“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the dust. And after my skin is struck off, from My body I shall see God; whom I myself shall behold, and whom my eyes will see and not another, Then my heart is made complete within me. Job 19:25-27.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
You have been redeemed. And your redeemer died to redeem you. But the good news is that, unlike an earthly person who gave his life to redeem another, your redeemer lives forever. And when I raised Him with all your sins gone, I raised you up with Him and seated you in Him, in the spirit, in Heaven.
Yes, you have a redeemer that gave His life for you but is with you even now, as of this and every moment. He is with you always. And because He lives forever, so do you. He loved you and gave His life for you and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He came to serve you and He still does.
But there is more to come. For even though you have been redeemed from the law of sin and death and from the curses that accompany that law, you still await the completion of redemption for the last enemy to go under the feet of your redeemer is death. I am speaking of the redemption of your bodies. My servant Job foretold this:
“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last day He will take His stand on the dust (the last enemy to go under His feet, death). And after my skin is struck off, from My body I shall see God; whom I myself shall behold, and whom my eyes will see and not another, Then my heart is made complete within me. Job 19:25-27.
The mortal flesh taken off like a suit of old clothes and a new suit of significance and magnificence put on you that becomes an immortal part of you.
I have showered My love upon you in Christ Jesus by making sin as if it had never been and reinstituting you as My beloved children in Him. And so you now stand in that wondrous bond of parent and child with Me. And even if your earthly father and mother have forsaken you, I will never do so.
The worldly minded do not understand your relationship with Me in Jesus—that of citizen of My Kingdom, child of Mine, and spouse and Covenant partner of Mine, because they do not know Me or the One I sent to be your redeemer, Jesus Christ, the righteous one.
And they cannot even begin to see or imagine who you will be when Jesus appears the second time, not to take away sins, having been offered once for all, but to catch you, who eagerly await Him, up in the heavens to Himself and in a twinkling of an eye, at the trumpet blast, you will be gloriously changed and in your very body, encompassed now in glory, majesty and immortality, you will see Me and as your redeemer is in glory, so you too will be.
We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:2-3.
For now, however, you are awaiting this glorious home coming. Your spirit has been redeemed but your body awaits the completion of redemption when it is raised up and the mortal is swallowed up by the immortal. The redemption of possession. You possess the assurance of redemption of your earthly bodies to heavenly bodies and I have sealed you in that promise by the Holy Spirit as a pledge.
There is much more to come in the glorious freedom of the children of God and it is worth waiting for.
For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:22-23.
When you see the glory that awaits you, you will consider any denial of your flesh here on earth is merely momentary light affliction to gain all. If you would see that glory and your rewards, you would see that refusing to allow yourself to harbor unforgiveness, and controlling your emotional ups and downs so that you are not complaining, venting, worrying, speaking in anger, having a pity party, having thoughts of malice towards others, fearing the future, and gossiping is not only a wise choice but that it also is the way to live in the glorious freedom of My children even now. The troubles of this present life, and you will have troubles in this life for even though you are redeemed from it, the curse is still operating in this world as it is now, will seem like nothing in comparison to the glory that awaits you for eternity.
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
Until Adam’s lease is over, the devil has been allowed by man to remain. But you as My children, citizens, and Covenant partners, that is, as the Body of Christ, the Church, have the authority to cast him out of your territory. A huge part of your freedom as My children is the authority I have given you in Christ over the world, the flesh and the devil. But you must exercise it or you will live just like those who have no hope, without Me and without My covenants of promise. Not because I have not called them out of darkness into My own marvelous light, but because they ignored or outright rejected My call.
What does your freedom as the redeemed with a living kinsman redeemer who is with you night and day mean to you now while still in this world? Everything for life and godliness.
It means you can hold up your head high because you are far from oppression.
But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:3.
It means you have strength from your redeemer in those times when you feel weak and like you just cannot go on.
I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13.
It means you can have joy that no one can take from you that I constantly make available to you in the anointing.
And it means you are loved and that the one who redeemed you out of the slavery to sin and death did not stop the redemption there. I redeemed you to put you on the glorious plan I have for your life that leads right into your promised land even now.
You now possess the “Three M’s”—Motivation, Movement, and Momentum, which allow no limitations. I have taken off your limited mindset and given you the mind of Christ. It is up to you, however, to renew your mind to this so you take advantage of the glorious freedom of My children.
First, you will never move or develop any momentum if you have no motivation. If you see yourself as inadequate and a failure you will not overcome you motionless stance and move out of the zone of self-defeat and with no movement, that is, no velocity, you cannot gain momentum or, for that fact, go forward to anything.
This is the property known as “inertia,” whereby a body opposes any agency that attempts to put it in motion or, if it is moving, to change the magnitude or direction of its velocity. Inertia is a passive property and does not enable a body to do anything except oppose any force that tries to change its status quo.
Inertia can work as rebellion against My plan for your life or as unshakeable determination to go forward with it no matter what force tries to oppose you or change your course.
To have motivation you must envision the goal in the master plan I have for your life as your own. For you are My masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for a life of good deeds I prepared for you in advance. And that is where you find the vision and plan that gives motivation to your movement and brings about increased velocity in the flow of the Spirit as you move into My plan for your life increasing your momentum.
But first after motivation comes Movement. “Movement” means you are not sluggish and not stuck going around and around the same mountain that is blocking your way to the promised land like the Israelites did in the desert. They did not move into the path I set before them but drew back to mediocrity and parked their lives in the desert. Barren and fruitless. A sad and wasted life. When the path opens you must move forward as the Spirit directs. And you will know the way to go if your eyes are on Jesus and you are praying the Spirit. My Word is a light to your path and a lamp to your feet. And the the path gets brighter and brighter until perfect day. You have to plant the seed before you get the hundredfold. Even if you just take a few steps you will begin to pick up Momentum.
That is the next M of your motion to a new life of grace by faith. A body at rest remains at rest but once the movement begins momentum kicks in and off you go running and not growing weary. But Momentum only continues to go forward if it is fueled by Motivation. And that only happens when you stay focused on the goal in the master plan I have for your life. Keep your eyes on Jesus and He will lead you in paths of righteousness. And be filled with the Holy Spirit and you will know the things to come and He leads you who are My children.
Momentum is determined by the size and velocity of an object. A small rock rolling down a hill will be easier to stop than a huge bolder rolling down the hill at the same speed. The fact is that the bigger the object the faster in will increase in momentum. Momentum is determined by multiplying the mass of an object by its velocity.
In sports the term “momentum” is often used about a team that is on a winning streak. That team becomes harder and harder to beat. Seeing themselves as champions motivates and moves them and their momentum picks up. If a team has the momentum then it is on the move and is going to take some effort to stop. And if a team has a lot of momentum then it is really on the move and is going to be harder to stop. The same with anything that takes effort in life, fresh ideas that motivate people who are in a rut to greater efforts adds momentum to the project.
If you see yourself as a grasshopper you have no motivation, movement or momentum to go forward to fight giants and move mountains. You will be easy to stop and easy prey to Satan.
Above all do not put your life on hold just because it has gotten difficult where are now. Do not retreat back to your former self. The Israelites, when anything got a bit challenging, were screaming to go back to the slavery of Egypt. They hated that slavery but they were ready to return to it for what they thought meant security and stability.
Now let Me tell you how to handle this: MAKE THE MOST OF WHERE YOU ARE NOW AND I WILL MAKE YOU THE MOST THAT YOU WERE MEANT TO BE.
And love is the key to turning on your power. Love is the strongest motive-giver of all. Jacob worked hard labor for seven years to have Rachel as his bride and it seemed like nothing to him because of his great love for her. Jesus’ love for you and Me is so great that He was willing to take all your sins and ills upon Himself and die a cruel and painful death in your place to set you free and reconcile you to Me. He set His face like flint and was determined to finish that work of love no matter who or what opposed Him, He did it for the joy that lay before Him of giving you eternal life and fellowship with Me and Him and the Holy Spirit. One.
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion! Passing through the valley of Baca (weeping) they make it a place of life giving springs. The early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:5-7.
I love you. Remember, I have given you the three M’s, so make use of them. Motivation: capture the vision, write down the plan. Movement: start moving with the plan and the more you run with it and the bigger the vision and the plan become in your heart, the more momentum will be there drawing everyone along with you to higher and higher levels of speed until what seemed impossible and far away is there before you.
“Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets [Motivation], that the one who reads it may run [Movement]. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail [Momentum]. Though it tarries, wait for it [Love]; for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3.