(#174 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)
For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. (2 Corinthians 5:4)
Do not be dismayed at what is missing in your life, for your life is incomplete in your earthly tent (body). Please allow your mind to expand to understand the simple realities of why you can still groan, yet endure; pressure equals growth in the Kingdom of Yahweh. Through the Messiah, you have all you need for life and holy reverence (2 Peter 1:3), but never was that intended to be the end of things. Your yearning is due to the fact that you are a spirit being trapped in an earthly tent. This will not always be; the completion of all things planned for you has yet to be unveiled.
I don’t allow for excuses; As I said, My Son proved that “My favor (grace) is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I [Shaul] shall rather boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of the Messiah rests on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Listen My child; My point in giving you Scripture is to increase your wisdom of Me, and of My plans for you. Do not be intimidated by the fact that even in My Son, you would still yearn for something more. Did I not tell you that I planned it this way? The impartation of My Spirit, the Spirit that abides in you, is a deposit, a pledge of what is to come (2 Corinthians 5:5). This deposit is more than enough to bring you to the fullness of righteousness (faith in action by faith in Yahshua). However, My full dose is yet to come. There is still work to do.
When My Son hands all kingdoms of the earth to Me, when He has brought to naught all rule and all authority and power (1 Corinthians 15:24), then you will experience My full measure. Until then, you play a vital part in My plan. I need you to achieve the full measure of what I have given you up to now. Faith, hope, and love; these things you must excel at before more is given. Why would I increase your portion when you fail to utilize the fullness of the portion you now have? My Son will have a perfected bride.
Perhaps you should attain to this perfection? Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Yahshua the Messiah has also laid hold of me. (Philippians 3:12) Though many of you disregard perfection as a possibility, today is a new day. Today you can realize it is much more than a possibility; it is a command loved one! (Matthew 5:48) It is the end goal, the finish line, the Kingdom of Yahweh.
The lion (fierce thoughts) and the lamb (fearful thoughts) lying (rest in conscience) together in peace (a settled mind). (Isaiah 11:6)