Treasure Springing Forth 
by Sue Kubik 

   
        As Spring is here, the season of things coming to life, I think of the beauty and treasure springing forth. Like people and flowers who were buried underground, under the dirt and dead. But now it's time to push through and begin to rise through all that's been keeping you down and hidden. It is your season! As we push through we are growing slowly, we don't come into full bloom overnight but through every step of growth we're becoming more beautiful, reaching towards heaven. As the Son (and sun) shines down and it  rains (Living Water), we grow into what He created us to be. Like a flower whether it is a rose or lily etc. we are all different, yet all need the Son and Water to grow and rise, to give beauty, healing, joy and love to those around us or those who look upon us. Like flowers we can withstand the storms that come our way. We may lose a petal but we are not uprooted. We are still grounded with our roots going deep where the seed was first planted. Like God choosing us before we were in our mothers womb. 
     Only through Christ can the dead be raised. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and in Him all things consist. Apart from Him we are nothing and can't grow without Him. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
     There is a treasure in each one of us, underground, waiting to rise above it all for all to see. So know you are His treasure!
PART 3 :   THE FIGHT TO KEEP YOUR BOOK FROM BEING MANIFESTED  

In part two of this series we talked about the books or scrolls in heaven and what they contain.  The books or scrolls are important because they contain our written destinies and Kingdom purposes.    Psalm 139:16  says,  Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them,  the days that were formed for me,  when as yet there was none of them.

 Your book is filled with your days, your activities and what you will accomplish in your life and the kingdom impact God has destined for you.

Romans 8:29-30 says,  For whom he foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called, whom He called, these He also justified, and whom He justified, these he also glorified.

Before time began, decisions were made in heaven that foretold about you and your destiny. There is a predestined plan for your life and you have a choice to fulfill it or disregard it and go the other way.  We are called to discover what is written in our books and there you get a glimpse of what you were made for.

Psalm 40:6-8  says , In the scroll of the book is written of me, and Your law is within my heart. This is a big question some of us have,  what is the predestined plan of God for my life ?  Psalm 40:6-8  tells us that there is a connection between what is written in your book, and what is written in your heart.  Ask yourself, what are my interests, my passions, my dreams ?  What makes my heart come alive ?   When you discover the passion of your heart, you will begin to discover what is written in your book.

 Next part of that scripture says we are justified.  The word justified has legal implications.  Justified is the stage where we have gone into the courts of heaven and every accusation the devil is using against us is silenced.  Accusations are what the enemy uses to keep us from what is written in our books. Have you ever sensed you were created for something bigger than the life you have now ?  Have you met resistance stepping into that destiny you know is before you ?  What is resisting you are the accusations of the accuser against you in the heavenly courts. Satan knows if you get to live out what is written in your book, you will do massive damage to the kingdom of darkness.

In Hebrews 10:5-7
5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, He said,“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desire  but a body have you prepared for me;6  in burnt offerings and sin offerings  you have taken no pleasure . 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,  as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

This shows us that Jesus had a book in Heaven that He came into the earth to fulfill.  Whether it is on a national level or a personal level. Satan does not want what is in the books of Heaven to become a reality.  This is why there was such extreme attempts by satanic powers to keep Jesus from being born on the earth.  First the devil tried to exterminate the Jewish race several times. Then he had Herod send out a decree to kill all the babies within Jesus' age.  Why was he trying to destroy Him ?  He was trying to keep the Word from being made flesh,(  John 1 :14 )  Jesus was born and spent the next thirty three years living out what was written of Him in the scrolls in heaven.  He lived a life with no sin and revealed to us just how the Kingdom could be manifested here on the earth through us.

The last part of Psalm 40:6-8  says  we are glorified.  This is where everything you have gone through is working together to propel you into your future. It is speaking about you stepping into all that is written in the books of Heaven about you.  Jesus clearly demonstrated for us a life glorified,  releasing the realities of the Kingdom of Heaven into the earth everywhere He went.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19  18 Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

The cross of Jesus was a legal transaction that bought back and reconciled everything back to us that was lost.  We must apprehend for ourselves what Jesus legally provided for us.

Colossians 2:13-15    13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities[b] and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

John 10:10 says,  The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come to give you a life in all it's fullness,  or another translation says,  life more abundantly.

 I don't know about you but I want to live in all the fullness Jesus paid to give me. Join me in part 4 as we learn how to contend for our books and all the fullness Jesus paid for.

  PART FOUR:  CONTENDING FOR YOUR BOOK