Wisdom from Above is First Pure

Pure in Heart

TO THE PURE ALL THINGS ARE PURE

“To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure” (Titus 1:15).

I’ll bet you’ve already categorized “the pure” as referring to somebody other than yourself, haven’t you? I mean, to be considered “pure” seems to be reserved for the few who have achieved a higher standard of purity in their lives than say, you or I … wouldn’t you think?

But then again, by what means of evaluation do we determine such a thing? The High Priest is examining the spotless Lamb when we bring our offering, not the “list” I bring with it.

Hasn’t the good news of Jesus made it abundantly clear that those who have received the grace of God are the clean, the righteous, the justified, the sanctified, the holy, the pure and the undefiled? So, dump that evaluation system by which you keep judging yourself unworthy.

Though there may be many questions begging to be asked I want to draw your attention to the simplicity of the statement, “To the pure, all things are pure”. What could this possibly mean? How could ALL things be pure in any sense? And if I am correct it says that all things are pure to YOU.

Notice that it does not say all things can be VIEWED as pure, but that all things ARE pure. I point this out because of our tendency to negate this reality as if it was merely theoretical and not factual. It is Truth and when is truth the truth? When I believe it or when God declared it? Have you had your eyes examined lately?

Examine yourselves to be sure you are bringing the right man into focus, whether you still believe and are standing with rest in the faith of your Lamb; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be unfit? I trust that you know already that we are not unfit and not defiled because we are in the FIT man. 2 Corinthians 5:13, 14 & Leviticus 16:21

Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the Word of Thy Righteousness. Thy Word is Pure – Christ was our FREE Gift of righteousness and His LIFE abundantly supplied. Psalms 119:123 & 140

We grew up learning to view all things according to our particular society’s standard of measurement. Our Standard is Righteousness in which we plum line every scripture to the Rock of Christ our cornerstone. But are we looking up higher or are we looking after the things of this world? Our history has been written in Christ and we are turning back to take a second look at this wonderful and so great salvation brought about by ONE man – the Man Christ Jesus our Lord.

Joanne Patek –  © Threshold Ministries 2009 – Always-N-Joy

The Way Out … Made FOR THEM

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Exodus means the way out. There are so many places that testify to what HE HAS done FOR THEM. He made righteous linen garments for them for glory and beauty. Glorious in His Holiness.

Christ is the righteousness and glory gift inside of us.

Those that did not Come to the Wedding when called believed they were not worthy.  ALL things HAVE been made ready, but they didn’t come. He clothed them in linen garments which is the righteousness of the saints.

He made an atonement FOR THEM to cleanse them. Making us ONE together with Him cleansed us ONCE and FOR all time. Jesus told Paul, Don’t call dirty or common what I have cleansed. You are now clean through Christ the Glorious Word which He hath spoken. We are now joined as one spirit made to be keepers of the light; bringing His love, light and life. Oh Yes, Our Peace Matters! Joanne

Matthew 22:8; Exodus 28:40; Revelation 19:8; Leviticus 4:20 & 19:15; Numbers 8:21; John 15:3; 1 Corinthians 5:7

STILL Waters


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He leads us by “STILL” waters.

STILL means quiet resting place, to be comforted. Isaiah 11:10 …and His rest is glorious in the Spirit of holiness.

Christ is our STILL Water revival. He is our Justice holy habitation.

“Thou in THY mercy HAST led forth the people thou HAST redeemed: thou HAST guided in THY strength unto THY holy habitation.” Christ is our gift, the joy of the Lord that gives us strength and keeps us covered with His Glorious Holiness.

Isaiah 32:18; 1Chronicles 22:9; 1Kings 8:56; Zechariah 2:13

Love Worth Spreading

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Change can happen within 15 minutes, which can make life seem so daily. Even the skies can be blue, with or without clouds and then suddenly there are rain showers.

I believe our lives in Christ is always and can be experienced as a daily Holiday. Most of us love the seasons when there are special holidays shared. I know I do! The sounds of music, parades, plays, concerts, joy, laughter, giving, and caring. In Christ and His abundant life every day can have the sound of Holidays. Just ask yourself, where is my focus?

Love makes it possible for us to be able to rest in perfect peace. It is religion that has tormented the people in fear and to think someone may spend eternity in hell, purgatory, or limbo.

No, I don’t know where “limbo” is. But I do know where the heart of Our Father is. It is set in His workmanship, unconditional LOVE, teeming with life, with truth and grace, and served daily within tender mercies. Solomon expressed Father’s heart shown toward his father David as “exuding mercy” His greatest kindness set in a Covenant Oath of Peace. That is why everything has been completed, and thoroughly furnished and finished FTB. (From the Beginning).

Psalms 37:37 …”Mark the perfect man and behold His righteousness; for the end of that man is perfect peace.”

Sin means to miss the mark. What mark did they miss? Marking the perfect man and treasuring in their hearts the face of God’s image and likeness. Jesus took our sins that caused us to miss the mark and feasting on the tree of life which is holy, perfect, and complete. Now to walk with our shepherd repeating , “I shall not want for anything that needs to complete me.”

The Cross-Word “mark” means to keep, guard and treasure up in your memory. No wonder Jesus said, “Do this to remember Me.” He was the Perfect Man,  the Perfect Lamb and the Perfect Mind of Christ.

This is the same word used in Genesis 2:15 when God told Adam FTB (from the beginning) … God put the Man in the garden and said now tend to the garden, dress and keep it. Also, in Genesis 3:24 …the flaming sword which is the Word of God and Christ Jesus, to keep the Way of the Tree of Life.

The Lord delights in us and calls us “Asher” which means happy, blessed and highly favored of the Lord. I love this Cross-Word because it also show us why we should be happy and why it makes us favored. We get understanding in looking at the root word  for Asher. It means to BE made happy and blessed because He set us “straight” and “upright” which is righteous. I can happy dance on that buzz worthy piece of Good News.

He is leading and guiding us in the Way of Life. To feel at home, to boldly come daily to share His feast of Holy Days with Him now. Hosea 2:19 & 20 He said, I have betrothed thee unto ME forever in Righteousness, and in righteous judgments unto victory. Can you see and hear the sounds of how He is drawing you? Exceeding unending love, tender mercies, truth, and loving kindness, day and night in faithfulness. Oh yeah, and ALL shall know the Lord, from the least to the greatest.

Goodness that leads us to change our mind means to be righteous in our heart and in our life. Christ is the righteous gift He placed within us.

In Christ righteousness and holiness without blame before Him all the days of our lives. Knowing Him and that our peace matters! Always-N-Joy, Joanne

Genesis 2:15; 1 Timothy 2:5; 2 Timothy 2:13-15; Song of Solomon 1:4; Isaiah 5:12; Amos 3:3; Luke 1:74-79; Hebrews 8:11; Romans 5:17-20

© All copyrights reserved – excerpts from Eyewitness to His Majesty ~ The Power Of His Resurrection by Joanne Patek

 

Gifted us inside with Christ

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Esther gained favor from the king when she touched the tip of His scepter to save a nation. The woman with the issue of blood was healed when she touched the hem of His garment. And as many as touched the hem were made perfectly whole. Linen was the hem of His garment and Linen is the righteousness of Christ and His saints.

The Spirit of Holiness and sanctification is the perfect will of God keeping us pure, whole and holy. This is His healing gift inside to abide joined as one with His spirit working 24/7/365 … praying you see with His eyes.

His mercy and grace GIFTED us inside with CHRIST His linen garment. Stir up this gift inside you and give thanks with a grateful heart.

Revelation 19:8; Esther 5:2; Hebrews 1:8; Psalms 45:6 & 29:2; Matthew 9:20 & 14:36; 2 Timothy 1:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 2 Chronicles 20:21

Renew the Kingdom There!

“Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.” 1 Samuel 11:14

Gilgal means a wheel, rolling away, a town between Jordan and Jericho.

The rolling away of the stone from off the grave and from off the well. Where does the Life of Christ come from? From the inside out and it comes out of the mouth. The grave Jesus has conquered is the tongue of the serpent which beguiles. The Kingdom of God and all the words of His mouth are in righteousness. Also called the tongue of the learned and there is no guile found in their mouth.

“The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to the weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.” Isaiah 50:4-7

“And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.” Genesis 29:8

 

Proverbs 8:8; Isaiah 50:4-7;

There … where there is no Liar

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“Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.” 1 Samuel 11:14

Gilgal means a wheel, rolling away, a town between Jordan and Jericho.

The Power of the Resurrection and the rolling away of the stone from off the grave and from off the well where they water the sheep. Where does the Life of Christ come from? From the inside out and it comes out of the heart through the mouth. The grave Jesus has conquered included the tongue of the serpent which is the liar and beguiles.

Jesus even provided for our new tongue. The Goodness of God leads us to turn around, change our mind and renew our thoughts. Goodness means to BE righteousness in our heart and in our life. Somebody Shout!!

Guile – no deceit under their tongue or liar. Beguiled also has the meaning of one who forgets who they are. You will repeat who believe you are.

The Kingdom of God and all the words of His mouth are in Christ, righteousness, peace, joy and love from a pure heart in holiness. The new tongue of the learned where there is no guile found in their mouth.

Now, He finds the promised land flowing  with milk and honey and under her tongue. Milk is righteousness and honey is revelation of Christ in you. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth.

What you believe you repeat. When we believe the truth it brings us joy and peace. Whose report are you repeating? Speak Life … Oh yeah, your Peace Matters!

 

© Excerpt from Eyewitness to His Majesty ~ The Power of the Resurrection … Joanne Patek

Proverbs 8:8; Revelation 14:5; 1 Peter 2:22 & 3:10; Joshua 5:6; Duet. 26:9-15; Song of Solomon 4:11

Heir Force One

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Christ in us is the Wisdom of God. James said, Wisdom from above is first PURE!!! So glad to be a joint-heir!! Heir Force One!!

1 Corinthians 1:24&30 & 6:17; James 3:17

Like a Flood Mercy Reigns

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Your enemy has NO flood power!! In fact NO power at all! … “all your enemies have been found LIARS” ~ when the enemy comes, LIKE A FLOOD MERCY REIGNS and the Spirit of the Lord is raised UP our standard!! Now, That’s MY HERO!!