THE STANDARD

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Ephesians 1:3-4.

The revelation of Truth in the above quoted scripture, indicates that there is a standard which is necessary for us to be able to attain to the fullness of our predetermined future, whether as individuals, corporate entity, state or nation. The notion or idea that somehow because we prophesy, pray or fast we shall somehow fulfill destiny without knowing “the standard rule” required, is a false narrative meant to drown men in our own mental delusion.

The apostle Paul also stated in another scripture that “everyman who is running the kingdom race, must run lawfully’: i.e. must understand the rules (standards) of engagement. Proper definition of terms is what guarantees maximization of essence and untrained minds are a disaster to any entity or ideal institution.

From the first scripture quoted above we could deduce the following points.

  1. At new birth, all Spiritual blessings have been released to us.
  • These blessings are “inside of Jesus” in whom we are seated in heavenly places in Him.
  • This was His foundational intent before He we were brought into the world.
  • We are from this view point, to remain holy and blameless ( *by His standard*), rooted in the foundation of our love for Him and in His love for us.

With each passing it’s important that we lean on the mercy of God, seek repentance in all areas of our lives so that we can attain His standards by His help, and this is the key to fulfilling destiny. I do not doubt however, that His standards are so high that they seem out of reach; and while many may take that to mean that we could never attain such a height in our lifetime here on earth, He cannot give us a commandment that’s impossible. Rather we must view this from the perspective that God Himself set this as a standard in order to insure our destinies, because of the precious resources our destinies in Him will unlock into the spiritual and natural realm, and also contribute same to His celestial order both in this age and in the age to come. Furthermore, we must also understand that our walk of holiness from where we are seated in Him, is a strategy for channeling His Light from inside of us who are in Him, to put our imprint in creation so that both the visible and invisible creation can be redeemed by us as well as submit to the authority of Christ in us, hence recalibrating the cosmos and unveiling the civilization of Light, which is the ideal, according to His original intent for creating all of creation.

As we journey in the midst of a hazy climate of darkness, reproach and global level compromise, we must hold one inalienable truth dear, which is that we are called to be the *light of the world*, and the higher we go in attaining His standards, the brighter our light will shine to the world, thereby giving us an impact that is beyond what the World has ever seen or known.

May you access the gates of Light as you journey through this season.

Emmanuel Sam.

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