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JOHN G LAKE (2)

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 5:45 AM


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In one of the class meetings one day, as I sat listening to the testimonies, I observed that there was a kind of weakening trend. People were saying, "I am having such a hard time." "I am feeling the temptations of the world so much." Etc. I was not able at the time to tell people what was the difficulty. I was only a young Christian. But when they got through I observed the old class leader, a gray headed man. He said something like this, "Brethren, the reason we are feeling the temptations so much, the reason there is a lack of sense of victory is because~

we are too far away from the Son of God. Our souls have descended. They are not in the high place where Christ is. Let our souls ascend, and when they ascend into the realm of the Christ, we will have a a new note, it will be the note of victory."

 

                                                               


Beloved, that is the difficulty with us all. We have come down out of the heavenlies into the natural, and we are trying to live a heavenly life in the natural state, overburdened by the weights and cares of the flesh and life all about us. Bless God, there is deliverance. There is victory. There is a place in God where the flesh no longer becomes a bondage. Where, by the grace of God, every sensuous state of the human nature is brought into subjection to the living God, where Christ reigns in and glorifies the very activities of a man's nature, making him sweet and pure and clean and good and true. Bless His Holy Name.

 

(ME) Lord help me, Holy Spirit, to not stray from You God for a moment. My goal is to remain in God~presence constantly. Holy Spirit, give me the grace to do that. Let all my actions be God~directed actions not self~directed actions. Give me grace to align my thoughts to Your thoughts consistently. Holy Spirit help me become more like Christ every day.


 I call you today, beloved, by the grace of God, to that high life, to that holy walk, to that heavenly atmosphere,to that life in God where the grace and Spirit and power of God permeates your whole being.

  • More, where not only your whole being is in subjection,
  • but it flows from your nature as a holy stream of heavenly life to bless other souls everywhere by the grace of God.

 

 

(Me) Yes! Yes and yes! This is what I seek Lord!! Open my life as a conduit for You to flow through. By Your grace Father bless other souls by that holy stream of heavenly life flowing thru me.

 

 I have been a student all my life. Not just a student of letters, but of the things of the soul. God helped me by His grace to take note of and analyze the conditions of my own soul.

I noted that when that high consciousness of heavenly dominion rested upon my life, there was one thing that stood uppermost in all my consciousness.

That was the vision of the triumphant Christ, the Son of God, as pictured by John in the first chapter of Revelation, where He stands forth  in the mighty dignity of an overcomer, declaring, "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the key of hell and of death" [Revelation 1:18].


(Me) Yes, Jesus You are and aways will be the Overcomer and because You overcame I can overcome. 



Revelation 1:18 (The Message)   Eyes pouring fire-blaze,
  both feet furnace-fired bronze,
His voice a roar,
 right hand holding the Seven Stars,
His mouth a sharp-biting sword,
 his face a blinding sun.I saw this and fainted dead at his feet. His right hand pulled me upright, his voice reassured me:

17-20 “Don’t fear: I am First, I am Last, I’m Alive. I died, but I came to life, and my life is now forever. See these keys in my hand? They open and lock Death’s doors, they open and lock Hell’s gates. Now write down everything you see:


Beloved, I want to tell you that the soul joined to Christ and  who exercises the power of God,

[ Look at this:]

  • ascends into that high consciousness of heavenly dominion as it is in the heart of Jesus Christ today, for He is the overcomer, the only overcomer.

  • But yet, when my soul is joined to His soul, when His Spirit flows like a heavenly stream through my spirit,

              when my whole nature is infilled and inspired by the life from God,

  • I too, being joined with Him, become an overcomer, in deed and in truth. Glory be to God.

 

 

(ME)  Yes, Holy God! Glory be to You! I choose to have my soul ~ my mind, my will, my emotions ~ joined to You, Jesus, and exercising Your power as I ascend into the high consciousness of heavenly dominion, as it is in Jesus’ heart today. That happens only when Jesus Holy Spirit flows like a heavenly stream, thru my spirit and my whole nature ~ the I who is fully human yet whose nature has been changed and likened now to the nature of Jesus ~ is infilled and inspired by life from God. My nature is infilled by God-life. God poured His nature into me and I am reborn as His descendent, His chid whom He loves to the extreme. With God life in me I am an overcomer!



I am glad that God has permitted man, even at intervals, to rise into that place of high dominion in God, for it demonstrates the purpose of God. It demonstrates that He purposes we should not only rise into the high place at intervals, but that this should be the normal life of the Christian who is joined to God every day and all the time.


(ME) And that is what I choose Lord! I want to live constantly in that high dominion joined to You where I am an overcomer in deed ~ yes doing the works of / as Jesus ~ in truth.



                                       


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 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.

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