for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION “– 2 Corinthians 6:2
Father doesn’t want you to get better without Him… He fills you full of His Spirit and by Might you obtain victory through Christ who strengthens you… and with the Blood of Jesus brings your life into order… Perfect Order… Jesus came to give you a LIFE of abundance free of sickness… by Grace you are saved… through faith (believing Father is a Good Father and trust Him in His Word) by our obedience… being a witness for Christ in us… the HOPE of Glory.
A Heart condition from the time we are born can only be restored by being re-born. Come to Father as a child… and receive His divine nature… His Love for He is Love… The good news is that if you believe… the Holy Spirit says Today is the day of salvation… Today!
25 baptized by the Holy Spirit and one baptized in the Spirit reading a book i’d given the family… All right here at our house church… so YES Today is the day of salvation…
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
We must receive the inner witness to see and believe… the Holy Ghost
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
God expanded upon the spiritual meaning of this “circumcision of the flesh” when He commanded us, saying “circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart” (Jeremiah 4.4), and again in Romans 2:28
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
All three concepts of Circumcision, Baptism, and Resurrection come together in Colossians 2:11
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Circumcision on the Eighth Day is a supernatural typological prophecy of the renewal that comes through entrance into God’s Covenant, which manifests as Baptism in the New Testament, and ultimately as a symbol of the everlasting life given through the resurrection of Christ.
Eight, Baptism, and the Ark
Baptism is the Sign of the Covenant in the New Covenant. Like Circumcision, it involves a “cutting off” of the flesh – only now it is a symbol of being crucified with Christ, “buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6.4). God reveals the connection with the Number 8 in 1 Peter 3:18:
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
There is a strong typological association between Noah’s Flood which washed away the wicked people of the world and Baptism which is the symbol of the washing away of our wicked sins. The correlation is simply astounding – it is a typological prophecy that everyone can see fulfilled in Christian Baptism. Of particular beauty is the correlation with the Baptism of Christ when the Holy Spirit descended upon Christ in the form of the Dove – there very animal released by Noah from the Ark as the sign of the new beginning! We have multiple independent converging lines of association between Baptism, Salvation through the Flood, Resurrection, and the Number Eight that points clearly to the deliberate design and Teaching of God’s Wisdom. It is for this reason that the Church has traditionally designed baptismal fonts as octagons.
Eight and the Resurrection
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the ultimate new beginning. In the perfect Wisdom of God, it occurred on Sunday, simultaneously the First Day and the Eighth Day of the Week. It is the temporal equivalent of the Octave, established from the foundation of the World to teach us forever the glory of the resurrected Lord of the Universe. This is reiterated yet again in Christ’s appearance to Thomas on the Eighth Day after his resurrection. And what teaching did Christ give us? When I was an unbeliever, I thought that Christ was teaching blind faith when He said “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” How could this be anything but blind belief? The answer is as obvious as it profound. Faith is not blind – Faith is the fulfillment of Christ’s promise that “blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” In plain English, the reason people need proof is because they are blinded by their sins and lack of faith. They are so cut off from God and Truth that they can not receive the witness of the Holy Spirit! They fulfill the words of Christ from Matthew 12:39:
The Risen Lord is the object of our Faith. It is by joining ourselves utterly to the Lord through faith, even unto death – the Omega Point of our natural lives – as Ruth with Naomi, that we can focus the mind, heart, and hope on the ultimate outworking of God’s Creation – again symbolized by Omega – so that we can walk through this world in perfect peace. This is the marriage of the Soul with God!
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
i did this for 11.5 months on my knees repenting and praying Father God would baptize me in His Spirit… why did it take me 11.5 months… Faith problems. i didn’t believe. Jesus came and touched me… sometimes i truly believe because i cried from my heart and i touched Him with my heart crying out for His Love…
now i’m a pastor of a small church… 25 people have been baptized in His Spirit… for some it happened that very day… 80 percent or so… healings and mainly a peace in our lives not attainable from the physical world.
you are a spirit… your Father is God and He is a Spirit… we have the very soul that Father breathed into us… and i exist within a body (vessel) that will one day fall away as I ascend into the Heavenlies to meet my Saviour Jesus Christ…
Cry out to Jesus Today… receive the gift Jesus wants to give you… eternal Life. ask for forgiveness because you didn’t choose to be born, but you can choose to be re-born… so you can live a life God wants you to live… in abundance.