What IS Abundant LIFE?

What IS Abundant Life?Journey of Life 1a

Jesus came that we might have abundant life…now!

What IS abundant life?

Life …can be spoken. Pro. 18:2-21 talks about the POWER of the “tongue” speaking forth either “life” or “death”.

IF Jesus came to “give us abundant life” and HE is the “Way, Truth AND LIFE”…

What does this say?

Jesus being the WAY was to lead us INTO the place where LIFE exists!

Jesus being the TRUTH was to be the One to dispel all the many ideologies of man and doctrines of demons to smash the strategies of satan with his lies and deceptions that he whispers to humans all the time. And JESUS healed because it IS the righteousness of GOD since sickness and disease is NOT of GOD and part of the “lie/deception/death and destruction” of satan to destroy mankind! To try and keep them from Heavenly Father by his deceptions and lies! THAT is why JESUS broke that evil shell that blinded mankind and made a way as HE is the WAY!

ALL through the word, the Father has had prototypes to bring all mankind into a oneness that only He could bring.

There is a longing in the hearts of man to be “one” but to only be in unity together is not the same as being in unity with Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

To get it right, the focus must be HIS heart and when people come together out of love and longing to see Him and secondly to be together…something amazing happens.

LIFE!

Heaven life!  As it is in HEAVEN!

That they may be ONE even as We are One….Jesus prayed!

If we lived out of the place of Oneness we would walk in the abundant life that Jesus was talking about!

What is this abundant life?

I believe it is more than simply being in unity with each other or even in fellowship with one another. The world has some of that and they still don’t have abundant life.

Monks live in unity and fellowship with one another yet they do not live in abundant life. Don’t mistake quiet tranquility for the peace that passes understanding, not the same!

IN the storm…JESUS had peace because HE was peace!

Abundant life is taking on the very nature and character OF Jesus not by our striving but the only way it can come…

When He spoke…even in correction, HE brought life! NOT death!

Why?

His heart and motives were absolutely pure and full of love, joy and peace of His Heavenly Father!

You cannot manufacture that kind of thing by simply trying to modify your behavior, it won’t work.

Here is proof…have you ever come back from a wonderful meeting of some kind and just “felt” joy and peace with overflowing love truly believing that you would see the difference in the ones around you because of what you had experienced and carry?

What happened?

MOST often…it may have gone good for a day or two but then BAM…something unexpected comes and you find yourself right back in the same old patterns of thinking, speaking AND acting! Why?

It is always a matter of the heart and it is always supernatural transformation that takes place in fellowship with Holy Spirit WHO is the change Agent in our life!

People “short change” themselves even “short circuit” themselves when they reject anything GOD wants to give to them!

The very things you are afraid of regarding how you might feel or look if Holy Spirit took over you may be the very things that would change your life…so you could have LIFE abundant here on earth!

“Who is the man who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.” Psalms 34:12-13 AMP

Some versions say “treachery” in place of deceit… treachery defined is:

Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence.

Deceit defined: the act or practice of making someone believe something that is not true or misrepresenting truth.

Wouldn’t misrepresented “truth” be a violation of allegiance or faith and confidence in God?

Yes…indeed!

It says keep your “tongue” from evil…that word is ra…which means:

Nothing makes sense or fits, chaos, anarchy, corruption, bribery, idolatry, nothing right, hopeless, defeat, discouragement and the list goes on.

ANY time a tongue gives life to ra then ra comes to life! It is the “laws of attraction”.

Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which I was afraid of is come to me. ”AKJV

Proverbs 23:6-7 “Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].”

Proverbs 10:24 “The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.” AKJV

Ezekiel 11:8 “You have feared a sword; so I will bring a sword upon you,” the Lord GOD declares.”

ON the flip side: “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalms 34:7 NLT

So what does the word say about speaking and thinking (they go hand in hand mind you) good things?

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].” AMP

WHY?

Why is focusing our minds on these “good life giving things” so important?

Luke 6:45 “45 The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; and the [intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil [in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart.”

You will speak out of what has been deposited into your mind that has stuck to your soul which IS your mind, will and emotions!

It WILL affect you!

It affects everything you say or do in life. You can “act” one way with certain people and another…this is the definition of treachery…misrepresenting “truth”.

WOW…have you ever considered that in your heart there could be “treachery”?

IF truth is misrepresented, GOD’S TRUTH…then, there is!

OUT of the depths of your mind, will and emotions what has been deposited your mouth/tongue will speak and in turn, give life to those things and they may be the very thing YOU feared happening!

When it does, you say, “see I told you” or “ I just knew it would happen”.

What you have done is give it life…we are created to give life, not death!

To have abundant life is to speak like JESUS did, HE always measured His words because HE was well aware of giving life to things that were NOT or WERE in God’s plan or in the Kingdom of Heaven!

Let’s go back to Psalms 34 and read the entire chapter.

Humble= faithful minority remaining Godly through their trials remember this when reading the word “humble” in this passage.

“I shall bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall be continually in my mouth. My life will boast in the LORD. The humble will hear and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me! We will exalt His name together. I sought the LORD and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and they were lightened and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him and He delivers them. O taste and see that the LORD is good!  Blessed is the man who trusts in Him. Revere the LORD! You holy ones, for there is no lack for those who revere Him! The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but those who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing. Come! You children, listen to me! I shall teach you the reverence of the LORD. What man is he who desires life and loves many days, so he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking treachery. Depart from evil and do good: seek peace and pursue it.  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.  The righteous cry and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are of an oppressed spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous one, but the LORD delivers him out of all of them. He keeps all his bones, not one of them is broken. Evil will slay the wicked and those who hate the righteous will be desolate. The LORD redeems the life of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him will be desolate.”

Psalms 34:2-23 One New Man Bible

ABUNDANT LIFE…

John 10:9-10 “I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). 10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”

Abundance there means both eternal AND spiritual! That means NOW!

What is happening in the body of Christ is that “belief” for the most part has been based upon what has been done, experienced or seen.

In other words… “see it to believe it” mentality.

BUT, in God’s Kingdom… “believing” IS seeing!

In order to experience and have this “NOW” abundant life, the power of life and/or death is IN your mouth and what is IN your heart (mind, will and emotions ) that has been deposited there IS, what will come out so, to have that abundant life…you have to have deposits OF the abundant life IN your first!

I am more and more discovering even the slightest thing I have viewed on TV through news or even social media really “stick” in the head! THAT is exactly what evil wants to do! IF they can “get into our thoughts” then treachery begins developing through deception…misrepresenting the truth!

THEN Christians begin to act and speak contrary to the NEW MAN inside them that is “wanting out”! And it takes a transformation to do it….supernatural and natural!

Beloved, when this NEW MAN fully redeemed inside is created in us, then the fullness of GOD is there and available along with TRUTH of WHO we are and WHO He is! BUT…when we allow the deposits of the enemy of evil…into our thinking it DOES affect us!

We become agents FOR the kingdom of darkness instead of WORLD changers bringing the TRUE Kingdom…KINGDOM OF HEAVEN on earth!

That is like I previously shared: Treachery IS  a violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence.  Beloved that is also the definition of UNBELIEF! The LACK OF FAITH…what does the Word say about this?

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.” AMP

AND deception comes FROM the Deceiver, remember deceit defined: the act or practice of making someone believe something that is not true or misrepresenting truth.

Wouldn’t misrepresented “truth” be a violation of allegiance or faith and confidence in God? YES!

And when we speak things that are against the very principles and precepts of our Heavenly Father, HIS WAYS…we are in direct violation of allegiance to Him! We are then displaying lack of faith IN Him and WHO He is!

When we “doubt” who we are, it is the same thing! As believers we are recreated according to the Word.

17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].” II Corinthians 5:17 AMPC

The reason we don’t SEE and/or experience this “abundant life” NOW beloved is not because it only refers to eternal value….because it means now as well…it is because of US!

Our mouths speak out of our own hearts!

This is the season of Yom Kippur…we are ending the 10 days of awe meaning “repentance” and this is a very key time in our lives and in our nation to come to the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY our Heavenly Father and ask HIS forgiveness for our own evil, treacherous, even deceitful thoughts and actions. The words we have spoken over ourselves, family, others and even the nation and those running for office…it is TIME to get on GOD’S page beloved so we can LIVE abundant LIFE NOW so that the WORLD may really know us by our love because of HIS LIFE in us!

If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 10 If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us.”

I John 1:9-10 AMP

And not to be “redundant”  but… “14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 AMPC

TURN today beloved to the Lord and ask Him to show you what is in your heart and ask His forgiveness of your sin and receive HIS forgiveness! Ask the LORD to download HIS plans and ways INTO your heart and to please give you His great grace FOR abundant life to empower you….REMEMBER…He did NOT give us a “spirit of fear” but of POWER (miraculous) LOVE and SOUND MIND!!!

Blessings to each of you!

Pastor Lori

 

 

3 Comments On “What IS Abundant LIFE?”

  1. Evon

    Thank you for this Word. Every day I repent for any action, word, thought, or deed that is not of the Father.

  2. Cyletha Smith

    Amen, very good teaching!

  3. Cindy Elliott

    This is so so good sister! I have to wake up every day and make the choice to walk in this truth! Because it sure doesn’t come easy, especially when I take my eyes off of G-d and look at the situations around me! Praise G-d! Thank you for hanging in there with me and not giving up on me! I’m a work in progress and still have a ways to go. Be blessed, love you

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