Abundant life is ‘The Kingdom of God’ coming on Earth in Full Force. A foundational truth of a God designed life to full maturity. The mystery of maturity is simply Christ, revealing your divine purpose and the power of God in Christ in you, the hope of glory from the Holy Spirit of God. Therein is the life in abundance that Christ promised us on the Earth during our natural life in the flesh; and, the Holy Spirit of God invigorating the fight for soul salvation of humanity. We all need a Savior, and we must ask ourselves at some point in time during the trail of adversities in life. “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but loses his soul?” A soul lose is a disconnection from yourself. Now, the question becomes, “Will thy be made whole for a life of abundance?” Do you want the abundance life has to offer bad enough to submit to God’s process: to renew your mind, to change your way of doing what you do so to align with God’s Will, and to rebuild a fresh mindset that reveals God’s Glory in the fulfillment of prophecy? The truth of the matter is, “The Potter wants to put your broken pieces back together again and again and again.”
We can best identify with our spiritual life by looking first at the life cycle of Humans. There is similarity in experiences and growth patterns that directly result from the seeds sown by either you or your parents – or others before and after your birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and on into young adulthood. The majority of your early growth seeds are sown before birth and from birth through adolescence, and define the quality of life you will have in early adulthood, the later stages of adulthood, and on into your senior years. At the heart of it all is the power of your spiritual life to overcome the weaknesses of your soul (mind, will, emotions, and imagination). Your soul salvation comes when the spiritual you controls your actions verses the flesh of your emotions in control. Salvation is more than being saved by Grace, it is also your peace of mind, joy in your soul, and right standing with God. One of you will always be in control, the self-control power of the spiritual you – or the weaknesses of the natural you in the flesh; you get to chose. Prayerfully, you are feeding your spirit life The Word of God so that by adulthood you will be purposeful in feeding the next generations your Godly wisdom during harvest season. Naturally, and spiritually the victory key here is not only God’s Grace, but also the love seeds sown strategically for a productive, purposeful life of abundance during the years of seed time, and beyond into the next generations of harvest time. The one commonality of our natural life and the commend of our spiritual life of Grace in Christ Jesus is Love: The Lord with all your heart (what’s in your mind, will, emotion, and immigration feed the heart); and love others as yourself. Most commonly stated by our ancestors, ‘do unto others as you would have them to do unto you’.
Basically simple, right? The challenge is that our limited natural fleshly self is always waring against the unlimited spiritual self. One of these two opposing spirits will dictate your decisions in life daily – either life verses death, light verses demonic forces of darkness, or Satin’s evil verses God’s goodness, and so on. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. The Apostle Paul talks about it in Romans 7, Christ died to take the rule dominated way of life down with Him leaving it in the tomb. You are now free to marry a resurrection life and bear offspring of faith for God – the fruit that will abound. As long as we live the old way of doing whatever we felt we could get away with, sin was calling most of the shots as the old law code hemmed us in. This made us even more rebellious. In the end, all we had was miscarriages and still births. This is why we need the Holy Spirit’s help. The assignment of the Holy Spirit is to help you in your weaknesses. You must, however, have a willing spirit to believe that He will reward you if you diligently seek after Him, and have the capacity to go through the process to receive from Him. God is a spirit, you are a spirit in His image, having a natural experience called life. He that diligently seek Jesus by developing a relationship with Him through the Word of God will have access to the Holy Spirit to help you know you – your identity in Christ, why you are here, and your life purpose of what you are to do while here on earth. All these benefits come with self-control, peace, the strategic tools and the power you have to overcome every fiery dot of the devil and your own fleshly desires leading you to death. We serve a mighty God. He is creator of all things in Heaven and Earth. Which means, there has never been a weapon created with power over Him. They that know the truth will be strong and do exploits. So, in all your getting, get wisdom! And get an understanding! The object of your power source is God, and His Holy Spirit is available to you if you can only believe on Him to receive from Him.
The Spiritual Life Cycle is referenced in scriptures as dispensations; the theological system of order in interpreting bibical history of God’s work and purposes toward mankind. In the beginning was God, and in the end will be God in all His power. There are seven primary dispensation periods found in scriptures, and each period of development of mankind in the World came with God’s commands and challenges to overcome disobedience and sin. The punishment of can be physical or spiritual death or both.
- Dispensation of Innocence, The period of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. This dispensation was short lived and brought to an end because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit, Genesis 1:28-30 and 2:15-17.
- Dispensation of Conscience lasted approximately 1,656 from Adam and Eve’s eviction from the Garden until the Flood. This period notes what will happen when man is left to their own will and conscience tainted by sin, Genesis 3:8 – 8:22.
- Dispensation of Human Government, God had destroyed life on earth with a flood, saving only Noel and his family to restart the human race. From that point to current, human governments have been a reality, Genesis 8.
- Dispensation of Promise, starting with the Abrahamic Covenant, repeated to Isaacs and Jacob, is confined to the Hebrew people and the 12 tribes of Israel; for 430 years and ending with the Exodus of Jewish people from Egypt, Genesis 12:1 – Exodus 19:25.
- Dispensation of Law, it lasted almost 1,500 years from Exodus until it was suspended after Jesus Christ’s death – inclusive of the Millennium period and the Mosaic Covenant. The tribes of Israel lost the Promised Land and were subjected to bondage – basically saves, Exodus 19 – 23.
- Dispensation of Grace, or Church age we are living in now. Beginning with the New Covenant in Christ’s Blood (Luke 22:20), and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 1:8 & John 14:16-26). The period of Grace has already lasted almost 2,000 years, and will end with the Rapture of the Church, 1 Thessalonians 4. This dispensation is worldwide and includes both Jews and the Gentiles. Everybody is invited, and has the same access under the Blood of Jesus Christ.
- The Millennial Kingdom of Christ, lasting 1,000 years as Christ himself will rule on earth. The coming mystery in full maturity of the Church is God in Christ in you, Colossians 1:25-27 and John 1:14. No one knows the Father but the Son, and no one knows the Son but the Father.
I submit to you, if you are spiritual, and not walking in the flesh of your selfish nature, you can identify where you are personally in the process of full maturity. A dispensation of grace is not really grace unless you have entered into a covenant relationship with Christ. Likewise, if you are still walking in legalism, you have not voided the condemning nature of the Law – to walk in the liberty of grace in Christ; and you are still living in bondages or as a slave to sin. The more you renew your mind by allowing your will to take the back seat, the more the spiritual you can harvest a salvation garden with Jesus Christ. In these primary seven dispensation, stages before grace – a life in Christ Jesus have failed because of sin and disobedience; and resulted in God destroying the earth. I am sure I do not need to say this twice, just look around you, the prophecies of scriptures are happening now. The end time of Grace is at hand. So, do not be deceived by the devil in thinking you have time to get your life out of sin. I urge you my people do not be deceived; “God is not marked, whatsoever, a man sows that shall he also reap in the day of the Lord’s coming.”
Rapping this all up by looking at your life from a natural and a spiritual view, what seeds are you sowing in your garden today to yield life? You will best serve yourself early on in life by deciding to sow seeds of Godly wisdom into your Salvation Garden. Are you worried, tired, worn out; fearful, feeling useless or depressed and just can’t sleep? Your soul is in need of the Savior of all humanity. “Relax, turn your burdens over to the Lord. Don’t be so pre-occupied with getting but steep yourself in God’s reality of the spiritual you, His initiative of a purposeful life and loving others as yourself, and His plan will always come with provision. God’s mercies will be available to you for your everyday needs in life will be met. In other words, feed your faith the Word of God and take care of God’s spiritual business, and He will take care of your everyday life for an abundance of divine purpose, peace, and joy gained from choosing Christ Jesus as your Lord and Savior over every area of your life. “For as long as Earth lasts, planting and harvest, cold and heat, Summer and Winter, day and night will never stop,” Genesis 8:22. You cannot gain a harvest (fruit that will abound) without first sowing the seeds of faith – Word of God. Now, I know this may be late news for someone and maybe even many of you. But I have good news, even if you made all the wrong decisions up to this point. Those of you reading this blog, or listening to a podcast, you are still breading. That means you can still find your true spiritual self at any stage of life by: “Repenting of your sins, Confessing Jesus Christ as Lord over your life, an d believing on the Word of God as you allow Christ to take control of your life and keep watch over your salvation-garden. You can do it! I know you can because Jesus Christ changed my life at 40 plus, and I am still here praising God today and saying to you; “falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I ever done”.