Impartation out of Resurrection Life
This is the continuation of a series of Podcasts started in Episode #601.
In the Body of Christ, we affect one another. We do! In the resurrection life of Christ, we impart LIFE. What are we imparting when we operate in the flesh?
Okay, so back to the issue of impartation. Which I didn’t know this would be about, but it’s perfect because what we gain in Christ, we can impart to brothers and sisters. And Nee says if you come under the authority that God puts you under, you will pass through things easier than that, that leader did. And that’s my hope and prayer that just by this testimony or that message and that particular group of people… The problem is resistance, John. If you don’t know God’s purpose and you don’t know where you’re going, and this is part of knowing the Way, you can know that you are going somewhere even if it’s to death. But you’re, the end result is gonna be resurrection life. So I hope and pray that that experience produces hope and vision and purpose. God’s purpose is always to bless us. “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.” That is God! And He will go to quite drastic lengths if there is an obstacle in me that I don’t want to be there, I don’t understand that’s it there, I don’t know how to quit—He is faithful to bring His own method of weakness. Paul experienced it and he tells about it. And he tells about the visions in heaven that also were part of his experience. And then he talks about the thorn in the flesh, which was to keep him humble. And when God gives you a grand, glorious revelation, He always gives you a balancing of humility so that you can, you won’t be ruined and exalted. Everything is just grace, grace.
Ok, it’s 2 Corinthians or 1 Corinthians?
2 Corinthians 1, right?
Um hmm. And this is sort of where I am this morning. I’ve been quite on fire with joy and desire and understanding what’s, what God wants to be shared. Let me read 2 Corinthians 1:7 (Amplified): “Our hope for you (who read this and hear this) [our joyful and confident expectation of good for you] is ever unwavering (assured and unshaken); for we know that just as you share and are partners in [our] sufferings and calamities, you also share and are partners in [our] comfort (consolation and encouragement).” And that encouragement is in the resurrection. Whatever God does to set us to death is to prepare us to live, manifest, and experience the actual resurrection life of Jesus. That life of Christ in the Body now is a resurrection life, a conquering of death life. And when His resurrection life comes, it is the conquering of death, even the conquering of our dead state and the inability to not live in the flesh. Paul’s Romans 7 is the despair of his weakness. “I love the law of God in my mind but in my body is another law at work.” And his desperation is kind of what you feel when you are in that death experience and that weak, that terrible weakness that you have to learn is what you have. We can’t produce anything good. And then Paul cried out and what he really received was the life of Jesus by resurrection. That’s what he actually received in place of his death. So that’s where we’re headed. We’re all headed to the grave, the cross, and the resurrection. Paul is really revealing this and we just don’t catch it. In 2 Corinthians 2:5 he says: “Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me,” (and Paul’s in a different place, understand) “but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you.” So this is, this is a different kind of life. We affect each other. We are responsible for the effects of our life on that unseen, transcendent Church. I have a verse that is my current most fascinating, powerful, intriguing verse that I want to understand. It’s Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB: “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.” He is able to do way beyond our imagination according to the power of God within that is at work always within us. To Him be glory. So you see there is a life inside of us the power of which we don’t comprehend. The presence of this life and this power within us is going to accomplish what God wants us to be and is always working unseen, unknown, unrecognized within us to bring about what is God’s pleasure in us and for us. It’s just phenomenal how this life of Christ is everything and everywhere. And everything is going to be brought into His fullness and under His authority. That, too, is Ephesians. His life will transcend, transform everything in this universe.
Impartation out of Resurrection Life – Episode #604 – Shulamite Podcast
In the Body of Christ, we affect one another. We do! In the resurrection life of Christ, we impart LIFE. What then are we imparting to those around us when we’re operating in the flesh? Whether we want to be or not, we are vessels of life or death, one or the other.