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Have you ever thought about the fact that you are the righteousness of God in Christ?  This is a concept that is very hard for us to understand and get into our spirit.  That God would take our sins and put all of them on Jesus, on the cross, and take Jesus righteousness and put it on us.  How amazing is that?  First of all, that God would send Jesus to die to redeem us, buy us back from death and separation from Him, and then that Jesus would actually come and give His life for us.

God cannot be in the presence of sin.  He is a perfect God who hates sin.  Yet He loved us so much that He couldn’t stand to lose us.  And so,  He made a plan, a plan to buy us back from Satan.  He gave the life of His perfect Son to redeem us.  And at the moment of Jesus’ death, God threw our sins away as far as the East is from the West, never to be remembered again.  And He put the righteousness of Jesus on us.  We are washed as clean as Perfect is clean.  For God so loved the world, (that is us), that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

According to E. W. Kenyon, righteousness is the ability to stand and even live in the presence of the Father without condemnation, inferiority, or guilt of any kind.  To stand before the throne of God and not be afraid, to love Him as our true father and accept His love in return.  Remember, He loved us first, while we were still in our sins, He redeemed us while we were still covered with the stain and stench of sin.

The moment that we take Jesus as our Savior, we are washed clean and are made brand new creations.  We are not just cleaned up, but are made into new, never before seen upon the earth, creations.  The old man is gone forever!  At this time, we are made the righteousness of God.  We are His righteousness, we are in right standing with God.

When we sin we lose our sense of righteousness and cannot stand before God without shame, but as we ask for forgiveness, Jesus intervenes for us, with the Father, and returns our righteousness to us and we are justified, or made just, before God.

Is there anything better?  Thank You Lord, for Your amazing love!

I have been reading Mark 12:1-10.  For many years I didn’t understand parables at all.  They were just stories in the Bible.  Lately however, God has been giving me revelation about some of them.  Mark 12:1-10 is about the man who planted the vineyard and then went away, but there is more to it.  “A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it”…  God planted the people in the land of Israel.  This was the land that He gave to them, to be their possession forever.  God also placed a hedge around the land and the people because they were His own, chosen people, because  of the covenant He had made with Abraham.  The hedge  of fear and might was for protection because right from the start the People of Israel had many enemies. God also “dug a place for the winepress” for the fruit that would come.  Our Lord is very interested in fruit.   He has blessed us in many ways and enabled us to produce fruit in His name.  Then the Lord built a tower.  I believe this tower was also for protection, as the vineyard could be guarded from the tower.  Also, the people could survey the mighty works of God from the tower.  At this point God “leased the vineyard to a vinedresser”, who would manage the vineyard.  After taking Israel to their land, providing everything they would need, from the potential of food to protection, I believe the Lord stepped back to see what they would do with all the blessing He had given them.  Although His hand was still involved in their lives and protection, He gave them free will to choose what they would do with this land.  Would they obey the laws He had given them.  Would they honor Him as the One God?

Periodically , God sent servants, (prophets), to advise and teach the people about His will.  But the people wanted none of this revelation from the prophets, so they beat and mistreated them, and sent them away.  They would not be told what to do even by God.  Over the years, God sent many prophets to advise the people, but they were all treated badly, and some even killed.

Finally, God decided to send His Son.  “Surly they will respect My own Son”, (vs 6)   But the vinedresser and his associates (the priests, the pharisees and scribes, the powerful people), were afraid for their positions.  Jesus was a true threat to them because He had such authority from Heaven and with the people.  Jesus was their ‘worst nightmare.  He came on the scene doing miracles and blessing the people wherever He went.  The pharisees had to get rid of Him before all power and authority was taken out of their hands.  And so they mistreated and crucified the Son of God, thinking they would be able to continue on with their own agenda.

(vs 9) What therefore shall the Lord of the vineyard do?  He will come and destroy the vinedressers and will give the vineyard unto others, (faithful people who will take proper care of it).

Jesus came, made of a woman and legal on this earth, and gave the greatest sacrifice of all, His life; and after He ascended into Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to teach us and to help develop His church.  I believe we are the new vinedressers of the world.  Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches”.  As we abide in Him, as the branches abide so united and dependent upon the vine for all their nourishment and strength,  He will produce much good fruit in us.

But there is one last thing that we must remember.  Israel is still God’s special people and that land that He gave was forever.  He will not forget His covenant with them, and in the end, they will be saved.

This week, July 3, 2011, my pastor talked about a vision the Lord has given him.  It is all backed up with scripture too.  Gen. 2:1o: Now a river went out of Eden (Delight), to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.

The name of the first river is Pishon (increase) spiritual visions, increase in the anointing.  The name of the second river is Gihon (bursting forth).  The name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris, rapids), for only those who are watching.  The name of the fourth river is Euphrates (fruitfulness), anointing, power, glory.  The rivers in Genesis are a foreshadowing of the Holy Spirit, and His workings.

This is the river of increase:                                                                                                                                                 Noah and the Flood:  Gen. 7:4 For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.  Gen. 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.

This is the river of bursting forth:                                                                                                                               (v.11) All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.  (v.12) And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.  (v.17) Now the flood was on the earth forty days.  The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  Gen. 7:18-20  The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.

This is the river of rapids:                                                                                                                                                  And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.  The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.   (v.24) And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.

(v.8:4)  Then the ark rested in the seventh month on the mountain. (v.8) Besides the raven, Noah sent out a dove, who if he found no appropriate resting place would return to it’s former resting place, and so it returned.

This is the river of fruitfulness:  (v.10 & 11)  And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark.  And the dove returned with an Olive tree leaf in it’s mouth.

Tonight, while we were praying and worshiping the Lord, at church, I had a vision about Israel.  We have been warned lately that millions of Islamic forces are planning to attack Israel, from all directions, on May 15th of this year.  I have been praying for Israel, that our Lord would intervene and pour His precious blood over all of the people in Israel to protect them.  The vision was of the Lord’s blood.  It was so thick, running down the streets.  The blood of our Lord was everywhere, every street, just running.  It was so bright and red that the light from the sky reflected it and made the whole sky over Israel look pink, and the air all the way to the ground was also pink from the reflection of the Lord’s blood.

God said when the forces from other countries, the enemy, come to attack from all directions, they will see the blood.  God said it was just like the blood that was spread on the doorposts in Egypt during passover.  The death angel passed over the doors where the blood was and the people were saved.    And God said that when the enemy sees the pink sky and the blood everywhere, they will became afraid and turn and ran away.  The panic will be great and the troops will be very frightened, so frightened in fact that some of them will go insane from fear.  Because of the fear, the soldiers will scatter with no discipline and will not obey orders.  At the same time the warmachines will not work, and everyone will get their orders scrambled.  This will cause great chaos and the armies will turn upon themselves and each other.

Dear Lord, let it be so.  Protect your people Israel, your beloved people!

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