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God is making us ready...and He wants us to be healed and whole and ready for the new wine. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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We are definitely in the season that Isaiah prophesied would take place when he wrote chapter 60! Deep darkness is covering the people and the earth. This is not an indication that we, as Believers, should shrink back or look for a rapture to bail us out. The increase of the work of the enemy will always be overcome by a greater increase in God's people.
"Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world." (1 John 4:4 TPT)
God will always position His people to receive an increase of new wine in seasons when we need increase. New wine brings revelation that uncovers or reveals what God is saying to us in new seasons. This revelation is to bring more authority to God's people to overcome the enemy.
The question we must ask ourselves is this: Are we ready to receive the new wine? New wine must be poured into new wineskins. We will lose the new wine if we try to receive it into old wineskins. We are the wineskins that receive the new wine of revelation that increases our light to overcome darkness.
The old wineskin of the past is not going to receive the new wine of the future. Old wineskins are meant to hold the wine of past seasons. New wineskins will hold the wine necessary to take us through the season to come.
Healing the Whole Man
The new wine revelation that God is pouring out will begin to heal the whole man. The Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness. In the coming season we will realize that a triune God can occupy and restore a triune man. We will begin to see healing as a process to establish health in our bodies and minds. If we are the temple of God and occupied by God, then the armor of God will extinguish all the fiery darts of the enemy. We will realize God's ultimate goal is not healing but what healing produces â€“ a person who isn't sick!
Healing will come by God's power, and health will come by our power. We have to become stewards of the temple of God by walking in health. Our lifestyles will either give us life or take our lives. If we are not to feed wrong things to the spirit man, then also, we are not supposed to feed wrong things to the physical man. God's will is that we prosper in spirit and in body. Redemption is meant to redeem the whole man.
"Beloved friend, I pray that you are prospering in every way and that you continually enjoy good health, just as your soul is prospering." (3 John 1:2 TPT)
Walking in prosperity is simply being occupied by God. When God occupies us, the enemy can no longer touch us.
The New Creation Man
The Holy Spirit is raising up new creation men who will prosper in the goodness of God. They will fulfill 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, which says, "Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to Himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God" (2 Corinthians 5:17-18 TPT).
This Scripture tells us when we come to Christ, old things pass away and all things become new. In other words, the new creation man is not to hang onto the old things but to receive the new things of God. It is interesting that the term new creation means proprietorship of the manufacturer. When we come to Christ, our old nature passes away and we receive the new nature of God by becoming His Body. God, who manufactures or creates us, wants to occupy us to make us the Body of Christ in order to establish His Kingdom on Earth.
The Complete Man
The new creation man will give rise for the complete man to fulfill the will of God on Earth. We see this in Colossians 2:9-10:
"For He is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in Him. We are completely filled with God as Christ's fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority of the universe!" (Colossians 2:9-10 TPT)
The word complete here means replete or to be crammed full. The complete man will be so full of God there won't be room for the enemy. Old things will truly pass away, and only the new things of God will exist. The Word that we read will become the Word that we live. In verse 10 it says that He is the head over His Body with all rule and authority. The complete man and the complete woman will truly become the Body of Christ on Earth. They will walk with His mind and He will direct them. They will live in the all things are possible realm (Mark 9:23).
This complete man will begin to fulfill John 14:12:
"I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows Me in faith, believing in Me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do â€“ even greater miracles than these because I go to be with My Father!" (John 14:12 TPT)
This becomes possible because the complete man is the Body of Jesus, who is our head and seated with God. God sent us the Holy Spirit so we could move in the resurrection power. When we are completely filled with a triune God, it is not we who live, but God who lives in us, and all things become possible.
Living in Truth
The complete man will live in freedom by the knowing of truth. The revelation of truth tells us truth is not a book to read, a verse to memorize or quote. Truth is a person. If you know the truth, the truth will make you free.
"For if you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives." (John 8:32 TPT)
The reason truth makes us free is because it is the evidence of the Word of God. The Word of God has fulfillment in it, and that is why it is called truth. Jesus is the Word of God fulfilled.
"In the very beginning the Living Expression (the Word) was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. They were together â€“ face-to-face, in the very beginning." (John 1:1-2 TPT)
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Then the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
"And so the Living Expression (the Word) became a man and lived among us!" (John 1:14a TPT)
Jesus was the walking Word. When we get the Word of God in us, it transforms us into His image and likeness. This transformation changes us into the Body of Christ. We become a new creation, truth completes us and makes us free. When the complete man exemplifies the Body of Christ, then he becomes the walking Word on the earth. While our head, who is Jesus, is in Heaven, His Body is on the earth. His Body becomes the fulfillment of His will on Earth as they establish His Kingdom with all authority.
In this season in which darkness is covering the earth, we as Believers must position ourselves to receive increase from God. The darkness foretold by Isaiah is telling us to get ready because our light has come. It is time to arise and shine, and the glory of the Lord will rise upon us (Isaiah 60:1-3). We must set our eyes on things above, not on the troubles of earth. Our source is Jesus, and He is getting us ready to take the final harvest.
"The harvest points to the end of this age, and the harvesters are God's messengers." (Matthew 13:39b TPT)
Your light has come, and it will increase in brightness to overcome the darkness to set the captives free.
(Article used by permission: The Passion Translation)
Director,Â Healing Rooms Ministries
Cal Pierce is director of Healing Rooms Ministries. They teach at conferences around the world about the provision Jesus provided in the atonement for our healing, and bring forth the encouraging and enlightened Word of God. Cal is also a member of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA). Inspired by John G. Lake's healing ministry, Cal Pierce visited Lake's gravesite once each month for over one year to pray. During a 40-day fast in 1999, he heard God say, "There is a time to pray, and a time to move." The Lord was calling him to re-dig the generational wells of healing in Spokane. Cal called in intercessors and began training up healing teams. On July 22, 1999, the Spokane Healing Rooms of John G. Lake were re-opened in the same location they were 80 years ago, and have since moved to two nearby buildings to accommodate the rapid growth of the ministry. The ministry now has an international impact.