Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6.
Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a matter of eating and drinking (flesh) but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (spirit). Romans 14:17. To be in the flow of Heaven you must be walking and living in the Spirit and not according to the flesh. And by the flesh I mean living only by what you see, hear, and feel with your five physical senses and your body with no higher reality—focused on the temporal things subject to change rather than upon the eternal things that do not change forever.
“For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.” Romans 8:5-9.
I am Spirit and I seek those who worship in Spirit and in truth, that is, in faith and in My Word. Spirit calls to spirit, and flesh calls to flesh. But if you are a born again believer in My Son, My Spirit dwells in you and I have called you. Do you know the hope of My calling? Do you know what is your inheritance? Do you know what is that power that I have put into you that is working in you to do far more then you can ask or think? And that is today’s Life Lesson about accessing Heaven on earth: “In Spirit and in Truth.”
When I gave Jesus to the world to take away your sins, He was My gift to the world so that WHOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but shall have eternal life. Eternal life is available to all in Jesus but not everyone takes advantage of so great a salvation, but for those who do, who receive Jesus as Lord, to them He gives the right to become My children, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of Me. John 1:12-13. You are then born again as a citizen of My Kingdom. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
But you have only opened the first door, there is so much more inside, for in Jesus are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. He opens to you the Kingdom that was shut to man from the time of Adam to the time of the resurrection of Jesus. But when He ascended back to Me those ancient gates flew open and He brought a host of believers with Him from Abraham’s bosom. My Kingdom became the home for men and angels to dwell with Me, the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
And a portal to earth, the ladder Jacob saw, had opened and no one could shut it. But it is only open to those who believe. An open Heaven is over you.
Jesus explained this, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again from above he cannot see the kingdom of God,” John 3:3, and again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6.
When you repent of your old manner of life and way of thinking and receive Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart I raised Him from the dead with all your sins taken out of the way by His becoming sin for you and being punished in your place so you might live, then you are a new creation and your spirit, which was formerly dead to Me and alive to sin, becomes alive to Me and dead to sin. You have again changed masters. Adam and Eve went from Me to Satan and took all their descendants with them. Now, in Christ, by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, you are rescued from the realm of darkness (Satan’s kingdom) and brought into the Kingdom of My Beloved Son.
When Christ died, I counted it as you died in Him to sin, and when I raised Him, I raised you in Him with all your sins taken away, and My Spirit was able to come and dwell in your spirit for it was now alive to Me.
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” Acts 1:38-39.
And in the Spirit you have access to Me and to My Kingdom where I am, right to My throne room of grace.
But there was more, much more. Jesus came not only to save you from your sins and give you the gift of eternal life in Heaven, He came to give you access to Heaven itself even now on earth. He came to baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire.
John the Baptist witnessed, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11.
When Jesus revealed Himself to His followers after I raised Him from the dead, He breathed on them and they were born again and received the gift of the Holy Spirit in their spirit but after forty days, when He was ready to ascend back to Me, He promised them more. He promised they would be clothed with POWER from on High. He promised them He would baptize them in the Holy Spirit when He reached My throne. He would pour out the Promise of the Holy Spirit that I had made to the prophets upon believers and they would be filled inside and out with My Spirit.
“Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:4-5. And He told them more, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8.
“Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:46-48.
And on the day Pentecost was fulfilled, when Jesus had reached My throne, He poured down the promised Holy Spirit on the believers.
“Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.” Acts 2:33.
I gave you Jesus for your salvation and He poured out the Holy Spirit on you for your edification and unification with Me and all other believers both in Heaven and on earth.
I put all things in the hands of Jesus and gave Him full authority, and He has chosen to share them with you. From His fullness you have all received, grace on top of grace. Are you thirsty for more days of Heaven on earth? Ask Jesus for a drink to get in the divine flow until it inundates your life and the lives of all around you.
“Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “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.
And I entrust Jesus to give you the Spirit without measure.
“He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.” John 3:31-35.
My Son gives you the Spirit, and the more your words are in line with Mine the more filled of the Spirit you become until you overflow into the thirsty world.
My Son had an encounter with a Samaritan woman, and I planned it appropriately in the setting of a well where she would draw water. But My Son used that to introduce her to Himself and the Holy Spirit. And you who now read the story of the encounter can be introduced to the same.
And so it begins: “He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.And He had to pass through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about noon. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “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.” She said to Him, “Lord, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:3-14.
He will give you living water and if you drink of that living water your spirit, the very depths and core of your being, will never thirst again. No, never, My Spirit will dwell in you and that heavenly flow like a river of living water, liquid love, will become a wellspring leaping up to eternal life. You will be in the very flow of the heart of Heaven.
“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:7-9.
And that flow will make you glow. Moses’ face was radiant after he spent time with Me in My Word and now you have the writer of My Word, My Spirit, within you giving life to your mortal body.
Anyone who loves Me becomes beautiful. “For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted with Salvation.” Psalm 149:4. You who are baptized into Christ are clothed in Christ. I clothe you in the garments of Salvation and the robe of righteousness. I have crowned you with glory and majesty.
And where did this river of delights take the Samaritan woman by the well? To the same place it takes you, “The woman said to Him, “Lord, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I AM, the one who is speaking with you now.” John 4:19-25.
That fountain of living water will leap up in worship that cannot be contained, just as in Heaven. For it is in worship that the flow of Heaven makes you beautiful.
“Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing; let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. Let the godly ones exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand.” Psalm 149:1-6.
I love you. To live in the flow of Heaven on earth, you must be walking in the spirit and not in the flesh and drinking from that wellspring that Jesus has poured into your heart that is leaping up to eternal life, that is, Heaven itself. And the quickest access is singing in tongues and with your understanding. And that will be for another lesson: Tongues, the sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And if you have not been born again, you cannot even see into the realm of the Spirit so if you have not, say this prayer now for the miracle of new birth to take place in you:
“Heavenly Father, thank you for Jesus. He died for me. I believe you raised Him from the dead. I confess that Jesus is Lord, Jesus is my Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and lead me in that beautiful life you prepared for me in advance that I might enjoy it. Amen”