LIFE GIVERS MINISTRIES
(WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST)
Foundation is defined as: the lowest divisions of a building, the natural or prepared ground on which a structure rests. (Random House College Dictionary)
Every building has to have a foundation. Again Father has given us a natural example as a shadow for a Spiritual Truth. When an architect draws a blue print for any size building, he always includes a good foundation according to the size of the building and the material that will be used. For example, they donít put a wooden foundation under a brick house. They always consider the end results.
As we read Godís Word, we see that we must have a foundation because we are the building that He is building. Of course, no man has the blueprint, but Godís word refers to us as the Temple of God and a building built with no hands. So who has built our Foundation, Who is our Foundation, and what is it made of?
As with most questions we need to go to the Beginning for the answer. Letís see when we got our foundation by reading Gen.1:26. "Then Elohim said, Let US make man in OUR image, according to OUR likeness and let them have dominion-----". We are like God, Elohim! The express Image of God. When we look in the mirror, we see an express image of ourselves. When I blink my eye, the image blinks the eye, every move I make - it makes. If we are the express image of God, then it should be as He looks at us and blinks an eye, the image ought to do the same! If we are to move as they move we need to know more about the real Person outside the mirror looking in. We need to know more what they are like. The Old Testament will show us the character of God. Love, He says He is Love. Ever since the beginning of Time, He has tried to show His Love to the people. His Plan of Redemption went on after the Garden even though Man tried to stop it. Man became rebellious toward everything God tried to do for them. His Love continued and finally it was time for the manifestation of Himself through a Human Being. His Plan, from the foundation of the earth, was to come and tabernacle with us. He would have done it through Adam, but they didnít cooperate. He only had one plan so He worked through man until the Plan was manifested. The Second Adam appeared on earth through a woman and we called Him Jesus. I find it amusing that a woman was used to bring Death to all and a woman was used to bring Life to all!
Now we will get back to our foundation. Remember John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God". John has a lot to say about who Jesus was. The Book describes Jesusí character and His resembles Godís exactly! He really was with God in the beginning and He was God!
Eph.2:10 - " For we (you and me) are his workmanship ( He is the architect that laid our foundation) created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before hand that we should walk in them". So when was our foundation laid? -- at the beginning of the creation. The Master Planners (Elohim) planned our whole life and built our foundation for us to build on.
Eph.1:4-6 "Just as He chose us (we didnít choose Him) in Him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be Holy and without blame before Him in Love, 5 having predestined us (all) to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself according to the good pleasure of His (not our) will, 6 to the praise and glory of His Grace, by which He made us (all) accepted in His Beloved." Read the rest of the chapter and see what has already been done through the Blood of Jesus and Godís Grace. God is not waiting on us, my Brothers and Sisters! There is nothing that can stop Godís plan that was in place before the foundation of the world!
Our foundation is the same as His. They made us in their image from the beginning. So what is our foundation made of? In Eph 1:4, His is Holiness, blameless and Love, ours is the same. We all came into this world with a good foundation. The big problem is that we soon forgot where we came from! Soon after we were born, we were taught that we came from Adam so we were all born in sin! Never mind that Jesus brought Life into the world, canceling out death and our sins and gave us back our original foundation. We only have to accept that as Truth and allow it to work in our lives! According to 1Cor.15:22, we have all come out of Jesus now. Even though we have a good foundation of gold, silver and precious stones we have been building on that with wood, hay and stubble because we have lived as though we came out of Adam! We need a new perspective on who we are! Instead of continuing on with God and what He desires, we started building our lives with our desires. He says we are Holy (Gold), Blameless (Silver), Worthy ( precious stones). What do we say we are? Unholy, guilty and not worthy of His Love or anyone elseís. That is comparable to laying a twenty foot thick concrete foundation and building an outhouse on it! The only good thing about that is the house will burn and the foundation will still be there so you can build a tall steel building on it! We have been made to think that we will never be like Him and yet He tells us Himself to be Holy even as His Father is Holy (1Pe 1:16; Le 11:44). Either He is telling the truth about this or He is telling the Truth about nothing. We have to believe God is!
The wood, hay and stubble that we have built with is being burned away and we will learn to build on our right foundation of gold, silver and precious stones. We will build with His Word of who we are in Christ. His character will start showing through and the Father will be manifested through us, just as He planned! We will decrease, just as Jesus did and He will increase in us as He did in Jesus. His Plan will be fulfilled just as He said in the beginning! We will at last be as He is in Heaven on this earth!
If we learn to walk in the Light of who we are in Him, we will be like Him. If I am made in His Image then I can do all things that He did! He said Himself that we would do even greater things than He did. All these years we have wondered how could we do this. 1Jn 2:20 says, "But you have an anointing from the Holy one and you know all things." Are we walking in that anointing, knowing He lives in us and if the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us then what can keep us from doing all that He says to do? Only ourselves! We might not recognize this as Truth but it is Truth and nothing can change it. We might rebel against it but God will go on to the next generation, as He always has done.
As we allow the Fire of God to burn away this wood, hay and stubble, we will be able to believe who we are in Him. The outer man is dying and the innerman, gold, silver and precious stones are being revealed. Thatís who we are --- The man built on Jesus Christ since the foundation of the world!
Elohim is building a building and He is building on our true foundation. He will have His Plan totally developed--A Temple built without hands. Thatís what we are -- The Dwelling Place of God on this earth. He is tearing down the out-building and bringing forth the inner building on the original foundation, put in place before the beginning of time!
Real life is not about being healed and prosperity, etc. Real life, inner life, is about being a living vessel for God to walk in on this earth. Our foundation is who we are in God. If He is our foundation then our foundation is Gold, Silver and Precious stones--lasting forever!
I can do all things through Christ (anointing) that strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13
Meditate on 1Cor 3:11-15 --For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
Life Givers Ministries
Frank and Barbara Doyle
PO Box 251
Lincolnton GA 30817-0251
706 359 6977