Good Morning Precious One!
Repetition, champions are molded by it! Repetition and simplicity are what makes champions. Doing things well until they become second nature are what make champions! If we do the little things well, we can then do the larger things well! I had a very wise coach who said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect.” We can practice making mistakes over and over and we won’t be perfected, the mistakes become only more ingrained!
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do (over and over and over and over…..): Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14.
Winning the prize is not straining to get to heaven, NO! We already have died and have been seated in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus!!! I believe the prize is experiencing and encountering the fullness of everything that Christ Jesus has given to us, on earth as it is in heaven!!! The prize the full manifestation the kingdom and glory of God on the earth and taking multitudes upon multitudes with us!!! God’s Will for His children on earth is: “Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” The prize is experiencing and encountering the fullness of what Jesus accomplished for us in His death and resurrection on earth and in eternity!!!
The Father has glorified, perfected, made us one with Jesus, and made us as Jesus is, and raised us up with Him and seated us in the heavenly realms so that we express the fullness of the kingdom of heaven on the earth to the multitudes!!! At salvation, we were raised with Christ and seated in the heavenly realms, so the prize is flooding the earth with the full measure of the glory of the kingdom of heaven to as many people as possible in a very tangible and substantial way!!!
The Father has called us heavenward, and He has seated us heavenward, and He has made us “members of His household,” which is heaven. The prize is taking hold of everything the Father has made us to be, and everything He has given to us!!! This is the one thing that defined Paul’s life! He didn’t look at his past, his failures, his sin, No! He was taking hold with his heart, everything that Jesus had given and taken hold of him! Jesus has purchased us, redeemed us, perfected and glorified us, made us one with Him, seated us in the heavenly realms and given us the kingdom of heaven, and yet so many people, in the church, have no clue whatsoever of this Truth!!!!!!!!!
The kingdom of heaven is the full, manifested expression of the Father’s Love! So like Paul, one thing we are to do is to take hold of everything of the kingdom of heaven that has been given to us and we reveal His glory to earth until the whole earth is covered with His glory!!! Colossians 3 says that we are to set our hearts and minds on the things above, the heavenly realities. To set our heart is set it in a place where it is immovable. So we practice, repeatedly, looking into the heavenly realm with our heart and mind!
Paul said, “This one thing I do”, how about you and I, are we setting our heart and minds on the heavenly realities? It is rarely taught anywhere about us presently living in the heavenly realms, but soon this revelation will explode on the earth!!!!! Do you want to be a forerunner in this movement? The Father’s heart of Love is perfectly expressed in the full reality of heaven! As we look into heaven, we are seeing the Father’s heart!!! THIS ONE THING I DO!!!!!!!!!! SHALOM!!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 8-19-2013