WAY OF THE CROSS TO REST IN GOD
way of the cross can be likened to a journey with many
happenings and events along the way, many of which we are often
unaware. Their potential for our spiritual growth is beyond
dismiss, rationalize, explain, justify and defend these of being no
value, often referred to as fate
are unaware that the decision to no longer control our lives is just
the beginning and until we are well on the way do we realize how
double minded we are. We hand over with one hand and take back with
NEW LIFE BEGINS
are no longer the controller of our destiny, but often continue to
hold the reigns. We go along with our emotions, behaviour, attitudes,
blindly allowing ourselves the rights we assume we are still entitled
to; QUE SERA, SERA, what ever will be will be.
we have a choice and find we have new ways of viewing life. There
begins a minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day dying to the old
ways of thinking, talking and behaving. If this is not your
experience then I doubt the journey has begun.
wide road becomes increasingly narrow and hazardous. The actions,
thoughts and behaviours once acted upon without thought or
consideration will cause a discomfort if heeded and carried out.
This is as it should be. You are on the road to the Cross.
narrow road may seem very confining, many turns, at times taking the
wrong direction and having to return to where we strayed from the
path, strewn with prickles, thorns, stones and more often than not,
large boulders. These will present themselves through our
relationships, financial difficulties, health problems, deaths of our
loved ones, the state of the world, loneliness, rejection and feeling
abandoned to name but a few.
desire help with our difficulties, more often than not seeking the
world and all it has to offer to ease our momentary afflictions.
Until we at last come to understand these things came for our
were the signposts to lead us to the place of relinquishment, to the
foot of the Cross, to the very place we began our journey. We have
come full circle and when at last we lay the burdens down, we
know the Cross is our place of rest. If only we would learn to stay,
lay and never leave we would know the power of this resting place.
we cease meddling with everything and not keep things between our
hands will we know the rest of God. God only performs on that which
does not resist Him. LACK OF RESISTANCE LEADS TO REST.Not
a passive giving up, but a decisive giving in to His ability to work
all things together for our good.
IS THE WORK OF THE CROSS. THE DEATH OF OUR STRIVING WILL ALWAYS LEAD
TO THE RESURRECTION OF HIS LIFE WITHIN. JESUS
CHRIST DID NOT RESIST THE CROSS. A CONTINUAL VOICING OF THE WORD OF
THE CROSS, UTTERED IN THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE.
, IF THOU WILL, TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME, NEVERTHELESS NOT MY WILL BUT
THINE BE DONE" ,THIS CRY FOR MERCY, THE
DIVIDING WORK OF THE CROSS
set His heart for the universe He created to be ruled by His
rule of the old creation was made null and void by the death of
His Son on the Cross. The first system is finished. The new creation
is the Kingdom world. Nothing old can be in the new. Education,
cultural, religious or denominational background has no place in the
world of the Kingdom. They are not good or bad but they are flesh and
CREATURES, NEW NATURE, NEW FACULTIES, NEW KINGDOM, NEW WORLD.THEN
HE WHO SAT ON THE THRONE SAID "BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW.'
AND HE SAID TO ME." WRITE, FOR THESE WORDS ARE TRUE AND
FAITHFUL." Rev. 21:5
Cross ends the old: Resurrection starts the new.Baptism=death
baptised does not necessarily mean we are dead. Cannot bury
what is not dead. ARE YOU REALLY DEAD OR HAVE YOU BEEN BURIED
ALIVE? ARE YOU STILL IN THE TOMB AWAITING YOUR SPIRITUAL
RESURRECTION? HAVE YOU WALKED OUT OF YOUR GRAVECLOTHES?Have
you accepted the death AND resurrection sides of the Cross?
we accept the finished work of the Cross we will present the old
natural Adam ways, instincts, wisdom and strengths for His use.RESURRECTION
IS THE SOURCE OF OUR LIFE, in fact all belongs to Him, the Lord Jesus
Christ, therefore we have no need to present what already belongs to
the Cross experience there is nothing to give. Death to the old
cuts off all that cannot be consecrated, resurrection make
consecration possible. We cannot consecrate to Him our Adamic
nature. Only that which has been resurrected can we present.
Our resurrection life belongs to Him.Many
attempt to consecrate their uncrucified, natural life.
Consecration to God is not for Christian work, it is choosing
to walk the path He has chosen that we may use for His purposes those
things that now have His life as their power.
will take what we offer, break it, bless it and give it to others.
He took the loaves and broke them into fragments that others
may be fed. He will make us into broken bread and poured out
ravishing( to carry off, to enrapture) the Soul, the secret of self
abandonment is in the dying, not the doing; the utter helplessness of
the flesh. The breaking of self brings the infilling for power
seed ( the Word) conceived in the womb of prayer:
A quiet time 2.
A secret time
Lord confines many as a woman who is in confinement waits for the
birth of her child. This is the work of the church, in fact the
woman is the church. That which is to be birthed in due time is in
need of nurture, spiritual nourishment, rest and spiritual exercise.
Life in earthern vessels, broken open, Christ to come forth, as out
of the innermost being, the breaking forth of waters from the
fountain within, placed there by the words He spoke. Out of your
belly will flow rivers of living water to a dry and thirsty land.
THE DRY BONES WILL LIVE to become an exceeingly great army. Eze. 37
This is the glorious secret.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE CROSS: CALVARY : THE PIVOT OF ALL SPIRITUAL THINGS IN GOD.