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Day #40: Lasting Fruit
Let us come and look at the Book of Revelation chapter 22 in a new light, from a new perspective …
When Jesus uses the word ‘swiftly’ He means just that – swiftly. When Jesus said that “He will not leave you as an orphan but will come” then He means just that: He will come! He will come real and personal upon your life and this is now, and not only in two thousand years. Be aware of the “yeast of the Pharisees,” for it is a very real religious spirit that can have you by the throat. This spirit is purposed to disassociate you from the Power of the Gospel, of the Cross, of the Blood, and of the Spirit of God. Some things are relegated to the future, yes, but so much is for you right here and now.
Let’s ponder Revelations 22:
In the praise of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, from within His Presence, we “wash our robes” and are made clean, and Jesus gives each one of us “the right to the Tree of Life.” In this, we are also given the right to “go through the Gates into the City” of God right here and now (Rev. 22:14 NIV). The sinner will remain a sinner, those who do vile things will continue to do vile things. But those who choose to change and seek to do good, if you truly choose even to be made holy by the Blood of the Lamb then you will be made holy (Rev. 22:10). And through holiness all will see the Lord (Heb. 12:14).
Jesus comes quickly, ‘swiftly’, and that according to the fruit of your life (Rev: 22:12). And as the Fruits of the Spirit rise up within you, you begin to bear the likeness of the Son of Glory, your character of the Prince of Peace. Upon you comes the countenance of Jesus, the Peace of the Lord; the Joy, the Love, and the Grace of God. The Rest that comes from Him is truly powerful and palatable, and the trust that is built in you, allows you to stand tall and come liberally draw the Power of the Kingdom of God into your world. Jesus comes swiftly and responds according to the ‘fruit of your life’; the welcomed, involved, and active Spirit of God. And He says this to those who are truly thirsty: come, “take the free gift of the Water of Life” (Rev. 22:17).
There is “no longer a curse upon you” (Rev. 22:3). You are no longer under the effects of any curse, or word spoken over your life: any idle word, specific curse, or ancestral curse; has lost its hold. Even right back to the Curse brought through Adam; by your trust in the Blood of the Cross you are by rights completely free in Jesus Name! Realise that as you come to truly worship Jesus from within His Presence, you will “see His Face”, and “His Name will be on your forehead” (Rev. 22:4). And you will no longer need any light for your ways, no lamp or sun to see the way; “for the Lord will give you light.” And together with Him, we “reign for ever and ever” (Rev. 22:5) … in this life and the Life to come. Living triumphant with Jesus; as those who are ‘called’, ‘chosen’, and ‘faithful’ (Rev. 17:14).
As the Lord ‘inspires prophets’ to speak the Good News of Christ Jesus our Saviour, saying, “He is coming swiftly” (Rev. 22:6-7) … then Jesus comes. Jesus comes quickly and does not tarry (Heb. 10:37). Therefore, be encouraged to humble yourself before your Lord and become as a little child entering into the fullness of the Kingdom (Matt. 18:3). Simply enjoy the Presence of the Lord upon your life, enjoy the Holy Ghost, just like a little child; and be lifted up in Him. In all your going in and going out, for the Lord your God is with you. Enjoy the Holy Spirit, enjoy riding the ‘Horse’ (horse and cart), and enjoy the Power and Presence of God resting upon your life. And come to participate with Him in mighty and powerful deeds (the spirit of Legalism despises this word ‘enjoy’, for it would have you under a spirit of Works and a spirit of Law; and that without mercy and without power).
You have no need to worry about the Avenger, nor the Foe that comes against your tent. For just as king David delighted and sought the Father in this single purpose: “to dwell in the house of the Lord” (Ps. 27), in this honest alignment of heart unto to the Father; he was brought up into the Eternal realms of the Dwelling Place, the House of the Lord. And God went before Him and was his rear guard and all his enemies were stripped bare and had no strength over him.
HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” (Psalm 91:1 AMPC)
As you abide in the “Secret Place of the Most High and remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty,” the Power of God comes upon you of which no “Foe can withstand.” You no longer have to be caught up with the cares of this life and that of which may come against you, for the Spirit of God will go before you. And even before you get there He will destabilise, disorientate, and dethrone the Devourer. Just like at the time when the Israelites were crossing the Red Sea, God “took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty” (Ex. 14:25). “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Ex. 14:14); abiding in the Peace of God.
The Lord silences the “Foe and the Avenger,” and He “establishes a stronghold against the Enemy” of which you do not have to strive to protect yourself against. Let His Presence come upon you and show you how to be at Rest, how to be at Peace, to ‘be still’; and the power of it. Come then and wait upon the Lord and “gaze on the beauty of the Lord” and ‘seek’, ‘inquire’, ‘meditate’, ‘contemplate’ and ‘abide’ in “His Temple” (Ps. 27). For it is through the “praise of children and infants” that the Father completely silences the Enemy.
People are always looking for some new knowledge or great revelation, but fail to approach the Father the way He is looking for: to simply love Him, trust Him, and wait upon Him; just like a little child. Joining deeply and bonding richly in Him who is Knowledge, Revelation, and Power.
There are two Witnesses: the Word and the Spirit. Come then to worship the Father in both spirit and truth, for the Father is actively looking over all the peoples of the earth for such as these. He is looking out for people who honestly worship Him in both spirit and truth; in this He ‘swiftly’ comes. Jesus comes and walks among you (Rev. 2:1-5) and in all your doings, and in all your ways; and His Presence and Anointing are both very present.
He does not ‘tarry’ but comes ‘swiftly’. Jesus, whilst in the Glory of His Father’s Presence, said that He is ‘coming swiftly’: realise that there is the time of His Second Coming, and yes, we are all looking forward to that. But when He said that He “will not tarry” He says this that if in the honest truth of your soul, you seek Him; He will not delay but will come swiftly. He will meet with you where you are at, now. This is His dream, so let it become yours, this is a part of the purpose of the Cross, just as it was in the beginning: Jesus talking and walking with you in the cool of the day.
Worship in ‘spirit’: modern believers generally are trained purely of the mind, with perhaps a belief that the Holy Spirit will assist with revelation but that’s about it. An ignorance remains, however, in how to approach the Lord in ‘spirit’. The purpose of worshipping in ‘spirit’ is in this: to meet with Him, share with Him, and encounter the Love and Glory of God each and every day. That as Jesus successfully made the Father known, through His deep bond tied relationship in the Father, so shall you.
Retaining in this place the flow of the ‘Word’ that liberally ‘proceeds from the mouth of God’. They are not just ‘words’ but the very Person of God: His Love, Healing, Revelation, Understanding, Joy, Peace, Anointing, and the very Power of God. If you have needs then offer them unto the Lord in prayer and faith, but worshipping in ‘spirit’ is purposed in coming to the Lord for Him, and Him alone; to encounter and abide in the Living Loving God.
Coming to praise the Name of Jesus and thank Him for the Blood that He shed for you, brings you swiftly into His Presence. The Lord of Glory swiftly ‘descending’ upon you and meeting with you once again. These regular meetings with the Lord are most dearly precious for each and every believer, for He truly imparts of Himself once again. Another piece of the Lord is given you (John 16:14 AMPC), another Living Brick is added to His Home that He is building in you. He has purposed within Himself to build you up into the fullness of Himself, and this occurs as we “trust in Him” (Eph. 3:17-19 NLT).
Simply enjoy the Presence of the Lord and be built up in Him. The deepest of trust and faith that is developed in the Presence of the Lord, and this beyond logic and reason. Keep these things very close to heart. For trust and faith are your link to the Heavenly realms; faith is Heaven’s currency. Your faith in the Lord allows you to go right into the Courts of God, even to seek justice for what you are now facing. Trust and faith in God draws Him in His Might; and this whilst being seated with Jesus at the right hand of God, with His Name upon your forehead and His Spirit abiding in you, washed white clean by the precious Blood of the Cross; when you pray in the “Name of Jesus” it is your living trust in that Name that brings the Power of God to bear – swiftly. This is by no means of your flesh but is given you from the Spirit of whom you love and abide in.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (Rev.
Let us enjoy the Lord with a renewed hope, with a deeper and broader appreciation. Let us give place and allow the Spirit of God to increasingly open our eyes and ears to that of which the Blood has freely given us. Truly we only see “through a glass dimly” (1 Cor. 13:12), but Jesus desires to give each of us eyes that see brighter and clearer. Even as a person becoming as a mirror reflecting the Glory of God in ever increasing Glory. And as a little child of the Living God enjoy His Presence upon your life and allow your roots to go down deep drawing richly from the River of Life. The Fruit forming and the “Healing of the Nations” coming through your life, through the Kingdom of God of which is within you; to the blessing of your world. None of this is possible of your flesh, but all things are possible in God (Matt. 19:26).
Bless you …
Pray this prayer with me. ‘Thank you, Lord, I see now how you wish to come swiftly upon my life. Lord, may I truly just enjoy your Presence upon my life that I truly might be free of the spirit of Legalism and Religion. Lord, I shift my way of thinking realising just how personal the Salvation of the Lord is for each one of us. Please give me of the Lasting Fruit, that I might participate more in the Glory and Anointing of God. And continue to build me up richly in the Kingdom of my God. In Jesus Name. Amen’.
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