Abraham

ONE NEW MAN

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Illustration by Martha Charlton

For close to two thousand years from the time of Abraham, the Father has worked to cultivate the Olive Tree that is Israel, establishing the protocols of relationship to an omnipotent God. He established the altar of worship, laying the foundations in preparation to receive the grafting in of the Gentiles to the Hebraic root, through Jeshua—the Christ (Rom. 11). Since establishing His Church in Christ on the foundations of Israel, God has been at work in the Gentile nations, also for approximately two thousand years. This may appear to be a very long time, and may have given the impression to some that God is finished with Israel, but a thousand years is a day to the Lord (2 Pet. 3:8).

In God’s use of numbers in the Bible, the number four is representative of creation, especially the New Creation (Rev. 21:16). God is now making the necessary preparations to shift into the final completing phase of His work, where the fullness of His purposes in and through Israel will be made manifest, to those who have eyes to see, as Israel awakens once again to their God.

“By Abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [One new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace. And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.” Ephesians 2:15-16 AMP

Jesus became a stumbling block to Israel, but Israel has also become a stumbling block to the Church! In this last phase of the Father’s work, He will remove the veil of blindness from Israel’s eyes, and from the eyes of the Gentile church concerning Israel; this will usher in a significant Awakening and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit—the fullness and completion of what began at Pentecost! At the time that both the Foundation and the Cornerstone was laid, there were notable invasions of earth by Heaven, releasing great signs and wonders! The establishment of the Headstone and the release of the ‘sons of God’—the Headstone generation, will also come with a great invasion of earth by the angelic hosts, accompanied by great signs in the Heavens and on the earth!

Israel is a both a natural and spiritual entity, a vessel that is progressively being transformed by God, from the natural into a Heavenly City (Gen. 22:17). Many look at Jerusalem with natural eyes and all they can see is a bloody City; it is time to begin to see with God’s eyes; to understand with his heart, His passion for this nation, a nation that has paid such a tremendous cost to be marked with His Name, from their conception to this present day!

It is important to challenge our beliefs and examine carefully in the Holy Spirit our doctrine concerning Israel, as Heaven begins to shine Light on the Word, releasing fresh revelation concerning Israel, for such a time as this!

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace…” Ephesians 2:13-15 NIV

One-United

Painting by Christine Peterkin

On the Day of Pentecost the disciples who gathered together were in one accord; they were of one mind as they waited to receive the Promise of the Father spoken of by Jesus (Acts 1:4). Because of the unity amongst them, the disciples were positioned to receive the commanded blessing (Acts 1:14 2:1). The Commanded Blessing will be released in power, in the Day of His Power, when we are of one accord in the One New Man!

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalm 133

God’s view of union is portrayed by oil flowing down from the Head of Aaron—the high priest of Israel, down his beard to the edge of his priestly garments. Union of the Body of Christ cannot be accomplished until there is honor that produces union between Israel and the Gentile church, and Israel is restored to the place of the head and not the tail! The River of God flows from Heaven through Christ’s secured position in Jerusalem, and the oil flows from the Head of Christ through Israel to His Body.

The Lord’s ultimate plan is that the Gentile Church work together with the Jewish servants of God, to become in unity the Israel of God, and is restored and prepared as the Bride for her coming Bridegroom and King, “…make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Isaiah 40:3).

“For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name.” Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” Romans 15:8-12

To everything, there is a season and a time for every purpose; the time has come for Jew and Gentile to work together to build the Temple of the Lord according to God’s blueprint, and to bring in the Ark of His Presence. In the same way that David made all the preparation and provisions for the building of the Temple of God, Jesus has made all the preparations and provision for the Temple to be completed. The stones have been prepared, the wood has been cut, the iron for the doors and gates is now ready; there is bronze, silver and gold in abundance, and the wine and the oil is prepared (1 Chronicles 22).

God has been at work preparing His skilled workers—Intercessors, leaders, churches and ministries: specialists in every field of building work, “all types of skillful men” and women, each one having their part to contribute, important the completion of the House. The wine and the oil are being prepared to be poured out, to sustain and equip all the workers to complete the building, and for the procession to bring the Ark of His Presence into the Sanctuary.

“Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.” 1Chronicles:22:19

The enemies of God have been uniting against the Kingdom of God and have been gaining ground. The Body of Christ has proven to be very weak because of its many divisions. It is time to set our focus on the Father and submission to the Father’s Will and the Father’s ways, as the fullness of time for the Father’s purposes and the Father’s dreams has come! As Victor Hugo once said, “Like the trampling of a mighty army, such is the force of an idea whose time has come.”

We are now approaching the time for the Father’s dream of the completion of His House—the building of the Headstone; the time of the Father’s dream for his daughters; the time of the revelation of the Sons of God; the time of the restoration of all things.

It is time for the fullness of the Father’s Promise—the commanded blessing; the time of the Day of His Power—when His people volunteer freely. It is time for the day of the Harvest—the day of multitudes of harvesters being sent into the fields to bless the world in the Spirit of the Father!

It is time for the restoration of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people; the time for the Messiah’s unveiling of Himself to His brethren. It is the time for love and union in the Body of Christ, the time to end the night of wrong as stated by the poet William Merrill:

Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things;

Give heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of Kings.

Rise up O men of God! His Kingdom tarries long;

Bring in the day of brotherhood and end the night of wrong.

Rise up O men of God!

The Church for you doth wait,

Her strength unequal to her task

RISE UP AND MAKE HER GREAT!

(Excerpted from the book: The Blueprint by Faith Marie Baczko)

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UNSHAKEABLE, UNSTOPPABLE FAITH THAT RECEIVES!

Faith BaczkoWe have arrived in the most significant of years! The year of open doors and answers to long awaited promises!  The year of the Favor of the Lord!  The year where we will see the fulfillment of prayers prayed for many long years.  Prayers to dreams that God has planted as seed in our hearts; Dreams that are God’s dreams He has been waiting with divine patience to see their fulfillment.  Dreams for His sons and His daughters; dreams for cities and nations; dreams to bring relief for many in desperate situations; dreams that are solutions to significant problems the world is now facing; dreams for the great Harvest to come in!

The dilemma some may be facing right is how to step through the Door to fulfillment when the battle gets fierce at the Gate and the temptation is to panic at the sound of the beating hoofs! The enemy is not sitting about idle! He is about to lose a lot of ground and is resisting this move of God to the fullest!  But the Word of the Lord stands firm: “Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9

To possess the promises of God we must fight to stay in the place of unstoppable, unshakeable faith that receives—the faith of Jesus that we see evident in Mary and in Abraham.

MARY – AGREEMENT WITH HEAVEN

MARY AGREED WITH HEAVEN’S PLAN FOR HER LIFE! She said yes when she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would give birth to the Son of God! Her response: “I am the servant of the Lord.  Be it unto me according to your word!”  Sometimes it can be easy to say yes to God in the pregnancy of the moment, when we get caught up in the grand possibilities of something new, exciting and wondrous.  However, the true test of faith comes in seeing the dream through to the finish line, and facing all the trials that come along the way to stop the dream from coming forth!  Trials that you did not expect to encounter…when the temptation is to be offended in God and disappointment sets in!

Mary agreed with God but she also had faith to believe in God’s ability to walk her through the trials that lay ahead as a single pregnant woman in her day. She experienced the wonder of seeing the substance of her faith, the Promised Son of God birthed through the travail of tested faith!

JESUS – ENDURING FAITH FOUNDED ON LOVE

When Jesus put down his carpentry tools, dusted himself off, left home and all he had previously known, to go down to the Jordan River to be baptized by John, it was because he heard His Father’s voice say, “It is time My Son.” When he left, He knew it was the beginning step of a journey that would one day lead Him to a terrible death on the Cross. When Jesus left to go, He was saying yes to the Father, to the plan of redemption of mankind…to become the Savior of the world!

Jesus moved to embrace His destiny with fierce determination to complete His Father’s will! The Father and Son were locked in a passionate mutual agreement of will, love and honor of each other!  When Jesus went down into the waters of the Jordan He was fully embracing His Father’s Will and the full brunt of the Cross.  Jesus placed the full force of His faith in His Father’s Love for Him and the Holy Spirit’s care to carry Him through to the finish line and bring Him out on the other side in Resurrection POWER!

Was Jesus’ faith shaken in the garden over the ordeal He was about to face? It would seem so as he wrestled in fervent prayer in the garden, but His faith was grounded and secure in the knowledge of His Father’s superlative love for Him! Did Jesus ever entertain doubts that the Holy Spirit would rescue Him from death, or wonder if He might be left imprisoned in the grave forever? No, never! Jesus’ trust in the Holy Spirit was securely contained within a relationship born of passionate supernatural Love.  Jesus knew the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit were ferocious, that it would have no rest until He was once again seated on the Throne at the right Hand of His Father!

To what extent will that LOVE go to rescue you! FAITH MUST BE BORN OF THE UNSHAKEABLE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR FATHER’S MAGNIFICENT LOVE FOR US and the Holy Spirit’s intent to bring us into fullness in Resurrection power!

ABRAHAM – BELIEF AGAINST ALL ODDS

Abraham believed God! Abraham never doubted God’s word, nor was he shaken or thrown by the scope and magnitude of the promises! The Bible says that Abraham did not stagger in unbelief at the promises of God.  We are admonished in scripture that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Abraham waited twenty five years to see the fulfillment of the promised son.  ABRAHAM WAITED BECAUSE HE SAW A CITY!  BLIND FAITH IS ACTUALLY FAITH THAT HAS SEEN!  What do you see…a city, a nation, an invention, a book, a business new technologies?

BUYING GOLD!

God admonished the Laodicean lukewarm church, “I counsel you to buy from me Gold tried in the fire!” The gold He was speaking of is tried faith refined and tested in the Fire, sustained through Love!  This is faith purified unto holiness! It is the gold with which dreams are purchased!  To possess this Gold is the evidence of all that is hoped for!  It is the economy of Heaven and is the very substance with which the Father created.  The Father’s own faith in His creative ability brought forth the worlds as we know it!  Dreams come forth based on a time tested relationship of knowing the Father’s love, knowledge of His faithfulness, goodness and integrity!  It is faith based on experience, knowing that the everlasting arms are always beneath us! That we always win!  God is not a man that He should lie.  Has He not said and will He not do right by you!

COSTLY DREAMS

What is now coming forth in the days ahead are the Father’s magnificent dreams placed in the hearts and minds of His children like precious gems. They are very costly dreams, and like Mary the Body is about to give birth!  We have had a small number of forerunners who have gone ahead to set the course, but the earth will now see the saints released and ideas birthed on a large scale!

I believe God has found a chosen generation and a royal priesthood that will serve His purposes for this hour.  A people like Mary and Abraham and Jesus RELEASED TO GO, Blessed by the Father—an overcoming generation whose eyes are fixed and fastened on the eyes of their Lord, fearing no man or beast!  A GENERATION THAT SHOUTS GRACE, GRACE TO ANY OBSTACLE HINDERING OR RISING TO IMPEDE THE ONWARD MARCH TO SET THE HEAD STONE IN ITS PLACE AND COMPLETE THE SUPERLATIVE WORK OF GOD TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF THE KING OF KINGS ON EARTH.

Are we willing to pay the costly price to birth and walk with God through to the finish line to the fullness of the promise?  Will we continue to believe for the promises in the face of setbacks and troubles, to see it resurrected in the power of the Holy Spirit in fullness.  This is the victory that overcomes, even our faith!

A Tsunami wave of Answered prayer is coming but it is fiercely opposed!  The dream will be birthed by those who will not give in or give up, who know their God and do great exploits!  Who fight the Good fight of Faith!

Abundant Blessings in the Lord!

Faith Marie Baczko