Sunday, May 18, 2008


As I was meditating this morning during the fourth watch (3am to 6am), I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Gale, it is to your advantage that I go away.”

John 16:7-13
7 "But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
8 "And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment;
9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10 and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold Me;
11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 "I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear {them} now.
13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (NAS)

How in the world could Jesus’ exodus or going away be an advantage to us? Jesus says that I must go so that the Spirit of Truth can come. The Spirit of Truth will convict concerning sin (evil) and righteousness (good) and judgment (choice). The Holy Spirit of truth will fully identify both good and evil and will empower all believers to choose good. Good overcomes evil.

One can readily discern that Jesus by going away was releasing Kingdom of God authority to His church. Most of those looking for Messiah were expecting an earthly immediate Kingdom. Jesus released His Spirit i.e. the Spirit of Christ…the Spirit of truth so that we as kings under the King of Kings and lords under the Lord of Lords could again establish our rightful Kingdom of God dominion in the earth. Glory to God.

Jesus released accountability to the church. What a glorious responsibility! All power and authority has been given to the church. We are to go into the entire world, immersing people into an identity with God our Father, into an identity with God’s Son Jesus Christ and into an identity with the Holy Spirit of Truth.

My spirit rejoices on this RESURRECTION morning as I consider that the same power which raised Jesus from the dead has been made available to all who will believe. I challenge you today to exercise your resurrection authority over every entity which would oppose the resurrection of Jesus the Christ. Please accept the gift of life. Jesus Christ is life and as we boldly declare His life into dead or dying situations…RESURRECTION HAS TO COME!

God Loves You Gale


Gale Maiden said...

Glory to God!


FeastNow said...

Resurrections are waaayy overdue ... it has been getting rather stinky in the church graveyard ... a bad smell emanating due to bad doctrine mixed with a bad dose of amnesia ... "Choose you today LIFE or Death" ... sayeth God through MOSES. The prophets chimed in "Yeah Right, Amen" ... and Yeshua / Jesus was the Fulfilment of Moses and the Prophets !