Special Word by Mary B. Dovie and Rosary B. Bullard
Dear Ones: This is an excerpt from our manuscript, “The Kingdom Higher Ground: Living as an Overcomer.”
We felt that this was a vitally important Word for The Body of Christ at this time. Sit with The LORD and let Him reveal the hidden things of the Kingdom to you.
We have included scriptural references at the end for confirmation and further study.
Blessings and Courage in Jesus’ name.
Mary & Rosary
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“As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly,” 1 Corinthians 15:48-49, NASB.
The goal of our lives is to allow The Holy Spirit of God to birth the image of Christ in and through our spirits, souls, and bodies.
This is the higher ground of life in the Spirit that is the inheritance of all true Christians. Union in Christ gives us access to the resources of The Kingdom of Heaven.
It removes us from the rule of darkness, but we must exercise our rights in Christ, not be satisfied merely to have the potential to be an overcomer.
Just as an appliance has the potential to make our lives easier, but needs a power source to activate it, we must plug ourselves into the power source of God — The Holy Spirit — in order to successfully overcome the pull of the ungodly world system around us.
“For The LORD is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of The LORD is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of The LORD. And The LORD — who is The Spirit — makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image,” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, NLT.
The Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesian believers this way,
“This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in The LORD, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ,” Ephesians 4:13, NLT.
Paul’s Spirit-inspired prayer reveals that the full measure of the stature of Christ is attainable for every believer.
The “Seed of Light” implanted in our spirit-man will produce according to Its nature just as when a kernel of corn is planted it produces a corn plant not a tomato plant.
The development of a natural baby in a mother’s womb is discernible by the natural senses. However, the development of a believer’s spirit-man must be discerned by faith in the One Who offered Himself up as a sacrifice for those lost in sin.
“My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me — we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20, TPT.
We are not left on our own, The Holy Spirit — the Spirit of Christ living within us — works in us to build up and establish “Christ-like” faith . We are instructed to, “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,” because The LORD will always finish what He starts. (See Hebrews 12:2.)
Here is a Spirit-given word of encouragement concerning the image of Christ that is being formed in you.
It is shared here in the hope that you will be encouraged to stay the course and allow The Spirit of God to do His transformational work. Scriptural references are provided in the Appendix for confirmation and further study.
“Now you turn your thoughts to the endpoint, the finale, the image of Christ. That is where this is all headed.
That is the end point for The Body — composed of images of Me, all perfected and perfect, operating in all of the graces and power The Father has bestowed upon Me and reeling in the infidels with the power of the Character of Christ.
It was not only the power and miracles that drew the crowds to Me, it was the Character of God that was unveiled through Me — allowing the people to see with their eyes and experience the power of what just being in My Presence will do.
This is a fact and an objective for the Body. The Church has her part to play in all this for She is My Body and will carry out what is the will of the Father.
Unfortunately, she is in no position to right now, but soon, very soon, she will step out into her destiny and then (Katie bar the door!) all Heaven will break loose and the thunderings of God will invade the earth and bring the very power of Heaven to turn things around post-haste.
I know it seems unlikely, but when have I ever done things the easy way? Never, of course, but I do them well and so shall I again!
Rejoice and be in the receiving line for the graces to be handed out. There will be a multitude of them with no end in sight.
The power of God will cover the earth from end to end and the knowledge of God will increase all over the globe.
The righteous have endured enough and the guilty have run out of My permissive graces. I have drawn the line of demarcation and when they at last step over it there will be out and out war with the heavenly hosts overhead.
I have drawn My Sword and will fight for My Beloved and take captive all who dare to fight against her. She is My Beloved and is being weakened by the powers within her who cause her to be weak and feeble, unfit and unkempt, and generally “dodgy.”
But no more — they have had their day and I shall have Mine. I will do well and will not disappoint My minions who have waited patiently and with great expectation for this day.
Do not expect all to happen at once, but know this — the day is coming and is not far off for I AM impatient to be about My Father’s business yet again — to bring glory to His Name and to bring in all who belong to Me into The Kingdom of the Great God!
I AM impatient for all this to end so that there can be a New Beginning — New in the sense that it starts, but it starts again — all as it was in the Beginning.
We begin again with My Dominion all over this earth. Man had his chance and so did Satan. It is now My turn and I will do well and I will succeed where all others have failed.
Stick with Me; you have chosen the good part and will be rewarded throughout all Eternity for your faithful service during this time.
You know I AM generous when I repay, so expect well for surely I will repay well for all your service. The LORD is not lacking in resources and the minions of God shall not either.
I AM eager as I await and I impart that eagerness to you and to all those who love My appearing. Let the Joy of The LORD be yours and let Him reign in His Holy Temple!”
— Word given through Rosary Bullard on January 18, 2012
As the image of Christ progressively develops in you, you will begin to think, act, and talk differently.
The Light of His indwelling presence will shine brighter. You will come to understand your hunger and desire for righteousness to prevail in the world.
Your understanding of what it means to have a successful life will change. You will now know that seeking the reality of life in Christ will cause you to access the resources of the Kingdom of Heaven as you operate in Him.
This can be summed up as desiring to attain to The Kingdom’s higher ground of life in The Spirit.
Scriptural References: Joel 2:28-29; John 3:3; Romans 1:20; 5:14; 6:4; 8:2; 16:7, 1 Corinthians 15:45; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21; 4:1-16, 24; Hebrews 12:2.
~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”
“Let God Arise & Let His enemies be scattered!”
Mary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana. She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing. Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama. Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.