Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Resurrection Power

Scripture: Philippians 3 v 8 - 11: "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
 9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
 10  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
 11  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead."

The great apostle Paul had one strong desire - to know the Lord and the power of His resurrection.  If anyone should have known the Lord it was Paul.  He saw Jesus in His resurrection body while on the road to Damascus to persecute Christians.

The glory of this encounter partially blinded Paul, which became his thorn in the flesh, the weakness he tried to be free of in 2 Corinthians 12.  Jesus said to him, My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Thankfully, it stopped his persecution of Christians as he was now one of them!

This is a revelation because in the world it is always survival of the fittest and strongest.  The Lord within us allows a weakness so that His strength can be 
added. In Paul's case, his short-sightedness added to the deep sight of Jesus,  gave him extraordinary revelations and abilities. 

The power of Jesus' resurrection is applied to us in water baptism.  There is a divine exchange made under the water when our old sinful nature is killed off and replaced by the righteous nature of Jesus who has now come alive in us.  From the creation of man His nature was alive in us but when Adam fell under the Dominion of the Serpent, it died and the result was the utter corruption of mankind.  Many churches teach that water baptism is your outward acknowledgement of salvation, but it is so much more than that.

That is why Jesus said in John 3 v 3 that we must be born again, not of flesh but of water and spirit.  He has to breathe that life back into us when we recognize Him as our Lord and Saviour and repent of our sins.  We should immediately be baptized in water and the Holy Spirit.  This complete salvation restores us to the stature Adam had with God before the fall.

Paul thoroughly knew all this too, so what else was he wanting to experience?  I believe its the final defeat of Satan at the Battle of Armageddon.  First the rapture of His Body the invisible church to be joined to Him, the head of the body to complete the Bridegroom.  Then back to Earth to do a hot extraction of Israel, His Bride, from the clutches of Satan.  Then the interrupted Marriage Feast of the Lamb could continue.

It was interrupted by Lucifer who seduced His Bride on the Day of marriage and abducted her and held her for ransom till now.  Jesus paid that ransom with His own life and blood but Satan never let her go.  The whole reason why we are here is to rescue her and release us from terrible things that were brainwashed into us before the world was formed.  

These things were made known to me when the Lord graciously revealed to me the things in Revelations 10 that were uttered by the 7 Thunders.  Only three others knew of this revelation, Daniel, Paul and John, and all three were told to seal up the words until the time of the end.  From 1979 - 1984 I spent nearly every waking moment receiving this revelation plus the incomparable ministry to Karen Ann Quinlan who was in an irreversible coma 12000 miles away in a Morristown, New Jersey, nursing home.

These are things Paul wanted to know more about.  He knew they would come at the time of the end.  He may be surprised to learn that the person who helped me most with Karen Ann was also known as Paul!  The Lord called it the Transfiguration! The best way I can now describe it is like mobile phones having a SIM swap.  Pauline left and Karen Ann arrived in her body.  Never in my wildest imagination could I think this up.  And it lasted for 18 months till Karen Ann died.  The whole spirit and nature of Karen was manifested in Pauline so that this comatose girl could be saved and do an amazing miracle for Jesus.

Karen said she never prayed for healing but for someone to talk to......and she got me.  She got born again and spoke in tongues.  She saw visions and prayed for others in coma.  I was there to encourage her and minister to her about the Lord, who she could see in her ward.  The biggest miracle was when she got saved.  Jesus told me afterwards that every person in a coma had eavesdropped on this time of prayer.  5000 comatose people got saved at the same time as Karen.  Everyone heard us praying in their own language simultaneously! Jesus called it one of His greater works. 
He gave me Deuteronomy 4 v 32:   "For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?"

It happened over thirty years ago but it could be yesterday, the memory is still so fresh and the fruits of that incredible ministry are still abounding today.  Nothing is impossible to those that believe in Jesus and the power of His resurrection.  He resurrected us from death to live in Him and let Him live through us.  It takes complete surrender to His will to achieve becoming nothing so He can be everything.

I share these things to encourage you to be bold and brave in these days of turmoil and change.  Many are weary of the constant battle against unseen forces causing disease, violence, war, nuclear threats, emigrants, deadly terrorists, and their random attacks on soft targets.  Everyone is wishing the Rapture would happen now.  But there is still much to do and too few doing it.  There is a revival from Heaven that will come, the last one before Armageddon.  Pray for that day of glory and be patient for His coming.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we do pray for the Holy Spirit to be poured out on all flesh to give everyone a chance to know You and the power of Jesus' resurrection.  What a time of rejoicing it will be.  I thank You for the extreme privilege of being your handmaiden and the wonderful experiences I have enjoyed sitting at Jesus' feet.  May all those who read these words be uplifted in the everlasting arms of Jesus.  Amen.