The Time Is Ripe

Jesus standing outside the door knocking is another way of saying that the Spirit is pressing His desires upon us (Rev 3:20). This letting (opening the door) is nothing else but the recognition that those desires we experience surging through us both consciously and unconsciously all come from one source; God. In other words Jesus is standing outside our consciousness desiring recognition: “I am the source!” When the recognition is made (faith has taken hold of us) we sup with Him, that is, oneness is established in our consciousnesses.

Thinking that desires, prayers and words of faith originate in us is a sure path to unrest and distress. Basically, because we know we cannot fulfill “our” words. However, God is faithful, powerful, trustworthy and cannot lie. When the recognition is made that we are speaking His words as a unified I (where we are in the foreground) we know that He is able, and that we have received what we asked for. “Before you call I will answer!” How can that be? Because what we ask for is according to His will; that will He has pressed upon us by a desire.

“Without faith it is impossible to please God” One of the things we learn in this walk is that God is only pleased with His works. That must mean that faith is Spirit and light and truth, and that it is God’s faith we have access to and which takes hold of us. Another way of saying this is that He rewards His own faith which He finds in us.

When Abraham left his home and relatives and entered a new land He entered the land of faith, but, like us, he had to learn that faith is God’s domain. In God’s economy we have access to all the faith we need (we lack nothing) concerning the various commissions we are given. The startling thing is that He trains us in using His own faith! And faith is directed towards Him. “Believe on me!”

There is a close or strong connection between faith and promise. In a sense faith needs an anchor, as it were, an objective towards it is directed. Abraham’s faith was tied to a promise. Our faith in Christ is tied to a promise, or perhaps more correctly, a host of promises. This is also valid when we are called into intercessions or faith commissions. We are given a personal promise that is the anchor of our faith.

However, we, just like Abraham, find that we cannot hang onto the promise. Abraham fell on his face laughing when God visited again confirming what He had promised Abraham several  years earlier (Gen 17:17). Like Abraham we find that it is God who is the responsible One in keeping the promise alive, and that it is not our faith in the promise that produces the manifestation. He does it all. When we have exhausted all our “resources” and “are of old age” completely stripped bare and facing our impotence the time is ripe.

“It is the One Who spoke it who we are tied to, so that the Promise is less important than the One Who Promises. In all my struggles over the years, while maintaining my “faith” toward the Promise, the Promise has to be given up at some point, (i.e. we die to its fulfillment), that God might be All in all” (Fred Pruitt).

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6 Responses to The Time Is Ripe

  1. Fred Pruitt says:

    Wonderful word, Ole Henrik! Amen! Thank you again for being willing to share what God has given you!

  2. PAM TORRES says:

    WHEN WE HAVE BEEN MADE A PROMISE BY MAN TO RECIEVE SOMETHING, WE SOME TIMES GET OFF TRACK BECAUSE WE PLACE OUR EXPECTATIONS ON THEM. SUCH FRAIL GIVERS ARE THEY, BECAUSE THE HUMAN IS TRAPED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL. THE VERY DELIVERY SYSTEM IS FAULTY. AT THIS POINT WE RELY ON OUR (HUMAN CONCIOUS THINKING) WHICH WILL FAIL US EVERY TIME. WE FALL INTO THE TRAP OF BELIEF IN HUMAN EFFORT (OUR HUMAN CONCIOUS THINKING), BY WHICH WE ARE LEFT ALONE AND LACKING. HOWEVER; WHEN WE FUNCTION FROM OUR INNER SPIRIT CONCIOUSNESS OUR (CHRIST CONCIOUSNESS) OUR EXPECTATION IS IN THE FACT THAT WE DO HAVE THE PROMISE ALREADY! OUR ONLY EXPECTATION IS THAT GOD HIMSELF IS THE GIVER AND WE REST ON THAT WHICH NOW IN SPIRIT IS MANIFESTING ON THE EARTH, EVEN IF WE DO NOT SEE IT YET! ALL MEN EVERYWHERE WILL SEE AND GLORY IN THE LORD’S PROVISION BECAUSE HE IS THE GOD WHO FILLS UP OR FULFILLS THE DESIRES OF OUR HEARTS, THE GOD WHO IS ALL IN ALL

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