Pray Like Paul
PRAY LIKE PAUL
THAT GOD WILL GIVE HIS WORDS TO REVEAL THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL
To us and through us.
Paul asked the church to pray for him that he may be effective in sharing the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:19-20).
The Bible speaks of what Apostle Paul calls “the Mystery of the Gospel”. Perhaps you never heard it preached or saw it in your Bible. It’s been hidden, as it was in Paul’s day, “hidden from the ages”. Paul says God called him to preach “the unsearchable riches of Christ” so everyone could know the “fellowship of the Mystery”.
You can be perfect! Were it not so, Jesus would not command, “Be perfect, as God your Father in Heaven is Perfect.”
Remember, the Kingdom of Heaven is within you. You can be perfect if Father God is within you as “I Am”, instead of “self” demanding the throne as “I am”. Call Him while He may yet be found within. Call, “I Am”, and by exceeding great good fortune He may hear you and answer with His Still Small Voice that will lead you to safety in this life and Salvation beyond.
So much of what we are and what we finally become is in our words, what we say and how we say it. Your Bible says a perfect man controls his speech. Then in the same passage, your Bible says we cannot control our speech.
Yet, Jesus says, “Be perfect.” How can this be? Would He ask us to do an impossible thing? What is going on here? You cannot control your speech. But “I Am” can if He is within you! He, the Holy Spirit, will tell you what is best to say by saying it within you, before you speak, if you wait just a bit and listen, before blurting out your every thought. He will suggest to you words by which He wishes to bless, encourage, and show gratitude to others, the witness to others of Himself in you. If you listen He will politely nudge your thoughts before you speak your mind in anger.
You’ll then have a choice. His words or your own. You can let “self” speak what the lying demons have to say, or you can speak what God urges you to say, instead. If you wish to miss the blessings that can be yours by the Grace of His Presence within , you can ignore His Counsel, let “self” be your god, and imprison your soul forever in outer darkness all alone once death sucks that last breath from your temporary body. The choice is always ours, else Grace is not Grace. If we hear “I Am” within and obey, we are blessed. If we hear and rebel, we curse ourselves.
If you wish God to choose you as one of His elect, to speak within you with His Still Small Voice, then pray without ceasing, fervently, constantly. If you are being saved, being transformed by the Grace of His Presence within you, then rejoice for your Salvation is near at hand, soon to be completed!
God will bridle your tongue, if you let Him. He will control what you say when you listen to what He is saying before you speak. By giving God control, you put on Christ. By giving God control, you begin to be transformed by the renewing of your mind so you may show what is that good and perfect Will of God within you! By Giving God control, you soon discover you can trust that He is the potter and we are but clay. His Presence within you will brighten the world around you.
As you trust it is He who has begun this Work in you, you will experience the “earnest of your Salvation” and know He will complete the Work of transforming you perfectly into the image of Christ. This is His Plan for you … to make you perfect! Perfection begins as we give Him control of our tongue. “Christ in you, the hope of Glory” is God in Christ, and Christ in us. This is the Plan of God hidden from the ages. God in Christ and Christ in us, so we may be that fellowship of Faith for which The Lamb of God gave His Life at Calvary’s Cross. He gave His Life so you could hear this certain trumpet and be saved. He gave His Life to tear down walls of denominational division. He gave His Life so we could come together as One! He gave His Life for The Gospel Mystery. Mystery that unlocks your Bible. Mystery that unlocks you!
The foundation of Christ’s Church is the Word within us by the Grace and Mercy of Almighty God alone! The Wisdom this world has not yet known. The Wisdom commercial churches have not yet taught. The Spirit of Christ within us lifting Jesus higher! The Spirit of Christ within churches free at last - free from the chains of financial interest, free to proclaim the Mystery to both nations and those individuals who control the destiny of nations in the offices of government, free to change the world, free to promote World Peace!
The world will not remain forever blind to this Truth. THE ROCK OF HIS CHURCH IS THE MYSTERY, not Peter or any other man who claims authority to rule the laity by apostolic succession from that old fisherman. The Rock is Christ within us, the Word flesh and blood cannot reveal (Matthew 16), the Spirit of Truth who teaches us all things! This truth was known to Peter and also to Paul, James, John, Jude, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and many writers of the Old Testament who foresaw the Mystery to come by Christ’s Spirit within us (Jn 5:34-44).
The Mystery was revealed to them the same way it is revealed to us, by Grace and Grace alone. Christ sets us free from the priestly rule God hates. He alone is our High Priest. The only lasting truth is what God teaches us within. The children of God are taught by God (Isaiah 54:13) “These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you,” John writes. “The anointing you received of Him is within you, and ye need not any man to teach you. The anointing teaches you all things, is truth, and is no lie.”
THE POWER OF THE MYSTERY
The Mystery of Christ within us! The Mystery revealing truth to us. The Mystery lifting Jesus at last for all the world to see! The Mystery that will someday make us One People. The Mystery that is His Church. Some are beginning to see this truth, and soon the world will be united in peace by the Power of the Mystery. God within us, transforming us, filling us with wisdom, giving us new desires, new hope. The Mystery will soon unite the world in peace. The Mystery of Him who is Love alive within us!
Paul said, “I purposed to know nothing among you but Jesus and Him crucified.” Souls aren’t saved by doctrines or theories of theology. Souls are saved by the Spirit of the murdered Lamb who is the Word; by the Still Small Voice speaking within us of the Love who was crucified, dead, and buried; and by the Blood that shames us with Godly Sorrow to work true Repentance. There is no other Gospel. Jesus said, “None can come to “I Am” except by Me.” He is the Rock of His Church, alive and working within us who are saved, by God’s Mercy and Grace that is either all Grace or not Grace at all!
MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE
This is what He died for. The Purpose of the Gospel is to unite the entire world of souls who will know by hearing the Still Small Voice, the Word who is God, the Christ Spirit speaking within them, assuring them He is alive, that He is real! They will know because they hear His Voice within them, guiding them, changing them, teaching them Truth as no man or book can ever do. "Many books are weariness TO the flesh" (Ecclesiastes 12:12).
Bringing peace on earth at last by the Revelation received by Christ’s Eternal Spirit of Truth and Love within us all. God in Christ and Christ in each and every one of us! Free to love each other now and for forever. The Greatest Mystery. Postscript: “Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25)
© George Blasy 2016. Used by permission.