|Posted on December 7, 2018 at 3:40 AM|
Words from John G Lake His Life His Sermons, His Boldness of Faith
Beloved, I want to tell you that
the soul joined to Christ and
who exercises the power of God,
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.
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; that is, infilled and inspired by life from God. My nature is infilled by God-life. God poured His blood into me and I am reborn as His descendent, His child whom He loves to the extreme. With God-life in me I am an overcomer! John G Lake was fully comitted to God, totally believing His Word and trusting Him:
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.
And that is what I choose Lord! I want to live constantly in that high dominion joined to You where I am an overcomer indeed~ yes doing the works of/as Jesus ~ and in truth. I realize that takes commitment and radical obedience. I'm asking You Lord God to bring me to that level.
Christianity is not a thing to be apologized for, rather Christianity is the living conscious life and power of the living God, transmitted into the nature of man until, bless God, man's nature is transformed by the living touch, and the very spirit, soul and being is energized and filled by His life. Thus you become indeed, as Christ intended, a veritable Christ.
That startles some people. But the ultimate of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the ultimate of the redemption of the Son of God is to reproduce and make every man - bound by sin and held by sensuousness and enslaved by the flesh - like Himself in deed and in truth, sons of God. Not sons of God on a lower order, but sons of God as Jesus is. Yes we are to be, I am to be, God’s full child reproduced and made like Jesus in deed and truth in every way like Jesus fully and completely.
Paul declared, "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers." What for? "Till we all come...into the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ" [Ephesians 4:11-13]. Bless God. Not a limited life, but an unlimited life.
The idea of Christ, the idea of God was that every man, through Jesus Christ, through being joined to Him by the Holy Spirit, should be transformed into Christ's perfect image. Glory be to God. Christ within and Christ without. Christ in your spirit, Christ in your soul and Christ's in your body. Not only living His life, but performing His works by the grace of God. That is the gospel of the Son of God, I can live as Christ and do His works as He lives in me ~ Christ within and Christ without. . . in my spirit, my soul, and my body living His life and performing His deeds by the grace of God.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ's: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" [Romans 1:16].
Romans 1:16 (The Message) It's news I'm most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God's powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts Him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God's way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: "The person in right standing before God by trusting him, really lives."
Romans 1:16 (New Living Translation) For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.
. . . Beloved, don't you see that Christianity was unselfishness itself. It had no consideration for the selfish individual. The thing held up above everything else in the world, and the only idea worthy of a Christian was that you and I and He Himself might demonstrate to mankind one holy, high beauteous thing, of which the world was deficient, and that was a knowledge of God.
My friends, John G Lake was a man who did indeed work in the power of God. His amazing life demonstrated what is possible when we know and follow the fullness of God's teaching.