2 Corinthians 3:6
It is written,
“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
2 Corinthians 3:6
(This message is part of what I believe our Lord is speaking to us at this time.)
I am writing to you so that you may understand why you have struggled so much, yet brought forth so little. Many are angry with Me because they believe that they obey my scripture yet they do not see the blessings that I have spoken of in My word.
The basic error is that you do not honored My Spirit but rather cling to your understanding of the letter of My law. As I have said, “the letter kills.” There was a time, before My son came to die for your sins, that I put Israel (and the whole world had my people obeyed My voice) under the law of Moses in preparation to receive him. In that time it was proper to obey a shadow of things to come. However, just as I moved My worship from the high places of Israel to My Holy temple in Jerusalem, so too I fulfilled the law of Moses through my son Jesus Christ. Now days, what was written on tablets of stone is now written upon your hearts through my Holy Ghost.
When you try to fulfill My will through your natural minds you miss the mark. In the beginning, I commanded My new creation not to partake of the knowledge of good and evil lest they die. Thus it has always been from the beginning that when Adam chooses to follow their natural minded thoughts it is enmity with Me. Today, My people stray because they choose the forbidden fruit and will not listen to My voice when I speak.
I have always preferred to speak to My people directly. I chose to “speak” the heavens and earth into existence to demonstrate this fact. I spoke to my son Adam in the cool of the day. I spoke to my servant Noah in the dark days before the flood. I tried to speak to the children of Israel at the mount of fire and smoke but they were afraid and would not hear My voice. I have spoken until this very day through my prophets but my people will not hear them either. I desire to speak to you.
Instead of listening to My voice, my people are taught by false teachers to do what is right in their own eyes. They have become a law unto themselves and they do not obey My will. They constantly feed on forbidden knowledge and bring death to themselves just as I foretold from the beginning of the world.
My people cannot seek my face through the letter of My law. Keeping my commandments through your natural minds cannot please me. I desire, through My Spirit, to lead and guide each one of you in unbroken communion. Jesus, My only begotten son, knew this and lived his life through My Spirit and obeyed My voice without fail even unto the death of the cross. My Spirit raised Christ from the dead and that same Spirit, if it dwell in you, will also raise you from the dead at that last day.
You struggle because you do what is right in your own eyes. You follow your natural minds and do not yield to My Holy Spirit. Therefore, as you live in the flesh I cannot manifest My Spirit to you and through you. My true work goes undone because you are busy doing what you believe is correct and good in your own sight.
I am willing that none should perish but that all should have everlasting life. I cannot do the work of the ministry through you and bring My salvation to this world if you will not listen to Me and do what I say when I say to do it. Blessing lies in your obedience, without question, to what I speak to your spirit. You often confuse your own understanding with my will and you, along with many others, perish because of it.
My law was characterized by sin and death. I gave it to put all men under condemnation so that My Son could die for the sins of the whole world. Truly, there was none righteous, no not one. No flesh could ever glory in my presence and the law of Moses was meant to show how utterly lost and depraved my sons and daughters were. Salvation was always by grace for no one, except my son Jesus Christ, could live a perfect and blameless life. It was to be My Spirit that would make people alive forevermore and nothing else. My son, the express image of Me, was and is the way, the truth, and the life because I AM the way, the truth, and the life.
You cannot live by the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and please Me. You can only live by the tree of life that I will freely give to everyone who enters New Jerusalem. You must choose the tree of life. You must decide to obey My voice and believe what I say. My blessings lie in obedience to My voice and not in doing what is right in your own eyes. You must serve Me and do “My” will.