“....Can two walk together unless they be agreed ?....”. ( Amos 3 verse 3 ).
The company you keep influences the life that you live.
The proverb says " Birds of a feather flock together".
To walk with God one must agree with His Word.
The believer is influenced by the preaching of the pure and unadulterated Word of God. The
hearing of the Word of God gives him faith. ".... Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God ......". (Romans 10 verse 17 ).
The Word of God is full of quickening power.( Hebrews 4 verse 12 ) . The Word is full of power and full of life and full of victory. The Word of God has dynamic quickening transforming power.
The Anointed Word of God grants the believer his daily bread.( Matthew 6 verse 8 to 15 ).
The Holy Ghost feeds on the Spoken Word of God. The Holy Ghost confirms the Word of God with signs and wonders following. ( Mark 16 verse 20).
Enoch walked with God. Enoch agreed with God every step of the way of his pilgrim journey.
That Word of God so quickened his life that he was transformed and one day he just walked on up into heaven. ( Genesis 5 verses 23 and 24 ; Hebrews 11 verse 5 ).
Aaron's rod budded in the presence of God. The rod of Aaron was quickened by the Presence of God. A barren life cannot stay barren in God's presence. The dead cannot stay dead in the presence of God. ( Numbers 17 verses 1 to 13 ; Hebrews 9 verses 3 and 4 ).
The Lord Jesus had to say "... Lazarus come forth..." ( John 11 verse 43 ) otherwise all the dead within hearing distance and in close proximity of Lazarus grave would have
been resurrected together with Lazarus.
Remember the dead man that was let down in the tomb of Elisha and when he touched the
bones of Elisha the dead man was revived and stood up on his feet? ( 2 Kings 13 verse 20 to 21 ).
Quickening power was still resident in the bones of Elisha and that quickening power raised that dead man from the dead and quickened that man brought him back to life.
Joseph knew about the mystery of the resurrection that would take place in the Promised Land. He knew that God would keep His Word and visit His people and take them out of the land of bondage and into the Land of promise. ( Genesis 50 verses 22 to 26 ; Matthew 27 verse 51 to 53 ).
Joseph before he died asked the children of Israel to carry his bones to the Promised Land
because by revelation Joseph knew that there would be a resurrection in Jerusalem. ( Genesis 50 verse 25 ).
In the New Testament, when the Lord Jesus Christ yielded up the Ghost. We read in Matthew Chapter 27 :
“... And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom : and the earth did quake and the rocks rent.
52 AND THE GRAVES WERE OPENED AND MANY BODIES OF THE SAINTS WHICH SLEPT
53. AND CAME OUT OF THE GRAVES AFTER HIS RESURRECTION, AND WENT INTO
THE HOLY CITY, AND APPEARED UNTO MANY......" ( Matthew 27 verse 51 to 53 ).
Within three days He arose from the dead, just like He said He would. He defeated death, hell and the grave .
“...Christianity is not like any other religion. Christianity is a relationship between the Holy God and fallen man striving for perfection ...”.
Christianity is the only “..Religion...” in the world that can point to an empty tomb where their founder was once buried but defeated death , hell and the grave, just like He said He would.
If we walk with Him. Every step of the way, in THE RHYTHM OF HIS WORD , walking in His Steps , we too , like the Apostle Paul may look death in the eye and say :
“.... O death , where is thy sting ? O grave , where is thy victory ?
56. The sting of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is the law.
57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our .
58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord ....” . ( 1 Corinthians 15 verses 55 to 59 ).
Walking with God in THE RHYTHM OF HIS WORD. Like Enoch , like Abraham, like all the other Prophets and Saints of God.
God dwells in Eternity. He is the Great “...I AM THAT I AM...”.
God is not just a God of History. He is the Only True God. The Only Wise God. “....Hear O Israel : The LORD our God is One LORD.....”. ( Deuteronomy 6 verse 4 ).
"..They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles ; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.." (Isaiah 40 verse 31 ).
When we walk in the Spirit and are led of the Spirit of God , the inner man is renewed day by day and we are quickened and changed from glory to glory.
Abiding in His Presence , Anointed by His Word, quickened by the quickening power of the Revealed Word of God.
The Word of God pulsating within our souls. Transforming quickening power, the inner man renewed day by day. ( 2 Corinthians 4 verses 16 to 18 ).
Moses was transfigured when he came down from Mount Sinai. Moses had to cover his face with a veil. (Exodus 34 verse 33 and 2 Corinthians 3 verses 6 to 18 ).
On Mount transfiguration, Peter , James and John saw the Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ ( Matthew 17 verse 1 to 13 ; Mark 9 verses 1 to 10 ).
When John the Baptist was baptising the Lord Jesus Christ, John was quickened by the Word of God so much that he saw the heavens opened . (Matthew 3 verses 16 and 17; John 1 verse 29 to 34 ).
The heavens are opened to the Saints of God abiding in His Presence and walking with God in the rhythm of His Word.
The Saints of God can declare “.....Thy Kingdom come .Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven....”. ( Matthew 6 verse 10 ).