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Joseph went frm th pit to th prison to th palace…paul went frm prison to prison to prison…

This is prison…

when u remmy th palace joseph went to, it was egypt’s…so still prison…he was respected there…loved even, after its kind, had a high job n th Lord gave him good success in it…make no mistake, it was still prison, just without th bars…n maybe some new clothes…

Th Lord finna move me outta this prison…dont know where yet…n while i been here He revealed Hiself in me…

First…bc we lookin thru a glass darkly, we see th world in fragments n still see somr places as better than others, we dont always recognize th whole world is a prison…we keep thinkin we know best when we know nothin…diff rules, diff faces, diff scenery…still prison…like wit paul, He is wit us everyplsce, everystep, n so He is th true palace…He chsnges us but he dont chznge th world…He finna make sure we understsnd th nature of sin that rules it, tho we are free in Christ no matter where we are…

Second…adam builds one stone on another…everythin we learn in adam stands precariously on th last thzng we learned n so on, in a minute all th little caesars lookin like they first father n altho they hard as stone, they whole foundation is sand…

Christ tears doen those temples…no stone remains…n His teachin…His revelation (remove th veil) shspes us…until we no longer resemble adam…no little csesars in His palace…we begin to look like Christ…a gr8 thsng fa us unless th world is lookin on, bc the world hates Christ…so they not too crazy abt us either…n th next place we learn th same thsng…love, forgiveness, joy, th whole fruit of th Spirit revealed deeper n gr8er…not a diff lesson heaped on th first, but th Kingdom without end tskin over th whole earth–us…

Even tho pharaoh loved joseph, after his kind, there were those who hated him still…n so it is wit us…we be hated by th world…th war btwn flesh n Spirit dont rest…n th Spirit of God dont lose…

So we cant judge our success by th world…if they love us in th way of pharaoh or openly hate us … we in Christ where sin has no dominion n Christ is our strong tower…

And He buildin us up…not on sand, but on firm rock bc He is that immutable unshskeable unmovable rock, a solid foundation…n we not moved regardlesd whose lookin…

He is th only foundation…not one stone on another, every battles on a different terrain but we are built up in th same stuff…its not like we learn forgiveness n move onto joy, or patience or love…nah…He moves us from one place to th next to know Him in each place, each prison, each battlefield…He alone is forgivrness n joy n patience…He alone is th one, whole n complete fruit of th Spirit…

Caesar’s doctrine counts th ffruit of th Spirit as tho its msny…its really just one…n we see in such fragments, we see God as broken into 3, into many fruits, into somethin countable and we see ourselves as lacking some or many … but thsts bc we are broken…its OUR fragmrnts we project onto Christ…

He is whole n complete, not broken…we have all of Him, not pieces, n as we walk in Him n as He build us up in Him n as we rooted n grounded in Christ, we begin to see Him as He is and us as whole n complete in Him…

We learn forgiveness…not th idea of it, not some theory that flows off th tongue in self righteous poetry, but th Truth of it…th way it crashes like a tsunami over those who hurt us most…i notice He starts with those…

He makes us want it, even if adam is pokin around th pain n scabs…He has readied us fa this…n th forgiveness pours n we cant control where it goes, or who receives it…n we want to forgive….he mskes us want it…we want it bc its Him, He is th streams of living watwr flowin frm our belly… and we want, need, crave Him…

I wld chew thru walls to get to Him…

But forgiveness isnt a stone, its alive, its new flesh, new heart…its th new creation breathin Christ …exhalin Him while He reconciles th world, His orderly arrangement, back to God…

We can say we forgive but we dont until He do it in us…cast out th stones, till th soil, strike into us, n rise up where death reigned…where th Spirit of th Lord is, there is liberty…liberty fa Him to flow freely…He made my mouth…He made me free here n here, in this place n that, we are th new earth that He takes over…His Kingdom increases as He is revealed in us and we see Him n not us…

We forgive…when He pours it outta us…streams of living water…its all Jesus all th time…bc just like love, His forgiveness shapes us, we begin to look like Him…we are maturin in Christ…rooted n grounded in Him…

Love, forgiveness, patience, joy…we have all of it, bc we have all of Him n He alone is th fruit of th Spirit, th only gift God gave…th only blessing…He is th wespons of His warfare…He not carnal, adsm cant weild that weaspon… He is mighty thru God to pull down strongholds…in us first…

Did u hear of th war btwn flesh n Spirit…it rages IN us…bc Christ is come…before Him theres a kinda adamic carnal peace …th same peace all ppl seek who are not born of th Spirit…adam runnin amuck doin all he wanna do n his flesh is comforted n he call hisself free or fightin fa freedom…

but once Christ comes, th new creation not sharin space wit th old man, n th slave of sin now is a slave of righteousness…th old mind dies off in chunks n pieces n sometimr not quietly, but death is sure n Christ renews th dead places…th mind…n ONLY th dead places…n Christ rises …that new life, that renewed mind, so we can inherit…let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus…He did promised us an inheritence…n adam not so comfortsble anymore, separated from LIFE by a double edged blade wielded by th indwelling Spirit of God…

Until th moment we can say…th weapons of my warfare arent carnal…until forgiveness pours outta us takin somethin of us wit it, makin somethin of us IN us…

Forgiveness, joy, love, all of it adorning th brznch, where Christ is come, th planting of th Lord, th tree of life we grafted in…

If we dont forgive God dont forgive us…bc forgiveness is proof of th new heart, th new birth, if we dont forgive, its bc we dont have Him…cuz He dont chsnge, He changes us…

If we dont forgive, its bc He not there…so we remsin unforgiven, dead in trespass n sin before God…if He dont see Jesus, He see sin…theres no third place…

We dont forgive bc we heard abt it…we forgive bc Christ makes us…shapes us, forms us…watever is blockin that stream of livin water, He will remove th stone n call u forth…He will make th soil …whethet rocky or shallow or watever…He will make it good soil n u will receive Him, know Him, and streams of livin water will flow frm ur belly…He promised us an inheritance…

Jesus Christ has power on earth to forgive sin…power on earth…and only Him…and when it comes pourin outta u…crashin over ppl n places that bound u fa so long, u will see a little of ur inheritance in Christ, His Kingdom that never ends…

N u will hunger n thirst fa righteousness, which is Him alone, n u will walk in th newness of His Life…th same life that stephen knew whrn he forgave them who were stoning him …

He promised us an inheritance…

Christ in us, th hope of glory…

-g-

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