He predetermined us into adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:5-6.
Today your LORD (יההוה) God says:
I am not restrained to save by many or by few. 1 Samuel 14:5-6. Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, I am there in the midst of them. And when two of you unite in oneness of heart and mind in My Word and lift your voices in confident prayer, it will come to pass.
“My heart overflows with a goodly theme as I sing out my praises to the King,” sang the psalmist. Psalm 45:1. Heart overflow. That alone will give the glow to your ministry, to your life. The glow of a radiant life. And where does the glow originate? In the bosom of Love. The golden glow of My presence within you and upon you as I pour My love into you and upon you.
A people of praise is a people of overflow. And where does the overflow come from? My Spirit in you—the well spring leaping up to eternal life, overflowing in rivers of living water pouring from within you to the world. Pouring in until your cup, your earthen vessel, overflows with a goodly theme as you sing your praises to your King of kings. Psalm 45:1.
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink,” cried Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles. John 7:37. Drink what? Jesus told the Samaritan women, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10. Living water, not worldly wine. As it is written, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself and to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.” Ephesians 5:19-20.
Do you see? You drink by songs of praise and thanksgiving unto Me until you overflow with My fullness as a partaker of My divine nature. “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19.
And the overflow, you know where that comes from because My Son explained further at the holy convocation in the Temple on eighth day of the Feast of Tabernacles, ‘“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:37-39. The Spirit in you, the well spring leaping up to eternal life overflowing in rivers of living water pouring from My throne through the hands of Jesus. Acts 2:33. For I have poured My love into your heart by My gift of the Holy Spirit, and if you but knew My gift you would have asked Jesus for a drink and He would have given you this living water, until it overflows. But you have to draw it, and with joy you will draw water from the spring of Salvation (Yeshuah), for I am your strength and song. Isaiah 12.
And the more you open to Me in praise and thanksgiving the more I can pour into you, for I do not ration the gift of My Spirit. And as I fill the well spring in you it will leap up and your cup will overflow and rivers of living water will flow out of you to the world, a thirsty world. Pouring in until your cup overflows with a goodly theme as you sing your praises to your King of kings.
But you must come to Jesus to drink for it is He who pours out the torrents of the Holy Spirit from My throne. It is He who baptizes you in the Holy Spirit. For He is the true Light, which coming into the world enlightens every man. Notice, He enlightens every man. Evangelizing, that is, witnessing to others, is just letting the Light in—showing them the Light, opening the way to the Light shining in, once the Light gets in, it will enlighten them. My servant Paul was misled and had blocked the light, but when I opened the light to him on the road to Damascus, the light of Christ went to work in him and he became a changed man. And I told him, “for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you; rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.” Acts 26:16-18. If you can just get the door of their heart open enough to get the Light in, the Light will go to work to drive out their darkness and enlighten them. That is why My Son knocks at the door of your heart and if you hear His voice and open to Him, He can bring the Light into you as you dine with Him and He with you. Revelation 3:20. But there are those it seems almost impossible to penetrate into their darkness, of whom My servant Paul wrote, “in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:4-6. You see, when the light shines in, the glory wins and enlightens you to the unfathomable riches of Christ. But why would anyone want to shut out the Light? “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 3:19-21.
Give people a drink from the overflow of your cup.
Stop fighting with Me, with My grace, or you will never receive the flow from My throne. Let Me help you to live a beautiful life. Let Me reveal things to you from the treasures in My Word and share them with those who will receive them. Do not fear being proud. Learn from Me for I am gentle and humble of heart and your souls will find rest for My yoke is easy and My burden light. I did not send My Son to condemn you, to shame you, to blame you, I sent Him to save you, to bless you, to refresh (revive) you, to restore you—to make your life a beautiful life. Let Me do it in you, with you, through you, for you, by you. Let Me equip you. Let Me lead you. Let Me bless you. Do not limit Me by a false humility.
I enlighten every man, just as I do you, but everyone is a different lamp on the Menorah. No one is the same light, the same lamp, but you shine to the praise of the glory of My grace.
My intentions towards you are kind. Have you never read, “He predetermined (planned in advance) us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.” Ephesians 1:5-10.
In Hebrew, the word for My will is “ratzon,” which also is translated “favor.” In Psalm 5, at the end thereof, I tell you that I surround you with “ratzon” as with a shield. The shield of My good Will for you. The safest place to be is in the center of My Will. And you get there by obeying My Word. My servant Paul relies on that when he writes, “So that you may prove what the Will of God is, that which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2. It is favorable to you. But you must be transformed by the renewal of your mind by My Word to know that. Otherwise, you may fear knowing My Will. But My plans for you are shalom, and not evil, to give you a glorious future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11. My Will is a kind intention, a goodly one, towards you as seen in Jesus who came to heal, redeem, save, atone, reconcile, shepherd, and usher you in to My throne of grace into perfect fellowship with Me.
He is your savior. He came to save you not to destroy you. He came to serve you, not to punish you. He came to do good to you not evil. He came to give you peace not anxiety.
I save you by the Spirit, the water and the Blood. And that is how Jesus saves you, by His blood, by the washing with water by the Word, and by pouring the Holy Spirit into your spirit until you overflow. He is your good Shepherd and your great High Priest.
And you overcome by praise and thanksgiving. And many or few can do it. It does not stop Me if I only have one person who is open to Me and whose heart is overflowing with praise and love. With that one person I can save a nation. Yes, just consider Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Jonathan, David, Mary, and I could go on and on. And think of when David set Levites, descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, to sing praise before the Ark of the Covenant 24/7. He just put twelve persons each hour but that was enough to keep the entire nation in peace and perfect protection. 1 Chronicles 25. You would be wise to become a person of praise, a person of overflow.
But to do that you must drink. And drink a lot the bigger the challenge in your life.
Jesus had an indestructible life. Eternal life is in My Son, even in the flesh. The only reason He could die for you was because He took your sins and became sin for you and the wages of sin is death. He died the death of sin. He died to sin once for all and for you who believe and have received My righteousness in Him, you also died with Him to sin, and I raised you with Him to eternal life.
If that does not make you overflow with praise and thanksgiving, you just do not understand. For even in Heaven the saints still overflow with that gratitude, “Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.’ And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, ‘To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.’ And the four living creatures kept saying, ‘Amen.’ And the elders fell down and worshiped.” Revelation 5:11-14. “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are You to take the scroll and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10.
I love you. Celebrate victories, learn from defeats, and let Me help you to live for the praise of My glory. It is a beautiful way to be. Be for Me a people of praise. Then I can do wonders for you, whether it be many or few, or even just you.