“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir,” Galatians 4:4-7 NIV.
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears,” Hebrews 12:15-17 NIV.
Profane: βέβηλος, NT:952 bebelos (beb’-ay-los); from the base of NT:939 and belos (a threshold); accessible (as by crossing the door-way), i.e. (by implication of Jewish notions) heathenish, wicked: KJV – profane (person).
Feet/ Foot: βάσις. NT:939 basis (bas’-ece); from baino (to walk); a pace (“base”), i.e. (by implication) the foot: KJV – foot.
Father said, “Rites of Passage” but to spell it rights.
As I was contemplating the second verse above, and the meaning of godless or profane person, I saw a vision of a foot, as if trying with these boots on to try and push open a door that was slightly above ground, as if to wedge it open.
Then the boot was struggling to force it open but it would not open.
Then Father spoke: “Those who have RIGHTS of passage to My Kingdom have it through entering into relationship with ME and accepting what My Son Jesus did on Calvary.
There is no other way. Why was Esau denied his inheritance?
Why did he so easily give up his rights?
For the needs of his stomach, and because he was only concerned with himself. He did not value the inheritance until he realized the imminence of his father’s death and the importance that it was now at that time.
Many of My own have no concept of the imminence of My return and the importance of their inheritance in Christ.
They have been sold a doctrine of demons that makes the BLOOD of My Son cheap, and not all that precious.
They have no conscience about throwing away their inheritance.
So when troubles will come, they will easily give up their rights of inheritance to heaven and My presence, because they have never tasted it, or out of FEAR for their lives in this world. MONEY will mean more.
THINGS will mean more. RIGHTS in this world will mean more than ETERNAL rights that they cannot see, touch or feel NOW.
You must rescue many out of this maze of lies they have believed to save many who have no idea of the value of the inheritance that is available through Jesus and His BLOOD.
That is why I made a spectacle of it in the “Passion” Mel Gibson made! Some thought it too bloody.
That is because it WAS a very bloody event. It was barbaric. It was horrible. It was bloody.
Some think nothing of eating raw meat, full of the blood, when I have said, the LIFE is in the BLOOD.
Yet you call yourself a culture that values LIFE. Why then do you then drink the blood of animals?
There were only three things required of new believers in the New Testament:
— to abstain from sexual immorality,
— to not eat food sacrificed to idols, and
— to not eat meat with blood in it.
Why is this common now?
Because of the growing violence of society. In ages past, things were different. Now all things are “OK.”
[ As the Lord said this, I thought OH LORD, they are gonna think I’m whacko now or cultic — but I knew He was speaking truth. ]
You have rights that no other being has rights to as children of GOD. You have rights to the throne of GRACE.
You have rights to access My heart, My emotions, My thoughts and My will. You have rights to prosperous lives.
You have rights to share in My suffering, so that you will grow in MY COMPASSION.
You have rights to have angels help you in ministering wherever you are. YOU have rights to protection so long as you walk according to the Spirit and not the flesh.
But of course so few walk according to the Spirit ALL the time, so you experience many digressions in availability of “rights”.
In order to access these rights, you have to lay down all YOUR earthly rights – TO LIVE WITH CHRIST, YOU MUST DIE WITH CHRIST FIRST!
This has not been taught, nor has been taught the preciousness of the CROSS, and bearing YOUR CROSS DAILY.
So that is why many are stumbling and not able to have victory in their lives.
The inconsistency has caused confusion and doubt and skepticism to grow, along with unbelief.
They can’t understand why they aren’t living “abundant life.” They have no paradigm for suffering with ME.
IT has not been taught that abundant life includes suffering WITH ME.
YET IT IS CLEAR in the WORD. Those who will benefit the most in the days ahead are those who have the right access, because they have the right doctrine in respect to RIGHTS.
They will pass through the door of LIFE and access to the KINGDOM. They do not count their lives as anything, but have given up their rights that they might obtain a more perfect reward!”
“For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell,” Acts 15:28-29 NKJV.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death,” Revelation 12:10-11 NKJV.
Regarding Paul the apostle:
“For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake,” Acts 9:16 NKJV.
“Epaphroditus Praised – Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need; since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow,” Philippians 2:25-27 NKJV.
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution,” 2 Timothy 3:12 NKJV.
“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it,” 1 Corinthians 12:25-26 NKJV.
“Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation,” 2 Corinthians 1:6 NKJV.
“And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation,” 2 Corinthians 1:7 NKJV.
“For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me,” Philippians 1:28-30 NKJV.
“I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Philippians 4:11-13 NKJV.
“For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it happened, and you know. For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you,and our labor might be in vain,” 1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 NKJV.
“Which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,” 2 Thessalonians 1:4-8 NKJV.
“For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach,” 1 Timothy 4:9-11 NKJV
“for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory,” 2 Timothy 2:9-10 NKJV.
~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN is the founder of Upstream Ministries, California, online at www.upstreamca.org and blogtalkradio.com/ Upstream. Donate to Upstream: via secure Paypal by sending as gift to goininupstream @hotmail.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278, USA.