Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Did You Move PAST Christ or THROUGH Christ to Get to the Father?

Mal 3:1 BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger {or} Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts.

Mal 3:2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap;

Mal 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

Why are the elect struggling to fulfill the will of God? Why are the Apostles and the Prophets struggling to hear His voice? God said His people have neglected the purpose of Christ for the priests. He said we have accepted only that Christ died for us, but did not allow Him to cleanse us appropriately. Too many in the Body have stepped on the Savior and claimed access to the Father, yet even this is not according to His due order.

God showed me that the Word of God has not been allowed to purify many who claim to have direct access to the Father. One cannot offer oneself a living sacrifice unto God until the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Savior, has burned away the impurities. Only then can a righteous vessel be used of God.

In the Spirit, I can see prophets, apostles – great men and women of God – shaking the hand of Jesus’ and attempting to approach the throne, just because they’ve accepted that He is real. Yet, only those who have been purified are able to stay in His presence. Only those who have been cleansed and transformed by the blood of Christ are able to abide under the shadow of the Almighty God. I see Jesus stripping those who are willing to sit in His presence and baste in the written Word, desiring to be purified before attempting to gain access to the throne.

Christ is our access to the Father, yet He is a refining fire. Too many of us have run through the door, afraid of getting burned. When will the people of God learn that we cannot cheat God’s plan?

1Ch 15:13

For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.

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