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Hmm…This Simply Will Not Do

In the natural world, people judge a person’s importance partly by the home they live in.  If it is a very plain house you assume that the person is of modest means.  If the house is a palace you assume the person is a king. God says,

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”

Isaiah 66:1,2

The perfect house that God seeks

Our Father says that He fills heaven and earth, therefore, it isn’t possible to build a normal house for Him to dwell in.  However, where He will rest and find His abode is in those who are contrite (humble) of spirit and highly regard what He says.

God has provided a way for us to be made perfect.   Jesus Christ came, lived a perfect life, and died in our place for our sins.  When we accept him as our Lord and Savior, our sins are forgiven and we become a new creation.  God clothes us with His righteousness and when He looks upon us, sees His son Jesus Christ.

Be ye therefore perfect

God wants to marry a spotless Bride, one who is pure, holy, and righteous. The woman who God desires is madly in love with Him too.  She has forsaken all others and given up everything to be with Him.  In other words, our heavenly Bridegroom is looking for perfection to house His perfection.

In order to become a perfect bride, we must allow God to fill us until all that is seen is Him.  Our Father performs this miracle through three steps. The first step is Salvation.  This is when our fellowship is restored.  The second step is Spirit baptism. This is when God indwells us again. The third and final step is Oneness with Him through Divine Love.  This is the Tabernacle experience.

The way of God is not optional

None of these steps are optional in our day and age.  All three are necessary for us to become a perfect, spotless bride. We cannot, as a group, become the church of Philadelphia without allowing God to fill us completely. Those who willfully resist or discard any of these three steps will not become the perfect house God seeks.

Living with God is always about living by revelation.  We are to simply yield everything we are to Him, allowing His image and likeness through us. Jesus Christ was and is the epitome of walking in the Spirit. When you looked upon him you saw God looking back.  When Christ spoke you heard the voice of God.  As the son of God hugged you, you felt God hug you. Jesus is the perfect house of God and we are his body.

God says,

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”

Revelation 21:23

A better translation of the word “light”, in the greek, is lamp.  Jesus is literally the image of God and our Father’s brilliance through Christ, lightens everything and everyone around him.

Doctrine is useless.  Theology is a hindrance.  Dogma is damaging.  All that we really need is to hear God’s voice and do what He says in the moment He says it.  In coming back to the garden we resume simply listening and obey our Father without hesitation.

Stop trying to be perfect, simply allow God to be Himself

In conclusion, stop thinking about what God says and simply accept and do what you hear. Hear Him today, right this instant, and let Him love through you. Become filled with His Spirit by yielding to His Spirit.  As you allow Him to take over your body (just like you did when you spoke in tongues), you naturally fall into being like Him.  This is when Jesus’s yoke becomes easy and his burden light.  As we cease from our own labors and simply do and be as He directs every moment of every day, living a Christian life becomes easy.

Perfect is who we yield to, not what we do

Finally,  perfection is not something we do, it is something God does as we allow Him to possess us. God is perfect and so when we allow Him to fill us we become perfection.  This is how perfection houses perfection.  God says,

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”

Ephesians 4:13