God did not create us to be casual observers of history while we live here on earth. There is nothing casual about God! He is extreme, and He has called us to live extreme lives as history makers who live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory and His kingdom, just as Jesus did!
Jesus was extreme and branded and seared everything He touched with the Father’s glory. He never settled for or experienced partial success—because “partial” would not blaze the massive glory trails that He did that saw multitudes healed, saved, and delivered for generations following! Two-thousand years later, His is still the greatest legacy any one human being ever has left on the face of the earth.
He walked, lived, breathed, and had His being in the brilliance of the Father’s glory. Jesus knew of and tapped into the very fullness of the Spirit of God Himself . As a result, He solved every problem and met every need. Every battle, He won. When He sought a realm of revelation, He received it. He could enter into deep communion with His Father at will to receive downloads of wisdom and counsel. If Jesus needed foreknowledge, He had it. Whenever He needed the power to get things done, He got it, and thus, Jesus had confidence no matter what went on in the natural. He knew the Father intimately, walked in His peace, and transformed the earth.
Do you know that the Son’s legacy made it possible for us to do the very same things that He did, the great and even greater miracles? That we have access to that very same fullness, the wisdom, and counsel—the power to do the tough stuff. Jesus walked the mountaintops when it came to drawing from the limitless supply of the fullness of God’s Spirit, so that we could journey in this life from the same heights He did and from even greater altitudes as He did when He lived on this earth. Because of our right of sonship through receiving Him, (see John 1:12) — His dynamic legacy of miraculous and enabling power is our privilege.
How did He blaze those incredible historic highways was by flowing in the “rich treasure of His glory” that the apostle Paul speaks about; that treasure that fills you throughout all of your being unto ALL the FULLNESS of God (see Eph. 3:16, 19) for that incredible, enabling dunamis power in all things. The Spirit of God and power go hand-in-hand. Paul himself said that his speech and preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power (see 1 Cor. 2:4).
The Secrets of Jesus Ministry Revealed
It is no secret!
Revelation 3:1 reveals that Jesus had the seven Spirits of God, and Isaiah 11:2 gives us more insight. The prophet wrote that the Holy Spirit Himself rested upon Jesus. From the Holy Spirit flowed wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And the Bible says that Jesus had the Spirit of God upon Him without measure of limit—an unlimited anointing (see Luke 4:18, NLT).
Jesus blew the lid off limitation because He would not settle for a measure or for a limit. Human minds, wisdom, and ability are limited. He had to seek and rely on the fullness of God’s Spirit upon Him in wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, and knowledge, which enabled Him to do the things He did that radically changed the very course of history. Only the FULLNESS of God’s Spirit satisfied Him. He did not move an inch without that rich treasure upon Him and the Spirit’s fullness thereof flowing out of Jesus’ heart; His presence manifested in everything.
“If anyone thirst let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified" (John 7:37-39).
Note that “river” is pluralized. This indicates multiple flows of the precious Holy Spirit. One Holy Spirit—seven functions or expressions of Him through you. It all starts with daily deep to deep communion with the Holy Spirit “so that by His divine power we will be partakers of His nature in us (2 Peter 1:3, 4).
Each of these great flows of the precious Holy Spirit are available to every believer to help us live in constant increase as we go about transforming the world for His glory. God desires us to see every function and expression of the sevenfold Spirit of God flow in and through our lives for total victory and searing success in bringing in the Kingdom of God. The sevenfold expressions of the Holy Spirit unfolds the deep and mysterious secrets of the kingdom and empowers you to do the extraordinary so that Jesus will receive glory and honor through His great power working in and through you.
What it takes to transform a city in a day, or to bring home your prodigal, or to change government, or to see masses healed all at once, or to see growth in your ministry or personal life, is His constant manifest presence upon you and the fullness of Him operating through you in wisdom, understanding, might, knowledge, and reverent fear of the Lord. It is an unlimited anointing available to all that removes all limitation and impossibility.
If the Holy Spirit is the FULLNESS of God and God is eternal, ceaseless—then all of the attributes of His Spirit are too. The Lord wants to release in and through your life these ceaseless rivers of living water so that your life would demonstrate daily the mighty and powerful flow of the Holy Spirit, that by His divine power, you can scar the land with His glory. Remember, partial victory doesn’t make history!
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