Remembering Who We Are In Him

By Blake Higginbotham

The fellowship of the mystery goes far beyond our personal past experiences and our beginnings in Him started in creation before formation.

1 John 2:7-11 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

The above passage speaks of so many things that I would like to address; but to be honest with you I don’t know where to start. Earlier in the week when I read this chapter the word beginning stood out to me. It was then, that Holy Spirit began to speak to me about the beginning. In context, John was referring to the gospel of the Kingdom that was first preached by Yahshua and then by His disciples, who became the first sent ones to their generation.

The question that I had at the time, revolved around what actually represents the beginning for us in this generation? We were not there when these words were spoken, so there is no way to comprehend the weight and gravity of their meaning apart from revelation. The believers who were present then, had the honor of privilege of hearing these words for the first time, and they were among eye witnesses who walked and talked with the first sent ones, who in turn personally walked and talked with Yahshua the Messiah. I found myself asking, what represents your beginning?

To my surprise it had very little to do with the short stint I did in the Pentecostal church or the religion of Christianity. It had even less to do with the partial and half-truths that I once embraced, preached and lived. Much of what I embraced as absolute truth in the early days has now been scrapped for a better understanding of the same book. I have come to understand that the older and newer testaments of the bible are one book containing the story of Yahweh’s dealings with His people for the past six to ten thousand years.

Once you have become a recipient of the love and grace of Yahweh it is easy to see His plan of Salvation throughout the bible. If you have received the full embrace of the Father’s love and forgiveness, then you truly know who you are in Him and the reality of our beginning becomes a living reality.

1 John 2:24-25 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

You see the light of truth has opened my heart to a better understanding of eternal life.  Illumination and enlightenment have brought me to the truth and my love for the Father’s will and purpose is more important than anything or anybody.

Remembering who we are in Him requires embracing Him and one another in a way that speaks of our beginnings together.

More and more I am seeing and hearing things that can only represent memories of a time before the foundation of the world, when we were together with Him.  Much of it has to do with that eternity mean life without end.

In the end, this will bring new meaning to the saying, “Be there and done that”

I find myself will a deep longing for more time with Him and one another. It is always good to be with brothers and friends; but there is nothing like being alone with Him in the secret place that represents your time and place in eternity.

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Biblical Terms & Definitions – 2012

Note: The twenty-first century may prove to be one of the most intellectually and spiritually challenging centuries in the history of the world. We are now living in a time when many people are rethinking, redefining and reconsidering much of what they have learned and what they are discovering about what they were taught is, it is no less than a toxic cocktail of hybrid mixture, and at best a carefully crafted deception, fueled by delusion. It is important to redefine some of the terms that we are presently using in our daily communication, in order to arrive at a better conclusion concerning our ultimate purpose for living.

Kingdom-King’s Domain­-Kingdom of Yahweh

The Kingdom of Yahweh is being advanced in and through the corporate expression of the body of Messiah. The divine order and supreme government of Yahweh/Heaven is expanded and increased as we implement and fulfill His practical will and purpose in life and death.

Ekklesia-AKA-Church-Assembly-Congregation

It speaks of a people who have been called out of the religious systems of this world. They have been gathered together by Holy Spirit for the greater purpose of the Kingdom of Yahweh. They represent the judicial branch and legislative arm of the Kingdom of Yahweh. They have been strategically repositioned and synergistically placed in order to advance the Kingdom of Yahweh. They have been divinely commissioned and empowered to represent Yahshua the Messiah in every area of life and ministry.

Note: If you are a true believer, you are a vital part of the global heart, consciousness and person of Yahshua worldwide. You are connected to people by the Spirit that you may never personally encounter in your lifetime.

We will never see Ephesians 4:11-16 fulfilled until we whole-heartedly embrace Ephesians 4:1-8. In order to see apostolic/kingdom order and government restored in our lifetime, we must cross the bridge of Ephesians 4:9-10. The bridge descends into the abyss of Hell before it ascends into the reality of the Heavenly realm.

The way up is down, and the way out is in. Lower and lower we go into the depths of darkness in order to emerge in light of the glory of who we are in Him. Taking up our cross will include embracing death, burial and resurrection on several levels. We must be willing to die to our own personal dreams, goals and aspirations in order to fully embrace His practical will and purpose for our lives. We must be willing to endure being despised and rejected by men in order to better understand the value of His love and grace. We must be willing to suffer the isolation, alienation and obscurity in order to better comprehend His love and forgiveness. We must be willing to endure the dark nights of the soul and the agony of separation in order to learn the value of absolute surrender and obedience.

In the early days of my walk, Holy Spirit asked me two questions that I could not honestly answer at the time. They were questions that required deep consideration and extensive contemplation before they could be answered.

1). What if you spent most of your life in obscurity and not in the lime-light or on center stage? Would you serve me?

(Implication: What if your greatest contribution was one that had no immediate effect; but represented influence from the sidelines or from behind the scenes?)

2). What if I chose to wait until the last six months of your life to use you in a mighty way? Would you still serve me?

(Implication: What if you lived most of your life in preparation, in order to finish strong and fulfill the practical will and purpose of Yahweh for your life?)

Those questions have continued to trouble me for most of my adult life. To be honest with you, everything within me wanted to shout, YES, I will serve you; but after deeper consideration and extensive contemplation, I was no longer sure that my flesh and soul were in agreement with my heart and spirit.

I have come to realize that those two questions are still being answered, and I have been answering them for over 41 years now. If I would have known then, what I know today, I probably would not have been so quick to respond, and it is probably a good thing that I did not have a clue what the answer would entail.

My answer today is, Sovereign you know my heart and you know all things, the end from the beginning. I am now persuaded that you are able to keep that which I have committed to you against that day!