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CHAMBERS OF GOD


Chamber 1. THRONE ROOM

Chamber 2. JESUS

Chamber 3. HOLY SPIRIT

Song of Solomon 1:4.

Draw me away! We will run after you. The king has brought me into his chambers.

The Song of Solomon is a love song and abounding in metaphors and oriental imagery. Allegorically, it pictures Israel as God’s betrothed bride (Hosea 2:19-20) and the church as the bride of Christ. As human finds its highest fulfillment in the love of man and woman, so spiritual life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of God for His people and Christ for His church.

We are explaining in three steps the greatness and love of God He want to show to us, and He wants to draw us into His chambers and to be totally part of Him and His everlasting plan for us.

Psalm 91:1. He, who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

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CHAMBERS OF GOD: THRONE ROOM, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT

The main focus will be on how to enter in the three Chambers of God by prayer, and vice versa how God will enter our lives and fill it with His glory and fullness as we can totally be restored and renew by His almighty presence and glory through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. John 14:20, 23. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

We are presently living in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity living in us. Emmanuel.

Chamber 1 – Throne room:

The living place of God is actually in heaven that is above the firmament of the universe. Ezekiel 1:26. But God’s Spirit is omnipresent. He is everywhere. Every star, son, moon, planet and constellation belongs to Him. He has no parameters in time in space. Psalm 139:8. If I ascend into heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.

Enter God’s sanctuary with prayer and praise:

God’s sanctuary is in heaven. He ruled from there. Psalm 150:1. Praise God in His sanctuary. Psalm 100:4. Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Hebrews 4:16. Let’s therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus. Ephesians 2:5-6. He made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

The presence of God:
Although we are still on earth, we are permanently in the presence of God if we have a continuously prayer life, are saved, cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is a case of understanding it. Many children of God are walking daily without realizing that they are in His presence permanently.

Acts 7:49. The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says (Isaiah 66:1). Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.

We do not have to go through any rituals, or take long time and battle to be in His presence. No. If the earth is His footstool we just bow down and walk in His presence the whole day long. God has chosen earth to be His footstool. He has chosen to be with us, we are at His feet every moment of our life.

Special time:

We are in His presence permanently but to enter His throne room is a special time when we are talking to Him privately. (See the layout of the Inner room in the Six Dimensions.) We must make a special effort and spend quality time in His presence in friendship and communication. We do not have to wait until death to have the benefit of being with God. We can have it already by prayer in the Spiritual realm. We can live in the same house with our family and do not talk to each other. But a certain time we will sit down and have a close conversation with a cup of tea. Revelation 3:20. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Step into God’s inner room, go and stand there. Listen to the heavenly music. Hear the voices of the angels crying holy, holy, holy. Direct your thoughts to Jesus and visualize Him on his throne. It is not imagination but it is building relationship with Him and to pray in focus and not just in the wind. This is the place where your prayers are going to. Make the throne room of God for you a reality. Get used to the throne room of God, because one day we will bow just there before Him. The eternal throne room of God help me to pray eternal prayers and to experience that His holiness, worthiness and righteousness is ours. It is a place to embrace and worship Him. Lay your crown and gifts of thanksgiving at His feet. It is a time to worship in spirit and in truth. According to Hebrews 10:19 Jesus is our High Priest. He paid the price for our sins on the cross. He is interceding for us before the Father. We can go boldly to God’s throne of Grace through His blood. We stand perfect before Him as we are being sanctified. We are His children and can have a normal conversation with Him.

What does God’s sanctuary look like?

Revelation 4:2-3 & 5. A throne set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. And from the throne proceeded lightning’s, thundering and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne.

Ezekiel 1:26-28. Above the firmament was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the color of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. So when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.

Isaiah 6:1. I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Daniel 7:9. Thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated. His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire. Revelation 8:3-4. Another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.

Universe:

God occupied the whole universe. The whole universe is His room. He is God. There are no restrictions in borders, time, space and distance for Him. He has created everything. His Spirit filled the whole universe and the earth. Psalm 150:1. Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Acts 7:49. The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says. Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Genesis 1-2: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Just like any male who want to show his mate his abilities and riches, so God want to show His bride, His manifold riches, glory and wisdom and we must see it, accept it and rejoice in it. So when you pray, praise Him in His mighty firmament.

Earth: 

God created the heavens and the earth. There is no place in this mighty universe like the earth. Psalm 8:1,4. O Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained. Psalm 24:1. The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Isaiah 40:12. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Amos 5:8. He made the Pleiades and Orion. He turns the shadow of death into morning and makes the day dark as night. He calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the face of the earth. The Lord is His name.

Acts 7:49. The Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet saysIsaiah 66:1. Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. The heaven and the earth is part of God’s throne room. The whole universe, including the heavens and the earth is full of the presence and fullness of God. If we that are living on earth just touch His footstool where His feet are rested on, we are immediately in His holy presence. And to bow before His feet on earth and start there, you will go right into the holiness of His throne room in heaven. Psalm 99:5. Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool, He is holy. In the Spiritual realm there is no distance between His throne room and His footstool. There is no distance between God and us.

Chamber 2 – Jesus:

Jesus is the middle between the Father and the Holy Spirit. He is the center of everything. All things work through Him, in Him and to Him.
Colossians 1:15-17. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. he is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Acts 17:28. For in Him we live and move and have our being. We are also His offspring.
Romans 11:36. For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

 

He is the Mediator between God and men.
1 Timothy 2:5. There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. But now He is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.

Revelation 1:8, 11. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Colossians 1:19. It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell.

John 11:25. I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live1 Timothy 3:16. God was manifested in the flesh. Colossians 1:19. It pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell. Matthew 17:5. A voice came out of heaven which said, this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleasedlisten to Him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face.

God operates in the framework of His Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus in me and I in Jesus:

John 14:20, 23. At that day you will know that I am in My Father and you in Me, and I in you. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. This actually shows us that when the Holy Spirit was poured out, Jesus was seated at the right hand of the Father and the dispensation of the Holy Spirit started on earth on that day and in the hearts of God’s children. By the spiritual birth Christ live in us through His Holy Spirit, and when we are baptized with the Holy Spirit we receive the Holy Spirit and its gifts not by measure, but it will be like a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14.

John 15:7. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you shall ask what you desire, and it shall be done to you.
John 15:5. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 6:56. He who eats my flesh (bread) and drinks my blood (wine) abides in me, and I in him.

Christ in Me:

Colossians 1:27. God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

John 11:25. I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

Through Christ:

Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

John 10:9. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

John 14:6. I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Romans 11:36. For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

To Him:

Hebrews 4:16. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace.

Matthew 11:28. Come to Me, all you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Although God is omnipotent and omnipresent, He wants to dwell in the heart of man-kind and fill it with His Holy Spirit and presence of Jesus. This is why He has chosen Jesus and the Holy Spirit to be His fully representatives and He occupies them totally and makes them available for the redemption and blessing to man-kind.

Jesus Christ is a chamber of the Trinity. He is seated at the right hand of God and is interceding for us, and the mediator between the Father and us. We can do nothing accept through Jesus Christ. He is the center of everything. All things work through Him, in Him and to Him. If we want to be affective children of God and our prayers answered, we must abide and find ourselves in Jesus Christ.

 

JESUS PURPOSE

To have the fullness of Jesus in our lives, we must have a clear perspective of Jesus, what was His main purpose on earth and ministry, so that we can learn of Him to walk in all His ways.  

            To destroy the works of the devil.

 1 John 3:8. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

            To restore true praise and worship.

John 4:24. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Let’s compare the life of a man, who was a type of Christ in the Bible to get a real picture of Jesus.

 

JOSIAH. 2 Kings 22-23.

  He’s birth was prophesied in 1 Kings 13:2 and a sign were given the same day.

           Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem.

  He did what was right in the sight of the Lord.

            He walked in all the ways of his father David.

            He did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

 

Josiah did about fifteen main actions to get the land and people of Israel clean and pure before God.

He brought the covenant back and established it as the law of God.

He cleaned the temple of God from all the filthy idols and wooden image.

He removed all the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained.

He tore down the ritual booths of the perverted persons in the house of the Lord.

He defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense.

He defiled Topheth in the valley of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or daughter pass through the fire of Molech.

He defiled the high places which was built by king Solomon.

He removed the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun.

He broke down the idol altars and pulverized it.

He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images.

The altar and the high place in Bethel where Jeroboam let Israel sin, he broke them down and crushed it to powder.

He took the bones out of the tombs on the mountain of God and burned it on the altar.

He took away all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria and executed all the priests.

Then he went back to Jerusalem and commanded all the people to keep the Passover

           

Jesus birth prophesied:

Josiah birth was prophesied with a sign, so was Jesus birth also prophesied and a sign was given that the virgin Mary will conceive a child and He will save His people from their sins. When a birth is prophesied, God has always a special work and purpose for that person. When Jesus was twelve years old, He already ministered the word of God to the priests in the temple, and that shows that he was called for a certain ministry.

Genesis 3:15. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

Isaiah 7:14. Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son.

Matthew 1:21. And Mary will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.

Luke 2:11. There is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

Galatians 4:4. When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.

 

Jesus reigns and rules:

Josiah reigned and ruled and all his commands was implemented and executed. Jesus reigns from the beginning, He reigns forever, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

Luke 1:31. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and of His kingdom there will be no end.

Isaiah 9:6. Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Zechariah 6:12. Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH. From His place he shall branch out, He shall build the temple of the Lord, He shall bear the glory, He shall sit and rule on His throne, He shall be a priest on His throne.

Daniel 7:14. To Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.

Hebrews 1:1. God has appointed His Son to be heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

 

Jesus walked in the ways of His Father:

Josiah walked in all the ways of his father David. His real father was Amon and he and the sixteen kings of Judah before Josiah did not walk in the ways of David, a king after God’s own heart. That shows us that we must also not follow in our father footsteps or any human being, but we must follow in the footsteps of Jesus. 1 Peter 2:21. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.

Every step of Jesus, every word, every acting was in the centre will of the Father. He walked in all the ways of His Father. He did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. When He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, He stand firm on the word of God.  

Matthew 4:9-10. The devil said to Him. All these kingdoms of the world and their glory I will give You if You fall down and worship me. Then Jesus said to him: Away with you Satan! For it is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.

Isaiah 11. The Spirit of the lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the lord. He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears, but with righteousness He shall judge.

Luke 2:46. Jesus said to them: Why did you seek Me. Did you not know that I must be about My Fathers business?

Matthew 3:13. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.

John 6:38. I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 7:16. My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.

John 7:29. I know the Father, for I am from Him, and He sent Me.

Luke 3:17. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.

Isaiah 42. Behold! My Servant whom I uphold. My Elect One in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him, He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discourage, till He has established justice in the earth.

John 17:4. Father I have glorified You on earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.

 

Jesus destroyed the works of the devil:

Just as king Josiah, Jesus took many actions and He executed the will of the Father precisely. He went forth casting out unclean spirits, forgives sins, healed demon-possessed people, heals all sicknesses, cleanses leapers, heals paralytic, heals withered hands, raised from the dead, heals deaf and muted people, healed the blind, feeding thousands, walks on the sea and ceased the wind and storm. He healed the broken hearted, proclaim liberty and set the captives free. He destroyed the works of the devil and broke his power into pieces. He healed the whole nation of Israel, those who was willing to accept Him as the Messiah.

 

Victory through the cross:

Through the cross on Calvary, He executed all sin and sicknesses. He brought salvation, liberty, recovery and healing to the whole world and all the people who will ever live till the end of the ages.

1 John 3:8. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Colossians 2:13-15. And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. 

Luke 4:18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me. Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

Hebrews 7:25,27. He is able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always live to make intercession for them, when He offered up Himself.

Colossians 1:13. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

 

Victory through the grave:

Through His resurrection, Jesus executed and destroyed the devil’s authority over death. We as children of God, do not have to be afraid of death anymore. Jesus has the keys of Hades and of death. He has overcome death, and at the end of the ages, death is the last enemy that He will destroy completely.

1 Corinthians 15:26 and Isaiah 25:8. He will swallow up death forever. When the children of God passed away now, we only fall asleep in Jesus, because He will resurrect us at His coming. 1 Thessalonians 4:14.

Revelation 1:17-18. Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

Ephesians 4:8-9. According to this scripture, the captives that were taken to heaven with Christ after He descended into hell after His death, were the saints who had died from Abel to Christ, and who were held captive in paradise under the earth until Christ conquered death and hell, and the grave liberating them. He got these captives in the lower parts of earth and took them to heaven. Jesus ransacked Hell.

 

Victory through the church:

After Jesus Christ resurrection from the dead, all authority and power were given unto Him and Christ became the head of His church, and nothing can stand against it. The church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to survive and taking down every stronghold of the forces of darkness, and to preach the gospel to all nations. At the end, Christ will present His wife, who is His church, as a glorious and victorious church to His Father. Ephesians 5:27.

Matthew 16:18. You are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Ephesians 1:22. He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him, who fills all in all.

Ephesians 5:11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness, but rather expose them.

2 Corinthians 10:4. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

2 Corinthians 2:14. Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.

Acts 1:8. You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.

Mark 16:20. They went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.

 

Victory over all His enemies:

Just as Josiah completely destroyed all the enemies, idol worshipping and false gods of Israel, so Jesus Christ will also at the end completely destroy all His enemies. He will ground them to powder.

1 Corinthians 15:24-25. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.

Matthew 21:42. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.

Isaiah 66:15-16. For behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger and with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the Lord will judge all flesh, and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

Isaiah 63. Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah. This One is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength. He who speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Why is Your apparel red and your garments like one who treads in the winepress?

I have trodden the winepress in My anger, and trampled them in My fury. Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart and the year of My redeemed has come.

Zechariah 14. Thus, the Lord my God will come and all the saints with you. In this day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. This shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people. Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths, and a great panic from the Lord will be among them. And the Lord shall be King over all the earth.

Revelation 17: The woman who is Babylon the false church and the beast who is the Antichrist will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of Lords and Kings of kings, and those who are with Him are called, chosen and faithful.

Revelation 19:19. I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse.

Revelation 20. I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold on the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more.

Revelation 20:14. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire.

Isaiah 25:8. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.

 

Jesus Restored True Worship:

2 Kings 23:21. Then king Josiah commanded all the people, saying, “Keep the Pass-over to the Lord your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant.”

The Pass-over was part of the feasts of God. Exodus 12;14, Leviticus 23:4-5. It was a holy convocation and an offering of a lamb on an altar to God without blemish.

From Jesus first step on earth, He was called to do His Father will to destroy the works of the devil and to restored true worship to God.  His task was not to uphold the present way of Israel ritual worshiping God in the temple in Jerusalem. Most of the time the priests in the temple and the scribes and Pharisees took the honour of the people for themselves and was misleading the people. Matthew 23. Jesus scold them as hypocrites, fools and blind. The honour and worship have only to go to God. Isaiah 42:8. I am the Lord, that is my name, and my glory I will not give to another. Many people worshipped Jesus after He healed and restored them. That shows that there is no specific place that God must specially be worshipped. When Jesus gave up His Spirit on the cross of Calvary, the veil inside the temple that brought a division between God and man, was toured in two pieces by Jesus, and now there was free entrance to the throne room of God. God can now be worshipped anywhere and anytime and without stopping. Jesus had restored true worship. He died in the place of the Pass-over lamb and became the Lamb of God, so that we can go through Him to the Father in true worship with our spiritual praise and worship offering.

John 4:23-24. But the hour is coming, and is now, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Hebrews 13:15. Through Jesus, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.

JESUS THE WAY

Jesus is the way and the truth and the life.

John 14:5-6. Lord, how can we know the way? Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life.

There is a way to eternal life that we have to walk. This way is Jesus. To reach the end we have to receive the righteousness of God and practice His righteousness all way through. There are many people walking on this road, not doing the will of the Father, but they are evildoers and practice lawlessness. Jesus will send them away.

There is true righteousness and there is false righteousness.

Ephesians 4:22. Be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousnessand holiness.

Jesus is completely part of the righteousness of God, because He is the way and the truth and the life. We have to walk in His way and footsteps, in His truth to receive eternal life. 

Matthew 7:21-23. Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and done many wonders in your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.” (unrighteousness) 

The salvation plan from God for humanity is connected to His Son Jesus Christ life on earth. God was manifested in the flesh and born as a human being from the virgin Mary, baptized in the Jordan river, anointed by the Holy Spirit, tempted by Satan, obedient to God, suffered and died on the cross, rose from the dead in triumph, exalted at the right hand of God and showed us the path of righteousness to eternal life. Jesus is our example and we who are called, must obey and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

1 Peter 2:21. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.

To be found in Him, to believe in Christ and practice the righteousness from God, is a way of confessing, faith, renewing, obedience and service, bearing the fruit of holiness. This all will be made possible by the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death in the power of His resurrection. Let’s start with the righteousness from God.

Righteousness from God:

Philippians 3:9. Be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith.

God is ‘n God of integrity. He is a righteous God and cannot lie. He is a good God.

Hebrews 6:18. It is impossible for God to lie.

James 1:17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there I no variation or shadow of turning.

Numbers 23:19. God is not a man, that He should lie. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

Galatians 3:6. Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

James 2:23-24. Abraham believed God, and it was accounted him for righteousness, and he was called a friend of God. 

In the beginning, in the cool of the day, Genesis 3:8, God dwelt with His creation, male and female because they believe and trust God and were friends. He did not expect much more of them then just to believe Him. If this was the case, then the kingdom of God should have been established from day six after creation, because God bless them and said to them before the fall, Genesis 1:28. Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Because of the disobedient sin towards God and mankind downfall, they need a Saviour and Redeemer that was without sin. That now through Jesus Christ righteous deeds we can receive the righteousness from God and be completely justified and perfect.

Abraham trusted God and was obedient to Him to sacrifice his son Isaac, because he believed the word of God that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. Hebrews 11:19.

John 15:14. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

To believe God unconditionally, to be obedient to Him, have faith in Christ and do His will, will account us for righteousness and makes us friends of God. From the beginning, righteousness comes through faith and believing God. The whole salvation plan from God is to restore his fallen children back to Him through faith in Jesus Christ and that the friendship that was lost in the beginning, is restored.

Righteousness is described as an act of God as a Ruler and Judge and faithfulness to the relationship between Him and His children. The claim from God to fulfil His righteousness is that His children must be obedient to His will and true to their relationship with Him. The righteousness of God is going together with love, truth, obedience and peace that He gives and established in relationship with Him and with others. Because truth and faithfulness are missing in the lives of human beings, judgement and punishment is part of the righteousness of God. The future expectation is that the righteousness of God will reign in a world where all these things come together in harmony and unity. (Translated out of the Afrikaans NV Bible) 

Own righteousness:

Philippians 3:9. Be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ.

Romans 10:3. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

God chose a specific nation, Israel, to be obedient to the law and the law of Moses to bring justification and righteousness to the world. Because of sin, disobedience, unbelieve and selfishness they chose their own way of living, serving false gods and go on their own way. Their faith was not in God.

Israel did the same sin as the first two persons in the garden of Eden. They did not trust the word of God and have not faith in Him. They were disobedient, followed their own righteousness and think that they do not need the Creator. They rather believed the serpent message that they will not die if they are disobedient to God. This message of Satan is still followed by the most living humans on earth today. God’s plan always was and is through all the decades to bless His creation; the nature, wild life and humans created in His image. Because of men’s unrighteousness, and sin through the ages, the whole creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now, and has an expectation to be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Romans 8:21-22. 

1 John 2:6. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

The salvation and liberation plan from God is very clear. We ought to walk in the footsteps of Jesus to accomplish redemption. There is no other way. If we turn of the salvation road and take short cuts to justify our own way of thinking and doing according to the law, we are on a dangerous and dead-end road.

Righteousness through faith in Christ:

Philippians 3:9. Be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.

Because God is a righteous God and He wants every man to be saved, He sent in the fulness of time, His Son Jesus Christ to the earth, to give liberty and redemption to mankind by His blood, and reconciled them back to Himself through the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary and His resurrection from the dead. Every person can now by confessing the name of Jesus, and believe that God raised Him up from the dead, be totally saved, restored and healed. This is the righteousness of God through faith in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19. All things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, not imputing their trespasses to them.

Romans 10:4. Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 3:21-26. Now the righteousness of God a part from the law is revealed, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 

1 John 2:2. He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 

Although God put the world sins upon Jesus on the cross not imputing their trespasses against them, and were reconciled to God through His Son death, it not to say that all human kind of this world are now saved, free, delivered and redeemed. Man has his own will and can make own decisions and must be willing to be reconciled to God. The righteousness of God stands fast and can only come true for every believer through faith in Jesus Christ, to be obedient to Him and follow in His footsteps. God will one day punish all the unbelievers who has rejected the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:7:10.

2 Corinthians 5:20. We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

Practice righteousness:

1 John 3:7. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

We are saved by grace, and grace is the righteousness of God. When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and are saved, we receive our righteousness from God. The grace of God is there for all but only comes true and kicks in after we confess our faith in Jesus Christ. The grace of God works only through our faith, and our faith is made perfect by works. That is to practise righteousness.

Ephesians 2:8. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Matthew 6:33. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

James 2:21-22. Was Abraham our father not justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?

We are not saved by our own works, but works comes after we have received our righteousness and we must be trained in it, and we have to practise it. We are the workmanship of Jesus Christ for doing works. We must present our members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Righteousness is to be trained:

Hebrews 12:11. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trainedby it.

Ephesians 2:10. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:12. The saints must be equipped for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

This training, workmanship, equipping and edifying is part of the road that every Christian should walk in their spiritual life time and is part of the work that the Holy Spirit are working in us to grow us into a holy temple for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. 

Righteousness is a road to walk:

Proverbs 4:18. The path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

Psalm 23:3. He leads me in the paths of righteousness.

1 John 2:6. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

1 Peter 2:21. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.

This righteousness from God that we have received by grace through our faith, makes us a child of God and we are His workmanship. The Holy Spirit is working in us, and we must live and walk day by day in the footsteps of Jesus to keep this righteousness from God working and alive in us till the end.   

1 John 2:29. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practise righteousness is born of Him.

1 Corinthians 15:31. I die daily.

To follow in Jesus steps is the right way to practice righteousness. This can only be come true if we are founded in Christ, abides in Him, have fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death in the power of His resurrection.

1 John 2:6. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 

Slaves of righteousness:

Romans 6:18. Having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Romans 6:22. Having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God. 

We have a choice. We can be slaves of sin, uncleanness and lawlessness or we can present our members as instruments as slaves of righteousness and holiness.

Romans 6:13. Do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 6:16. Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? 

Follow Jesus steps:

1 Peter 2:21. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps. 

Chart of Jesus steps 

Conformed to His death                       Likeness of His resurrection

Salvation Dead in trespasses and sin Alive together with Christ
Baptism Old man buried with Christ New man raised from dead
Born again spirit of fear & bondage Born of the Spirit
Holy Spirit Body is dead Spirit of life
Obedience Disobedient – wrath Obedient – eternal life

 

 

Foot prints

Jesus steps 1: Salvation

Conformed to His death:                  Dead in trespasses and sin

Likeness of His resurrection:          Alive together with Christ 

Salvation is death and resurrection:

To live in sin and without God salvation, is to be living according to the course of this world as a spiritually dead person and heading for eternal damnation. By receiving and believing Jesus Christ, is to be dead for a sinful life and be made alive by God through Christ resurrection from the dead. Jesus Christ lives now in us.

Ephesians 2:1You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 2:5When we were dead in trespasses, God made us alive together with Christ.

Romans 6-11.Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Salvation is to be crucified with Christ and to live a life of faith in Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ: It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. 

Salvation is circumcision:

All Jewish boys must be circumcised after birth to be part of the salvation plan of God according to the law. But the new path after the cross of Jesus Christ is that all, men and women, can now be spiritually circumcised by the circumcision of Christ by putting off the body of sins by the flesh. This is the renewing of the heart when receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour. It is also a painful process. The old man must be crucified (circumcised), that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sinsRomans 6:6. It is to turn our back on this sinful world.

Colossians 2:11-13. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ. 

Salvation is forgiveness of sins:

To received salvation and the forgiveness of sins, we have to confess our sins to be cleansed from all unrighteousness and start walking the road of righteousness.

1 John 1:9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 13:38-39. Therefore, let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sinsand by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Colossians 1:13He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Salvation is to be found in Him:

Philippians 3:9. Be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ.

To received salvation is also to be founded in Jesus Christ. It is the same to abide in Him and to be in Him. After receiving salvation, Jesus lives in us through the Holy Spirit, and we are founded in Him, abides in Him and we are in Him, because we start to walk just as He walked. We cannot be saved according to our own righteousness and way of doing and thinking. If we do that, we are found outside Christ, and that is to be lost. The first two people did just that and they were forced out of Eden. 

1 John 2:6He who says he abides in Himought himself also to walk just as He walked.

John 14:20At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 

Salvation is confessing and believing:

Romans 10:9-10.If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

Confessing: Confess that Jesus is the Lord.

Faith:         Believe that God raised Jesus from the dead.

We are saved not by our own righteousness, but according to His mercy, and we receive salvation by receiving Jesus as our Saviour. This is part of the regeneration process of God. He created us spiritually and we are born again and we have to walk in the new life till we die.

John 1:12As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

Salvation is regeneration:

Titus 3:4-5When the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration (action or process. Latin: To create again) and renewing of the Holy Spirit. 

·         Salvation

·        New life – Born again                                  Bath of regeneration

·        Baptism                                                      Baptism in Jesus Christ

·        Renewing of the Holy Spirit 

The bath of the regeneration process is the four steps salvation plan from God, it is the baptism in Jesus Christ. There is no other way. Baptism in water is just part of it. These four steps must find action and completion in the resurrection of Jesus, the fellowship of His sufferings and being conformed to His death. This is to put on Christ, to be clothed with Jesus Christ. To be baptized in Jesus Christ, we have to be obedient to all four steps, and must not quit at any time through this process.

Romans 6:3. Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Galatians 3:26-27For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Hebrews 10:22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

The Romans road of salvation: 

Romans 3:23For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Romans 10:9If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

The very first step is to follow the Man who had no sin. God has laid on Him the iniquity of us all, and by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5-6.

If we are conformed to His death, we must crucify our own flesh desires every day and live in the likeness of His resurrection. Now we are on the righteous road of God.

Romans 6:5-7If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing tis, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

Romans 5:9Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath through Him.

Jesus steps 2: Baptism

Conformed to His death:                  Buried with Christ in baptism

Likeness of His resurrection:            Raised with Christ through faith 

Colossians 2:11-13. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

Repentance and baptism are an act of the believer. Peter said in Acts 2:38Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

By hearing the call of the Holy Spirit at conviction, we turn to Jesus and accept Him as Saviour. God gives salvation by His grace and the new eternal life. Now, the new believer gets a command not to wait and be baptized to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 22:16And why tarries thou? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. 

Baptism is the best comparison to the fellowship of His sufferings and being conformed to His death. Baptism under the water is part of the fulfilling of God righteousness. If Jesus walked seventy miles to be baptized by John to fulfil all righteousness, who are we to side step baptism that is part of the regeneration process of God? 

Matthew 3:15-16Jesus answered and said to him, permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.

Romans 6:4.We were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection. 

Baptism is like a spiritual funeral. When we are baptised, we are united together in the likeness of Jesus death and buried under the water. When we are raised out of the water, we are united in the likeness of His resurrection, and walk now in the newness of life. The righteous road of God is to walk in the newness of life in the footsteps of Jesus. 

Baptism is part of God salvation plan:

To be baptized is to be safely hided in the ark of God. Baptism is much part of the salvation plan of God and is part of the bath of regeneration.

1 Peter 3:20While the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us, baptism, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Jesus steps 3: Born again

Conformed to His death:                  Spirit of fear and bondage

Likeness of His resurrection:           Spirit of adoption and life 

John 3:5Jesus answered. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is

born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

1 John 5:1. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.

We have lived in a spirit of fear, bondage and anxiety in our old life. But after we have believed that Jesus is the Christ, we have received salvation and our old life was buried with Jesus in baptism. Now we receive the Spirit of adoption, that we are a child of God. Christ life now in us through His Spirit, and we are heirs of God and glorified people. We call God now, Father.

2 Timothy 1:7God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.

Romans 8:15-16You did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, Abba Father. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.

Galatians 4:6. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba Father.

Romans 8:17And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

1 Peter 2:9. You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people. 

To begotten us again, to be regenerated, to be born again, to be born of the Spirit and to be born of God has the same meaning. It works all through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. After we have been regenerated by the Spirit, we are a new man.

We are not walking concerning our former conduct which grows corrupt according to our deceitful lusts, but we are renewed in the spirit of our mind and we put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holinessEphesians 4:22-24. We are not anymore like the first Adam, but we are now transformed, regenerated and begotten again like the second Adam and re-created according to God.

1 Peter 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

Regeneration:

·        Receiving of eternal life. John 11:25I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

·        Born of God. 1 John 5:1Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.

·        Partakers of the divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4. Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

·        Put on Christ. Galatians 3:27For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

·        Sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6When we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

·       Banquet with Christ. Revelation 3:20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Jesus steps 4: Renewing of the Holy Spirit

Conformed to His death:                  Body of sin is dead

Likeness of His resurrection:          Spirit of life 

Romans 8:10. If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Titus 3:4-5When the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

Renewing of the Holy Spirit is part of the righteousness of God and the regeneration process.

When Jesus was baptized and He came up from the water, He was immediately filled by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 3:15-16When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.

After baptism, we are a candidate that our spirit will be renewed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit give us life,because we have walked the road of righteousness in the footsteps of Jesus and was obedient to His word. Because of our obedience to Jesus, we now receive the life of the Holy Spirit that will control our whole life and give us the might and authority to walk in the Spirit and to act in the power of God.

Romans 8:11. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 

When this road is walked in the steps of Jesus, we shall know Him and the power of His resurrection. Not only shall we know Jesus if we are doing signs and wonders in His name, but the criteria are mainly to be obedient to Him and to do His will.

This is the road of the righteousness of God 

Matthew 7:21-23. Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and done many wonders in your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice unrighteousness. 

Gift of the Holy Spirit:

Acts 2:38-39. Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. 

The gift of the Holy Spirit is a promise from God. It is for everyone who are obedient and walking the road of righteousness. This gift of the Holy Spirit is the speaking in tongues. When the Holy Spirit gives us life, and we drink of His water, He wants to fill us totally with His anointing and blessings everlasting.

Acts 2:3-4. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 4:14Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.

Holy Spirit power:

Acts 1:8You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me.

Now that we are renewed by the Holy Spirit and received His life, we are equipped by God’s power to be witnesses for Jesus. This power from the Holy Spirit that we received, is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead and was poured out on the day of Pentecost.

Romans 8:11. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

The Holy Spirit will quicken us day by day, week by week, year by year, century by century till He comes. He will revive, freshen, accelerate, encourage, spur on, inspire and animated us.

1 Corinthians 6:14. God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.

Philippians 4:13I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. 

Holy Spirit power to serve in authority:

1 Corinthians 2:4. My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power.

Ephesians 1:19-20. What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead? 

Now that our spirit has been renewed by the Dunamis power of the Holy Spirit, we have the greatness of God’s mighty power, working in us and we can be demonstrative in our ministry. This mighty power that came upon Jesus after He was baptized, is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus went out and minister, healed all the sick people, feed the hungry and raised op the dead.

Luke 4:1Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.

Luke 4:14Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee. 

Romans 8:10. If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

Because of our righteousness to walk in obedience in the footsteps of Jesus, the Holy Spirit works His power in us and we can operate in that power.

Mark 16:20They went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.

Luke 10:19. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

Holy Spirit power to pull down strongholds:

2 Corinthians 6:4,7. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left

2 Corinthians 10:4-5. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Ephesians 5:11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 

To pull down strongholds and to expose the unfruitful works of darkness, we must have the armour of righteousness on the right and left hand. We must be obedient to God’s word to be effective and getting results.

Obedience to righteousness:

Obedience is the most important part of God’s righteousness.

To fulfil God’s righteousness in our lives, is to walk in obedience in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 5:8Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest.

John 3:36He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

God’s righteousness        Believe on the name of Jesus and follow in His footsteps

Disobedient to Jesus        Shall not see eternal life 

Romans 6:16. Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

Obedience leads to righteousness. Jesus became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. Jesus salvation and redemption comes only true to those who believe and obey Him. If we do not believe and obey Jesus commands in His word, how is it possible to think that God can make any exception to anybody who did not obey Him, to enter into eternal life. Then He is not a righteous God.

Matthew 7:21-23. Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. 

Fruit of righteousness:

Romans 6:22. Having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

Hebrews 12:11Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Romans 7:4You are married to Him, who was raised from the dead, that you should bear fruit to God.

After obedience follows the fruit of righteousness.

God looks for the fruit of righteousness after we have been trained in it, because we are real children of God and God loves us. If we are not walking in His ways, we will be chastening by God and corrected to be partakers in His holiness.

The fruit of righteousness is: Service, holiness and everlasting life.

·       Service:

         Hebrews 12:12Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

Romans 6:13Do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

Romans 12:6-8Having gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy or ministry, teaching, exhorts, giving, leading and mercy. 

·       Holiness:

         Hebrews 12:10God chastened us for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.

         Romans 6:19Present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.

Romans 6:22. Having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

2 Corinthians 7:1Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 

·       Everlasting life:

          Hebrews 12:14Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

Romans 6:22. Having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

1 Peter 1:11. For so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Crown of righteousness:

All this comes together at the end for us, when our life on earth is done, we have walked the road of righteousness, we have finished the earthly race, walk into the everlasting kingdom of God and received the crown of righteousness.

2 Timothy 4:7-8I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.

From likeness to likeness:

Romans 6:5.If we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

After mankind sin in the beginning, he lost his likeness (similarity, resemblance) of God. Because of sin, unfaithfulness, unbelief and unrighteousness, mankind lost its glory. Then God choose Israel to set forth His righteousness, but they failed also. They were taken into captivity and were destroyed and scattered all over the world. There was no more any hope and mankind dwelled in darkness and turmoil and were completely lost.

In the fullness of time, God send His Son Jesus Christ, the righteous One to come to earth, born out of the virgin Mary, to take all the sins of the world upon Him when He was crucified on the cross of Calvary. He completely saved the world and God did not impute their sins against them. Jesus took all the sins and trespasses upon Himself. Now mankind has to accept God’s offer and be willing to be reconciled back to God. 

By accepting God’s grace and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, mankind can be fully bodily and spiritually restored to the likeness of God through the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. To be obedient to Jesus commands and word, walking in His steps, be conformed in the likeness of His death and resurrection, we are walking in God’s road of true righteousness, and bearing the fruit of righteousness, and receive everlasting life.

Ephesians 4:22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Philippians 3:20-21. We eagerly await a Saviour from heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

 

Chamber 3 – Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is living in us:

The fact is that this chamber of God is in us. Romans 8:11. The Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you. Our hearts, which are our spirit, are the dwelling place of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity of God. We are now in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in us. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9. 

The Holy Spirit is the fire of God:

All around God is fire. His throne is a fiery flame and all around Him is the appearance of fire. In His sanctuary there is an altar that is burning with fire. The altar represents prayer and the fire on the altar is the fire of the Holy Spirit. So, the fire of the Holy Spirit is on our prayers. The Holy Spirit is one of God’s chambers that He totally occupies and uses to fill the spiritual life of man-kind. It is a fact that this Spiritual flame of the Holy Spirit can burn low or high, or not burning at all. To have a fervent Spirit in our spirit means that the Spirit within us must burn high. That is what prayer and worship can do. Your lips or mouth must continuously pray, worship and speak the word of the Lord.

Isaiah 6:6. One of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said. Behold this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.

Matthew 3:11. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Acts 2:2-4. Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in other tongues. We have stipulating through this whole Prayer Oven series that the altar is our prayers. When we are praying we are building a spiritual altar inside our heart. The fire on the altar (oven-heart) is the Holy Spirit. Now what keeps the fire in our hearts burning? It is our fervent prayers and praises. The moments we are praying (praising) fervently, the Holy Spirit in us comes alive, His wind blow the coal in our spirit alive, touch our mouth and lips, and we speak out more prayers, praises, thanksgivings, the promises of God and offering spiritual sacrifices that is acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5. Actually we are filled with His Holy Spirit and can speak in other tongues. Now we can declare our iniquity is taken away and our sins purged.

Hebrews 13:15. Through Jesus, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.It is a fact that children of God who always praise God and pray out loudly, they have a fervent spirit, they are positive and they are vessels ready to be used by God.

What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in prayer? 

1 Corinthians 14:15. I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. So if you pray with your spirit, you are praying into the fullness of this chamber of God. Remember your spirit is now filled with the Holy Spirit. When we get saved, we received the Spirit of God. But God wants to empower us by the infilling into the fullness of His Spirit. Acts 1:8. You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Jude verse 20: But you dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. The basic of prayer is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ and let the Holy Spirit work in and through us, and to prepare ourselves for eternal life.