong enough to carry you through them all. There is no experience that can separate you from the love of Christ or dilute its effectiveness in your life. His love is not of a nature that He is going to abandon you when He realizes you’re not perfect. So you may be devastated by the revelation of your imperfection, but He’s not. His love is there and it’s ever there, never changing. That was made very real to me that day.
As the revelation of His love began to subside, in its place came forth joy. It was a Joy of such a nature as I had never experienced before. Have you ever walked into a tragedy and the very minute you learn what just happened, you’re suddenly swept over with the joy of the Lord telling you everything is going to be alright. You just know it. Nothing in the natural explains it, but His joy just suddenly sweeps over you and you know everything is cool. You don’t have to worry about the outcome of this situation. It was this joy that the Lord walked in and lived in. It was a joy that was free of all encumbrances. It was light, effervescent, bubbly. Yes, His joy was effervescent. It was so effervescent, so light, that I began to giggle. And I said to Him, "Lord, your joy is so light--like a helium balloon. I can’t understand how you walked with your feet on the ground while you were here with this joy filling your soul. I know you had to have done it, because if you had not, if you had walked on air above the ground, then everyone would have known you were God. The mystery would’ve been solved just because you were walking above the ground. But how did you walk with your feet on the ground? Your soul is so light in this joy?" He did not answer my question, but the revelation continued. It was incredible.
The joy began to subside and in its place peace began to emanate. You know how He said peace I leave with you,, not as the world giveth, give I unto you? This peace is greater than words can hardly explain. Again, you’re in a very difficult time or season or moment when suddenly peace sweeps over you and you know everything is fine. The Lord has this under control. Have you experienced that? Jesus walked in that. And He walked in that 24/7. Every moment of His life, He walked in this tangible, incredible peace that kept His soul still no matter what occurred. It is the same peace as Isaiah spoke about when he said He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.
The Remaining Fruits
As peace began to subside His kindness began to emerge. Now, I don’t know how to explain to you what kindness looks like when it is emanating from the soul of the Lord. How could I identify it? I can only say that I was able. I just knew that was what I was seeing and it had its own distinctive appearance just like His joy, His peace, His love, and the living truth. The kindness began to subside and His goodness surfaced. And then followed faithfulness, gentleness, meekness, humility, and so on. You can go through all of the nine fruits of the Spirit--He showed me each one, one at a time.
I was overwhelmed. It was so exciting, so beautiful to see what I was being given to see. So He said, "Nita, come and stand beside me." So I arose and I went over and I stood beside Him. When I stood beside Him, it was as though a hand reached out of His Spirit and wrapped around my waist. And when that occurred, everything that was inside me, all my human passions, my own personal love, my own faith, doubts, fears, every human passion good and bad went down, down, and out my feet. When these passions went out my feet, I was completely emptied of the lower nature. As soon as I was emptied, everything that was going on inside of the Lord began to fill me. The living truth, His love, His joy, His peace, His gentleness, His goodness, His kindness, everything that was going on inside of the Lord began to fill me until I was walking in the very essence of His life. He said to me, "Nita, what you are now experiencing is written in my Word." Whenever He comes to me this way, He always comes to me to teach me His Word. He will quote the Scripture and then He will tell me what the Scripture means.
"And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us: and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.
He said to me, "What you are now experiencing is what this passage means. What you are now experiencing is the life I walked in when I walked on this earth, having received the glory of the Father, full of grace and full of truth. This is what was in the heart of the Holy Spirit when He penned these words through John. This is the way I lived, the way I walked when I walked on earth.
Then He quoted to me John 1:16. "For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift."
What is His fullness? It’s right up here in verse 14. What is His fullness? Full of grace and truth. What does the Bible say we are supplied with? We are endowed with the capacity to enter into the very life of Christ, full of grace and truth. What is being fed to the Church, albeit innocently, is that there is a ceiling on your walk. You can walk in some ways as a Christian, but in other ways, you cannot. Such a limiting and limited walk with/in God is taught, perhaps implied more than spoken granted. However, the Church is not taught that there is a higher place to walk in God. Now if you’re not taught that you can walk in God in higher places, the implication is you cannot. There are those who teach that you can have Christ-likeness, but even in this, the image that their words paints in your mind is that you can be more kind, you can be more loving, you can be more patient, you can be more gentle. These are the images planted in your mind. Yes you are taught that you can walk in the fruits of the Spirit. But, again, the image is something different than reality. We don’t realize when we’re hearing this that what the Word is actually saying is the fruits that depict the nature and character of the Spirit can be yours by the union of your soul with the Spirit of God. Actually, it is the adorning of your soul with His own graces and virtues. We’re not taught that. We’re taught that we can become more joyful, we can become more loving, we can become more peaceful. And the older we get in Christ, the more of the fruits of the Holy Spirit we can manifest in our lives.
What the Bible teaches is that you can walk in the very life of Christ and that His own life will produce His own love in your soul. In fact, also His own peace in your soul, His own joy in your soul, His own humility and meekness in your soul. So, at present you are trying to be meek and humble before the Lord, but He wants to actually impart His own humility and His own meekness in your soul. This is what the Bible teaches. This is the call to every Christian. Everyone who has ever been born again is called into this place of union with Christ wherein His nature takes over your nature. Your nature becomes utterly subservient to His nature, and, in fact, the lower nature is removed from the soul so that your own personality is clothed with Christ.
It’s been 20 years since this experience and I must admit that what I experienced that day I still find it very difficult to describe. My spirit was severed from the spirit of the world. The spirit of the world was no longer connected to my soul. It was completely severed. I was wholly absorbed into the Spirit of Christ. I was cocooned in the very life of Christ Himself. I was no longer mine, let alone the world’s. I felt as though I had been lifted up to live literally in heaven. There, it felt as though I was standing in the middle of the Godhead. Christ’s life completely enveloped my life. The world could not touch me. My mind was no longer my mind. My heart was no longer my heart. My passions were no longer my passions. His mind was my mind. His heart was my heart. His passions were my passions. What He wanted me to think, that’s what I thought. What He wanted me to feel, that’s what I felt. He had come to totally possess my being. It was an awesome place to walk in!
So He said to me, "Out of my fullness, all of this has been provided for you." He took me through many Scriptures and helped me understand the deeper meaning of these Scriptures which I will share in another teaching. Everything He was telling me, He shared with me to help me understand the ultimate lesson He was trying to teach me--to go higher in Him, to believe Him and His unimaginable promises. He was inviting me to believe of Him more than I had ever known to think possible before. He wanted me to realize that when He asked me to walk a certain way it was for the purpose of bringing me into this very high calling. He wanted me to make the decision to move quickly with Him and not lag behind. It was an awesome experience, and one I will never forget.
One of the most predominant lessons that He was trying to give me is that it takes much grace to become one with Christ. This is not something we can do of ourselves. It takes faith and grace. It is very simple, the path into Christ is very simple, and uncomplicated, but it’s not necessarily easy. It’s not something we can do on our own. Because what man can take His own life moment by moment? And that’s what must happen. Your life must die moment by moment. That’s why I felt all my human passions leave me and go out down through my feet. Because He was telling me this is the self-emptying you must experience to be filled with Him. It’s not enough to love with your own human love, although God will spend much time and much effort to develop that love in you, to develop your human love to its highest capacity out of His overflowing grace. But it’s not enough to walk there if you’re going to walk in union with Christ. You must come to a place where your own love must be abolished and Christ’s love becomes all in all, so that He is the one loving through you.
Romans 5:17. "For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)."
If through the trespass of one, death reigns, how much more abundantly through grace will Christ reign if your life is given over to Him. He would even reign over the death with which you were born, the death that lived in your soul as a result of a sinful nature, also called the lower nature (terms that the Bible uses to describe the soulish nature,). Death reigned in every man, you and I included, because of the sin of Adam. However, God has provided a grace that will bring you into a place of reigning over sin in this life. One of the things that must transpire in the heart of one who will seek Christ is to understand that you can reign over sin. You do not have to be subject to sin, you can reign over it. Not only can you reign over it, but you must reign over it. You must learn to live under the government of Christ and not under yourself. You must learn to live unto life and not unto the ways of death. You know, when the Bible tells us not to be jealous and not to be rebellious and not to lie and not to steal, the Lord is not telling us the "not to do’s" or even the "to do’s" just to make life difficult for us so we can fail and then feel guilty and then fail and then feel guilty again. That is not the reason, although for some that may be the way it feels. Rather, He commands this new life because in every way that He can bring you into the law of the Spirit, He is taking the dominion of the evil one away from your soul. He is bringing you into a place of peace, a place of reigning, and a place of victory where you are walking and able to walk more and more in the life of the Spirit. Your finally winning the ultimate victory is His goal for you.
What is the ultimate victory? Bringing to death the lower nature. Paul said he died daily. We are called to mortify the flesh, to live the crucified life. Why? Because God wants to be the resurrection inside of us. He wants to raise up a people who have become one with Christ and in whom Christ rules and reigns without excuse, without justification. He has supplied the grace to enable you to come to this lofty place. It takes much grace, no doubt about it. I’ve been on this journey for a lot of years and it takes a lot of grace. When you decide you want to go all the way into God, Satan gives you lots of opportunities to change your mind. So it takes grace to stay the course.
One of the key factors of walking in Christ is learning to love with His love. So, because of this, Satan loves to provide just the right kind of people for your life to help you become bitter, to help you become a person who is unforgiving, to help you become judgmental, critical, brittle, bold, tarnished, angry, unstable, fractured, etc. He loves to present these opportunities to you. It is, however, the Lord’s greatest joy when He sees you embrace His ways. On the other hand, when the offender offends and you’d rather embrace the ways of God, Satan is undone because he knows he’s losing ground. He cannot fracture your soul if you refuse to walk in unforgiveness and bitterness. He cannot impede your path with various levels of sin if at the very foundation of your life you refuse his ways. Satan knows that the right opportunities he presents to bring about your fall muct be sweetened by all of the right encouragements. You know his voice; he says things like: "Now, you don’t have to put up with that. Do you hear the way that person is talking to you? You don’t need that. Tell him! Tell him I don’t need this. The last thing in the world I needed today was you. Tell him!" And then, when you have told off that person, Satan applauds you and says, "Good! Tell him again!" So, he presents the opportunities and he presents the encouragement. He will pound your mind with the encouragement to say the wrong things, to do the wrong things, and to walk the wrong way.
All the while, the Spirit of Christ is saying, "Love, humble yourself, receive my grace. Love. Love your enemy, do good to those who persecute you." We have heard those words before; His Word is living and there is a reason for it. When we can rise up out of the ash-heap of Satan’s ways and when we can walk in the glory of the splendor of God’s ways, Satan, little by little, and sometimes lots and lots, loses ground in our soul. Remember when Jesus said to His disciples, "The evil one comes, but he has no place in me. Let us leave"? Those words are recorded in the Bible as an invitation. There is a place we can walk that the Church knows little about. It is possible to walk in a place in this life wherein Satan has no place in you.
God has called us to walk as Christ walked. Jesus came not only to reveal the Father to us, but He came to reveal how to walk with the Father. "This is the way, walk ye in it," He said. "I am the way the truth and the life. No man entereth into the Father except by me." The superficial meaning of that Scripture is you’ve got to be saved through Christ to meet the Father, but there is a deeper meaning to that Scripture. I am the way: you must walk the way I walk, by the grace I give. I am the truth: I am the truth, not the things of this lower nature, not the things of this lower plane. Christ alone is truth. If you want to walk into the Father in this life, in the deepest call that you are called to walk, you must enter into truth. The Bible says that "He desires truth." Where? In the inward parts. Why? Because in that place truth owns you. It consumes you.
One of the hardest things for me to hear is a person that calls himself a Christian and they don’t tell the truth. They just change the truth a little to suit their purposes along the way. How are you ever going to know He Who is truth when you don’t value truth enough to die for it? If we must, we do have to lay down our lives to uphold truth. Truth will correct us, convict us, change us, alter the very fiber of our being. If you love truth, you must submit to it. If you don’t submit to it, you don’t really love it. When the Bible says do, you do it; and you keep working toward doing it until that truth owns you. When the Bible says don’t do, you quit doing it; and you quit doing it until there is no longer a temptation to do that anymore, until the truth owns you. When the Bible says to see things a certain way, that’s the way you strive to see it until truth owns you. When the Bible says that things are not a certain way, believe it, trust it no matter what you see. Truth must own your mind. It must own your heart, your soul, your flesh. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." To enter into the depths of the Father you must walk in the life of Christ. So the Bible gives us a hint of how to go where we want to go.
Now, if we are not walking in the way, the truth, and the life, I want to warn you with these words just as Jesus did 2000 years ago: when the evil one comes, and if he has a place in you, he will take advantage of it. If you want to be victorious over the enemy you must first be victorious over your own soul. As you gain victory over your soul, you will automatically gain victory over the enemy. Do you believe me? It’s the absolute truth. I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life. What follows after that bold assertion is the most potent part of it all: No man enters unto the Father but by Me. If you want to go into the depths of the Father, you must do it by His life, walking His way and living in His truth until truth becomes you.
Now, it takes grace to do that. Grace is not only God’s supreme favor upon your life, but it is also the enabling help you need to walk the Christian walk. There are a lot of good people in the world who are not saved. They are very good, they’re very kind, they do very good things, they’re filled with goodness, but they’re not saved. So in some respects, to be a good person, you don’t necessarily need grace. But to be in Christ and to walk in the goodness of Christ, you need grace. He alone can give you that enabling grace to walk in the goodness and meekness of Christ. Let me give you an example. Years and years ago, in my earliest days of salvation, I was meditating on a passage of scripture, Matthew 11:28-30. As I was meditating on that passage, I asked the Lord something I had been asking Him for a couple of years. I just kept feeling like that passage meant something more than what I was being told it meant. I read all the commentaries I could get my hands on, and I still wasn’t satisfied with the answers. So many Bible teachers interpreted the passage in a manner different from what the Lord meant.
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and over burdened, and I will cause you to rest… Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest... for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good - not harsh, hard, sharp or pressing, but comfortable, gracious and pleasant) and My burden is light and easy to be borne."
That’s what I was meditating on and asking Him. "What does it mean Lord? Help me understand this." Suddenly, the tangible humility and the palpable meekness of the Lord began to come into the room where I was sitting on the sofa. As His presence began to move into the room, I started feeling very uncomfortable. I wanted to worship Him but I realized that He was so meek, so humble, that I was simply positioned too high in the physical space to be able to worship Him. So, not knowing what to do, I got off the sofa and sat on the floor. I said, "Lord I want to worship You but You’re so low I can’t seem to get beneath You. I don’t know what to do." Sitting on the floor, I realized I was still not low enough, so I lay myself down on the floor. But I still found that I was high above Him. He was so low. How do you worship someone who is way down below when you are six feet above them? "I do not know what to," I said. "I feel like I could dig a hole through the concrete, go six feet under ground and I still would not be beneath You. You are so meek and so humble, what do I do?" I felt desperate. Feeling locked in this delemna I lay before Him.
Suddenly, another presence began to fill the room. Instead of the meekness and the humility of the Lord, I was surrounded by pride and lust, covetousness, and greed, and it filled every inch of that room. It got stronger and stronger until I felt so filled with pride, greed, and even hatred for all things of God that if anyone even spoke of God, if I had to look at the Bible, I just might rip it apart. The rapacious appetite in me for all things evil continued to increase. The pride, the lust, the greed, the covetousness, and hatred continued to increase until, finally, I had such hatred for God stemming from my love of my own power that I was willing to kill anything that represented Him. All this provoked, great turmoil inside. I felt so overwhelmed, so terrified of my own soul. I cried out to Him, "God please take this. I don’t know what this means; just please take this. I hate this. I don’t want to feel this way; I like what I was experiencing before. Please take this. What is it You’re trying to tell me?" He said, "This is the spirit Hitler walked in. It is the love of power." That evil presence began to leave the room; as it diminished, the humility and the meekness of Christ began to fill the room again. And again, I found myself going lower and lower, being cleansed, purified, being healed of the experience I just had, and I realized that Jesus is meek and His humility is beyond anything of human comprehension. There was a total absence of pride. There was a total absence of the love of power. And He began to fill me with His love as though I was the only one in the whole wide world, and at that moment I alone was all that mattered to Him.
You cannot make yourself like that. What you can do is work with the Lord to allow Him to kill your lower nature, to crucify it, to mortify it, so that He can fill you with His own nature. That’s what I experienced again later. When I became filled with everything that was going on inside of Him, I was being filled with His own nature. This is the life that the Christian is called to today. This is the life the church has always been called to. Paul walked there. John the beloved walked there. Isaiah walked there. Jeremiah walked there. Moses walked there. Elijah walked there. Enoch walked there. Many biblical saints walked in that incredible place with God. And the Church is called to walk there today, but it means letting the world and its ways go, and grasping, grabbing a hold of the life of Christ until it is totally possessed as her own.
There is a way that seemeth right to a man. That way is the way of death. But there is a way that is right in the eyes of God, and that way brings eternal life. This new life is the highest caliber of life that a Christian can enter this side of heaven. It is a fallacy to believe you have to go to heaven to enter into the beauties of Christ. It is a lie. It is a lie from the spirit of compromise who wants you to compromise everything holy, everything glorious, everything lovely, and live in the ugliness of the ways of the world. Many have been hurt because someone else has walked in the ways of the world. If you’ve been hurt by it, then you know that there is a better way. If there is a better way and you belong to God, you are called to it. Don’t walk the ways of the world anymore. He said, "I am the way." Don’t believe the deceptions of the world anymore. He said, "I am the truth." Don’t walk in the carnal nature the rest of your life. He said, "I am the life." The call is to walk in Christ and He will give you grace. If the call is His call, His grace will enable you to fulfil it. If the call is not His call, you do not need that grace. However, the call is His call. If in trying you find cannot do it, you go to His throne of Grace where you can obtain grace to help in the time of need. This means you have to have a prayer life because you can’t do it in your own strength. I can promise you. That’s why He gives us that particular Scripture, the awesome promise that we can go to the throne of grace to obtain grace and help. God is a good God. He’s called us out of that which cannot profit to walk in that which is glorious. Will you answer His call?
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